E3 was pretty incredible this year, like it always is. I honestly look forward to these few days more then my birthday! It's like getting present after present in the form of game news, which is enough to satisfy me. Not to mention it is propelling the beginnings of a brand new console war! I'm always on the lookout for new games to get interested in while at the same time, keeping track of the games I knew I liked going into the event. But here is my overall ranked list of the Top E3 games, with as much human bias possible implemented.
5) inFamous: Second Son
So I have NEVER heard of inFamous prior to watching the Sony press conference. Since I did not own a PS3 this generation, I kept myself away from PS3 games so I wouldn't feel the need to be one of those people that owned all three consoles. I already drag my wallet through tons of purchases beyond games. But after the Sony conference, I have effectively decided I am going to switch to Sony this generation. I've not gotten a Sony system since the Playstation 1! So it'll be a nice change of pace. Anyway, this game looks awesome! From what I gather, it is a super hero open world game. Everything about the trailer is great! It looks like it has fun gameplay mechanics and the story seems promising too. I'm already liking the chemistry between the protagonist and his brother. Once I get a PS4, this will be one of the first games I will try out.
4) Batman: Arkham Origins
The Batman Arkham series in INCREDIBLE. It honestly has been the open world super-hero game I've always wanted! Batman is probably my favorite super-hero ever actually. He's a hero, but he's a very unique kind of hero. He's a very complicated character overall and despite his dark exterior, he never kills anyone. The villains in this universe are even better, as they don't just do evil things, but they do them with this convoluted reasoning behind it. And the Arkham games have done great tapping into that. This game looks like a direct sequel to Arkham City, but it is actually a prequel, so be sure to keep that in mind. It's made by a different team from Rocksteady, but they are basing it completely on Rocksteady's material and from the demo, they don't seem to be altering it too much. Which is a good thing in this case, since the development team for this game is actually relatively new. Overall, if you are interested in another Arkham City, there's no reason this game isn't going to deliver that. I have to say, I am absolutely loving the new feature where Batman can examine a crime scene by actually playing it out using his technology and skills. That looks like a great addition so far.
3) Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
You are talking to a HUGE Assassin's Creed fan here. I am absolutely in love with this series. I love how it effortlessly takes us through time with an extremely interesting mythology that is still amazing after five games, a sxth one coming this year. The new Assassin Edward seems interesting and I'm sure he'll be written very well. Ubisoft may release new games like there's no tomorrow, but the thing is, they're always extremely well made! Each game has had a good amount of development time along with a huge team working to make sure it is great. It may be getting stale, already for quite a few people, but for me, that'll be a long time coming. As long as the series continues to provide what I love so much about it, which is exploration, fun stealthy assassinations, and a great story, I'll continue to support the series. On another note, I look forward to the bigger role sailing will be playing, as that was a definite highlight in Assassin's Creed 3.
2) Sonic Lost World
Yes, I am still a huge ass Sonic fan after all these years. Sonic is where video gaming began for me, so I think no matter what, I will always be willing to try out the next adventure he puts out. Sonic Lost World looks very different from his previous offerings. Taking on a very obvious Galaxy influence, the levels in this game look alot more focused on precision platforming, though at the same time, still keeping that signature speed. I'm loving how different this game looks and how it seems like you can really control how fast Sonic goes this time around. I hate to say it, but the boost-propelled gameplay has been getting stale and now I don't find it that much fun anymore. So I am loving the change this game is exhibiting. The environments look quirky and gorgeous all around and it just seems extremely well made. Unfortunately, there is absolutely no way I am going to get a Wii U just for this game. Yes, it is the only Wii U game I want at the moment, not counting the three multiplatform games on this list, which I plan to get on the PS4/360. Not even Sonic is enough to merit that purchase. So hopefully there is either a huge ass price drop, more titles I like being released, or maybe both. There is likely to be more Sonic titles to be exclusive to Nintendo in the future.
Honestly speaking, this is the most excited I feel like I've ever been for a brand new game in a brand new series. Watch Dogs asbolutely wowed me last year at the Ubisoft confernece. Those are the kind of surprises I want to keep finding everytime E3 comes around. Watch Dogs only got shown more in full force this year and I loved every single second of the gameplay shown. It only shows how amazingly fun it is going to be to have the entire city at your hands to control. The possibilities are infinite on what you can do in any particular situation. Alot of people actually said this reminds them of a modern Assassin's Creed, and that's not a surprise considering the same devlopment team is working on it. But it looks unique in its own ways that Assassin's Creed could never pull off, and that's fine. I like both games having their many key differences. Overall, I'm just so psyched for this title to come out. I cannot wait.
Some honorable mentions include Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy XV, and Super Smash Bros for obvious reasons. Not completely sold on buying these games, I need to see more of them. But my interest is peaked.