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E3 Square Enix 2018 Press Conference

by dimensionaltales

Square Enix was the first company that introduced me to the world of RPGs with the first Final Fantasy. Couldn’t read of it as a child but I could go with the motion and figure things out. Haha! That being said, I’ve always been extra antsy about their press conference. But this year…my god…this has got to be the briefest press conference I have ever watched. Well, let’s face it…it was a thirty-minute video presentation but with some good content.

Kicking off the presentation was Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Though it was first revealed at the Microsoft Press Conference, Square Enix, this time around, made sure to show some game footage emphasizing the “Becoming one with the jungle” mechanic. From the look of it, they took their time with immersing the player in the jungle and making sure that everything can be used in disposal – rather you want to stalk, sneak and/or dispatch. The game looks amazing and I will be adding it to my wishlist.

Of course, they talked about Final Fantasy XIV. More specifically, they announced Under the Moonlight patch (1.24). Sound good…and then they showed that they’re going to be a crossover with Monster Hunter World into the universe. They are also going to be crossing over with Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, as well.

Speaking of, they are coming out with another installment for the Dragon Quest franchise: Dragon Quest XI Echoes of an Elusive Age. They go into a lot of details about it, but the game looks visually stunning. I’ve never been a huge fan of the series, but I do have a tremendous amount of respect for it.

The rest of the video was more of a recap of what I saw at other press conferences such as Just Cause 4, Kingdom Hearts III, The Amazing Adventure of Captain Spirit and NieR Automata for the XBOX. They, again, talked about their game for the Nintendo Switch, Octopath Traveler. Finally, they did show two new IPs: Babylon’s Fall and The Quiet Man.

I mean…it was a good presentation. It was just WAY…TOO…SHORT!!! I mean really short; it was like thirty minutes in length. Still, it was pretty good so I can let come of it go and score it an 80 out of 100.

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