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Checking Out Ubisoft’s E3 2013 Booth


I didn’t get a chance to play Watch_Dogs, but I still had a good time at Ubisoft’s E3 2013 booth. Here are a few quick impressions.

The Crew – I got a chance to play the Xbox One version of The Crew. Actually, I’ll take that back – I played the PC version with an Xbox One controller. The game crashed into Windows while I was playing.

Graphically I didn’t find it very impressive. The Ubisoft employee said the game wasn’t possible on current generation consoles, but I have a hard time believing that. I played a few co-op missions. The last one had me and my crew chasing down a truck. I kept flying off the track at first, but I got the hang of it eventually and scored the winning blow.

This looks like another solid social racer. It felt like Ubisoft’s version of Drive Club.

The Division – Ubisoft took me behind closed doors and showed me The Division. It was the same demo from their press conference, but it was still mind blowing. The graphics, my god – this game truly looks next-gen. I thought Watch_Dogs looked great, but it has nothing on The Division. Ubisoft said it was using a new engine called Snowdrop.

I’m normally not a huge fan of Tom Clancy games, but this looks like it’s right up my alley.


Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag – Another year, another Assassins Creed game. A developer showed me a pirate battle and  some combat. It looked great, but I can’t get excited for the sixth Assassins Creed game in six years. Sorry.

Second Screen – Every game I played had a tablet app. I don’t get the second screen trend. Why use a tablet to help someone play a console game when you can just pick up a controller? It makes sense on the road, but not when you’re in the same room as your console.

Do you have any questions or comments? Let me know in the replies.

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