E3 2019: Square Enix Live – The Best, The Worst, and The Cringy Moments

THE WORST

Now it’s time for the reveals that didn’t quite make as big a splash as it could have.

Oninaki

Another throwback RPG that doesn’t seem to offer anything different than many of the other projects. With a typical storyline about a man who must protect the two realms, the living and the dead, it seems to be a much played out story. It could also be a result of exhaustion with the sheer quantity of rehashing of the idea that Square Enix is doing that makes this game seem a little unimaginative. The game is set to launch on August 22 this year.

Circuit Superstars

Circuit Superstars is a new arcade-style racing game that aims to give a classic look to the world of motorsports. While the graphics are adequate, it’s the gameplay and seemingly lack creativity in many of the settings and roadways that trouble me. The map looks to draw on the typical wavy style roads that are commonplace in racing games these days. The overall difficulty of controlling your vehicle along this path doesn’t seem to be very difficult, and it makes me question if the AI will require an unfair advantage in order to remain competitive. I also am unsure how much real strategy will be involved in choosing how your team fixes your car. Just do it fast?

Square Enix Music

Fans of the Final Fantasy music can now enjoy it on a wide range of different streaming services. This in and of itself is great news. The problem is the Square Enix has not yet added the soundtrack for many other games and leaves the whole project feeling incomplete and rushed. It seems that it would be a better idea to release everything together instead of angering those looking for additional content.

The Last Remnant: Remastered

The Last Remnant Remastered falls into the category of possibly unnecessary. Without very much to differentiate it. The trailer also fails to really garner any connection with the character or storyline and seems like the kind of game you get for the fun array of colours but eventually lose interest in. This seems like a big risk with all remastered games, in truth. Also, the surprising twist to make the game available that night suggests not a ton of faith in the project, since little to no marketing was invested.

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