Tuesday, June 10, 2014

E3 Day 0 Winners

It's time for another E3. We are here at the show lurking in the shadows. Here are our top five winners of the show so far.

1. Nintendo: The fact that you did not show up at the E3 press conferences is another shining example of the bold direction your company is taking. Sure sales might be suffering now, but Nintendo's over all vision is clear. Nintendo just makes great video games. Look at any of the games actually made by Nintendo. They all consistently score above 8.0 out of 10. Nintendo doesn't need E3, but it does need a bigger marketing effort and a new console name.

2. No Man's Sky: This game is beautiful. It's a bold effort that allows for complex living worlds to be created each time a person enters the game. The concept is all of the greatest space stories you were told as a child coming true in your own digital world. We cannot wait to fly around and claim the finders rights to new planets and creatures.

3. Magicka 2: Do you remember when you were a kid and you played make-believe? That's what Magicka is like for an adult. At the office we played hours and I mean hours of Magicka together. It's one of those games that makes you glad you still are a little kid at heart. We have high hopes for Magicka 2.

4. Far Cry 4: At the office we universally hated Far Cry 1 and 2. So when Far Cry 3 came out we had to be tricked into playing it. What we didn't know was that Far Cry 3 had an amazing story and game play that rivaled the best first person shooters of the day. The story was amazing and kept us coming back for more. In fact almost all of us played through the ending twice in order to see the different ways the story could end. If Far Cry 4 is even a little like Far Cry 3 we will be very happy. Early trailers show that Far Cry 4 is just more Far Cry to love.

5. Grim Fandango: Based on this last pick you might have guessed that most of us at the office are in our late twenties and thirties. It's easy to tell this because one of the games we loved when we were young was Grim Fandango. It's a cool story about the afterlife. It's so watchable that I encourage you all to watch the entire play through on YouTube now. Watching the play through will not even spoil the experience of the game when it relaunches. It's that good. It's like a book you read every year or a holiday movie. We are very excited to see this one return.

That's it for today. More coming tomorrow. Maybe we will even talk about toys. Symbiote Studios