There’s a lot to cover today. Everyone involved kept everything coming fast and furious. The whiff of participation awards and false modesty from Ubisoft still lingers, but hopefully, it’ll soon – oh, never mind; here comes Microsoft and Bethesda…
As I said yesterday, Hollywood is balls deep in most of this; take care.
Square Enix Presents
Guardians of The Galaxy – I’m all fucking in for this!
Final Fantasy 1-6 collection remastered.
Legend of Mana remastered.
Avengers: Black Panther Expansion
Hitman Sniper: The Shadows.
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius: War of the Lions – Sequal to a cash grab. Such a shame, too, since it’s in the battle style of Final Fantasy Tactics.
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius – The original cash grab in the BE series.
FFVII: 1st Soldier – Go on, milk that franchise! #FF7ReMILK.
Babylon’s Fall – Live service from the start. Good intentions.
Life is Strange collection remastered.
Life is Strange: True Colors – Having empathy isn’t a superpower. Psychic nosy cow.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin – Honest revisit to an old title.
I’ve enjoyed a lot of Square/Squaresoft/Square Enix’s work over the years. I’m no fool, however, and I will continue to grumble at all the cash-grabs, remakes, and re-milks. Money’s obviously a great thing for business, but there’s always the risk of it getting in the way of making something fantastic. Balance, people, balance!
Warner Bros. Games’ Back4Blood
A look at Back 4 Blood. The creators of Left 4 Dead know their audience and release something that probably could have worked as an expansion rather than a stand-alone. It’d be one thing if it were something neither themselves nor every other game creator had covered already, but it’s not. We’re still shooting zombies.
PC Gaming Show
They have Saturday Night Live-type skits too. Nowhere near as good as what Devolved and Gearbox offered yesterday.
Naraka: Blade Point.
Dodgeball Academia – Fun little arcade dodgeball.
Chivalry 2 – Medieval first-person slasher. Post-launch content is a good shout. “Double in size for free.”
Dying Light 2: Stay Human – “Don’t call them zombies”… please. A coincidental pandemic? Or are people feeding into this?
Humankind – SEGA makes Civilization.
They Always Run – Cool little Anime styled side-scrolling beat ‘em up platformer.
Orcs Must Die 3 – Tower defense installment.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong.
Gigabash – Modern-day King of the Monsters.
Lemnis Gate – More space shooters. Turn-based FPS.
Next Space Rebels – Build your own washing-up liquid bottle space ship.
Wartales – Medieval grid-based RPG.
Ixion – Beautiful trailer; didn’t show me anything that looked like a game, though.
Far: Changing Tides.
Lakeburg Legacies – Theme Match Maker fairy tale book look.
Killing Floor 2.
Mech Warrior 5: Mercenaries – An interview and detailed look at the game and all the mechs used.
Silt – Underwater Limbo.
Hello Neighbor 2
Jurassic World: Evolution 2 – Jeff Goldblum shows us (once again) what’ll happen if anyone tries to bring back dinosaurs. I don’t think anyone’s taking the advice, Jeff.
New Blood Games video package.
Steam Next Fest advert.
A feature on some cool new gaming tech set up to fleece the trendy gits with more money than sense.
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate Demon Hunters.
Pioneer – Yet another horror FPS.
Tinykin – An odd little platform puzzler.
SacriFire – Looks good. A nice little Zelda-style game.
The Wandering Village.
Songs of Conquest.
Project Warlock 2– 90s FPS Looking.
One presenter mentioned the number of space shooters and how “it’s getting crowded up there.” At least one of them is becoming self-aware. There’s definitely STILL a theme here.
Future Games Show
Two self-indulgent professional pretenders chat via webcam and host the thing, making many references to roles they’ve played and how great they/each other are.
Grow: Song of The Evertree– This has a bit of an Okami feel.
Jurassic World: Evolution 2.
A Tale of Paper.
Get Packed: Fully Loaded.
ESports Boxing Club.
Hell Let Loose– Another WWII shooter.
Red Solstice 2: Survivors – Mooooooooore space shooters.
Lake– Set in the 80s, a woman leaves the city to deliver mail and live a normal life in her home town.
Enlisted – A World War II shooter. At least they have a keen interest in historical accuracy.
Gestalt: Steam and Cinder
Iron Corbo: Kung Fu Janitor.
Definitely Not Fried Chicken inc.
Sonic Colors Ultimate.
Starmancer– Space set SNES-looking colony manager.
Key We– You assist two kiwis that work in the post office.
Death Run TV– It has a modern-day The Running Man feel to it.
Honey, I Joined a Cult.
King of Seas.
Greak Memories of Azur.
Overcooked: All You Can Eat.
Harold Halibut– A hand-made stop-motion animation adventure. It certainly stands out. I like how they’re setting their own deadline; “coming soonish” is better than rushing it because you made promises you can’t keep.
Happy Game – For lovers of Limbo with bright colors. Looks messed up for the sake of being messed up.
Minute of Islands – Looks lovely; might have to check that one out.
Dying Light 2.
Olli Olli World– A stylish animated skateboard game.
Tails of Iron.
Lust From Beyond.
Winter Survival Simulator.
Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed.
Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle.
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town.
Rune Factory 4 Special.
Rune Factory 5.
Batora: Lost Haven.
Two Point Campus – Theme University, basically.
Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View.
How anyone has time for any more first-person zombie/demon shooters is beyond me!
I feel like I’m back in my youth, that playing video games isn’t the cool thing to do yet, and there are still some people that don’t understand Manga is a medium and not a genre. It’s the same again, but this time with games. Do people not realize that “video games” can actually reach far beyond that one genre? More can be done with them than just shooting monsters! Ah well, their loss. It just makes it easier for other games to stand out.
Harold Halibut has me the most intrigued due to its style and the effort gone into telling that particular story in that particular way. Also, I can’t wait until October to check out the Guardians of the Galaxy game; that looks fantastic!