While the past E3 was not all that wonderful in terms of the event itself, there were a couple of titles that rekindled that spark, that dream, that level of satisfaction that can only be experienced when you walk a distant land, and live within the imagination.
That was Heavenly Sword. The gameplay was not all that fresh or unique, but what truly brought the game through was the look on the face of Nariko, the game's heroine. She was alive. She had personality, and there was pain and worry in her eyes, a deep wellspring of strength in the set of her brow, compassion painted on her lips … yes, she was a heroine that was worth carrying about.