E3 2017 has come and gone and our intrepid heroes have ventured forth into those hallowed halls in search of greatness. They played a LOT of games and each of them was tasked with declaring their favorite game to be their Game of the Show. Take a look below and see what they picked.
Stephen – Super Mario Odyssey
System: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: October 27,2017
Super Mario Odyssey may be the obvious pick for me, but that doesn’t make it the wrong one. It’s the perfect follow up to the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
I only got to spend ten minutes with Odyssey and I already knew it was going to be one of my favorite games of the year. This game is going to make an very big splash for Nintendo this holiday.
Jesse – Moss
Release Date: unknown
Name of Game: Riverbond
Release Date: TBA
My choice for E3 2017 game of show is Polyarc Games’ action adventure puzzle game Moss. What I saw of this game strikes a difficult balance between puzzle solving, light combat and utilizing the 3D virtual reality environment. Requiring you to be a part of solving the puzzles along with Quill makes you a part of the story as well.
John – Riverbond
Regina – Need for Speed: Payback
Developer: Ghost Games
System: Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Origin.
Release Date: November 10, 2017
EA Access Play First Trial: November 2, 2017
Playback is my pick for best of show. Why? Because I hate racing games and yet I loved this game! It’s a driving game but you have a mission and a story to unlock. I won’t admit how much pleasure I took from running cars off the road. Loved it!
James – Battlechasers: Night War
Developer: Airship Syndicate
System: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch
Release Date: Oct. 3, 2017
Battle Chasers: Nightwar… a beautiful RPG developed by Airship Syndicate and Published by Nordic Games, and based on one of the most popular American Comic Series in the 90s, by Joe Madureira, who is the creative director on the game as well. The beautiful artwork, the rich and immersive environments, and the strategic depth are all high points that I know will have me coming back for more and more this October when the world will be able to enter the arcane punk wonderland of Battle Chasers: Nightwar.