We Watched The Square Enix Press Briefing | E3 2018

The Final Fantasy VII remake is totally real.  Please believe us.


Shadow of The Tomb Raider

The show opened with a short sequence of a plane crashing which probably isn’t a great time for Lara Croft.  After that we cut to gameplay of Lara hiding in a tree and shooting a poisonous arrow at a guy that made him lose his mind before he ultimately died.  We then see her perform some takedowns on unsuspecting dudes before slathering herself in mud to blend into the environment. All of what we’re seeing here is stealth gameplay until Lara leaps out from the bushes to stab a dude in the face.  Somehow she escapes that situation unnoticed, only for her to throw an ignited gas canister on top of three dudes so she can watch them burn alive.

It looked pretty cool, but aside from some mud-rubbin’ I didn’t really see much that differentiates it from its predecessors.  Still, I like this series well enough to check it out when it releases later this year.


The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit

We saw some of this at Microsoft’s briefing, but we got a different look at it here.  We are quickly reminded that this isn’t Life is Strange 2, but an introduction to the world of Life is Strange.  It seems to build upon the idea that based on whatever adventure this kid imagines in his mind, you’ll get a new gameplay experience.  Whereas Life is Strange was built around rewinding time, this looks like it will allow for the player play with different kinds of mechanics based on the adventure.  But that’s just my best guess.

We’ll find out on June 26th when it releases for free.


Baylon’s Fall

It’s a Platinum game about slashing through some sort of medieval styled world.  Not much stood out to me here outside of the fact it looked like a Bayonetta game with an illusion to 4 player coop right at the end.  So it could be cool, but there’s not much to go on right now.


Just Cause 4

Taking place in South America, once again Rico Rodriguez is sent in to fight an oppressive regime and tornadoes.  There are claims that weather is going to be the big defining characteristic in this entry, blizzards and tornadoes being the highlights.  Also in addition to the rocket boosters and grappling hooks, you’ll get these cool balloons you can attach to things so you can make your enemies just slowly float away.  Looks pretty awesome, but we’ll see if it pans out.



The Quiet Man

What appeared to be an actual video of a man walking into an alley and getting heckled by stereotypical gang members, made a weird transition into gameplay of him brawling with them and kicking their asses.  Also he’s deaf.  Could this be The Bouncer sequel we’ve all been waiting for?  Perhaps.  We’ll learn more in August.

Then the conference just ended.  No mention of their Avengers project, no mention of the Final Fantasy VII remake, and the same incomprehensible Kingdom Hearts III trailer from the Microsoft briefing yesterday.

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