Besides the obvious mentions of Shenmue III (PS4 and PC) and The Last Guardian (PS4), what games shown at E3 are you looking forward to?
Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4) is a new IP that I’m interested in playing. Not so much for the gameplay (it appears to be a tired and true third person action game), but the setting: a post apocalyptic world where humans structure to survive in a world populated with artificial creatures. Sound familiar? Except this time, the creatures are robotic. Trailer:
From the technical perspective, Uncharted 4 (PS4) looks great, and I like a good cinematic adventure with a focus on the characters. So I will probably play it at some point, although it’s not a high priority. The Uncharted games are solid, if unoriginal.
I’ve never been a big Final Fantasy fan, so I’m not sure if I will play the remake of VII (PS4).
The Microsoft presentation did not contain much of interest for me, although a couple of the timed exclusives might be worth checking out.
One game that sparked my interest during the Microsoft presentation was Beyond Eyes (Xbox One and PC). You play as a 10 year-old girl who has lost her sight. The world initially appears to be completely white, but certain objects will be highlighted when she touches them, I guess representing her other senses:
Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360 and One timed exclusive) looks interesting as well, although I still haven’t played the “first” one, so I can’t say much on new general gameplay style. It looks more action oriented than the older titles, which I’m not sure is a good thing - I liked the sense of isolation in the originals.
More Halo and Gears of War (Xbox One) did not excite me. I guess I am just tired of straight up shooters. Like the FFVII remake, these will good for the hardcore fans, but I’d rather play something fresh.
Was there anything noteworthy from Nintendo? I have not heard much from them.
I also look forward to indie games such as Shape of the World (Xbox One and PC) and The Witness (PS4 and PC), although I don’t think the latter was shown this year.
With The Last Guardian, Shenmue III, and Horizon I think Sony had the best offering, but everyone will have their own preferences. Overall it was a good E3 compared to recent years.