UPDATE!: I believe I've hit almost EVERY SINGLE GAME that was shown/talked about at E3...or at least close to it. If you're looking for a specific game, use that handy-dandy CTRL-F function! Also, the top 9 games listed in the "My Favorite Games from E3" are new additions, and every other new addition is listed after "The Crew 2" and under the "(UPDATED LIST BEGINS HERE):" section.
So I'm not physically at E3 2018 because of medical issues, so Brian and I are holding down the fort at the office.
I took some time to rest, but now I've officially caught up on everything that's happened at E3 2018 (so far).
I'll be updating this post with more games as they roll in, and if I've missed any PLEASE leave a comment with the game's title so I can do a write up on it, I'd really like to hit every game I possibly can!
CTRL-F if you're looking for a specific game, and if you don't find it, tell me and I'll add it ASAP!
So, without further ado, let's get to the games!:
My favorite games from E3 2018 (So far):
Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu/Eevee:
I literally wrote the entire story The Know did on the leaks around Let's Go games. You all said it was "lies" or "untrue".
Not only was I right.
I was ULTRA RIGHT.
And the game looks like SO MUCH FUN! It's my #1 game for this year. I really need something like this to just chill out with, and the fact that it is fully co-op and I can take all the work I've done in Pokemon GO and transfer it to the Let's Go games? I love it.
Would love to see the Let's Go series continue along side the main series if the gameplay actually stacks up like it looks!
Catherine: Full Body:
I love love loved Catherine when it came out, I'm a huge fan of the game. I cannot wait to get my hands on this "New Game+" version, I will absolutely be picking it up just based on how much I loved the gameplay.
Please though, and I know this is a longshot, but please treat Erica Anderson better and don't make Rin a "trope" in the way we're expecting. Please?
Just...seriously. There isn't a lot of representation like these in games in general, but 9 times out of 10, when we do get it...it's really negative or just harping on "tropes".
This is one of my "MUST HAVES" for 2018. This feels like a natrual evolution of the SNES era of JRPG's. The name is still super weird, but that actually makes it better for me.
Wild Arms 3 had one of my favorite all time JRPG intros, is Octopath Traveler emulates that style even slightly, it may become one of my favorite RPGs of all time.
Love what we've seen of the world so far, and also love that the game is coming out NEXT MONTH!
Where is Ooblets? Why am I not playing it right now? Give me this game. Animal Crossing + Pokemon with little weird shaped creatures. I want it and I need it.
Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion:
It literally comes out TOMORROW.
TOMORROW! Thanks for the Mic Drop Nintendo.
Love that we finally get to play as the Octolings.
Segregating the Squids from the Octos was bad, we're all just aquatic life that can transform into humanoid forms, we should all be treated equally.
I'm going to have my Squid Kid marry my Octo Kid, and they will have adorable Squocto Babies.
DID YOU SEE THE WORLDS?
DID YOU SEE HOW PRETTY EVERYTHING IS?!
I'M LOSING MY MIND AT HOW AMAZING THIS REMASTER IS!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE KEEP DOING STUFF LIKE THIS!
I'M IN LOVE WITH SPYRO ALL OVER AGAIN!
Super Mario Party:
FINALLY! I'm so happy we finally get a more traditional Mario Party style game. Don't get me wrong, I did like the concept that the "car party" games had, they were fast and fun...but the grueling 50 Turn runs were the contests of champions and I want to feel exhausted when I play a round of Mario Party and hate everyone in the room when we're done or I just won't feel fulfilled.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate:
Everyone is back.
They tempered expectations by saying: "Don't expect a lot of newcomers".
They gave the "reskinned" characters a proper treatment and put them into new type called "echo fighers".
DAISY! DAISY EVERYONE! DAISY IS HERE!
Inklings are SUPER cute.
RIDLEY ISN'T TOO BIG!
I love Smash, so this is a no brainer for me, but this one in particular seems so much like a celebration of the franchise.
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition:
REACHING OUT FOR NO MAN'S LAND!
TO TAKE A BREATH AND TAKE A CHANCE!
I'D WALK A THOUSAND NIGHTS TO: CHANGE! THE! WORLD!
WHERE TO GO! WHEN TO START!
WHO TO TRUST! WHAT TO SAY!
FOUND THEM ALL! JUST NEED SOMEONE TO SHARE!
