With only more day left of E3 – and all the major announcements over – it’s time for the hard part: Picking the top five games we are most hyped about.
CD Projekt Red’s next big title arrived at E3 in a big way, and with it came answers to questions we’ve had ever since the initial reveal. The trailer did a fantastic job of solidifying for us that yes, everything that we could want in cyberpunk world is being brought to life. While we didn’t see the 50-minute live uncut gameplay demo that was shown at E3, hearing positive impressions about the world, the attention to detail and RPG elements made this easily one of our most anticipated. The FPS nature of the game has us…curious, but we will reserve judgment until we play it for ourselves.
The trailer has racked up over ten million views since its release on June 10th, take a look below and judge for yourself.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Masahiro Sakurai is involved? Check. Upgraded graphics, textures and portability? Check. Running at 60fps docked and in handheld mode? Check. And you’ve included every character that’s ever been in a Smash game and added new ones as well? Check. Nintendo gave us just about everything we could want in a Super Smash Bros. game and then some. Fighting games are going through a resurgence right now, and we will be making time for this one.
Its easy make a character look fluid and stylish in CGI, it’s another to do that in-game–but somehow Insomniac Games has done it with Spider-Man. Every time we’ve seen the game we’ve been impressed, and they blew us away again during Sony’s Press Conference when they showed us roughly 7 minutes of gameplay footage that looked incredible. While we haven’t played it yet, we think Marvel’s Spider-Man might just supplant the Arkham series as our best superhero video game of all time.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Honestly, as amazing as Assassin’s Creed Origins was, we didn’t expect this game to be able to re-capture the magic of last year’s game. We thought it would be good, but not much more than a re-skin of Origins. And we were wrong. The ability to select a male or female character, explore a huge open world as a descendant of King Leonidas with the opportunity to fight alongside the Spartans, to become a legend in the process–and we can Spartan kick people like in 300? Where do we sign up?
Gameplay from Hideo Kojima’s latest game was, in a word, wild. So many strange elements we’ve never seen before in a game and the introduction of two new characters who have some connection with Sam left us with a ton of questions. Hideo Kojima said, “Herein lies our challenge, to create both a new form of gameplay and a hero that has never been done before.” Great, even more, we have questions. At any rate, what we saw looked impressive, and we haven’t stopped talking about it since. Who knows when it will actually release…but at least we have gameplay now.
With so many awesome games on the horizon, picking five was a challenge. How did we do? What were your top five games? Sound off on Facebook, and check out GEEK’s E3 2018 Summary for more on this year’s show.
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