Everyone tunes into E3 with a list of wishes because there are few feelings as exciting as that wish coming true. Setting one’s expectations that high is unrealistic, but I personally don’t believe it’s healthy to set your hopes as low as your expectations either. For example, over the past half-decade, my most far-fetched wish has been to play Phantasy Star Online 2 on consoles. Microsoft’s reveal that PSO2 is finally coming west has validated my cravings for the statistically unlikely, the irrationally idealistic, and the robot wizards.
To a lesser extent, I also hoped to see the previously Japan-only Seiken Densetsu Collection get an overseas release. More specifically, to get Seiken Densetsu 3 via that package, as it was the only game in the trilogy to never release overseas. RPG fans have long debated whether Seiken Densetsu 3 would leave Japan, especially after Collection of Mana was trademarked in Europe.
That’s how Seiken Densetsu 3’s remake -- or rather, Trials of Mana’s remake -- demonstrated something even more exciting. It reminded me how it feels to see your lofty wishes not only confirmed but usurped by something still more ambitious.