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Games coming during 2017 that might be good includes Prey, Persona 5, Outlast 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, Crackdown 3, Mario Oddyssey, Gran Turismo Sport, Yakuza 6, Cupheads and probably loads more I'm forgetting. I'm also very excited about the Yakuza 1 and Final Fantasy 12 remakes.

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16 minutes ago, Rayn said:

Games coming during 2017 that might be good includes Prey, Persona 5, Outlast 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, Crackdown 3, Mario Oddyssey, Gran Turismo Sport, Yakuza 6, Cupheads and probably loads more I'm forgetting. I'm also very excited about the Yakuza 1 and Final Fantasy 12 remakes.

 

Below on Xbox One, as well.

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It says a lot that I completely forgot about Red Dead Redemption 2 coming out this year. Amazing times for games. 

 

Crackdown 3 could / should be a good one also. They've spent a lot of time making it, unlike the disappointing sequel which was farted out in a few months. Microsoft hasn't really contributed anything of note to this year so far, but I can't imagine that they won't go all out around the Scorpio launch. Good times ahead :)

 

Now we all just need to find the time to play everything! Hands up who is trying to finish Zelda and Horizon before Nier and fucking Persona come out :lol:

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1 hour ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

Now we all just need to find the time to play everything! Hands up who is trying to finish Zelda and Horizon before Nier and fucking Persona come out :lol:

 

Well, I'm trying to finish Horizon to trade it in for a decent price (haven't got Zelda).  I think its been overhyped personally.  But I agree with the general sentiment of the thread - we're in an amazing run of quality games at present. 

 

Want to see what MS can reveal other than the Phantom Dust and Voodoo Vince remasters.

 

 

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I got curious so I googled around a bit and compiled a list of up and coming games. It's actually jawdropping the amount of potential among these releases, 2017 might end up as the best year for video game quality ever/so far!

 

 

January

 

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone (PS4) – January 10

Rise & Shine (PC, Xbox One) – January 13

Rise & Shine (Xbox One, PS4) – January 13/January 17

Pit People (PC, Xbox One) early access – January 13

Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star (PS4, Vita) – January 17

The Flame in the Flood (PS4) – January 17

She Remembered Caterpillars (PC) – January 17

Gravity Rush 2 (PS4) – January 20

Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS) – January 20

Halo Wars 2 Blitz open beta (PC, Xbox One) – January 20-30

Hunter’s Legacy – January 20 Xbox One/January 24 PS4

The Turing Test (PS4) – January 23

Tales of Berseria (PS4, PC) – January 24/27

Resident Evil 7 (PC, PS4, PSVR, Xbox One) – January 24

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4) – January 24

Yakuza 0 (PS4) – January 24

Memoranda (PC) – January 25

Towerfall Ascension (Xbox One) – January 25

Rocketbirds 2: Evolution (PC) – January 26

Imprint-X (PC, Mobile) – January 26

Days of War Steam Early Access (PC) – January 26

For Honor closed beta (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – January 26-29

Double Dragon 4 – January 29 PS4/ January 30 PC

Wells (PC, Xbox One) January 30

Conan Exiles – Steam Early Access (PC) – January 31

Disgaea 2 (PC) – January 31

Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers (PS4, Vita) – January 31

Divide (PS4) – January 31

Linelight (PC, PS4) – January 31

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Sabotage DLC (PS4) (30 days early) – January 31

Quote – Steam Early Access (PC) – January 31

Hitman: The Complete First Season (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – January 31

 

February

 

Diluvion (PC) – February 2

Alwa’s Awakening (PC) – February 2

Fire Emblem Heroes (Android) – February 2

Ghost Recon: Wildlands closed beta (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 3-6

Nights of Azure (PC) – February 7

Uncanny Valley (PS4, Vita, Xbox One) – February 7 PS4/February 10 Xbox

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (PC) – February 7

The Wild Eight – Steam Early Access (PC) – February 8

Nioh (PS4) – February 7 NA, February 8 EU/UK

Quarantine – Steam Early Access (PC) – February 9

Brut@l (PC) – February 9

For Honor (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 14

Sniper Elite 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 14

All the Delicate Duplicates (PC) – February 17

Halo Wars 2 (PC, Xbox One) – February 21

Psychonauts VR In the Rhombus of Ruin (PSVR) – February 21

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past DLC (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 23

