They opened with Final Fantasy VII Remake looking quite beautiful, and I continue to not care at all. That game might be truly amazing for a whole set of people to experience that story for the first time. It could succeed in satisfying every fan of the original. I don’t think either side is actually going to be happy. Who cares though! Final Fantasy VIII is finally getting a remaster instead of being conspicuously missing from the treatment. I expect widescreen support will be added but not sure what else. Let’s not forget Final Fantasy XIV, the MMORPG, getting some DLC. Some crazy mobile game I definitely don’t remember existing is getting a “second pillar” to support its world with the mouthfull of a title War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. And last but not least, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles (the one I am most excited for with a 2/10) is still coming and will have internet co-op making it actually possible to play through. Also it’s coming to phones which is a little surprising.
Ok, what else did they have? A new shooter named Outriders featuring 1-3 player, drop-in drop-out multiplayer, and a severe lack of other details. There was like 3 frames that looked third-person on a computer screen and a montage with a few interesting looking guns that has me thinking there will be colored loot. Yay, another Destiny competitor! My highlight of the show was Circuit Superstars, a racing game in the style of RC Pro-Am and other old arcade games I liked as a kid.
They also finally unveiled this Avengers game that Crystal Dynamics has been working on for the last few years. It looked pretty, but they said so little about it I kinda can’t believe it was their closer. I get the teaser finish with a title and logo or something. That can be very exciting, but a like 10 minute segment where you show a very small slice of what might have had a few moments of gameplay, and people coming on stage saying things like, “no loot boxes,” isn’t hype. WHAT IS THE GAME? All I got out of this was that they plan to keep adding content to it, like zones and characters, for a few years. To what end though? Is this just a really fancy 3rd person Marvel Heroes? I really hope some details come out during the week for some of this stuff, because right now I am more frustrated than excited about it.
It is strange to say it, but I think they showed too much of the new stuff. Not because I don’t want to see more, but they showed too much for a teaser and then gave too few details to generate excitement. Talk about disappointing.