Ubisoft is like your drunk European cousin that only visits once a year for a couple hours. You’re not really sure what’s going to happen but you have a feeling that he’s probably going to be drunk and he’s probably going to do everything he can to have a good time. Well, it’s E3 and our drunk cousin has shown up once again. What a fun conference. By the way, if you don’t believe me about Ubisoft always wanting to have a good time. They opened the show with this…
How much time do you have? First off, every game that was shown had a purpose. From Division 2 doing everything it can to ensure that fans that may have drifted away from the first game come back when Division 2 release to giving fans that never left a specific series like For Honor announcements that they’ll be getting new content added to their game. And for someone like myself that hasn’t played that many Ubisoft games over the last few years, I found my mind bouncing back and forth between I’m buying that day one, to I know the people that play those games are going to have fun. And speaking of games let’s run down everything that was shown.
I’m not kidding when everything that was shown looked like a lot of fun. Even Starlinks, a toys-to-life game, typically not for me, had me interested.
And after you get past all of the great games that were shown you have to give praise to the conference overall. As I said, it started out with a dancing Panda and a marching band and for the most part, never slowed down. Throughout the entire show I was having a good time a yes a lot of that had to do with games that were shown but it also had to do with how passionate everyone was once they got on stage. Every time someone new came on stage to discuss their game their passion radiated through my screen.
On top of the developers that genuinely seemed happy to be there, there was also just the fun on-stage moments like a live band playing while they showcased Donkey Kong DLC coming to Mario Rabbids and Miyamoto randomly appearing in the audience as Starfox was announced to be appearing in Starlinks. This is what the face of happiness looks like folks!
Listen to me very carefully, there was a moment when Ubisoft revealed a trailer for a Rainbow Six Siege documentary and even that wasn’t boring. I’m always very cautious to start throwing around the “p” word but this might have been as perfect an E3 conference can get.
Do I need to show you the face of Miyamoto again? What about the dancing Panda? What about the fact that everything had a release date or window? There was nothing wrong with this conference. Nothing.