To sum it up, the E3 trailer didn’t had anything worthwhile. No information regarding gameplay, ideas, lore was given, it was a trailer that could be used by any type of game: an FPS, an action RPG, a card game. It’s revealing that many YouTube comments dismiss it as “pffttt, as if we didn’t had already to many another shooters!!!”.
This probably is more of an E3 fault then Snapshot’s, though, because so many trailers in E3 are just trying to be Hollywood whores, and because the first trailer Snapshot did gave us us was f*cking awesome! From the first seconds with the mutants lurking in the shadows straight up to the attacks by the human troops, everything was pure bliss. An element of cinematics was used to get our veins pumping, the music was from the game, the bits of information told everything you needed to know to understand if it was a game for you: a turn based against an evolving enemy, featuring tactic battles and strategic management. You wanted real time, or reflexes based gameplay? Phoenix Point would not be for you.
But that leads to another point: ever since the Epic deal, it seems the marketing stuff has dried up. We didn’t get any more blog updates, relevant tweets, and only one more unit was pokemon-style revealed with the mutog. One can only theorize to why, but here’s hoping it doesn’t relate to any kind of internal struggles within Snapshot.
With all that out of the way: September the 3rd? Very cool!