Yesterday as another pretty big day from E3 with plenty to talk about. I obviously won’t be covering it all, for example as we speak the Marvel vs Capcom 3 demo is downloading on my PlayStation 4, which i will talk about more in coming days.
For better or worse one of the big talking points is publisher Devolver, not because of anything they showed but because their hour was largely one long joke at the expense of E3 itself, which while a complete dick move, was well done and hey they did pay their money. My personal opinion is i wouldn’t have them back next year, but their Twitter is hilarious.
Now we should probably get into the meat and bones of all this, which is my way of saying skull and bones looks phenomenal. Now for those that didn’t see the big reveal this is somewhat of a spiritual spin off of Assassins Creed Black Flag, they even mention it during the reveal itself. a Massive pirate simulator may be the best way to describe it. The trailer showed 3 different ships with 3 different roles in the game itself. After a long battle pirate hunters showed up that didn’t even seem possible to defeat and the pirates retreated. My only fear i that this beautiful and seemingly massive game will end up like For honor,and be one of the best games most people don’t care about.
Another game that needs nothing said about it is Far Cry 5. This i wont go into to much detail about, not that it doesn’t look great or have an amazing concept because it does indeed have all of that. However, there is a ton of controversy surrounding it and very much plan to discuss the game and my opinions of the game in a future post.
Possibly the most interesting choice in game design, and obviously an exclusive to the Nintendo Switch is Mario+Rabbids. The basic idea is that somehow the rabbid end up in the mushroom kingdom with their usual comedic selves. Obliviously the bad Rabbids join the koop troops and what follows is just so awkward i did not know i wanted it until i saw it. This game is essentially a tactical RPG similar to Final Fantasy or X-Com. The reveal showed destructible environments in the battlefield as well a an assortment of skills and controllable characters That vary from Mario and Peach to Rabbids dressed like..well Mario and Peach. Now i know this sounds all kinds of wrong, but it actually seems to work.
Now last but not least (i will be posting more throughout the week) is probably the biggest announcement from Ubisoft, which i will provide a video for below.
Now i do have one more thing to thing to add, there is a limited edition version of this game that comes with all sorts of things. There will be 999 copies available, with from what I’ve heard only 200 available for North America and it will cost a massive $800. That being said i don’t doubt much of it will be worth some serious money some day.
With that being said there is still a TON of stuff i don’t have time to discuss right now, For example Monster Hunter worlds, God Of War 4 and The remake (or maybe remaster?) of Shadow of Colossus. so until next time, thanks for reading, and may the gaming gods bring you victory.