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Mike’s Best of E3 2019 - Michael Bitton - MMORPG.com

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Another year, another E3. This time the show was a bit smaller than we’re used to, with companies like Sony opting to skip altogether. Thankfully, the folks at Nintendo, Square Enix and Microsoft impressed enough to make for a decent overall showing. These are my favorite developments of E3 2019.

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Michael "MikeB" Bitton
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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 26,790
    I agree with your point regarding Breath of the Wild's degradation mechanics. I've gotten used to them but they aren't really fun. I will most definitely be buying this sequel.

    I've never played a "regular" Final Fantasy game (meaning other than Final Fantasy 14) but I'm intrigued enough by this remake to give it a try.

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  • angerbeaverangerbeaver Member UncommonPosts: 1,056
    Elden Ring and BGIII were the only things that interested me, but super excited for both. Both will be whatever cheapest pre-order is.
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 4,480
    My best of E3:

    Fire Emblem Three Houses

    Final Fantasy 7R

    Marvel's Avengers

    Tales of Arise

    Breath of the Wild sequel

    Dragon Quest and Banjo Kazooie in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

    Trials of Mana Remake

    Outriders




    All in all, this was an E3 of quality, not quantity. The lows were really low and the highs were astronomical. The great announcements were REALLY great and the average announcements were REALLY boring.


    The only things really missing here that could have made this a far better show were another Ubisoft and Nintendo collab, another traditional Square game (like a Bravely or an Octopath), and Shin Megami Tensei 5 (where are you?!).
  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,769
    edited June 13
  • Shanky_ShankyShanky_Shanky Member UncommonPosts: 31
    Baldurs Gate III was the biggest announce of E3, super excited of Larian making the game
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  • KajidourdenKajidourden Member EpicPosts: 2,782
    Sovrath said:
    I agree with your point regarding Breath of the Wild's degradation mechanics. I've gotten used to them but they aren't really fun. I will most definitely be buying this sequel.

    I've never played a "regular" Final Fantasy game (meaning other than Final Fantasy 14) but I'm intrigued enough by this remake to give it a try.

    I hated it at first too, but learned to love it.  It became another reason to explore in terms of finding weapons and also required some more thought.  Overall, I could take it or leave it though.
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 4,480
    I'm kind of mixed on the weapon degredation mechanics. On one hand, it makes for a pretty fun combat experience. On the other hand, it makes even high end weapons feel unrewarding, and it disincentivizes you from fighting enemies if their rewards don't outweigh the weapon damage.
  • KajidourdenKajidourden Member EpicPosts: 2,782
    Aeander said:
    I'm kind of mixed on the weapon degredation mechanics. On one hand, it makes for a pretty fun combat experience. On the other hand, it makes even high end weapons feel unrewarding, and it disincentivizes you from fighting enemies if their rewards don't outweigh the weapon damage.
    I'm playing it on master mode right now off and on and yeah....it's rough to start.
  • WarlyxWarlyx Member RarePosts: 2,857

    Aeander said:

    I'm kind of mixed on the weapon degredation mechanics. On one hand, it makes for a pretty fun combat experience. On the other hand, it makes even high end weapons feel unrewarding, and it disincentivizes you from fighting enemies if their rewards don't outweigh the weapon damage.



    yeah worst mechanic no doubt
    MrMelGibson
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 26,790
    Warlyx said:

    Aeander said:

    I'm kind of mixed on the weapon degredation mechanics. On one hand, it makes for a pretty fun combat experience. On the other hand, it makes even high end weapons feel unrewarding, and it disincentivizes you from fighting enemies if their rewards don't outweigh the weapon damage.



    yeah worst mechanic no doubt
    this is used in Praey for the Gods as well. I would say those developers are influenced by some of Breath of the Wild's mechanics such as the item degradation as well as the glider.

    It seems to work a bit better their because the game has more of a survival game feel. However, it's still way annoying at times.



