By Adam Schifani
We’ve come to that time of year after E3 when there isn’t a lot of news about games, so I’m going to drop my highlights on you. Below are my top five games from E3 2018 as well some honorable mentions. Some of the games I’m leaving out may puzzle you, but I have my reasons.
1. Ghost of Tsushima
First revealed via cinematic trailer during Paris Games Week in 2017, I was on pins and needles waiting to learn more about this game. Developed by Sucker Punch (Infamous series), the game is set in 1274 during the first Mongol Invasion of Japan on the island of Tsushima. In the demo, the protagonist Jin Sakai battles Mongols and other samurai. The main star of the demo however, was the gorgeous world. The colors in the demo were so vibrant, and landscape was stunning. Ghost of Tsushima does not have a release date, but the developers said the game will come with the Japanese audio track and English subtitles if you wish to opt for a more authentic experience.
2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
I’m not good at Smash. I’m a B-tier player, but I still really love the series. I was super excited to see all the characters from previous games are all in the new game. Not much to say about this one besides that I can’t wait to play with my friends.
3. Devil May Cry 5
When the rumors of a new DMC game first surfaced, I was so excited. The Devil May Cry series has always been a favorite of mine with its stylish combat and fun stories. I was ecstatic to see this series return. Dante and Nero return for another installment in the series. I look forward to playing this game next year.
4. Fallout 76
Bethesda is finally making a multiplayer version of one of their flagship games. Fallout 76 is a prequel to all the other games in the series, and in this game, the only NPCs will be nonhuman characters. Every human that you encounter will be another player. My friends and I are eagerly awaiting the beta to test this game out, and we are already making plans on how to play. More on this game when the beta releases later this year.
As a longtime fan of Marvel’s web-slinger, I’m super excited for this game. Everything about how this game was shown makes me believe we finally have a Spider-man game that is worth my time. The combat, swinging, and story all look quite promising. Insomniac Games could only do better with this game by adding a solid Venom story.
Doom 2016 was fucking amazing. We only got a teaser trailer, but more Doom is great!
Flying around like Iron Man looks incredibly fun, but I’ve been burned by similar games like Destiny. So, while this game looks cool, I’m very much on the fence. I love Bioware, but I’m wary of this game.
Another game that was just a teaser trailer. CD Projekt Red has a legacy of quality games and being good to gamers, but I want to see more.
The Last of Us, Part 2
I haven’t played the first game. Fuck off. I’m going to play it. It’s third in my backlog to play. That being said the trailer for this game was brutal and intense. I’m going to watch this game closely.
Sea of Solitude
An indie game that is all about how it feels to be lonely. The art style looks fantastic, and I love games they can drive home a message or feeling.
I don’t know what the fuck this is. Delivery man simulator combined with third person shooter with a dash of Kojima mind-fuckery. Not sold yet, but I’m watching closely.