Ys Origin (PS4, Vita) – February 21

Berserk Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (PC, PS4, Vita) – February 21

Night in the Woods (PC, PS4) – February 21

Hollow Knight: Beneath and Beyond – (PC) – February 24

Stories Untold (PC) – February 27

Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) – February 28 US/March 1 EU, UK

Torment: Tides of Numenera (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 28

Desync (PC) – February 28

The Division: DLC 3 Last Stand & update 1.6 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 28

Total War: Warhammer – Bretonnia faction (PC) – February 28

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier season pass retail (PS4, Xbox One) – February 28

 

March

 

Robo Recall (PC Oculus Rift) – March 1

Nintendo Switch console launch – March 3

I Am Setsuna (Switch) – March 3

Just Dance 2017 (Switch) – March 3

Super Bomberman R (Switch) – March 3

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U, Switch) – March 3

1-2 Switch (Switch) – March 3

World of Goo (Switch) – March 3

Human Resource Machine (Switch) – March 3

Little Inferno (Switch) – March 3

Snipperclips (Switch) – March 3

Ghost Recon: Wildlands (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 7

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PC, Xbox One) – March 7

Lego Worlds (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 7

Nier: Automata (PS4) – March 7 NA/March 10 EU

Verdun – (Xbox One) – March 8

Danganronpa 1&2 Reload (PS4) – March 14 NA, March 17 EU

Dead Rising 4 (Steam) – March 14

Styx: Shards of Darkness (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 14

Battlefield 1 – They Shall Not Pass (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 14 for Premium, March 28 for everyone else

Senran Kagura Estival Versus (PC) – March 17

Nier: Automata (PC) – March 17

Turok 2 (PC) – March 17

Mass Effect: Andromeda (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 21 NA/ March 23 EU

Troll and I (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 21

This is the Police (PS4, Xbox One) – March 22

Holobunnies: Pause Café (PC) – March 22

Toukiden 2 (PC, PS4, Vita) – March 21 NA/24 EU

Rock Band VR (Oculus) – March 23

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games (PC) – March 24

Dreamfall Chapters (PS4, Xbox One) – March 24

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (PS4) – March 28

Vikings – Wolves of Midgard (PC, PS4) – March 28

Strafe (PC) – March 28

MLB The Show 17 (PS4) – March 28

Old Time Hockey (PC, PS4) – March 28

Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City DLC (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 28

Snake Pass (PC, PS4, Swith, Xbox One) – March 29

Thimbleweed Park (PC, Xbox One) – March 30

Routine (PC) – March

88 Heroes (PS4) – March

Has-Been Heroes (Switch) – March

Flatout 4: Total Insanity (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March/April

 

Q1 / early 2017

 

The Fall Part 2: Unbound (PS4) – Q1 2017

Everspace – full release (PC, Xbox One) – Q1 2017

Faeria (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – Q1 2017

Black the Fall (PC, consoles) – Q1 2017

Shock Tactics (PC) – Q1 2017

Friday the 13th: The Game – (PC) – early 2017

NeuroVoider (PS4, Xbox One) – early 2017

Mirage: Arcane Warfare (PC) – early 2017

Voodoo Vince: Remastered (Xbox One) – early 2017

Shadow Warrior 2 (PS4, Xbox One) – early 2017

Strafe (PS4) – early 2016

Impact Winter (PC) – early 2017

Victor Vran (PS4, Xbox One) – early 2017

The Church in the Darkness (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – early 2017

Blackwood Crossing (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – early 2017

Aaero (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – early 2017

Hand of Fate 2 (PC, PS4) – early 2017

Megaton Rainfall (PS4, PSVR) – early 2017

The Jackbox Party Pack 3 (Switch) – early 2017

 

April

 

