E3 2017 was full of new gaming announcements and gameplay reveals. We were lucky enough to be on the show floor getting hands-on with the latest titles and we played more games than you can imagine, but these were the ones that we left wanting to play more of.
The Far Cry franchise has always been a great time, but Far Cry 5 is set to take the franchise to a whole new level. It’s set in America for the first time and it’s clear the game is going to tackle some serious issues. The gunplay is as fun as ever, you can now fly airplanes and you can have a dog sidekick. I was worried that the Far Cry series would begin to become stale, but it was still a genuinely great time and I’m also excited to see where they take the story. The E3 demo had me taking on a certain part of the religious cult before bombing some silos in an airplane. Obviously, I spent quite a bit of time fishing too. That’s definitely my favourite thing about the Far Cry franchise. The ability to waste hours getting lost in the world.
Far Cry 5 will release on PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 27, 2018.I’m pretty sure this is going to be on every best of E3 list and it’s more than deserving. Going off the insane E3 trailer, I wasn’t sure what to expect walking up to the Nintendo Switch demo unit, but I walked away feeling excited about getting my hands on the full version. It’s been a long, long time since we had a 3D sandbox Mario game and Super Mario Odyssey looks to take it further than I ever could have imagined. You can become so many different things in the game and it appears that there will be more moons (instead of stars) to collect than ever before, which is set to keep us going for ages. I played through two specific levels (New Donk City and the Sand Kingdom) which were both very different. I had the task of rounding up musicians that were hidden all over the place in New Donk City, which has me intrigued to see what other kind of missions you’ll be undertaking in the game. Mario also has his signature move set (yes, even the triple jump).