First off, just want to apologize for the missing post yesterday. Was unbearably sick and couldn’t get on my computer because of my illness. So I will be having two posts today, one later in the afternoon and this one in the morning, to make up for the blunder yesterday. Here is a list of games to look forward to within this year and into next, most of which were announced at the recent E3.
Fallout 4: If you do not include Fallout 4 on this list, then you are not a fan of video games. However, I should be shunned for never actually playing a Fallout game. If someone wants to gift me on Steam *hint hint.* But in all seriousness, this game looks like another fantastic shooter, adventure, rpg, apoc . . . you know what! Let’s just call “Fallout,” a new genre. The game series has a history of mixing so many genres and doing so beautifully. The game will be GOTY (Game of the year) in my opinion with very little debate.
No Man’s Sky: A promising indie, space-exploration game coming out on PS4. The game seems to be a 1st-person starbound type of game. For those who are unaware of Starbound, here is a trailer from 2013. In this game (No Man’s Sky), the amount of planets to explore seem infinite, with a finite amount of animals, plants, and materials to discover and collect. However, the game, which seems fun with friends, lacks a strong combat system and is much more about exploring many planets. Some people will love this idea of a game with little combat, but others may not be so happy. We will have to see which group has the higher percentage when it comes out this October.
Star Wars Battlefront: Another “must-have” for this type of list. Star Wars Battlefront is a sci-fi, first/third person shooter that takes place on maps from scenes in the movie. The game sounds fantastic, however, EA (the company notorious for a LOT of micro-transactions) is in charge of the game. Many fans are worried that common outfits in Star Wars, like a storm-trooper outfit, will cost real money to wear. Another worry is the ability to be a jedi by paying with real money. The game looks wonderful (which you might have already seen or will see at the end of the post), however EA will hopefully not interfere too much with the actual core game.
Here are a few more games that I kind of care for:
For Honor- A Chivalry type of game with at third-person fighting system that SEEMS to have a more in-depth fighting system. If it is more in-depth, than the game will be a huge hit, with a war-like atmosphere.
Uncharted 4- A game series that is popular, but one that I don’t care for too much. Frankly, from what I saw from the E3 Demo, the game seems like a third-person Call of Duty type campaign. Explosions and S***. Although I may not like it, the game series is adored by many, so let me talk about what looks fun in the game. The graphics look like an improvement from the original and the missions, although Call-of-duty-esqe, look like a lot of fun. TO ME, the price of $60 USD is just not worth it.
Just Cause 3- Another game series that I don’t care for. This game, however, might change my mind. A sandbox game that is all about blowing up stuff. Sure, does it seem like every transformers movie, yes. But this is in game form and you can blow stuff up however your heart desires. The difference between Uncharted 4 and this title is that in Uncharted 4, there is a limited path to take, while in Just Cause, you can do it however you feel. If you want to follow the Uncharted storyline, than Uncharted 4 is the way to go. However, if you want to just blow stuff up, than RENT this game. Sure the idea sounds great, but it also sounds incredibly dry after a week or so. You be the judge.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst- The idea of the game, a first-person parkour game, is an exceptionally creative idea, and the first game was a HUGE hit. However, I feel the game is not suited to be open world. Just an opinion, but the open-world aspects of the game will change the game for the worse. The ability to keep trying to beat your friends records on linear stages is what made the game great. Granted the game is good on its own, but without those linear, arcadey style levels, the game will be good, just not as great as the previous. Maybe, however, the game does implement this, in which case I revoke my previous statement and feel that the game will be a bigger hit than the previous.
And that’s all folks! Hope you enjoy the post and comment if you disagree with a few of my statements. I would love to have a nice, “proper,” debate with ya’ll. All links of previously stated games will be at end of post. Here is Sharam and Kid Cudi’s She Came Along (PG-13, arguably R):
IGN’s “18-minute” Gameplay of No Man’s Sky
Star Wars Battlefront 3 E3 Trailer
For Honor IGN 7 Mins of Gameplay
Uncharted 4 E3 Demo
Just Cause 3 Gameplay From a Fan of the Series
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Gameplay