E3 2015 Roundup with Nerds of the Apocalypse!

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We join forces with our good buddies Stevie B and Trex from Nerds of the Apocalypse to present our own E3 2015 Roundup. We give you the highlights of this year’s major E3 2015 press conferences, and we talk about which was our favorite and least favorite bit of news to come out of the event.

By “we” I mean mostly Stevie and Trex. I was supposed to attended the roundup as well, but it was all-hands-on-deck with Popcycled Baubles for HeroesCon. I did shout at Trex to mention a few things on my behalf. You’ll probably know it when you hear it… Like with Fumito Ueda’s The Last Guardian!

As Trex will mention in this video, he and I have different views on the coming of this game. He’s indifferent. I’m so excited that I just may flip this table as soon as I’m finished using it. The Last Guardian, like Shadow of the Colossus and Ico, will understandably not be for everyone. It’s an “artsy” puzzle-adventure game with little to no dialogue save for the commands you yell to your giant companion. Speaking only from my experience playing the previous two games, you’re in it mostly for the story that unfolds. I’m a huge fan of story in my video games — which is why I’m also more excited than the others for Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4 despite it’s lack of replay. Shadow of the Colossus and Ico are both mysterious, beautiful, thematic, and sometimes heartbreaking.

From what we’ve seen (and from what we know from the first two games) The Last Guardian is not a shooter, it’s not an adrenaline-pumping action game,  and it’s not a cartoony side-scrolling adventure. It’s an artistic journey of a young a boy and his Luck Dragon giant bird-dog-dragon-thing through an idyllic yet perilous world.

That’s my argument for The Last Guardian, Trex. So nyaa! ^_^

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