KeenGamer’s Top 5 Games Revealed at E3 2017

E3 2017 was a more tame conference this year, but that doesn't mean there weren't some great looking titles unveiled. Our staff voted for their favorite games revealed at the convention. From those results, we have compiled our top 5. Here are our favorites.

KeenGamer's Top 5 Games Revealed at E3 2017
E3 2017 has come to a close. We got a lot of information on titles that we already knew about, such as God Of War, Spider-Man, Mario Odyssey and many many more. But, there was a lot of new games unveiled as well. Some made us shrug, while others got us out of our seats thanking the gaming gods. Our staff here at KeenGamer voted for their favorite game reveals of this E3; here are the results.

Please keep in mind that this is just our collective opinions. Your personal favorite reveal at E3 may not be on this list, or you may feel that the order is all wrong. We would love to see your own personal favorite game reveals of E3 2017, so leave your own list in the comments below. With all that said, let's kick this list off with a bang.

#5 Dragon ball Fighter Z

KeenGamer's Top 5 Games Revealed at E3 2017: Dragon Ball Fighter Z
I don't know about you guys, but the more I see about Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite, the more depressed I become. Why can't we just go back to the old days of Marvel Vs Capcom 2 where we had a huge roster, crazy action, and beautiful artwork? Well, it looks like Arc Systems thought the same thing and responded with their new fighting game: Dragon Ball Fighter Z. We already knew that this game existed before going into E3 due to some leaks, but we had no idea how it looked or played. With a great teaser trailer and some interesting looking demos at E3, we now know that this game is gonna be as beautiful as we were all hoping it would be.

Dragon Ball Fighter Z has mechanics that are very reminiscent of both Marvel Vs Capcom 2 and Arc Systems' Guilty Gear Xrd. There are assists, "happy birthdays", and, what most Marvel fans love, long cinematic combos. That isn't even mentioning the game's fantastic look. Seeing this game in motion nearly brings a tear to my eye due to how beautiful and faithful to the source material it looks. You really feel that you are playing a scene from the iconic anime.

I don't know for sure if this title will take off in the competitive scene, but I do have great faith that Dragon Ball Fighter Z will be a great time for those that love the anime and for those who miss the glory days of the Marvel vs Capcom series. Arc Systems has a great track record, so everything is going for this game. Here's hoping it's as good as other games from the developers.

When's Dragon Ball?

#4 Anthem

KeenGamer's Top 5 Games Revealed at E3 2017: Anthem

I myself did not get as much into the hype for Anthem as some others did, but luckily Hvroje Smoljic, another writer here at KeenGamer, was convinced by the trailer that this game could be a hit. Here are his thoughts:

"If you ask me what game showcased at E3 I would put in 'looks too good to be true' category, it would be Anthem. It would also go in the 'massive hype' category. That being said, I'm always weary of E3 showcases, especially when they look as good as Anthem did in the short gameplay demonstration.

But looks aren't the only thing to be excited about. For one, it's made by Bioware – a company with an almost spotless record of bringing engaging open worlds with fleshed out, multidimensional characters to life in their games. Even some of the writers from the Knights of The Old Republic and first two Mass Effect installments are working on it, games etched into gamer minds due to their storytelling and characters. Gameplay-wise, it looks like Mass Effect meets Destiny. A shared-world cooperative multiplayer experience controlled from a third person perspective. Players will use different classes of customizable mech suits called Javelins, to explore a lush open world on foot, in the air, and under water. I can't express my reaction when during the demo, Javelin jumped into what I thought was just an unreachable background, soaring through the air, seamlessly diving into a huge underwater cave to ambush enemies. Also that storm at the end…just wow. Disregarding the cringe-worthy scripted conversations between players during the demo, it looks like it could be lots of fun.

Besides my concern about the game being graphically downgraded, there is also the possibility of Dragon Age Origins and Destiny syndrome i.e. not true open world, but sectioned off corners of the world where you embark on missions. The nature of these missions is also a concern, specifically how much of the story will be interwoven into the action and the possible grind for gear if the game should turn out like Destiny. The writing talent suggests a positive outcome on that front.  But we will have to wait and see. And wait we will, so strap in because Q4 2018 never seemed so far away."

