Picked by Jon Porter, UK Home Technology Writer
“I used to be solely ready for Insomniac’s Spider-Man to steal the present for me. Although the Batman Arkham sequence is usually cited because the sequence that confirmed us all how good superhero video games may very well be, I all the time had a delicate spot for the Treyarch-produced Spiderman 2 on the PS2. Away from the grim gothic world of Batman, Spiderman’s colourful forged of characters and web-slinging open-world freedom was all the time going to be manner up my road.
It would possibly nonetheless be an amazing recreation, however after Sony’s irritating determination to limit the sport’s displaying this yr to purely fingers off experiences, it’s robust to method the sport with something greater than cautious optimism.
With Spider-Man disallowed as a result of it wasn’t playable on the present, it appears unfair to present my private choose to Metroid Prime four, whose sole look was a emblem that appeared slowly over the course of a 40 second trailer (a trailer hilariously still uploaded to Nintendo’s YouTube channel), however this was most likely the shock announcement that had me probably the most excited at this yr’s present.
All of this leads me to Sea of Thieves, a recreation that has intermittently been on my radar for a variety of months, however that I’d by no means paid shut consideration to till I acquired the possibility to play it for myself.
From the charming art-style, to the intensely co-operative gameplay, Sea of Thieves was the sport that had me most excited to revisit it when it’s launched. I can’t wait to get drunk on grog with my mates on-line, after which proceed to fireplace them out of canons within the obscure hope that they’ll make their manner onto an enemy’s ship.
Sea of Thieves was a delight, and it feels prefer it has the potential to be probably the most joyous and lighthearted on-line experiences when it’s finally within the fingers of players.”