Gaming, Opinion piece

E3 2016 ft. The Best and the Worst | Part 1

And another E3 came and went, quickly but still eventful enough.  It’s true, Nintendo did not show NX and had just one single game available to play on the floor, while EA made its own event, slightly outside E3, and several companies didn’t even have booths this year (including major players like Activision), but there’s still quite a lot of things to talk about, between game announcements, the conferences themselves, the cringe moments, the meltdowns…aah, that time of the year after all.

So, as a way to try to sum up what this E3 left to me, I’ve decided to make a list of the best at the show and one for the worst. These lists will include both games and extra-gaming stuff, like funny and awkward moments, specific elements of announcements. No, those won’t be rankings (even if it’ll be clear how some picking would’ve been higher than other in an hypotetical chart), but just collections of the things that surprised me the most, in both ways, as a mere viewer of a show that, when you really think about it, is a huge marketing monstrosity made of cringeness and (both intentionally and unintentionally) funny moments, with episodes of humanity here and there. Not the right time for this, though; let’s just enjoy (or despise) the best and the worst from this year’s E3, starting with the former in this piece.

 

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The flowers can rise from bones too

WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS AFTER THE JUMP, WHOEVER HAS YET TO PLAY THE GAME IS WARNED

This article is a translation, more or less, of my own article on my Italian blog, I pensieri volanti. If you want to check the original in Italian, go here. For all the others…let’s go.

Those who have played games for a long time are perfectly aware of what I’m going to talk about here. Both the title and the image presentation are clear hints. And I don’t want to hide it that much: this was the first time I played this game, after tons and tons of praise from everyone. I’m not angry if you want to insult me, you’re perfectly free to do it…to be really honest, I’d insult myself too for having waited so much time. Which can be said for way too many other great games I’ve yet to play. But I won’t show you the list, just imagine it as long as all the crazy stuff Donald Trump said or did in his election campaign. Yeah, it’s that long. All due to my passion for videogames being fired up by Super Smash Bros. Melee and…but that’s a story for another time. The title in question is, of course, Grim Fandango Remastered.

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