Lgndary Thoughts - Tokyo Game Show 2017

Happy Friday everyone! This week has certainly been busy with all the news coming out of the Tokyo Game Show. I don’t know if I have ever posted more stories in a week, but I’m not complaining! To finish out the show, I thought we could discuss our favorite announcements or reveals. Or, if you’re like me, the lack thereof. Welcome to Lgndary Thoughts!

For starters, I am happy that Monster Hunter: World has received a launch date. And not only is that launch just a few months away, it is also a worldwide release! I guess it would be a bit odd if a game with “World” in its title didn’t have a global release, but it is especially nice for Monster Hunter considering it is a multiplayer title

It was also great to see as much footage of Monster Hunter that we did. Character creation is something I love in video games, and World’s creator looks to be top notch. I may just end up spending all of launch day making my character!

And as far as entirely new games, I am definitely keeping an eye out on Square Enix’s Left Alive. There are some good people attached to that game, and with the resources that Square can provide, we could be looking at the next big IP. 

But all in all, TGS this year was kind of boring. And I hate that. TGS used to be one of, if not the biggest gaming events of the year. Coming close to beating out E3. I remember growing up and being so excited for TGS every year and seeing all of the big games that Japanese developers were working on. But this year was filled almost exclusively with nothing but new trailers for previously announced games. 

If I had to guess, I would say that this is due to a lot of developers and publishers choosing alternative routes to making announcements. Nintendo does everything through directs now, and even Sony holds their own show in December each year. This makes it hard to have big announcements in September, and then again a couple of months later. Either way, it is still disappointing that TGS is what seemingly pulls the short straw each year. 

Now it is your turn! What did you think of this year’s Tokyo Game Show? Did anything excite you, or were you hoping for more? Be sure to let me know in the comments below!


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