Game showcases (especially Playstation’s) are almost always disappointing, yet I always get my hopes up, and then I get annoyed.
There’s always some speculation, but this time there were some pretty credible leaks, and I got excited again. Thankfully, it was all justified. This was wonderful.
Before we get into the games that people care about, here’s the bulk of the stuff that was announced:
1. Helldivers 2
2. Immortals of Aveum
3. Ghostrunner 2
4. Phantom Blade 0
5. Sword of the Sea
6. Talos Principle 2
8. Cat Quest 3
10. The Plucky Squire
12. Towers of Aghasba
13. Final Fantasy XVI
14. Alan Wake II
15. Assassin’s Creed Mirage
16. Revenant Hill
17. Granblue Fantasy Relink
18. Street Fighter VI
20. Tower of Fantasy
21. FNAF Help Wanted 2
22. RE 4 Remake VR mode
23. Arizona Sunshine 2
24. Crossfire Sierra Squad
26. Beat Saber PSVR2
28. Destiny 2 DLC
This static listing is not to indicate that none of these are going to be good, but I cannot now think of a single thing to say about any of them. Now, let’s talk about the real games.
Oh My God, They Actually Did It.
Snake Eater is actually getting a remake. My prayers were actually answered. Snake Eater is unequivocally one of the greatest games ever made, and while I’m nervous about a non-Kojima driven remake, my critical thinking is currently being choked my a miasma of hype, so we’ll have to see how this one shakes out.
That’s not all we got though. In a Babe Ruth pointing to the stands-esque call, I figured they’d probably port the older games to newer systems as well if Konami had actually realised that I’ll happily pay full price for 15 year old games if I can play them on newer systems. So, guess what?
Hallelujah. They actually listened.
Okay, what else did we get? Oh yeah. A trailer for the sequel to THE best fantasy action game ever made; one with actual gameplay, if you can imagine such a thing.
Dragon’s Dogma is a marvelous game. It’s the only large scale fantasy game I can think of with great (not just good) combat. Everything in it is wonderful and, if you haven’t played the original, it’s almost always $10 or less by now. Go get it, then get this.
The Sequel Few Wanted More Than Me.
Spider-man is my favourite superhero. The first game was the reason I bought a PS4, Miles Morales was the reason I bought a PS5, and this game will be the reason I… I don’t know, I guess I’ll just buy it.
Not only do we have black suit confirmation, but we also had playable Queens, Lizard, and full on Kraven hunt confirmation. Now if we can only get confirmation of the Alex Ross suit, then I can lock in my pre-order.
This is gonna be one wonderful year.