Eurogamer Expo 2013: 5 Things We Missed!

This years Eurogamer was the biggest one yet, so big infact, that even in the four days that we were at the event we didn’t get a chance to experience everything that was on offer at the expo, here are just some of the awesome games and hardware available at the expo that we didn’t have a chance to play with.

Oculus RiftOculus-Rift
The virtual reality headset was demoing on quite a few stands throughout the center with a handful of games for you to try out along with it, from what we saw from other people the headset looked amazing and coupled with the omnidirectional treadmill, could change the way we play games, but that might be far while yet, only a small amount of games support oculus rift at the moment but more are on their way such as the standalone version of Day Z, Minecraft and possibly Titanfall in 2014.

Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HDWindWaker-1
There was a lot of Wii U games we didn’t get a chance to play whilst we were at the expo, this mainly down to the fact that we wanted to get our hands on the next generation consoles. Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD was released earlier this week but people at the expo had a chance to play it early. We didn’t really get much of a chance to see this game at action mainly because the Wii U stand was packed with people wanting to play this game and many just like it. Being a huge RPG fan that I am, I’m ashamed to say I’ve never played a Legend of Zelda game but if I was ever to begin playing the series I’d probably go with this game first.

Ryse: Son of Rome255985-Ryse1
Microsoft had a lot of exclusives to play at the expo and whilst we dabbled in a few of them, Ryse: Son of Rome wasn’t one. From what we saw at E3 the game looked similar to that of God of War on PlayStation, coupled in with the Roman style strategies you read about in history such as bunching together and using your shields to deflect onslaughts of arrows. Many of the Xbox One demos were shown behind closed doors so it was impossible to get a good look at them unless you queued up to play them. I would have liked to try Ryse to see how it stacked up to other hack and slash games and to get a glimpse of the story as we have rarely seen or heard anything about what this game will be about.

Mario Kart 8Mario-Kart-8-6
The Italian plumber made a triumphant return at Eurogamer, with people being able to play the 8th installment of the racer, Having not played a Mario Kart game since the very first WII version I would have liked to see what new features were in this one, specifically the anti gravity races and the underwater tracks. Mario Kart has always been a fun and enjoyable racing game, great for playing with friends locally or competing online, I would have liked to see how well Mario Kart 8 competed up against the more hardcore racers like Gran Turismo 6 and Forza 5 and whilst they are three completely different games I feel Mario Kart 8 would have been an enjoyable game to play.

KnackKnack
Sony are fond of their so-called PlayStation Mascots , The original PlayStation had Crash Bandicoot, the PlayStation 2 with Ratchet and Clank and the PlayStation 3 with Sackboy. Now, PlayStation 4 has one in the name on Knack. I’ve seen a lot of previews and would have loved to play this. The thing is, at the Sony booth you’re given two tickets to play one game from each ticket and because Killzone and Drive Club are games I’m getting at launch of the PlayStation 4 so I kinda wanted to experience them prior to Knack, Whilst queuing up however I was able to see other people playing it and it looks like a fun action adventure game and even though we didn’t get to try it out, I’ll still pick it up around the time the PlayStation 4 is launched.