Yeah, here’s the obligatory E3 post. Before I continue, instead of what usually happens, when I am typing a title and suddenly the second half of it is in the text box, just now my computer decided it wanted to be typing the second half of that sentence in the title bar.
Anyways, I won’t lie, I was pretty bored by the whole thing. Granted, all I wanted was Dawnguard, which I got in spades, and Halo 4, which I am still looking back over. I got those, and they were good. What else happened?
The Last of Us, a game I assume to be an entire game length of escort-mission regarding the teenage girl who looks sort of like Ellen Page. As much as I like Ellen Page, I dislike escort missions. I’m generally disinterested to begin with, but unless they come out and say in my hearing “it’s not a game over if you leave Ellen Page alone for half a second” I really won’t bother. Hell, that game with the immortal knight and the witch had as it’s tagline that it wasn’t one full-length escort mission but all the reviews said it was, so I probably won’t care anyway.
Tomb Raider. Well, since I wasn’t escorted into puberty by staring at Lara Croft’s blocky hindquarters, I have no reason to care about this flagging series. Rumor has it that the first thing the team says when they have visitors is that it isn’t an Uncharted rip-off. If the first thing you have to say about a reboot is that it isn’t ripping off a tribute to the series you’re rebooting, you have a serious problem.
Elder Scrolls Online, really don’t care. It looked cool until the GameInformer article saying that Bretons considered Orcs people. As a narrative games guy, completely ignoring the lore of the setting you’ve chosen to use is always a no-no. I checked out the teaser on my youtube subs page because I am subbed to bethesda, and it was dull and silly. The logo was the battering ram? That “shwoop” motion? Sigh.
Nintendo, well, they did okay I’d say. The WiiU looks interesting, but when you get right down to it I’m a Nintendo fan for the games. Call me when they have a WiiU Zelda. And as for WiiU Mass Effect 3, the biggest flaw aside from being Mass Effect 3 (without the possible fix of the ending patch, but we’ll see) is that I can’t see how you can port your choices from one and two. I suppose we’ll see if the ending DLC makes the series not terrible again. If it doesn’t, then there’s no reason to care in the first place.
Wow, this was grim and unpleasant. So I’ll switch tack into a personal update because I am riding high. I just got a check from Libboo for Vacation & Holiday Mayhem in a wonderful little card made to look like the Union Jack and I got a new job doing data entry for twice what I was making before. I restarted one of my books because O had a better idea, but since the outline is pretty much the same in terms of main events it should be pretty quick sailing. Earlier today I downloaded the free mounted combat DLC for Skyrim because Bethesda are awesome and a lot of my friends are graduating. So all is well, and forgive me the lack of italicizing titles.
Addendum edit: Although I have to say Watch_Dogs looks like a pretty cool game. Keep an eye out for that.