When the tornado hype of E3 wears off, did it inspire you to play anything? Maybe one of those games that had a show sequence, like Stalker, The Outer Worlds, or Psychonauts — did you experience it for the first time or put it on speed in time for the sequel? (There are four Forza Horizon games to work with if you want to understand the tradition of Forza Horizon 5.) Gloomwood it made you want to play Thief: The Dark Project, you’ve been stuck in the demo for Sable, or play something that was surprisingly released during the annual videogame marketing blitz, as well Minute of Island o Dark Deity?
Many of us are back to the old comfortable favorites that we played before all this nonsense, of course.
Now that E3 is over, what are you playing?
Here are our answers, plus some from our forum.
Natalie Clayton: I was obsessed with it Sable demo since Morgan DM called me late at night to let me know he had gone live. What a beautiful thing it is, absolutely dripping into warm, familiar vibes, with an aesthetic that somehow replaces a year of watching games on Twitter gifs. It’s surprisingly Breath of the Wild, and while I’d love to revisit that game to capture again those lonely vibes of the open world, I’ve never borrowed that game from a guy who now lives in Denmark. Gutted.
Still, Sable provided a welcome few evenings, and I did a little more wandering around in the delight. Minute of Island. But with the dust installed, I’m full of back at a heavy obsession with Apex Legends that has been running since I found Respawn basically put me in the game. How could he not?
Christopher Livingston: No idea – with all the demos I’ve tried and the trailers I’ve seen I seem to have been filling my face with cake for a week and wondering what kind of cake I want for dessert. I thought I might go ahead and try to read a book tonight. But there were a few clips of The Crew 2 in the Ubisoft preshow that put me in a driving mood, and the slick trailer for Force also gave me the urge to weigh the gas. Maybe after spending the weekend recovering I will find a game with some cars in it and take it for a ride. Maybe Mad Max. That lets me drive and blow stuff.
Wes Fenlon: I recently shed a tear for Hades — I played a lot of it last year, but recently I became obsessed with seeing the whole story, unlocking all aspects of the weapon, and so on. I’ve finally started to get bored about it, and I feel weird about bouncing around some “big” games of the last decade or so that I haven’t played. I started with The Evil Within – James swears by the second, so I decided to play TEW1 first, and … shit shit, is it so boring !? I played for about an hour and a half and felt zero desire to go further.
Instead of jumping straight into The Evil Within 2 I decided to try Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, inspired by developer MercurySteam working on the new Metroid Dread (but mostly how I like the Netflix show Castlevania). After two hours or so I enjoy it a bit more than The Bad Inside, but it really feels like a cliché ~ 2010 action game — one that tries to fight over its weight without that style or budget. be proper epic. It’s not good, but it’s probably dumb enough for me to continue playing.
So basically, my tastes are fickle and I’m probably wasting my time playing old disgusting games instead of a million great games I could be played. A well wasted life!
Rich Stanton: I know it’s weird and old but Batman: Arkham Knight has suddenly jumped on me. I dodged it initially because the PC version was terrible, and even though I loved Asylum, I thought Arkham City was a 7/10 game. Even though I played Knight and was amazed, he has so many fantastic Batman elements.
The game might have flaws but, like nothing else, it really “had” Batman – and it gave us lucky anime. It’s an amazing game and I recommend it to anyone: forget about the Batmobile complaints. If you love Batman, this is as good as it gets.
Jody Macgregor: Instead of checking out new stuff, I’m back to Mass Effect Legendary Edition. I have a couple of savings along the way, but now I’m on to what turns into my Boring Boyfriends-romancing game Kaidan, after Jacob, after reuniting with Kaidan again in Mass Effect 3, which is where I am now. Keep in mind that James isn’t so useless – he makes some spicy comments when you bring Thane and Tali on the ship, and he’s one of the only teammates who changes your indiscretion and actually asks you out. (Liara does too, to be fair).
Oh, really, save the galaxy and even on dates, I guess? All the way to Tuchanka where you have to pass a reaper and a group of krogan reapers to distribute the regular genophagous care always.
XoRn: Uh … I played Saints Row: Gat out of Hell. Also, has E3 happened? Where are you?
Zloth: X4: Foundations (is this game a basin of sand or a beach !?) and Yakuza 2. I kept the cards on E3, but it will probably be a year before everything I mentioned actually affects what I play.
mainer: It currently also plays BG2, but they loaded Elex for a second game in hopes that Elex 2 will see the light of day at the end of the year. I think Piranha Bytes did the smart thing by listing it as “Coming Soon” on their Steam page, rather than listing a specific date.
Greyfoxcal: I started playing The Longing to keep me awake through E3, and I’m now invested enough to keep the cap on. You should get that shade a comfortable bed.
Sarafan: He currently plays a few titles but none of them are inspired by E3. The first is Control. I’ve already finished the base game, but I still need to finish the Foundation DLC. I have to say the game is beautiful. It has a lot of artistic value and with RTX on it it looks wonderful. It also gives a lot of fun thanks to a wonderful physics. I’d love to see a sequel, but it’s unlikely to happen in the near future.
I also decided to do another run of the series The Legacy of Kain (my nickname is inspired by this). I had no plans to play the first Blood Omen game, but I changed my mind after playing Soul Reaver. Blood Omen 1 has a legendary status among fans because it is impossible to buy the game on digital distribution platforms and physical copies are priced absurdly on auction portals. It’s still fun, but you have to get used to the crazy controls. And it’s a game where it all started!