For the last few weeks, I’ve been taking it kind of easy on the content. This is mainly so I don’t end up burning out and losing interest. I would hate to have put all this work into my videos and writing, only to fail due to tiring of it. This is why you haven’t seen much new content on my website lately. I’ve done a good job of working ahead on my videos and my Gaming Rebellion articles, so lucky for me, those are still releasing at their normal rate. I’m doing weekly releases of videos now, so it’s been kind of a grind to get these done in advance. That’s not to say I haven’t been enjoying it! I love making videos and writing articles, and I hope to continue to do it indefinitely.
That being said, after next weekend, I should be back at it on the almost daily site content, with new Brasel’s Favorite Lists and written game reviews for games I didn’t record for video. I have a lot of really cool stuff coming up, and I’m excited to release it. Look forward to more retro game reviews and Palatte Swap episodes in the coming weeks.
Metal Gear Month
I’m also going to be hosting a Metal Gear Month here at braselthegamer.com in celebration of Metal Gear Solid V’s release on September 1st. This will include 5 videos, starting with a reflection of the main character of Metal Gear Solid V, Big Boss. I want to cover who Big Boss is and why he’s gotten to the point he’s reached in Metal Gear Solid V. This article will be released at GamingRebellion.com, but I will mirror it’s release here as well, with some behind the scenes notes on the article. I will also be highlighting several fellow YouTube content creators during the month of September and their contributions to the month. If you want to submit a video to be featured on my site, just let me know!
This was the first year that I’ve actively followed E3 through live online events. It was a lot of fun and I actually participated in live tweeting of several events. All in all, I am very excited about the new games and features that will be released within the next year or so. Some games will likely be released later than that, but hey, it was a lot of fun to see what developers are up to.
The games that were shown at E3 that I’m most excited about are Horizon: Zero Dawn, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Fallout 4, Uncharted 4, Star Fox Zero, and Dishonored 2.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Horizon: Zero Dawn takes place in a post apocalyptic world, where civilization has been reduced to cave men like tribes who hunt robotic dinosaurs. This is a super cool concept, and the trailer shows some really awesome gameplay to boot. It’s a third person action game that blends stealth and combat, and it just looks like a ton of fun. I love crazy ass concepts like this, and I’m going to jump on this game as soon as I can.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
If you read my Top 30 Games article, you know that Final Fantasy VII is one of my favorite games of all time. I still play this game every two years or so, and I absolutely love it. Fans have been clamoring for a remake since the PS2 was the hottest system around, and they’re finally getting their wish. The game is VERY early in development, but just the fact that Square Enix is finally showing this was incredibly exciting.
I’m a big fan of the first two Fallout games. I played them both when I found out that Bethesda was releasing Fallout 3. Bethesda has released some of my favorite games of all time, and I love post apocalyptic worlds. This was right up my alley. Unfortunately, I didn’t really get into Fallout 3. I’m really not sure why, but it may have been because I had just finished another playthrough of Oblivion at the time, and I had completed just about every available side quest in the game. It may have been a symptom of burnout, so maybe it’s time to tackle Fallout 3 again.
Fallout 4 looks like a lot of fun, and the customization of your armor and weapons is pretty cool, despite the fact that I hate crafting mechanics. The big thing that turned me on to playing this? Your dog can’t die. I have such a hard time using dogs in games where they are able to be killed. I deliberately stun them in games where they are enemies. I’m a big softy.
I loved the Uncharted series on the PS3. They were really fun games with incredible voice acting and decent story. The fact that you played a hero who had to traverse through some incredibly hostile situations, like a sinking cruise ship, was really interesting to me. The games are the video game industry equivalent to the big Hollywood summer blockbuster, and I eat that shit up. I’m a little disappointed that the core gameplay seems pretty much the same as the last two games, but I’m still ready to play it, nonetheless.
Star Fox Zero
I’ve only ever beaten Star Fox 64, and only played the SNES and GameCube Star Fox games, (not that Star Fox Adventure crap), but I’m still really excited about this title. It looks like Nintendo is finally releasing a decent follow up to this series. The gyro controls look a bit awful, but luckily, you’ll be able to turn those off and control your arwing traditionally.
I still haven’t finished Dishonored, but I really like the concept and gameplay. I’ll definitely finish it before Dishonored 2 releases. I don’t have much else to say about it, but whatever. I’m looking forward to it.
I could go into things that disappointed me or things I was critical of during E3, but honestly, so many people are bitching about it that I’m sure you don’t need one more person to vocalize his discontent. Honestly though, there wasn’t a ton that I was completely disappointed in…except Nintendo’s apparent decision to cut the Wii U lifespan short. Ugh..I just got one!