Epic Round Table: What Were Our Favorite Games of E3?

E3 has come and gone, and boy what an E3 this was. Whether it was getting a release date for the long awaited The Last Guardian, to our first look at new upcoming games such as the new God of War and the open world Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, E3 had quite a few big games. Granted, while nothing as shocking or as unexpected as a remake of Final Fantasy VII or Shenmue 3 was released, it was still an exciting week with a ton of great games to look forward to.

With that in mind, we asked ourselves: off all the games that were shown at E3, which ones excited us the most? Here’s what a few of us had to say.


“Another E3 has passed, and while I am disappointed to see it end, this year’s E3 was full of surprises, and I am looking very forward to the games being released in the very near future. As an owner of both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 I enjoyed both Sony and Microsoft’s E3 presentations. However, after looking at all the E3 coverage, there was one game in particular that really has me looking forward to playing. On Tuesday, Microsoft showed off the E3 trailer for Dead Rising 4, my jaw dropped, and the first thing that came to my mind, “Oh my God I want to play that right now!” As a whole, Dead Rising is one of my favorite video game franchises of all time, ever since its debut in 2006, Dead Rising has always been apart of my life.

Although it would not be until April of 2007, when I would get to play Dead Rising for the very first time. I can recall asking my mother to buy me an Xbox 360, and the only game I wanted, the original Dead Rising was the “system selling” game for me, and I am sure there others who felt the same as I did. I have played every main series game (including the DLC), I remember pre-ordering Dead Rising 2 years later and played that as well, then when I bought an Xbox One, Dead Rising 3 was the first game I bought and played for the system, Dead Rising is one of the most innovative video games I have ever played, and I am looking forward to having the fourth installment return to Willamette, CO, 16 years after the original game and I am excited to see what the storyline will be about.

The things I look forward to the most in Dead Rising 4 is a bigger open in-game setting to explore in the game. Anyone who has played the original Dead Rising all the way up to Dead Rising 3 knows that they continue to expand how much the players can explore, alongside the new combo weapons being featured in the game. I look forward to hearing more information on the game, and you can bet your money that I will be the first in line to pre-order the game when pre-orders become active.”

-Taylor Lyles


“E3 showcased many new games, but my favorite would have to be the new God of War. The whole focus of the game has me very excited to see what they can throw our way next. Switching to Norse mythology is also a nice change of pace after three main games focused on Greek mythology. One of the most exciting facets of the new game is Kratos having a son. This is a huge narrative step for the series that has plenty of potential.

God of War has always focused on giant battles and tended to put Kratos and the story off to the side. It looks like Sony Santa Monica is looking to change that trend with the new title. The E3 trailer really did a great job of setting up Kratos as an actual character rather than just a being to smash monsters with. While there was plenty of epic action, such as Kratos killing a giant, this no longer takes away from Kratos as an actual person that players will be able to sympathize with. This great characterization combined with God of War’s epic action has me very excited. ”

-Austin Fern



“For me it’s no contest. When it comes to my favorite game of this year’s E3, it’s easily The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild.

I’ve been a Zelda for a long time now, with my first game being The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Whenever a game in the series gets announced, I’m always excited about it, and Breath of the Wild is no exception. But unlike previous games, where I was excited just because a new game in my favorite series was coming out, Breath of the Wild excited me in much different ways. From the huge open world to explore (which fun fact according to Nintendo, the E3 demo was just a taste of what players can expect to explore in the final game), the ability to climb everything, picking up weapons with stats, and even voice acting, everything about The Legend of Zelda feels new, while at the same time feeling like a natural evolution of the series. There’s no question that I’m getting it on the Wii U (as it’s most likely going to be the system’s swan song), but if the final game is just as amazing as Nintendo is making it out to be, I may just double dip and by both it and the mysterious NX console on launch.”







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