Drawn to Death (PS4) – April 4

Persona 5 (PS4) – April 4

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – April 7

Yooka-Laylee (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – April 11

Stardew Valley Collector’s Edition (PS4, Xbox One) – April 11

The Sexy Brutale (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – April 12

SUDA51’s The Silver Case remaster (PS4) – April 18 NA/April 21 EU

Syberia 3 (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One) – April 20 EU/April 25 NA

Micro Machines World Series (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – April 21

Outlast 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – April 25

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – April 25

Dragon Quest Heroes 2 (PC, PS4) – April 25 NA/April 28 EU

Puyo Puyo Tetris (PS4, Switch) – April 25 NA/ April 28 EU

Dawn of War 3 (PC) – April 27

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – April 28

Constructor (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – April 28

Little Nightmares (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – April 28

Portal Knights (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – April 28

Lock’s Quest (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – April

 

Q2 / Spring 2017

 

Conan Exiles – Xbox Game Preview (Xbox One) – spring 2017

Lego City Undercover (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One) – spring 2017

Sonic Mania (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One) – spring 2017

Gorogoa (iOS, PC) – spring 2017

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception (PS4, Vita) – spring 2017

Arms (Switch) – spring

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (Switch) – spring

Rollcage official launch (PC) – spring 2017

The Golf Club 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – spring 2017

Disgaea 5 Complete (Switch) – spring 2017

Cities: Skylines (Xbox One) – spring 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – spring 2017

Redeemer (PC) – spring 2017

Prey (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – May 5

Birthdays: The Beginning (PC, PS4) – May 9

Injustice 2 (PS4, Xbox One) – May 16

Farpoint and PlayStation VR Aim Controller – (PSVR) – Mary 16

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS) – May 19

Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada (PC, PS4) – May 23

Get Even (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – May 26

Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers (Switch) – May 26

Star Trek: Bridge Crew (PSVR, Rift, Vive) – May 30

Rime (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – May

The Surge (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – May

Tekken 7 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – June 2

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – June 6

Dirt 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – June 9

Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood (PC, PS4) – June 20

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (PS4) – June 23 EU/June 27 NA

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (1-3 remasters) (PS4) – June 30

HyperBrawl Tournament – Steam Early Access (PC) – June

Cuphead (PC, Xbox One) – mid 2017

Celeste (PC, PS4) – mid 2017

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age (PS4) – July 11

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (PC) – July 27

Agony (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – Q2 2017

Gas Guzzlers Extreme – (PS4) – Q2 2017

Elite: Dangerous – (PS4) – Q2 2017

Don’t Starve Mega Pack – (PS4, Xbox One) – Q2 2017

Valkyria Revolution – (PS4, Vita, Xbox One) – Q2 2017

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles – (PC, PS4) – Q2 2017

Fallen Legion – (PS4, Vita) – first half 2017

The Culling – Game Preview (Xbox One) – first half 2017

 

The rest of 2017

 

South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – Q3 2017

Arktika.1 (PC Oculus Rift) – Q3 2017

Hello Neighbor (PC) – summer 2017

Wipeout Omega Collection (PS4) – summer 2017

Yakuza Kiwami (PS4) – summer 2017

Splatoon 2 (Switch) – summer 2017

SteamWorld Dig 2 (Switch) – summer 2017

Songbringer (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – summer 2017

Fire Pro Wresting World Steam Early Access (PC) – summer 2017

Middle-earth: Shadow of War (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – August 22

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (PC, PS4, Vita) – September 26

NBA 2K18 (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One) – September

Project Sonic (PC, PS4, Switch) – holiday 2017

Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) – holiday

Cultist Simulator (PC, tablets) – Halloween 2017

Fire Emblem Warriors (New 3DS, Switch) – fall 2017

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (PS4, Vita) – fall 2017

Rock of Ages 2 – (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – winter 2017

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – second half 2017

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite – (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – late 2017

Project Cars 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – late 2017

Ace Combat 7 (PC, PS4, PSVR, Xbox One) – 2017

Sea of Thieves (PC, Xbox One)

Agents of Mayhem (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Crackdown 3 (Xbox One)

Detroit: Become Human (PS4)

