JUNE 15, 2019

This week was interesting, because rather than play a game to review, we were too busy watching E3 (The Electronic Entertainment Expo in LA).  There were many exciting things that were shown, but some of our favorites are below…

Cyberpunk 2077: Now with Keanu Reeves!  CD Projekt Red (the team behind the “Witcher” games) gave us this surprise celebrity cameo as they show off more of this dark sci-fi world in an FPS-RPG where you play as a mercenary.

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order: Respawn Entertainment (Titanfall 2, Apex Legends) is doing something different with this action game where you play as a Padawan on the run after the execution of Order 66.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake: One of the most beloved RPGs of all time is getting a modern twist as it blends real-time and turn-based combat.

The Avengers: Not much was shown here and we don’t have much to go on, but Crystal Dynamics (Tomb Raider reboot) has definitely made us intrigued with this massive property.

The Outer Worlds: Obsidian Entertainment (made up of developers from Fallout New Vegas) brings us this very “Fallout”-looking game in space, with you building a team and having a ton of goofy humor.

Doom Eternal: Guess what, it’s more “Doom”!  Looking forward to killing more demons as the Doomslayer later this year.

Borderlands 3: This franchise is one of the original loot shooters (or shlooters, if you will), and still has some of my favorite co-op games ever.  More humor, more crazy guns and quests, and more Claptrap, for better or worse depending on your point of view. (And for anyone who missed it, there is a new free DLC for BL2 that leads into 3.)

Dying Light 2: Zombies+Parkour. Even more fun this time around.  Based on what they showed, this game has a lot of narrative choices, plus the combat in the first game was a blast.

Pokemon Sword & Shield: More Pokemon to collect and battle.  There is a reason this series is always such a huge hit.

Watchdogs Legion: Now in London, and things have become much more serious than the teenage hijinks of the second game.  Recruit anyone you want to Dedsec as you fight back against the totalitarian regime.  You’ve seen details about people’s lives in previous “Watchdogs” games, but now any one of them can be playable (including an old lady who is a retired assassin).

You know you’re a gamer when…you took notes on E3, and watched a streamer watch E3.

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