Now that I’ve had time to digest the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer from E3, I feel it’s time to air my grievances.
The last thing I expected to see at this year’s E3 was a Dead Island 2 announcement. Since Techland had moved on and was working on Dying Light, — which, lets face it, looked to be the the true sequel to the original — I assumed we probably weren’t going to see another Dead Island game.
How naive I was. [Read more…]
The EA Sports PGA Tour fantasy course mode looks like golf by way of Split/Second, the action racing game that allowed players to decimate tracks and alter the path towards victory. Like the Battlefield games, this runs on the Frostbite engine, and it seems that the two have a few unexpected things in common. Like, for example, huge battleships crashing ashore.
Sports titles can sometimes be a snooze fest, but this course mode should keep things interesting. The game’s tagline is “golf without limits,” and it looks like EA Sports PGA Tour will really live up to that.
Will this attract more players or wind up turning off those that show up for the core game? It’s a gamble, but one that might pay off. It’s been a while since the last Outlaw Golf game, and this might deliver a similar experience while still adhering to some semblance of reality.
When I saw the time-lapsed skyline, I was expecting another rote trailer in the vein of bad television. After Breaking Bad, this has become a simple way to show the passage of time without much investment in the particulars. And for the first few moments, this trailer doesn’t really stand out. [Read more…]
The second a trailer begins, I try to suss what it’s for. Sometimes it’s easy — you see familiar face or hear a memorable tune, and the game is as good as revealed. In the case of the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire trailer, I had it all figured out the second I saw a Pokéball.
Unfortunately, I thought the trailer was for Pokémon Snap. [Read more…]
When the Ori and the Blind Forest trailer began, everyone watching was spellbound. It had a little bit of everything – atmosphere, promising gameplay, and hints of a story that would tug at your heartstrings. I thought it would wind up being one of the most talked-about games of the night.
But a few trailers later, and Ori and the Blind Forest was all but forgotten. [Read more…]