  • blamo2000blamo2000 Member RarePosts: 863
    Nothing has been announced that I am even slightly excited about that I've seen posted so far. The games I am excited about all seem to have their release pushed back from when I expected (Outer Worlds and WL3) so E3 has done nothing but crush my hopes of having good games releasing this year other than Classic.
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 6,315
    edited June 13
    Honestly, looking at the VII remake as it is (not thinking about monetization, story division etc), it just made me want this to be VIII instead. If anyone remembers VIII's commericial and the cutscene patterns they used, this honestly just looks like a playable version of that (which isn't a bad thing). VIII aesthetic is just more pleasing to me plus gunblade baby! Alas, that might not happen in my lifetime with the rate they are working on just this and looking back at how long it took for them to develop FFXV (which I believe started development at the same time or before XIII, even though it was under a different name back then as well).
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  • RidelynnRidelynn Member EpicPosts: 6,803
    I had high hopes for Jedi: Fallen Order, but the gameplay footage made it look a lot like a re-skinned Titanfall. Titanfall wasn't bad... but not exactly my favorite style either.

    Very excited about both FFVII and VIII. I think S/E has done a good job with the FF Franchise as of late: from the pickup of the stumble on FFXIV to what is now great commitment and support, to the actual continued release of content for XV. It leaves me feeling optimistic about the for the episodic VII release. I enjoyed XIII, but it wasn't a high mark for the franchise.

    I haven't been able to get into a Zelda game for a while. I know it's a shame, I always hear they are great, but I just can't get back into them. Maybe I need to be 12 again...

    Intrigued by Avengers. Not really excited, but it's got me keeping an open eye.

    Still more buzzed for Cyberpunk than anything. And I'm really hoping Outer Worlds doesn't become a XB1 exclusive, as this is still very much on my radar.

    Was hoping for updated Nintendo Switch hardware, didn't get it.
    blueturtle13Torval
  • phoenixfire2phoenixfire2 Member UncommonPosts: 71
    2077. Nothing else matters.
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 4,480
    Ridelynn said:
    I had high hopes for Jedi: Fallen Order, but the gameplay footage made it look a lot like a re-skinned Titanfall. Titanfall wasn't bad... but not exactly my favorite style either.

    Very excited about both FFVII and VIII. I think S/E has done a good job with the FF Franchise as of late: from the pickup of the stumble on FFXIV to what is now great commitment and support, to the actual continued release of content for XV. It leaves me feeling optimistic about the for the episodic VII release. I enjoyed XIII, but it wasn't a high mark for the franchise.

    I haven't been able to get into a Zelda game for a while. I know it's a shame, I always hear they are great, but I just can't get back into them. Maybe I need to be 12 again...

    Intrigued by Avengers. Not really excited, but it's got me keeping an open eye.

    Still more buzzed for Cyberpunk than anything. And I'm really hoping Outer Worlds doesn't become a XB1 exclusive, as this is still very much on my radar.

    Was hoping for updated Nintendo Switch hardware, didn't get it.
    Updated Switch hardware would be a terrible idea.

    Let's make everyone who bought our console 2 years ago feel like total chumps.
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,399
    Ridelynn said:
    I had high hopes for Jedi: Fallen Order, but the gameplay footage made it look a lot like a re-skinned Titanfall. Titanfall wasn't bad... but not exactly my favorite style either.

    Very excited about both FFVII and VIII. I think S/E has done a good job with the FF Franchise as of late: from the pickup of the stumble on FFXIV to what is now great commitment and support, to the actual continued release of content for XV. It leaves me feeling optimistic about the for the episodic VII release. I enjoyed XIII, but it wasn't a high mark for the franchise.

    I haven't been able to get into a Zelda game for a while. I know it's a shame, I always hear they are great, but I just can't get back into them. Maybe I need to be 12 again...

    Intrigued by Avengers. Not really excited, but it's got me keeping an open eye.

    Still more buzzed for Cyberpunk than anything. And I'm really hoping Outer Worlds doesn't become a XB1 exclusive, as this is still very much on my radar.

    Was hoping for updated Nintendo Switch hardware, didn't get it.
    I'm waiting for a hardware refresh too. It's a little disappointing because a while back there were rumors swirling. I can wait a little longer but if they don't do it by the time PlayStation next comes around then I'll get that instead.

