PS Nation’s Best of E3 2014

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Now with E3 over and the dust finally starting to settle, we can now take a look back and think more about what transpired over the last week. From the game reveals, to major announcements, to fantastic surprises; E3 held a lot of news for the gaming world and it will shape the next year or so of what is in store for us. So, with all the things that were announced, what were the favorites for the staff here at PSNation.com? Check out some of our staff’s best moments.


Rey – Without a doubt, No Man’s Sky was my favorite thing about the show.  I really expected this game to be PC only, or Xbox One (Since Microsoft offered aid to the developer after the flood).  To hear that it was debuting on PS4 was a great surprise.

If I can step away from PlayStation, I would have to say that Zelda looked amazing, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.  Similarly, Dragon Age looks like it’s going back to what made the original great, and it looks phenomenal.


Andy – The big one for me was Final Fantasy Type-0. I was surprised (and maybe a little disappointed) that the port is for PS4 instead of Vita but they’ve sat on this game for so long that I’m just happy to finally get it.

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No Man’s Sky was looking great as well; that one is definitely (still) on my radar. It got leaked slightly before E3 but because I love rhythm games I am also excited for the localization of Senran Kagura Bon Appetite. Outside of PlayStation stuff, Sunset Overdrive looks great. If I even end up getting an Xbox One, Sunset Overdrive will probably be a game I’ll pick up for it.


Damon – The two biggest things that I am excited about from E3 is the return of Grim Fandango and the cops vs robbers direction of Battlefield and Rainbow Six.  I have waited for an updated Grim Fandango and am super excited that it is coming back.  Hopefully this will also lead to Full Throttle also being re-released. Grim was one of the gems that LucasArts and Tim Schafer game up with in the late 90s, and it is great to have a new generation of gamers exposed to their magic.

I also like the shift from military shooters in two major franchises.  As a big fan of the PayDay series I can’t wait for these to come out.  It also reminds me of some modes of Left 4 Dead and SOCOM which is not a bad thing.


Keith – I am really thrilled with the retooling of Grim Fandango. I always wanted to play it but I never owned the right platform. Its art style and humor are very appealing! Additionally No Man’s Sky looks absolutely brilliant. I can’t wait to get my mitts on it!

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Jason – My Best of E3 has to be Bloodborne.  I knew there were rumors about Project Beast, but I really didn’t get too excited about it (probably because I’m sitting on Dark Souls II now and have barely started it).  I’m really hoping that it gets the Demon’s Souls vibe back (which is my favorite of the “Souls” series so far because of its atmosphere and the story).

A kind of ironic thing is that my biggest, most hoped for games at E3, I haven’t watched a single trailer for them:  Tales of Xillia 2 and Tales of Hearts R.  I’m an enormous Tales Series fan, and I’ve got the super expensive Limited Editions pre-ordered, but I’m on a complete media blackout for these titles.  I’m also almost equally excited for the XSeed games, Akiba’s Trip and the two Senran Kagura games.  I’m ecstatic that they’re making it over, and I really hope these games sell like mad so we continue to get localizations.  Also, hat-tip to Xenoblade Chronicles X, I’ll be buying a Wii U by next year for that game.


Chazz – No Man’s Sky grew from just another indie game to what seems like a big budget must play title and is now one of my favorites of E3, I’ve already mentioned to Sony and Hello Games how it’s perfect for Project Morpheus. The Uncharted in-engine trailer was brilliant and I can’t wait to see more of that. Having played Destiny and Battlefield: Hardline I have moved them up my most wanted list next to The Order: 1886.

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Crackdown peaked my interest for the Xbox One but I’ll still wait to get one of those. After seeing all the first-party games from Nintendo for the Wii U I decided to take the plunge and grab one; partly because it seems they haven’t given up on it yet and it’ll shut the wife up as that’s all I’ve heard about since Mario Kart 8 came out.

I’m excited for what Sony haven’t shown us yet, I expecting a few big surprises at Gamescom and the Tokyo Game Show. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Crash Bandicoot and The Last Guardian, just so everyone will shut up about it.


Kyle – Overall, I’d have to say that this year’s E3 was a giant success. There were a ton of game announcements that are sure to make a giant hole in my wallet over the next 6 months to a year. Games like The Order: 1886, Destiny, Rainbow Six: Siege, Mirror’s EdgeThe Witcher 3 and so many more completely wowed me in almost every way.

Of course, I’ll bring up No Man’s Sky as one of my favorites. Before this year’s E3 I had heard of the game but honestly didn’t care too much for it. The Sony’s press conference happened, and No Man’s Sky jumped to one of my most anticipated titles of the next…however long it takes for it to come out.

Yet, for all the great games shown at this year’s show, none have come close to Dragon Age: Inquisition. Ever since I first watched a trailer showing what the game looked like I was blown away. LOOK AT ALL THAT DETAIL! It is fantastic. From the instant I saw Dragon Age: Inquisition, I finally felt like we had entered into a new generation of hardware. Dragon Age: Inquisition will be my personal Gears of War for this generation.


Emrah – What I was looking forward to most going into E3 2014 was some surprise announcements for Triple A games exclusive to the new gen and it came in the form of Dead Island 2 and Bloodborne.  I was also excited to see some brand new gameplay demos for the blockbuster hits that we already knew about like Metal Gear Solid V, Mortal Kombat X, Batman: Arkham Knight, The Witcher 3, and The Order: 1886.

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Overall, I am pleased that 2014 and 2015 are shaping up into two great years to be a gamer.  The Big 3 (Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft) all showcased impressive booths with no shortage of games and experiences that covered the entire spectrum of genres and production values.  Here’s to the realization of the incredible content we all saw.


So now that you know some of our favorite things from E3 2014, what are yours? Vote in the poll below and let us know in the comments below.

Written by Kyle Jessee

Kyle Jessee

Your lone Kentucky writer on staff. Loves the Big Blue Nation, rock music, and Resistance 2 (the best in the series).

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  • ChazzH69

    A lot of love for No Man’s Sky! Will be interesting to see how this poll turns out in a few days.

  • IceSamurai Dono

    I wonder what the “Other” titles are. Mine is Disney Infinity 2.0

  • Jacek Nockowski

    Mine is Axiom Verge

  • Graf Ulrich 88

    I voted for No Man’s Sky. I’m also looking forward to Destiny, Drifter, Ironclad Tactics, FIFA 15, Sniper Elite 3, Driveclub, The Order: 1886, Bloodborne, Rainbow Six: Siege, The Division, and Shadow of Mordor.
    Cheers!!!
    Graf