E3 2012: Featured Games Cont’d

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Black Ops 2‘s demo takes place in the middle of a war-torn LA as you try to protect the president. Dramatic explosions, loud shouting and gunfire everywhere the demo doesn’t let up. Treyarch giving the series a new futuristic look and advanced weapons since it now takes place in the year 2025.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Black Ops’ competition this year is Medal of Honor: Warfighter. The reboots sequel expands the location of realistic conflicts and battles from the middle east to several locations in the world e.g. Somalia or Philippines. The demo shows gameplay of a team of operatives invading a pirate enclave. As for mulitplayer you get to not just US’s tier 1 operatives but 12 different operatives from around the world each with their own weapons, tactics and special ops.

Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 certainly created a buzz this year by turning up the mature setting with sex and drugs. The original game is a staple of detailed graphics and the rain forest and part 3 is recapturing it and including an insane plot. Last year, we saw the protagonist, Jason Brody, at the mercy of a man named Vaas who tied him to a cinder block and threw the Brody into a waterfall. This time around Brody leads an attack against Vaas.

Sleeping Dogs

True Crime: Hong Kong was given the axe by Activision soon after Square Enix resuscitated the title and renamed it to Sleeping Dogs. Also, it gave United Front more time to polish up a game that would’ve been finished and published last year. This open-world title focuses on Wein Shen who is deep undercover in the Triad network. There is more than martial arts, gunfights and vehicle combat. Wei will explore several locations in Hong Kong for mini-games or side missions.

Hitman: Absolution

Hitman: Absolution is back though we will miss David Bateson’s voice for 47. At E3 we saw agent 47 go after the King of Chinatown and kill him several different ways.  That was the franchises selling point and replay value the myriad of methods of executions to every target reassuring fans that hasn’t changed about 47 except the details. Graphically powerful to it’s predecessors 47 is looking better than ever.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist

In the past Sam Fisher has always fought his enemies in the shadows. Taking out lights and lurking in the dark was his thing but this time around Sam is fighting at the Iraq/Iran border in the broad daylight. His stealth gameplay hasn’t changed and can move forward while doing a mark execution at the same time and call down missile strikes from Fourth Echelon for support. Blacklist is also enabled with the Kinect Voice to attract a guards attention. Same is more lethal than ever but be prepared Splinter Cell fans as you won’t heard Michael Ironside’s voice for Sam Fisher.

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