Charlie's E3 Day One


posted 5/23/2003 by Charlie Sinhaseni
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Wow, E3 2003 has come and gone and boy were there some surprises and let-downs. Because I’m an individual I decided to branch off and view some of the other companies that Charles, John and Bart didn’t get the opportunity to see. While I regret that I didn’t get to see some cool things such as Half Life 2, I was able to see my fair share of eye-popping titles including: Viewtiful Joe, Dino Crisis 3, NBA Jam, WWE RAW 2 and a whole lot more.

While the show had its fair share of noteworthy titles I'm sure that I don't stand alone when I say that it was a bit underwhelming. It was just missing something, that certain something that makes E3 so appealing each year. The absence of major franchises such as Zelda, Metroid and Mario really made the show seem a lot more forgettable than last year's. That whole mystique just wasn't there and it seemed like many of the titles at this year's show were at last year's so in essence, everything felt kind of old and dated. Even Doom III, the darling of last year's show, was relegated to gameplay footage status.

There were a few notable titles at this year's show and I plan on highlighting as many as I possibly can. We had different appointments for each day so we’ll be offering different vantage points based on what we were each able to experience. Today I will be highlighting products from companies such as THQ, Simon and Schuster, Kemco, Acclaim, Capcom and Metro3D. Go on to the next page or click on the links below to jump directly to the companies.

Metro 3D
Simon & Schuster
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