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Killer is Dead is Completely Insane

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Killer is Dead is Completely Insane

I have no idea what's happening in this trailer but I am so excited for it. Killer is Dead is the new game from  Suda51 and the newest game is in his personal brand of batshit insanity. Suda51 has been tame for too long. A shooter where a Latino man says "Look at my big boner!" over and over again is pedestrian. Move aside that zombie hunting game starring the most American cheerleader. A game where you kill monsters by being great at baseball? Please. I want completely incomprehensible juvenile nonsense. 

Suda51 has been building back his reputation as being the most inexplicable man in video games. A good sign came a few months ago where he said that the PS4 made him horny. I assume what he meant was that new technology made his penis unconditionally erect and he was looking forward to spreading his enthusiasm, but who cares.

Killer7 is the game where you solve all political issues by killing yourself. No More Heroes is the game where you sumo wrestle your way through football stars and supermodels. The less I understand the better. 

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Final Fantasy XV Gameplay Trailer

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Final Fantasy XV Gameplay Trailer

Going into E3 this year, I had a fairly good idea of what Square Enix planned to do with its Final Fantasy series. Versus XIII was a joke. They promised it for the first PS3's first E3, back when charging $600 for that monolith seemed like a good idea. So I expected the branding change. What I did not expect was a game that looks absolutely incredible to play, or at least watch someone play. You'll see what I mean in the video. 

It's an incredibly pretty game but I have to wonder how much agency the player has in the gameplay. It appears linear with a limited ability to interact. There are three options in the menu: Warp, Attack and Linkform. Warp pulls you right next to the enemy, attack makes Noctis strike and I have no idea what Linkform does. I have to assume it's the crazy looking combo attacks done with multiple characters. The swords to the right of the menu is a mystery. It could be an array of weapons at your disposal at a given time, allowing you to switch on the fly to suit the opponent. That would definitely be a departure for Final Fantasy for sure. In any case, I'm definitely interested to see what Final Fantasy XV becomes and whether it'll be an interactive movie or an role playing game on PS4 and Xbox One. 

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Dark Souls II E3 Trailer

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Dark Souls II E3 Trailer

None of the E3 press conferences have gotten me too hyped up just yet, nothing has been too surprising so  far, but Microsoft did manage to show off one trailer that I was expecting, but still blew me away. 

 Dark Souls II's trailer is suspiciously low on deaths, as well as high on editing that makes it look like more of a traditional action game, but it's unmistakably Dark Souls. Hopefully, Namco Bandai's recent statements that they're positioning the game as the next Skyrim, and that it's their next "AAA" title, will only affect the game's marketing. From Software doesn't have much experience developing big budget titles, and I'd rather not see them make a mess of a sequel to one of my favourite games of this console generation. But hey, at least that extra money in the budget is going to making this game look gorgeous. I'm pretty pumped for next March.

 

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