Fire Emblem Three Houses:
This game is absolutely beaufitul to me in every way. I love the FE franchise and it is nice to finally see it coming back to a "home console" setting, even if I can pick up that home console and take it with me on the go.
I'm wondering if the title "Three Houses" refers to a style similar to the Fire Embem Fates games, Birthright, Conquest, and Revelation, in which we'll be playing through the campaign multiple times from multiple perspectives.
I'm really into Fire Emblem and the setting, and with this resurgance of popularity I'm hoping that this one will see a significant amount of continued support with full on story DLC and more campaigns.
I do really like the style changes they made to the camera and battle formations, hoping that adds a new enough flavor to the old style of combat.
Resident Evil 2:
A from the GROUND remake of Resident Evil 2, one of my FAVORITE games of all time. I'm buying it. There's no double, and it's on my "FAVORITE GAMES" list for E3 2018. But with my hype comes some apprehencion...
This seems like Resident Evil 2 by way of Resident Evil 4...which isn't why I liked Resident Evil 2 at all. In fact, when RE4 came out, I was a bit dissapointed that it changed things to an "action" format and away from the "puzzle" focus that the RE series had built itself upon.
I very much hope that this RE2 remake will bridge the two styles together, something I've been desperately craving for a long time.
Or at the very least give an option to have those classic tank controls and camera angles. I'm in the minority, but I adore them.
I'm actually SUPER excited for this, a Co-Op Wolfenstein game that puts you in the shoes of BJ's twin kids? Heck yes. Also, super badass nazi killing woman being (from what it looks like) the "default" twin? Nice change of pace compared to the "dude bro apocalypse" that we're usually thrown into. But, like Doom Eternal, it's more of the same with the idea of "MORE IS BETTER" and for DOOM and Wolfenstein, I can't really argue.
It comes out on my birthday. Bethesda, can you send me a copy as a present? That'd be lovely.
For real though, multiplayer Fallout may be the thing that makes me enjoy these "Skyrim With Guns" stype of Fallout games a bit more, especially with a focus on "rebuilding" the world.
I mean, yeah, we know that the rebuilding of the world goes pretty poorly based on Fallout 3, New Vegas, and Fallout 4, but hey...maybe West Virginia wll be totally rebuilt and lovely and just the REST of the entire world is a garbage pile.
Metro has been so good about updating it's style, gameplay, and exploring it's world more through the eyes and feelings of the main character and the people around them. This seems to be delving even deeper into those feelings and blowing out the world even more with a lot more thematic changes. Though, that could just be how I saw it. This game could very well fall into the "more of the same" category, but from what I've seen it seems to be doing enough new to warrant actually being a worthy continuation to the series.
Also, this will be our first actual "Next Gen" Metro game, since 2033 and Last Light were both originally Xbox 360/PS3 era games. So I'm hyped to see what they can do with the new hardware power.
Sea of Solitude:
I really don't get what "Sea of Solitude" is supposed to be about, aside from "humans turned into monster if they get lonely", and honestly...that's all I need to know. Such a wonderfully relatable subject brought to light in the format of a game, maybe I'm a simple person, but I'll more than likely be picking this one up.
Indie games, more often than not, have held my attention better than AAA games, and this seems to be no exception.
Really big shout out to EA (and all the bigger devs) for funding more indie projects!
I still have no idea what the hell this game is about, how to play it, or really anything about it. But I trust Kojima. So I want it. Give.
We've seen this game three times now, and unlike some other games, the more I see the more I feel I need this game. This is the type of Spider-Man game we should have been getting all along, and it's very curious why it's taken this long to get back to this type of game.
Still wish it was about Miles Morales or Gwen Stacy, or more "Spider-Verse" focused with players hopping between the different characters, but hey...maybe in the sequel?
The Last of Us Part II:
We FINALLY got gameplay and holy heck was it ever worth it. I adored The Last of Us, probably more than I liked the Uncharted series (which is saying something as I loved them a lot), so to finally see more of the world that began in the first game...it's a welcome experience.
Ellie is every bit the badass she should be, and they didn't shy away from the tougher and "road less traveled" experiences that Ellie is going through. Which is good. If you're going to make a character, let the character be themselves, don't sweep it under the rug. Let the character become as a living breathing person and follow them on the journey. Ellie is the personification of that.
But I do want to know...what's Joel up to? Is he ok? Does Ellie even respect him anymore? The fact that I'm asking all these questions just adds to the fact that I'm super into this game.
