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On Dark Athena... and E3

Written by Benke on the 27th of April 2009 at 16:45

I've been playing The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena over the weekend. And overall I'm pleased with it. It feels a bit retro as the new chapter has clearly been designed with the same mindset as the original, but the lack of innovation on a grand scale doesn't bother me much. It's still a very enjoyable game.

I'm going to take the old Escape From Butcher Bay for a spin before I sit down to write the review. It will be interesting to see how well it holds up.

The countdown towards E3 has started and I have the feeling that it will be a big one this year. Anticipation is riding high, and the big three all have reason to come out swinging for the fences. But I would not expect too many announcements from third parties that we haven't already seen or heard about. It is clear that everyone is anticipating some major announcements and therefore want to avoid being overlooked. There will be some surprise announcements of course, but Ubisoft chose to reveal Assassin's Creed now and Activision has given us the first glimpse of Modern Warfare 2. Third party titles don't get much bigger than that.

It will also be interesting to see what kind of things will be made available on Playstation Network and Xbox Live.

Oh well, I'm off to Dark Athena again. Maybe we'll meet in the darkness one of these days...

HQ