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!
Indie feelings. This was the wrap-up headline that came to my mind once I re-opened the txt file where I noted some quick impressions while watching to this years’ E3 conferences. It was surprising–and pleasing, I must confess–to see fresh ideas coming from indies being much more well received by the audience than it used to be a few years ago; and even better, to feel that trending into mainstream as well.
People are getting tired of paying for the same iterations year after year and developers who don’t stay on their toes on that will simply be swallowed by the environment surrounding them. Also, gamers are starting to realize that graphics power can create beautiful places to go far beyond strict realism, and that can only be a good thing IMMO. :)
Without further ado, to my personal highlights!
Microsoft! I won’t even mention Halo. That’s only MS’s regular jazz. :D
Evolve. Nice arena team twist. It looks cool and playing as the monster must be pure havoc.
Sunset Overdrive. I do believe it can end as fresh as it was sold in the trailer.
Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha. It’s only a DLC, but a great nonsense fan-service anyway.
ID@XBOX. Everything looked interesting in the quick indie games montage.
Ori and the Blind Forest. An indie taking advantage of the new generation to create a beautiful, smooth fantasy world.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. I dislike Sci-Fi soap operas.
Scalebound. For now it seems to lack the appeal other Platinum games have.
EA! Bruce Lee? Hmm…
Mirror’s Edge 2. This is going to be gorgeous–to say the least.
Ubisoft! Severed head, anyone? ;)
Tom Clancy’s The Division. Next gen enough, nice HUD.
The Crew. Ubi knows how to sell their stuff… I’m in for that artsy trailer.
Valiant Hearts – The Great War. Beautiful and probably touching. :)
Sony! The modern gaming Midas. Hardcore can even accept childish stuff from them. :)
Entwined. A more… focused? Child of Eden, perhaps.
Little BIG Planet 3. Still charming as always.
Grim Fandango. Am I dreaming? *-*
Devolver. Fighting ID@XBOX in good measure.
Let it Die. “The Dark Side of Ryse”, by Suda 51.
ABZU. “Journey” + sea? Count me in.
No Man’s Sky. Fascinating to the point of disbelief. O.O
Nintendo! Can they still turn things around?
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker. As far as scale comparision goes this could even reach Super Mary Galaxy heights.
Bayonetta 2. It now INCLUDES the original one. Come on.
The Legend of Zelda WiiU. I’m still puzzled on how Nintendo manages to squeeze their hardware that way…
That’s it. Some of those title 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!