On the 28-29th I visted the EuroGamer Expo in London. Not being much of a gamer, I wasn't sure that the expo would appeal to me. However the family went together and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
I must admit that I was not really all that interested in 90% of the games at the expo. They had the big name games you would expect: Call of Duty Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Fifa 14, some Killzone games - the FPS and football games that I truly do not enjoy. There were a few that did appeal to me somewhat. Those where: Assasin's Creed Black Flag, #DRIVECLUB, GT6 and finally Pacman!
I played on the PS4 first
The first game I played at the expo was #DRIVECLUB on a PS4. The graphics looked amazing and the new dual shock 4 controller was comfortable to use but I am not really sure it felt any different from the PS3 controllers! The console was hidden away in a cabinet so I did not get to look at it, but the game play looked good.
Back to the older consoles
GT6 was avaliable to play on a PS3 with a steering wheel and pedals. The wheel gave the game a very realistic feel and driving a ferrari around Silverstone race track was a lot of fun, my best time was still 1:22 though!
I played Pacman (or Pacwoman?) on a... well Pacman cabinet against both my mother and little brother and programmed BBC basic on an acorn PC in the retro arcade.
Best at(?) show
The one game I believe I would have truly enjoyed playing was not at the expo! However there was a developer session about it on the 28th.
Watch_Dogs - a game about hacking set in a hyper connected future city. Drawing elements form GTA and driving games the developers have attempted to create a universe that feels realistic with a great amount of depth of feel and detail. Connecting the smallest of details can make a big impact. For example the wind from a car racing by being connected to the movement of the trees hopefully will make the game a truly immersive experience.
I am looking forward to this game being released and have already pre-ordered the Ded-Sec edition.
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