by Jessica Ham
E3 is two months away, and the energy in the gaming world is electric. The anticipation for what will be announced at E3 is huge. In comparison to that excitement, the video game releases for April is on a much smaller scale.
My Time at Portia was released for PS4, Xbox One, and Switch on April 16. Portia is reminiscent of games like Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley, which have the player create a house, farm, and connect and sell to the town’s folk. This game, however, feels more mystical than the previous games mentioned. It was released for the PC months ago, and everyone was anticipating the release on console. It did not disappoint.
World War Z was released on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on April 16. Taking place in the world of the book and movie, it is almost a carbon copy of a popular zombie game series Left 4 Dead. Though unlike Left 4 Dead, the zombies climb on top of each other and become an almost unstoppable tower of zombies. Critics praise the fun gameplay but criticize its unoriginality.
A DLC for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey called The Fate of Atlantis Episode 1: Fields of Elysium was released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on April 23. The DLC and the DLCs to come will feature two new story arcs that connect to the story of the main campaign.
Days Gone was released on PS4 April 26. Days Gone is an open world zombie survival game. Reviews have been shaky so far, but I am excited to see what becomes of this game. Zombie games are a personal favorite of mine.
In non-game release related news, famous video game voice actors Troy Baker and Nolan North have announced that on their show Retro Replay, along with lets player Jacksepticeye, they would be playing through the Uncharted games. Nolan North played the main character of these games and Troy Baker played his character’s brother.
Zombies were a popular theme in gaming this month. The zombie trend had died, but it is making its way back up on the ladder. Soon, it will be time for E3, and I cannot wait to see what news that event brings.
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