E3 2017 is upon us and new video game information and excitement are everywhere! It’s been a while, I’m trying to get back into this, and figured I’d do a quick post on some things I am looking forward to:
Might be my #1 thing to look forward to. Being the huge Star Wars fan I am. I thoroughly enjoyed the first one despite many critics and gamers having some negative views. Some new features include a campaign! (Which in itself should be interesting by taking on the view of the Galactic Civil War from an Imperial (bad guy) point of view. And the inclusion of all “major” eras. The first only had the GCW, but now there will be the Clone Wars and the new trilogy (episodes 7-8 currently) *note to self, need to research what that era is called*. Along with those major updates their will be new features, like more customization for weapons (and characters?), a new hero/vehicle system and classes.
Not too sure about what to go into here. There’s a 4k update (which means “better graphics”) which is weird, because if you’re familiar with Minecraft, it’s very simple blocky/old school type graphics. BUT, the big thing they announced will be cross platform play. PC, console, mobile, can all play the game without needing to buy the other gaming devices. My main gaming platform is the Xbox One, I can now play with my brother who is a PC guy. I can now play with my cousins who I believe are on an iPad. Very cool. Plus the addition of user created content like player skins and textures will be a nice feature for consoles at least, since those can probably be considered mods, and consoles aren’t quite there yet.
Really enjoyed the first and so far it looks like it’s quite a few steps up from it! Basically it’s a survival game set during the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. Zombies have become quite a fad in recent years. What I like about this though, this series doesn’t just focus on shoot, kill, repeat. There is a survival aspect! You establish a community, an old church, a trucking warehouse, you build up defenses, you build up resoures, you have to scavenge, you can add people to your group, if someone gets sick… well, maybe there’s a chance for them to not turn. Biggest thing to look forward to here is co-op! Or at least that’s what they’ve been teasing. Feel free to look up some videos for it, I feel I’ll leave out a video, due to it maybe being a little scary, intense, or graphic and for a more mature audience.
From the makers of one of my favorite game developers/companies/whatever (they are responsible for my all time favorite platformer Banjo-Kazooie) comes a pirate RPG! Ever want to live the life of a pirate? Well, this looks like the best option besides time travel. Captain your ship, sail the high seas, search for treasure! And watch out for other rival pirate crews! Naval battles, stealing treasure. Argh! Only downside is that it seems to revolve around having quite a few other friends to play with… I hear it will be solo-able, but it probably won’t be as much fun. If you’re interested in some video, just head over to YouTube, I just don’t feel it’s worth posting a 7-10+ minute gameplay video.
Almost forgot about this! I’ve been waiting years for this one! Bringing back, or continuing since it’s not entirely gone (just not popular), the arcade style, beat ’em up, platformer. What makes me most excited is the art style! It looks like the old cartoons from the 1930’s! It’s been a few years since this was first announced, and has been delayed several times, I think in part due to the studio only consisting of two guys and the animations and such were all done by hand! I HAVE to include a video link for this one so you can see their hard work: