10 Things at E3 That Caught My Attention (so far…)

Well E3 is upon us again, giving us a peek at what we have to look forward to in the gaming world. It's still going on, but here are ten things that have caught my attention so far. The bottom five are in no particular order, but the top 5 will be my top five and will count down to my favorite. Let's begin!

10. Battletoads

Yup, in 2019 we will get a new Battletoads game. There's obviously nothing to go on yet, but there it is. I have a feeling it might be a game we end up at least trying, especially since Rash is a guest character in Killer Instinct, a rather popular game in our house.


9. Death Stranding

I have watched pretty much everything for this game just to try and figure out what the frick it is. Even after this eight-plus minutes, I'm not really any closer to an answer. This is just weird, but really, really fascinating. I just want to see what it all turns out to be. I'm not a Playstation player, though, so I might just have to admire it from afar. If I didn't pick up a Playstation (again) for Kratos, I'm probably not going to for sci-fi Norman Reedus.


8. Star Wars- Jedi: Fallen Order

No video for this one, just an announcement from the devs that it's happening and due out holidays of next year. This game will take place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, when the Empire was hunting down the remnants of the Jedi. Color me interested. I'm always down for new Star Wars, especially things that haven't really been explored yet.


7. Ghost of Tsushima

Okay, this looks gorgeous. I mean, it's absolutely stunning. That scenery... the fights.... so pretty. And historical. This game is set in 1274 during the Mongol invasion of Japan. Again, I don't have a Playstation, but I'm definitely admiring from afar. I mean, wow.


6. Spider-Man

This looks like an Arkham game with Spider-Man. What else do you say to something that awesome?


5. Starfield

The folks at Bethesda studios must be pretty busy right now. In addition to announcing a new Elder Scrolls game and a new Fallout game (which I'll talk about later), they also dropped a brand new IP in the form of Starfield. Space adventure and probable RPG? I'm so in. Can't wait for more information on this one.


4. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

Ubisoft must really, really want me to start playing their games. I resisted the temptation of Assassin's Creed: Origins because it was set in the Ptolemaic time instead of the most ancient setting I'd wanted, but I don't know if I can do it again. They got me in my weakness: ancient Greece. Crested helmets, scarlet cloaks, and the Peloponessian War? Be still my heart! With two player characters to choose from and more RPG-like stylings, I may actually find myself buying this one. I'm assuming they've chucked out that Animus stuff, or are we still doing that? I don't know, but I want this.


3. Anthem

Okay, so this isn't the usual Bioware outing. I get that. But you know what, the story seems really intriguing. And when it comes down to it, that's what I want in a game. I don't mind playing a game with other people, as long as I don't have to play with other people. I don't care if they're there doing their own thing while I do mine. Because I want to know what this 'anthem' is now, and what that means. I will definitely play this one, if only to give Bioware money to keep making Dragon Age games. In all seriousness though, this trailer has me more interested than I was before.


2. Resident Evil 2 Remake

I'm not the big Resident Evil player in our house. That's my other half, and 2 is his favorite. But this trailer, damn. This trailer was so good, and properly friggin' scary too. A remake of 2 that plays like 4 with today's graphics? That, my friends, sounds like a beautiful thing.


1.Fallout 76

And here it is, the one announcement I was waiting for above all the others. After that glorious tease we got for Fallout 76, we finally got some real information. This is not your average Fallout game. I'm still leery on the idea of being online, on a server with other people (even if it's not supposed to be very many). But with the size of the map and the low server populations promised, I'm hoping that those of us who just want to be left to do quests and build settlements can do just that in peace. I have no interest in dealing with griefers or other unsavory online players. Other than that, I love this whole idea. I love the idea of coming out of the Vault, mere years after the bombs fall, and trying to rebuild. That sounds awesome! I'm still hopeful for this one, and I'm saving my pennies for it (oh wait, we don't have pennies anymore... darn) either way.

Well, that about wraps it up.  This was just what interested me, and there's a lot I didn't talk about, from Kingdom Hearts, Super Smash Bros., The Last of Us Part 2, Halo Infinite, Doom Eternal, and the list goes on. If anything else really spectacular pops up, I'll let everyone know.