Wednesday, July 11, 2007

E307 - My impressions

Well, I am currently watching the Sony keynote online. Sony looks to have allot in store for the Sony line up. Starting with the PSP, there will be 3 more new versions, a silver, black and a Starwars version.

The PSN network looks to have gotten some upgrades also. You can download games or buy the games on Blue Ray. You can also now start a game within PSHome and this was see in the keynote by playing Motorstorm.

NCSoft will be developing games for Sony and the PS3 that will work directly with the PSNetwork. Ubsoft, will be delivering Haze to the PS3 exclusively. This game is a 1st person shooter, that looks very promising The trailer, cuts in and out of game play and real video. Very fluid.

Epic and Sony are releasing Unreal Tournament 3 to the PS3 and you can even use PC created mods. The game looks visually very stunning, and has a release date of November 07.

Some other games coming to PS3 that are not exclusives: Call of duty 4: Modern Warfare, Assassins Creed, Kane & Lynch: Deadmen, Resident Evil 5, Burnout Paradise, Madden NFL 08, Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix, The Simpson's game, Guitar hero III: Legends of Rock, Medal of Honor: Airborne, Rock Band.

The next 3rd party exclusive is MGS4 (Metal Gear Solid 4). Looks like it is still only going to be on PS3. The game is celebrating its 20th anniversary this July. This is the last of the Metal Gear Solid line, and the end of Snake. From looking at the trailer, this looks like a top notch game. The fight scene at the end of the trailer was truly amazing. The whole trailer was shown in real time. As of E3, we only see the trailer, nothing playable, but next week in Tokyo there will be a playable version. This is truly going to be a good game and might even turn the PS3 problems around.

Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction is the next game that is shown. Does not look bad, very vibrant colors. Folklore is the next game.

Heavenly Sword was the next game shown . It is an Action/Adventure game about a sword that a human gets that was meant for a god, so the sword is draining the characters. The video is very high resolution and looks promising.

Next game is NBA 08, touting as the first game as full 1080p, with full online capability.

LittleBigPlanet shows as the next game, where you create your characters and run though a very interactive environment. This title will utilize the PSNetwork, where you can share your characters.

The final game is Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Very detailed game, with over 3000 animations on the main character.

A few other games that was mentioned was Infamous, and GT5 (very visually stunning.)

And the final game that was shown was Killzone 2. The trailer that was shown is the same one that has been floating around the net for the past few days. Everything that all the other news sites have been saying about this game is correct. If this game lives up to what we see here, this looks to turn out to be a really good game.

Overall Sony seems to have done a good job at E3, I believe that this is what Sony needed to get jump started, along with the PS3 price cut, to push there console further in peoples homes.

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