Taipei Game Show

February 18, 2006 at 10:09 am Leave a comment

Despite a name that could confused with a reality TV show the Taipei Game Show once again drilled in that techno and drum and bass are aparently the music of technology for what the 20th year running? All that aside, was a nice one floor exhibit with all the latest MMORPGs from Taiwan and Korea primarily taking over the floor. Stood in line for the PS3 video and was more amazed at the cool circular digital movie projector sony was showing off behind us. The videos were the standard fare, racing games, some FPSs, and a few “visions” of Gran Turismo and The Getaway. Videos from MGS4 (the one with Snake and Octacon(?) talking via the robot) was pretty cool and actually made apparent the realism of the game, one thing noticabley different from ps2 and ps3 games seems to be that the human characters in them move with an animism that makes traditional design seem cliched, but one forumla one game went so far as to situate the camera on the car’s chassis and watch things rumble, while certianly impressive it hardly seemed like something that would make a difference, graphics are nice and the ever increasing realism of the games physics is cool, but I really don’t care, I just want to play something that’s fun. The Biohazard 5 trailer was cool to, but I’ve seen it over the net so many times now… Final Fantasy trailer for ps2 was ok the PSP blob game where you tilt the screen looked pretty cool. MMORPG wise it looks like NC Soft and Webzen have some cool stuff. Huxley looks nice, new guild wars is neat, and a slew of Asia only RPGs seemed to be in abundance. Got a free disk for Silk Road. Mostly the Taipei Game Show was small and while it was crowded it didn’t seem to hold anything terribly special or worth the wait. It was interesting to see Asian men taking pictures of booth girls and their games and of course seeing booth girls off duty drapping coats over their bodies and eating with equally handsome boyfriends. Might consider hitting something in Tokyo next time. At the very least it was better than the Shanghai game show which almost seemed dead and NC Soft’s booth consisted of one shaking laptop with a table possibly becuase of restrictions on them.


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