I’m glad that E3 2013 is over. Now I can get some rest… yeah right. Anyway, here are the last of my hands on impressions. Enjoy.
Sonic Lost World – Sonic Galaxy! That’s the first thing I said to myself while playing Sonic Lost World. The first level from the demo played like a Mario Galaxy B-side. But once I got over the shamelessness of it all, I was treated to one of the best 3D Sonic games I’ve ever played. It maintains the frantic nature of the Genesis classics while bringing Sonic into the modern era and giving him some room to breathe.
Killer Is Dead – Style over substance. This phrase has been used to describe almost every Suda 51 game. I loved Lollipop Chainsaw, but I’ll admit that it isn’t for everyone. Killer Is Dead is another one of these games. The gameplay is just okay, but it has style for days.
Fans of No More Heroes will enjoy this because it feels like a tweaked version of those games.
Tales of Xillia – It’s a Tales game, period. Seriously, if you love Tales you’ll enjoy this. As far as I can tell it plays just like every other game in the series.
Time and Eternity – The 2D art looks wonderful, but the gameplay feels slightly off. I couldn’t pinpoint what was wrong, but it never really clicked. This is a shame because this looks like nothing else on the market. The gameplay just doesn’t match the unique presentation.
Hopefully my mind will change when I get my hands on the full game later this year.
Shin Megami Tensei IV – Atlus basically had the full version of Shin Megami Tensei IV up and running at their booth. I was immediately engrossed, and I had to pause the game and walk away. It’s one of those games where 15 minutes doesn’t do it any justice. Hell, the same could be said at the hour mark.
This is something you want to sit down and play for hours and hours. The gameplay is simple and turned-based, but like most Shin Megami Tensei games it’s more about the characters, world, and dialogue.
Saints Row 4 – This is Saints Row: The Third with super powers. Now you can jump a over buildings and run as fast as a car. This almost breaks the game because now there’s no reason to steal a car. When was the last time you saw Superman (not Clark Kent) driving?
I had fun playing the demo, but it shouldn’t be a number sequel. This is a glorified expansion pack.
Thanks for checking out my E3 2013 coverage — I’ll see you next year! Hopefully…