E3 2012

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  • Predictable, I know, but really now -- who wasn't impressed by this? Indubitably the biggest surprise of the show. Very excited to see how this develops. Just wish it weren't being shown behind closed doors.

  • What can I say: I love the Sly series. Fun stuff. Only got to play the Vita version (seems to have made the transition well), but the game's shaping up well. Sanzaru's proven the series is in capable hands. Can't wait to get my hands on the full game.

  • Bit of a shame this is coming to Wii U exclusively (these games need to be played by as many people as possible), but hey -- can't say no to more Rayman, no matter the platform. Just hope the game doesn't force cooperative play. All the demos so far seems to suggest otherwise.

  • I'm a sucker for games that incorporate music in interesting ways, so of course I'm excited for Sound Shapes. Pretty basic platformer, but the musical element makes it stand out.

  • Naughty Dog's been working exclusively on Uncharted this generation, so it's nice to finally see them branch out. The Last of Us looks like an appropriately grim game, and the focus on making each encounter, no matter how small, feel extremely dangerous, sounds great. Very much looking forward to it.

  • It's Paper Mario, so it's guaranteed to be great.

  • Confession: I've never played any of the Assassin's Creed games before. Starting to regret it, too, as the third installment is looking good. Need to see about trying one of them out before this lands.

  • Level-5 making a role-playing game in conjunction with Studio Ghibli? Sign me up!

  • In all honesty, I didn't expect to like PlayStation All-Stars much. I figured it'd be a second-rate Smash Bros clone that, while solid, just wouldn't capture the magic of its inspiration. I'm not sure it'll defeat my previous expectation, but damn if I didn't have fun with it.

  • Still would like to see more ways the controller could be used, but for the most part, I'm in. Seems cool.