Sunday, 21 June 2015

Four people talking about E3 2015

EDIT: Version 2.0 of the video because for some reason I didn't catch the bad audio sync.
So what did we think of E3 2015?
Special thanks to CJ, Jeremy and Marissa for joining me on this.

Side note: Really excited for the new Need for Speed as I loved messing around in Need for Speed Underground 2 as a kid. My inner child is excited for Transformers Devastation, even though its not the Unicron Trillogy. And the other inner child in me wants a Yu-gi-oh game for the Holo Lense (or Magic the Gathering if it has a yu-gi-oh theme to it).

Friday, 19 June 2015

The Animaniacs: "Now that's comedy"

So for those who saw the Square Enix coverage on Wednesday, there was a line there that didn't make a lot of sense then. So it turns out my plan may have backfired, and before Pinkie could do any harm, we sedated her to try and get her back to normal. And seeing as we have it out, may as well take a look at something that is sure to make her smile in a way that doesn't put The Joker to shame.

I think its time we go to the "American animation renaissance" of the 90's, where animation once again bloomed, and characters old and new found homes once again. It was a simpler time, where characters only had to be themselves, comical, serious, where all that mattered is the world and their interactions.
So for now, come in, pull up a chair, dance, mingle. Say hi to Christopher Walken, because.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Square Enix E3 2015

  • Can't wait to show you more seems to be a trend here
  • Just Cause 3: I haven't had any interest in Just cause before, and while I may give this one a shot, its not a priority for me. Though the trailer that is basically the presentation is quite boring
  • Nier: Nothing to say, It looks nice and it has some well known staff working on it
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: I've already said what I had to say
  • Lara Croft Go: would like to see it in action before I form opinions
  • Heavensward Final Fantasy XIV: Hard to talk about expansions without experience of the games themselves
  • Life is Strange: Ok?
  • Dragon Quest Heroes The World Tree's woe and the Blight Below: Dragon Quest IX themed?
  • Final Fantasy VII remake: Said what I needed to say, though I don't see the logic behind putting the original and the remake on PS4
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained: It looks nice for an iOS and Android game
  • World of Final Fantasy: I'll get to it
  • Hitman: I've said what I had to say already
  • Hitman Sniper: ?
  • Triad Wars: Not meaning for this to be racist, but Japan GTA?
  • Star Ocean Integrity and Faithlessness: It looks intresting, though I'm more curious about the series itself
  • Deus Ex Mankind Divided: Looks interesting, though I get the feeling I should play at least the last game before I play this one
  • Final Fantasy Portal App:Just a name dump
  • Project SETSUNA: The concept art looks nice

And with that. I'm done with the press conferences, but I'm not done with E3 yet. I'll be back on Friday for a break from E3 with The Ani... what's that at my door?

Nintendo E3 2015

  • I don't care what people say, the muppet intro is hilarious
  • Starfox Zero: It looks like a lot of fun, with the transforming vehicles
  • Skylanders Superchargers: It's skylanders, but amiibo fans have two more to get
  • Fire Emblem Fates: It's IF
  • Shin Megami Tensai X Fire Emblem: Still looks great
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X: Something that I'm becoming more and more interested in everytime I see it in action, it looks really good
  • Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer: It looks charming, but nothing else aside from that
  • Animal Crossing amiibo Festival: Animal Crossing Mario Party?
  • Yoshi's Woolly World: It's so adorable
  • Yo-Kai Watch: Nothing has caught my attention with it yet
  • Mario and Luigi Paper Jam: Its a mash up of the two Mario RPG formulas that has a giant Mario Tank made of paper fighting giant paper Goomba tanks. Enough said
  • Mario Tennis Ultra Smash: Its Mario Tennis
  • Super Mario Maker amiibo support: Because why not have wii fit trainer go through Mario levels?

