I’ve decided to bring back the Awesomely Underrated, but this time the rules are slightly different. This time I want to talk about games that caught my eye from all the E3 coverage that may not have received the attention they deserved. Since I haven’t played and thus have not completed any of these games, this is based completely on impressions I’ve read from this site along with others.
Without further ado, here are my picks of neat games that need more love, and thus are some of my picks from E3:
Avalon Code (DS)
I first read about this game in Gamasutra and thought the idea was brilliant: play as a gamer trying to compete eight retro style video games. The games themselves are modeled after existing titles like Galaga and Dragon Quest. I’m sure most people born 1990 won’t be able to appreciate a game like this, but this is a retro fan’s wet dream. I also feel like the video game industry hasn’t tapped into the potential of parody enough, and it looks like this game could do it.
There you have it. These are some of the titles that look great to me, despite not being doted on by mainstream video game press. There are other games like Mega Man 9, Chrono Trigger DS and Mirror’s Edge that also caught my attention but have been getting pretty decent love from everyone else. Smaller titles have just as much creativity and deserve the same love as the bigger AAA titles.
What hidden gems did some of you see amidst the E3 coverage?