Monday, October 30, 2017

Everything else from Sony's Paris press conference.

Beyond the above, Sony talked about a bunch of other stuff at the Paris Games Week conference.  There was a whole bunch of PSVR stuff, which I don't care a single little bit for (and don't know anyone who does) - and to me, there was this long, dull ache of longing to see a bunch of indies and little announcements for Vita.  Obviously that wasn't going to happen - I didn't expect it to - but there's a part of me that remains really salty that Sony poured all this money into VR instead of the Vita.

I love my Vita.

Elsewhere...

They announced Spelunky 2.  No gameplay, but it is indeed a direct sequel to the legendary Roguelike, coming first to PS4 and PC.

A neat-looking top-down bullet-time Hong Kong noire shooter called The Hong Kong Massacre looks pretty cool.



The Gardens Between is one of those heartfelt indies that I don't give a shit about - and Concrete Genie is similarly pretentious-feeling.  Erica is like a live-action thriller thing.  I don't know what the market is for games that are made up of live-action footage, but it ain't me.  They talked about some content for Far Cry 5 and Call of Duty: WWII coming to PS4 first, and the fact that you'll be able to play as Aloy in Monster Hunter World, but the other headliner of the conference was probably the new trailer for Detroit: Become Human, which is just... horrifying.



The story of AI companion Kara coming to understand that she was "reset" because her owner "broke her," likely because she attempted to stop him from beating his tiny and adorable daughter, is momentarily compelling before it becomes more real and stressful and disturbing than I want from my video games.  I think I would find the realness it manages far more exciting were it not coming from Quantic Dream and David Cage, a studio and director who can't tell a story well to save their fucking lives, yet still manage to rake in untold millions of development funds from Sony.   Coming from them, it feels... exploitive.  And, despite the stunning presentation, cheap.

To each their own.

The Shadow of the Colossus remake got a rather sizable new trailer, and Insomniac's Spider-Man got a new trailer.  I remain very meh on Insomniac's Spider-Man.



Oh!  And Horizon: Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds got a new trailer that actually shows some new machines.  One week away wooooo!

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