TheHDRoom: "Endless attention and accolades were directed at the big first-person shooter third acts during the 2011 E3 video game expo last week. Games like Gears of War 3 on Xbox 360, Resistance 3 on Playstation 3, and cross-platform powerhouses Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 are slam dunks due to the continuation of a formula that's been established and proven successful in their prior acts. Even Uncharted: Drake's Deception, though a third-person shooter, is also following the same path to guaranteed riches.
Other franchises, however, are looking for new life via reinvention rather than regurgitation. Whether by returning to their roots or taking a hard left into new territory, each upcoming game stood out during my E3 demo rounds and each is more than worth keeping tabs on until they eventually arrive in stores. "