It’s been a week since Gamescom 2011 has come to an end but I’m still thankful that I was able to go back there for at least a day. I will spare you the details because they might be long and boring, but I’ve learned from this year’s experience that I won’t go back there on a Saturday. I’ll just say that we wanted to be there around 10 a.m. but ended up being inside the halls around 2 p.m. The many people and the heat made it even harder to get much done in that short time. So we ended up walking around and unfortunately did not play anything.
But as promised, I took a bunch of pictures I want to share with you. The quality is not at its best I have to say, but I guess it’s good enough to see what could be found inside the huge gamescom halls. 😉
Here is the North entrance where we actually entered after waiting for more than an hour. There were already a lot of people waiting there but this was nothing compared to the other entrances, believe me. :rolleyes: But at least I was able to meet some friends there so the wait was still tolerable even if it was annoying since we did already have our tickets.
This was the very first thing we saw when we entered the first hall. I guess Gears of War 3 was also the only really good game presented at the Xbox booth since all the rest of the games were Kinect related. Not that Kinect is bad, I do have one too but I just don’t see the point of trying to make it happen again. Most gamers want something new that they can play with their controller and not where they actually are the controller…
Then there was Nintendo where we didn’t stay either. There were only a bunch of 3DS games presented there, some new Wii games like Kirby’s Return to Dream Land and of course The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Just sad and disappointing that Nintendo didn’t show something about their new console, the Wii U. It was too early, of course, but it would still have been nice to get some details.
I guess the Playstation booth was the most interesting of them all. They had big titles like Uncharted 3 and Resistance 3, but also games playable with the Move controller and of course you could try the PSVita there too. But apparently you couldn’t take any photos of the new portable console which was ridiculous in my eyes. Some guy even told us to delete our pictures from the camera which I haven’t done but still… :damn:
Sega’s booth could be recognized thanks to a gigantic Sonic to celebrate the 20 years of the blue hedgehog.
More nice Sonic related goodies. Totally unrelated but I remember owning a big Sonic plush when I was young. I wonder where it is now… 😆
As I am concerned, Capcom had the best booth. Not because of the look of it but because I simply love their games and I can’t wait for Street Fighter X Tekken, Resident Evil: Revelations and Asura’s Wrath.
Since I don’t want to clutter this article with photos, I decided to add some more here beneath. Most of them are from the various new games presented there.
All in all, I have to say that what I saw from this year’s Gamescom really made me regret that I did not go there two days earlier like I had planned before. There were so many games I would have loved to play and have a closer look at without having to wait for hours. Even if we were still in a hurry, angry because we lost so much precious time and tired after this long day, I was still glad to experience this again and I’m already pumped for next year :green:
My gamescom article series is not quite done, another one will follow where I will present the various goodies I was able to get.