N'Gai Croal via Next-Gen.Biz writes: "Compared to 2007's high standards of gaming excellence N'Gai Croal's been finding himself generally underwhelmed with what he's seen of 2008's release slate, but a few titles have restored his confidence in AAA games.
At the time of writing, I'm three days into a week-long series of presentations from game developers and publishers (there will be a second such week soon) in advance of the July E3 Media & Business Summit in Los Angeles, California. So far, I've been hosted by Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Sega, Ubisoft and PlatinumGames, and with a few exceptions I find myself generally underwhelmed.
It was only last month that I wrote a column titled 'Write What You See' in which I explored the difficulty I face in properly calibrating my response to seeing games during the preview stage of development. But this seemed different, as if something else was at work."