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From E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey’s sure to take over your Switch in October

Regardless of how Cappy might be a name that’s a little too on the nose for Mario’s new hat, one thing’s for sure: it’s a fun new mechanic that works wonderfully well, and just happens to be one of the new crazy new things being introduced by Super Mario Odyssey. Nintendo’s lovable plumber’s newest adventure was the first to be booted up during my E3 appointment, and it surely did not disappoint. For anyone who’s played Sonic Adventure, Super Mario Odyssey’s initial setting might feel a tad familiar. Like Sonic and friends excursions through Station Square, Odyssey’s New Donk City’s more realistic visuals are also a shocking departure from the saturated and cartoony style of the Mushroom Kingdom. Seeing short and stocky Mario interacting with realistically proportioned humans is bizarre, even more so because you’re tasked with talking with them during the first section of...
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From E3 2017: Highlights from the IndieCade showcase

Every year, I tell myself to make more time to hang around the IndieCade showcase at E3. Where so much of the show is overtaken by the same big-budget, blockbuster franchises, the IndieCade booth is an oasis of creativity and originality. Games both digital and physical, traditional and experimental, and so on line the modest space IndieCade carves out for itself among the glitz and glamour of E3. And with the show open to the public this year, it also proved to be a fantastic chance for the masses to be exposed to games they otherwise might not have heard of. It’s become one my favorite stops at the show because I can always count on seeing something new and unique, or at the very least something interesting. This year, I was only able to try three games, due to how packed our schedule was...
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From E3 2017: Assassin’s Creed Origins is impressive in scale, stumbles a bit during combat

It was a shocking revelation to hear that Assassin’s Creed Origins has been in the works for such a long time. For the last three years, various Ubisoft teams have been getting the game ready, and although many details about it had already been leaked over the past few months, there was still plenty of the game left to enjoy after its official announcement during Ubisoft’s press conference. Assassin’s Creed Origins takes place in Egypt, many years before any of the previous entries in the franchise. In fact, the story behind the game claims that that’s where the era-long battle between the Templars and Assassins started, back when Egypt was at the high point of its cultural prowess, long ways into its cultural assimilation by Greece after Alexander the Great’s tear through Asia and Africa. It goes without saying that this setting has hardly seen...
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