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Sony E3 2015

Quick note, who was in charge of the vision mixer, when there's something on the screen, PEOPLE WATCHING THE STREAMS WANT TO FOCUS ON THE SCREEN, NOT EVERYTHING ELSE
  • The Last Guardian: Looks ok, not a fan of how the feathers on the "griffon" are being rendered, but apart from that, it looks good
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: It looks really fun to play and the world just looks gorgeous
  • Hitman: Not much to say as it was a CGI trailer
  • Street Fighter 5: It looks nice, but its still just another street fighter
  • No Man's Sky: Pretty much what I said last year. I am considering picking it up though when I get a PS4
  • Dreams: It looks nice, but its something that I can't really describe. I'm probably not going to pick it up because I'm not that kind of artist though. I could see people using it to make movies though for YouTube.
  •  Firewatch: I've got nothing
  • Destiny The Taken King: It's a little hard to talk about an expansion to a game I've never played
  • Assassins Creed Syndicate: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake: O.O Getting!
  • Ronin: Eh
  • EITR: Looks interesting
  • Mother Russia Bleeds: That's a gameplay style I haven't seen in a while
  • Crossing Souls: Meh
  •  Shenmue 3: Nothing to say, its a kickstarter
  • Batman Arkham Knight: First person section?
  • Project Morpheus: Something I need to test for myself before I form an opinion
  • Playstation.Vue: Don't care
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III. I was so close to realizing my dream :( Maybe next year
  • Disney Infinity 3.0: Still wanting to see fan movies people will make with these
  • Star Wars Battlefront: I'll get to it later
  • Uncharted 4: A thief's End: Looks like fun

Ubisoft E3 2015

  • South Park The Fractured But Whole: First, are you honestly surprised at the name? Second. May give this a look, but then again, there was enough in Stick of Truth that turned me off, looks like a fun RPG, but... lets just say I agree with the censorship board on that one
  • Good to see them acknowledging the fact that last year was a wake up call in terms of what you actually need to do for a game's launch. Like finishing the game
  • For Honor: Looks decent, but I don't get why you're calling it a new genre
  • The Crew Wild Run: Looks to be adding in more events and vehicles
  • Trials Fusion Awesome Level Max: She was right, the only thing I have to describe it: WHAT THE F$&@ IS THAT?
  • Tom Clancy The Division: Don't care
  • Just Dance 2016: It's Just dance
  • Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Siege: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  • Assassins Creed Syndicate: Finish the game this time before releasing it. This means bug testing and face rendering
  • Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Wildlands: How many Tom Clancy games do you need in one year?

EA E3 2015

Just the summary here, I've got to get to Ubisoft
  • Mass Effect Andromeda: Not much to say, but I do want to start playing the series
  • Star Wars The Old Republic expansion: It looks like an interesting expansion, may give The Old republic a look
  • Unravel: It looks charming in a Little Big Planet/ Chibi Robo kind of way. I'd need to see more gameplay before making a decision to play it, but you could tell the presenter was very nervous there
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2: I find it interesting that you can now play as the Zombies, nice change of pace. And the inclusion of Singleplayer is great to hear. Execution though is going to be another story
  • Minions Paradise: Charming little mobile game
  • Mirror's Edge Catalyst: It looks interesting to play. The only Mirror's Edge experience I've had is with the Occulus Rift so I've got nothing really to talk about here.

Microsoft E3 2015

So what did Microsoft bring to the table for its confrence? Well, I'm going to need to look into their other shows during the course of E3, but here's most of the stuff from their show. Which was a lot better then last years, one tech issue aside.

