This year was a fantastic showing at E3, and we were very privileged to check out a variety of games. This year also marked something new for GotGame, as we brought awards to E3 for the very first time. Since it was our first year, we decided to keep things simple. Instead of doing different categories, we simply stuck to one. “Best of E3 2019” isn’t something we took lightly, but we think we handled it fairly well.
We had ten nominations to hand out, but only one winner to prevail. That being said, each game that earned a nomination was still a standout of the show. That isn’t to say that there weren’t other games that deserved it, but it was a tough decision to come up with a final list. We haven’t had a chance to write our previews for all of these games, but we will have one up for each in the coming days. For now, here are our nominations!
It was a tough choice, and there were definitely plenty of other games considered, including Marvel’s Avengers and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Some of the factors involved were based on what was brought to the table. Did the games innovate in any way? Did they do anything impressive? Were they playable? All of these factors and more were among the criteria for choosing a “best of” list. Before we reveal the winner, we have a couple runner-ups.
We loved both presentations for Dying Light 2 and Cyberpunk 2077, both titles impressing us in multiple ways. With Cyberpunk 2077’s incredibly detailed world with no load times, and the many different ways to play the game, it was a clear high point of the show. On the other hand, Dying Light 2 was another fantastic display, giving a lot of great new traversal options and a new progression system based on choice. As said, both were impressive, ending up tying for runner-up, but what held them back was that they unfortunately weren’t playable at the show. That being said, one long awaited game was playable, and that one ended up being our winner.
Final Fantasy VII Remake has been in development for quite some time, but playing it on the show floor this year shows it was in fact a reality. The combat was a great balance of the original game with modern Final Fantasy gameplay. We couldn’t find one thing to complain about with the game during our demo. However you might feel about the way the game is being released, it’s still an impressive title. More than a remake, acting more like a reimagining, much like Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 from earlier this year. That being said, congratulations Square Enix, Final Fantasy VII Remake is our winner for “Best of E3 2019”!
Next year, we will likely go deeper with these awards and we might even add a “Reader’s Choice” option. What do you think of our decision? Anything you think we didn’t consider? Any of these fantastic games on your radar? Let us know in the comments below.