True to the hyperactive nature of the the show itself, every time a new Adventure Time game arises, it’s completely different from the last. From launching Finn through to air to paying homage to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, they’ve covered a lot of ground through the years. One surprising genre they haven’t yet covered, since it’s literally in the title of the show, is adventure games. Vicious Cycle Software looks to solve this problem with Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations later this year.
I never found my way to getting into the Halo series over the years. Whether through the fact that I adopted the Xbox 360 fairly late or was too busy playing Super Smash Bros. Melee, I just don’t have a link to the earlier parts of the series. Sure, I’ve absorbed quite a bit of what the games are through osmosis, being so plugged into the industry, but I could count on one hand the number of times I’ve sat down to play any of them. Thus, when I was invited to play the game at E3 this year by Microsoft, I thought it would be a great way to come at Halo 5: Guardians from a completely fresh perspective, free of expectations from what came before it. What I ended up with both surprised me and didn’t with my impressions of the multiplayer mode Warzone.
Breaking onto the scene in early 2014, The Banner Saga immediately turned heads with a unique blend of beautiful art and strategic combat. The game was also filled with tough decisions that often had some heart-breaking consequences. The Banner Saga 2 looks to travel a similar path as its predecessor, with some upgrades that will make the game an even more cinematic and engrossing experience.
The E3 show floor is a pretty crazy sight to behold and one of the worst places on planet Earth to have a hangover. For just a brief time, I shot a little bit of video walking around the show floor to give you an idea. Enjoy and try to imagine you’re there and playing all those unreleased games! The thumbs up at the end is for Until Dawn, by the way, because it’s awesome.
With the recent film, Mad Max: Fury Road, being such a hit, the car-filled desert apocalypse has been very much in vogue of late. The Rogue-like genre has also seen quite a bit of a boom recently. If both of these things appeal to you, then Sunshine Games has some very good news for you in the form of their new game: Skyshine’s Bedlam.
You read that title correctly. I played Halo 5: Guardians this year at E3! What’s better is that they provided capture equipment so I could preserve the whole thing and share it with all of you. I’m pretty new to the series, so I do a lot of just playing around with all the stuff you can do. Enjoy and subscribe to my YouTube channel for more video fun!
Sierra has been one of the biggest forces in adventure games throughout the years. The very first adventure game I can recall playing was King’s Quest V. After some time of relative inactivity, late last year Activision announced that Sierra was back and that their first game was going to be a reimagining of King’s Quest. After seeing quite a bit of the game and getting my hands on it at the show, I feel confident it will live up to the name and offer a great experience for both newcomers and longtime fans.
Nostalgia can be a powerful ally in making a game. The first game that ever belonged to me specifically was Mega Man 3 for the NES. As such, you can imagine that the series holds a very dear place in my heart. Mighty No. 9 is not Mega Man, but it feels like an evolution of the concepts that the series brought to the table and does a phenomenal job of scratching the itch left by the absence of the series.
When Until Dawn debuted several years ago at E3, it was billed as a PS-Move controlled horror game set in a snowy cabin. Without many more details, it was hard to get very excited about the game. Since then, it has been moved to the PS4 and the motion controls have been downplayed. This year, I managed to get my hands on the game and as both a horror and Heavy Rain fan, I feel like this game has been tailor made for me to love.