It’s been a while since I’ve updated here but what better time to do so than during E3, or “Video Game Christmas”? I spent my full day watching most of the coverage and having mini-heart attacks with various reveals. There’s a lot to love as a gamer. So what were my favorite reveals of E3, so far? In no particular order:
4 Player Co-Op for Assassin’s Creed: Unity: I’m curious as to how they are going to work it with the actual characters people play as opposed to whoever the main assassin will be (or do we get to choose or own assassin for the storyline? hmmm) but Ubisoft made 4 player co-op look pretty badass. Taking down evil templars with your buddies? Yes! So long as one of them isn’t a clumsy jerk and attracts the attention of all the guards. Then you’re out of the creed, sir!
Little Big Planet 3: I was a little late to the LBP bandwagon in the past, as I didn’t own a Playstation 3 and had to enjoy it when at various friends’ places. But Sackboy grew on me, he did, and my heart soared when I saw LBP3 and it’s new characters. I think my favorite might be the cute little OddSock, but Toggle was pretty awesome as well, with the ability to change size and weight to get through various puzzles. I’m looking forward to this one.
Rainbow Six Siege: It’s been 6 years since the last Rainbow Six, and man if this did not look super fun. We were given a demo of gameplay with two teams, one taking a hostage away and another trying to rescue her. What I really enjoyed was that with each death of a teammate, the game updated you with a ” 4 vs. 4″ or “3 vs. 2” on the screen, adding to the excitement of what was going on. Of course, the way people talk to each other in multiplayer for demos always sounds so much more professional than real life which will likely just be my friends yelling orders at each other, over each other, but whatever. I’m ready to save some hostages!
Bioware’s New Secret IP: Yes, the news that the next Mass Effect is being worked on is great, but it’s not really news. Bioware said long ago that they would continue games in the universe after Shepard and company. What got me was that they revealed they are working on a whole new IP, and that gets me very excited. I want to see what other new worlds outside of ME and Dragon Age they can come up with.
Getting to play Battlefield Hardline Instantly: There were a lot of beta sign ups being thrown around willy nilly yesterday, some of which were a bitch to get into because of the way people hounded the websites to sign up. But I was able to play Battlefield:Hardline almost instantly as my friend downloaded the beta to his PS4 in between conferences. Now that is pretty sweet. While the game right now feels like any other Battlefield with a cops & robbers skin over it, it was still a ton of fun.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War: I’m one of those people not necessarily enamoured by every artsy indie game I see, but Valiant Hearts: The Great War got me right in the feels with its trailer. It looks like it’s going to be a moving gaming experience, set in World War I, and I’m excited that it’s coming out in just 2 weeks.
No Man’s Sky: Lastly, No Man’s Sky looked like every sci-fi lovers dream. Endless exploration, generated worlds, no player starting on the same planet and given the ability to fly around in space and land on planets with ease? Yes. Add in the awesome art direction and this may be the game I’m going to stalk the most between now and release time. I just hope they can live up to such vast goals.
So those are some of the things I found impressive at E3, among many others. I’m looking forward to more information as we move forward on all of these upcoming games and even a few others not on the list (Bloodborne, anyone?).