  • Recore: It looks intresting
  • X-box one backward comparability: ABOUT TIME!!!
  • X-Box Elite controller: It's a customizable XB1 controler
  • Fallout 4: Same as Bethesda, I'll get to it later
  • Mods on X-box 1: Interesting
  • Titanfall and Dragon Age Inquisition on EA Access: Eh
  • Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2: Highway to the Dangerzone, comical
  • Forza 6: I don't care about car porn
  • Dark Souls 3: Nice CGI trailer...
  • Tom Clancy's The Division: Fairly certain I saw this last year, even if it was just teased, so this isn't a world premiere. Meh otherwise as its just a CG trailer for a shooter
  • Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Siege: Nothing new to talk about here in comparison to last year, from a person who has never played a Tom Clancy game's perspective
  • Gigantic: Um?
  • ID@XBox games montage: Looked like something that would be good to see, if the video feed was there. Audio was though.
  • Tacoma: Space station Gone Home?
  • Ashen: Not sure what to say as its just a gameplay less trailer. I do have one thing though: "I AM LIZARD GROOT!!!". I just woke up at time of writing, ok?
  • Beyond Eyes: Maybe not something I'll pick up as its not the kind of game I enjoy. But I can't deny that the game looks beautiful
  • Cuphead: It looks adorable. If I do get an x-box one, I'd pick it up. That and its final line "Coming 1936 (plus 80 years)" To those who don't like math, 2016
  • Game Preview: aka Xbox's Steam greenlight esque system
  • Ion: Something I may keep my eye on, interesting concept, but it hasn't sold me yet
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider:It looks like a lot of fun, however I'm probably going to wait to see if its a timed exclusive or not
  • Rare Replay: Its a collection of past games, not much more to say
  • Sea of Thieves: Looks interesting
  • Fable Legends: Already covered last year
  • Gears of War Ultimate Edition: Its a remaster
  • X-box and Valve VR/ Occulus: Not much to say really, Occulus Rift is being bundled with an XBox 1 controller
  • Gears of War 4: Meh, don't care about the Gears of Wars games

Monday, 15 June 2015

Bethesda E3 2015:

Considering what's coming up, there isn't going to be a lot here, just some brief notes. There wasn't much in terms of staging, but so much to talk about later this week. So what am I going to talk about now?

  • Studio montage: Something I wish I could talk about now, but POLARIS WOULDN'T STOP TALKING LONG ENOUGH TO LET ME HEAR IT (Thank you Bethesda for also streaming it on your own Youtube account)
  • We want steam's pie is what I got out of it, what I'm curious about is if its exclusive or can steam tap into it for some of its games, like one I'll talk about later)
  • Battleblade: Not TF2 is what I got out of that, basically a melee oriented TF2 from what was shown
  • ESO: Meh, looks nice.  I'm not playing Elder Scrolls online, so I don't care
  • ES Legends: Nice trailer :/ not much to say other then that

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Just two people talking about E3 2015

Exactly what it sounds like. Once again, thank you to Marissa for joining me on this one, and up next starts the coverage of E3.

To those who watch it on Youtube, you'll notice that the video's been live for roughly 24 hours. Subscribers will be the first to know of new videos that go live, with posts on the other accounts following later. Just an incentive to subscribe. Let me know what you all want to see covered in the post E3 video.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: It's going to be one of those shows, isn't it?

It's been a while since I've done a anime hasn't it? Digimon Marathon aside, the only other animes I've done here are The Unicron Trilogy during the Transformers Marathon (Armada, Energon and Cybertron) and K-On... which I will get back to... should get back to... maybe....hopefully... So, Magical Girls. It's pretty much self explanatory, girls, normally teenagers, are given magical powers to stop some sort of force of evil. Think of Sailor Moon as an example. That's pretty much all the explanation that needs to be said, now to look at the series that turns it into something dark and depressing: Puella Magi Madoka Magica, commonly referred to as just Madoka Magica.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: "There's a contradiction in this puzzle"

Time to get back into non marathon reviews that also goes back to my second review ever... and probably my worst written one as I don't think the joke works in a text based format...

"Puzzles and contradictions abound when legends meet". To say that it was a shock to see these two franchises meet is an understatement. Both the Professor Layton and Ace Attorney games are some of the most popular small franchises for the Nintendo DS, but that's just it, small franchises. If I asked a Nintendo fan to name 10 games in the DS's library, its a pretty safe bet that neither of these would be thought of... unless your the friend of mine who I borrowed this game from in which case they would probably be in the Top 3. It would take two years for the game to leave Japan, and like a lot of games recently, it would be in the US last (though why it took 5 months after Europe and Australia is beyond me). Time to return to the courtroom to see how well these two play nicely with each other. Any objections?