The Geekiverse crew lists what they’re most excited about following a memorable E3.
E3 2017 emphatically told gamers that there is a tidal wave of great software on the horizon, some of it further down the pipeline, and some of it imminent. No matter what platform you primarily game on, there’s plenty of great content on the way for you.
With all of the surprise reveals and stunning announcements of E3 behind us, we at the Geekiverse have come together to list what games we’re most hyped for. These weren’t necessarily the very best showings at E3 (we’ve got another article for that) but these are the games whose mere existence has us looking forward to them more than any other, right now.
Jeff Pawlak – Metroid Prime 4
There is not an ounce of shame in me for saying that only two words and a number are the reasons for my most anticipated game. I consider Metroid Prime to be the greatest trilogy in gaming, but I had very little certainty that Nintendo would ever return to it following Corruption, which released on the Wii all the way back in 2007. It’s been a long ten years since we got to look through Samus’s visor. Thinking back to the gorgeous environments and ingenious game design that was all built from Gamecube and Wii hardware, and then trying to imagine what wonders a Prime game can create with the Switch’s power is exciting beyond description.
Josiah LeRoy – Star Wars: Battlefront II & Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
SURPRISE! But really, I figured that I knew what we were getting in Star Wars: BF II. I was able to get a hands-on demo of the Battle of Naboo at E3 and despite it being a pre-Alpha demo, I absolutely loved it. The gameplay feels updated and critiqued, while staying true to the first game’s tight gameplay. Running around the map as Darth Maul was a true treat for me, and not just because I tore up the field. Sadly, my time with Maul ended as I got trapped in a respawn area for the opposing team. It was more unceremonious than Obi-Wan Kenobi cutting me up.
Though we are only two weeks away from Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy, I was able to play the initial level of Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped at E3. My nostalgia factor jumped through the roof when I was finished. The game is totally rebuilt instead of merely ported, with ridiculously crisp graphics and fantastic overall sound from the effects, to the score, to the voice acting. Ask Seth and Adam – I wouldn’t shut up about it in LA.
Andrew Garvey – Monster Hunter World
Out of everything revealed and discussed at E3 this year, I’m actually surprised to say that my most anticipated game is Monster Hunter World. I love the Monster Hunter series, and I love playing with friends even more. Unfortunately, not many of my buddies have a 3DS, so we don’t get to jam together that often, but that will all change when this new title releases for the PS4, Xbox One, and (eventually) PC. We’ve tried other, similar games (Toukiden: Kiwami and God Eater 2), but those were pretty poor imitations. I’m most looking forward to the communication in-game, since I’m assuming we’ll be able to party up via PSN or Xbox Live. Sure, communicating in gestures and text is all well and good, and some might even say it adds to Monster Hunter’s charm, but in the heat of a battle with an Alatreon, it’ll be nice to yell strategy over a mic.
Brunner 1.0 – Spider-man
I have never really wanted a Playstation since making the switch to Xbox. I had them all at one point in my teen years, and realized I had to pick one or the other to truly delve into my gaming. Now? I want a Playstation 4. Watching the trailer last year instilled that desire. Now that I’ve seen gameplay of the game… I’m considering drop the coin!
It looks like a game I would put hours upon hours into and not feel one ounce of shame. That being said, dropping that much money for this game is daunting, but I’m certainly considering it. Damn you Spidey. Damn you.
Agree with any of our picks? Or is there a different game that you absolutely can’t wait to get your hands on? Let us know in the comments, or hit us up on any of our social media channels!
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