(I’m like an entire month late but fuck it I write slowly and I’m lazy) My favorite part of the summer is E3. It’s one of the few things I like about the summer cause I hate a lot of other things about the summer. The temperature too damn high here in Texas, everybody is a little bit angrier and did I mention how hot it is?
But, for a week in June I kinda forget all that and sit on my laptop and tablet and soak in all the press conferences and news that comes out. While I am working on an overall E3 wrap-up piece (I work slow as finuk.) I will provide the millions (and millions!!) of readers a list of my four favorite games, in no particular order, from E3 2016.*
OK, so this game is pretty much a life long dream for me. I get to be the mufuckin Batman! I really don’t even care how the gameplay is b, I get to put on some virtual reality goggles (or headset, I don’t really know what to call it). The demo they showed at E3 consisted of 2 parts. The first part was the act of suiting up as Batman. What a time to be alive. Batman VR should be out around the launch period of PlayStation VR, which was announced to be October 13 of this year.
After 10 long years, this game is finally coming out! Like many FF fans, I’ve been patiently waiting for this to come out since it was announced back at E3 2006 as Final Fantasy Versus XIII. It plays more like Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy Type-0 than the traditional turn-based Final Fantasy of my childhood. Earlier this year, Square-Enix announced the release date for Final Fantasy XV, which is September 30th, 2016. THIS YEAR. At this year’s E3 we got to see a glimpse of a fight with Titan, whom after defeating can be summoned to help you in battles. Needless to say, I’m ready to lose 80 hours of my life to this game this fall.
Here’s an interesting game from Quantic Dream, the same team behind games like Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls. You play as different androids, and in the E3 we were introduced to Connor, who is on some sort of android hunting task force. He’s after other androids who have deviated from their original behavioral programming. D:BH started out as a tech demo in 2012 starring Kara, another character in D:BH. One of the biggest draws of this game is that the characters may survive or perish depending on the choices that are made, which serve to shape the story as customized by the player. So the more clues you pick up at a crime scene, the better prepared you are when it comes to the tough decisions you’ll have to make in the game. With no 2016 release date, it’s safe to say that we’ll see Detroit: Becoming Human sometime in 2017.
2 Batman games in one post?? Say it ain’t so! But yo, I love Telltale games, and when they announced that they were doing a Batman game, I was stoked. The game itself isn’t tied to any previous adaptation of Batman, so I’m pretty excited about what Telltale is going to do with this game. The first episode is set to come out digitally in August, while the retail version will come out on a Season Pass disc on September 16th. (Apparently Telltale is also working on a Marvel game and I really really hope it’s Black Panther. I’d lose all my shit.)
So there you have it, folks. My 4 favorite games from this E3 2016. What were yall’s favorite games? Tell me about them on Twitter or in the comments!