Ubisoft Press Conference '10 thoughts

came in late, and it started with a Blox style symphony. impressive.
 
then came assassin's creed bloodlines. the cinematic was rather ridiculous, but shows scope to the massive antihero antics of the main character. the gameplay was shown, which was solid as usual and the demo seemed set on a cliffhanger. although i dont know if it just me, but the latence started dropping at thar point >_<, but I did get this, you can play as a Templar a well as an assassin.
 
 then came the skateboarding. Shawn White Skateboarding. that's right, SHAWN WHITE.aannd it seems he's gonna liberate the gray city with color and life. also, you can  grind in air, going with the explore, DIY theme a lot of devs are going with this year. seems promising, just hope there's plenty missions. and its in 3D!
 
then there was battletag. it looks like a throwback to Lazer Tag days with my cousins, but it is basically a FPS you play outside. seems a bit complicated, tho.
 
then there was innergy, which is a Kinect game, which seems more of a novel exercise game than a true one, but ya...
 
Motionsports was announced for Kinect, but looks like a HD version of Wii Sports.
 
aannndd... it wouldnt be ubisoft without those that scream DDDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!. Rabbids are going back in time.
 
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier came on, looking its impressive self. using realistic future weapons, the demo shows a new level of stealth and  CQC not seen before, and looks like a solid title for the future. now with destroyable cover and borrowing GOW's chest high walls! and in Co-op and 3D!
 
Driver:San Francisco  looks like a high paced action drving thriller based on the original movie, with a big gripe between Jherico and Tanner put in full force, in Tanner's mind deep in a coma, giving him a shift ability, alowing him to change cars at will. looks sweet.
 
Project Dust, which looks like an elemental RPG was announced, which looks like it has potential.
 
AAAANNNDD R-R-RAYMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Mainia planet was announced, which seems to be a central Ubisoft server for FPS, Racing and RPGs.
 
and it ended with "Beat it" blaring and a Michael Jackson game announced. do the Moonwalk!

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Posted by Halberdierv2

came in late, and it started with a Blox style symphony. impressive.
 
then came assassin's creed bloodlines. the cinematic was rather ridiculous, but shows scope to the massive antihero antics of the main character. the gameplay was shown, which was solid as usual and the demo seemed set on a cliffhanger. although i dont know if it just me, but the latence started dropping at thar point >_<, but I did get this, you can play as a Templar a well as an assassin.
 
 then came the skateboarding. Shawn White Skateboarding. that's right, SHAWN WHITE.aannd it seems he's gonna liberate the gray city with color and life. also, you can  grind in air, going with the explore, DIY theme a lot of devs are going with this year. seems promising, just hope there's plenty missions. and its in 3D!
 
then there was battletag. it looks like a throwback to Lazer Tag days with my cousins, but it is basically a FPS you play outside. seems a bit complicated, tho.
 
then there was innergy, which is a Kinect game, which seems more of a novel exercise game than a true one, but ya...
 
Motionsports was announced for Kinect, but looks like a HD version of Wii Sports.
 
aannndd... it wouldnt be ubisoft without those that scream DDDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!. Rabbids are going back in time.
 
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier came on, looking its impressive self. using realistic future weapons, the demo shows a new level of stealth and  CQC not seen before, and looks like a solid title for the future. now with destroyable cover and borrowing GOW's chest high walls! and in Co-op and 3D!
 
Driver:San Francisco  looks like a high paced action drving thriller based on the original movie, with a big gripe between Jherico and Tanner put in full force, in Tanner's mind deep in a coma, giving him a shift ability, alowing him to change cars at will. looks sweet.
 
Project Dust, which looks like an elemental RPG was announced, which looks like it has potential.
 
AAAANNNDD R-R-RAYMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Mainia planet was announced, which seems to be a central Ubisoft server for FPS, Racing and RPGs.
 
and it ended with "Beat it" blaring and a Michael Jackson game announced. do the Moonwalk!

Posted by Kazu666

That was the trippiest hour of my life.....i dont even know what just happened...there was lights....then a guy with big hair...then people where breathing on white blocks after laser tag? Rounded off by people dancing to Michael Jackson.....wtf has happened to e3.

Posted by ShiftyMagician

For me, Child of Eden, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, and Rayman Origins made my day for E3 day one.  The other press conferences had their own highlights, but those three games...wow.  I really hope they turn out good.

Posted by Seppli

Ubisoft always strikes me as a tad bit pretentious. 
 
The upcoming iterations of Assassin's Creed and Ghost Recon look good. Shaun White Skateboarding might actually be kinda fun in a Jet Set Radio kinda way. Rayman 2D looks cool, like all the upcoming handdrawn 2D games. 2D games are back in grace and they are the shit. Don't know about that lazer tag game. Doesn't really strike me as a videogame. Guess Ubisoft expands into the realm of toys. Didn't care much for the rest.  
 
Yves Guillemont looks like a tiny 60 year old lesbian and talks like one too. . 

Edited by eclipsesis

To be honest I'm absolutely gutted about the new assassins creed, i think the story of Ezio should have ended in the second one and not carry over into a third, mind you isn't even titled third. I believed that the next AC place you in the shoes of Desmond to finally finish off the templars which kept him prisoner and continue the minerva arc, what more can they gain from still using Ezio?

Edit: i wonder if the creative director of AC 2 never divulged his intension's for the franchise before he left Ubisoft.