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam (PC)

Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Overkill’s The Walking Dead (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Frozen Synapse 2 (PC)

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch)

Untitled FIFA game (Switch)

Frostpunk (PC)

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Knack 2 (PS4)

Hellblade (PC, PS4)

The Culling full release (PC)

Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord (PC)

The Elder Scrolls: Legends (PC, iOS, Android)

LawBreakers (PC)

Hob (PC, PS4)

Neopolis (PC, PS4)

Vane (PS4)

2Dark (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

PaRappa the Rapper Remastered (PS4)

LocoRoco Remastered (PS4)

Patapon Remastered (PS4)

Nex Machina (PS4)

Rogue Trooper Redux (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 (PC, PS3, PS4)

Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom (PC, PS4)

Dreadnought (PC, PS4)

Full Throttle Remastered (PC, PS4)

Absolver (PC, PS4)

Move or Die (PS4)

Mothergunship (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Katana Zero (PC)

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (Switch)

Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 (Switch)

Rayman Legends Definitive Edition (Switch)

Runner 3 (Switch)

Steep (Switch)

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Uncharted 4 standalone DLC) (PS4)

Windjammers (PS4, Vita)

Omen of Sorrow (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Games of Glory (PC, PS4)

Polybius (PS VR)

Minit (PC)

RiftStar Raiders (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Embers of Mirrim (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Below (PC, Xbox One)

Path of Exile (Xbox One)

Space Hulk: Deathwing (PS4, Xbox One)

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Dauntless (PC)

Surf World Series (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Mobile)

The Signal From Tölva (PC)

Nidhogg 2 (PC, PS4)

Dino Frontier (PS VR)

Osiris: New Dawn (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Lone Echo (PC, Oculus Rift)

State of Decay 2 (PC, Xbox One)

Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy (3DS)

Gran Turismo Sport (PS4)

Pyre (PC, PS4)

Need for Speed title (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Rain World (PC, PS4)

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Steel Division: Normandy 44 (PC)

Perception (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, Xbox One)

Seasons of Heaven (Switch)

Robinson: The Journey (Rift) –

Dual Universe (PC) –

Fe (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Sea of Solitude (PC)

Days Gone (PS4)

The Plague (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Dark and Light – Steam Early Access (PC)

Phantom Dust Remaster (Xbox One)

Tokyo 42 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

The Last of Us Part 2 (PS4)

Death Stranding (PS4)

God of War (PS4)

Spider-Man game from Insomniac (PS4)

Metal Gear Survive (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Fallout 4 VR (HTC Vive)

Doom VR (HTC Vive)

Quake Champions (PC)

Vampyr (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Raiders of the Broken Planet (PC, PS4)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PC, PS4)

Sundered (PC, PS4)

Dragon Quest 11 (3DS, Switch, PS4) Japan

 

Delayed and announced for 2018

 

428: Shibuya Scramble (PC, PS4) – early 2018

System Shock Remake (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – Q2 2018

Yakuza 6 (PS4) – 2018

Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries (PC) – 2018

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 2018

The Avengers Project – 2018

Untitled Avatar game – 2018

Untitled BioWare action RPG – 2018

Untitled Fire Emblem game (Switch) – 2018

Psychonauts 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 2018

GreedFall (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 2018

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40 minutes ago, mansizerooster said:

Jesus Christ I hope to God that the Spider-Man game is as good as I'm hoping for. If it turns out to be Spider-Man's Arkham Asylum you won't be able to pry me off of the controller.

Oh fuck! Totally forgot about this one too. Yeah, finally a Spider-Man game not made / funded by Activision on a shoestring budget and with just a year dev time to spare. Like you I'm hoping for Spidey's equivalent of Arkham Asylum, a game that will make us forget all about Spider-Man 2. 

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3 minutes ago, mr_woo said:

Pretty certain Spiderman is a year or two off, don't think it's a 2017 game.

As long as it's good. Plenty of other games this year!

 

And what about Shadow of Mordor 2: Mor Wor? Loved the first one and Monolith almost always brings the good stuff

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Just now, Mr. Gerbik said:

As long as it's good. Plenty of other games this year!

