Well, I guess you caught me there. The funny thing is I just got my new mouse today so my aiming is way off. That muscle memory I have built up with the old mouse is hard to unlearn, and the new mouse is heavier and has a higher DPI.
Is the new Frostbite 3 engine a big enough upgrade over Frostbite 2? I would say so. Certainly a much larger upgrade then the Call of Duty games get. Infinity Ward really needs to step up their tech.
The Sony press conference was impressive more in the sense they announced a $400 console and that they didn’t have any extra DRM garbage on their games. As far as games go, they seemed to have a lot less in the exclusives department as the Xbox One. This is a bit disappointing, because right now the only console I could see myself picking up at some point down the line is the PS4. They also announced they are going to start charging for online multiplayer, which is a bit disappointing to a lot of people. Personally, I have no intention of playing competitive online games on a console, so that doesn’t really matter to me.
Also, of the three games they demoed live: one of them froze a lot before crashing (Assassins Creed), one of them kept hitching (Watch Dogs), and one looked like a last generation game (Destiny).
Anyway, here are the games they showed that I thought were interesting:
Killzone: Shadow Fall
The only exclusive they showed that I sort of care about. I played Killzone 2 and 3, and enjoyed them for what they are: bland shooters as far as mechanics go, but with visually impressive graphics. This one seems to be more of the same. Hopefully they can get a decent cover system in this time. Exclusive to Playstation 4.
The Division is an online, open-world RPG being developed by Ubisoft Massive (formerly Massive Entertainment) for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 4 (and presumably PC). The setting is New York, in a world three weeks deep into a global pandemic which began on Black Friday. Players take on the role of “The Division,” a group of “self-supported tactical agents.”