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@SoNin360: If you loved Ni no Kuni, you're gonna dig Spirited Away. You are in for a treat.
@SloganYams: Jealous that you got to see Spirited Away in theaters. I'm hoping that someday it will be re-released in theaters for a weekend. Maybe for it's 20th anniversary in the future.
Thanks! I'm still kind of figuring out where I'll potentially be posting, but I'll know by the time I post my final blog here in a few days. Or, I have your site tabbed so I could let you know that way.
@SloganYams: It would definitely crack my top 50 if I were to re-rank it. I don't think a Pixar movie has ever grown on me more than Inside Out. I immediately really liked it when I watched it for the first time, but now it's probably sneaking into my Pixar top five.
That's just the problem with having a huge Top 100 list like this, the order is forever changing. Only my top 10 is truly set it stone.
@SoNin360: I've always thought that the ending of Goblet of Fire was the turning point in which the series went much darker. I like the tone of the series post-Goblet slightly more than what lies before it, Azkaban included. But there's just something so unique about Prisoner of Azkaban, from the way its shot to the costumes and set designs to the mind-bender of a story. It has its own weird place in the plot and I love it for that.
To this day, the Harry Potter series are the only books I've ever read more than once. I'm not much of a reader myself but I do try to read about three books a year. I'm a slow reader and I really prefer it that way, everything sinks in better if you space out chapters a bit.
@benleslie5: Thanks, and that's a solid couple of favorites. I feel like both games entered this E3 with a lot of skepticism, both took some pretty huge risks, and both completely paid off and looked amazing. What I really like about both games is that they obviously have a long history of lineage for longtime fans, yet both look welcome to brand new fans. That seems to be the trend this generation (Witcher 3, Mass Effect Andromeda, Fallout 4, FFXV, Persona 5, Infamous SS, etc.) and I love it.
A few of these look really neat. Most of the anime I watch is from the 90's (the golden era, I know, but there are just so many episodes to catch up on! haha) so it's always pretty amazing to see where the art style is today. If you don't mind me asking, where do you watch most of your anime? I mainly use Netflix which probably sounds lame but their selection is actually pretty decent. Or else I just spend the money to buy DVDs on Amazon. I'm also a sucker for the Saturday night Toonami line-up of repeats...
I enjoyed it. It was a bit low on reveals, other than Spidey, Prey, and Death Stranding, but I thought a lot of games looked cool. I thought Sony had yet another home run conference. It was game after game excitement. And most of what they showed was exclusive to PS4. I've been a PlayStation fan for as long as I can remember, but I honestly cannot see why anybody would prefer Xbox One over PS4. Not a single game at Microsoft's conference was an Xbox One exclusive, since all of their "exclusives" are heading to PC as well. But even as a sole PS4 owner, not one of those X1/PC games looked appealing to me. Even Gears 4 didn't interest me in the way that the series usually does.
My favorite games from E3 this year is a toss-up between Horizon Zero Dawn and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
I'm looking forward to many of these games too. It's nice to see landscape of videogame releases taking shape for the next two or three years. As a PS4 owner especially, I'm confident that an absolute ton of great games are coming. Perhaps too many. My PS4 backlog and wishlist is currently manageable but I fear that may all soon change as the Fall season of gaming rolls forward. For me, it all starts in late August with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Or whenever Telltale's first Batman episode hits.
Looking at this year, I think I'm most excited for Mafia III. It looks like a fresh experience. I'm also excited for Battlefield 1. I don't really play multiplayer games anymore. The last multiplayer game that I really sunk my teeth into was Bad Company 2 back in 2010. Since then, I've lost interest as those types of games got more and more futuristic and ridiculous. But that E3 footage had me drawing comparisons to COD: World at War and Bad Company 1 and 2, three of my favorite games in the genre. The slow and tactical gameplay, open maps, vehicle use, destruction... I think I'm sold on it.
@SoNin360: I hear you about the lack of excitement for remasters. The first two Arkham games are among my all-favorite games and yet I hardly even care that they are getting remastered. As a PS3 owner, I was never able to get through Skyrim, even after two tries. The first time I tried was back in 2011 when the game came out and played like complete crap on the PS3. I retried last year, got about 50 hours in and while it performed pretty good, I couldn't get back into it after stepping away to play The Witcher 3 and later Fallout 4.
My rule with remasters of PS3 games is to wait for a significant price drop. I love to replay games and I'm all for preserving games for the future, but I'm not a fan of buying a game (or multiple games packaged together) full price, twice. The two exceptions would be Red Dead Redemption and Fallout 3/NV, I'd pay almost anything for those remasters.
I'm trying to not set expectations for Persona 5, or really any upcoming mega sequels. I let myself get carried away with hyping up Fallout 4 and it totally bit me in the ass. I had an exact idea of what I wanted Fallout 4 to be and the actual game didn't match it. Still a great game, but it wasn't what I wanted and expected from it.
@SloganYams: That could be a possibility. I am currently sitting on a dormant WordPress account that I haven't really touched. I definitely want to continue writing about games and movies to some capacity. It's just that I post so sporadically, I'm not sure if I have it in me to fully commit to something like that. I do have a ton of one-off blog ideas I've been saving for a while now. Maybe I'll give it a short after taking a break from GS here.
That's just it. Nintendo must be sitting on quite a few big games that will hopefully launch with or near the NX. It's uncommon for Nintendo to have next to nothing announced as upcoming first party games. They know they need to come out swinging with NX titles and I wouldn't put it past them to release a new Zelda, 3D Mario, and Metroid in 2017. That would be a lineup hard to pass on.
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