After taking last year off, E3 is back with an all digital show, and that means I’m back to make some predictions about it. I mean, I made predictions based on the weird amount of shows that popped up to fill in the void last year, so it’s not like I really went anywhere, but this time it’s for something that’s actually called E3! That being said, this is still another pretty weird year.
A couple days ago, I started replaying Resident Evil 7, this time in VR, to get myself ready for Resident Evil Village in a couple weeks. Last night, instead of continuing to enjoy that game, I decided instead to check out the open beta for Resident Evil Re:Verse, the weird multiplayer game that’s coming out alongside Village. This was the last day of the beta and I hadn’t gotten around to playing it yet, so this made sense at the time. But after an hour and a half or so of playing, I’m not so sure this was the right way to spend my night.
A few months ago, following a Nintendo Direct-style Resident Evil Showcase, a PlayStation 5 exclusive demo of Resident Evil Village, called the Maiden Demo, released. As a huge Resident Evil fan who has so far been unsuccessful in acquiring a PS5, this was a huge bummer. But, the silver lining was that some time before the release of the full game, there would be a separate demo on all platforms. And sure enough, following another Resident Evil Showcase, a second demo was revealed, but of course, it couldn’t be as simple as just downloading a playing the thing.
Earlier this morning, Capcom streamed the first presentation of the year that fits the “Nintendo Direct” description. It’s actually kind of weird that it wasn’t a proper Direct, considering it was for information on the Nintendo Switch exclusive title Monster Hunter Rise. But anyway, let’s talk about the presentation, what I liked, what I didn’t, and maybe some of the news itself.
I’m pretty sure most people would agree that this has not been a very good year. On the plus side though, there has been a surprisingly large amount of really good video games to keep us distracted from everything else. The following list is my ten favorite games of the year. Some of these choices might seem weird, in fact there’s one towards the top of the list that I kind of doubt you’re going to see on too many other people’s lists at all. But that’s why it’s my list of favorites, and not me trying to make an objective argument for each one.
You know, I had some really big plans for this year’s E3. E3 wasn’t going to happen? Who cares, most of the companies involved are doing shows of their own and I’m going to cover just about all of them. But after that PlayStation 5 reveal, every event had so little that I wanted to talk about that it just became impossible to want to write about them. But, I have to, right? So here’s a more general post about the whole thing. Continue reading
The week that would have been E3 2020 is just about over. Despite not having an actual, proper event, several different companies have put their own individual presentations. I debated covering all of them, but decided that I would only focus on the ones that I was particularly interested in, which are the same ones that I did predictions for. That’s not to say that there isn’t anything good shown at the other shows (Persona 4 on PC!) but I just wanted to focus on stuff that would have been in a normal E3, for the most part. And so, let’s talk about that Future Of Gaming show that Sony put on. Continue reading
This has been a pretty weird year, right? I don’t really need to get into how unprecedented the times are, you’ve heard it all already, but as a result, there is no E3 this year. Now, how am I supposed to do E3 predictions when there isn’t an E3? Well, thankfully there’s a bunch of little events that more or less replace E3 this year, so we’ll just use those. Continue reading
I know I’m coming to this first impressions piece for the Trials Of Mana demo really late. Usually the whole point of these things are to talk about my initial feelings on a game or a demo so that I can say things while the game is still relevant. After all, I’m not a professional so I start playing games the same time everyone else does. But, despite downloading it the day if was added to the eShop, I just played it last night. Can you blame me? Between Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Doom Eternal, Resident Evil 3, and Final Fantasy VII Remake (all of which I hope to have reviews for in the near future) when was I supposed to have time to play this thing? Well, now I have and I have things to say about it. Continue reading
It’s safe to say that Nintendo fans are pretty starved for big announcements. We’re currently in the biggest gap between general Nintendo Directs in the history of Nintendo Directs being a thing and we have no idea what the company plans to release after March. So, when Nintendo announced an Animal Crossing Direct a couple days ago, it was easy to be a little disappointed. But, that game is only a month out and we knew very little about it. So, from that sense, this makes sense. Continue reading