If you were paying attention on Cheerful Ghost this week, you saw my posts about the big presentations up to Sunday, and then only scattered info from there on. Yeah, sorry about that everyone. I had planned to do my usual summaries from each of the big conferences but I got knocked out by a bad case of strep throat.

But I've caught up on the news, and rather than suddenly dropping a ton of posts, I'm just going to share a few highlights. I picked the Engadget video embedded above for this post because it hits a lot of the high points for the general public, even if they aren't all my highlights.

These aren't in any particular order except the first two:

BREATH OF THE MOTHER F*&@% WILD SEQUEL
No, we didn't get a ton here. Just a very brief look at a cinematic from the game with a couple hints at what the plot might be. But just knowing it's coming is the highlight of E3 for me. BotW is one of my favorite games of all time, and *may* be my favorite Zelda game. So I'm a little hyped.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fr1Z07AV00

Link's Awakening Remake
Note however that I said BotW "may" be my favorite Zelda game. It's between that and Link's Awakening on Gameboy Color. And the new gameplay we got for this remake in the Treehouse was just what I was hoping for.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHwhTv-LdPY

Mario Maker 2
The Treehouse also brought us some in-depth Mario Maker 2 gameplay and I didn't think I could be any more excited for this, but here we are. This is only part 1, I recommend you check out part 2 and 3 as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMxmq3bhSuw

I started with my Nintendo highlights because I think they stole the show this year. Can't wait to put my Switch into heavy use.

Jedi Fallen Order
Stig Asmussen (from the God of War series) directing a Star Wars single-player action game is basically a dream come true. We got to see a lot of gameplay here, and it looks tight. If I'm being honest with myself, some of it looks a little familiar to recent action games, but the addition of a light saber and force powers knocks the game up quite a few notches for me.
https://youtu.be/8939aURV9Dc

Cyberpunk 2077
There's so much depth to this game that it seems as though you could play it for a year and still not uncover every possibility. It looks like it blends Blade Runner and the Deus Ex series, which is a match made in heaven. This game was already high on my list for anticipated releases, but this made it jump near the top. And let's be honest, I said Nintendo stole the show, but Keanu Reeves stole the show when he showed up on stage after it was revealed that he's playing a character in the game. He always seems like such a wholesome dude and his brief appearance was charming as ever. Never change, Keanu.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwgrsjHlqas

Doom Eternal
After the first trailer Bethesda showed for this at E3, I was a little disappointed. It didn't seem to add anything. But they went on to show some gameplay and adding interesting traversal of the environment to the game looks to elevate this game far past the original.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK73XMgkpc8

Terraria: Journey's End
Ah, the update we've been waiting forever for will be the last major update. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. This game has given us way more than we paid into it over the years. I've already covered this in depth here:
https://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/posts/4101/terraria-journey-s-end-update-will-release-this-year

Final Fantasy VII Remake
We finally have a release date! It'll be here next March:
https://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/posts/4102/the-final-fantasy-vii-remake-releases-march-3-2020

Gods and Monsters
To be fair this is a "wait and see" for me, but it has piqued my interest. It looks ... SO MUCH like Breath of the Wild that I had to check that I hadn't created it in a fever dream. But it seems like Ubisoft is trying to capture that Breath of the Wild magic, and if they can, I'll play it.
https://youtu.be/Egzb6_HCqQw

Marvel's Avengers
OK this is something of a problem for me. I really want to experience playing as all these characters. The premise and graphics look great, even if we haven't seen any gameplay of it. It's a bit nebulous. BUT. They designed this so closely to the aesthetics of the MCU but the face designs and voices are so very different that it goes so far beyond pulling me out of the experience of the trailer. This is still one I really want to keep an eye on but I wish they'd given their game its own voice like Spider-Man on the PS4 did. It pulled inspiration from everything, but was unique.
https://youtu.be/LDBojdBAjXU

Your turn!
This is just a fraction of what was covered. What were your highlights? Drop them in the comments and lets geek out over the new games we get to play soon!

To catch up on the rest of our E3 disussions:

EA: https://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/posts/4097/e3-2019-day-0-ea

Microsoft: https://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/posts/4098/e3-2019-day-1-microsoft

Bethesda: https://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/posts/4099/e3-2019-day-1-bethesda

Will's excellent Limited Run coverage, highlighting something I would have missed otherwise: https://cheerfulghost.com/Will_Ball/posts/4103/e3-2019-day-1-limited-run-games

Nintendo: https://cheerfulghost.com/jdodson/posts/4104/e3-2019-the-nintendo-wrap-up

GregoPeck   Member wrote on 06/17/2019 at 01:14am

I haven't really paid attention to anything. I know about some games that may be relevant to me (PC games), but I haven't even really looked at them. So, the only thing I care about out of this E3 is the Terraria update. I'm glad BotW is getting a sequel, but I don't own a Switch and have no idea when I might get one. I've read that there are other models coming out, so that seems to make it even more worth while to wait it out. I'm not completely sure how I feel about the FFVII Remake, but I don't own a PS4 and don't plan on buying one or a PS5 (the game will work on both systems) any time soon. I am glad that FFVIII has been remastered for the Switch, it's my favorite FF, but again, I don't have a Switch and I already have it on Steam. I might get into Doom Immortal and the new Wolfenstein.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Member wrote on 06/17/2019 at 03:54pm

That for the shout out Travis! I am a Limited Run Games fanboy, so they were the highlight for me. Super Mario Maker 2, Link's Awaking, Jedi Fallen Order, were all the games that I want now, and preordered. Cyberpunk 2077 I am optimistic about. I was really disappointed in Marvel's Avengers, the characters look nothing like the MCU counterparts or the comics, so it was very off-putting. I would like to know more on why they went with the character models that are in the game.

jdodson   Admin   Member wrote on 06/17/2019 at 05:17pm

Basically everything I was already excited for beforehand:

* Link's Awakening Remake
* Super Mario Maker 2

A few new things:

* Terraria: Journey's End (Like, yeah, awesome. Sad it's ending but it makes sense.)
* Elder Scrolls Legends on Switch (I have very low expectations, hopefully this is more fun than the phone version)

Things I knew about but am more excited for

* Wolfenstein: New Blood. (I have yet to play New Order, so I think after Tale launches i'll wrap up Rage, New Order and then get to New Blood. Who am I kidding, I'll prob get sidetracked by the Nintendo stuff and finally beat these games in 2032.)

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