E3 2015 Day 3 Thoughts (Plus Final Thoughts)

E3 is over!  Here are my impressions from the final day.

I finally got to see a demo of the new Fatal Frame game, subtitled Maiden of the Black Water.  I haven’t played a Fatal Frame game since the Playstation 2 days and I’m not a huge fan of Japanese horror.  I was always intrigued by the Fatal Frame games though.  I thought the mechanic of using a camera to take pictures of ghosts to destroy them was both great and bone-chilling in a horror game.  This new game being on the Wii U makes me extra interested in that mechanic, the Wii U was made for a game like this (or Pokemon Snap).  The demo at the Nintendo Treehouse was funny to watch, as the game is M rated.  It featured group suicide and a bit of gore, which was  great juxtaposition to Yoshi’s Wooly World.  I’ll definitely get it once it’s out just to support something different like this on a Nintendo console.

Disney Infinity has been on my radar recently, for two reasons.  First, because I have no idea what it is, and no matter what I read or what videos I watch, I’m still not quite sure what that game exactly is.  That piques my curiosity more than I wish it would.  The second reason is because of the damn figures and my inner-child/collector that wants them all.  I haven’t gotten any yet, but I do want to get some Marvel characters to go next to my Toon Link and Fox amiibo.  Now that Star Wars is entering the fray and the Boba Fett and Darth Vader figures look amazing, I highly doubt I’ll be able to resist much longer.  My only problem is spending the amount of money it takes on something like that, that I’m clueless about.  Not to mention with the insane gaming release calendar coming up for the rest of this year and next.  If there’s a lull in my gaming schedule I can definitely see myself picking it up and giving it a go.

I saw just a little bit of Fire Emblem Fates for the 3DS.  As I mentioned in a previous post, I loved Fire Emblem Awakening and this just looks like a continuation of that, with improvements.  The first thing I noticed was that it moved and played a lot smoother and faster, with less loading it seemed.  That could be because it was being played on the New Nintendo 3DS, I’m not sure.  Regardless, it looked great.  They also fixed the buddy system mechanic, in Awakening it would be random if your buddy would defend or attack for you.  Now, you can set if you want them to defend or attack, which doesn’t sound like a big deal, but I can assure you that it’s a game changer.

The final game of the show that caught my eye was Rock Band 4.  I loved Rock Band, then like everyone else, grew out of it.  Now, I’m starting to feel the itch again and wouldn’t mind diving back into the plastic drums.  Which is perfect, because Rock Band 4 was shown off this year and it looks great.  They’re doing just enough things different so that it isn’t a shocking difference, but it looks like it will be enough to get me back into it and keep me playing for a while.  Not to mention my previous instruments and all of my DLC I bought (more than I care to admit) will still be playable on it, which is wonderful news.  It releases this year, I’m not sure when I’ll have time for it, but I’m certain I’ll eventually play some Rock Band 4.

So that’s a wrap on E3 2015.  I have no hesitation in saying this has been the best E3 I’ve seen, which is funny considering last week I said I expected “no jaw-dropping moments.”  This E3 supplied some moments I really don’t think I’ll ever forget.  I thought this year was going to be one of the best years for gaming ever with all the great releases, but now I feel that same way for next year, and even into 2017.  This was also my first E3 that I’ve covered through blogging, what a great year to start with.  I really enjoyed being able to talk about and explain my thoughts on what I saw, as opposed to live-tweeting everything.  Tomorrow I will have a post about what I thought were the top three games of the show.  I thought it’d be impossible to narrow it down to one, but I managed to do it.  Then I felt bad if I left the others out, so I’m going to give them all some spotlight.  Following that, on Saturday I will have a fun, mystery post involving E3, so stay tuned and thanks for keeping up with me during E3 2015!

Sayonara E3 2015!


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