I decided to create this journal because I needed a place to share impressions about games I’m yet to finish and I know I’ll never review…
Here we go, I hope you like it!
Women time! It seems martyrs can really be useful after all–despite their personal suffering, of course. After years of harassment, discouragement or simply the regular overlooking the industry finally started to give ’em the reins for a change after the horrible last year. Not that it necessarily represents some social concern on their behalf–it’s actually just a late acknowledgement of who the modern gamer is–but it’s still useful anyway.
From the very opening Bethesda (the first to broadcast its conference) set the mood with the glorious Fallout 4, talking about their character customization tools: “of course, you can play as a female“, in a “Bethesda does what Ubidon’t” fashion. But fortunately they weren’t alone; several female protagonists were presented throughout the conferences, along with their real life reps in the roles of designers, artists, managers or pretty much anything else–just like anywhere else in the world.
Even Ubisoft has put a female character center-front in their new Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate footage after the latest controversial iteration, so I guess we can count the stepping stones as settled. It’s just a matter of growing up as a whole and embracing the biggest entertainment industry position we already claimed.
Bethesda! Bethesda does what Ubidon’t. ;)
Doom. It will probably be as fun as ever to play, but what really got my ears up was the intense–and cheesy, but still fitting–sound design.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends. HearthStone spamming a genre. I like it. :)
Fallout 4. Everyhting everyone wanted–and more.
Microsoft! Exclusives galore!
Recore. Is Inafune a one-trick pony? We’re about to know.
Backwards compatibility. Make your move, Sony. Please?
Elite Wireless Controller. Sexy beast.
Dark Souls III. Hmm…
Beyond Eyes. Beautiful and interesting.
Cuphead. Plain marvelous.
Rare Replay. Let’s hope this sparks a sudden interest in Battletoads…
Hololens. Seeing it working with Minecraft was awesome. (And it’s probably cheaper than Oculus etc.)
EA! Star Wars babbling.
Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst. More and more polished and refined. (And without guns, which is even better.)
Unravel. Another indie with a soul.
Pelé. Stop pretending you speak English.
Ubisoft! Keep Tom Clancy alive, please…
Tom Clancy’s The Division. Still beautiful, but maybe a bit toned down.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Sold for the name alone. lol
Trackmania Turbo. And its procedural level generator. :)
Sony! Uncharted 4, of course… And more. :)
The Last Guardian. Phew, it’s alive. o.o’
Horizon: Zero Dawn. Reminds me of Enslaved–which is good.
No Man’s Sky. I can’t help being amazed.
World of Final Fantasy. If Nintendo was in better shape it would sure have nailed this.
Final Fantasy VII Remake. People crying, etc. :P
Devolver. Again, playing a big role in Sony’s conference.
Shenmue III. People crying, etc. (2) :P
Nintendo! Doing their thing… Well.
Insights. Invaluable lessons from Miyamoto about Star Fox and Mario.
Fire Emblem Fates. Gorgeous+ (Now with boobs physics. -.-). Let’s hope it has better level design than Awakening.
Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Ugly and silly. (And I wrote this before the massive backlash.)
Square Enix! Traditional approach.
NieR. This was really interesting and quite overlooked in the past generation. I’m glad to see it’s alive–even more with Platinum in.
Lara Croft Go. The only mobile milking I liked.
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. High hopes for both.
Project TETSUNA. Still a concept but promising nevertheless.
That’s it. Some of those titles are already out, others will have to wait a year or more to see the light of day… But anyway I tried my best to stuck to my first “impressions” on the conferences to be able to laugh about myself a couple years from here. :P I hope you liked it and feel free to write your own two cents if you want to. :)
See ya, take care!