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Riona ([personal profile] rionaleonhart) wrote2017-06-14 02:43 pm

Don't Like A No.

Out-of-Context Theatre:

'To be honest, I'm glad that Google considered my search for "nude Crash Bandicoot" and concluded, "I'm sure she meant new Crash Bandicoot."'

Here is a reaction to some E3 game trailers!

Life Is Strange: Before the Storm: I'm more excited than I would have expected myself to be! I love the shot of Chloe beating up the car in the junkyard. She's a ball of rage and bad coping mechanisms, and it's great. My relationship with Chloe had a bit of a rocky start (she pointed at me and blamed me for her weed! I was slightly outraged!), but by this point I think I can appreciate her for the absolute mess of a person that she is.

I'm glad they're sticking with the soft, sort-of painted visual style of the original.

Are we going to see [unpleasant character] in this prequel? Rachel knew him, but we're playing as Chloe, and, when she first meets him in Life Is Strange, they don't seem to know each other. So I suppose he won't be making an appearance. I, er, probably shouldn't be disappointed by that.

Hidden Agenda: something genuinely cool and new from the Until Dawn developers! A multiplayer anyone-can-die decision-based crime thriller, where you all vote on decisions. It seems like a great way to ruin friendships. I'm tempted.

Assassin's Creed: Origins: come on, another male protagonist? Not counting spin-offs and handheld titles, there have been nine main Assassin's Creed games, and the protagonist has been male in eight and a half of them. I was really hoping Ubisoft wouldn't go, 'Okay, you can play as a woman for part of Syndicate, we've eaten our vegetables and now we can get back to dudes.' The setting looks gorgeous, but this game isn't really sparking any excitement in me yet. I'll probably warm up to it, though.

(To be honest, I can't be too grumpy about protagonist gender when all three of the other games in this list focus on two women, which would have been unthinkable a few years ago. I'm so happy. You're improving, videogame industry!)

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy: this looks like so much fun! Action! Adventure! Fraught 'I'll save your life, but that doesn't mean we're friends' partnerships! (Between two women! I don't think I've ever seen that before.) I'll miss Nate and Elena and Sully, but, if you'd said, 'Okay, the central trio are off the table, but we'll make a game about any other two Uncharted characters you choose,' I would have asked for Chloe and Nadine. I can't believe this game is actually happening.
alwaysbeenasmiler: lj user=fleshmaiden (Kefka☆I'm the fucking king of)

[personal profile] alwaysbeenasmiler 2017-06-14 02:01 pm (UTC)(link)

I mean that is what the game is dying for-- sexy lady assassin doing everything for love and justice (and yes personal gain too). Boo game developers, BOO!
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[personal profile] wolfy_writing 2017-06-14 04:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, given the internet, that search could have gone either way.

"Ball of rage and bad coping mechanisms" sounds fascinating!

What part of "Female assassin parkouring through history in awesome costumes" sounds like a bad idea to game developers?
soranokumo: (Samus - Dea Ex Machina)

[personal profile] soranokumo 2017-06-14 05:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Sooo happy about the new Uncharted game! I was surprised to learn they were making another, but seeing that just--yes! Good job, Naughty Dog.

(I'm also a big fan of the classic Metroid games and the Prime series, so I'm personally stoked to see Samus has not been forgotten and they do not seem to be doing the same crap that Other M pulled.)
soranokumo: (Samus - Dea Ex Machina)

[personal profile] soranokumo 2017-06-14 09:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I could... I could do with a little less Sam. >^^<;;;;; But I am looking forward to Chloe!Sass and Nadine!Sass and them sassing each other and blowing stuff up. It's gonna be fun! Also those games are just gorgeous, so it's always a joy to play just for the level design.

(I... I have no appropriate icons for this, so you get Samus art again. It kinds works because she goes exploring and blowing stuff up?)
thenicochan: (Fiona don't look back)

[personal profile] thenicochan 2017-06-14 08:08 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm pretty excited for the new Life is Strange myself! I was extremely interested in Rachel, and the Rachel/Chloe dynamic, when I first played through the first game. I wonder what the general plot of this one will be... and will Chloe have some sort of special ability ala Max?

thenicochan: {...} from Hanna is Not a Boy's Name (Ultimecia Make You Hurt)

[personal profile] thenicochan 2017-06-15 01:16 pm (UTC)(link)
That's exactly how I feel. She's quite the mystery! Though I'm a little disappointed hearing that Ashley Burch won't be returning to voice Chloe due to the VA strike. :/

(Going off physical appearance alone, it's hard to blame her if she did *cough*)
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[personal profile] squeemu 2017-06-14 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I had a disorienting minute where I thought that Life Is Strange was actually a game about Chloe from Uncharted and was nodding along until I got to the part about weed. XD

I am very excited about the real Uncharted, though! Even though I know nothing about it except that it will feature LADIES WHO ARE PARTNERS but don't start out best friends.