4. Quadrilateral Cowboy
I’ve been quite vocal about Blendo Games’ 30 Flights of Loving. I should be, since it’s my personal game of 2012. So naturally, I’m absolutely foaming at the mouth for their next adventure. Quadrilateral Cowboy is self-described as a “Twentieth Century Cyberpunk” game, which means lots of hacking. While the story is still under wraps, the basic progression of the game will have you hacking into mainframes for your clients and extracting information. Hopefully Blendo’s masterful use of storytelling will rear its beautiful head in Quadrilateral Cowboy when it’s released sometime this year.
3. Watch Dogs
I still have a pretty meaty boner for this game, even though E3 2012 was seven months ago. Every concept brought forth in the one gameplay trailer we’ve seen so far is everything I could ever want in an open world game. Hacking? Check. What looks like true freedom to complete tasks? Check. Even a nifty co-op mode to keep it up to date with every other AAA game out there. This is the kind of game I’ve been dreaming of since I was a wee lad, and I can’t wait to tear into it this coming holiday season.
2. Half-Life 3
Call me crazy if you want to, but this is the year of Half-Life 3. I can just feel it in my bones. The stage is set, demand for information is at an all-time high, and how best to kick off the announcement of new consoles than with the bone chilling delivery of “Rise and shine, Mr. Freeman…?” I’m going all in on this one. Half-Life 3 at E3 2013, with a release date and same day release on Steam, next Xbox, and PlayStation 4. If it doesn’t happen, I will eat bugs on a livestream.
1. Octodad: Dadliest Catch
You play as an octopus who is also a father and have to conceal your true cephalopod nature from your ever suspecting human wife. If that doesn’t sound like the greatest game ever made, I don’t want to know you.
That’s my list, but what are you excited for? Let me know in the comments!
This is a personal list that’s representative of the editor’s tastes, not those of the entire staff. The ranking of multi-platform games will vary between the console-specific articles.