Let me be honest here for a few seconds: I do not follow video games very closely. I know, I know! Every time I do get a chance to grab a few games and kick back with a little playtime, I’m blown away with the level of imagination and sheer entertainment value that most major titles boast. Even for someone who grew up as a strict Nintendo devotee, games like the Uncharted series, No Man’s Sky, and the continuing Final Fantasy series continue to support the convincing argument that video games, at their best, are art. And I’m not even bringing up indie wonders like Don’t Starve or Firewatch in this.
So, in watching the initial range of games that EA is releasing trailers for in anticipation of E3, which officially kicks off on June 13th, I was torn between being impressed by the look of the gameplay and the quality of design, and the knowledge that only one of these titles, at best, will make its way into the day-to-day schedule of my life. My interest in EA Sports titles has always been bottom of the barrel but Madden 18, with its newfangled story mode, looks genuinely engaging and fun to play. The same can be said for Battlefront 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the beloved Star Wars game, which looks to give die-hard fans of the series every reason to purchase a console and never stop playing this game.
You can check out the reveal/gameplay trailers for titles like Anthem, FIFA 18, Need for Speed: Payback, and the rest of the trailers shown at EA Play right below.