2016 was… not ideal. But there was plenty of good stuff to enjoy and maybe distract. Might as well celebrate them. So, top ten games, plus a few honourable mentions. Here we go:
No Man’s Sky, from the comparatively small team at Hello Games, is a game balancing on a tightrope. It is both indie and mainstream, confoundingly huge and yet incredibly personal. The game is straddling the lines of two of the biggest genres that exist in modern gaming, and not quite managing to exemplify either.
So what can we expect from the week starting August 8th? Time to find out.
No Man’s Sky, only a week away from its releases on PS4 and PC, has been undergoing a rash of news stories lately with the incredibly anticipated space exploration game having multiple copies leak before general release.
Uncharted 4 is the big draw here, alongside No Man’s Sky, both of which we will be hoping for release dates and new gameplay. Volume will probably make a new appearance, Mike Bithell is about the conference with a build. Bloodborne expansion should be coming up soon enough, hints here to take advantage of the games ridiculous sales. We may see Destiny stuff here, and the lack of Call of Duty stuff in Microsoft’s conference makes me suspect that exclusivity has switched sides. Morpheus maybe? Some sort of answer to Microsoft’s news in the last few weeks. We do have news that Fallout 4 is probably going to feature mods as well as the Xbone. In addition, Sony’s conference last year had serious pacing issues, hopefully this year will be slightly more apt.