E3 Sony Press Conference Roundup

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E3 Sony Press Conference Roundup

A Look At Sony’s E3 Press Conference

Sony’s E3 press conference has come and gone, so let’s look at some of the games announced, and I’ll tell you my thoughts.

Another Uncharted: Lost Legacy Trailer

Uncharted: Lost Legacy is an expansion to Uncharted 4, and it’s its own adventure, starring Uncharted favorite Chloe Frazer, and Nadine Ross, the kickass antagonist of the main story. I loved Uncharted 4, but hated the lack of Chloe, and thought Nadine didn’t get much closure, so hopefully this August, we’ll tie up the loose ends that an otherwise awesome conclusion left hanging.

An Expansion of Horizon: Zero Dawn

PS4’s answer to Breath of the Wild is getting an expansion, The Frozen Wilds. I still haven’t gotten around to playing this, but when I do, I’ll be prepared for a massive adventure, it seems.

More Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter World is coming to PS4, as well as Xbox One and PC, set to be released next year. I admit, I still haven’t gotten around to playing a Monster Hunter game, but I do hope to play it very soon.

Marvel Versus Capcom: Infinite Trailer

The fourth entry in this crossover fighting series has a new trailer, complete with a release date this September. I haven’t played too much of MVC, but I’ve had friends who were deep into it back in the day when MVC3 was new, and it was always hype watching them duke it out. Hopefully, this new entry will be just as good.

Shadow of the Colossus Remake

I have an awful confession: I’ve never beaten this game. Shadow of the Colossus is a critically-acclaimed PS2 title where you slaughter giant creatures to save your lover, and it’s one hell of a ride. I’ve played some of it, but never gotten around to beaten it. Well now, I have another excuse to play it, because it’s getting a true remake. It was released on the PS3 with Ico, its companion game, but that was just an HD upscaling. This time, it’s been remade for the PS4, and it looks quite jaw-dropping. It’s nice when critically-acclaimed titles get remade for a generation that may not get the hype if they play it today with its outdated graphics and gameplay, and I’m definitely excited to write off this game in my video game cred checklist.

Some VR Titles

The VR hype train is chugging along, and some games have been announced for the PlayStation VR, including: Skyrim-I complained about Bethesda milking this game on my Nintendo post, but I wouldn’t mind playing it on the VR, so I give it a pass this time. Final Fantasy XV fishing-Know that okay fishing mechanic in FFXV? Well, it’s coming to VR. Who asked for this? I dunno, but if you really enjoyed Noctis’s fishing adventures, you can play it on your VR headset with Monster of the Deep. Bravo Team-A shooter, and it looks decent enough. Moss-You play as a mouse. It could be fun to play in the point of view of a tiny creature, so let’s see where this goes. The Inpatient-This is a psychological thriller, and being freaked out on VR is always fun. Star Child-This game looks pretty, so get ready for some mind-blowing visuals under your VR goggles.

Another God of War Trailer

I’ve loved the God of War titles, and always wanted a continuation of the series after 3, so my prayers were answered last year, with a new arc for Kratos with gameplay that’s deeper than the hack and slash titles before it. This trailer gives more detail with the gameplay, showing off Kratos’s new moves and its gorgeous graphics. I’m excited to see where this game will go, which will be released sometime next year, hopefully.

Spider-Man

I am wayyy behind on Spider-Man games; the last one I played was the game for the PS1. But I’ve always enjoyed Spider-Man, and this new trailer looks like a Batman Arkham game with a webby coat. Plus, it’s being developed by Insomniac, who always makes some great games, so I may pick this up.

Undertale is coming to the PS4/Vita

Undertale came out in 2015 for PC, and it’s definitely a unique experience. Put Earthbound, Tumblr culture, and a bullet hell in a blender, and this barely describes Undertale. Some have been put off by the game’s style and fanbase, but I enjoyed it, and having it come to more systems is already a plus. Although with its 8 bit graphics, it isn’t a demanding game, and you can play it on practically any PC, if you don’t feel like waiting.

Other Stuff

A few other games featured at Sony’s E3 conference, which I don’t have too many thoughts about, include a new trailer for post-apocalyptic Days Gone, more details about Call of Duty: World War II, David Cage’s Detroit, a Destiny 2 trailer, and a mobile game titled Hidden Agenda.

Overall:

To be honest, it wasn’t the best Sony conference ever. It just seemed to be about expanding on the hype of already announced games, which can be good, but you shouldn’t have your entire conference based on it. I would have loved to see something unexpected, like an old franchise coming back to life. With Crash Bandicoot’s N-Sane Trilogy coming out soon, why not bring back another beloved Sony franchise such as Ape Escape or Spyro? Oh well. The PS4 still has some exciting games coming out for it, and I definitely want to check them out soon.

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