I think I’ve sent myself on a guilt trip.
The dust has long since started to settle on E3 2016, with no shortage of information to parse through. Granted some things were still a no-show -- a new Sonic game is on the way, but Sega just teased an Announcement of an announcement of an announcement to screw with everyone’s heads -- but I doubt anyone will go on a rant about how the industry’s major players kept all their cards close to the chest.
And that’s where my guilt comes in. At last year’s E3, I was Intrigued by Horizon: Zero Dawn. Very intrigued; it was new, it was different, and it looked as if it had plenty to offer for gamers vis a vis robot dinosaur hunting. I’d assume that’s not all you’ll be doing, but if that’s the core gameplay, then it seems all right. Well, that’s what I’d like to say; cut to a year later, however, and I’m suddenly not so intrigued by it. What would’ve once made my eyebrows slide up my face now makes me go “Ehhhhhhhhh…” and “Awwwwwwwwwww…” I don’t understand what happened, and it’s kind of tearing me up inside. That’s especially true, because -- at least on a superficial level -- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ticks some of the same boxes, yet my hype is breaking through the atmosphere.
What the hell’s going on? Well, I intend to find out with this LONG overdue post. Even though I already kind of have an answer, but let’s pretend we’re going in raw.
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