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E3 2017: Ubisoft Conference

I am not a fan of Ubisoft E3 conferences (they are usually incredibly cringy) so I skipped watching it this year and used TotalBiscuit's supercut to learn what happened. I'm not going to cover everything because I am just not that interested in most of Ubisoft's games.

Assassin's Creed Origins

The last Assassin's Creed game I played was Assassin's Creed 3 and the receptive gameplay and sub-par story killed my excitement for the franchise. This trailer and gameplay were quite well made and showcased enough gameplay that I am marginally interested now. For the last couple Assassin's Creed games I didn't even read the reviews but I'll at least keep my eyes peeled for good words about this one.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

South Park: The Stick of Truth got great reviews and as a massive South Park fan I thought I would play it but it managed to slip under my radar. South Park: The Fractured But Whole looks very interesting for all the same reasons as the first but with a pretty packed fall, including some major RPGs being released, I fear this one is going to slip through the cracks again.

Skull and Bones

I never stopped hearing about how great the ship combat was in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Ubisoft seems to have built an entire game around it. Skull and Bones looks beautiful but it seems to be very multiplayer focused so I'm just going to be honest with myself and accept that I'll probably never play it.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Mario + Rabbids mixed with XCOM and an Airbourne soundtrack for the announcement trailer. I am amazed how much I want this game and to add insult to injury it comes out the same day as XCOM 2: War of the Chosen. I am going to have a plethora of turn based strategy games for September.

Far Cry 5

In Far Cry 5 we are finally done with shooting aboriginals from whatever far off land we have a flimsy excuse for visiting and instead are shooting whitey in rural Montana. Your companions seem to have great personalities, the southern motif looks amazing and you get a dog companion! Ubisoft really hit it out of the park with this one. I didn't play Far Cry 4 or Primal because they looked too similar to Far Cry 3 but I will definitely be picking up Far Cry 5 on Day 1.

Beyond Good and Evil 2

Ubisoft showed ANOTHER cinematic trailer for Beyond Good and Evil 2. This game has been in development for at least 10 years and a single second of gameplay has not been shown. I don't understand how gamers keep getting duped by this. Oh and naturally no release date. I'm sure it is coming out soon right?

Conclusion

I was legitimately surprised that there was absolutely no mention of a Tom Clancy game. I guess that used to be Ubisoft's bread and butter but with The Division, Wildlands and Rainbow Six: Siege not doing gangbusters they are giving it a little break.

With the surprise announcement of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle I probably gotta consider this conference a success. I think that game is going to be a ton of fun. Far Cry 5 will also be a blast but that will be early 2018.

Assassin's Creed Origins and South Park: The Fractured But Whole could be fun as well and Skull and Bones is a good looking wildcard so Ubisoft seemed to deliver a solid performance this E3.

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