My Most Anticipated 2018 Games!

2017 has come and gone and left us with a library of amazing games and that seems to kinda pale in comparison to what might come in 2018, one of the things I am very happy about regarding today’s gaming industry climate is companies usually announce a game with six months to its release date so the list below is games that I know they are coming in 2018 but I am guessing many many more will especially with Nintendo first party games which we don’t know much about for 2018, so these are the games that I am very exited for in 2018:

Monster Hunter World (PS4)
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Aint no secret but Monster Hunter is in my top 5 series and any new titles in this series will have me very excited, Monster Hunter World seems to be a dream come true for Monster Hunter fan with amazing gameplay, perfect controlls which were always the problem for the series before and an amazing online play, I already bought my copy and I am gonna take January 26th and 27th off and play till I am physically incapable of playing.

Dragon Quest XI (Nintendo Switch)
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I came in late to the Dragon Quest series and I only played 4,5,6 and 9 so far. but never the less I really like the series and the XI seems to be amazing, the best part it is coming to Nintendo Switch so I can play it like I usually enjoy JRPGs which is on handhelds.

Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)
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Do you know who can’t do wrong? Rockstar, they have been the pioneers of open world games since the early 2000s and they keep making better games, RDR2 seems like the evolution of their brand and I am very excited to sink my teeth into it, especially with the Red Dead Online which I think it will have a lot of fun modes in it like a Battle Royale mode.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Nintendo Switch)
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I played VC2 and 3 for over a hundred hours and I loved it so much, after the disappointing spinoff Revolution I am so glad Sega decided to go back to what makes the series great, I will pick up the Switch version so I might have to wait a few more months but as soon as I get it I will be leading my army to total domination!

Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PS4)
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A Realistic RPG that looks like Elder Scrolls, one thing I am worried about is the game might not run that well due to the small team behind it but if it does I will be very happy with a deep exploration game and having big battles, I am not 100% sure about this game’s quality but I am excited and I look forward to it.

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS)
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Late during Nintendo DS’s life cycle Atlus released Radiant Historia on the console and it was a very very unique and interesting RPG with a very good story and mechanics, it was sad that this game didn’t read a large audience so they decided to do it again by re-releasing it late on Nintendo 3DS, either way, I am excited to play it again.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (3DS)
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There is no reason that I love Shin Megami Tensei series and it all begun with Strange Journey on DS, I played this game for nearly a 100 hours and I really loved it, after this I begun playing Persona series and other SMT games so when Atlus announced remaking it for 3DS I was instantly on board, very excited to good Deep again!

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Nintendo Switch)
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Castlevania might have died with Iga’s departure from Konami but the fact that he wants to return to the genre is very exciting, this game was a huge success on Kickstarter and it had a lot of good impressions from the media very much looking forward to it.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PS4)
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I didn’t play the first Ni No Kuni so I am looking forward to jump into the series with the sequel, the game looks beautiful and fun, I might wait till the summer to play it but when I do I will sink my teeth into it.

Far Cry 5 (PS4)
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Far Cry games are one of the best Stealth shooters available, they always put you in a strange and weird land going against a scary villain and Far Cry 5 is Ubisoft capitalizing on that concept again, set in USA Montana the game have you going against a religious cult with lots of guns and explosions, Day 1.

Days Gone (PS4)
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I can’t stress this enough but I love Sony first party games, well most of them anyway, Days Gone looks like an open world game with actual ideas that could push the genre forward like the herds of the zombies having their own AI and acting on their own which leaves you to think on your feet about how to approach them, excited for this title but I don’t know if it is coming in 2018 or not.

Bayonetta 1+2 (Nintendo Switch)
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Bayonetta 1 and its highly acclaimed sequel are considered one of the best hack and slash games ever created and I never got a chance to play either of them sadly, I already preordered my copy and February can’t be here sooner!

Dauntless (PC/PS4)
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Dauntless is a game that I expected to show up sooner, it is a Monster Hunter clone with its own interesting mechanics but what makes it really different is the game is free to play from a western developer, which makes it the first major Monster Hunter clone from the west and I am all for that.

Shin Megami Tensei V
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The fifth entry to the Shin Megami Tensei is coming from Atlus to Nintendo Switch hopefully this year, the game seems like a massive title like Persona 5 and Atlus is probably pulling a lot of weight behind it, personally I can’t wait to play this game and god I hope it is coming to the west this year!

So there you have it my most anticipated games of 2018, having said that sometimes there are rumors about games coming in 2018 which they remain rumors for now but I do want to give them a shoutout:

  • Metroid Prime Trilogy (Nintendo Switch)
  • Burnout Paradise Remake (Nintendo Switch)
  • Divinity Original Sin 1+2 (Nintendo Switch)
  • Monster Hunter Ultimate Generations (Nintendo Switch)

Well I guess they are just releases and remakes of games I really want on Nintendo Switch.

 

 

 

 

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My favorite games of 2017!

Ah 2017, what a great year for gaming it was, since 2011 this year is literally my favorite gaming year for gaming and the following titles are the best ones, in my opinion, keep in mind they are all in no particular order except for the number one.

We begin with a round of mentions of games that I haven’t got the chance to play but if I did they will most likely be on the list :

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • Mario + Rabbits Kingdom battle
  • Dishonored Death of the Outsider
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Nier Automata
  • Divinity Orignal Sin 2

I will play all of those titles at some point but I didn’t have time for them yet, secondly I want to mention couple of games that I did play but didn’t make the cut, either because I didn’t enjoy them as much as I thought I did, I am not saying those games are bad I just didn’t enjoy them

  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Destiny 2

Next up games that I continued playing throughout 2017

  • Animal Crossing New Leaf
  • Overwatch
  • Diablo 3
  • Monster Hunter Generations
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Now for the main event, my favorite 2017 Games are:

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
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Resident Evil 7 brought the amazing title back from the dead and it delivered a scary and chilling game that I enjoyed a lot and makes me look forward to the coming games from this series which is something I haven’t felt toward Resident Evil since RE4.

Metroid Samus Returns
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While not breaking any new grounds I really enjoyed Samus Returns and it is a game that I have looked forward to for a decade, I hope Nintendo continues with Metroid 2D games.

Mario Kart 8 Delux 
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Mario Kart is a landmark title for Nintendo and the 8th offering is absolutely the best one in the series, with a large roster of characters and customizable vehicles and battle mode you have a game that can be enjoyed for years!

Splatoon 2
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Nintendo’s online shooter is fun and weird and wacky, it is a game with no Nintendo callbacks but has Nintendo’s DNA in its core, I am so glad this title is very successful and it is a new and exciting entry to Nintendo’s excellent library titles.

Horizon Zero Dawn
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Horizon Zero Dawn borrows a lot from open world games like Elder Scrolls and Assassin’s Creed but adds a beautiful and shiny code of pain and an engagingly interesting world, It is beautiful it is fun and after 100 hours I still want to go back to it.

Persona 5
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Persona is my favorite JRPG series and I loved the 5th entry, the characters are fun and the story was good for the most part, but what kept me interested in it was the engaging gameplay and beautiful and stylish artistic vision of the game, now please give me Persona 6.

Middle-Earth Shadow of War
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I really loved Shadow of War and I am very aware of its problems, the story is very forgettable and the characters are nothing, but it is very fun to play and build your army and dominate your enemies.

And the game of the year is :

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
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Nintendo’s reinvention of their landmark series is without a doubt amazing, it is very fun to play and leaves at awe most of the time, I really loved and it is the first game that knocked down Skyrim as my all time favorite game since 2011!