I’ll preface this section by saying EA had the worst show of the major players. EA spend a large amount portion of the conference showing off FIFA 17 and Madden 17, and while I know millions of gamers love these games, I don’t think they need to be a focal point of your show. Boring… really, really boring.
I’m excited for Titanfall 2, I think. The first game was a lot of fun although a bit shallow due to the lack of a single-player campaign. The multiplayer aspect of the reveal looked like enticing with updated mechs and new pilot abilities. Also, I will probably sign up for the beta on PS4 or PC. Most exciting, though, was the reveal of the single-player portion. The trailer highlighted the bond and tension between mech and pilot, and how that will impact the story of Titanfall 2. The existence of a story alone makes me want this game.
I know I gushed about a first person shooter in the previous section, but my excitement for the genre as a whole is dwindling. Battlefield 1 may rekindle that interest for short time, but honestly I only want to play the campaign. I’ll get my multiplayer fix from Overwatch for the unforeseeable future. The setting of World War 1 definitely interests me enough to play, but it’s a “borrow from a friend” game for me. I’m not going to spend $60 on a maybe seven hour campaign.
Mass Effect: Andromeda
I adore the Mass Effect series, and I was excited to see this portion of EA’s show. However, my enthusiasm was rewarded with a few tidbits of info about the new game. Early in the trailer we see a ship resembling the Normandy SR-2 from the original trilogy. The framework of the ship is different, and it is named the Tempest. The video discusses humanity’s drive to uncover the unknown, and it states that humanity is the invader in this entry. We saw familiar races like the Asari and Krogan. This game will sport an all new cast, and the end of the trailer revealed the female version of the protagonist, Ryder. The game was previously delayed until “early 2017,” but we will see if that holds true.
I’m a huge Star Wars fan, and EA showed a lot of Star Wars stuff, but nothing grabbed my attention except the Star Wars game coming from Visceral Games. The studio responsible for Dead Space, Visceral’s game isn’t due until 2018 so I’m not going to get excited. That’s all I have to say on those reveals.
Don’t care. Tweet @WebHeadNick86 regarding FIFA 17.
Again, I don’t care. Tweet @WebHeadNick86 regarding Madden 17.