Best games of E3 2017

EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Sony  & Nintendo all had one thing in common at this year’s E3 and it was games. Here’s a list of games that left me thoroughly impressed and wanting to see more.

Anthem                                                                                                                                               

Developed by Bioware Edmonton, Anthem is a brand new action rpg game where the player jumps into an exo suit called javelin allowing for an Iron Man-esque traversal in it’s massive lush open world. Prepare to squad up with your buddies for it’s release in Fall 2018. This was also one of the best things to happen at the Microsoft E3 Media Briefing.

The Last Night    

Another highlight from the Microsoft Media Briefing on May 11th was the reveal of the game ‘The Last Night’. It’s easily the coolest looking game thanks to the ‘cyberpunk-blade runner’ art going for it.

Evil Within 2                                                                                                                        

Revealed at the Bethesda press conference on Sunday, Shinji Mikami san is once again back at crafting a stellar psychological survival horror game. Mikami’s most notable work includes Resident Evil 4, Vanquish, Evil Within and cult classic Dino Crisis.

Wolfenstein: The New Colossus

I am just going to let the epic cinematic trailer with gameplay montage speak for itself.

God of War

As a passionate fan of God of War since it’s original release on PS2 in March 2005, the announcement of a brand new God of War game at E3 2016 left me with tears of joy. God of War on PS4 sees Kratos embark on a new adventure in Norse Mythology. Sony Santa Monica has embraced a bolder new vision to their design approach with God of War. The game is no longer just a combo building button masher (which I thoroughly enjoyed). There’s a lot more focus on strategy with a nuanced approach to it’s combat. Kratos wields a deadly axe that he can summon similar to that of Thor with his Mjölnir. The game will retain the franchise’s brutal aspects to combat while introducing a whole new dynamic to it’s story telling and minute-by-minute gameplay thanks to an introduction of his son by his side.

Days Gone                                                                                                                           

Developed by the creators of the Syphon Filter series and the most recent Uncharted:Golden Abyss title for the PS Vita, Days Gone is a beautiful looking post apocalyptic open world game ravaged by the infected called frearkers (zombie like). The game had a terrific demo showcased at the Sony E3 2017 presser on May 12th.  Days Gone has a dynamic weather system and a day-night cycle which can impact gameplay. Freakers are weak during day time but aggressive and fast during the night. There’s also an alternate E3 2017 demo showing a different path taken by the protagonist Deacon.

Spiderman                                                                                                                                  

Game of the show at the Sony E3 2017 presser goes to the Spiderman game developed by Insomniac Games (Ratchet & Clank, Sunset Overdrive) & Marvel Games exclusively for the PS4. For a long time the Batman Arkham games have been the only superhero franchise(Infamous being an exception) that nailed the core combat to perfection, and thus it gives me great joy to see Spiderman excel in this area at last. Also the game runs at 4K resolution through a special rendering technique called checkeboarding on PS4 Pro. Be sure to select the 4K option under the settings in the below video.

Super Mario Odyssey                                                                                                         

Nintendo has a knack in creating a genuine sense of excitement in their exclusive titles and Super Mario Odyssey release date trailer at E3 2017 is one among them.  Super Mario Odyssey is all set to be a potential system seller when it releases on October 27th, 2017.

 

So what did you all think about the games shown at E3 2017. Be sure to share your favorites in the comments below.

 

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