EA delivered quite a lot this year in terms of sequels, new content and teasers for upcoming games (check out page for more detail). But one of their greatest successes of last year was Battlefield 1. The game took the World War 1 setting and recreated a historical shooter in an amazing engine.
And this year we will be getting more content. In the DLC, In the Name of the Tsar.
EA kicks off this years E3 and a surprise for me was to see a new title in production. A Way Out, from the writers of Brother: A Tale of Two Sons are bringing a whole new story and proposal to video game market.
Split-screen, which has only featured on local multiplayer games is a massive part of A Way Out. Where players control two inmates in a prison figuring out a way to break out. There are multiple choices and paths to take within the game as well as the discovery of the characters, which looks to have deep background story for each of the characters. Players can play split-screen online or local co-op with a friend. It's an ambitious design choice. But the game looks graphically impressive from the trailers. So let's hope it pays off. The reveal and game-play trailer are below.
Rime was one of those games that I wasn't sure how I would receive. I've always had a hit or miss experience with puzzle genre games but Rime is ambitious in its delivery of both its narrative, and its presentation.
Beautiful, dark, moving and refreshing. Rime is an example of what games can deliver.