Journal Entry: Sun Jun 21, 2015, 7:34 AM
Well, I checked out the new E3 stuff. There was quite a bit to see, and some of them were good, and some of them, not so good. Well, here's my thoughts and opinions on the upcoming games showcased at E3. A lot of them seem to be stuff that's been gotten back to after a multi-year hiatus. I guess it comes to show you that even if it takes many years, you can make something awesome like this.
Final Fantasy VII HD Remake: OMG! I totally want this! Final Fantasy VII was such a classic, and this HD remake looks totally awesome! I've been waiting for such a remake for a while, and now it's almost here! The remastering of it looks superb too! I hope they add some new features and improvements from the last one too.
Fallout 4: To tell you the truth, I've never been much of a Fallout person overall, and my respect for the games has greatly lessened. To me, it's more like a "Wasteland Hobo Simulator." Fallout 4's Pip Boy replica they promise to give out with the special edition version doesn't do it much justice for me either.
Star Fox Zero: Oh baby, I Love Star Fox, and this looks amazing! We haven't had a new Star Fox game in years, but now I suppose the wait is over. Star Fox Zero looks like it will be either a prequel or interquel to Star Fox 64, due to cutscenes and Intercom Dialogue showing Andross's forces in it. Also, it has Transforming Arwings, something that was going to be in the Cancelled Star Fox 2 for SNES, but now is going to be re-implemented in Star Fox Zero! I definitely want this.
Yoshi Wooly World: This looks like Yoshi meets Kirby's Epic Yarn. Not my thing, I'm gonna stay away from the title.
Shenmue 3: I didn't like how SEGA ended Shenmue 2 with such a cliffhanger and never touched up on it for many years. Now, they're finally getting back to it after all these years, and the Kickstarter for it is getting lots of funding! This is so awesome! I hope it lives up to it!
Mario and Luigi/Paper Mario Crossover: Two Mario RPG games crossed over into one. I wonder how this will turn out?
Dishonored 2: This looks like it will be absolutely awesome! I haven't played the original Dishonored though, but it makes me want to now.
Kingdom Hearts 3: NOW THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO SEE! I have waited years for this, now it's finally time! I am impressed by what they had to show for the conclusion of the KH series!
Mass Effect Andromeda: Well, apparently this is going to be a Mass Effect interquel taking place in a different galaxy. However, after how that Train Wreck of Mass Effect 3 destroyed my respect for the series, I probably don't want this.
Dark Souls 3: Ugh, why do you people like Dark Souls? I can't stand that game! No Way!
Xenoblade X: I recently got into Xenoblade, as to learn more about Shulk from being introduced to him in SSB4. I was wholeheartenly impressed. I want to see where Xenoblade X will go.
Halo 5 Guardians: Look, I do like Halo, and this new one showed some interesting new game modes and concepts, but part of me feels like this will be an unnecessary continuation that will make it worse, like what Assassin's Creed has been becoming. It's too early to say anything now, but that's my thoughts on this one.
Skullgirls 2nd Encore: Skullgirls is getting a Sequel?! I am definitely going for this one!
Legend of Zelda Triforce Heroes: This looks like 4 Swords Adventures but with 3 players instead of 4. I can't form a solid opinion on this one yet.
Metroid Federation Force: Oh boy, this one is getting a lot of hate, and I can see where they are coming from, but part of me thinks it's a bit exaggerated and it's too early to say. It looks like it will be like the Metroid equivalent of Halo 3 ODST, since it apparently takes place during Metroid Prime, from the story of 4 Elite Federation Troopers, on an important mission, but not as big as what Samus was doing. Though the stuff like the "Blast Ball" thing seems unneeded. I am not going all-out and going to sign that petition to have it cancelled that apparently people are doing, but I just hope it doesn't make the Troopers look better than Samus or anything.
Persona 5: I am really excited for this one. The new characters look awesome, and the scenarios looks epic too! I loved Persona, especially Persona 3 and 4, and finally another installment!
Gears of War 4: Gears of War 3 didn't impress me much, and the series has lost its magic for me. Gears of War 4 is not only that, but apparently I think they are going down the "Assassin's Creed Path" of Unnecessary Sequels.
I should mention this. There are times that I feel a series, no matter how good or bad it is, has to end at some point, and when you keep making sequels it just delays the inevitable. To me, a non-ongoing game series is about the message, the legacy it leaves behind. I'd much prefer something to be thought of as an amazing legacy.
Fire Emblem Fates: Well, the neat RTS/RPG combo known as Fire Emblem appears to be getting better. Though I can't really say much about it from what I saw from the Trailer yet.
Fire Emblem/Shin Megami Crossover: It's rare to see Crossovers like this in Official Media (instead of Fan Fiction and Fan Comics). I hope they do this right, and mesh the two series well.
Fable Legends: Well I never really liked Fable much either. Not going for this one either.
That's all I have to say about what I saw for the new games at E3 2015.
Listening to: Daze
Watching: Arpeggio of Blue Steel Manga
Playing: Persona 4 Arena