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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Five game franchises I want on the Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo Switch is only few weeks away which only means my bags are in the overhead and I am on board the hype plane, yes it is a plane now. “Game Journalists” around the internet are making lists about the games they want on Switch in the near future so I thought maybe I should do the same, the following are five franchises that are not announced to come out on Nintendo Switch as of now but would love to have them show up, Keep in mind while games like Smash Bros. hasn’t been announced yet it is very obvious that it will at some point that is why I didn’t include those in the list :

  • Advance Wars
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    Advance Wars was a huge title on the Gameboy Advance back in the 2000s and it also had two great sequels on the DS but the games has been absent for almost 10 years and most of that goes back to Fire Emblem’s new found success on the 3DS hence why it has 3 titles coming this year only, while I love Fire Emblem I think it is a universal truth that we want a new Advance Wars and I really wish it came out sometime next year.
  • Metroid
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    when Nintendo announced Federation Force I said this is bad both ways, if it is a successful title Nintendo will push the new formula for a decade which means bye bye Samus and if it was a failure then Nintendo will put off the series even further which means bye bye Samus, I really hope they prove me wrong and bring back the series to its roots and I think it could work really well now days, if games like Shovel Knight can find success I am sure a 2DS Metroid will too, Please Nintendo.
  • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
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    Tactics Advance and its superior sequel on DS were amazing games, now I also like the PS1 game even though I only put in 30 hours and didn’t finish it but I think I liked the simpler on surface yet super deep tactics and progression systems, I really enjoyed those games and I do think the climate is very suitable for another Tactics game in the Final Fantasy universe and the Switch is perfect for it!
  • Megaman ZX
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    Megaman ZX and its sequel ZX Advent came out DS and I personally think they are the evolution of Megaman Zero games in a really good way, the games has a Metroidvania or Zelda-like structure which allows you to explore the map by acquiring keys or skills which will help explore more and beat new bosses and get more powers, what shines here is the classic Megaman gameplay and universe in a post apocalyptic setting with lots of depth, I have been begging for more ZX and it is time for Capcom to hear my cries, or a Battle Network reboot.
  • Monster Hunter
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    I can’t stop playing Monster Hunter, I love this series and it is obvious that Capcom is trying to make it appeal to a wider audience in the west the problem is this game does well in Japan on handheld but handheld is not doing so well in the west so it is really a tricky situation and that is why the Switch is really perfect to solve this issue, I believe that Monster Hunter and Pokemon are crucial to Switch’s success and the sooner they appear on the console the better for everyone, but mostly for me.

Ofcourse I would love to see Overwatch and Persona 5 on the console but I know that wont happen so I kept the list a bit realistic.