Probably one of the best reveals that came out of Microsoft's press conference was the Tomb Raider gameplay demo. While Crystal Dynamics already showed the game in last year's E3, this year gives you a clear picture of actual combat. It was an amazing presentation and I can't wait to get my hands on this game.
Just like Bioshock: Infinite and Metro: First Light, 2k Games Only showed a new trailer for their take on XCOM with their gameplay demo only shown for the people at E3. Now they finally released the demo with commentary. I've said this before and I'll say it again, "why is XCOM an FPS!?".
I mean, I love XCOM. It was an amazing game back then. Why can't they just improve the old concept instead? XCOM was originally a strategy game with turn-based actions, and it's pretty deep for a game made in 1994. Commanding your two agents and the weapon research is the only thing in this game that is true to the old XCOM games. Newcomers to XCOM might have a kick out of this, but gamers that knew the old XCOM games won't like the direction that 2k Games took for their take on XCOM.
Here's an idea of the original game. I remember me being pretty cautious since an alien can be in any corner to ambush your men. It's all about strategy.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is tapping the gaming community yet again by showing us an exclusive demo of Battlefield 3 running on the PS3. This is the first time they showed Battlefield 3 running on a console and the difference is very minimal. The gameplay shown is nothing new, it's actually the start of the fault line trailer shown back when it was officially announced.
PC faultline gameplay trailer
I looked back at the PC version to do some comparisons, and The difference is very small. Shadows in the PC version seems to be more realistic while the PS3 version looked too sharp. The building where the first RPG was fired was also changed in the PS3 version. The changes might be from a new build of the game, we don't know. But from what I'm seeing, the game will look amazing in each platform.
Jimmy Fallon bringing games to his show are awesome and all, but it's obvious he doesn't know a thing or two on how to play. I still remember that silly performance from Fallon when they revealed Uncharted 3's gameplay in his show. He even said he loved the second but from how he played, he obviously never touched Uncharted 2 or even 1 i bet. If he was an actual gamer it would have been cool but hey, at least the games are getting some air time.
Battlefield will be out on October 25, 2011 on PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.