The Square Enix Presents conference did not go down well with a lot of fans.
Many people were expecting Final Fantasy XVI and Final Fantasy Remake Part 2, but instead they got a conference dedicated to Marvel. Even some of the more exciting things that were announced came with some weird caveats.
It makes sense that people were mad - the thing is though, it wasn't all bad and a lot of people went in with unrealistic expectations. Final Fantasy games have infamously long development periods and Final Fantasy Remake Part 1 only came out last year. It'll be a while before we hear more on the sequel.
Marvel stuff that was shown was also mostly pretty good. There was just a little bit too much of a focus on it.
Yeah, it was a rocky presentation, but it's not like there wasn't anything good to take from it. There were a few upcoming games announced or highlighted at the Square Enix Presents that are worth getting excited about.
We might not have gotten Final Fantasy XVI, but we got some guy rambling on about chaos for two minutes - what more could you want?
7. Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy
Whilst a few people got annoyed at this game for taking up about one-third of the press conference, it can't really be denied that the game itself looks pretty good.
It might not be written as well as the actual Guardians of the Galaxy movies. That and it's going to take everybody a while to get used to the new designs, the game seems to capture the team dynamic of the Guardians really well.
Also if you're worried that this will be a microtransaction riddled mess like the Avengers game was then fear not. The senior narrative director of developer Eidos Montreal stated in a post-E3 interview "There isn’t going to be any DLC for this game, there isn’t going to be any microtransactions".
The gameplay that was shown off looked really cool. It appears that the only playable character is Star-Lord. This might seem like a bad thing, but in reality it will stop the gameplay from being spread too thin. Now they can focus on making one fun-to-play-as character instead of five.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is coming on October 26, 2021 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.