With E3 a week in the past, four Console Monster staff have sit down and tell you all about the three games they’re most looking forward to from this year’s E3:

Chris Brandrick: (News Writer)

Super Mario Galaxy:

The levels shown at E3 revealed the variety this game will offer and the similarities it draws from the series deep past. It seems like return to form for everyone’s favourite plumber which I’m highly anticipating.

Little Big Planet:

Giving the power to the user is a big thing and this PS3 title does so in a huge way, so I can’t wait to get to grips with the creation tools on offer. Visually pleasing and has a great unique style, Little Big Planet is shaping up to be something great.

The Simpsons Game:

Finally–a Simpsons Game which doesn’t take itself too seriously. Full of tongue-in-cheek references to the shows past, and plenty of jokes thrown at the videogame industry, this is shaping up to be the Simpsons game which truly reflects the show and the style of humour it holds. Looking great.

Art Green: (PS3 Editor)

Super Mario Galaxy:

While I’m not the biggest fan of the Nintendo Wii console, no one can doubt the pure fun of the Mario franchise. Going from planet to planet, platforming in a way that only Mario can definitely has me excited to have a reason to turn on my dusty Wii system.

Halo 3:

Halo 3 seems to get lost in the E3 shuffle this year due to the lackluster trailer being shown at the Microsoft press conference, but Halo 3 is the pinnacle of console first-person-shooters. Killing the Covenant, the flood and finally finishing the fight is something that every Xbox 360 owner has to be looking forward to.

Heavenly Sword:

The game seems to be somewhat derivative of the God of War style of gameplay, (some people call it ‘Goddess of War’) but who cares? The combat looks fluid, stylish, and the graphics are nothing short of amazing. I think what attracts me to this PS3 exclusive is that developer Ninja Theory have put a great deal of time in crafting compelling digital acting. They have captured all of the facial movements of real actors that they’ve put into the game. The result is simply stunning. While there are still some questions that have to be answered for me to be completely sold on the game, (namely, if the gameplay is up to snuff) but it is definitely a game that I’m giddy to play. (Come on Sony! We want the demo!)

Chris Taylor: (Staff Writer)

Assassin’s Creed:

This game got lost in the sea of games last year and I was a bit annoyed it wasn’t given a longer spot. However, the demo that was played during E3 blew my mind! It looked amazing, a lot better than the demo shown at X06. It has really whet my appetite for the actual game.

Call of Duty 4:

The demo shown during E3 was a bit bland, but it did show off the cover system as well as camoflauge and a small bit of combat. The graphics look amazing so far. As well as the demo, there was an announcement of an open Beta which I cannot wait for.

Halo 3:

The new Halo 3 trailer shown at E3 had gameplay. A first look at the single player game. And it looks amazing. The video before hand was a bit pointless in my opinion, but the trailer was what excited me. Warnings of apocalypse. Check. Master Chief with a big gun. Check. Explosions. Triple Check!

Anthony Barker: (Boss)

Little Big Planet:

This will be a game that will definitely help sell the PS3 console this Christmas, luckily I already have one! So therefore, Little Big Planet is on my hot list. I cannot wait to take this title for a spin at the end of the year. This year’s E3 showed more of the creation side of the game where you can either go it alone or build a level with your online pals. LBP will become just how Forza 2 is in terms of a personalised community and LBP has the potential to take it that one step further, bring it on!

Call of Duty 4:

Infinity Ward is back and this time in a modern suit with COD4. From fantastic visuals to realistic moving player models this title is shaping up to give modern day titles such as Battlefield and GRAW a run for their money. Who would have noticed that guy in the grass in the demo walk-through first time? Even rewinding the video you gape in awe at this simple yet effective achievement. Finally, no sticking out like a sore thumb player models! This is something that will aid gameplay in this type of genre that’s for sure, let’s hope you can fool NPCs in this way too.

Assassin’s Creed:

Jade Raymond returns once again to tease us with more walk-throughs of Assassin’s Creed. We saw a busy high street chase, the “Leap of Faith” move and the promise of being able to scale any building in the city. All three of these looked great give or take a few collision issues , the combat looks like it could do with some work as well, but there’s still time to improve both of these areas, So hopefully all this gets looked at before we can get our hands on the game at the end of the year.

So that’s a little insight into the mad minds of the Monsters, what game or games did you enjoy the most from this years E3, why not let us know your views by leaving us a comment below.

Originally Written By: Art Green


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