Every year my inner gamer just about yodels during this 3-day industry show. Rumors are either brought to fruition or are laid to rest (for another year anyway), and I can plan my gaming budget for the future.
Day one and two had some major reveals, some really intense teasers, and I wanted to share with you guys what games I am personally most excited for. Let’s break this down by conference!!
First up for me is Turtle Rock/2K’s Monster Hunter look-a-like Evolve.
I love games where you can cooperatively take down a massive creature, so pair that with insane gameplay and graphics, and I’m basically sold. They had a huge presence at PAX, and I’ve been following it for a few months, so it’s definitely high on my list.
*Dragon Age: Inquisition
I’ve been a sucker for the Dragon Age games, and Dragon Age: Inquisition looks even more jaw dropping. This installment looks a lot more haunting, a lot more scary (which might just be me), but the DRAGONS. Character design has always been pretty, but just the details on the armor is kinda breathtaking!!
*Ori and the Blind Forest
This is one that kinda caught me off guard, and finishes my Microsoft list. It’s absolutely gorgeous looking, and while not too much of the story is really hinted at, I kinda wanna play on the sole fact that it is beautiful. It’s called Ori and the Blind Forest and it’s from Moon Studios. The only problem is, I am terrified of owls, so we shall see how it goes, ha ha ha.
*Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars Battlefront. I don’t even know what to say, cause I’m fucking rendered speechless, and in tears. You get to FIGHT on different PLANETS on the side of the Rebellion, or the Empire WITH BETTER GRAPHICS!!!! YOU GUYS!!!!
I could care less. Maybe Colby has something for ya, cause I’m the only person apparently not hyped for any of the titles, which include Valiant Hearts, Rainbow Six Siege , and I forgot what else…Mirror’s Edge 2? You know how you can get my interest, Ubisoft? How about making your main protagonist in Assassin’s Creed: Unity a woman? Like….Charlotte Corday instead of Scruffy White Guy #5.
*The Order: 1886
I love Action/Adventure platformers, and this one pits an alternate London band of “knights” against supernatural creatures. It was teased at last year’s E3, and seeing a full length trailer basically made me need a fresh pair of underwear. It’s a PS4 exclusive, and definitely one at the top of my list, thanks to the sort of Resident Evil vibe this trailer gives off!
Project Beast was revealed to be Bloodborne, a horrific, squelching sounding tease of a game, but oh my goodness, I cannot wait to slice open weird things!! I didn’t hear quite as much buzz about it, but maybe that’s because people were still reeling from other announcements?
80% of my hype for this game is due to the fact you can apparently swim alongside whales. Seriously. Aside from aforementioned whales, the graphics could definitely look a bit better, but it’s just a trailer, and I highly doubt the makers of Journey (which, if you have not played, PLAY IT) would disappoint.
*Batman: Arkham Knight
I’m not sure if I’m more turned on by the new Batmobile or Kevin Conroy’s dulcet voice just flowing over the body like a tub of dark chocolate…The newest Batman game is set to surpass Batman: Arkham City, and Rocksteady is setting the bar higher and higher. I loved how the developer described the surprise cameo as a realization of their (and I suppose ours if we were mid-fight) worst fear. Check the trailer to see what I mean!
*Legend of Zelda Wii U
Confession: I am not the biggest LoZ fan, more of a casual observer/player of the franchise, but this…this made me want to cry from how pretty it is! Couple with that with the rumors floating around that this is Zelda we will be playing as instead of Link, and color me intrigued. Oh yeah, and this game is apparently open world, which is a giant step away from standard linear gameplay, Wind Waker aside.
So there you have it! I’m incredibly stoked for a lot of the titles out in 2015 and 2016, but I want to know what made YOU excited!!! Tell me, or tweet them to me @ladyvader99!! LET’S ARGUE OR SQUEAL OVER VIDEO GAMES!