    Fallen Order looks exactly like Force Unleashed 3 to me, only without the Wiimotes. Playing Jedi with the wiimotes is what made that game rock so hard. Without that it's just a Star Wars themed Batman Arkham game.

    The rest of the stuff, it's too early to tell. I saw this thread in my favorite gaming sub, recapping the E3 highlights 5 years ago. It's to give some perspective on what was thought to be hot and what actually turned out that way. https://www.reddit.com/r/patientgamers/comments/bzrjgh/announcing_the_patient_players_presentation_p3/
     

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  • DvoraDvora Member UncommonPosts: 481
    edited June 14
    if mostly only final fantasy games and Zelda were worth a mention then this year is gonna be another garbage year for games, or the OP has a very narrow focus and just ain't looking at my type of games.
  • OldSchoolGamerOldSchoolGamer Member UncommonPosts: 225
    edited June 14
    Absolutely nothing on the MMORPG front as far as new games goes. /sigh You know, if they keep this up, table top RPGs just may make a huge come back. I'm so bored of the MMORPG scene right now, it might be time to dust off the ol' miniature collection. Due to no fault of his own, but it is pretty sad when the community manager here goes to E3 of all things and can't find one thing to write about on the subject he is the community manager for. I mean seriously...
    Reverielle
  • SamhaelSamhael Member RarePosts: 1,228
    On the Avengers thing, I read elsewhere today that while they are collecting feedback, they have no plans to adjust the look of the characters. Which is amusing since I haven't read any positive feedback on their look.
  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 5,390
    Samhael said:
    On the Avengers thing, I read elsewhere today that while they are collecting feedback, they have no plans to adjust the look of the characters. Which is amusing since I haven't read any positive feedback on their look.
    Oftentimes requests for feedback are the commercial equivalent of "does this dress make me look fat?" Looking for reassurance, not candor.

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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 16,209
    FF7 is imo a very weak story,a band of thugs and nothing more.I tried the game several times,i just can't get too far before i need to quit playing,it is imo not a very good game.
    I did not play it when it first came out,so i don't know the nostalgia behind it or how good it was for that era but i just don't get it,i would rather play FF3 before 7 any day anytime.8-9 were ok but soon i dove into X there was no going back to 8-9 for a long time,X was the best story i ever encountered in a rpg and the characters had a ton of personality.

    NO way could i formulate my own best of E3 because it had sooooo many super boring parts that i could never think of watching it all.So i watched bits and pieces and did not see a whole lot of good,what i did see was a common trend to ACT FAKE,PRETEND the people on stage loved everything they saw in every game.
    In typical fashion,it is a place to get all your commercial advertising under one umbrella.It is not different than opening up Steam and seeing curators rate every game as great great,awesome,great,just a pile of bull,FAKE people all over the place.
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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 6,780
    Alaloth looks great , surprised it got no mention at all ...

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/919360/Alaloth__Champions_of_The_Four_Kingdoms/
    Torval
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,399
    Scorchien said:
    Alaloth looks great , surprised it got no mention at all ...

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/919360/Alaloth__Champions_of_The_Four_Kingdoms/
    Good mention! This is definitely one to keep an eye on.
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  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 4,480
    Scorchien said:
    Alaloth looks great , surprised it got no mention at all ...

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/919360/Alaloth__Champions_of_The_Four_Kingdoms/
    Had me at top down ARPG. Lost me at Souls like.
    blueturtle13
  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,769
    Aeander said:
    Scorchien said:
    Alaloth looks great , surprised it got no mention at all ...

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/919360/Alaloth__Champions_of_The_Four_Kingdoms/
    Had me at top down ARPG. Lost me at Souls like.
    Yeah when I played this at a show last year the combat just did not fit in a game like this for me. Another thing that seemed an odd fit was no main storyline. They are going for a dynamic thing and it falls flat. At least at the stage I played it at. I tried it because my friend Chris is working on the game with their lore and such. Friend or not I call it like I see it. 
    They still have time but combat is what it is. I may play it on my Xbox once released but probably will not be a buy for me. 

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