EB Games Expo 2014 Wrap-Up

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If you think reading is for chumps check out the video wrap-up here http://youtu.be/Cdojr4nEToQ

Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes

Spider-Man’s swinging seemed spotty. The free roaming and parkour is fun and the portal of power works well.

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

There is a lot of character variety. However, I do not want to keep switching characters. Also everyone use Superman because he does everything. In addition, control scheme seemed a bit cluttered.

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

A fun platformer if a bit generic the enemy AI is really dumb and they get caught on geometry. The game doesn’t take use of Sonic’s unique abilities that sets him apart from the rest, which is running really fast.

Gauntlet

A fun dungeon crawler, which is a blast with 3 other people but in might not be in very good in single player.

FIFA 15 on Vita

Virtually the same as the first Vita FIFA game on Vita but with updated rosters.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Amazing visuals thanks to stunning lens flares, great cloth physics and creative character design. Instant brutal combat inspired by (ripped from) the Batman: Arkham series with a few tweaks and welcome additions.

Helldivers

A twin stick shooter with smart, tactile, involving combat that feels very tactile. Unnecessary capes are also a welcome addition.

Hyrule Warriors

It’s amazing how many enemies you can fit on a screen and yet have them all feel like they don’t have any weight or challenge to them, even the bosses.

Super Smash Bros. on 3DS

I don’t really get this series. In terms of gameplay I don’t see the difference between the time I played this and Super Smash Bros. Brawl at a friend’s house. So please, write to me in all caps below so it gets through my thick skull why everyone is excited for this game.

Skylanders Trap Team

Even though this game started the toys to life craze which kids seem to eat up these days, but I don’t get it. So even if you’re a fan of the series don’t buy this game it’s a boring slog and if you can’t put out 5 minutes of gameplay to trick people into buying the game you don’t have a very good game. Buy Marvel Disney Infinity instead.

FIFA 15 on Xbox One

Again this the kind of the game you know if you want to buy or not. The gameplay is smoother with better physics and it is a slightly better game all round.

Super T.I.M.E. Force

This is a game that is already out so I will waste your time with it. I’m pretty sure that it has been getting positive reviews but I don’t see it. I reckon I might pick it up and give it more of a chance and maybe I’ll enjoy it more if I play through it.

Rabbids Invasion

This is something that isn’t for me. If you’re a parent your kid might trick you into playing this with them. It’s mildly amusing at best but the Kinect kept resetting because fat people were walking behind and the Kinect panicked and reset my score.

Best Game of the Expo: Helldivers

Runner-up: Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor

Worst Game of the Expo: Skylanders Trap Team

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