Here's What We Are Excited About From E3. (and what we wish we could unsee)
Updated: Jul 15, 2019
If you have been avoiding all social media the past week then maybe you missed all the excitement around E3 this year. It was full of exciting new releases as well as extended looks at games we have already seen. We even got a surprise appearance from Keanu Reeves during the Cyberpunk 2077 presentation and no, we still aren’t over it. Without further ado, here is what we at GameTable think you should get excited about from E3. (and things we wish we could forget).
Prepare to hear a lot about Cyberpunk from us over the next year. Cyberpunk was announced at last years E3 and it got us all excited. It boasts an open world, detailed character creation and choices that impact the world around us and our character. In the 50 minutes of gameplay released last year we saw seamless gunplay and stunning graphics. The story is set in gritty Night City, where technology has become a part of us, literally. Characters in Night City have ‘upgraded’ themselves with robotic arms, eyes, and whatever else you can think of. This also promises that we get to upgrade our character however we want. Do you want massive blades for hands that would even challenge Edward Scissorhands’? Then look no further!
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on the 16th of April 2020.
Watch Dogs: Legion
Although Watch Dogs hasn’t seen a lot of success over the years, with the huge disappointment of the first game and then the poor market sales of the second. But here we are again. This year we are hoping that Watch Dogs can pull it together and implement their unique ideas into a fun, interesting game. Legion is set in London and, from the trailer, it looks like we will be fighting in a revolution. Although we were initially hooked by the quirky characters and exciting gameplay, what really got us was the Assassin Grandma. That, and the feature that we can recruit anyone into our cause. Legion has a lot of potential and we are excited to learn more about it.
Expect to see Watch Dogs: Legion in stores on the 6th of March 2020.
The Blair Witch was a very successful film and the home-video style tricked us into thinking: “Is this real?” Don’t worry we know it’s not. The announcement of the Blair Witch game made us instantly excited as the thought of exploring those occult woods brings us equal amounts of curiosity and fear. In the trailer we are greeted with a man running through the woods with a flash-light and a home-video camera, in first-person. Although this is giving us Slenderman vibes we are hoping it is a lot more sophisticated than that. We also get a dog companion called Bullet, but if anything happens to Bullet in this game then we will be putting it down and never touching it again. We’ve been put through too many dog deaths in entertainment and video games, we don’t need any more thank you.
We don’t need to wait too long to get our hands-on Blair Witch (and give Bullet all of the pets) It is coming to Xbox One and PC on August 30th, 2019.
We know games are subjective and everyone has different tastes when it comes to what they want in a game and what they don’t. In our personal opinion, here is the games we could probably live without:
Too Many Final Fantasy Releases
We will preface this with the fact that we have never had a connection to Final Fantasy. This year we saw three different announcements relating to Final Fantasy: Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Final Fantasy 8 Remastered and Final Fantasy 14 Shadow Bringers. Surely its not just us that got sick of the words Final Fantasy after that E3 presentation. In our opinion, it’s time to let the franchise rest peacefully. In today’s market Final Fantasy 200 just isn’t going to bring in the sales as a new, exciting franchise would. That’s why we will be respectfully avoiding anymore Final Fantasy titles.
Fallout 76: Nuclear Winter
It’s probably fair to say that Fallout 76 was greeted with a less than warm welcome. Fallout 76 promised to be the Elder Scrolls Online to the Fallout franchise. Except it was way worse. Boring, glitchy gameplay at launch left players wanting more, and wanting their money back. Although we did get some great memes out of it. Tell me sweet little lies is played in a loop in our heads whenever 76 pops up. A huge grievance players had with the title was that there was no NPC’s. Just mind-numbing holotapes. Bethesda has now apparently decided that it was always the plan to introduce NPC’s and it’s not just in response to backlash. We would take that with a pinch of salt. This isn’t the only update to 76 though. Is it fixed graphics? Is it better gameplay? Is it a better camp system? Nope. Battle Royale anyone?
We thought so.
Nuclear Winter is apparently “nothing we have ever seen before” and comes with a 52-player PvP mode. It’s a completely unique gameplay experience where you scavenge for weapons and supplies as you face off against other players.
Who are we kidding, its just Fortnite but with more radiation poisoning.
That is our list of things we are excited for and things we could do without from this years E3. Stay tuned as we will be releasing dedicated articles and videos on some of the announcements we heard.