5 Games That Should Have Been at E3 2016
This year, E3as I was expecting, I even wrote a few words about how I felt about this year’s show. Honestly, I wasn’t impressed, and one of the main reasons are the games.
During E3 2016, there were lots of games, I will give you that, but few of them were worth the detour. Games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, ReCore, Ghost Recon: Wildlands were great, but the sheer amount of decent to bad titles overshadowed the whole show.
After thinking it through, I realized that there were many games missing – if they were available, the entire show would have been different, and so would have my opinion. Here are five games that I believe would have made E3 a lot better.
The latest game of the series, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, was decent and all, but nowhere near as good as Borderlands 2. While Borderlands 2 came out in 2012, The Pre-Sequel saw the light of day a couple of years later, in 2014. That is two years in between each release, which made me come to the conclusion that a new one would be presented this year at E3. Unfortunately, I was wrong.
Could they be planning on unveiling the new one later this year, during Gamescom for example, or do we have to wait until 2017?
I am a huge fan of Vanquish – it is my favorite game for many reasons. The gameplay is fast and rushing, and requires you to manage your position at all times, especially in challenges and harder difficulty modes. With the new technology developers now have access to, a new Vanquish would be an amazing addition to the video games library.
Vanquish was initially released back in October 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VII, the remake, was announced last year via a teaser trailer – fans reacted favorably. A year later, everyone was expecting Square Enix to have it in their booth, or at least mention it at some point, but nothing was unveiled.
Final Fantasy VII first saw the light of day in 1997. A 2017 release would be a great way to celebrate the title’s 20th anniversary.
Red Dead Redemption 2
On most media outlet websites, one of the game that appeared the most in expected lists is Read Dead Redemption 2. When word came out that Rockstar was working on the title, social media went crazy – everyone out there that is a fan of the series was expecting to learn more about it. Who will it feature? Will John Marston be back? Unfortunately, these questions weren’t answered at E3.
Red Dead Revolver came out on PS2 in 2004. It took six years for Rockstar to release Red Dead Redemption, the series’ sequel.
Kingdom Hearts 3
Kingdom Hearts 3 is possibly one of the most anticipated games of E3, but as it turns out, Square Enix didn’t showcase anything. Instead, on the show floor, the publisher had three stations with Kingdom Hearts 2.8, a title that still attracted a huge lineup. I can’t imagine the wait time if it was KH3!
Kingdom Hearts III is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One by Square Enix.