This new racing IP from Disney and Black Rock was, without a doubt, the most exciting game at the show. On display was the same level that was shown at E3 earlier this year, but going hands-on for the first time was far more exhilarating than any of us ever expected.
You race on cars and tracks very reminiscent of the PS2 burnout games, blazing past you at incredible speed and with stunning visual detail. Even the HUD design is ingenious, with everything displayed just underneath your car, taking up very little on-screen space, so you can see much more of the environment.
It is the sort of game that needs to be seen to be believed. And that is why it was Hooked Gamers’ Game of The Show at the 2009 Eurogamer Expo in London.
Dark Void (360)
Like Gears of War, but with a jetpack involved. It didn’t look like there was much more on offer from the demo.
Lost Planet 2 (PS3)
Just as good looking as the first, but now takes place in a jungle. If you liked the first game, but hated the setting, then this one might be worth a look.
Need for Speed: Nitro (Wii)
A great arcade racing game. Think Ridge Racer, but with graffiti and hip-hop.
Red Steel 2 (Wii)
The second in Ubi Soft’s FPS and swordplay title. Now using Wii Motion Plus and feeling much more refined, though still a little clumsy.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom (Wii)
A crossover fighting game combining popular Anime characters with those from the Capcom universe, showing an insane level of OTT animations and combos. Definitely one for the really hardcore fighting fans!
We will definitely be there again next year!