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Lgndary Thoughts - E3 2018 Hopes and Dreams

E3 is right around the corner, and more and more announcements continue to come out every day. Even still, I’m sure that the best stuff will be saved for the actual event. With that in mind, here are the games I am most excited to see next week! Welcome to Lgndary Thoughts!

Anthem - Anthem is one of my most anticipated titles and, something that I have mentioned before, is also a great concern of mine. Bioware is not in a good place right now after Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Anthem’s success is likely to determine their future. But more than that, I really just want a good game. I loved the first Destiny and the new concepts it brought, but Bungie dropped the ball with the sequel, and I think it is time someone give them a run for their money. 

To do that, Anthem has to be perfect. Personally speaking, I would like to see strong shooting mechanics, unique classes, a large amount of content to experience (including lots of gear to obtain), and a good story with detailed lore. But just as importantly, they have to get microtransactions right. I’m sure they are planning to pursue more than just a base $60 from players, especially considering their plans to (I hope) support the game with a ton of content post-launch. This is something that I accept, but only if they don’t push too hard and get too greedy. Pay-to-win is obviously unacceptable, but past that we will just have to cross our fingers and see what they come up with.

Starfield - For those that don’t know, Starfield is a game that Bethesda is heavily rumored to be working on. They trademarked the name years ago, so it is likely that they are, at the very least working on something called Starfield. But rumors point to it being their next big RPG akin to Fallout and Skyrim, only in space. And that is exactly what I want it to be. A big, ambitious evolution of a Bethesda RPG that plays, and looks incredible.

In regards to visuals, my expectations have been rising for Starfield after a recent Bethesda announcement. A few months ago, a Bethesda Rep said that they are working on 2 games. The first of which would, while having some small improvements in visuals, would be made with their old engine. And that a second game was using something new. They even said employees working on the first game couldn’t wait to finish and move over to the second title to work with all the new tools the new engine offers. I had assumed that the first game was Starfield, but after last week’s Fallout 76 announcement (which obviously uses their old engine), I’m starting to get hopeful that Starfield is going to look significantly better than Fallout 4.

Cyberpunk 2077 - I’m also hoping that CD Projekt Red’s highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 will be fully revealed next week. The game was announced years ago before The Witcher 3 even launched, and it would be nice if we could finally see some gameplay. I actually find it funny that so many people, including myself, are so incredibly hyped for a game that we know almost nothing about. The gameplay, setting, and even story continue to remain a mystery. I’m not sure that this will be the E3 to change that, but I certainly hope it is. 

These are a few of my biggest hopes for E3 2018. But no matter what happens, I think we are all in for an exciting week. What are you hoping to see? Don’t forget to leave a comment below!

Side note - I will be covering E3 this year with traditional posts, so be sure to check back here starting Saturday for E3 goodness!

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goobbue_king
Fri Jun 08 18 02:47pm
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Everything on your list I’m definitely excited for as well!

In regards to Anthem, I really want the exploration and lore/story to be top notch. With what they’ve shown off so far, the world looks to be pretty large so I’m hoping it’s also really dense with a lot to explore and discover.
Now on the lore side of things, I loved the universe BioWare created in the Mass Effect games as well as what they did with Knights of the Old Republic. And even though they are more than capable of building great universes, I’m just hoping they deliver in a big way.

I also really want to see the next game that From Software is working on. We got a teaser at The Game Awards and that was it. We haven’t heard anything since. Originally when it was announced, I was thinking that it was Bloodborne 2, but now I’m under the impression that it’s a completely new series in general. It’s going to be very interesting to see what the theme and setting of this game will be if it is indeed not a sequel to Bloodborne. Funnily enough, I have yet to play through any games by From Software or even from the “Souls” genre. I do intend to play Dark Souls Remastered when it eventually launches on Switch. So I’m hoping that it will at least help me get my foot in the door with these games because they all look great.

Honorable mentions of other things that I’m really excited to see: Gameplay from Ghost of Tsushima and hopefully Death Stranding. As well as, the release date for Kingdom Hearts III.

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