E3 2018 – Square Enix Conference

This is the first time that I’ve ever watched the Square Enix conference, so I’m looking for something new (mostly any information I can find on Life is Strange 2), something exciting, and of course a lot of games.

Kicking off the show is Shadow of the Tomb Raider which has kind of been played to death at this point. Unless you live under a rock, you know about this game. Some new gameplay is shown off and there’s this whole theme of “becoming one with the jungle.” I have to say though, I’m not a big graphics buff, but I’m really not impressed with the graphics for this game from what I’ve seen so far.

Stormblood Final Fantasy XIV online is up next and I’m not a Final Fantasy person so this is immediately a pass for me. I think that even if I want to get into this game, I’m a little late to the party. In the same Final Fantasy note, Final Fantasy and Monster World Hunter will be merging or doing some kind of cross over. I don’t know and I was a little confused about the whole thing.

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is up next and I’m already intrigued after the announcement at the Xbox conference so I’m pleased to see more of this game and how it fits into the whole Life is Strange universe. This isn’t Life is Strange 2, but it serves as an introduction to it and it’s going to be completely free and available on the 26th of this month.

Dragon Quest XI is shown next and it was just one of those trailers that had me scratching my head the whole time. Not really something that I’m into. Another head scratcher for me was Babylon’s Fall. It’s another game that I don’t know what to think of. Most of this conference was one big “huh?” to me anyway so yeah. While we’re talking about weird games, how about Octopath Traveler? Weird and apparently completely above my line of thought because I have no idea what to think about this game.

For any Xbox fans out there, Nier Automata is coming to that console with all the DLC available at the release. That’s something. Right?

Some more Just Cause 4 stuff is shown off and if I thought this game looked campy at the Xbox conference, this basically confirms just how campy this game is. For some reason the game will now include extreme weather to go with the extreme nature of the game.

Up next is a new IP with The Quiet Man. Not much is shown and half looked like a TV show while the other half looked like a video game. All I think that I really learned about this game is that I think the main character is deaf? I really don’t know though.

And it wouldn’t be Square Enix if they didn’t show off Kingdom Hearts III…again. This is another game that I could never get into and it’s been shown to death already so at this point the conference is basically over and I’m done with it.

Overall the show was small and confusing compared to everything that had been shown prior to this. The only thing that was of any interest to me was barely Shadow of the Tomb Raider and I was of course completely interested in the Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit. The rest of the show was just plain weird, confusing, and boring as hell.



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