I am still midway into a bunch of my other longer articles, so this will be today’s post.
Don’t worry, E3 still had some pretty anime stuff for us to talk about!
The Holy Trinity
Let’s just get this out of the way. These 3 stole the show for the conferences they were in, at least with audience reactions.
Keanu Reeves continues to be the most non-celebrity celeb I’ve ever seen. I am just glad more people are noticing how wholesome the dude really is. His excitement for Cyberpunk felt very genuine, and his reaction to having fans get hyped over HIS appearance was great as well.
Ikumi Nakamura is just a cinammon roll of a dev. Anybody who had a hand in designing Okami AND Bayonetta has huge clout with my opinion. She’s probably the reason I’m most interested in Ghostwire Tokyo. Hopefully, people don’t get carried away making a “waifu” out of a real person.
Here’s some cute fanart of the two of them by Dishwasher1910 on Twitter (You may know him if you like RWBY).
As for the doggo, well, look at him! He’s such a cute little boy. I own an American Bully. I know of the stigma people have against them. Huge respect to Jon Bernthal for adopting him and bringing him around everywhere. It’s best to show how well-behaved and loveable these dogs are.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
I already posted about Tifa’s new design a few days ago, so here’s me talking about the rest of the game.
It looks amazing, to be honest. The realtime/RPG hybrid combat looks super fun and unique. It makes me excited to revisit the game because it won’t just be the same game from 1997. It’ll be a whole new kind of experience which still holds true to its roots.
Of course, all that we’ve seen is the first two hours of the game. We don’t actually know when we’ll get the full experience because it’s going to be episodic. I am okay with that because FFVII was SUCH a huge experience that it took four disk. Still, I hope I can experience the entire thing before I’m 30 years old.
Banjo’s in SMASH!
I’m not even a big Banjo guy. I just love that Nintendo actually listened for the characters that the fans wanted to be in Smash. Banjo is a perfect fit for this game, and I’m excited to see how unbalanced he’s going to be upon release!
Also, we now have this super giffable reaction shot from his trailer.
Oh, would you look at that, Platinum games makes another character action game that I’m probably going to suck at. I’m still gonna buy the game anyways because I love anything Platinum puts out. Bayonetta, Nier:Automata, The Wonderful 101 and my personal favorite Metal Gear game, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
If you want a game to be stylish and fun to play, just call Platinum.
That’s a Wooloo.
Toriyama has FINALLY remembered that he once made the original Dragonball. Dragonball Z: Kakarot seems to have a lot of love from DBZ fans put into it, and I’m excited for someone else to do something amazing with this property outside of fighting games.
An adventure game with Goku is a lot more appealing to me than having yet another arena fighter with generic movesets and mindless fanservice. My only wish would be to have a game that is literally only the first Dragonball, but I know that’s not happening. A man can dream, right?
That about sums up everything I cared about from this E3 because everything I’ve shown here are the only ones that showed actual gameplay. I will not condone the rest for not showing anything concrete past some CGI trailers, so I won’t talk about them.
Overall, this year’s E3 was actually really mild. Sony’s absence was really felt, and I’m actually kind of mad at them for it. It really comes off as arrogant and smelling your own farts when you refuse to show up to an event when you’re previous event really didn’t have that much to show anyway. I also didn’t like how many crappy F2P mobile games were announced.
Of course, this is the transitional year preparing for the release of the PS5 and Project Scarlet. I’m excited to see more hype stuff next year.
What did you think of this year’s E3? Leave your comments down below!