I dont believe any of that Anthem stuff. The game won't look or play like that when it ships.
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I'm really only interested in Anthem if it still has a Bioware level narrative. I had problems with both Destiny and The Division, but I didn't really expect much in terms of narrative for either of those games. Narrative is why I play Bioware games, though, so if Anthem is similarly lacking in that department, I will be much less forgiving.
Yeah I'm not expecting much from a game like that, but Destiny was at least engaging enough that I kept with it. The Division is hot garbage.
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I think it's an awesome concept. I hope it delivers on the setup. And hey, maybe if Anthem does well enough, I can get an Andromeda sequel (doooon't stop, belieeeeeeving!)
Dat Metro: Exodus doe...
I thought The Division was better, personally, but neither was really my speed. I just had an easier time playing The Division by myself.
DOOM is much more my speed. It's one of my favorites of the past few years. I hope the lack of expansion announcement this year means they are deep into work on a full sequel.
As far as conferences go, I thought the Microsoft one last night was pretty good. There were only 3-4 embarassing moments (Shoutcasting...), and the stage setup was nice and glitzy. Revealing the new Porsche 911 model alongside Forze 7 was actually pretty cool.
I just got a One S last year, so I have no need for the xXx Xander Cage Bocks, but it looks like it will do that stuff that it does. By the time I get a good 4K TV, they'll be rolling out the Deux Box.
If Crackdown 3 gets good reviews, then maybe that and Forza 7 will be 2 exclusives I'll be getting for my One this year. Not great, but it could be worse.
"Humans first knew the era of survival. Then they knew the era of work. Now they live in the era of leisure. Machines have surpassed human labour not only in strength, but in precision, intellect, and creativity. Stabilised by universal income, people struggle to find their calling or identity, and define themselves by what they consume, rather than what they create."
Well, you can find themes of technology and convenience leading to complacency all over sci-fi, from The Time Machine to Wall-E.
People are being overly knee-jerk in regards to this guy IMO. I looked on his twitter to see what this dastardly new villain was saying and... err, turns out he comes across as entirely placid. In fact a while back on there he was bemoaning how France opted for corporate option Macron instead of their Bernie Sanders equivalent. Hardly seems like the words of a militant far-rightist.
I mean yeah he was dumb to go anywhere near the gamergate bandwagon but unless there's some evidence of him actually treating anyone badly, which to my knowledge there isn't, I think it's overly harsh to just throw him and his game in the bin.
Especially when it looks so lushhhh... that last shot was something else.
I wonder how significant that 'online' talk really is.
That looks bug nuts and insane, in a lot of good ways. I kind of have trouble squaring it with the generally good-natured first entry, though.
BG&E was a light sci fi action adventure romp with some dark undertones, so I don't know if I agree with it going full vulgar for a sequel. Might as well reboot Rayman with guns and F words too. Ungh!
Feels more Guy Ritchie caper-y than edgelordy to me. I'm okay with it (though I admit I still haven't gotten around to playing BG&E1).
Pretty sure he's still the lead producer and design director.
Yeah, it's not as if any of the characters are of the BROOD-MURDER-CRAAAWLINGINMYSKIN variety. The problem is that the writing, at least from that trailer, really wants to convince you how cool and edgy. "Dude he's totally just said fuck--THIS AIN'T YOUR DADDY'S BEYOND FOOD AND EVIL.
I liked what I saw of God of War, one of my favorite franchises. They finally showed some combat, and it made me hopeful.
Seriously, it's a David Cage joint. Hasn't anybody learned by now? Guy is clearly a failed filmmaker who decided to take all his ideas that were too brilliant and original for Hollywood to videogames instead.
The kind of games David Cage make are fine; he just isn't a very good writer. You can't make games like he does without strong writing, and I don't think he has every really managed to elevate his writing to the level necessary to make his games work.
I think it is entirely possible that almost all of the first party games Sony showed off tonight (most of which were showed off last year) could be on the stage again next year. God of War seems like the only game likely to ship before mid next year.
Sony and Microsoft pretty much hyped things that will probably be also part of their showcases next year.
Unless Nintendo drops a bombshell tomorrow, this will end being a very lackluster E3.
On other news, Bandai Namco announced a remaster of .Hack//GU.
Game was Anime as hell, but I loved it back in the day, so I'll probably get this once its out.*
*Same sentiments towards their new DBZ game, but come on, its by Arc System Works, who are the absolute masters of 2D fighting games as far as I'm concerned
God of War 4 looked amazing. I'll definitely be getting some kind of PS4 by the time that launches.
Spider-Man...well, it looked slick and colorful. Uncharted QTE Spidey gets to have a lot more fun than Direct Input Spidey, though. The parts you actually play look like they would aggravate me, since I dislike the Arkham series. Perching, takedowns, bad guys standing in a circle waiting for you to remember the combo inputs. Very Arkham. That kind of gameplay sells, so I guess I can't blame them.
I gotta be the only person alive who really enjoyed the numetal Prince of Persia 2. Man I hadn't even thought of it in so long.
Best thing out of the Sony conference was frikkin SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS. The PS3 remaster was muddy and still choppy as hell; giving us a full-on remake is glorious. (although I'm willing to bet its still choppy as hell unless you play it on a PS4 Pro. Fine, sold.)
Especially if the word is accurate, that they're going to implement the cut colossi this time around.
Truth. Back in those halcyon pre-internet days it definitely had a much more impressive aura of mystique about it. Where you'd only get a few screenshots and a blurb in a magazine to wet your appetite about a specific game. But these days, with livestreams, Youtube, leaks weeks beforehand and not to mention all the OTHER conferences like Gamescom, PAX East, Tokyo Gaming Show, Blizzcon and others it's just not that impressive. I'm definitely looking forward to a bunch of games as I've already mentioned but I'd look forward to them just as much if they just dropped a trailer on Youtube.
I never got to play Shadow of the Colossus so I'll definitely like to try that when I get a PS4 sometime in this year.
Shadow is a relatively pure gaming experience. It eschews the bells and whistles of "fantasy" games (though it still has the content) and really focuses on the experience of traveling this world and seeing the Colossi. It is straightforward and polished and often quite beautiful. If you've never played it, I would highly recommend it.
Thing I'm most excited about? Fuck it, it's Sea of Thieves.
Also, damn. I'm tired of waiting forever for news and game play for these games that were announced what feels like a year or more ago, finally getting it, then a slap in the face in the form of a 2018 release date.
Also, core Pokémon rpg for the Switch on 2018?
That will sell a lot more consoles.