Hello, hi and good evening!
Well that was that! A low-key showing but one with some welcome surprises as well as an extended look at some intriguing indies - with Star Ocean's sparkling looking return the highlght.
How lovely to see you on a... Wednesday night?
It is Wednesday? Just checking.
Well, what I do know is that in just under 15 minutes Sony's State of Play is going to kick off, and given that it's the first one of these since July I'm pretty excited.
To set expectations! There's a focus on third-party stuff, so no God of War or Gran Turismo 7 or Wolverine or, you know, anything like that. There'll be no PSVR2 there either.
So what *will* be there?
Well, I don't know! So that's why I'm excited to find out.
The soothing music and pleasant PlayStation visuals have started, and oh god I miss doing this in conference halls in distant lands.
It would normally have been around a month ago we'd be in Tokyo where Sony would occassionally put on a conference - I'm wondering if any Japanese partners will have much to show tonight.
I'd dearly, dearly love to hear something new on Final Fantasy 16, but I don't think that'll be on the cards.
There's also the prospect of intriguing indies such as Little Devil Inside, as you point out (hello riceNpea!)
How about something on FF7 remake part 2 instead then?
That would make a lot of sense!
Speaking of Final Fantasy - Dungeon Encounters, the first game directed by Hiroyuki Ito since Final Fantasy 12, is absolutely incredible.
There'll be a review up tomorrow - it's been out a while so I'm sure a few of you RPG nerds will have been playing it.
Proper good, it is.
I sort of hope that heavily rumoured/leaked Warner Bros. Smash Bros. makes an appearance.
It sounds intriguingly vile.
I haven't seen Space Jam 2, but I've heard war stories from those who have.
Anyway, all that mystery is about to unravel in who knows what - disappointment may well lie this way.
I remain optimistic!
Now I'm worrying if I've got the wrong stream as mine hasn't started yet!
This is late, right?
Ah, here we go!
I should have spotted the counter in the top corner.
No, *you've* been hitting the bong.
I don't know what this is bit it's absolutely nuts.
It looks like Anarchy Reigns.
A little tiny bit.
Stream quality is awful here. Same for others?
The game looks pretty shoddy but my stream looks just fine.
Deathverse! From GungHo.
It was certainly something!
Here's a new quirky... something... ushered into life by Kowloon Nights.
It does look beautiful.
We Are OFK - a musical game series about a band in LA.
Now I'm getting Sayonara Wild Hearts vibes.
And all of a sudden I'm getting excited - even if I'm probably a bit old to get this banter.
Some more Bugsnax!
I still haven't played Bugsnax. I feel bad about having not played Bugsnax.
Bug Snax. The launch game i loved until I played the second game I owned and forgot about it.
I think this is precisely what happened with me as well.
The curse of being a launch game I guess - easily overlooked by all the other new and shiny things.
If Five Nights at Freddy's also makes you feel old, don't worry I'm there with you.
Actually this whole presentation has made me feel ancient already.
I've never played a Freddie game. I have no idea what genre it is or what you do. What's it like?
This looks a bit more polished but I just know I'm not the target audience.
An absolutely brilliant action adventure that fully deserved its Eurogamer Essential.
The more people that get to play that the better.
Is that Mega Man Kart?
That's exactly what I was about to type.
Maybe it's the 90s mania that's gripping everyone - I popped into H&M today to get a cardigan (I'm old) and all they had was ironic Friends and Nirvana t-shirts - but aren't there a lot of mad kart racers out there at the moment?
Okay, this and that Final Fantasy kart game that's coming but still.
That's enough to call a movement.
Anyway, they didn't even have any cardigans.
The King of Fighters, though! That's something I understand.
The announce of a beta, which I'm very excited to try.
Is this PlayStation Home?
Ah no it's First Class Trouble.
And yeah, this very much does look like Among Us 3D.
The mistake was heading to H&M for cardigans when that was formerly the exclusive domain of Debenhamâ€™s
Tell me about it! Lewisham High Street isn't great for getting cardigans, truth be told.
To a game by Tri-Ace - a new Star Ocean?
Or one I probably forgot about.
This is new, right?
And it looks like Star Ocean has taken a fair slice of Xenoblade. I'm sort of here for it?
How longs it on for martin? Asking because ive done it that much i feel like ive formed a habit.
This is a short one tonight - just 20 minutes means we're coming towards the end.
Here you go then! Little Devil Inside!
Is this set on the Jurassic coast?
This looks like that lovely stretch of railway in Devon that laps the sea.
This looks absolutely splendid - it was only dimly on my radar so it's my first time seeing its minimalist style and mash of genres, and I'm sort of bowled over.
Game of the show so far. When is Littel Devil Inside scheduled to release?
Hoping we'll find out shortly.
There's so much to it - crafting and exploration and *so much whimsy*.
Ah! I'm a bit late, but Shenmue IV please!
Sorry dude, you missed it!
Looked cracking too.
So, a fairly low-key showing - as was billed - but there's more than enough there to excite me.
Mostly that after a run of really drab entries there's finally a Star Ocean that I want to play.
Now if you don't mind I'm off to go and play some video games.
Thanks for joining us here tonight!