E3 2016 made me feel…
E3 is a great event that I look to forward to watching every year. I love being introduced to new genres of games, equipment, and announcements the Big League companies will be producing throughout the year and beyond. This year, there were some ups, downs, and unexpectedness happening throughout the conferences, but there were some games that they presented that had me wanting to throw my money at them and obtaining them ASAP. Here’s my list of the things I liked the most.
5 – Death Stranding
Not much is known about this game yet except that it looks very cool from the trailer and the game may look like it could lead into a good story. The creator is none other than Hideo Kojima, whom had been MIA since last year. With his reputation proceeding him from creating amazing games, I’m sure this game will become a hit and I won’t be left stranded (see what I did there).
Release Date: TBA
4 – Watch Dogs 2
In my opinion, the first game was pretty good and I could somewhat connect to the character, but this sequel has me intrigued a little. At first I couldn’t conceptualize where they could go with this series, but with a little research, I was able to find that this game might be better than its predecessor.
You play as a young hacktivist, Marcus, whom is a part of a group trying to free the townspeople from Big Brother – or so I think. This game is a tremendous leap forward from the first Watch Dogs. They may have taken our feedback seriously and tried to implement as much of it as possible. I will be watching out for this release – and it’s not too far away unlike some of the other games.
Release Date: November 15, 2016
3 – Horizon: Zero Dawn
This game was very intriguing to me. I love a mixture of prehistoric sensibilities and technology. This game is about those burning questions we sometimes ask ourselves. “Who am I and where do I come from?” The protagonist is a skilled hunter named Aloy, who asks these very questions and goes on a quest to find the answers. Horizon: Zero Dawn is RPG-like with survival/open-world gameplay mechanics. These types of mechanics in games are my absolute favorite. I look forward to seeing this one on the horizon.
Release Date: February 28, 2017
2 – Crash Bandicoot Remastered
Crashy (Crash) is my favorite game from the PlayStation era. I loved playing Crash Bandicoot and could not wait to get home from school just to beat it in about a week and play it all over again. I can’t wait to play alongside that wild bandicoot one more time now in HD! Are you ready to hop platforms on a wild adventure in pursuit of tasty fruits, masks, and crazy science? I can’t wait for this game to come crashing in.
Release Date: 2017
1 – Detroit: Become Human
I super heart the games from Quantic Dream. I have been following them since Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy so when they made a short about an android named Kara who feels alive. I thought to myself, just like others, “what happens next?” The idea behind the Kara demo gave way to Detroit: Become Human!
Sony, once again, took center stage for this one and bought out a trailer that had me drooling for days as I watched it over and over again. Detroit, like other Quantic Dream games, gives the options to shape the story without having to sit through implemented cut scenes. It’s like a river. Each time it flows, it breaks into different paths that only you can decide to take.
Release Date: TBA 🙁
- Resident Evil 7
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Days Gone
- Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Remix HD
- Sony (in general)
Which Were Your Favorites?
Now that you know which are my favorite games from E3 2016, I want to know which are yours. Are you feeling the new Zelda? Need to Become Human and learn the android’s story? Love that Crash Bandicoot and his craziness?
Whether it’s a shooter, RPG, story-based, action, adventure, or dancing game, let us know what games make you want to give an arm, leg, liver, spleen, and heart for.