 

And what about Shadow of Mordor 2: Mor Wor? Loved the first one and Monolith almost always brings the good stuff

 

I've......not actually finished Shadow Of Mordor yet to my shame :lol:  Really liked what I played but I'll be honest I prefer Monolith when they do FPS.

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1 minute ago, mr_woo said:

 

I've......not actually finished Shadow Of Mordor yet to my shame :lol:  Really liked what I played but I'll be honest I prefer Monolith when they do FPS.

We'll have to disagree on that one! The first Mordor with its Nemesis system is way up there with their finest FPS stuff for me personally. 

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3 hours ago, Rayn said:

Games coming during 2017 that might be good includes Prey, Persona 5, Outlast 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, Crackdown 3, Mario Oddyssey, Gran Turismo Sport, Yakuza 6, Cupheads and probably loads more I'm forgetting. I'm also very excited about the Yakuza 1 and Final Fantasy 12 remakes.

 

And one that will be great is Destiny 2. You mark my words.

 

I remember a couple of months ago mentioning that if Horizon turned out very well (I was sceptical at the time) this would be a ridiculously high quality gaming calendar for the first few months of the year, and possibly the best ever. (I do think it turned out very well and don't agree it's hype' at all - there was hype before, sure, but review consensus ain't hype.) I can't remember the last time I had three highly-anticipated games on preorder that were due for release within five weeks of each other (Horizon, Mass Effect, Persona). And that comes on the back of just managing to finish Yakuza 0 before the first of those dropped. There's such a diary clash that titles I otherwise would have snapped up (Resi) have had to be relegated to picking up later in the year, and for the first time since the N64 I've not been into a Zelda on day one - and the thing is, with the quality of the games strewn around us already, I'm perfectly happy to leave it until way down the line to play. (That might be a fairly spectacular Christmas if Mario works out too.)

 

Problem is, there's loads of high quality stuff due out in the rest of the year too. Without wishing to go all single-console here, the PS4's output alone is ridiculous - if the UC4 standalone and TLOU2 make it to the table, and Death Stranding realises its promise, and the Yak 1/6 stuffs hits the spot, then alongside the aforementioned D2 I might be hard pushed to make time for a Switch, even if Mario, like Zelda, appears to hit top form. There simply aren't enough hours in the day. I'm honestly kinda hoping that some of the best stuff does slip to 2018, because otherwise that's going to feel like the morning after the night before, even if the titles released next year are of a decent standard. Because this year, so far, has been insanely great(™). 

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6 minutes ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

We'll have to disagree on that one! The first Mordor with its Nemesis system is way up there with their finest FPS stuff for me personally. 

 

That's fair enough, I think I just prefer it when Monolith work on their own thing and their quirky sense of style and humour can come through too.  It's great that they are still around, especially in these difficult times, I'd just love to see them do their own thing game wise rather than using an exisiting property.  But if that's what keeps them going/employed then fair enough!

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3 hours ago, Mr Do 71 said:

 

Below on Xbox One, as well.


Lots of indies/downloadables actually. Below, Cuphead, Absolver, Death's Gambit, Rain World, Ruiner, Eitr, Snake Pass, Little Nightmares, Nex Machina.
And the final DS3 DLC will be out as well soon.
Ah, I see somebody already posted a wall of games. :)

I don't think Spider-Man will be 2017 though and I wonder if RDR2 will make it, but that's fine. I don't have that much time to play and games like Zelda, Nioh and Horizon are biggies. Gonna pick-up Nier Automata today, because I want to support Platinum and Yoko Taro, but I won't get around to playing it anytime soon. That one is reviewing very well too btw, currently sitting at 90 on MC.

What a year. Mario Odyssey is the big one further ahead for me. I love all of EAD Tokyo's games so I'm pretty sure this will be stellar as well.
And even further down the line, we have games like Cyberpunk 2077, Death Stranding and whatever FROM Software and Retro Studios are cooking up to look forward to.
Games are basically the flipside of the real world right now.

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4 minutes ago, Vemsie said:

Games are basically the flipside of the real world right now.

