eGamer’s Best Of E3 2012: The Biggest Surprise
This is an exciting topic, as this year’s E3 had quite a lot of gaming to show off, with a few gems that we completely didn’t see coming. While this award doesn’t particularly have to be regarding a game, I’m sure most who watched E3 had games in mind when thinking about what surprised them the most.
We certainly did! So take a look what we had to say below.
Dean thought of Watchdogs for the right reasons, and EA’s conference for the wrong ones:
It’s suspected that Watch Dogs should win here, right? Well — what about the boat gameplay in Assassin’s Creed III or that Electronic Arts opted for a sequel-only keynote.
Azhar experienced quite a number of surprises:
Watchdogs probably surprised the most, as it was completely unexpected and looked pretty damn awesome. I was also really surprised by Beyond: Two Souls and how damn interested I was while watching the demonstration. I was jelly when it ended, because I so badly wanted to see more. I was also very surprised by Star Wars 1313′s graphics, as I didn’t expect much from it in terms of it being a big budget production. Finally, I found the dynamic gameplay of The Last Of Us quite surprising, especially with regards to how intense it felt.
Alessandro was quite straight-forward:
Do I need to say it again? Watch Dogs, and by a large margin. Hope you’re getting the picture by now.
Caveshen went over to the Sony side, for a good reason:
Beyond: Two Souls showed us that Quantic Dream are capable of making something that differs from the dramatised style of writing that Heavy Rain and Fahrenheit displayed previously, instantly grabbing my attention and having me desperate to see more.
Abdul-Gaffoor also had Watchdogs on his mind:
Watch Dogs. By a country mile. It came out of nowhere and not only has it secretly been in development for 2 years, but it looks beyond amazing with genuinely innovative and fresh gameplay ideas. It’s also coming from Ubisoft no less.
So did Adam:
Watch Dogs, for me, was the biggest surprise of the show. Like much of the staff, I felt that it came out of nowhere and impressed me immensely. Most of us, after watching the footage felt that the game is shaping up to be a possible GOTY for next year. I think it might take the open world genre to the next level. We’ll just have to see what happens.
While Watchdogs was probably the biggest surprise of the event, I feel there were a number of others that deserve special mention. Overall, the games were great, and that’s the most important thing.
What was your biggest surprise?