E3 2015
Joshua's Favorite Games From E3 2015

Joshua Vanderwall | 26 Jun 2015 15:00
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2. Fallout 4

People just can't seem to get enough Fallout these days. I recall a hoax website announcing Fallout 4, and reports of a trademark filing that was purportedly also a hoax. Bethesda couldn't buy the kind of publicity that fans have been offering in the last couple of years. Hell, if Apple merged with Google, they still couldn't afford to buy that much positive hype. Suffice to say, when Fallout 4 did get announced, it was pretty damn exciting for a lot of us in the gaming sphere.

We don't have too much by way of details as yet, but we know it's set in Boston. We know you'll experience pre-apocalypse and post-apocalypse to some extent. We know the PipBoy is still a thing, along with everybody's favorite way to miss headshots, VATS. We know that crafting is going to be big, to the point that you can apparently create your own outposts in game. Also, puppy. Everybody loves puppies! Is it November yet?

1. Star Wars: Battlefront

I never thought I'd say this, but I'm actually starting to get tired of talking about how much I like Battlefront. I've been hyping it up for two years now, and somehow, DICE managed to deliver, as I played the co-op survival mode at E3, and it was everything I'd hoped it would be. I've basically not shut up about it, because I had to defend my hopes against the brutal reality of reboots, but Star Wars: Battlefront is exactly what I wanted it to be, and appears to have avoided the myriad potential pitfalls; being too cautious, being too ambitious, feature creep, and the like. It's not going to have every single thing you remember loving about Battlefront and its sequel, but it's going to bring an incredibly enjoyable, accessible shooter experience to your living room, complete with Star Wars aesthetic.

Battlefront is also bringing back split-screen, which I've lamented the loss of for ages, adding one more feather in its cap. From the hilariously inaccurate base-level Stormtroopers to the terrifying-in-person AT-ST, the variety in enemies keeps each wave feeling new, and as the unit combinations ratchet up, you'll find more and more challenge in it. Prepare for a dramatic surge in Stormtrooper accuracy jokes come November. Also, jokes about how everything is coming out in November.

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