#3 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

KeenGamer's Top 5 Games Revealed at E3 2017: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Here's what my fellow writer Sean Rehbein had to say about his hype for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus:

"When B.J. Blazkowicz took his first step into the blue-walled corridors of Castle Wolfenstein, he was not much more than a pixelated face. Now, thanks to Wolfenstein: The New Order, ol' Billy boy is one of the best written, deep, characters in modern video games. The New Order was a surprise for me on nearly every level. Playing it was one of those rare treats you get as a seasoned video game fan where you are truly surprised and delighted by a title you just didn't see coming or expect much from. That's why, when Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was announced, in its irreverent and satirical way, I knew I had found the game I would be most excited for from E3.

The New Order was primarily dark and serious, showcasing the brutality of war and the damage it leaves, both physically and emotionally. Though not as penetrating with this message as, say, Spec Ops: The Line was, the game showed the world how to bring back a franchise after years of stagnation. The New Colossus looks to carry on in this tradition, with a haunting yet familiar backdrop, full of dark humor and darker events. Gunplay looks just as frantic and fun, while also allowing the game to slow down and make things tense as you maintain cover in the face of an SS officer. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus looks to encapsulate everything that's great about video games. And now I eagerly await both its release and, hopefully, the announcement of a DOOM sequel (another game that breathed new life into its franchise)."

#2 The Evil Within 2

KeenGamer's Top 5 Games Revealed at E3 2017: The Evil Within 2
It's incredible what a simple trailer can do for a game. I personally love the original The Evil Within, although I can't deny that the game has numerous issues; issues that turned many players off from the experience. However, with the (admittedly too long) trailer for The Evil Within 2, Bethesda has promised players a new, more personal story that the original game desperately needed for the main character of Sebastian Castellanos to become a character that players can love. That combined with the haunting and beautiful imagery and symbolism used throughout made the whole trailer a spectacle to watch. 

2017 has definitely not been short on horror games, but The Evil Within 2 looks as though it will help scratch the itch that lovers of the original Resident Evil have had ever since the series took a change in direction with Resident Evil 7: biohazard. Plus, if the sequel has just as good enemy design, level design, boss battles, and atmosphere as the original game had, then we could be in for something very very special. Even though Shinji MIkami is not returning to direct (though he still is a producer for the title), I believe that this sequel as the potential to greatly surpass its predecessor. 

#1 Metroid prime 4

KeenGamer's Top 5 Games Revealed at E3 2017: Metroid Prime 4

I was actually surprised to see that Metroid Prime 4 took the win in our staff poll due to how little we saw and actually know about the game. That all being said, writer Dakotah Lilly has a lot to say about why this game deserves to be at this #1 spot:

Metroid Prime 4 is perhaps the most hype-inducing image file to ever be shown on a screen, and with good reason. Having all but abandoned the series by delivering awful titles like Other M and Federation Force, Nintendo has finally seemed to realize that what the fans of the series wanted all along, was the engaging exploration and fun combat or the original 2D and 3D titles, without a half-baked story and budget Rocket League slapped on.
 
Out of everything shown at E3, it’s easily the biggest title that we know practically nothing about, but having missed out on the anniversary of the series that fan-game AM2R capitalized on, anything is welcome at this point. I’m very excited to see this franchise return and it’s about time we got some truly great sci-fi exploration games, the industry has been infested with open-world sandboxes filled with literally nothing, so to see a series return that did open-ended level design right and was rife with content, we’re more than a little excited."

honorable mentions:

  • Beyond Good and Evil 2
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Shadow Of The Colossus Remaster
  • Assassin's Creed: Origins

So that's KeenGamer's Top 5 Games Revealed at E3 2017. What were your personal favorite titles that were announced this year? Let us know in the comment below!

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Solid list. Though far-off games, like Metroid Prime 4 and Beyond Good and Evil 2, are nice for the comfy feeling and security (that we will play great games in the future, hopefully), I prefer to focus on more near-term goodness.

 

 

And in that case, we’re covered by Bethesda, plus the regular Assassin’s Creed. The rest is so vaguely in the future, we could potentially revisit the rest at next E3. And you are taking into account leaks, as otherwise Mario + Rabbids would definitely be on this list (as well as others).

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