E3 2017 – Top 10 Games of PC Game Show

by Sammy Chan
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E3 2017 PC Game Show brought us many games, and here is a list of what I feel to be the Top 10 showcased at E3. Keep in mind, this is only my opinion, and you are allowed to have your own. Let the list be sort of a guide as to what games you may want to pick up if the game genre suits your taste.

10. Total War: Warhammer 2: Battle of the Fallen Gates

Total War: Warhammer 2: Battle of the Fallen Gates is a turn-based strategy and real-time tactics video game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega, set to be released on September 28th, 2017. I’ve always been a big fan of the old Warcraft games, where you control a giant army of troops into battle. And this game is just that and more, with the addition of the turn-based strategy element. I may suck at the game, but I’ll play the game just to see how far I’ll go with my skill level.

9. Age of Empires Definitive Edition

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is the remastered version of it’s predecessors, a real-time strategy game developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Studios and will be coming to Windows PC later this year. Being a big fan of ye olde Warcraft real-time strategy games, this is a definite hit for me. With every single graphical asset redone, and having the entire soundtrack re-orchestrated and re-recorded, the Definitive Edition will be the biggest nostalgic hit of 2017. Though I haven’t played the game before, I’ll still definitely check out the game when it hits the stores as it is not only an upgrade to the older series, but it also includes content from previous expansion packs.

8. Lawbreakers

LawBreakers, previously codenamed BlueStreak, is an action first-person shooter developed by Boss Key Productions and published by Nexon, set to be released on August 8th, 2017. If you’ve played any first-person shooter games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive and loved it, you might just love this game too. It brings the element of first-person shooters and adds a twist of zero gravity. I don’t really favour FPS games, but the aspect of free flying in zero gravity does intrigue me enough to give it a shot.

7. The Last Night

The Last Night is a cinematic platform game developed by Odd Tales and published by Raw Fury. It’s expected for release worldwide sometime in 2018. The fact that the game is a cinematic platformer has grasped my attention. Ever since Limbo, I’ve been less judgemental about the genre and more willing to try out similar games. With all the hype and praises around The Last Night and it’s delicious pixel graphics, I can’t wait to see it for myself when it is finally released.

6. Shadowverse

Shadowverse is a free-to-play collectible digital card game developed and published by Cygames. The expansion pack, “Wonderland Dreams” will be coming out by June 29th, 2017. Digital card games and I have a very bittersweet relationship. I love the artwork and audio, and the general idea of most digital card games but I. am. SO. TERRIBLE. at them. I either have the worst luck in drawing cards from my deck, or in getting good cards during summons. I’ll be trying out the game nonetheless, but I can already foresee myself quitting in frustration after a while. But not before investing my entire life into it.

5. Griftlands

Griftlands is an adventure RPG developed and published by Klei Entertainment, set for release either late 2017 or early 2018. The game plays similarly to an story adventure game, where you, as the player, make decisions that will change the way the story will be played out. Story adventures have always been a soft spot for me, I love story but sometimes when story forces you to choose between progress and killing your favourite character, it really puts me off and I tend to just drop the game there and then. Here’s to hoping that Griftlands doesn’t do that to my fragile heart.

4. Tunic

Tunic, formerly known as Secret Legend, is an isometric action adventure indie game developed by Andrew Shouldice and published by Finji, set to be released in 2018. It is said to be similar to the Zelda series in terms of action adventure. You play as a cute sword-wielding fox exploring the island you are in. The graphics and music are what drew me in, the action combat is pretty standard, though not my favourite, only because I’m bad at dodging and the game seemed to require a lot of it. The dodging systems seems to be similar to that of the Souls franchise but instead of gritty medieval warriors, you’re a small fox.

3. Ooblets

Ooblets is an adventure RPG indie simulation game developed by Glumberland and published by Double Fine Presents, and will be set to be released in 2018. Ooblets is when Harvest Moon meets Pokémon meets Animal Crossing. It is the perfect amount of an adventure game mixed in with the relaxing element of farming, which I really like. The cute graphics, plus character and house customization is definitely a bonus. Who doesn’t like sitting in their well decorated house? Although multiplayer is not planned for this game, it might be for its sequel, so if you’re hesitant about the game now maybe wait and see how it fares before getting it.

2. Ylands

Ylands is a survival sandbox game developed by Bohemia Interactive and published by Bohemia Incubator, set for release on Steam in summer 2017. I’m a big, BIG fan of Minecraft and Terraria, and I think Ylands is the love child of both games. It mixes just the right amount of survival and crafting aspects of Minecraft, with the building and action battling from Terraria. I’m definitely getting the game the moment it’s available for purchase on Steam, and you should too if you like the survival game genre.

1. Wargroove

Wargroove is a turn-based strategy game developed and published by Chucklefish, set for release this year, 2017. The reason this game sits on the throne is because I, personally, love turn-based strategy games. I’ve played the Fire Emblem franchise for 3DS and loved it, so when the trailer for Wargroove was released I’m super stoked for the game, especially with the multiplayer option in the game. All in all, Wargroove looks to be the finishing piece of my puzzle. It has all the aspects I’m looking for: turn-based strategy, a simple story campaign and cute pixel graphics. Definitely a buy for me.

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