EA Holiday Demos
Yesterday I met with EA and saw some game demos. The most interesting were:
Black is a first person shooter that sets out with the goal of creating a hyper-realistic weapons experience. It's like stepping into some over the top special forces movie. You are pretty much firing incessantly, lobbing grenades and taking cover. There are any number of ways to accomplish something. For example, if you need to get by some enemies who are behind a care you can sneak around the car and shoot them, blow up the car and them with a grenade, or shoot out the tires and then take head shots at the enemies when the car sinks. I played almost a third of a level and it was a blast, literally. It's an all out firefight. It'll be out late February 2006.
Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth 2 is a PC only real time strategy game. It's pretty cool because it uses the Middle Earth world as a background. You build your castles, recruit your heroes, fight your enemies, and control Middle Earth. It looks beautiful with a lot of detail on the buildings and troops.
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