E3 2016 proved to be pretty exciting. Even the games that you may have known about had enthralling new demos to play and trailers to watch. Here are the most promising games of E3!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
You know it. I know it. It’s been way too long in the making. But with new gameplay and a new trailer, you can see why it’s taken years. Breath of the Wild isn’t simply going to be a great game. It’s will be an open world work of art, too. (Nintendo: Please give your millions of Zelda fans a release date already!)
The Last Guardian
Another game that’s been too long in the making finally has an October 13 release date. There’s been a lot of hype behind The Last Guardian. But new gameplay, the revelations about Trico, and the wondrous, mysterious animation seen in this trailer prove the creators have been working very, very hard. The Last Guardian looks like interactive art, too!
Forza Horizon 3
This is be the third version of a racing series. Not just another sequel, the third time’s the charm for Forza Horizon 3. Just look at that shiny, souped-up vehicle racing in the waves at the beach. It’s just stunning. You wish you were there. You wish this was part of your summer vacation. But you’ll have to wait until September 27 to get it.
Your spaceship is lost and you have to find it. That’s your goal as you lead the cute, cool robotic Bud through space, partially by climbing up beanstalk-like plants. You fly, float, use bubbles, and explore the unknown. That’s a lot of game play!
Nintendo was quiet leading up to E3. Beyond Zelda, no one expected much. But the unveiling of Ever Oasis proves the company can still premiere a potentially magnificent series that’s brand new. I can’t wait to play this new role playing game and meet the new characters, like Isuna, who helps you build your oasis.
Yooka-Laylee looks like it could be one of the most enjoyable platformers released in quite some time. That thrilling roller coaster-ride feeling you get when watching the trailer bodes very good things. Yes, the platformer genre is a tried and true formula that can sometimes be predictable. But look closely. You’ll see new ways to play! And how ingenious is Laylee,that smart-mouthed bat?
It’s not just about Spidey’s acrobatic, web-slinging ways. It’s about an engaging story, too, and the narration here proves that the new Spider-Man’s going to be well-written. Plus, it’s made by Insomniac Games, the same award-winning company that gave you Spyro and Ratchet & Clank. Finally, check out the awesome vistas of the majestic New York City. (That’s where I live!)
–The Games Guru