Time, it seems, flys when you're having an abundance of fun and this year has been no different for me. Frivolities include writing a car off, buying a new car, buying a house (you heard right, I'm all growed up) and generally working for a living. The culmination of such leaves the author with little time or desire for authoring.
As any regular reader to this blog will note, my writings have gone from rare to virtually non-existent over the last 12 month and now I find myself faced with Eurogamer Expo in what seems like a blink of an eye. So I guess it's time to dust off Writing For Dummies and attempt a few paragraphs detailing which queues you might find me in at Earls Court on the 28th and 29th September
Let's get some negative out of the way first. One major queue you won't find me in is Black Ops 2. So far, I've seen nothing that makes me believe this title will do anything different from previous iterations. Add to this the fact that everyone will cover it to death and you've got zero reason to stand in a hefty line. There's absolutely no way I'll be checking out Borderlands 2 either, but that's mainly because I bought it!
This years 18+ zone looks like it might steal the show. Aside from the previous two titles I've mentioned there are some real giants including Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution and Aliens: Colonial Marines, all of which have been shown at length at other events but I still can't wait to see if they play as good as they look! Possibly my most anticipated title of the 18+ zone (and maybe the whole event) has to be Assassin's Creed 3. None of the recent iterations managed to top AC2 in my opinion so it'll be great see if turning the game on its head makes everything feel fresh. I just hope there's a single player demo!
For the youngers at the show, I'd have to recommend checking out the F1 2012 booth. I'm a massive fan of the sport and Codies have made a real gem out of the series so far. They'd have to do something pretty major to screw this title up! I'm also keen to find out what all the fuss about Rocksmith is, after all it can't make me any worse at guitar!
That's my main picks this year! Where will you be?