Basically what I think this yearâ€™s E3 sealed for me was the fact that Iâ€™m going to end up owning all three consoles again this generation. As it probably should be.
As it stands these are the main things that piqued my interest:
No in-game footage shown but itâ€™s being made by Platinum Games and itâ€™s being directed by Hideki Kamiya. So yeah, I have to play this no matter what. Also dragons are cool.
- Phantom Dust
Never played the Xbox original but I heard good things about it. Might as well jump in with the remake!
- Assassinâ€™s Creed Unity
I was really intrigued by both the single-player and the co-op they showed and the setting (18th-century Paris) is probably the most interesting one theyâ€™ve used since Assassinâ€™s Creed II.
- Far Cry 4
Again, great setting, looks great and open-ended, and the villain seems to be a real basket case who should be fun to take down. Also co-op!
Hidetaka Miyazakiâ€™s new game seems to eschew the medieval setting for something slightly more modern (as in the 19th century) but I will be playing it since I liked Dark Souls a lot.
- Uncharted 4
These games have always been good so yeah, more please!
There were other things too of course – The Division continues to look stunning, Battlefield Hardline looks like a way more fun take on cops vs robbers than Payday 2 and Iâ€™m kind of torn between The Crew and Forza Horizon 2 in terms of figuring out what my next racing game fix should be.
On a random note, I do think itâ€™s hilarious that Platinum Games is now three for three in getting me to buy consoles that I donâ€™t own. I bought an Xbox 360 to play Bayonetta (because the PS3 version was sketchy), Iâ€™m buying a Wii U to play Bayonetta 2 (and The Wonderful 101) and now Iâ€™m going to be buying an Xbox One to play Scalebound (there were other things I wanted to play on it, but this just pushed me over the edge).
As for Nintendo, well, I donâ€™t think anyone will disagree when I say that this was probably the best thing shown in all of E3:
I will say the new Zelda looks nice at least, and that the new Smash Bros seems to be coming along quite nicely. Devilâ€™s Third being on Wii U is also a bit of a surprise but itâ€™s a nice additional incentive to get one.
But yeah, Iâ€™ll probably end up owning all three consoles again. I donâ€™t know when Iâ€™ll buy what (will probably get a Wii U soon, a PS4 once Guilty Gear Xrd drops and an Xbox One onceâ€¦Forza Horizon 2 or that Halo collection drops, but thatâ€™s just an estimate right now).