Andy Naylor with the top three of E3 2017…
Let me be honest from the start, this started as a top 5 list to begin with, but I had to bump 2 trailers off the list. Super Mario Odyssey, I have no doubt, will be another cracking game in the Mario catalogue, however, I couldn’t in good conscience make anyone sit through that incessant and sickly chirpy music one more time. It nearly drove me insane so how could I possibly include it? After that a Top 4 just sounded weird, so Anthem was cut. The reasons you ask? Deeply personal. Bioware make (or is it no made) amazing RPG games, arguably some of the greatest of all time. I am referring to the amazing Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. So with that disappointment in mind, the very Destiny-looking Anthem gets chopped off the list. Disagree? Well it’s my list so suck it up.
Number 1 – Star Wars: Battlefront II – The problem the majority of people had with 2015’s Star Wars: Battlefront was the lack of single player. Personally, this wasn’t an issue for me -DICE make great FPS online games (see the Battlefield series) and I never touch the story modes in them, I much prefer to dive into multiplayer and let hours of my life slip away. But I can see the disappointment. Star Wars has an entire galaxy to explore and having a multiplayer only game limited the audience, therefore sales, and also gave the impression it was rushed out to garner sales from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This has been addressed in the upcoming sequel as well as several enhancement to the online mode, hopefully making it more familiar to the popular Battlefield 1. I have very high hopes and levels of excitement for this.
Number 2 – Marvel’s Spider-Man – Back in the peak days of the PS2 and Xbox console war one of the best games to come out, and grossly underrated, was Spider-Man, loosely linked to the movie of the same name starring Toby Maguire and helmed by Sam Rami. There was something uniquely freeing and perfect about webbing and swinging around New York city while saving the day. The sequels that followed never quite lived up to the first one and interest in them soon dropped off. How much this game will tie in with the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming movie is anyone’s guess, but if the history of movies with a game tie in are anything to go off, lets just hope they have nothing to do with each other. The success depends on the mechanics, ease of use and fun. Hopefully the fun of the PS2 version can be recaptured and judging by the trailer, I’m very hopefuly.
Number 3 – Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – The last game in this franchise, quite frankly, took us by surprise and turned out to be very good. Because the series had been so disappointing until Wolfenstein: The New Order it took word of mouth for me to invest in the game. It was fun, satirical and the perfect length to complete without feeling like it had been dragged out. This new trailer is dripping with satire and it looks even more gorgeous than the last installment, as there isn’t a PS3 version so all focus is on the current consoles. Of course we all would’ve loved a new Elder Scrolls game to be announced at E3 by Bethesda, but if The New Colossus is as good as The New Order, then we can all be happy.
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