EA is very busy: they're ready with some big titles -- which are all headed your way.
At a well organized event, the gaming media sat tight as EA showcased all of their big titles. There were demos on all major platforms: PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 -- though we were disappointed that games like Army of Two and Crysis, were not showcased. Nevertheless, the other tiles that we tried out were amazing. I am listing all the games that were presented -- and my personal experience playing them.
FIFA 2008 - Multiplatform
This was clearly the star of the show: connected to both the Xbox 360 and PS3, crowds gathered on both sides to play it. A major throng could be seen at the PS3 corner -- possibly because it was connected to a huge LCD.
I played with 3 other guys. We played a 2 vs 2 game (Yes this is possible since ages, in case you didn't know). The game plays smoothly, even though the game is capped at 30 FPS on the PS3. The gameplay is fabulous.
We played Arsenal vs. AC Milan. Not surprisingly, a crowd gathered round us, and they began enjoying the game as if they themselves were playing the game! There were cheers, shouts, and the occasional "Ahhs"!
I don't intended to take credit away from the Xbox 360; the game looks just as good on that. but I guess the larger screen was a universal attraction. The game was by far the choice of the majority of gamers and media personnel around. Surely FIFA has gone that extra mile to produce even better graphics than before and a few extra game modes. Be sure to check out a full review next week!
Crysis - PC
Crysis is one of the most anticipated games of the year and one hell of a system hog. The presentation included a few trailers -- nothing that you haven't seen before. But since it was Crysis, everybody took notice. I won't go into any more details about Crysis as we've already done a preview on it. More details will be out for you in Preview 2 for Crysis in the coming weeks.
Incidentally, there wasn't a playable demo of Crysis at the EA event. But I guess this is only to build the tension in the gamers a little more before it finally reveals itself in its full glory.