Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sony Conference 2012: Same Old Sony

Why look it's Hideo Kojima of Metal Gear Solid, would he be showcasing a new game? Heck no, he was there get some free eats and mingle. Sony rented the Memorial Stadium to showcase it's new line-up. A new God of War Ascension, The Last of Us and Beyond Two Souls got the most applause with a brand new PS Vita version of Assassin's Creed, Liberation starring a girl? What, girls can be assassins too? They also showed off a great on the sea battle for the next Assassin's Creed game. Did not expect anything as fast paced with pirate ship combat. Who'd expect to it from an Assassin's Creed game?

 So Beyond Two Souls looked horrible to me, but everyone else seemed excited. You follow a girl through her life as she's plagued with bizarre powers. It reminded me of old movies I would watch on USA .... oh, Firestarter. Check out the films of Firestarter series, it's about pyro-telekentic fire starters used by the government and trying to escape the government, it might have a short series on TV too. Basically, it was like watching that, but they kept going on about death. Ellen Paige will be the voice actress of the main character who seems to have telekinetic powers of some sort.

 Super Smash Bros Brawl PlayStation All-Star Battle Royal, it's called  All-Star Big Mac in the United States. So anyways, Sony says to me, "Eh, we got a new fighter" and I'm like ," Okay". Looks fine. Nothing that has me drooling, the guy who talked throughout the whole match was so boring, it's the same guy from this video . With all the time, money and consideration going into the event why let that guy talk? Still should be a fun game to beat up your friends on PS3, long past due on the system.
 Assassin's Creed 3 and this ps vita version just look stunning. Never been a fan of the series, but I want to give this one a try.
 God of War brings back game play and violence like only it can, as Kratos takes on enemies bigger and badder than you with no regret. Best part, stabbing an elephant man in the head and seeing he's brains. A must buy or rent.
The Last of Us got thunderous applause, I don't get why.Your in a dystopian future with a smart AI young girl side-kick killing random gangs or just trying to survive. Ultra-violent, but with great animations and take downs. Your not that powerful, your just a one man trying to survive with a kid in a very bad time.

 Wonderbook, I loved the idea of Wonderbook. Wonderbook is a new augmented reality book that Nintendo should have come up with. It seems like a Nintendo idea, but it's Sony. You open the Wonderbook the Sony camera sees it and adjusts it to fit the book/game. You don't buy multiple books, it gets altered per title. So the photos they showed had multiple books where you could learn about science and history in a interactive way. I really enjoy that concept. Then you have silly stuff like J.K. Rowling's Spell Book, where you can learn spells and history of where they came from. At least you'll have to learn to read to use it, honestly if children read it's a win to me. I can't wait to see what else it will offer.