E3 IS COMING, and besides anything else, it really is all about the games. There's hundreds of them on the way, of course, but here's The INQUIRER's top pick of titles we think are worth your time and focus when the publishers start flapping their sales beaks in mid-June.
7. Battlefield 1
Activision has been pushing Call of Duty further and further into a derivative, futuristic sci-fi setting, but a committee of marketers at EA clearly had the bright idea of going the other way entirely.
But against our better judgement, if the tone of the finished product is suitable (by the way, a dubstep remix of The White Stripes' Seven Nation Army in the trailer is not that), it might just tempt us back.
The true horrors and weird technological situation of a war fought with swords and massive artillery cannons is still rarely explored territory in games, and we'd like Battlefield 1 to change all that.
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