And now for the last show of the day, the real hype machine that everyone likes to talk about and yet I feel feels very hollow. Yes, it's Sony time and given what I tend to follow, this should be my show compared to Microsoft. While there was some ideas that I did like and Microsoft did do a good show, I'm probably going to find m
Abzu: This was during the preshow, which... sounds kinda like what WWE would do for their preshows by having some matches that have some big names instead of in the main show. Granted there's not really much here, but I feel like bringing it up since this actually has a release date for the game. Otherwise this has been shown previously in the years and now we got a release date, which is cool.
Bound: This looks very Journey like to me, along with some Cirque de Le vibes going on as well. There are some impressive work with the shadows and all that, but I don't know if there's anything else beyond just being a visually appealing game. And why isn't this in the main show? Are Sony feeling ashamed to have these indie games in the main show.
Hawken: I don't remember if I heard anything about this game, but looking at it seems to remind me of something I can't quite remember. It's a mech shooter with some team based action in the process, with you having your own customizing features. That's a pretty cool feature, along with 30 other mechs to choose from, which I guess will have their own playstyle. That's nice to have, but I can't remember if I heard something about this game.
Eagle Flight: Already talked about.
Watch_Dogs 2: Already talked about.
God of War: ... Um, Kevin Micheal Richerson is now Kratos? OK, that's an interesting bit of casting. And now we're doing some sort of basic linear exploration of game instead of the hack/slash gameplay from before? I didn't think Kratos would be a father... also with a beard, too. It seems a little weird. Also the format they're showing for this game in terms of gameplay and the person playing it is weird. But yeah, new God of War game, and it's back to form as it were...
Eh, never really my game. Although if Kratos will be teaching his son... actually on second thought, no.
Days Gone: This looks like a story heavy driven story and from the looks of it, it has elements to have things that look like a better told story of Ride to Hell Retribution? I got this from a moment from what looks like driving around on a motorcycle and I am pretty sure it's looking better than Ride to Hell ever did. Granted that's more of a story trailer than a gameplay trailer.
And now the last thing for the night has gameplay. So I guess since Uncharted is done, this is going to be the next series to explore. And really, I do stand by that this looks like what Ride to Hell Retribution tried to be, and it gives off that vibe without having a motorcycle to screw things up. Also there are talented people behind this, not... the junk bags that made that game. Although with the creatures that you're fighting in this game, that's a pretty solid no. Yeah, forget I ever made a comparison to Ride to Hell...
The Last Guardian: ... Can this game come out so we can finally put it to rest? At least now we got a date... and now we can shout at Sony for when it doesn't come out.
Horizon: Zero Dawn: We are given more gameplay for this and it looks rather impressive still. Going off what I can remember, I don't recall if I said I would get this game or not (hard to since I don't have a PS4), but this shows off more of the weapons and some of the other mechs you'll be fighting, along with looting from these creatures. Also riding them and traveling the land on some friendly ones, too. That's pretty cool.
Detroit: Become Human: So this is a dectetive story that has some vibes of Blade Runner in terms of dealing with androids and the like. And apparently it's choice driven in how that if you collect enough details you can effect how you deal with the final confintation and then that could be altered in different ways to the point where things will be different in different playthroughs. I can see so much save scumming in that game, and otherwise I don't know if it'll be for me.
Resident Evil VII: A horror game in a dingy old home... Eh, I think I've seen enough to know where things go, plus horror isn't my thing. Watching it throughout reminds me a lot of PT when that came out, but this feels completely different than that. Also I recall this was a VR horror game that was shown off last year to test out the VR set that Sony's doing. Again, not something I'll be...
Wait, that's a Resident Evil game!? O.o Oh, I never thought that would be a Resi game.
Playstation VR: Finally got a release date and a price. Cheaper than Oculus, I'll give them that. Now to see if there's a way to make it work similarly to the other headsets...
- Farpoint: It looks like any other space shooter to me, not really seeing the appeal of it.
- Star Wars Battlefront: Oh hey, where were you during the EA press conference? Oh wait, SPORTS! Also, it's Battlefront. Meh.
- Batman Arkham VR: Oh it's nice to hear some good old Mark Hamill as the Joker... and now I can start hearing the age getting to Hamill. Never played the Arkham games, so I'm not sure about this.
COD Infinite Warfare: OK, something to hate Sony for! Not because they're doing the COD, but because I don't care about the COD! Even with the remake of Modern Warfare. So don't care, next!
Crash Bandicoot: I was confused about the introduction bit for it, but the moment I saw the spinning, I recognize who it is. But here's the thing: it's a remake of the original games for the later gens, which is nice since I never played the games. And we're also getting him in Skylanders. Which, by the way, we can now can create our own Skylanders. This is starting to remind me a bit of Amazing Island, which is kinda cool and maybe this could get me interested in a game. I dunno, it depends on what it comes out for and how I can work with it.
Lego Star Wars Force Awakens: ... Do I have to say anything about this? It's a Lego Star Wars game! It's going to be fun for what it is and do their own take on the movie. And I'm sure people will enjoy this more than the actual movie it's based on. Hey, if I can play as that one tonfa-swinging Stormtrooper, I'm a happy nerd!
Death Stranding: Let be up front about this, I am not a fan of Kojima in any way. It's not because I hate the dude, and I gotta give him props for so many things. I can get why he has such a huge following and it's nice that he is still getting work, since Sony isn't going to screw him over like his previous company.
As for the game itself, I'm sure there's a heavy environmental message given all the dead fish (cue That's a Lot of Fish quote) and all the oil in the sand. Otherwise I am expecting that this will have similar story telling that Kojima is known for and people will be happy to see it.
Spider-man: Insomniac is working on this game? OK, that's interesting. Hopefully this isn't going to be like the Amazing Spider-Man 2 and be like Spider-man 2... if you get what I mean by that.
... Huh, this feels like a very shorter show than previous years. Even if I missed out on a couple of minutes due to getting a shower, it feels like this was far more shorter than another shows.
Overall Thoughts: Can I Have More Filling?
How is it that during the ending clip show that there are games that can be explored, but aren't? I feel like there are things that could be covered, but instead we are given what we have so far. So many wonderful ideas, and not to mention that a good portion of the things shown were just trailers and no actual game play. Also we got something at the end of the stream that shows off the original titles for the console and the only thing I saw was a date for Horizon and everything else was in development.
... Why are people more happy for Sony again?
Listening to: KAZOO'd!
Reading: Cinnabar Nudist Story
Drinking: Lemon tea