In response to a few recent games that appear to be lacking in the criteria. This is a short list and thoughts on some stand out game mechanics that developers seem to be ignoring and need to build upon.
My Top 5 Post E3 Games
E3 is well and truly over and it’s time for gamers all over the world to sit back and really think about what games are coming out in the next few years. Now for the most part, we’ve been teased with some amazing trailers and not that much gameplay, but it’s enough to get me hyped. Here’s some games that I for one am really looking forward to.
Watch Dogs: Now this is a game that we’ve seen around for a while, but the trailer at E3 really got under my skin. I love the Big Brother concept of Watch Dogs, the gameplay mechanics, and the overall story. It does feel a little like a more polished Remember Me, but hopefully Watch Dogs lives up fully to its hype.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: Really this should be my number one. I’m a huge fan of the Witcher series from CD Projekt Red. I’ve read the books (well, the ones available in English), I’ve seen the movie, and watched the TV show (and yes there is a TV show). So it’s safe to say that I am a fan of Geralt of Rivia and I can’t wait for the final installment of a series that has become a favorite of mine. The leap of progress from the first Witcher to The Witcher 2 was amazing, and I can’t wait to see the improvements that this final game will bring. It’ll be sad to say goodbye, but it’ll be more than worth the amazing gameplay experience.
Metal Gear Solid V: Now that the David Hayter controversy has died down a bit, I must admit that is kind of cool that Kiefer Sutherland’s gravelly voice will be our companion in this latest installment. The graphics look incredible, and the story appears to be as convoluted and engrossing as ever. I’m more excited than ever to learn more about this baffling world.
The Division: When the presentation for this game first started, I must admit that I wasn’t that excited for it. But everything changed once I saw the gameplay footage. Like The Crew, the idea of an open world that frankly looked amazing graphically and was mine to run around in, is really tempting. Facing off against other players while running around with my friends and playing is really pushing what we think of when we consider next-gen. I honestly can’t wait.
Sunset Overdrive – There was no gameplay footage when this game was shown off, but it didn’t need it to get me to think about seriously giving Insomniac Games my money. The combination of the music and the really interesting trailer got me pumped up to play this open world shooter. Watching the character run around rooftops, the bright colors, and the interesting character design really made the game stick out in my mind.
And that’s it, my current top five games that I am serious about getting the day of release. Of course, minds can change as we see more footage unveiled by developers, but for now these studios did a great job enticing me with what they showed off at E3.