I haven't written a journal in I don't even know how long. Whoops. I feel the need to now though because E3 happened and holy shit I'm in game heaven.
I honestly didn't expect any news on Kingdom Hearts 3. I wasn't just being pessimistic, I know that game is still heavy in early production and I just wasn't expecting anything newsworthy about it for a while, so that trailer was a complete surprise. I'm still not over it. My current mood is that guy who yelled "THANK YOU" when the screen faded to black.
Aside from Kingdom Hearts, there were just so many good games unveiled I hardly know how I'm going to afford them all. Fallout 4, Mass Effect, (which was barely even mentioned after its regrettably short trailer) gameplay of No Man's Sky, Xenoblade X, The Last Guardian, Rise of the Tomb Raider, STAR FOX ZERO, (frick fRICK I really love Star Fox 64 okay, this is all I've ever wanted) Horizon Zero Dawn, A REMAKE OF FF7, fuCK. Even the games I wasn't interested in playing looked great. I might play For Honor and Zelda: Triforce Heroes once I know exactly how the multiplayer works.
Man though, Sony won E3 so hard. They had the games, the hype, and the energy that completely dominated. Bethesda's conference was also tremendously awesome, (DOOM) and although I've never been as into Fallout as Elder Scrolls, I can't believe how excited for Fallout 4 I am. Dat character creation. When I heard Fallout was confirmed I figured we wouldn't get an ES announcement (I don't count Tamriel Unlimited - not a new game, and I'm still not even sure I want to play it when it's free, but I might have to now just to get my fix) but I was hoping for one all the same. Still, I wasn't disappointed.
Nintendo's event was a letdown but not in the way I feared. They rocked E3 last year, so I was hoping for another homerun but it just didn't happen. They revealed some fun titles, but I was hoping for more news on Zelda Wii-U, and maybe some stronger titles all around. They started off super strong with Star Fox, but then I felt the event fizzled into talk of Amiibos and spin-off titles like Animal Crossing and Metroid. (I am so, so sorry Metroid fans.)
Square Enix's conference was just... Awkward. It was clear they weren't very prepared - one guy would mechanically come up to the podium, talk a bunch about shit we don't care about and then play a video. Their biggest titles (aside from KH) had already been showed by Sony, so they couldn't even count on the overwhelming excitement for the FF7 remake teaser. Altogether meh, but I got Kingdom Hearts so I really don't care at all.
EA's was shit. Minions and sports. Fuck off, EA. Except for Mass Effect, that can stay. Oh and Unravel looked adorable.
Anyway, let me know if I missed any big titles that you're frickin' excited about. I probably definitely did.