Well, E3 has come and gone and now that the smoke has cleared I'm going to post a list of games that I'll probably pick up at some point. This gen I switched to XBOXONE from PS. Yes, yes inferior hardware blah blah blah.
I just have more faith in MS after all the shenanigans Sony had with the PS3, combined with the fact that I really like what MS did with XBLA on the 360 and hopefully its glory will return to full form on the XBOXONE. I also just like the direction MS is going with the cloud, their servers and actually admitting mistakes and making positive changes. MS has invested $700M into servers and storage for the XBOXONE and one thing that MS doesnt lack is capital. I also like how MS is basically integrating Windows 8 and DX12 to make things uniform between pcs and the console.
But anywho, heres my list with a few comments:
My most anticipated game:
The gameplay just looks fun and hopefully it will really expand with more character classes and monsters.
Game with the Most potential:
No Man's SKy
Yes, I know its coming to ps4 first, but its still supposed to be launch on X1 as well.
I'm a real sucker for style over substance sometimes (not just eyecandy but games that have unique style/art direction) This game will fall into the category with Wet and Afro Samurai for me. Games I loved not because of the gameplay necessarily but just the overall package was something that made me love it.
Master Chief Collection
This game is actually a really huge announcement and I'm surprised more people are 'OMGing' over it. Maybe its because the original Halo was released 13 years ago so most gamers in their early 20s dont really remember it, but to anyone that actually had an original Xbox, this collection is like one of the greatest releases of all time.
Skylanders Trap Team
Yes, this is a kiddie game, but its surprisingly well made and the more I see of it the more it makes me want to play it. I have a nephew thats really into Skylanders and now I understand why. Just the shear volume of direct playable characters and the handsomeness of its art direction make me love this game.
I think this game probably wont be as fun as it looks (I get bored with sandbox games like GTA quickly) but I love Insomniac and it looks well polished.
Havent seen any real gameplay, but if its got giant monsters and dragon mounts I'm ten toes down.
I'm not a big fan of the DA games, but this one looks to have actually broken the mold and brought some better gameplay and the current gen is seriously lacking a decent RPG.
Lords of the Fallen
Looks a bit like the Souls games (Which I do not like BTW- sue me) but just having a variety of classes piqued my interest.
Yes its another CoD game, but this one actually have some future weapons. I saw lasers in the demo and smart drone grenades so I'm in.
Rainbow 6: The Seige
I liked this better when it was still Patriots, but I'll probably give this one a go, if for nothing more than the realistic gunplay. I liked seeing people shoot thru walls and people not being able to hide from an assault rifle behind sheet rock like people do in the movies.
Ori & The Blind Forest, Below & Inside
I love creative indie games and all three of these fit the bill. I wish more developers would concentrate on making actual good graphics based on perspective rather than just photorealism. Graphics dont have to look like 'The Last of Us' for a game to be graphically beautiful. I think games going in this direction actually have the potential to make MMOs real RPGs instead of themeparks/spreadsheet games.
Kingdom Underfire 2
I'm not sure if this will make it to the X1, but their website says it might. I kind of lost faith in this game after follwoing it for so many years and finding out that its pay2win, but just having an RTS/action combat hybrid really makes me want to play this since RTS games are my favorite games.
I'm a sucker for RTS games and this one has a few original concepts like the goo faction. I'll play it.
I know E3 is console heavy, but I'm still waiting on more info on Homeworld Shibreakers, Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade, Camelot Unchained and a few other pc titles like ArcheAge, Blessed and Black Desert.
I like MMOs a lot, but the genre is seriously stagnating. I played in the Wildstar alpha/beta and its a really nice/polished game but its just too much like WoW for me I need some innovation in the genre. I'm really tired of MMOs using the same old stat rng, turnbased combat and greens blues purples. I would love to see a game with stats in the background, with permadeath and a player controlled economy. I'm looking for an MMO game thats based off of the voxel concept.
Oh yeah since none of the major titles for PS4 are coming til 2015, I will probably buy a WiiU on sale somewhere and play Bayonetta 2 and the Wonderful 101.