Holy shit...holy shit out of the ass of Master Chief himself!!!...I cannot possibly write a description of this year's E3 2015 media briefings without personal opinions. Xbox was solid, straightforward, and well produced; while Sony, although their free booze and food was great focused on their console exclusive Japanese RPG-driven titles and one innovative possible mega title: Horizon Zero Dawn. Overall, as a gamer and someone who looks for ideas and innovations beyond the scope of human ingenuity...this year's E3 conference touched those ideals with 2 different and new titles coming soon to the titan platforms Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Let's start with Xbox. My ass and dickboy #2 woke up from our comfy beds at 5:45 AM because my badass self got V I Pee this year. Early access is always an added bonus. The perk of early VIP access is no lines, low amount of smelly sock-stinky ass gamer funk, and choice of first level Galen Center seats!!!
To get shit out of the way the major and familiar titles like Halo 5, Fallout 4, and Gears of War sequels upon sequels drew the oooOo's and ahhHHs of rabid fanboys...We know it, we familiar with it, and we like it! However, the most innovative idea and thought provoking game that makes you think "hrmm, that looks interesting..." is RECORE. The stellar emotional attatchemnt as I sat and watched the desolate landscape as the game streamed across the screen captivated me. The gameplay showing the robot-dog destroyed shocked my emotional compassion nerve. As the character takes the core/sphere and places it in the the body of empty robot body it comes to life with the familiar personality seen in the dog-bot which, the dog-bot sacrificed itself to save the main player to be reborn in a new body...captivating. Also, there was Tomb Raider...yes Laura Croft and her sexy exploits of over the top adventure is back...the bitch just couldn't take a helicopter to her destination in the game.
The rest of the briefing involved an Xbox Elite Controller which, I found out is $150 with interchangeable and customization of the D-pad, stick, and triggers...woopie shitz. However, it is Windows 10 compatible and therefore PC gamers like myself, can now be dickwads and play a PC game with an Xbox controller. Another key component to the conference was the final announcement of backwards compatible Xbox 360 games. Now you can play all your hard earned shelved games like Mass Effect on the allllll mighty Xbox One. As this year E3 takes shape...I am hesitant to report that Virtual Reality is very much a reality in this years expo...Minecraft showed off a stellar Xbox Occulus VR device that drew applause from the audience. Meh...VR has been attempted since the Nintendo's 1995 fail Virtual Boy that produced dizziness and motion sickness...fail. So we will see if VR technology is THERE in terms of practical gameplay and AFFORDABILITY. Let's face the fun fact that snotty tweenagers will coerce their parents to buy them useless goggles to look even more ridiculous while playing games. It is bad enough humans look and do dumbshit while gaming and now to look completely moronic seems to be the wave of the future.
Moving onto Sony's briefing, I am happy to say their 6:00 PM slot fits well with people. The promotion of free alcohol and food vendors is a great way to start your attendees off with boozing them up so they swoon at any gaming news and leaving suddenly in the event to take a shit, or piss.
Well Sony is drawing their fan-base from old school and "exclusive-only" titles to their platform. oOOOoOoo. I got the feeling that PlayStation is going back to their roots of hardcore RPG/Japanese story developed games. For example, "The Last Guardian" Directed by Fumito Ueda that has been humorously in development since 2007 and the PS3...another title is the R E M A K E...and let's make this clear R E M A K E of the highly sought after Final Fantasy 7..about fucking time fuckers. The last Japanese title was Shenume III only familiar to those in the audience and I for one could give half a shit about this title...
Ok...enough of about Japanese titles. The meat and potatoes I felt, was the short teaser of The Batman and Star Wars: Battlefront. Those titles are badass and who wouldn't want to play a Rebel Alliance Trooper in the fashionable gameplay style of COD, Battlefield, and other modern FPS.
THE game that stuck out for me as RECORE did for Xbox...is the game called Horizon: Zero Dawn by Guerrilla Games. The landscape and gameplay were just solid and stellar. The robotic creatures basked in a prehistoric-feel world that once had modern societies, drew me in. I like to see more of this game at E3 2015 Expo this week.
Lastly, Call of Duty and their douche-bag squad of developers created Black Farts III Modern Shit fare with more motion sickness gameplay and over-the-top FPS scenarios. Whatever, fuck Call of Dooty franchise. Ah yes, there was the fail of Uncharted 4 and the announcement of Sony's Vue service that launched today in Los Angeles.
ahhh yehh....great time for star wars...
By Ryan Quon