It's amazing how popular zombies have become in our culture of late. Between that and vampires, we seem to enjoy our undead, but personally I am just about zombie-d out. Even so, the game...
Despite the fact that it feels like the letter "U" is being tacked onto almost every game for the Wii U right now (sort of reminding of how 64 wound up on so many Nintendo 64 titles), I thought Ubisoft's demo of ZombieU actually looked pretty good. It certainly makes more robust use of the system's unique controller and made it feel more integral to the gameplay and a bit less like a gimmick in my opinion.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate
I enjoyed Castlevania: Lords of Shadow when I reviewed it for the Xbox 360. I do however find it amusing that when it is brought to a system called the 3DS, it looks to harken back to largely 2D roots. The action looks pretty good in the trailer and should be worth keeping an eye on.
I did complain that the Nintendo first party games other than Mario got ignored a bit this year, but Nintendo Land did at least pay homage to some of those neglected franchises. This game reminds me of Wii Sports - a series of smaller mini games tucked into a single package that tries to demonstrate what the hardware can do while inviting people into a casual experience that will hopefully appeal to more than just the 'hardcore' market.
I am a sports fan, and while the NBA 2k series has been kicking the snot out of EA's NBA Live series forever now it seems, I cannot help but smile just a bit as I see the series return after a two year break. Will it hold up? I have no idea at this point, but I logged a lot of hours into the older EA basketball games and will be rooting for a return to form. A little healthy competition would be a good thing for both brands (right Madden?).
The Elder Scrolls Online
I know this topic gets people riled up - heck, I wrote a whole post about it. I'm still in the camp of: give it a chance first. I thought the teaser trailer here looked pretty good, and while I am not a huge MMO fan anymore, I still want to see this succeed if only to show that different directions can be a good thing (and not see it turn into the disaster that was Final Fantasy XIV).
Any thoughts/interest/hate for the titles shown above?