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E3’09: Wrap Up

Another Electronic Entertainment Expo has come and gone. This year, the show made an attempt to retain its former glory, and from what I’ve read, it sounds like it has been successful. Certainly, from a reader’s view, there was plenty to read and fantasize about playing. Here are links to some of my favorites that I haven’t touched on yet, if you’re interested.

There was that crazy opening cinematic for The Beatles: Rock Band, which is like the best thing I’ve ever seen. Seriously, watch that shit multiple times.

Speaking of great trailers, Bioware really nailed it this year. Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect 2 and Star Wars: The Old Republic all looked spectacular.

The biggest surprise of the show was Project Natal, of course, but one thing I did not see coming was Scribblenauts, the game with the insanely large lexicon. Looks hella fun.

We pretty much had already seen the trailer, but The Last Guardian sure does look spectacular. It’s like they’re combining what rocked about Ico and Shadow of the Colossus into one epic.

Ubisoft showed off the new Splinter Cell: Conviction, and I was surprisingly about it. Like, I’m trying to play it, about it. It’s got a great visual style and looks pretty fun to play.

Speaking of Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed II looks just about right.

So does Uncharted 2: Among Theives.

That’s everything that immediately leaps to mind, but E3 was pretty solid this year and we’ve all got a lot of great games to look forward to in the coming months.