X03 - Toronto, Ontario CANADAby Stephen Cameron
Ahh, Toronto…with the fear of SARS and power outages, this year’s X03 event sure had a few obstacles to overcome, but the good folks at Microsoft Canada and Highroad Communications did a wonderful job in presenting this years hottest upcoming holiday titles. The publishers came from a far.
Sega showed off their EPSN sports titles (NFL, NHL, NBA series), and the highly anticipated Otagi. Unfortunately, no Sonic Heros was present. But, since when has Sega let us down?
Next stop was Ubisoft, I finally got to play Prince of Persia and Rainbow Six 3. One word…GOLD. You’ll have to be a complete moron not to pick these two games this Christmas. No Shit. Also, I got my hands on Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu, and let me tell you Ubisoft is really trying to break the “bad batman title” trend. It’s actually pretty fun. But, I’ll let you guys will be the judges this xmas. There was also XIII, which was looking pretty nice, that cell-shaded look makes all the difference. This should also should be on your “must check out” list. Finally, Beyond Good and Evil, I personally wasn’t sure what to make of it, but it did look great. Isn’t that what Ubisoft is well known for?