My E3 Favorites

Now that the hype has died down, it’s time for my ultimate reveal of E3 faves! Here are the new E3 reveals that tickled my fancy. Surely you’re not sick of these lists by now, right? 🙂

The Last Guardian

A boy with a giant bird/dog/dragon companion. Is the boy guarding the animal? Or the other way around? Or both? I can’t wait to find out. And with a developer like Team Ico, the story is sure to be told in only a way a video game can.

Horizon Zero Dawn

This is one of those games that makes me long for a book version. The concept is a beautiful sci-fi and fantasy mix, and although I have high hopes that the game will be as good as the trailer, I would love to delve into some written story-telling in this setting. Also, that female protagonist though! Seems to be a common trait at E3, which definitely feels like a breath of fresh air.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Love it or hate it, FF7 really deserves a remake. Those original graphics are just oh-so-hard to watch and the movie Advent Children only left us fans wanting more. There are so many silly scenes in that game that I cannot wait to see in HD. Cloud crossdressing and riding a dolphin? Yes please. Hopefully this makes way for even more ambitious remakes (FF6, I’m looking at you).

World of Final Fantasy

This game got a little overshadowed by the FF7 remake announcement, but it looks pretty decent. Final Fantasy has a large cast of characters, scenery, and monsters and it’s nice to see those used in creative ways. These games can be a bit hit or miss, but I have my fingers crossed.

Sea of Thieves

I am so okay with being a pirate adventurer and sailing the seas with my online friends. So okay.

Adrift

This one is here mainly for its trailer. I don’t think I’d actually have the guts to play it, much like I can’t actually watch the movie Gravity without having a panic attack, but it’s a nice trailer, right?

Firewatch

I’m a sucker for good dialogue, so this one makes me happy. I can see a lot of good characterization happening during gameplay. And I don’t think I’ve ever played a game that featured forest rangers, so there’s that.

I know that there are many more wonderful games that were featured, but these were the few that seemed innovative and fresh. It really was a great showing from developers this year. I saw a lot of story-driven games, lots of female protagonists, lots of new and exciting ideas…there might be hope for the game industry after all. What were your favorites of this year? Let me know what I missed in the comments and have a great day!

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