After my mild disappointment of Electronic Arts’ press event, I waited in anticipation of Bethesda’s conference. In E3 2015, Bethesda surprised everyone by releasing Fallout Shelter on the spot and revealing a November release for Fallout 4. I remember how everyone went crazy when Todd Howard said “this game is coming to the App Store… tonight” and “We’re happy to say Fallout 4 is coming out November 10, this year”. A moment for the ages. So you can’t blame me for having high expectations from Bethesda this year as well. Of course, I didn’t expect a TES VI announcement for the end of the year but at least an enjoyable show. And Bethesda nailed it.
E3 kicked off a few days ago and I decided to write some articles to cover all the conferences and other interesting stuff that will be showcased there. Unfortunately, I’m not there to try out games with my own hands so I’ll be writing my impressions from the livestream. Today I’ll be talking about Electronic Arts and how they performed at their press event. This year EA moved outside of the E3 venue to host an event more accessible to fans, as opposed to E3 which is press-only access. I feel this is a good move as more publishers have been considering this approach. Is this the dead of E3 as we know it? Maybe, we’ll see. Here are the games that showed up: Titanfall 2, Madden NFL 17, Mass Effect: Andromeda, FIFA17, Fe, Star Wars games and Battlefield 1.
There are a lot of games that receive decent scores on Metacritic but don’t sell well, leading them to an early demise. Alpha Protocol, developed by Obsidian Entertainment in 2010, is one such game. An action RPG with stealth elements, the game follows the aftermath of a terrorist attack on an American airliner in the skies of Saudi Arabia. Al-Samad, a Middle-East terrorist organization, is responsible for the attack. Alpha Protocol, a clandestine US agency, is called to take care of the situation as the United States wish for it to be solved as swiftly as possible. Michael Thorton, a new recruit, is sent as field agent in Saudi Arabia in order to take out Al-Samad and its leaders. Don’t be fooled by its premise, the plot is well written and will surprise you multiple times.