Louis Hughes’ Top 3 E3 2019 Game Updates or Follow Ups
1. Final Fantasy VII Remake
When the trailer was released during E3 2015, most considered that conference one of Sony’s best, but I wasn’t looking forward to playing the remake. I respected those who were celebrating the long-awaited rumor. After finally playing the original I can see why fans praised it, but I had no intent on replaying the same game with updated visuals.
Everything I thought about the remake back in 2015 has changed after Square Enix showcased a new trailer and gameplay of the new battle system at how player controlled it looked. I was excited, especially after showing how the new combat system works in a boss battle. Not too long after the event I pre-ordered the deluxe edition. That says a lot, considering I went from not caring to waiting for March 3, 2020 to arrive.
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Everyone was caught off guard when Animal Crossing was announced for Nintendo Switch, seeing how the trailer teased that Tom Nook might be the next fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. I was assuming that it would go back to its roots of the original on GameCube. Instead, we are treated with a trailer that has you going to a deserted island courtesy of Nook Inc.
From there, you make the island a place for people to live. Seeing gameplay during the Treehouse Live segment has me wanting this game despite that I haven’t played my copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I know if I start on New Leaf I may forget about New Horizons. I shuttered to think how my town on Wild World is doing.
3. Luigi’s Mansion 3
I was really surprised when a Nintendo Direct started off with an announcement for Luigi’s Mansion 3. After playing Dark Moon, I never thought a third game would be considered. While it’s still slated to be released this year, I was amazed at how much they showed during the E3 Direct, along with brighter visuals and lots of character expressions to make the game lively. A feature that has me liking this series is the amount of personality they give Luigi while he’s searching the haunted buildings. I feel his reactions would be relatable to someone who gets scared easily.
I like that the scale seems to be similar to Dark Moon, only this game will seem to have more exploration instead of a linear path. Judging from the different areas, this will all take place in the hotel like in the first game, or multiple like the sequel. Either way, I’ll be looking forward to powering up the Poltergust G-00 and slamming some ghosts, except the dog, he’s too cute.