Despite the overwhelming attitude on this forum I will play Shadow of War. And I WILL ENJOY IT. Muahahaha.
Is that positivity I sense in this thread, even after I have clearly declared this E3 to be disappointing!? This simply will not do, I'm afraid. BANS FOR EVERYONE!
Yeah, I'm looking forward to Insomniac's Spider-Man, even if the physics are definitely on the looser side. You can see in that footage that there's enough air control that it doesn't really matter where you anchor a web; at one point the player webs a building on his right and then swings to the left, which is basically flying. But I'd still love a good, new Spider-Man game, and even if this one is very Arkham, and I don't like all those QTEs, and nothing will ever be as good as Spider-Man 2, I still want to play it.
My own games of the show so far are:
- Mario + Rabbids. This is such a weird combination that I couldn't help but be intrigued by the leak, but seeing it in action and finding out it's a Mario-flavoured XCOM clone has tipped it over the edge for me. I've gotta play that game.
- Beyond Good & Evil 2, obviously. Even if it definitely isn't the game I'd hoped for all these years, watching Michel Ancel walk out on stage and wipe a tear from his eye convinced me that it's still going to be something special.
- Dishonored: Death of the Outsider. With Dishonored 2's disappointing sales, I wasn't expecting any followup at all, so I'm delighted that it exists.
- Forza 7. I mean, it's a racing sim, so there isn't much to say, but it looks like a really good one.
And that's about it.I could maybe play that new Assassin's Creed, and I'm definitely in for Uncharted Lost Legacy and Horizon's DLC but those aren't really showstoppers. The Evil Within 2, Wolfenstein 2 and Anthem are all pretty cool games that just aren't in genres I like to play. Everything else I either already knew about from last E3 or even earlier, or was totally underwhelming.
Once again we find ourselves in the dubious position of having to rely on Nintendo to bump the E3 excitement factor up a few notches. I suppose we'll find out what's what in just under four hours. Their pre-recorded show is only 25-30 minutes long, but they'll be going into Treehouse streams directly afterwards where they're also going to reveal some stuff.