With a long weekend looming in South Africa this week I’m quite excited to get some well needed and well deserved play time in. This week has been one crazy week but then again when isn’t the week of E3 any different. And hell don’t get me wrong this isn’t a bad thing, the announcements we’ve seen over this past week was incredible and I honestly feel that no matter who you’re a fan of…PlayStation, Nintendo or Xbox…we all were treated to at least one game over this E3. I am a little sad however that the shows over and that the wait now begins but I guess that’s just the way the cookie crumbles and waiting is part of the game. However in the midst of waiting we still have a ton of amazing titles in existence so let’s turn our attention to some this weekend.
With the way things have been lately – RIDICULOUSLY CRAZY – I’ve been cramming in a lot of my game time on the 3DS and most of all my mobile phone. I did manage to get some game time in on my PS4 however that was short lived. This weekend that’s all going to change though as I intend on not only playing a few older titles on the PS4 but planning on starting a game I picked up last week for the PS3, NIER.
Originally released in 2010 on the PS3 and Xbox 360 players take control of a man known as Nier who is in search for a cure to a deadly disease which has infected his daughter. The title falls under the RPG genre and was published by Square Enix. What’s intriguing to me was the fact that not only have I never played this title before but I actually did not know that it is in fact a spin-off title for the Drakengard series. I have been told that the game itself is around 30 – 40 hours depending on how you go through it in terms of main story line or if you’re into doing side quests during the game, so I definitely will not be able to complete it this weekend. However I’m hoping that by next week I will have at least played 50% of the title to provide some impressions.
Also included in my play-list for the weekend is of course my mobile favorites at the moment which are Fallout Shelter and Fire Emblem Heroes. Admittedly with E3 2017 taking so much of my time since last week I’ve not really put in a decent amount of time with them and considering my update on Fallout Shelter goes up tomorrow and a new event went live on Fire Emblem Heroes recently, I was a little saddened by the limited time I had to play. Nevertheless I have already started playing them once again since earlier this evening and have also downloaded another mobile title – Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (impressions to follow next week).
I’d love to hear what’s on your video game play-list this weekend or perhaps you plan on binge watching some anime instead?
Earlier this week the team at SaGamer discussed our E3 2017 expectations. With E3 looming over our heads, I thought it would be good to talk about what I’m expecting or rather hoping for out of The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017.
Beginning tomorrow the 10th of June EA will host their conference and although its not part of the E3 line up specifically I am quite excited to see one game in particular that’s on their roster and that’s Need for Speed Payback. EA revealed and released the games trailer a week ago which can be seen below.
That’s about all I’d like to see from EA to be honest and there after my focus shall shift to Bethesda. If I had to hope for the impossible I would wish for an announcement or news on a new Fallout title but with rumors going around on Bethesda working on a new Wolfenstein and/or a new Evil Within, my dreams on a new Fallout title is just that, but a dream. However there are talks about the show having Fallout 4 VR. Now although Fallout 4 itself is not a new title, to see it in VR and hear more on its mechanics and system through VR will be a treat for me.
Following Bethesda are the Ubisoft and PlayStation conferences. With Ubisoft I am actually quite interested to see more on Assassins Creed Origins where as PlayStation probably has the most hype going for it throughout the world (disclaimer my hype train will be leaving the station last in the form of Nintendo) although there are two titles in specific that I was intrigued to see and that is The Last of Us 2 and Death Stranding (sadly I think Kojima advised that this might not be at the show).
With the rest of the shows out the way specific to my interests I shall now dive into what is probably going to make my E3 and that is the Nintendo portion of E3.
Nintendo last year hosted one hell of a show for me. Although they didn’t really have much on their show floor, the Breath of the Wild set-up was incredible. I remember watching their Treehouse live segments every chance that I could. And this year I doubt that this will change. There are so many titles that I’m interested in seeing from Nintendo this year at E3 that I’ve decided to rather list them below instead of talking about each one. As talking about each one might keep you here the entire evening.
– Pokémon Ultra Sun & Moon (I have so much to say about this after the Nintendo Pokémon Direct the other day but I shall keep my head up high and wait on Nintendo to show more at E3 2017)
– Super Mario Odyssey (Next to Breath of the Wild anyone that owns a Switch cannot say that they aren’t waiting on this!)
– Fire Emblem (2018’s release for the Nintendo Switch)
– Monster Hunter XX (Nintendo Switch)
– Project Octopath Traveler
– Mario and Rabbids Kingdom (I assume this will be showed off with Nintendo but Ubisoft might do the honors)
– Xenoblade 2
– Ever Oasis
When it comes to Nintendo I have quite high expectations unfortunately. Even more so, a wish for an announcement on a new piece of hardware…The Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic.
Tell me what are you hoping for from all the announcements soon to grace us from E3 2017?