It’s very easy to get lost in the hype surrounding the big AAA titles that take up the banners, flashy display screens, and massive booths that comprise E3 year after year, but in doing so, you may also overlook some of the gems that get the occasional mention here and there but may be whisked under the rug for the next round of Destiny hands-on articles, The Order: 1886 gameplay trailers, or Far Cry 4 developer interviews.
We want to take look at five games that, while they aren’t necessarily “under the radar”, per se, they definitely got left in the shadows of some of the monolithic giants also on display.
Today’s Daily Five is a look at five games to watch from E3 2014.
Though we have a while to wait for Abzu, this is the sort of game you don’t want to rush. Currently scheduled for a launch in 2016, Abzu is coming to us courtesy of Matt Nava, the art director behind the PS3 hit Journey, and his new studio Giant Squid. As their first game, Abzu looks to take players beneath the sea in what looks to be another visually stunning adventure.
In a world teeming with flora and fauna alike, the brief trailer shown at E3 (and above) also hints at the same sort of mysterious wonder that players were able to experience in Journey. The game has little information as of yet, but if the teaser is any indication, Abzu will use the same style of visual and auditory elements to encompass the player in a wholly unique, one-of-a-kind experience.
Abzu will be published by 505 Games and we should hopefully learn more by the end of the year.