The PlayStation Showcase Was a Solid if Predictable Event

first_imgThis year’s showcase treated us to actual gameplay from Insomniac’s Spider-Man. Spidey beats up bad guys in style and always manages to end every action with a cool superhero pose. The game seems to have a mix of real-time action and quick time cutscenes. Quick time events are frowned upon by some gamers, but when the mechanic is done correctly (as it seems to be here), it can greatly enhance action sequences. The trailer ends with a glimpse of Miles Morales, who may or may not be a playable Ultimate Spider-Man in this game.Uncharted: The Lost LegacySony kicked off the show with the upcoming Uncharted DLC, The Lost Legacy. Truth be told, the trailer doesn’t show much that hasn’t been seen in terms of what the game is about. That doesn’t make it any less fun, however. Players will get to try this game out fairly soon since it is coming out on August 22.Detroit: Become HumanWe haven’t heard much about Quantic Dreams’ latest offering for some time, so it was nice to finally see new footage. The vague “2018” release date on this game is particularly frustrating given how great it is shaping up to be. This has the makings of being another Quantic Dream hit. The 2016 PlayStation Showcase is arguably one of the best E3 conferences in recent memory. From the debut of games like Days Gone, Resident Evil 7, God of War, Detroit, and Death Stranding, last year’s show was pretty ridiculous. There was no way that this year’s event was going to top it. While this showcase didn’t deliver any megaton announcements, it had enough to keep PlayStation fans happy.In many ways, Sony’s 2017 E3 event was a remastered edition of the 2016 show. We got to see many of the same titles from last year, only much further into development. Not a lot of time was spent on PlayStation VR, but the device will have a number of new titles coming out for it soon. Games like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Destiny 2, and Call of Duty: WWII have solid release dates, whereas God of War, Detroit, and Spider-Man are set to release sometime in 2018.Below are some of the PlayStation Showcase’s biggest highlights.God of War Maybe I didn’t get the memo, but I was legitimately surprised to find out Bluepoint Games was making a remastered version of Shadow of the Colossus for PS4. The company has a solid track record with remasters (God of War Collection, Metal Gear Solid HD, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, and even the Ico/Shadow of the Colossus Collection for PS3). It’s unclear how this remaster will differ from the previous one, but if the trailer is anything to go by, this may actually be some sort of remake. Whatever the case may be, a remaster/remake of Shadow of the Colossus is news worth celebrating.Monster Hunter: WorldThe Monster Hunter franchise comes home to PlayStation with a proper current-gen installment. Since the series has mostly been relegated to handhelds, it has always looked and controlled poorly. Now that it is on PS4, the franchise can truly live up to its potential. We don’t have a lot of concrete information about Monster Hunter: World at this time, but I’m sure Capcom will fill us in soon.Spider-Man Stay on targetcenter_img Hands-On: ‘Stranded Sails’ Is a Relaxing Farm Sim AdventureHere’s an Hour of Incomprehensible ‘Death Stranding’ Gameplay The latest God of War footage is very much in line with what was shown last year. A bearded Kratos teaches his son about survival while battling all sorts of crazy monsters. Kratos no longer wields the signature Chains of Olympus and now uses an axe and shield. The standout moment of the trailer was when the World Serpent emerges from the sea — not to fight Kratos — but to aid him. The game is set to release in “early” 2018. If the release date follows the pattern of previous games in the series, expect it to be sometime in March.Shadow of the Colossuslast_img

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