This year’s E3 was jam-packed with both exciting new announcements and deeper looks into games that have been highly anticipated. There were so many games that piqued my interest this year that it was difficult to select just five to highlight, but I’ve conquered that beast to bring you my list of the games that stole the show for me.
THE LAST OF US PART II
Naughty Dog managed to topple the competition for me with this new look at the sequel to their phenomenal The Last of Us. We see Ellie a few years older, and as she kisses a woman, she remembers how tough she’s been. I like the fact that the gameplay showed Ellie as the playable character, and the combat and the freedom to be stealthy or go all in looked fluid and natural. Of course, the visuals were also stunning, per Naughty Dog’s standard. I can’t wait to finally get my hands on this game and continue this beautifully dark story.
DEVIL MAY CRY 5
I’m a HUGE fan of the DmC franchise (I even liked the reboot), so seeing this trailer pop up made me squeal with delight. I love Dante as a character, and the bombastic, complex combat always manages to make me feel like a badass. This entry looks to be more of a return to the action of the older games, while also adding fresh new elements, such as a new companion and gorgeous graphics.
SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER
The Tomb Raider franchise has always held a special place in my heart, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider looks to be a fitting end to the new trilogy. The story seems darker in this installment, and I loved seeing Lara in different locations, such as the jungle and in a town that is flooding. I also like the tease of supernatural elements, and I am absolutely itching to play through this as soon as I can.
CD PROJEKT RED has yet to disappoint, and this intriguing new look at their upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 only made me hungrier for this science fiction treat of an open world RPG. I adored how it’s simultaneously bursting with color and also drenched in darker subject matter. I NEED MORE!
RESIDENT EVIL 2 REMAKE
As a fan of the RE games, I was beyond thrilled when I discovered what I thought was some weird game where you play as a mouse actually turned out to be the announcement for the long-awaited remake of RE2. I never had the chance to play the original version, and this remake looks absolutely stunning. The attention to detail is exquisite, and the action and terror looks sharp and impactful. It’s safe to say I’ve joined the massive community of fans who are dying (pun intended) to play this.
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