We’re catching up with old friends on new systems at the following link.
After posting last week’s episode we realized we recapped E3 but didn’t really analyze it too much. So that’s kind of what we start off doing here and throughout the episode. Spoiler alert: we weren’t all that impressed. It’s fine though because Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has like…6 different editions to throw money at (I’ll take the cheapest with a steelbook, please).
Gaming made the news again this week by becoming an official “disorder”. By the definition presented we see exactly why that’s the case but also how it could be the case for, well, pretty much anything if you word it the way it was.
Anything can really be a disorder if you apply their definition to it.
We’ve got a line on a great deal on ribs at the following link.
E3 is over. What did you think?
Sony was a surprise for me and not really in any sort of a good way. I recognize their idea to do something different, but I don’t think it played to their favor. As much as I can’t stand someone on stage talking on end from a PR checklist of things to say about a game, it goes the same for me watching someone play music from the game (and, as much as I love him, that goes for AWK as well). That isn’t to say I don’t appreciate it, but I’m really here to see the game they’re promoting. A compromise maybe would be to show some parts of the game intercut with the live performance. Same with someone on stage talking about the game, come to think of it.
Microsoft was a surprise for me in that they showed off A LOT of games. Not too many exclusives, however, but that segment where they rattled off all the new companies they bought may change that in the next few years. Plus, we got the very first mention of a new console, ever so small as it was. Then again, I’m not so sure some of the games we saw we’ll actually be playing on our current systems anyway.
That was the other thing about this E3. A lot of publishers were short on dates. Very few games got them and those that did were either just “2019”, February of 2019 – have you looked at what we’re getting in the span of 31 days starting on January 29th?
Seriously, check it out, we’re all going to be VERY busy right after the new year if those dates hold.
Our cynical sense is tingling at the following link.
E3 is upon us. EA’s announcements are already off the table and that wasn’t all too fulfilling for us so we’re hoping the next few days have a little more meat on the bones. We have a bit of a recap for EA’s event here but there just wasn’t that much to bite into. Even with Anthem being less than a year away they gave us very little on that game. The gameplay shown was edited video. How do you form a team? How do you find other players? Can we fast travel to locations on a map? Movement is flying, it seems, but are there vehicles that can also get us around? How’s the in-game economy work? What do we get when we defeat enemies? How do we obtain new weapons or armor? They answered a lot of questions but very little of those questions had to do with how the gameplay works but more how the game works. There’s no PVP, there’s no lootboxes, it’s always online, there can be a team of four, you can go underwater, etc. They didn’t sell me on the game and they’ve got less than a year to do that.
Let’s hope the longer times we get from the other companies press conferences this week can show off a bit more about how a game plays and less about how a game works.
You miss two weeks and like three games get announced. Then again, it’s a week before E3 so when three games get announced you’re still pretty clueless about a lot of them until AFTER the whole E3 thing happens.
Detroit was released last week and we didn’t really have much to say about it. When only one of us has played it, it can be difficult to talk about given a game with so many choices can easily lead to spoilers without ever getting into the meat of the title. So we didn’t say much.
There’s thoughts we have on the new Battlefield, though to listen to the show you’d only think we really cared about how the hell it’s titled. Is it FIVE or is it V? Then there’s the quick thing about a new Assassin’s Creed and it’s just as quickly discussed on the show. Plus, Fallout. We give it a bit more time, but with any of these things the only thing we really know is that we’ll know more about them all after E3. EA’s big event will kick off just before the show next weekend, so we’ll have some idea and plenty to talk about. Then, the week following that, we’ll know a WHOLE lot more about everything else.