Also THAT KISS THOUGH, RIGHT? HOLY NUTS! What an amazing scene! I'm in LOVE!
Beyond Good and Evil 2:
Ubisoft has outdone themselves with how enticing this game looks. I want to play it immediately. The world is so vibrant, the characters immediately lovable, and the sense of wonder that seems to be around every corner just gets me so hyped to explore!
I'm disappointed that it took Ubisoft so long to make a sequel to such a wonderful game, but...maybe all that time cooking in the oven was worth it because of how different it is.
Also it has co-op. Please keep making co-op games.
Remedy made one of my favorite games from the last generation, Alan Wake, but Quantum Break was such a letdown for me. CONTROL seems to be a return to form, but not in setting, for Remedy and I like that.
If a new type of gameplay or style doesn't work, change it up again and keep changing it until you and your fans are happy.
CONTROL is very much my type of game and it's, again, super nice to see a female protagonist.
The Elder Scrolls 6:
They announced this way too soon. Nintendo got away with "just a logo" last year with Metroid Prime 4, and in hindsight, we shouldn't have let Nintendo get away with it. I'm retroactively "meh" that it was just a logo and I'm "meh" that Elder Scrolls 6 was just a logo. Bethesda is usually better about how and when they announce things, this seemed like a formal announcement that they are working on it and nothing more.
With how long we've been hearing about this game and to only see a logo, again, it's pretty disappointing. Especially with the concept of "next gen" being tossed around. Between this and TES6, when we actually see these games is a mystery and again I'm a little disappointed at the "announcement that something is coming at sometime...maybe". That said, a space RPG by Bethesda sounds fun.
Ghosts of Tsushima:
This game looks like an evolution of the "Way of the Samurai" games, pieced together in a much more "average gamer" type package...as Way of the Samurai was a bit on the difficult side to grasp sometimes.
I'm into the presentation, but the teaser we got last year seemed a lot different than the gameplay trailer we got this time around. I like it, but I don't "like like" it.
Having really enjoyed the style and gameplay adjustments from Battlefield 1, everything that Battlefield 5 has to offer seems like just "more" of that. Which I'm abolutely 100% behind.
That said, I'm pretty much against the idea of adding in a Battle Royale style mode without having something new to offer at this point, and B5's royale mode seems pretty standard for what it will be offering.
I'm worried, I am. Bioware, as a company, used to illicit a certain response from me, but I feel like this seems very derivative of a lot of different games we've seen over the last few years. The more I see of Anthem, the more I feel disinterested in what it wants to be because of the idea of what it "could be" that had been lingering for so long.
Regardless, the gameplay looks solid and the game itself looks absolutely beautiful. Fingers crossed that this is the game that brings Bioware out of the funk they've seemed to be in the last couple of years.
It's Doom. It's violent. It looks like it will be very much "more of the same, but BIGGER" from the last entry in the series. Not much to say, considering what we've seen, but I liked the new DOOM, so I'll more than likely pick this one up eventually. DOOM is always a cathartic experience that I'm willing to jump back into.
We've gotten two trailers and honestly what this game will "be like to play" is still a mystery to me. I never played The Witcher 3, but I did play the other two and enjoyed them, so maybe with my interest in Cyberpunk 2077 I'll hit up Witcher 3 before this new IP drops.
Cyberpunk, the genre not the game, has always been a favorite of mine so to have such an innovative and driving force for game development behind this new series...I'm already a bit taken by it. So, with my genre bias, I'm super into it.
Also that android putting on their make up while their "mouth" wasn't connected was super cool, I don't care what anyone says.
Just Cause 4:
Didn't really enjoy Just Cause 3, after really liking Just Cause 2, and this seems to be, again like DOOM and Wolfenstein and a lot of this year's showcase, more of the same. Which isn't bad, Just Cause 3 did very well and open world-explore-explode-mayhem style games are always a blast to jump into.
Where do I even begin, the trailer showed nothing and they talked about nothing. You play as Master Chief and there's a Halo. If this is "Halo 6", I'll be honestly angry as Halo actually kept it's mainline games perfect in the numbering system and if Infinite is supposed to be 6, we'll be going into a naming trend that I hate.
I mean, Halo would have pulled a Rocky, even down to the number:
Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo 5, Halo Infinte.
Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V, Rocky Balboa.
Why? Stop doing this.
