So, last week was E3. I mean, technically it’s more now, but the actual bit people care about was last weekend. I might have been on holiday, but I was still keeping up with things, and there are a few things I’m looking forward to.
So, taking these in alphabetical order I think, let’s begin.
A Way Out is a prison escape game, however it is very specifically designed to be played in co-op mode. It looks really interesting, and I think it will likely be a very fun game to play with someone. Probably Kle, which will make it all the funnier.
Age of Empires, the first one, is getting a remaster. Now, firstly, Age of Empires were awesome games. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to play this one on stream for you guys, and hoping that you’ll actually want me to. It’s being released as AoE: Definitive Edition, and apparently it’s a complete rebuild of all the original assets and everything, so it should look sweet.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins… OK. So I have a bit of an abusive relationship with Assassin’s Creed games. In that they keep making shit games, and I keep playing them in the hopes of it being Syndicate, or even better, Black Flag. Well, Ubisoft took a year off releasing AC games, so that’s hopefully a good thing. Even better, apparently the game director for Black Flag is back for Origins. You know, someone who gets how to make a good AC game. This makes me hopeful and happy. You can definitely expect to see me playing this a few weeks after release. Once they’ve released 5-10 patches for major bugs.
You may remember me playing such games as Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls. You may remember that I really, really liked them, especially B:TS. Well the studio behind them, Quantic Dream, is back with their next helping of awesomeness. It’s called Detroit: Become Human, and it’s basically the robot uprising, but undoubtedly done wonderfully. There was a thing a couple of years ago called Kara, that was basically a tech demo, but it’s awesome, the trailer’s awesome, will totally be playing these.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a prequel to Life is Strange, which is one of those games that is just the greatest. Now, this isn’t being made by the same studio, but they are genuine fans of the game it appears, so it should be good. It’s releasing at the end of August, so I’m going to try and find a time to replay the whole first game again before then. I should point out that this is not the same game as Life is Strange 2, and this one is focusing on Chloe, not Max. I’m perfectly fine with that.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is the sequel to a game I really loved, right up until the final fight, which was just idiotic. The nemesis system has been massively expanded, and there are more funny orcs, which can only be a good thing. Will definitely be looking forward to this again. It wasn’t technically announced at E3, but I’m fairly certain I don’t care.
Ori and the Blind Forest was a fantastically wonderful game, and was just generally fantastically wonderful. It’s getting a sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Do I need to say anything more?
Shadow of the Colossus. A game I have never been able to play, but have always wanted to play. It’s being completely rebuilt from the ground up for PS4 release. I might take the day off work…
To finish, I’m sort of gonna talk about two games at once, because they’re quite similar. Skull & Bones is a new game from Ubisoft, that is basically Assassin’s Creed Black Flag. Only without anything even vaguely related to Assassins, or has any off ship stuff. Also it’s mostly PvP. I’m a little meh on it. Might get it if it’s on sale. Dunno. Sea of Thieves looks much more interesting, and is definitely aiming for the comedy side of things. It’s multiplayer, looks very streamer friendly, and will let us fire Kle out of a cannon. What’s not to love?
There was other stuff at E3, but I don’t really care about any of it. Let me know your thoughts on these games, and anything else you want to see me fail at playing.
I’m gonna try and write more posts on here, which I say more or less every time, but this time it’s true, I promise!