Day #339: Playstation Experience Thoughts

Super busy day, so I’m just going to take a moment to run through some of the notable announcements from last night’s Playstation Experience.

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Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite

Even though this was heavily heavily rumored, I still didn’t want to believe it because, well, Capcom is a real mess right now.  I don’t know what form this takes in a post-Street Fighter V world, but if we assume the worst, then a good half of the roster will be DLC.  Also, the Marvel side, given restrictions, will mostly look like one big advertisement for the Cinematic Universe.  Outside of Groot, that would make for a really dull lineup.  I’m cautiously optimistic.

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Nier: Automata

It’s coming in March!  On a related note, don’t expect me to get any work done in March.  I’m unreasonably excited about this game, to the point that I’m pretty much already willing to give it Game of the Year for 2017.  I don’t even care if it turns out to be a hidden MOBA or something.  10/10.

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Knack 2

Because no one demanded it – they’re making a sequel to Knack.  I guess the first one sold sorta well?  Maybe kids really liked it?  Or Mark Cerny just threatened to inflict grievous bodily harm to anyone that said no to this?  I don’t know for sure.  This generation seems to have a lot of sequels to games that were created to be franchises whether or not anyone actually liked the first one.  Watch Dogs, I’m looking at you.

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Crash Bandicoot – N. Sane Trilogy

As someone that talks smack about game remakes, this is going to make me seem like the biggest hypocrite but – I’m all in on this.  We don’t actually want a new Crash game, since the likelyhood of it being any good is slim, so this is really the only way for Crash to live on.  The first three games still stand up as fantastic platformers, so I’ll gladly hunt for box gems all over again.

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The Last of Us 2

Man, people really liked The Last of Us.  I still haven’t played it, mostly because it’s a Naughty Dog game and they’ve kind of spent the last decade making the same game over and over, but also because I know there’s a lot of shooting and my appetite for such has waned in recent times.  That said, people seem mixed on this.  Apparently the original game had a finality to it that’s kinda ruined now.  I guess we’ll see.

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Windjammers

Those beautiful bastards actually did it.

I’m sorry, what’s that?  You don’t know/care about Windjammers?  We’re no longer friends.  That’s right.  Friendship over.  If you’re not down to sling hot discs on the beach and/or the internet, then we’re done here.  Get woke, son.  It’s JAM TIME.

Note: “It’s Jam Time” is not an official catchphrase of the Windjammers franchise and is in no way intended to misrepresent the fine folks at [company that owns Windjammers here].

@DamienWilkens

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