TotL – Best Video Game Trailers from Last Week
Last week saw two big video game events as both the 2017 Game Awards and the PlayStation Experience (PSX) community show were held, and they had trailers. I mean, there were a shit ton of trailers! Now, I don’t really play that many video games; I’m more of a comic book guy. I do enjoy playing vicariously through my kids as I spectate quite often, but I love watching the trailers. So, for this week’s Top o’ the Lot weekly list – or ToTL (pronounced TOTAL) – I’m combing through way too many trailers for video games I have absolutely no intention of ever playing, and picking out my favorites. In a perfect world I’d actually have the time and the skill to give these a go, but until then I’ll watch my 11 year old pwn people 3 times his age and waste time watching the trailers. So, without further ado, as I run down the Best Video Game Trailers from Last Week.
Fortnite Battle Royale – 50 vs 50
Like I said, I’m more a video game voyeur than a video game player, and my son’s current go-to shoot ’em up is a game called Fortnite. The 100 player free-for-all Battle Royale mode is truly great, and my 11 year old kid typically makes top 5 and a dozen kills every game, so when they added a 50 vs 50 mode I couldn’t wait to see it in action. it plays like an old-school game of neighborhood Cops & Robbers with a building contractors license. It’s truly fun, but it’s only for a limited time, which truly blows.
In the Valley of Gods
Firewatch was a weird game where you roamed the woods looking for forest fires, but that only scrapes the surface. The same developers are releasing a very cool looking game that has you wandering the ancient catacombs of Egypt on what looks to be a tomb raiding adventure (don’t call it that).
Soul Calibur VI
The fighting game genre is so full of wildly popular games right now due to the tournament scene, and it looks like next year’s EVO and other big comps may have a new addition. I’ve always been a fan of Soul Calibur, and although this trailer doesn’t give us a whole lot, it’s enough to get me excited…from a spectator’s point-of-view, of course.
WTF did I just see?! Is that a baby??
A Way Out
Co-op games are all the rage (see below) as long as they are online, but A Way Out looks to be a co-op on-the-couch game, and I couldn’t be happier. Yes, I usually just like to watch, but this is a team-up game I can get behind. I can’t wait to argue with my young child about how were going to rob convenience stores and escape prison.
The first of several games that have as their main appeal an online multiplayer co-op feature that is hard to not get excited about. The Forest puts a handful of people on a team who get stranded on a deserted island and have to build, hunt, fish, explore, and kill evil things all working together. This may be my favorite of the bunch due to the replay factor, but with so many games like this dropping it’s going to be hard to choose the best.
More co-op fun, but this time it’s a 4-player horror/survival game. Yup, it’s Resident Evil with 3 buddies, and who can’t love that? This trailer really shows off the co-op, as well as just how important it is to keep your pals alive.
Sea of Thieves
Yes, another co-op game, but in this one you get to be pirates! Sea of Thieves was announced some time ago, but now we got a release date and a brand new trailer that highlights just about every cool aspect of this game. I’m a bit worried things may become repetitive, but a couple of dozen hours of this sort of pirate fun may be worth the price of admission.
I don’t really know a lot about Dreams, but it looks like some great art design, diverse mini-games, and a whole lot of fun. There’s supposedly a building aspect, a gaming aspect, a lot of customization, and even a social element. This game is under the radar, but it could be one of the best of the year.
The VR stuff doesn’t really grab me yet, but it’s getting better all the time, and this offering looks like it’s going to bring some quality storytelling to the medium. Music, great graphics, immersive music, and a story with some heart and emotion makes this one of the only VR games even close to being on my radar.
A game with an important history and culture driving everything from the artwork to the narrative, Mulaka honorably borrows from Native American lore to create a unique and beautiful game. Check out the Geek Savz Podcast for more on this amazing game.
A new game borrowing from the old-school is not a new thing, but Moonlighter gives me that NES/SNES Zelda feel, and I can’t wait to get my hand on this game.
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