Gamescom 2020 may have just given me more reason to spend my cash on games…yay.

The annual largest gaming event, Gamescom, was cancelled this year due to the pandemic COVID-19. However, that hasn’t stopped the coordinators from bringing the presentation straight to the people. As people would say, ‘The Show Must Go On!’. 

Gamescom 2020 officially kicked off as a live stream from August 27 to August 30 during the weekend and since has been concluded. From new game reveals to closer looks at upcoming games, there was something for everyone to enjoy during the event. For those who missed out their chance of watching the event, will be able to rewatch it here

Gamescom 2020: Favorite Picks.

Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part 1

First up, id Software’s Doom Eternal’s first story expansion. During the Gamescom 2020, the official trailer had revealed an extended look into the game and what to expect. As I watched the trailer, I was glad to see that the expansion wasn’t just a money grab. 

It had a lot to offer, from new maps to new enemy encounters, but my excitement died when I got to the end of the trailer. TWO MARAUDERS! Are you kidding me, id Software?! I barely managed to handle one in the first game, and every encounter was another rage moment for the books!

All rage aside, I can’t wait to get my hands on this and the best part? It’s only part one of more to come! RIP & TEAR!

Star Wars: Squadrons

Star Wars: Squadrons initially didn’t impress me before this. I’ve seen the trailers for its gameplay before, and it sure looked beautiful, however, unlike Sal I wasn’t keen with the concept of just flying and destroying. 

I needed more than that, and this trailer during the Gamescom 2020 might have just provided it since the story of games is what usually lures me in. Seeing characters like Hera from Rebels TV show and Admiral Solane from the Star Wars comics, getting their recognition in the game makes me want to play and see how far the developers will take it. Hopefully, these characters will play a larger role in the story instead of just being cameos.

Then again, this is EA after all. So, fingers crossed.

Dragon Age

Of all of the reveals and information during the Gamescom 2020, this was the one that hit home. The last teaser we got from the developers was in 2018, and even though it wasn’t much, it blew our minds! Since then everyone’s anxiously waiting for more news and praying that it won’t turn out to be a multiplayer based game.

This reveal, despite not being the trailer we wanted, it certainly was the trailer we needed. Everything in the trailer looked amazing, and it just brought a smile to my face. From showcasing new concept characters to witnessing how dedicated the team was, the reveal was quite insightful.

The only bummer is that the game is still in early production, so I don’t think we’ll be seeing it next year.

Time to save up!

These were only just a few games from Gamescom 2020, and there was so much more! One thing is for sure; I’m going to have to start saving up for these games before they arrive!

Ibrahim's a hardcore gamer and Star Wars fan. He's obsessed with Obi-Wan Kenobi, even claiming that he's a descendant of the fictional Jedi Master. Other than that delusion, Ibrahim's pretty down to earth, collecting figures and buying games he'll never finish.