Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sony E3 Conference, Overall E3 Impressions, Batman Arkham Knight, Witcher 3, Watch_Dogs, Rock band 4

Sony E3 Press Conference
  • Went to the Rave Theater to watch the Sony Conference.   There were around 70 people at the event. 
  • I wasn't really impressed with the setup.  The video didn't even take up the full screen and the sound was in 2.1 stereo. 
  • The conference itself was good and they show quite a lot of stuff that the crowd did get excited for. 
  • We got codes for $5 in Playstation money and some posters and stuff so probably not worth it next year. I'll have the event next year at my house. 
Overall E3 Impressions
  • Fallout 4 is coming, Fallout 4 is coming this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Ordered the Pip-Boy version yesterday.
  • The Last Guardian was shown which was announced over 5 years ago, and a FF 7 remake announced which made the crowds go wild.
  • Halo 5 and Doom looked impressive. 
  • Call of Duty Maps now come out first on the PS4 this year.
  • Horizon Zero Dawn was probably my favorite game play demo of the show.  Very impressive combat and visuals.
  • Hololens actually looked cool if you are into Minecraft.  *Mark*. Maybe another reason to jump back to the Xbone.
Batman Arkham Knight
  • I would love to give impressions but since the PC version is a horrible mess those will have to wait.
  • I did get the game free with my new video card but I did buy the season pass, I may try and get a refund on Steam if the issues aren't fixed quickly.
  • The PC version has horrible stuttering when driving the batmobile and the frame rate drops to the teens randomly.
  • This version is also missing Ambient Occlusion which is an effect that really makes the game look great, the console versions have this feature and it looks so much better there. 
  • I may go ahead and get the PS4 version as I'm not sure they can fix these issues in a couple of weeks. 
Witcher 3
  • Still Witchering away.  I think I'm at 45 hours played and level 14 so still a long way to go.
  • Donald has already beat the game and got all 1000 achievement points.
  • Gwent is really addictive and strategic, most of my matches are intense and full of tough choices.  They should release a full featured version on smartphones. 
  • I think they are half-way through releasing the 16 pieces of DLC content for free.  They release 2 a week and usually consist of alternate clothing  and a quest, not bad for free content.
  • So far my favorite moment of the game is when the Witcher has to go to a tavern to watch a bard sing so that he can get some information.  The song is amazing, I think I've listened to it over 25 times. It's not on the Official soundtrack for the game though which was disappointing. 
  • Brent, the impressions will be coming soon as I bought the game on the Steam sale.  Only 2 years late
  • I've only put in 20 minutes so far and that tutorial bit has been fun. The driving will take some time to get used to as it's very floaty.  I was crashing all over the place running from the cops, not sure how they didn't catch me. 
  • The hacking was cool and being able to see what each NPC is interested in was cool. 
Rockband 4
  • Was so excited to hear the game was coming out for the new consoles and I still am but the key feature that I use, Midi support for my drums will not be supported on launch and depending upon how vocal the community is it may take a long time before it's implemented.  Online play is also not showing up.
  • I understand why though.  They are truly an independent studio now and don't have the money or backing of a large partner like they did last generation. 
  • I am still getting the game as I enjoy playing bass and I think they will have over 1,000 songs available from the previous version so it will be worth it for that.
​New Releases​ - Batman is finally here and looks to be awesome.  Tales from the Borderlands Ep 3 is also out, I've really enjoyed that game as well.

  • Batman: Arkham Knight (download - $60) - Pre-loaded and ready to go.  Hopefully it will release early.
  • Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 3 (download - $25) - Really good adventure type game.
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Heavenaward (download - $40) - Heard cool things but you can only access if you've finished the main story missions.
  • Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (download - $25) - Really liked the game but a little to steep in the price.
  • MotoGP 15 (download)
  • Mahjong Pretty Girls Battle : School Girls Edition (download) - Huh?  What about the ugly girls?
  • Barony (download)
  • Super 3-D Noah's Ark (download) - Super 3D ????
  • Curse of Mermos (download - free-to-play)
  • Her Story (download)
  • Area-X (download)
  • Centauri Sector (download)
  • Blockwick 2 (download)
  • Icarus-X: Tides of Fire (download)
  • Pizza Express (download)
  • Streets of Fury EX (download)
  • Lethis - Path of Progress (download)
  • Fort Meow (download)
  • East Tower - Kuon (download)
  • Metal Slug (download - $8)
  • Niko: Through the Dream (download)
  • Lost Lands: Dark Overlord (download)
PlayStation 4
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Heavenaward
  • Ride
  • PlanetSide 2 (download - free-to-play) - Interested to see how it plays compared to the PC version. 
  • Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 3 (download - $25)
  • Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (download - $25)
  • Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut (download)
  • Ender of Fire (download)
  • Riptide GP2 (download)
  • Tour de France 2015 (download)
  • Attacking Zegata (download)
  • Astebreed (download)
  • Arcade Archives Raiders 5 (download)
Xbox One
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Ride
  • Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 3 (download - $25)
  • Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (download - $25)
Xbox 360
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 3 (download - $25)
PlayStation 3
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Heavenaward
  • Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 3 (download - $25)
  • Suikoden III (download - PS2 Classic)
  • Tour de France 2015 (download)
Wii U
  • Art Academy: Home Studio (download)

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