E3 is drawing to a close and it’s pretty crazy to think about how excited we get for an event that is rather small in the grand scheme of things. With that said, this was probably the biggest E3 we’ve seen in years, especially if you consider all of the new next-gen paraphernalia on show, and why wouldn’t you. At the end of the day however, we are gamers and what we care about most are the games. I remember last year, I couldn’t wait for The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls; and finally, The Last of Us is out, while Beyond: Two Souls is still a few months away.
So, considering the many wondrous games shown at this year’s E3, what two games do we most want to play, come their release?
I really wanted to see the Smash Bros. reveal and it was everything I hoped it would be; that game needs to released as soon as possible. I honestly have no idea how I am going to wait until 2014 to get my hands on it. And revealing Megaman as a playable character, a stroke of genius, it made me want it even more. I managed to get a Wii U on special recently, but had I not, I would buy one just to play Smash Bros.
The second game I want is The Witcher 3. The Witcher 2 is one incredibly special game that everyone should experience, whether on PC or Xbox 360. The Witcher 3 looks like it is going to expand even further on the world and I cannot wait to see what the developers over at CD Projekt RED have in-store for us. It is going to be a long, long wait, but one definitely worth waiting for.
I’m not really sure what more I can say that hasn’t already been said in my Top 10 List this week. I suppose I should say that out of that list, my personal favourites are Battlefield 4 and The Witcher 3; though that’s hardly a surprise as I’ve been doing all of the coverage of those games this week and my excitement for them has been made quite clear.
The Witcher 2 was an astounding game and going by what we’ve seen of The Witcher 3, again (this is all in my list), the game looks to be about as good as an RPG can possibly get. And as for Battlefield 4, well, if you’d like to know why I’m loving what I’ve seen so far, you should probably check out these links; here and here. Suffice it to say, Battlefield 4 takes everything great about Battlefield 3, amplifies it ten fold, and then does its best to not only amend the faults and criticisms we might have had with Battlefield 3 but adds a whole lot more to the game. How could I not want to play it?
This year’s E3 was filled with far more ‘wow’ moments than I had ever expected. The rivalry between Sony and Microsoft was quite entertaining to watch unfold and then there were the games shown. If that is but a taste of the sort of thing we can expect from the next generation of gaming, well then it’s a great time to be a gamer.
There were two games that stood out in particular however, the games that made my jaw drop most so to speak. The first would have to be Titanfall; I knew some of the talent from Infinity Ward was responsible for Titanfall’s development and that was a good start… but oh my. Everything about Titanfall screamed next-gen to me; the mind blowing visuals, the intensity, mechs throwing people around, it looks like a ton of fun and will be a day-one purchase for me on PC
The second game was The Division. In fact, its E3 showing was so good that it had me thinking to myself, ‘I cannot believe games have evolved to this point’. The attention to detail is insane and the fact that you can explore NY while taking on other clans of players has me salivating.
[Timothy – for more on The Division and Titanfall, once again, check out my Top 10 List, both of these games made the cut. I think I’m psychic for predicting these sorts of things]
So that’s it for our personal favourite picks of this year’s E3. The thing is though, as if you haven’t all been convinced by the sorts of games we’ve seen this year already, it’s only the beginning of what’s to come. And don’t forget to share your personal favourites with us; we want to know.