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Tokyo Game Show 2013: Day Two Report

Posted September 23, 2013 by Ivan "Tech Curse" Mashkov in Features
Microsoft's Booth

The second and final business day of the Tokyo Game Show started off like always – standing in a long line, but things got heated up right away. I was able to get more hands on time with PS4 games and even checked out Titanfall, the star in the Xbox One lineup.

Titanfall was the first game I got hands on with on the second day and it was worth it! The game handles like any top of the line FPS and looks amazing on next generation hardware. However the main attraction is the gameplay. Each weapon has its own feel and sound. Running along walls is fun and easy to pick up. The titans (mechs) feel powerful and are fun to destroy, especially when you aren’t in one. The game is just fun. This game is the FPS to watch and may compel me to buy an Xbox One, when the the game gets released in 2014.

The Playroom is a fun free toy that comes with the PS4 and its a good way to screw around with your PS4. It is something every owner of the PS4 should check out when they have some free time. Its a lot of fun and there is DLC being made for it, so there will be a lot more fun to be had with this toy.

Wolfenstein: The New Order is bad and not because its a bad game. There are four reasons while this game is bad: Call of Duty, Battlefield, Titanfall and Blacklight. This game isn’t as good as any of them. The level design seems old and the characters dull. This game is just boring and from what I’ve seen there isn’t anything that makes it worth the investment in time and money.

Octodad is my favorite game of TGS 2013. The game is not as hard to control as one would expect from the gameplay videos that we’ve seen. The gameplay is hilarious and will keep your attention fixed on it for what seems like hours (only 15 minutes or so in reality). The game is simple, but hard to master and will, likely, challenge player to get through the day without being discovered as an octopus. This game is one that I’ll play a lot, when it hits the PS4 in 2014.

Blacklight: Retribution is a good and solid FPS that every owner of the PS4 should check out, especially since its free. The gameplay is solid and the visuals are impressive. Blacklight is a fun free to play game that will be hitting the PS4 on launch day and will not disappoint those looking for an FPS that’s not the usual CoD or Battlefield. Also, it has bots, enough said.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is the bonus game in the list. I checked out TGS during Day 3, the first public day, and was able to see some gameplay footage presented by Hideo Kojima. Everyone attending was able to see 2 missions, where we can experience the stealth and combat options in the game. Its most certainly a MGS game, with the game being reminiscent of Peace Walker. From what I’ve seen of the game its a good continuation of the MGS series and a game I will play when it comes out.

That’s it! Ladies and Gents TGS 2013 Business Days are over and its time for me to catch a flight to cold and gloomy Moscow from the sunny and high-tech Tokyo. Check out the Gaming Precision podcast, as we will be talking about TGS 2013, assuming that the Japanese Tech Curse doesn’t derail another episode of our podcast!

About the Author

Ivan "Tech Curse" Mashkov

This is the Japanese Tech Curse, who enjoys GTA way too much and need to lose quite a few pounds. I love open world and I love simulators, so laugh all you want. I am RRR112 on the PSN and Ouya and JTC2008 on Steam, so check me out and let's play!

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