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Geek Out: E3 2014 Coverage (Part 3)

So, one of my favorite times of the year is here: E3!  I love watching the live stream of the presentations & finding out what is coming out in the next year & beyond.  It is a lot of information to take in, especially during such a short amount of time, but I will do my best to discuss the highlights of what has already been released that have me geeking out.  Here is Part 3 of my E3 2014 Geek Out! [Check out Part 1 & Part 2]

  1. Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One*)
    I really enjoy Lara Croft’s adventures, so this is a title I was already going to be inclined to like from the jump, but the trailer also makes the story look very complex & interesting. Great line at the end of the trailer, too!

    So, it was shown during the Microsoft presentation & implied as exclusive to the Xbox One, * but there is the possibility that it may also be coming out for PS4 & current-fen consoles, at least overseas?  Check it out for yourself
    : Amazon.com vs Amazon.co.ukUS-vs-UK-Tomb-Raider
  2. Project Spark (Xbox One)
    I already discussed my affinity for games that give the players the opportunity to create our own world within the game’s universe, so this game seems to fit right into that category.  I don’t currently own a Xbox One, but this definitely makes a great case for doing so, if only a bit down the road.
  3. Evolve (PC, PS4, & Xbox One)
    This is 5 players: 4 co-op against 1.  I like the idea of each of the co-op players having a different role & specific mods/upgrades/weapons.  Plus, playing as the Kraken versus 4 other players also sparks something of curiosity in me, definitely in a good way.
  4. Ori & The Blind Forest (Xbox One & PC)
    This game looks breathtakingly beautiful.  It gave me the same feel as Okami, which I absolutely loved.  This game is definitely a huge contender to push me into buying a Xbox One sooner than I had originally planned.
  5. Bloodborne (PS4)
    The big surprise reveal during the Sony presentation, the glimpse into this game seems to be very promising.  I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more news, just to make sure!
  6. Fable Legends (Xbox One)
    I enjoyed the options the first two installments of this series gave me as a gamer: good or bad.  The added components of good guy co-op & the overlord villain sound like great replay value.  It does seem to take away the nuance of controlling your destiny, but I still think it is a change worth checking out.

That wraps up my E3 Geek Out.  Make sure to check out Part 1 & Part 2, if you haven’t already!

What were your favorites out of the games debuted at E3 2014?  Did I leave something out that you think should absolutely be on the list?

 

Geek Out: E3 2014 Coverage (Part 2)

So, one of my favorite times of the year is here: E3!  I love watching the live stream of the presentations & finding out what is coming out in the next year & beyond.  It is a lot of information to take in, especially during such a short amount of time, but I will do my best to discuss the highlights of what has already been released that have me geeking out.  Here is Part 2 of my E3 2014 Geek Out! [Check out Part 1]

  1. Destiny (PS4 & Xbox One)
    This game looks great & seems to have great gaming mechanics.  Halo-esque, but on the PS4? Plus, there is a super sweet bundle featuring a white PS4? Sign me up!
  2. LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4)
    I am a huge fan of Sackboy & co.  The fact that LBP 2 allowed you to create your own levels & then publish them so other players your actually play your level was just spectacular.  So with this new installment in the series, it is surely a fun time to be had again.
  3. Mario Maker (Wii U)
    Speaking of creating your own levels, hello Mario Maker!  You can go retro or not.  You can recreate original levels or mix it up.  The possibilities are only bound by your imagination … & I am sure the game’s UI.
  4. No Man’s Sky (PS4)
    A “truly open world” with an “if you can see it, you can visit it” mentality.  No two players start/spawn in the same place, giving each player a different experience.  I am sure there will be a plethora of DLC in the future for this game as well, given it’s concept.
  5. Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, Xbox One, & PC)
    I’ve enjoyed the last two installments of the Batman series.  The UI & gaming mechanics are seamless & enjoyable.  I particularly like the slow-mo close-ups during fight sequences.  The games are also visually stunning.  This game has all of that PLUS now you can drive the Batmobile! I mean, come on!

Of course there is still more to my E3 Geek Out, so make sure to check out Part 1 & upcoming Part 3!

Geek Out: E3 2014 Coverage (Part 1)

So, one of my favorite times of the year is here: E3!  I love watching the live stream of the presentations & finding out what is coming out in the next year & beyond.  It is a lot of information to take in, especially during such a short amount of time, but I will do my best to discuss the highlights of what has already been released that have me geeking out.  Here is Part 1 of my E3 2014 Geek Out!

  1. Legend of Zelda (Wii U)
    So, as you probably already know, I love Zelda games.  Nintendo has had me buying new systems since I was a child (granted, it was my mom buying the console systems & games back then – Thanks, Mom!), sometimes for the sole purpose of playing the new Legend of Zelda game.  Seriously.  I’m not ashamed of it because they are so splendid & great.  The latest game, slated to come out in 2015, brings Link into an open-world concept that is slightly mind-boggling.  If you are a die-hard Zelda fan, you know this is thrilling!    Damn you, Nintendo, for convincing my little gamer heart to fork over rupees for the Wii U!  You evil geniuses!  Check out this trailer with some actual game play!
  2. Assassin’s Creed: Unity (PS4, Xbox One, & PC)
    These games are ALWAYS gorgeous, plus I love sneak assassinations.  The fact that co-op is now part of the regular storyline is also very exciting.  I can hardly explain how excited I am about this upcoming game.
  3. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4)
    I have enjoyed this series since its inception.  Well, I wasn’t a fan of the zombies at the end of the first game nor was I thrilled with the final enemies in the second one being hopped-up humans … well, the case is I am usually annoyed with the final enemies, but it is still such an enjoyable gaming experience.  I love the puzzles, the climbing, the sneaking, the fighting, the gorgeous graphics, & the voice acting.  This is possibly the last in the series — the game’s title & Sully saying, “Alright, one last time,” in the trailer could still be a psych out with a prequel or something down the line <fingers crossed> (think Metal Gear Solid, see below!) — so I will definitely be playing this one when it comes out in 2015!
  4. Hyrule Warriors (Wii U)
    Legend of Zelda + Dynasty Warriors = Hyrule Warriors!!!!!!  Okay, so this is the melding of two of my favorite franchises. My love for all things Legend of Zelda has already been discussed in this post, but I also love the hack & slash beauty of Dynasty Warriors; it is my guilty pleasure.  When I saw this game was announced & that the playable demo on the E3 floor had Zelda being a bad ass herself as one of the playable characters, well my heart was set.  As if a new open-concept Legend of Zelda wasn’t enough, you had to seal the deal, Nintendo!
  5. Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain (PS4 & Xbox One)
    This looks as serious & weird as I have become accustomed to when it comes to Metal Gear Solid, especially the cinematic trailers.  There is so much blood in the trailer, & the robotic arm?!  What?!  Poor Snake just can’t seem to catch much of a break, which makes it fitting that Jack Bauh … I mean Keifer Sutherland will be voicing him this time around.  So, yeah, I will definitely be checking this game out when it is released on the PS4 in 2015.

I don’t currently own any of the current next-gen consoles, mostly because I didn’t feel there was anything terribly exciting on them to warrant the upgrade price tag.  I already knew that the 4th quarter of 2014 was going to be huge in terms of new games hitting the market & I had already set aside money to buy a PS4.  But between the two Zelda games, I am now seriously saving in order to purchase a Wii U.  Of course, I am sure there are other games that will make the purchase even sweeter, but Nintendo likes to parcel out big news throughout E3 & is not confined to one big tell-all presentation.

Of course there is still more to my E3 Geek Out, so make sure to check out Parts 2 & 3!