Ahhh a new year and a new batch of games to be excited about, to show my level of excitement for these games I will classify them into three tiers (Day 1, Waiting on Reviews and Backlog)
- Day 1 Games are games that I either already preordered or I will buy on day one regardless of whatever the review score is usually they are games that I am very fond of the developer or they are sequels of games that I already adore.
- Waiting on Reviews is self-explanatory, the reason why these games are not Day 1 is either because the developer is a hit or miss kind of studio or I just don’t know how to feel about their game at the moment from trailers
- Backlog is a place reserved for games that I will play if I find a cheap copy and had enough free time on my hand, sometimes a game from the Backlog will end up being one of my favorite games and sometimes I won’t ever play them, life is strange that way.
First up Day 1 games:
- Resident Evil 2 Remake (January 25th)
RE 2 is my favorite one in the long-running series it gave me nightmares, and when it was first revealed years ago that Capcom is going to remake the game and the whole “WE DO IT” thing I was very excited albeit concerned but after seeing the trailers I am very much sold, the game looks fantastic and I love the fact that they are not high playing the Nostalgia element and letting it stand on its own.
- Far Cry New Dawn (February 15th)
Why? it is easy, the moment I finished Far Cry 5 I was like “THERE SHOULD BE A SEQUEL TO THIS” the ending of FC5 basically screams sequel and I want it, not only that the villains on New Dawn look really really good and I cannot wait to see what kind of mischief I can get within the new Post Post Apocalypse Montana
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (March 22)
From Software hasn’t failed me yet and they are most likely won’t with Sekiro, this time they take their very hard gameplay and they are adding verticality, stealth and so many other interesting combat and top that with a Japanese setting, my body is probably not ready for it but who cares.
- Rage 2 (May 14)
Rage 2 is like Far Cry New Dawn but with more Neon Color and weird powers and lots of car combat, the developer Avalanche studios is well known for creating massive open worlds with chaotic gameplay and I am all for that, as a matter of fact, I can say I absolutely love that.
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses (TBA)
I love Fire Emblem and I have played every single one that came out since Awakening, Three Houses looks great and if it is anything like the other games then I am in for a treat.
- Metroid Prime 4 (TBA)
I don’t even know if it is coming in 2019 but it should, and while they are at it please release that Metroid Prime Remaster 6 months before MP4 because I really want all that stuff, thank you.
- Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch (TBA)
I am a massive Animal Crossing fan and the thought of a new Animal Crossing game for Nintendo Switch just makes me giddy, I will preorder it the second it goes on the eShop and I really really hope it happens sooner than later.
- Dauntless (Summer)
Dauntless is the Monster Hunter westernized Free to Play thing and I was already excited for this when it was announced for PS4 but then they were like Let me get you more excited and announced it for Nintendo Switch and I am like where do I give you my money oh wait I don’t because it is Free to Play.
- Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age on Nintendo Switch (TBA)
I eat up JRPGs on Nintendo Switch like a hippo on a Hungry Hungry Hippo game, and DQ is a staple of the genre being one the first ones and one of the most popular games in Japan, DQ11 is the first to find mainstream success and I am very much looking forward to it to come next year.
- Pokémon Gen 8 (TBA)
the 8th Generation of the Mega-Popular monster collection game is coming and Game Freak is looking into upgrading the franchise and doing what Nintendo did with their other franchises like Zelda, Mario and Smash, very excited to see what that will look like.
Now that is done with let’s see what I am lukewarm about, some of these games are probably going to end up on the Day 1 list if they are well received
- Anthem (February 22)
BioWare’s Destiny killer looks incredible and it seems like it plays great too, but is it going to be great? see that is the issue with these kinds of games, I want to like Anthem I want to play Anthem but I won’t unless it is great, life is too short to wait for the devs to figure their shit out.
- Devil May Cry 5 (March 5th)
another one of those looks amazing games, DMC 5 looks like a game to hold but for some reason, I am a little bit worried and I don’t know why hence why I will wait to see what does the reception says about it.
- Days Gone (April 26th)
Days Gone went from a must to a Maybe after many delays and a lack of confidence in the game from Sony especially after the incredible year that they have it looks like they don’t want to push this game out for some reason so we will see.
- Daemon X Machina (TBA)
Anime Mecha looking game on Switch seems fun, but honestly, I don’t know what I think of it, it could be great?
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood (TBA)
The new rebooted series is killing it, the 2nd one was an amazing game but can they keep the momentum with the 3rd one now going for a Co-Op experience? I hope so.
Now to the Backlog, now the games here are not bad games they are just not as exciting to me right now, maybe things will change once they get close to release date for example last year I wasn’t at all feeling Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and it end up blowing my mind? hence why this list exists
- Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (January 11th)
could be my entry to the Tales games, it is very well recommended by a good friend of mine who is really pissed right now as he reads this, don’t worry I will get it man chill.
- Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (January 19th)
This game looks weird but not the regular weird that I like, it just seems like a game with no clear direction and I don’t know what to make of it
- Code Vein (TBA)
Anime Dark Souls made the right call when they delayed it during the crowded Q4 last year, I like the DS formula so I might pick it up.
- Skull and Bones (TBA)
I was very excited for this game but it just kept getting delayed and now I am a bit cold about it, also if this game is not great then it will go into the bin really quickly because of its niche genre, I really don’t know what to think of it or how to feel about it.
Many games are also on my watch list but I don’t know if they are coming in 2019 or not so that is why they didn’t make it to the list like
- Death Stranding
- Cyberpunk 2077
- The Last of Us Part II
- Ghost of Tsushima
- Beyond Good and Evil 2
- Diablo 4
And there you have it, a look at what is to come in the coming years and what I am looking most forward to.