What E3 Really Means: An Upfront Review

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This post is for all the E-Sports fans out there.

The annual video game conference, E3, took place last weekend  on June 12th in Los Angeles, CA.  For those of you who are aware, this event is a pretty big deal.  And for those that don’t know, E3 is basically the biggest event in the gaming and E-Sports community. Pretty much the Super Bowl for gamers. Every game developing company releases gameplay or previews of games being put out in the future.

The problem with E3 is that every developer makes every game they are putting out seem like this “next big thing” that’s perfect and flawless and everyone will love it. And they should because they want to get paid. But realistically, most of the games either have a terrible presentation (like The Division where there was little gameplay and just a guy walking around) or they don’t live up to the hype when released.

What’s even worse is that popular streamers on Twitch who are sponsored by these companies or may have favorites will give an unbiased opinion.

My solution to you is a review with a couple unbiased opinions that you can make a fair judgement on when buying one of these games because they can be expensive.  But also a couple that I can’t help but say they will be the best game released and I will put so much time into because of reasons ill explain later.

Most Anticipated

Fallout 76

In the past, Bethesda has always released games that live up to the hype like Elder Scrolls, the Fallout series, and even Wolfenstein which pioneered the first-person shooter genre.  When Bethesda played the trailer for it’s newest release, Fallout 76, everyone knew it would be amazing and I know I’ll be buying it upon release.

Fallout in a nutshell is what would’ve happened if the Cold War got out of hand and both Russia and the United States started atomic bombing each other.

This Fallout is the one everyone was waiting for because in other Fallout games, they mention “Vault 76” which is one of the earliest bunkers and you now get to play in that time period.

Probably the most anticipated part is the map and gameplay itself since Bethesda said the map is 4 times bigger than the Fallout 4 map…that’s unreal to think about.

Most Nostalgic

Kingdom Hearts

Clearly there’s going to be bias here. Back when I was ripping Mountain-Dew straight from the 2-liter and smashing bag of Doritos, I was playing Kingdom Hearts on my PlayStation 2.  This role-playing crossover between Disney and Final Fantasy will always be one of my favorites and will finally be playable Jan 29, 2019.

The older gamers. like myself, that played the original will still be able to play alongside Donald Duck and Goofy.  What they have added into the game will main characters from the movies Pirates of the Caribbean, Toy Story, Tangled, Frozen, and Monsters Inc.

For those who love role-playing games that can’t be beat in a weekend and have so much to do such as Fallout, I recommend this game to you.

After all, it has been 12 years since Kingdom Hearts 2 so they’ve had their fair share of time to make it really, really good (*fingers crossed).

The “you will probably put so much time in that it will ruin any relationship you are in and there’s so much to see and do” game

Elder Scrolls VI

It goes without saying how much fun this game is and everyone that has played the recent release, Elder Scrolls V, to Obsidian years ago knows that it’s hard to put down the controller when you start playing any Elder Scrolls game.

I know personally, I have skipped so many phone calls, cancelled so many plans, and had so many unread text messages because I couldn’t take my eyes away from the screen.

Everything from the combat to the beautiful artwork and landscapes that the developers created make Elder Scrolls one-of-a-kind.

While the game doesn’t have an official release date, we know that it will be out in the future and with a game with so much to do like this one, I’m perfectly fine with that.

What’s different about the Elder Scrolls edition is that they are adding a feature similar to the whole concept of Minecraft.  Bethesda said that in Elder Scrolls VI, you will have the ability to forge houses and maybe even develop individual towns.

Biggest Letdown

No Borderlands 3

I threw this in here because I just want anyone working with Gearbox (the developer) to see this and know how I feel.  Borderlands was a game with a lot of depth to the story, distinct artwork, and was a blast to play.

 

What is your opinion on Borderlands? Did Gearbox mess this one up with not announcing a new game?

Also what are games coming out that you are looking forward to the most? I know I missed a couple.

 

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