Whelp, E3 is here, and I have no idea how anyone is supposed to sum up the awesomeness that’s been unloaded upon our nation of nerds. I’m still going to attempt to share my top five favorite announcements.
It’s Reclamation Day! The year is 2102, twenty-five years after the bombs fell. YOU have been chosen to venture forth from the vault and restore the world. Your mission: to explore the expansive, dynamic, uncharted, untamed, open-world wasteland of West Virginia. From Appalachia to the Cranberry Bog, set up C.A.M.P. and/or your own shop. The possibilities are endless!
Pre-order the game for Xbox One, PlayStation, or PC to get access to the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. It will be released on November 14th, 2018.
The Last of Us Part II
The Last of Us has been, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful games ever made. I spent hours watching gameplay (because I didn’t have a PlayStation of my own at the time), engrossed in the realistic characters and emotional storytelling. The superb graphics and audio work were just an added bonus. And now, I have a PlayStation just in time to play this beautiful sequel.
I haven’t seen a definitive release day, other than late 2018 to early 2019 (probably). It will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4.
Can we take a short moment to appreciate the stunning graphics in this game please? It you jump ahead in the video to 9:49, Ellie pulls an arrow out of a dead man, and she puts it in her quiver. And we see one arrow. The graphics are so damn good that you can see EVERY. SINGLE. WEAPON. I mean, c’mon! Normally stuff just disappears into God-Only-Knows-Where and reappears out of thin air. I just love the realism.
I’m looking forward to new settings, character growth in Ellie as an adult, and the challenges/enemies we’ll face in this post-apocalyptic world.
BioWare has been promoting their new game as a “shooter” rather than an RPG. Unlike their previous games, this one has a heavier emphasis on combat and action, with role-playing aspects. In short, we should expect something Destiny-esque, including the option for multiplayer campaigning.
I haven’t seen too much said about the story of Anthem, as the focus so far has primarily been on the mechanics. But from what I’ve read, I’m feeling rather hopeful.
Dave Tach from Polygon got hands-on time with the game at E3, and gave a really good analysis of the feel of the controls.
The Elder Scrolls VI
But that’s about all we know! Haha!
I can’t say that I was a big fan of CD Projekt Red’s previous contribution to the gaming world, The Witcher. I really struggled with it. However, Cyberpunk 2077 has certainly gained my attention.
It’s being promoted as an RPG set in a very dark future in an open world setting. The developers have stated there will be “no loading times.” Um, what?! YASSSS.
I absolutely love story-heavy games. The stories that have engines designed to adapt gameplay based on your choices and dialog. Those just affect me so much. And Cyberpunk is said to have all of that — and adventure! That’s just a recipe for me to spend hundreds of hours gaming! (Thankfully I have a husband now to remind me to eat and pee during my obsession episodes). Haha!
Read all of Nerdy but Flirty’s E3 2018 thoughts here!