Team Picks: Most Anticipated Games Of June

Team Picks is our monthly feature where members of the team get together to tell you about their most anticipated games of the upcoming month.
JunePicks-James Murdered: Soul Suspect – This one was a pretty easy one though I fear it’s for all the wrong reasons. First of all, there’s little to nothing else that really interests me in June. Second of all, the game reminds me a lot of Ghost Trick, a DS title that had a similar premise, but the creative officer at Airtight Games insists that they play completely different.

I’m just looking for something to play that isn’t victim to a diluted focus between single player and multiplayer. Single player only experiences like Wolfenstein: The New Order have given me so much fun lately, so I’m excited to dip my toes into Murdered for a similar reason. I hope it’s as well focused as I’m expecting it to be.

While I am a little bit sceptical of Airtight Games’ output – games with great premises but flawed execution – I feel like Murdered will still deliver. The setting of Salem is unique, the characters look interesting and I’m just really keen to see how the concept of the game plays out. As a disclaimer, I’m going in completely blind on this one, so there’s little to nothing that I actually know about it beyond it’s simple premise.

Valiant Hearts – As a staunch advocate for games with rich and meaningful stories, Valiant Hearts: The Great War appeals to me in a profound way.

With the promise of interlocking stories of survival, friendship and sacrifice during a dire time in our human history, I’m expecting some great things from the team at Ubisoft Montpellier. It’s inspired by letters written during the war, so even though the game’s characters are a work of fiction, knowing that it’s based on something tangible is sure to be moving.

Plus, the title is going to make great use of UbiArt Framework, with early footage of The Great War looking exceptional

Murdered: Soul Suspect – Coming off a relatively strong demo event, Murdered looks like it’ll either be a fantastic execution of new mechanics or a complete mess of a game. Either way, I guarantee this game will be reaching cult status. Definitely one worth keeping an eye on.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare – So, I’ve watched quite a few let’s play videos on Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and it really just looks like a fun game to play among friends. I was quite sad that it wasn’t available on PC right off the bat, but now that it will be, I’ll be getting it for sure. It really just looks like a fun and relaxing game, just to have a laugh and a good time.

UFC – Two words, Bruce Lee in essence one of the founding fathers of the sport finally comes to the game. As a huge fan of him as a martial artist and his philosophies I cannot wait to get my hands on this game.

Murdered: Soul Suspect – This is one of my most anticipated games for the year. Who doesn’t want to play as a ghost trying to discover who killed them?! The setting of Salem, Massachusetts should also make a few gamers ears prick up with excitement. But really, a new IP that is trying to do something different, everyone should be excited about that.

Wildstar – Wildstar looks awesome, I haven’t played an MMO for almost ten years and I think I might dip my toes in again.

Wildstar – Wildstar was not something I was always looking forward too, I was actually skeptical about it for a long time. MMOs that boasted they will “redefine MMORPG combat” has come and gone, and a feeling of fatigue settled with me and these “action MMOs” especially after The Elder Scrolls Online. The recent open beta though has gotten me excited though, I’m not sure why. It might be because it’s pretty intuitive, it doesn’t try to reinvent the genre itself so much to a point where I feel overwhelmed. It might be the aesthetic, I love me some good space western themes. Or maybe since I’ve gotten myself hooked on World of Warcraft recently, that I have an optimistic outlook on MMOs again? All I know for certain is that Wildstar’s open beta was fun enough for me to justify a pre-order. Maybe it will be my next MMO of choice.

JunePicks-Shannon Murdered: Soul Suspect – After checking the game out a few months ago, I’m super excited to see how this one shapes up. It seemed to try to do a lot of things differently and have quite an interesting story. It’ll just depend on how well the developers have executed the new gameplay mechanics and how the pacing is.

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark – I played the previous Transformers game, Fall of Cybertron, and felt rather fulfilled and satisfied with the experience and I’m thoroughly looking forward to the play through with this one.