It’s that time of year again: a time when gamers of all shapes, sizes, genres, and console-preferences get together to see what the game developing giants are going to grace our screens with in the coming year.
From June 16 – 18, exhibitors will confirm rumours of upcoming games and more often than not, surprise the community with some secrets. Just as Matt Gohn mentioned, publishers are developing a reputation for creating hype under the facade of a stunning demo, only to have pre-purchasers and enthusiasts pouting with irritation at lackluster graphic and in-game dynamics.
Here we’ll let you know what garnered the most hype and follow up throughout the year to find out if they really delivered what they promised during these fateful days in the Los Angeles Convention Center.
In the first half of 2016, gamers will get their Doom (see trailer here) fix. Being that I haven’t really played the game since it was first on PC in the early 2000s, I was immune to the breaking of a dead man’s arm to activate a door, the severe gore of the chainsaw ripping zombies apart, and even the bodies still walking around without upper torsos, blood spewing all the while. My astonishment came first when the player ripped the zombie’s head apart with his hands, blood gushing everywhere, and secondly when a zombie catapulted onto him, ripping his limbs from his body as the screen stayed on. ‘When is the “return to last save point” screen going to come on,’ I thought as I watched. For lovers of Doom and its gory glory – it looks like this will be a winner.
Bethesda made a show of Fallout 4 – you can watch the extended or short trailer here. The smooth introduction allows you to get acquainted with the game and build your character (male or female) with a range of body modifications. Of course, at some point, you’re escorted into a shelter where you emerge 200 years later to a bombed-out downtown Boston. You get to rebuild with the help of a trusty German Shepherd and a fully customizable power suit. The game itself is very modification-intensive from the range of artillery to being able to build houses, helicopters, and other things. Animals from mole rats to chemically-altered monsters are your enemies along with renegades but, luckily, there are other survivors like you with which you can trade and coexist with. It’s coming out on November 10, 2015, and has a pretty nice app (check out the trailer here) that you can download now on the Apple Store called Fallout Shelter which looks pretty cool.
BattleCry’s worldwide beta sign up was also announced. If you check out the trailer here, you might agree with me when I say that it doesn’t seem all that enticing although the artful way that the blood spurts is quite nice. The color palettes are very attractive, too. Since I can’t seem to find anything else nice to say about the game, maybe we’ll see improvement in this team-based action combat game by Bethesda.