Thursday, 12 June 2014

Best Of E3: Ubisoft Edition!

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As always, Ubisoft's press conferences have been spectacular, with surprise announcements and a lot more gameplay, plus they're hosted by Aisha Tyler, a funny woman if ever I saw one. On with the games!

Just Dance Now
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OK, I know this is a weird one to start with, but here me out. While Just Dance 2015 doesn't look particularly good, the Just Dance Now app does. It's free, and all you have to do is to connect to a special Just Dance website, and make sure you have a connection, whether it's 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi or dial-up (Though I wouldn't recommend the last one). Then, you can take part in huge dances, using your phone's acceleromator to track your moves. This means that there can be an infinite amount of people dancing together, so imagine a huge stadium rave, or a huge, citywide dance. Crazy.

The Crew
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The thing that amazes me about The Crew is that you can drive through the whole of the United States without a single loading time. As the trailer demonstrated, you could drive through a city into a huge Nevada canyon without any waiting times whatsoever. Being able to create your own Clubs and participate in Club Battles, huge multi-event competitions where Clubs race against each other, will be amazing, and the amount of challenges to do will keep The Crew from going stale for a long time.

Assassin's Creed Unity
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Personally, I didn't think that Assassin's Creed Unity was going to be any good. What else could the series have done? Well, they proved me wrong, and now Unity is one of my most anticipated games. For starters, they gave the game a cover system, which means that there are a lot more stealthy options to choose, but the big one is 4 Player Co Op. It's the perfect thing for Assassin's Creed, and if different Assassin's have different abilities, then that makes it even better. Plus, there seems to be a new murder investigation side mission type, so it will be interesting to see if there is yet another use for Eagle Vision. Viva la revolucion.

Valiant Hearts: The Great War
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Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a fitting "celebration" for the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1, not focusing on the killing, but instead focusing on the soldier's stories. Using the same UbiArt Engine as Child Of Light, Valiant Hearts is a beautiful, hand-painted game, and I'm sure it will have a great story too, considering that Child Of Light has some of the best dialogue in a game. Following the stories of 4 friends and a dog, Valiant Hearts looks to be a great, story-driven game. Plus, there's a dog in it, so I'll be bound to cry at some point.

Rainbow Six: Siege
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Finally, a new Rainbow Six game! After many years of waiting, Rainbow Six: Siege was sprung upon right at the end of the show, even making host Aisha Tyler (Of Archer fame) cry! Siege seems to be another team-oriented game, and we only got a glimpse of the co-op multiplayer. Hopefully, it will have the great campaign that all Rainbow Six games have!

Stay tuned tomorrow for the best of Sony's conference!

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