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Josh’s Top Five Games of E3 Josh’s Top Five Games of E3

I feel like this game does not get the attention it deserves. A sequel to the surprise cult hit, Xenoblade, Xenoblade Chronicles follows a homeless humanity as they land on a brand new world and attempt to create a home among the hostile monsters and aliens of this world. XC might be the most exciting game for WiiU owners this year.

I will admit that I gave up on seeing anymore of Last Guardian last year. I was already coining the term, “The Next Duke Nukem Forever”. Fortunately, that was not the case and the gameplay shown at this E3 reinvogarated my faith in the game. Borrowing mechanics from ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, as well as all the heart we come to expect from Clover, this game is sure to make grown men and women cry like little kids. Can’t wait!

I have been keeping my eye on Campo Santo since they formed, and who could blame me? Any game from the lead writers of TellTale’s Walking Dead and Klei’s Mark of the Ninja is worth paying attention to. Firewatch is already turning out better than I anticipated. Set in the Wyoming wilderness, you follow the trials of a park ranger, cut off from the world, and left to fend for himself. Luckily he has some communication coming from a friend via radio. It already has humor, intrigue, and a beautiful world. Pay attention to this game!

Do you know what we don’t have enough of? Pirate games! We need more Pirate Games. Luckily, Rare has heard my pleas and created a wonderful world for you and three of your swabbiest (is that a word) mates to travel the high seas. Plunder, Sail, and get scurvy to your hearts content. Now to train parrot and chop off my leg!

Fallout 3 boasts my longest time spent in one game. And I loved every minute of it. I love the post apocalyptic aesthetic and Bethesda is capturing that in a whole new level. Add on better animations, a brighter world, and “Oh So Much” customization. I am already drafting my goodbye letter to all my loved ones.

Notable Mentions:
Kingdom Hearts 3
Super Mario Maker
Ghost Recon Wildlands
For Honor
Final Fantasy VII
Zelda: Triforce Heroes
Horizon Zero Dawn
Dishonored 2
Star Wars Everything

Joshua Currier

Josh is Host and Senior Editor of Hardcore Casual Gamer. When he is not busy missing deadlines he is busy playing the latest games and thinking of what his name would be if he was a Dragon.

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