1. Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4 Exclusive)
Dinosaurs... Robots... ROBOT DINOSAURS!!! No other game during Sony's conference grabbed my attention, like this one did. From the makers of the Killzone franchise, they're bringing something new to the table. And it's looking like you get to control a future Ygritte, which is great too. The combat system looks incredibly intricate with an example being drawn from a missile launching T-Rex being disabled by ropes, and some electric arrows. It's definitely unique to anything seen before, as the obvious course of action would've been to just make a dinosaur game. But a robot dinosaur game? All the yes.
2. Firewatch (PC, Mac, Linux & PS4)
In Campo Santo's first game, from the looks of things, they've hit a home run. Announced late last year, it looked just like any other survival game thats been churned out over the past year or so. It's not, I think. There's only so much you can go off trailers. It shows the main character being in the middle of the forest, watching out for fires and stuff. But he only has one connection to civilisation, through his walkie talkie. With Delilah. In the 1 minute preview, you get a look into how thats working out with all the isolation and mysteries, but it's an experience unlike any other for sure.
3. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (3DS)
I've always had a soft spot for Animal Crossing. And with this new instalment, you get to control even more in your town! What more could you want? Not only can you help villagers with their interior design, you can also make their garden look just as fabulous. Not only that, but its the first, in my eyes, useful amiibo integration. By using the amiibo cards, you can then help that character. But if you have a older version of the 3DS, be prepared to fork out for the amiibo adaptor so you can actually play the game! In a relatively lacklustre Nintendo conference fuelled with puppet gimmicks and whatnot, they can always rely on Animal Crossing as a safety blanket. A hella cute safety blanket.
1. Final Fantasy 7 Remake
If anyone knows me personally they will know I am a huge Square Enix fan. So this pick shouldn't really serve as a surprise. Although it's not quite the title I was really hankering for from them *cough* Final Fantasy Versus *cough* this is one remake that the world has been begging for. With a significant upgrade in graphics and hopefully a vast improvement in gaming mechanics this is set to be the mother of all releases. Due to the undertaking of such a humongous task of re-mastering one of the biggest RPG's ever created there is no release date as of yet. But this is a big step in the right direction for the franchise.
2. Kingdom Hearts 3
Again another brilliant series from Square Enix that played a prominent part of my childhood. Almost 10 years later and the Disney crossover franchise finally has a fitting sequel that moves on from the limitations of the PS2. The trailer provided some gorgeous cutscenes that really showcased how far Sora has progressed from his first adventure. What's even better is we finally have an insight to the game play in store. By the looks of things the hordes of colourful enemies and the smooth combat controls are going to be the perfect combo that'll offer hours of immersive play. Unfortunately Square Enix have a infuriating habit of teasing their fans with awesome content with no release date to show for it. Kingdom Hearts 3 is "Now in development." Watch this space.
3. The Last Guardian (PS4 Exclusive)
It wasn't all about Square Enix at E3 for me this year. Sony's last instalment in the "Shadow of the Colossus" series has been in development since 2007 and finally we have something to show for it. With its cinematic glamour and challenging puzzle solving elements the demo already promises big things for the full release. Another bonus is we actually have some idea of when this will be available! Thank god for that!
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