Video Game Tuesday: Breath of the Wild Impressions

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This week for Video Game Tuesday I’m taking a look at what Nintendo brought to this year’s E3! It’s my Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Impressions!

What did we know so already?: Not much we know that it will feature the first fully open world in the Zelda franchise, which from what we’ve seen is pretty damn impressive. I’ll admit I really want to be playing it right now as I’m writing this, but as I don’t own a Wii U and it’s not out I’ll have to deal with it. It will feature open ended game play, although there is probably an intended path for players to play the game, it’s completely up to the player where they go. We also knew that Epona wouldn’t run into trees anymore.

What did we learn this year?: That Link will be able to climb anywhere he wants, that the world works almost like it would in real life, a boulder pushed down a hill into enemies will crush them, setting fire to a grassland will cause a huge fire, and if it rains it will go out. There will be storms where lightning can hit the ground and you’ll want to stop using any metal weapons, although you could throw it at an enemy to attract the lightning. There will be a completely new equipment portion of the game, with gear for different environments and weather. You’ll want warmer clothes if you go climbing up a mountain, and even warmer if you want to go to the peak of said mountain.

We know that he gets a new item called the Sheikah stone which acts sort of like a tablet computer for link. I assume this will hold various hints, or knowledge we learn through the game. We also know he get’s a new item that lets him levitate objects like planks and the like from afar. Link can also use his shield as a surfboard on hills and attack while shield surfing. I’m probably forgetting a few things, but those were the big things that hit me from the presentation and what we learned afterwards.

That’s it for this week’s Video Game Tuesday! See you all next week!

 

Video Game Tuesday: E3 2016

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Hey all for this week’s Video Game Tuesday I’m going to go over about each of the various conferences and my thoughts on them. It’s all about E3 2016!

Day -1:

EA: Nothing really surprising came out of the EA conference on Day -1, except that FIFA 17 would have a story mode. Other than that we heard more about Battlefield and their other yearly franchises. Frankly EA was as always a disappointment. I’m honestly surprised that we didn’t get much info on Mass Effect Andromeda, but than this is EA we are talking about. Titanfall 2 was also shown, although frankly we’ve known that it would be coming to PS4 for a few years now, so it wasn’t too surprising.

Bethesda: More about Dishonored 2 was learned, We also heard about the Skyrim Remasters for the current gen with mod support planned. That is pretty cool, but frankly I would’ve loved to hear about Elder Scrolls¬†6 being in development rather than hearing that it wasn’t going to happen for at least a couple years. ¬†We heard about ESO getting more love, but frankly I could care less about a game that tries too hard to be an MMO Skyrim and fails miserably.

Day 0:

Microsoft: Lots of surprises here, with not only did we get to learn about the upgraded Xbox One S, we also learned we can now make custom Xbox One Controllers, which is nice enough for those of us with more money to spend. Dead Rising 4 was announced, A sequel to State of Decay, A card game spin off of The Witcher series for Gwent, hilarious card for Roach by the way, ReCore and a game from the developers of Limbo. Than to end it all we learned about Xbox Scorpio, which Microsoft said will be the most powerful console ever. Unfortunately we later learned that the main reason it has so much hardware behind it is to deliver on Microsoft’s VR machine. Wether or not it will flop remains to be seen, but the fact that it won’t have any significant impact on gameplay compared to the One S is worrying.

Ubisoft: Opening up with Just Dance, a series I never got into, Ubisoft than showed off more stuff about future games including future developments for The Division, their attempt at capturing Destiny’s players. We also got further looks into Watch Dogs 2, which sounds awesome, hopefully they can refine the concept from the first game and make it much better than what we got the first time around. We also got a look at an open world sports game, called Steep.

Sony: Sony started with gameplay from the upcoming God of War 4, another series I’ve never gotten into. Resident Evil 7 was announced, and it will be Sony VR compatible for those horror junkies, two things I’m definitely never going to enjoy together. We also learned about a new Quantic Dream game called Detroit: Become Human, which looks to be interesting, though I have no hopes of it actually being more than a glorified choose your own adventure made into a game. We saw tons of gameplay footages from upcoming games, including Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Horizon Zero Dawn (That game with Robot Dinos) and Final Fantasy XV. FFXV is also getting VR compatibility, which might be pretty interesting although reports from E3 say it was disappointing. Than we got a real surprise in the fact that Kojima is working on a new game with Norman Reedus called Death Stranding. The trailer was pretty creepy, and pretty vague. Honestly don’t know what to think about it. Probably the biggest news however was that The Last Guardian finally has a release date of this year on October 25th.

That’s it for this week’s Video Game Tuesday. I’ve left out some stuff, but feel free to comment on it below!