So day 2 of Comic Con is over and what did I see? I had hands-on with many of the upcoming games, so check out which games I absolutely loved and which one’s were “meh”.
I began my afternoon meeting up with a couple of the PR and Producers for Grand Theft Auto: China Town Wars. We spoke about the main character, Huang Lee and his relationship to the Triads. I openly joked with the Producer from RockStar Games, and asked if Huang Lee has any trace back to the Ziabatsu? I have to admit, he was impressed that I brought up a gang from Grand Theft Auto 2 and we chit chatted more about GTA2 then finally GTA:Chinatown Wars. Taxi Driver’s Must Die!!!
I spoke with their PR, who was very friendly and spoke to us [PerezStart] about some more details and controls of the game. One of the benefits of playing on the DS is the doublescreen. Your main play is on the top screen, while your map is displayed below. It was pretty loud in there as you can image, but I think I still heard the famous GTA radio stations as I entered in a “borrowed” vehicle. The RockStar people were awesome! I’m looking forward to March 17th, and after 15 minutes of hands on with the DS, I can tell you that if you’ve been a fan of the GTA series since the overhead view days, you’re going to love GTA: Chinatown Wars.
Onto Ghostbusters: The Video Game booth. Wow, and more wow! I spoke with one of the developers of cutscenes for Ghostbusters and we spoke about the history of how Ghostbusters finally came to be, and how awesome the graphics were on the PS3 and X360 but not so much the Wii. The Wii’s controls were very cool, as you can use the wiimote to shoot your laser at the Stay Puff Marshmallow man, but the Wii seriously needs a new graphics card. We spoke about the cast, and how we both felt that Rick Moranis (retirement from acting) not being in the game only hurt him, as the game has a fully loaded cast. Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, the writers of the original films are in it. They, along with Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson, will also lend their voices and likenesses to the game. Several supporting cast members, such as William Atherton (Walter Peck), Brian Doyle-Murray (as the new mayor of New York, Jock Mulligan) and Annie Potts (Janine) have also signed on. In addition, Sigourney Weaver will not be reprising her role of Dana Barrett.
SEGA’s booth brought some of their big guns to the convention. They decided to go with all Wii games, but I didn’t notice. The Conduit, The house of the Dead: Overkill and Sonic and the Black Knight lines were always full, so I didn’t manage to play any of them. I watched a good amount of “The Conduit” and thought it was a very cool futuristic FPS featuring aliens, terrorists, and corpses. Speaking to two of their representatives, I was able to gather some information on the upcoming Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection. 40 + Sega Games, including Streets of Rage, Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe etc.