Top 5 Blockbusters to see at EGX

Only a few more days till EGX and, having looked at the Leftfield collection and run through a Top 5 Indie and 5 more indie games you should see, it’s time for the big boys. With huge amounts of money, resources and advertising being pumped out the wazoo into these titles, the expectations of what they produce is that much higher. What could be seen as an incredible success for an indie developer is a massive failure for the more established company and may even end in the developer declaring bankruptcy. So why take the risk? With gaming now being a multi-billion dollar market, the rewards for creating a commercially successful game can be astronomical.

Here’s my list of the top 5 Blockbusters to see at EGX

1. Sonic Mania
I am an unadulterated retro-gaming fan-boy. My veins are filled with the classics of the past and the words ‘SNES’ and ‘Mega Drive’ send shivers down my spine. So when a 2D side-scrolling platform game, emulating the original Sega Mega Drive, Sonic game was announced, I was as happy as Dr. Robotnic’s scrap metal merchant. After many years of watching developers slowly torture a blue hedgehog with ADHD, this polished homage to Sega’s iconic franchise may finally be the Sonic game we’ve all been waiting for.
Find out more at http://www.sonicthehedgehog.com/en/game-info/sonicmania/collectors/

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Watch the trailer here

2.Final Fantasy XV
Everyone remembers their first Final Fantasy. Mine was Final Fantasy VII; the hours I put into Chocobo farming and desperately trying to find a way to bring Aeris *spoiler* back from the dead are happy memories. And though I hadn’t seen the sun for days, I still see it as time well spent. So you can understand my excitement for Final Fantasy XV, the only game on my list I’ll need to book time off for. The idea of being able to write, review or stream anything while this game is out is ridiculous.
Find out more at http://www.finalfantasyxv.com/en

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Watch the trailer here

3. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
For most people my age, Final Fantasy VII was the game that got you into JRPG’s, but Kingdom Hearts cemented that love for the genre and made Disney cool again. Though you may be hesitant at first about a Disney / Square Enix cross over, Kingdom Hearts provides a phenomenal JRPG, with epic story-telling, a fantastic fighting system and iconic characters from both the Disney and Final Fantasy franchises.
Find out more at https://www.kingdomhearts.com/2_8/us/

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Watch the trailer here

4. Playstation VR
Anyone who’s read Ready Player One by Earnest Cline is well aware of what the future holds and has already started brushing up on their 80’s pop culture. Anyone who hasn’t read Ready Player One, good luck in the stacks. For a while Virtual Reality was like Hover boards: a happy little dream, something that was possible but so bloody expensive we’d never have them in the home. Well thanks to advances in technology and the reasonably low cost for production, this is a dream that will come true and I for one, can’t wait to start living in a virtual world #Madonnasnextsingle
Find out more at https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/explore/playstation-vr/

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Watch the trailer here

5. Titanfall 2
Having played this awesome First-person-shooter on the Xbox One since launch, it’s now time to let the rest of the world get ready for Titanfall! Respawn’s first outing was the best FPS shooter I had played on a Next Gen console. Unfortunately, due to an exclusivity deal and the fact the game felt rushed to be ready for the launch of Microsoft’s XboxOne , the game was unfinished and had a relatively small player base. However, a few patches later, and some of the best multiplayer maps I’ve ever had the joy to play, Titanfall became the beast we had all been promised it would be.
Now, with a single player campaign, a larger array of Titans, a more complete multiplayer and launching on multiple platforms, Titanfall 2 is poised to be the complete FPS experience.
Find out more at http://www.titanfall.com/en_us/

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