Tuesday, June 12, 2018

E3 2018 Roundup and Thoughts Part 1

Hello all! It's been a while since I've last posted something here lol. Below are thoughts on various games announced during press conferences. 😃


Devil May Cry 5

So... Like many others, I was absolutely not a fan of Ninja Theory's reboot DmC: Devil May Cry. The complete change of characterization was a slap in the face, and the lackluster writing of other characters left much to be desired (I'm looking at you Kat). The only good thing I could say about DmC was how fluid the combat system was.

When I saw gifs of this floating around I immediately thought "Oh god kill me now, a dmc sequel with white-haired Dante." But then I realized.. it's actually a sequel to Devil May Cry 4, and that white-haired guy is actually Nero!! It'll take some getting used to, especially considering Nero's design change (like a prosthetic instead of his Devil Bringer, though it looks like it was torn off of him so hmmm), but it's nice to see familiar things like Red Queen and ol' scruffy Uncle Dante. Nero's new partner Nico looks interesting too, and the fluidity of the combat of course is amazing.

Resident Evil 2 Remake

Baby Leon is back! I'm so happy this game is getting a remake, because the early RE games are classics. I love how everything is looking so far and the creepy atmosphere is spot-on. If you're interested in the remake, check out this other E3 trailer as well. The rat's perspective makes a nice throwback to the original game.

(@ Square Enix, where's your footage of FF7 remake???)


Sea of Solitude

The story revolves around Kay, a woman so consumed by loneliness that she turns into a monster, and she must then seek out monsters to figure out how to return to being human. I love all the breathtaking visuals shown in the trailer, and I'll definitely be following this game.

Unravel 2

Yarny is back! I still need to watch the first game, but this second game looks just as cute as the first game. Not to mention, I love all the gorgeous backgrounds. And an interesting twist: the game is available now.

Kojima Productions

Death Stranding

A new year brings a new trailer for Death Stranding. Do we have a clearer idea of what it's about? Absolutely not! Lmao. All I know so far is that Norman Reedus' character - named Sam - apparently does some sort of deliveries and can sense but not see the weird monster things with umbilical cords that strike when they hear you. Other things I got from this trailer was that there's a lady with a sick outfit, and more gratuitous naked shots of Reedus. Even though there still isn't a ton of new information for this game, I'm still interested it since it's Kojima's project. And now that I'm actually aware of Reedus ever since I've gotten into Walking Dead, I'm interested in it for him too lol. Not to mention, the cast of leads is amazing.

Btw this tweet? I'm dying.

Naughty Dog

The Last of Us 2
Ellie is back! It's interesting to see how she's grown and adapted after a few years, and I'm really excited for the game to explore that. The gameplay trailer and stealth system is looking amazing, and it's really giving me some Uncharted vibes. Not to mention, Ellie is kicking some serious ass in that trailer. Like Dina said, others should be terrified of Ellie. And speaking of Dina, I'm so happy for Ellie and her girlfriend!

Square Enix

Kingdom Hearts 3

There's finally a release date!! The game is looking beautiful and it's so exciting to finally see new KH3 content. A new trailer was also released recently which showcases Pirates of the Caribbean.

There's also exciting bundles coming out with KH3's release. First off is the PS4 Pro bundle, which has a special KH design and matching controller, and apparently includes the entire KH collection. Pricing hasn't been announced yet, but that's definitely a steal. I still don't have a PS4 yet, and ideally I'd like a Pro so maybe I'll invest in this one...

And for those that don't want a new console, another great deal is the Kingdom Hearts All-In-One Package, already available for pre-order. It includes KH3 along with 1.5 + 2.5 and 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, along with some other stuff. And lastly for those who love collector's editions, there's a special KH3 bundle that includes 3 figures, an art book, steelbook case, and collectible pin along with the game. Square Enix is definitely gonna make all the KH fans broke haha.


Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Check it out guys, Ubisoft can finally render female characters properly lmao. I'm not entirely up to the date on the series, but I was extremely disappointed after Black Flag. But I love Greek and Roman settings, so that plus the beautiful scenery immediately that caught my attention. Apparently in this game you can play as either Alexios or Kassandra, who are descendants of Leonidas. Besides the choice to choose your character's gender, other major changes include a more RPG-like style and romance.. including same-sex romance. While some may say it's an AC game in name only, I'd be happy to play it either way and I'm excited to see where it will go. For some gameplay footage starring the gorgeous Kassandra (along with some snippets of Kyra - one of the equally gorgeous romance options), check out this trailer. Or for some good & blatant wlw content, look no further. Also thumbs up to Ubisoft for giving Kassandra actually functioning armor rather than skimpy inefficient boob armor.


I might come back and add to this stuff as more content is released before the convention (because wow is there a lot). But otherwise, that's it for now! (´・ω・`)ノ

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