Zero Punctuation: E3 2015 - Hype Train Is Back

Evonisia

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The little extra bits of info on games not discussed (like Mirror's Edge in 2008 and FarCry 3 in 2012 before this video) is always a treat in these E3 videos. I'd love to see the equivalent of that credit sequence in future E3 hype train crashers.
 

An Ceannaire

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Really liked the summary of games not mentioned in the video during the closing credits (was that in previous E3 videos? I can't remember). Especially enjoyed the Just Cause 3 one.
 

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Wow, I just realized that I haven't actually laughed out loud at a Zero Punctuation joke in a long time. But that stone tablets joke got to me. That was hilarious.
 

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At least Super Mario Maker has the ability to mix up and inflate the elements of Mario's levels. So it's less "Build your own house with wood like every other house," and more "Build your house with COLORFUL wood and METAL BARS, thus making it still somewhat like every other house."
 

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Are the Just cause games really that good? Everyone has been going on about Just cause 3 and now Yahtzee's on the hypetrain.
 

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All I wanted from Ubisoft was a new Rayman, maybe another game in the Origins/Legends style but that didn't happen so maybe next year. World of Final Fantasy looked adorable and Kingdom Hearts 3 looked fantastic so I'm hype for those.
 

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Looks like we were all busting a nut on the E3 express at some point during the entire ride... There's probably more ink on that train that you can ever splat in an intense Splatoon match...

Other that that, here's my breakdown on what was shown at E3 in terms of the Kingdom Hearts series:
+Love the build-up to the main [inter]course... Don't want to bust a nut too soon, I guess...
+Was that Drake Bell I hear?
+If you got Tangled, then Frozen's not far behind, right?
-The teasing lasted longer than it needed to...
-The chibi MMO is now a [pending] mobile game... Yay...
-If you got Tangled, then Frozen's not far behind, right?
 

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I'm glad Yahtzee shared my reaction to JC3. I admit I've never actually beaten the second one, but nothing else does explosive pointless violence quite like it.
 

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Jman1236 said:
Are the Just cause games really that good? Everyone has been going on about Just cause 3 and now Yahtzee's on the hypetrain.
I really enjoyed Just Cause 2. It was just pure, mindless destruction and killing fun! And his review really helped my gameplay. I never knew you could hookshot towards the ground and it negates all falling momentum.
Steal a plane, fly it as high as possible, jump out, skydive directly at a military base and when I'm close enough to see the individual nose hairs on the guards I hookshot directly at an enemy general, killing him and taking the base for my faction.
And its fun!
 

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Jman1236 said:
Are the Just cause games really that good? Everyone has been going on about Just cause 3 and now Yahtzee's on the hypetrain.
It was a mediocre sandbox elevated by an incredibly fun set of core movement mechanics and a game world half the size of Oprah Winfrey's private island.
 

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Fallout 4 and Destiny's new DLC was what I cared about

Doom, Horizon Zeron Dawn, The Division(or to the extent All the tom clancy games shown at ubisoft) were what kept me in.

I didn't even know I wanted a VR Minecraft, but microsoft helped me realise that.
 

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I'm so glad that Yahtzee's here to take the stuffing out of E3. Yeah, it's better than some of the previous ones, a fact that seems to have elevated it to the Second Coming in some writers' eyes, but that says more about how disenchanting much of the AAA lineup has been of late than anything.
 

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This E3 was interesting... So many announcements, so little to show. I'm a die hard Final Fantasy VII fan, heavily involved in the game's modding scene, and yet I wasn't excited or annoyed by the remake announcement. I was ambivalent, because they had nothing to show. Shenmue and its sequel are among my favorite games, but I couldn't bring myself to care because again, nothing to show.

Only one game actually got my attention, got me legitimately excited: Super Mario Maker. This was a huge surprise because, after previous showings, I'd already written it off as little more than a curiosity. What they'd shown in the past did not seem like it would be especially powerful, and kinda came across as a bare minimum effort for a $15 release. And then I saw the NWC footage. The physics and movesets actually matched the source games; it wasn't just different skins over NSMB. I saw pipes and doors, both things I thought they wouldn't bother with. The next day, I saw editor footage, with Lakitus that can throw arbitrary items, and with a whole bunch of features clearly locked off. "This is going to be powerful," I thought. "This is going to be what I hoped for, rather than what I first expected."

So there you have it. My game of E3. The one that actually showed off the game itself as it might be played by real players, instead of a carefully paced demo. Other studios would do well to follow suit; show us the game proper. Even if not the whole thing, even if just a slice, show us something representative of what we'll experience if we buy it, not something that looks like cutscenes and setpiece moments. The people who follow E3 can smell bullshit from a mile away, and are going to be more receptive to real content.[footnote]Except for No Man's Sky. I was really glad when it was shown, because it was real gameplay and looked like it could be fun, but it also looked incomplete as hell. Showing off half-finished systems, such as destructible terrain that doesn't destroy smoothly, leaves a bad impression. Gameplay is good, much better than cutscenes and trailers, but it needs to be polished gameplay.[/footnote]

P.S. Thanks
 

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Square Enix didn't show Bravely Second. Did they just assume that everyone who bought Bravely Default was so much of a weeaboo they knew enough Japanese to use the information they already released in Japan or something?