King Kong

One of the event’s highlights was a chance to get to grips with the game of Peter Jackson’s Christmas blockbuster. Four portions were playable; three showcasing the FPS sections, where plucky hero Jack Driscoll fights off dinosaurs and tries to save the girl, and one allowing the great ape himself to do his thing.

Kong looks good on any platform, but on Xbox 360 the game looks simply spectacular. The FPS scenes showed some stunning jungle detail and an excess of misty atmosphere, with rain effects that could easily tempt you to pull on a cagoule. The Kong scenes, meanwhile, felt imbued with tangible weight and power. There’s something genuinely brutal about the Kong v Dino combat, and a real sense of momentum in the jungle-swinging scenes. If this doesn’t sell 360, nothing will.

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