How do I start? There are too many words and emotions raging inside me after watching all of E3’s first day. Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Sony have all come out and wowed me, and some more than others.
Choosing just a single game from the All-Star Lineup that was talked about is beyond my ability, so I’ll simply give a short explanation on those that really jumped out at me, and leave you to find out more about the ones that catch your fancy.
First off we have Evolve! A re-imagining of the well known four player co-op first person shooter, and making it five players, sort of.
With one of you playing a giant monster, and the other four trying to take him down, the gameplay promises hectic battles ranging from a few minutes to over half an hour depending on how the hunters and monsters fair.
At E3, Turtle Rock, the creators of the soon-to-be classic (calling it), showed off a new monster that members of IGN got to play in a demo along with the four newly announced hunters.
The gameplay looks polished, well thought out and full of tactical opportunities.
The new monster, a flying beast that spews electrical attacks, proved much different that the previously announced Goliath, insuring players will have to come up with new tactics for each opponent. I would encourage you to go learn more at IGN or simply google Evolve the Game.
Next we have a new addition to an action RPG series that is dear to my heart, and that of course is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This masterpiece of mythological story-telling was originally created by polish video game developer CD Projeckt RED who released the first installment back in the fall of 2007.
Wild hunt is reportedly 20 percent larger than Skyim, and follows the story of Geralt, a witcher who tracks and kills dangerous monsters using his powers of being a mutant.
Of all the games I’ve played, the Witcher series has ingrained in me a sense of tactics. No other action RPG punishes you as this one does until you realize you must play like the wizened old monster himself. Gameplay was released at E3 which left my jaw on the floor. The fluid combat was incredible, allowing the player to truly fight like the battle-hardened legend you played as. I remember spending hours trying to figure out how best to deal with a single monster species. This is absolutely a game I will be buying. But be warned, it is rated M for Mature.
Now, I have many more games I want to list, but I’m running out of space, so I’ll give you a short list to check out: Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Division, Far Cry 4, Dead Island 2, Assassin’s Creed Unity, No Man’s Sky and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Seige.
Now if you will excuse me, I have a ton of games to pre-order.
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- State News Today