Sony's booth was probably the largest this year by far. It was difficult to cover the huge amount of games they had demos for, so stay tuned for upcoming previews of Sony's line-up. In the meantime, we'll give you a taste of what we saw and what you should be looking forwards to.
First, we saw Sony home, which looks truly amazing. Not only will each player have their own avatar and customizable apartments... To top it off, virtually every game that comes out will have its own themed area or building with its own activities, trophy showcase, and even mini-games. Even third party publishers and non-gaming companies like Nike will have their own virtual space in Sony home! Sony's aiming at a holiday release, so let's keep our fingers crossed.
Following that, we checked out the exciting array of downloadable games that will be available later this year. PixelJunk Eden looks like a winner, with its awe-inspiring visuals and cute little characters bouncing around from plant to plant, gathering pollen, and creating new vegetation throughout. Talk about addictive! (See screenshot below)
They also had Flower, which is entirely controlled with the SIXAXIS motion controls and looks really neat. Another title that grabbed our attention was Fat Princess. The game contains multiple fast and frenzy levels where players compete to pick up food and feed their fat princess. Then they'll have to transport her to the throne before the other team does. So funny!
The next PSN game we played was Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic, a game with six goofy characters that move, punch, and kick like authentic rag dolls. There will be four to six gameplay modes where players compete to capture the fix and drop it into the basket, do the right poses to obtain more points, etc. The objects in the environments can be used to achieve the objectives. Who said breaking a ceramic pot on someone's head wasn't okay?
Later, we were able to check out and play Buzz! for PS3. The game will be packaged with wireless controllers, new questions and categories, and Wi-Fi capabilities that will extend the replayability value even further. Players will be able to go online (on the computer) and create their own quizzes that will later appear in their own game. Perfect for a party! Downloadable packs will be for sale as well on the PlayStation Network.