Microsoft are like a dog with a bone, and despite still having a relatively low penetration in Japan, they attended this year's Tokyo Game Show in full force. There were plenty of titles available for play, so now it's time to turn the spolight on the Xbox 360 to see what games we felt were the most appealing
Surprisingly, Microsoft's booth was bustling with new games, and even had some age restricted areas. However, despite the show being staged in Japan, quite a few of the games were actually from Western developers, not Japanese.
- Lost Planet 2 (Capcom)
- Splinter Cell Conviction (Ubisoft)
- Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft)
- Left 4 Dead 2 (Valve)
Winner: Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft)
For Assassin's Creed II, it looks like Ubisoft Montreal has taken pretty much all of the criticism on board from the first game. It's really refreshing to see that even though they know the game will surely sell like crazy, they still want to try and improve it as much as they can, based on feedback, as opposed to their own ideas.
The game will continue to focus on the story of Desmond, but also one of his ancestors in Ezio. The combat, while still based on rhythm, has had a lot of depth added to it, and there is now an economy system. Those annoying sub-quests have now been really fleshed out, to make the game a much more enjoyable experience from start to finish. Assassin's Creed II is really looking to push the franchise forward, and from what we've seen, it's going to succeed.