Good afternoon Midlife Gamers! I am writing to you from the Eurogamer Expo here in Earls Court, London. It has been a fantastic experience being here and getting hands-on with so many titles, not only for imminent release, but plenty of Q1/Q2 2012 releases as well.
I have been playing many of the games myself, as well as catching up with several members of the Midlife Gamer team to get their initial reactions to some of the games on show here this weekend. This is coming to you LIVE from Eurogamer, so hands-on impressions don’t get much better than this!
Baron von Pleb says: “I gotta say i had very high expectations for Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, and these were met sublimely by the game itself. Well worth the queuing to play that one. Also Rage, which has had a bit of a strangled development process, was finally playable. It was brutal and gory, but played well, this was another title that really impressed.”
Greg Giddens says: “Battlefield 3 stood out as the highlight of Eurogamer 2011. The multiplayer demo I played on the PS3 had such tight controls, but the PC version proved why the PC gaming industry is still to be taken seriously as opposition to the HD home consoles. And of course Assassins Creed: Revelations looks set to be incredible, and hopefully a fitting end to Ezio’s story arc within the series.”
Xeroxeroxero says: “Joe Danger showed nothing super special in terms of newness, but they’ve worked on and improved an already brilliant formula, utterly superb! Rayman Origins was really surprising and Saints Row: The Third lived up to everyone’s expectations, and then some!