Welcome to a special edition of Adi’s pick of the week. For those of you who are new to my website, I pick one piece of software or hardware that you should check out. In this past week we had the E3 expo. This is where game developers big and small come together to show off some of the games that we gamers can look forward to in 2016 and beyond. Some were awesome and some were just down right strange. So this week I would like to present to you my three picks of E3 2016.
Up first is Tekken 7. Tekken is a long running series of fighting games that was made by Bandai Namco. We have seen a lot of Tekken 7 as it has been in Japan’s arcades for a little more than a year. As such we’ve seen it at fighting game tournaments such as Final Round, the evolution championship series (AKA Evo), Combo Breaker and many other events as well. However, at E3 this year we finally got to see the game’s cinematic story mode. We got to see Heihachi and Akuma in the same game. We also learned that Tekken 7 will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the PC in early 2017.
I will say that Tekken was the first 3D fighting game series that I ever played and I am so glad to see that it’s back (especially since it’s been a little less than four years since Tekken Tag Tournament 2 released) . Of course, being a game that was made with Unreal Engine 4 it’s clearly one of the best looking fighting games that I have seen yet. It also looks quite fun as well. I just hope that the online multiplayer works well otherwise it’s going to take a lot of points off of it.
The second of my E3 picks is Move or Die. This is basically an indie game where you play one of four characters moving around a platform. You basically have to keep moving around the level or else you will die. There are also various mutators for each level that makes things interesting. For example, you can get a death gun which will kill your opponent in one shot.
So, we move onto my final pick of E3. I am a fan of driving games, because sometimes there is nothing like taking a fast car onto the road and tearing it up (making sure to nail those corners). As such, I have to say that Forza Horizon 3 gets my third pick of E3. It’s basically a case of pick an awesome car (or even a buggy) and tear it down the dirt road. Heck, you can even do a barrel roll (sorry, had to fit that one in). Of course, the game itself looks beautiful. I just hope that my PC is powerful enough to run it.
So there you have it: this concludes my coverage of E3 2016. I hope you enjoyed it. What were your favourite games of E3? Let me know in the comments.