Day 2 started off a bit slowly but picked up strongly at the end! Today I played Mighty No. 9, Rainbow Six: Siege, Death’s Gambit, Gravity Ghost, Drawn to Death, Madden 2016, and Persona 4: Dancing All Night. All of these games stood out, but here’s a quick rundown of what really stood out to me today.
Mighty No. 9 is a really awesome game. It’s basically a 2D action platformer that plays a lot like Mega Man. I was treated to one level of play that took roughly around five minutes to play. There is the traditional side-scroller shooting and platforming as well as a new dash attack that lets you finish off an enemy when it has been weekend. Defeating enemies with the aforementioned dash move will give you power-ups. Overall, the demo I played was really fun and got me excited for its release.
Rainbow Six: Siege is, arguably, the best game I have played at E3 so far. I feel like the more I play it, the more I like it. Strategy, teamwork, abilities, and communication are essential to the success of your team and running and gunning will doom your team to failure. It was also really cool preparing for the game to start, as assault was trying to identify the location of the other team while the other team uses their unique abilities to better defend the objective The game is really, really awesome and is near the top of my most anticipated games list.. I was also lucky enough to interview Quentin Correggi from Ubisoft, so definitely check that out!
Death’s Gambit is a side scrolling, 2D platformer that is very similar to the Souls games. In Deaths gambit, you use hope to level your characters, phoenix feathers to heal, and grappling hooks to platform as you traverse through the dark world of Death’s Gambit. Death’s Gambit was definitely challenging and had you constantly watching your stamina bar, health, phoenix feathers, and enemy. I managed to interview the fine gents at Adult Swim Games so check that out for more details and look out for more from Death’s Gambit as it nears completion!
Drawn to Death is a brand new free-to-play third person shooter brought to you by The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency, David Jaffe’s new studio. The art style in Drawn to Death is reminiscent to drawings in a notebook. It’s visually striking, a blast to play, and boasts some really cool weapons. For more on Drawn to Death, check out Bronson’s interview with David Jaffe!
Atlus’ Persona 4: Dancing All Night is a rhythm game set after Persona 4. You’ll have to match the d-pad and face buttons with on-screen prompts while popular persona characters dance in the background. The game is really ridiculous but a whole lot of fun. For more news on Persona 4: Dancing All Night, take a look at Bronson’s interview with Atlus!
Lastly, Bronson and I played Madden 2015. It felt a lot stiffer but looked much, much better than last year’s iteration. Defense seamed a lot better and offense had playmaker catches. Basically, a button would pop up prior to the catch and pressing it will give your receiver a chance at making an awesome catch. Overall I wasn’t really a huge fan of the game but there are still a few months ahead of its release.
Today was definitely a lot slower than yesterday but we got our hands on some good games and had some fantastic interviews. Here’s hoping tomorrow is even better than today!