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EGX Rezzed: A Retrospective Look

EGX Rezzed, the baby brother to Eurogamer in London! Aliens, pixels, mystery and shotguns. All that was in the queue to get in. What was on the inside?

Alien: Isolation. Flockers. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. Ether One are my highlights of EGX Rezzed 2014. I hope you enjoy my professional quality video recording, image capture and friends. Oh, there is also a chicken-man.

EGX Rezzed is to the UK gaming scene what college football (the American kind) is to the Superbowl, it's a chance to see future big players! From Indies to first showings of new game titles from both the new and old guard.

Sadly, I never made it past the top of the stairs.

Studios like Creative Assembly, White Paper Games, Dennaton Games, and Team 17 were at the event, each one bringing a different approach to engagement, from Oculus Rift gameplay with White Paper Games to the Chicken-man with Dennaton Games!

Ruling The Roost

Chicken-man was clucking around at the over 18 area for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number where he bumped in to Avaena of Auroch Digital.  I will raise my hands and say it; I never played the first Hotline Miami. It evaded me, I have since corrected that injustice.

The brief time I spent with Hotline Miami 2, on both the PlayStation Vita, and PC, was fun, deadly and ridiculously bloody! It started by booting down a door, which knocked out one guy. I then mounted his face and proceeded to punch him until he was dead, stole his weapon and then went to work on his Guns Anonymous brothers for falling in with a bad crowd. Sadly, I never made it past the top of the stairs.

Dennaton GamesHotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is due out quarter 3 2014 for PS3, PS4, PlayStation Vita and PC, OSX and Linux.

Meet The Flockers

Team 17 were out in force. They took up arguably the most space behind Sega's Alien: Isolation and the massive Twitch.tv arena. Sadly, I never got any hands on time with Flockers. I did however get some professional quality recording of the Lemmings inspired gameplay.

Leg shaking fear. Sweaty palms. T-shirt sticking to the lower of your back. Looking around to make sure no-one from Sega is going to jump at you. That was only the first level!

Team 17's Flockers is due out for early access on Steam in quarter two of 2014.

Ether Can Be Only One

I had wanted to try Oculus Rift out for quite sometime, the notion of being transported in to a world via virtual reality had been a secret dream of mine since the watching the VR Troopers as a kid. I now had my chance to take a three-minute jump down the rabbit hole.

Ether One is already out on Steam. Go buy it. Go buy it now.

I had not really heard much about either White Paper Games or their new release Either One. I slapped myself on the wrist right after spending my three minutes inside the beautifully crafted game. This was a game I had to know more of, I needed to know who I was and what events were happening in this world. A few days later I got to play the full game.... 

Ether One is already out on Steam. Go buy it. Go buy it now.

It Is Not Colonial Marines.

Leg shaking fear. Sweaty palms. T-shirt sticking to the lower of your back. Looking around to make sure no-one from Sega is going to jump at you. That was only the first level!

That is all I can say about Alien: Isolation. I got to play a behind-closed-doors session at EGX Rezzed, no pictures or video could not be captured. Stay on the look-out for my first hand experience article.

 What title are you most looking forward to in 2014?

Published Apr. 10th 2014

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