Episode 63 of our gaming podcast, The Gamer Pros Show (GPS), is now live! This week is all about pre-E3 announcements, which are leaking out like crazy. Later in the show, we are talking all about Dontnod’s Vampyr and whether or not it met our expectations.
We touched on it briefly on last week’s episode, but Bethesda have officially announced Fallout 76, which appears to be a new online survival game of some sort. More details will be revealed at E3, but it is set in Vault 76, which has been referenced in previous games, most prominently Fallout 3.
There’s big Pokemon news, as Nintendo just announced two new games: Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu! and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee! These games are set in the Kanto Region, like the original games, and are most heavily influenced by Pokemon Yellow. Featuring the original 151 Pokemon, players can expect this to be like an expanded console version of Pokemon Go, featuring “swiping” mechanics with the JoyCon. These games are exclusive to Nintendo Switch, but Nintendo have also promised a core next-gen traditional RPG in 2019 for Switch.
Sega have revealed Team Sonic Racing, which is focused more heavily on team-based car combat mechanics rather than actual racing. It’s coming to all platforms and could be a rebirth for the kart racer genre!
Like pretty much every other year, Assassin’s Creed has leaked once again, with a new game called Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Ubisoft have revealed that this is a direct sequel to Origins, set in ancient Greece. We don’t have many details besides that, but Ubisoft will have a big reveal at E3.
Finally, we discuss Destiny 2‘s newest expansion, Forsaken, and whether or not it’s great enough to bring us back to the game. It will feature a new raid, new supers, a new campaign, and more, but the fact that it takes us back to The Reef and the Prison of Elders has us a little worried. Hopefully, it is a stronger effort than Curse of Osiris or Warmind.
In our final segment, we discuss Dontnod’s Vampyr, which has been in development for quite some time, experiencing a number of delays. For me, this game really didn’t land, but Jordan has enjoyed his time with it thus far. It’s an interesting concept that is unfortunately weighed down by awful combat and a bland world.
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