As we enter the second half of 2016, it is a good time to reflect on the great games we’ve seen released already and look forward to upcoming new releases. Gamer’s have certainly been spoilt already this year with various franchise installments featuring ever evolving technology and gameplay.
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Many of the big franchise games such as Battlefield, God of War and The Legend of Zelda are bringing out new installments this year. Those three titles, in particular, look set to dominate rating charts if internet searches post E3 2016 are anything to go by. Nintendo has hinted at a new Mario game being premiered at the next E3, possibly with some changes to the big man himself! Well-known and well-loved titles are always a favorite, and the enduring popularity of some of the classics is no surprise. Join to relive some classic, old-school slots and see some of the inspiration for early arcade games.
Released in May, DOOM is the long-awaited fourth installment in its series. Having deviated into a more survival based story in Doom 3, the latest game underwent numerous rewrites while still in production. Finally previewed at last years’ E3 exhibition, DOOM received high praise from industry experts. Consumers have echoed this positive feedback, and the game looks set to be one of the year’s highlights. It’s a first-person shooter game in the truest sense; the entire game is from a first person perspective. Players take on the role of a marine based on futuristic Mars, who must battle against demonic forces from Hell. The single player campaign is particularly useful and includes character upgrades and executing enemies in ‘glory kills’.
Also released in May, Overwatch is the latest offering from renowned games studio, Blizzard. The story is that in a global crisis, an international team of superheroes bands together to restore peace to their world. It’s a team-based shooter with a range of 21 superheroes for you to play as. From a Cyborg Ninja to a Genetically Engineered Gorilla, the choice of characters is impressive. They each have their set of skills and interactive features which you must learn to maximize gameplay.
With big names such as Call of Duty and Destiny still to launch their latest games, 2016 looks set to continue its run of gaming successes.