 

I've decided to throw myself back into games, which I've neglected for ages now, as a distraction from the real world. So far I can confirm that both Zelda and Horizon are excellent alternatives to the horrors of Brexit and Trump. And you never know when you might need to craft explosive arrows or tame a wild horse (or robot horse) with the way things are going, so it might end up being useful real world training too.

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1 hour ago, mr_woo said:

 

That's fair enough, I think I just prefer it when Monolith work on their own thing and their quirky sense of style and humour can come through too.  It's great that they are still around, especially in these difficult times, I'd just love to see them do their own thing game wise rather than using an exisiting property.  But if that's what keeps them going/employed then fair enough!

I don't even think of Shadows of Mordor as a licensed game because in terms of gameplay it's Monolith totally doing it's own inspired thing again. I couldn't care less about LotR in general tbh, but I love this game. I see it as Monolith doing its own ingenious spin on the sandbox genre the same way that FEAR  did it for the FPS genre. 

 

Sorry going off-topic everyone :D

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3 hours ago, Gizamaluke said:

Fucking hell Japan! At the forefront again in less than 6 months! Take that Jonathan Blow you twat.

 

Not Blow, Fish.

 

Pointed out to me a while ago, that when Japanese consoles do well, Japanese games do well. I think there is some truth to that, and I'm glad they've had a resurgence.

 

Going through a very good period in gaming - the fact that next-gen consoles actually sold well has led to this explosion of content and original risk-taking IP. Long may it continue, and I hope the likes of Horizon: Zero Dawn selling well allows more original IP to flourish.

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1 hour ago, MW_Jimmy said:

Pointed out to me a while ago, that when Japanese consoles do well, Japanese games do well. I think there is some truth to that, and I'm glad they've had a resurgence.

 

Going through a very good period in gaming - the fact that next-gen consoles actually sold well has led to this explosion of content and original risk-taking IP. Long may it continue, and I hope the likes of Horizon: Zero Dawn selling well allows more original IP to flourish.

 

 

This is totally the case. The massive explosion in sales of the PS4 showed that everyone (especially Microsoft) had guessed the market completely wrong. 

Now - 3 years later - we're seeing the result of that with a huge tsunami of high quality software coming out. 

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Hopefully with Gerbik around this thread won't have absurd caveats that the OP thinks up on the spot causing them to edit their list repeatedly. ;)

 

Nier and Persona are the two biggies for me. If Automata keeps the ace music and wonderful writing/world-building but tightens up the gameplay without losing the RPG foundations, it could be unmissable. P5 is a new Persona game so I'm obviously excited - some of the new gameplay features sound a bit weird, but an online colleague on another forum assures me that the new ideas don't ruin the game.

 

Honourable mentions to FFXII and Sonic Mania, but as I said Nier and Persona are the ones I'm keeping an eye on.

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Ever since Resogun blew my head off in 2013, I bloody well knew this gen was going to be special. Honestly I have not been as into games as I am now since the PS1/N64/Saturn era. Only problem is I have the money to buy what I want, but no time, back then I had all the time in the world but no money.

 

Life am I right?!

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I really did choose a shit year to resolve not to buy any more games until I'd cleared some of my back log. Was doing well until yesterday when I bought Horizon. It's going to completely fall apart in two weeks when I get paid and I pick up a Switch. I haven't even fucking cleared anything. Just been playing BF1 for two months. 

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3 hours ago, suzzopher said:

Ever since Resogun blew my head off in 2013, I bloody well knew this gen was going to be special. Honestly I have not been as into games as I am now since the PS1/N64/Saturn era. Only problem is I have the money to buy what I want, but no time, back then I had all the time in the world but no money.

 

Life am I right?!


Yeah, that sounds familiar. :)

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5 hours ago, MW_Jimmy said:

Pointed out to me a while ago, that when Japanese consoles do well, Japanese games do well. I think there is some truth to that, and I'm glad they've had a resurgence.

Blow was on that panel too.

 

And with Switch doing well on launch, look for Japanese studios to go even deeper and get even better.

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