MOST ANTICIPATED GAMES OF 2018
We take a look back at the best gaming moments of 2017.
2017 was an amazing year in video games. We had amazing titles like Super Mario Oddessy, Horizon Zero Dawn, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Persona 5, the list goes on. As we fondly say goodbye to the past, we are already looking towards the gaming goodness the future has in store for us. Join us as we take a look at our picks for our most anticipated games of 2018.
My list is going to be a bit different this time around. We all know that there will be plenty of AAA titles that will dominate the charts but I'm going to be focusing less on AAA titles and more on games that will offer something unique. So with that being said let's take a look at my picks:
Far Cry 5
There are a couple of reasons why I'm deciding to put the is game on the list. This game can easily be the most controversial of 2018 because of the sesitive story material. In a first for the series, Far Cry 5 will take place in the United States. The story revolves around a Christian fantatical cult calling themselves Eden's Gate which go around terrorizing the citizens of Hope County.
The game will surely provide more of the same but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I'm interested to see how they tackle the topic of religion, especially the topic of Christianity. Expect us to follow this game closely as the release date is only a couple of months away.
Monster Hunter World
The Monster Hunter Series has always had a bit of difficulty gaining mainstream appeal in the West. That doesn't mean that it doesn't have a a hardcore following here in the states. Monster Hunter World has a great opportunity to get the casual player invested in the new world.
We recently went hands-on with the beta and had nothing but great things to say, you can check out our impressions here. Offering a vast array of weapons, gear and hunts, Monter Hunter World is the next great installment in an already stellar franchise. Monster Hunter World might be game that catapult the franchise in the West.
This game would have been higher on the list for the sole fact that I am a huge Dragonball Z fan. I would go as far as saying I enjoyed the GT seriez (let the judgement begin). We are extremly excited for Dragonball FighterZ and hfrom what the trailers show us, this game is going to be over the top.
Developed by Arc System Works, this Japanese developer is no stranger to the hardcore fighting genre. Creating games like Guilty Gear and Blaze Blue, we know that the developer will provide us with a solid fighting game. The game looks like it's straight out of the television series. Expect us to have a full hands-on impression when the beta goes live.
Red Dead Redemption 2
I really wished they had re-mastered the first Red Dead Redemption because it was such an amazing game. It would be an understatement to day that this is the one game that everyone is waiting for. Rockstar Games always manages to make a new release a big deal and this game will be no different. The single player component will deliver no doubt but we're interested to see what the online component will offer.
Set as a prequel, It follows the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the Dutch van der Linde gang. We already know what happens to Morgan and Dutch from the events of the original but that doesn't mean we don't want to know how it began. Expect to hear more in the upcoming weeks to its release.
Definately one of the top games on my list. Dreams is created by Media Molecule which gave us gems like the Little Big Planet Series and the criminally underrated Teraway Unfolded. Utilizing the power of the PS4, Dreams looks like it could change the way we play games and distribute content. Not much has been given to us in regards of story but the fact that the developers are using the same tools to develop the game as the player speaks volume.
Death Stranding....come on we know it will be delayed.
Last of Us 2
I have had my eye on code vein since it I saw the first trailer, and it was described as a demon souls type of game. In my view there is nothing better then in a very difficult game when the player finally discovers how to conquer a boss. Code vein mixes it up a little bit since the game has a more of a anime style of sensibility. But it seems code vein is keeping the dark RPG style of game play and mood like Bloodborne.
Far Cry 5
I need to admit the Far Cry franchise has not really interested me for whatever reason. The only Far Cry I have played was blood dragon and I did like that. Far Cry 5 interests me because of the setting and the story they are trying to tell. In the United states I feel this story is very timely discussing cults and racial issues. We will see if the serious tone will be good for this franchise.
Detroit: Become Human
Director David Cage has a spotty record but the story of androids seeking to be individuals intrigues me. I am a fan of these types of games as well such as Heavy Rain and the telltale series of games. I am hoping the technology of current generation can help with the graphics and not make some characters look like literal androids. But if the demos at E3 are accurate we are on the right track.
A Way Out
We have seen co-op before, but not to this extent. From a storytelling and presentation standpoint A Way Out takes things to another level. Using split screen to influence your friends game is one of those “of course” ideas. To play the entire game co-op should be an interesting experiment. If I have no on around how will the AI act? Hopefully EA lets enough alone and lets the game be. A Way Out definitely has the chance to change things for the co-op genre.
God Of War
The God Of War franchise has been one of my all time favorite franchises of any system. But I admit once I got around to playing Ascension the series was showing its age. The newer title looks to slow things down with a more methodical approach to combat. God Of War also looks to focus on narrative, and the inclusion of Norse mythology is for sure a different take. This new, different view on the series and Kratos might be the shot in the arm it needs.
Let us know which games you are looking forward to in 2018