Metro Exodus – E3 2018 Gameplay Demo

This has everything I want in one game. Stealth, survival, crafting, decent combat, and a good story.

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E3 2018.

E3 was kinda underwhelming this year, aside from a few standout trailers and gameplay footage. No Final Fantasy 7 remake shown at all, no Splinter Cell, nothing on the Wolf Among Us 2, Monster Hunter World for the PC still has no real release date, and most of the really big announcements were just teaser trailers. Here are the games I’m extremely Interested in:


The Elder Scrolls VI

 

AKA, for the extremely uninformed and clueless, Skryim 2. For the rest of us, it’s The Elder Scrolls 6. There’s alot of speculation on where its gonna be set, with most thinking it will be set in High Rock. This is the game I’m the most interested in because it’s gonna be a single player RPG, and the Elder Scrolls series is in my top 5 gaming series. It’s just a teaser, however, it has impact because of the questionable decisions of Bethesda making a Fallout Game with multiplayer that is also PVP which also has nukes which you and friends can find codes for and then launch them on other players. I was extremely disappointed when finding out Fallout 76 is gonna be a half assed multiplayer online RPG; although, it being on dedicated servers, with no progression loss on death, with server population set to around “dozens”, and being able to play solo, is definitely addressed a few of my more glaring concerns. So I’m still kinda interested in how it will play out. Here is the trailer of Fallout 76. I’ll definitely buy ANY Elder Scrolls game on launch, but Fallout 76 is gonna be one I’ll probably wait and see before I buy.

Fallout 76


DOOM Eternal

 

Doom 2015 was a really, really good game with extremely good visuals that could/can run extremely well on any kind of hardware, very smooth gameplay, excellent music, great level design, and an underrated story that provided some excellent lore. Doom Eternal is the sequel, and although it’s just a teaser, I’m fucking hyped for this game, it will be definitely one I pick up on launch.


Metro Exodus

Excellent trailer, I finished up the 2 Metro games, and the Metro trilogy audiobooks, early this year and the games, as well as the audiobooks, were very good. Metro Exodus will be based on the third book in the Metro Trilogy and this is just something I want to play. The story, characters, and gameplay that does stealth as well as combat well are reasons that I like the metro games. And the gameplay trailer looks like it will continue have those elements. I will also, probably, pick this one up next year when it’s released.


Cyberpunk 2077

This is the next game by CD Projekt Red, and it goes without question that this is gonna be a game I pick up at launch/release just because of how well they do games, gameplay, story and characters.


Shadow of the Tomb Raider

The last 2 tomb raider games looked and played very well, Shadow of the Tomb Raider looks to continue on with that. Definitely gonna check this one out.


The Division 2

I put a lot of time into the Division, 372 hours, so it’s a game I enjoyed playing and one that did a decent job of implementing coop/multiplayer as well as including a pvp element (although very poorly implemented at first, then improved later to something passable.) I think the raids are a bad idea but I’m not exactly a social person. I thought the 4 player groups were pretty much perfect for missions. Hopefully, The Division 2 will be just as good as the Division was. I will probably pick this up but I also may just wait on it as well.


Skull and Bones

This was very impressive, looks like they pulled the best parts of the ship combat from Assassin’s Creed Black Flag and Rogue and made an extremely cool looking game out of it. I will definitely be keeping track of this one.


Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Not too far off the release of Assassin’s Creed Origins, a well received game that I still haven’t pick up yet but still plan to, is another Assassin’s Creed game. Ubisoft is assuring people that the Assassin’s Creed games are not going back to annual releases. Odyssey looks impressive, and is gonna have 2 characters to choose from to start and experience the game with. Looks extremely promising, I will definitely keep an eye on this game.


The Last of Us Part 2

 

Out of all the reveals this e3, this one was the most impressive and appealing. The trailer speaks for itself in terms of story telling and gameplay. If you haven’t played the first one, get a PS4 or a PS4 Pro and pick up the Last of Us remastered and fucking play it.


The Ghost of Tsushima

A game with Samurai and Mongols? FUCK YEAH.


Hitman 2

One to keep an eye on, I still need to pick up the first one on steam.


 

What I am playing/listening to/watching/reading/looking forward to for June 2018.

I’m back to playing through FFXV, mostly because I’m not playing WoW. I’m slowly making my way through main quest and doing A LOT of side quests and hunts. I kinda went way too far in doing side stuff, I think I’m way over level’ed and geared. It’s fun and I really shouldn’t have stopped playing it. After I finish it, I plan to play Rise of the Tomb Raider next. Although, games like Wolfenstein: The New Order, Subnautica, Total War: Warhammer, Dishonored, Far Cry: Primal, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided are tempting to jump into. I still have the Crysis Trilogy, Bioshock (1,2, Infinite), Furi, Firewatch, and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, I could probably play any of those games but Rise of the Tomb Raider, Wolfenstein, and Dishonored are games I wanna play because they have sequels coming out soon or already out.

I’m also playing and watching a lot of Overwatch. To be honest, it’s more watching than playing but its close. The Overwatch League is pretty fun to watch and follow, I enjoy watching the Seoul Dynasty, LA Gladiators, Dallas Fuel, and the San Francisco Shock play. I kinda wish the OWL played on the same patch as the live servers but the current team compositions and dominant strategy are a lot more interesting than the older Dive Comps/Strats.

I am also watching the 3rd season of Hannibal on netflix. It’s pretty fucking good. I decided to check it out because how much I enjoyed American Gods season 1. I still have a season 2 of Jessica Jones, season 2 of Stranger Things to watch as well as Hap and Leonard.

I have a bunch of audiobooks to listen to coming up:

  • In the Tall Grass by Joe Hill and Stephen King, narrated by Stephen Lang.
  • A Study in Emerald by, as well as narrated by, Neil Gaiman.
  • Season of Storms by Andrej Sapkowski, narrated by Peter Kenney.
  • The Perdition Score by Richard Kadrey, narrated by Macleod Andrews. Book 8.
  • The Kill Society by Richard Kadrey, narrated by Macleod Andrews. Book 9.

Currently listening to Killing Pretty (Sandman Slim, book 7), and re-listening to Best Served Cold.

I am looking forward to more info and gameplay of Cyberpunk 2077, Battlefield V, Last of Us 2, The Division 2, and Metro: Exodus.

Fallout 76, was recently announced and teased, and the rumors are that it will be either a fortnite battle royale clone, a survival online RPG, or an MMO in the style of The Elder Scrolls: Online. I kinda hope its more a standalone game like New Vegas was and that it isn’t some shitty half assed fortnite clone.