What Games Are You Looking Forward To This E3?By DeltaGamer Staff | May 9, 2011 | Features | 6 comments | Share
Even though E3 still is a little under a month away, it’s that time again where excited gamers all around the globe share their thoughts on what they would like to see announced at the industry’s biggest gaming event.
In the past months we have been teased with small and blurry video trailers by developers and publishers from games such as Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Gears of War 3, just to name a few. Finally, we will be able to get all the details about our favorite games and devices uncovered.
Anyway, enough waffle, what games are you most looking forward to this year’s E3, and why? We’ll start to get the ball rolling:
When asked to think about the games that I was looking forward to this E3, the only thing that struck me was, a good game for the 3DS, but then, I started thinking.
The first game I played on my Xbox was Assassin’s Creed, and yes, that series remains my favorite one of all time, so of course the new installment in the series is at the top of my list. There is just something special about climbing walls, and jumping from extreme heights down to a pile of hay.
Although the new Team Bondi game, L.A Noire is looking great, I still don’t know why I am not excited about it. Maybe it’s the fact of my love to the old west, and that I hope in every inch of my heart that Rockstar makes a real series out of Red Dead Redemption. And I’m sorry to be a show stopper, but L.A Noire isn’t going to be on my shopping list this year, but a new Red Dead will be in all my evening prayers.
Now to the last part of my wish list, Batman: Arkham City. And I really don’t see the reason of why I should explain that beating up evil henchmen in a dark alleyway is the definition of awesome. Ever since I heard that Mark Hamill was going to be the voice of the Joker, I was sold. But it was first in the middle of the first game when I realized that this game made me feel strong, it made me feel like a real hero, and every game that makes me feel like that, deserves a place on my wishing list.
I must admit that I am really looking forward to hearing more about the latest game in the Bioshock series: Bioshock Infinite. The ten minute gameplay video, which was released in September last year, really drew me in. It’s nice to see a new take on the series, as I felt that Rapture had lost most of its original charm during Bioshock 2. Columbia, the city in the sky, is visually as stunning as Rapture and is hopefully as shrouded in just as much mystery.
As Bethesda are going to be attending, I assume we will get to see some gameplay from the latest instalment of the Elder Scrolls series: Skyrim. A lot of people, myself included, are going to be very interested in this one; and after Oblivion, it’s not hard to see why. As a bit of a D&D fan (Bioware’s Baldur’s Gate series for PC especially), I’m looking forward to killing a few dragons again! A fair amount of information about the game has already been released, but not enough to stop fans craving more.
The most highly anticipated game of the past two years, for me, has got to be Gears of War 3. I think the pinnacle of E3 this year would be to see some gameplay from the single player/co-op campaign. I‘m excited that Anya is going to be fighting alongside Delta squad in this one, and I will share with you that I am in team Save Carmine, I just couldn’t face losing another one! It’s really upsetting to think of this as the last Gears of War, but unfortunately all good things must come to an end. And what an end it is set to be.
There is no specific game that I’m looking forward to. I’m looking forward to seeing more of what the new Frostbite 2 game engine is capable of and while that means primarily Battlefield 3, I’m waiting to see how Need for Speed: The Run will make use of this amazing piece of technology.
Another game I will keep my eyes on is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It will be there, I’m sure and I’m just curious what the Infinity Ward – Raven – Sledgehammer trio have come up with. This Battlefield – Call of Duty rivalry is at it’s peak this year, and E3 will be a show of force for both sides.
Ah, E3! The SuperBowl of videogame junkies! I’m looking forward to knowing what Nintendo has up its sleeve with its Project Café, Wii 2, Stream or whatever it’s called and if that HD screen on a controller rumor is really true. That and finally knowing what price the NGP will be.
For games, I’m looking forward to seeing a glimpse of Battlefield 3’s multiplayer. I mean Frostbite 2 graphics with a few gameplay innovations from the FPS multiplayer masters at DICE? Sign me up now!
I can’t do a list and not include Uncharted 3, Batman: Arkham City and Twisted Metal.
Does Uncharted 3 need an explanation to be on this list? Uncharted 2 raked in the GOTY awards in droves and it looks like Naughty Dog just keeps getting better and better with their craft.
Regarding Arkham City, I’m a big Batman fan, and Arkham Asylum’s pretty much best comic to videogame adaptation ever. The new gold standard if you will.
I know some people are not familiar with Twisted Metal seeing as it originated first on the PS1. If you’ve played its multiplayer before you’ll know what I’m talking about. Vehicular carnage with missiles, bikes and ramps! Think of it as a FPS with wheels and a lot more carnage.
I also want to throw Mass Effect 3 and The Last Guardian up there, but it’s a shame they won’t be released till next year. If you’ve played ICO or Shadow of the Colossus, you’ll know what Fumito Ueda and Team ICO are capable of. The closest argument that games can be art for starters and I’ve never played a videogame that pulled me in emotionally as SotC did.
For Mass Effect 3, I want to know what BioWare has in store for players. There’s this thing going around that there’s “more to ME3 than SP” rumor going around. I can’t wait to see if that’s true and of course I want to know if ME3 really is the end of Shepard’s journey.
All these games and we haven’t even come across the megatons yet. This looks to be one of the best E3s in a long time.
I’m looking forward to this year’s E3 more than any other in recent memory, I think this could be a vintage year – one for the wine cellars. There are a lot of titles to be looking forward to, something I’d like to do in more detail another time. I think I’ll be keeping a keen eye on Bioware this year – Mass Effect 3 has been delayed into 2012, but I’m hopeful they’ll show off some gameplay at E3 to show us what’s in store for Shepard’s final outing. Also, as skeptical as I am – I’m excited to see more The Old Republic footage. It’s an ambitious project and one that I hope won’t fail spectacularly and I’d like to see Bioware really show us some unique stuff that will set TOR apart from the other MMO’s out there. Oh and…Dragon Age, they better spill the beans on where they’re headed with that franchise. I loved Dragon Age II, but it wasn’t strong enough for a fully fledged sequel.
Speaking of EA…BATTLEFIELD 3. Need I say any more on that issue?
Outside of that I think Bethesda will take up a lot of my attention with Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. If I had to associate some sort of sound with that game it would most likely be – “EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!”, followed by pathetic hand waving and jumping around. On a side note, since they publish for id Software now, I want to be impressed by RAGE – which has yet to really spark my interest.
Oh and…Batman: Arkham City, anyone? But…then there’s Uncharted 3… This list could potentially go on for a long time, better quit whilst I’m ahead!
It’s hard not to be excited about E3 this year, with so many huge games coming out in the next year or two that are expected to be there. I can’t wait to play games like Bioshock Infinite, Mass Effect 3, Uncharted 3 and Batman: Arkham City, but those are also games that I’m sure will be amazing, and I’m probably more excited for their eventual releases than I am seeing more footage. On the other hand, the announcement of Twisted Metal was my favorite moment from last year’s show, but details have been scarce since then, and some of what I’ve heard has concerned me. With the game expected out this October, I need to see something that’s going to get me as excited for the game as I was last year.
Of course, it wouldn’t be E3 without a big announcement, and for that I’m hoping to see something either about the next Grand Theft Auto game, or a follow up to Heavy Rain. The latter was one of the best gaming experiences I’ve had this generation, and although David Cage has already rejected the idea of a direct sequel, they have to be working on something, and I’d love to see what it is.