London MCM Expo 2012 Roundup
GodisaGeek.com was lucky enough to attend the MCM Expo this year in London, we had a chance to look at some pretty interesting stuff so why don’t you stick around and peruse at some of the fun that you could have at this great annual event.
There was more than one kind of attraction that made people enjoy the show all day. Having a great, supportive and friendly cosplayer community on such events is crucial and, of course, the main event here is the cosplay competition that took place throughout the weekend. However, for those with no or limited interest in competing or seeing everyone’s great characters come to life, there were actors giving speeches from The Walking Dead and Dr. Who series’ and, of course, there were a few games too.
Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution, Halo 4 and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance are just some of the great games that were available to play at the event. These are all brilliant games that will test this console generation’s capabilities.
There was one game though that stood a bit out with its unique ideas and great gameplay though. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was just simply amazing to play and even though it needed some getting used to, five minutes into the game, human-slicing became one of the most awesome free time activities that one should never try out. Obviously the graphics are beautiful but the biggest breakthrough for the franchise is the new and improved gameplay. There are some people out there that hated the previous Metal Gear games because of its unique and sometimes restricted controls. This has all changed in Metal Gear Rising and it is simply brilliant.
We also managed to try out Wii U’s ZombieU which was certainly good fun with all those zombies around. The game looked nice and polished with some great gameplay innovations included in the device that might help the industry to move alongside with the current changes.
There were a lot of other games that are already available on your chosen console so we saw Borderlands 2, for example, which is a superb game but there were unfortunately some games that were missing out on the expo. There’s no need to name them but this event is great for one thing for sure: It can help companies reach out to audiences who wouldn’t necessarily play video games but are there only to cosplay or just to have fun.
In case you want to read our previews and reviews of some of the above mentioned games, follow the links below.
We managed to play some of these great games and see some ace cosplayers and some amazing costumes. Have a look at our picture gallery if you missed the expo this year; maybe even if you were there. More importantly, if you were thinking about going but you didn’t, make sure you don’t make the same mistake again next year; MCM Expo London is great fun.