Anyway, it'll probably be Halo and Halo is fun. But, and I keep saying this, it'll be "MORE OF THE SAME", in this (and many cases this year) the "more of the same" is actually "more of something that was good/fun", but still "the same" is "the same".
P.S. We'll never see Master Chief without the helmet, stop teasing us.
Kingdom Hearts 3:
Delayed. No surprise there. I wish they would have replaced Haley Joel Osment with a sound-alike or someone who sounded more like an "adult/older" Sora, his performance (from what we've heard) is fine...but it just sounds awkward.
Game looks amazing, the new worlds look incredible...though I'm pretty lukewarm on bringing Pirates of the Caribbean back into it.
I've played every Kingdom Hearts game, I'll be playing this one. If it comes out. Which until it's physically in my hands, I will not believe.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice:
It's not Bloodborne 2. And that's ok, but I had my hopes up. Seems like we're on a feaudal Japan kick in the industry, which I'm absolutely behind, but I'm a bit "meh" that every single one of them has a focus on sword combat instead of the wealth of other mythological elements and themes from that era.
Either way, it's a From Software game and it's going to be hard and rewarding as hell. Sign me up.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider:
I wish I was more excited about this game. I loved the reboot, and despite the really weird card nonsense from the next entry in the series, my enjoyment continued. But this...and I feel like I'm beating a dead horse here...looks "the same".
Let's hit that mantra again while we're here!
"More of the same" when "the same" is GREAT is still GOOD...but it's still just "the same".
I do greatly enjoy seeing Lara beat the living hell out of the bad guys though, super satisfying. You go girl!
The Division 2:
The first Division looked very generic and boring to me. Somehow, with very minor changes in gameplay and setting, The Division 2 oddly has my attention. Would love to get my hands on this game and play with a squad. This COULD be the game that gets me back into playing multiplayer centric games after being so burnt out on the "perpetual online experience" that begun devouring the gaming landscape oh so many years ago and still continues it's warpath to this day.
Anyway, looks cool, love the style and setting, would love to know more about it.
Forza Horizon 4:
I don't like the main Forza series. But Horizon is my jam. Exceedingly pretty arcade style racer with loads of customizability and an ever present "driver ai" that races for you against your friends based on how well you drive. The Forza Horizon series is just...fun, nothing more to it. If you like the idea of driving fast in exceptionaly pretty landscapes in a hot pink car with an anime girl on it, the Horizon series is your kinda game.
But...it's "more of the same", E3 2018 is full of games like that, again, not bad, just "the same".
Devil May Cry 5:
Three playable characters, two of which are Dante and Nero, "removing" DMC: Devil May Cry from the mythos, and taking place in the normal game's canon "10 years later".
Devil May Cry is honestly just as confusing as Resident Evil's plot line at this point. Nothing really makes sense, but it doesn't need to. The gameplay is what makes the series, and if they add a it more flavor to the game by having these three playable characters actually play DIFFERENTLY for a change, I'm all for it.
While I'm happy to jump back into the "main line" story for Devil May Cry, it makes me wonder "what could have been" if we just ended up focusing on the new direction DMC: Devil May Cry went towards. For what it's worth, I thought it was a really fun game and tried to do things different enough while still keeping what folks liked about the originals intact.
Oh well, I'm excited either way.
Gears of War 5:
A Gears game without a male lead and a focus on a female character? Someone slap me, I'm obviously dreaming.
Jokes aside, the Gears franchise has always been really fun and sneaky with how they implemented something "new" into it. Something that, unfortunately, Gears 4 didn't do. So I'm hoping it will be back onto the innovation train with Gears of War 5 both in story telling and for gameplay (or at least with some new modes).
Dragon Quest 11:
I love the Dragon Quest series. Even more so in recent years for keeping that classic JRPG feeling alive while still changing up the gameplay quite a bit. Plus I'm a huge fan of Akira Toriyama's art style when it comes to cell-shaded graphics.
Starlink: Battle For Atlas:
There's collectable toys and Star Fox is in it.
I want this game.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey:
I skipped Origins, it didn't really grab me, though I may still pick it up at some point.
However, I really loved what I saw in Odyssey. It oddly felt more "Bioware" than most of the stuff that "Bioware" has been doing in the last couple of years and with the ability to create your own story with how you play the game, it makes the Assassin's Creed games seem more alive than they were before.
Though, in doing all of this, it makes it a much more "branching" experience and less like a solid narrative. Which, considering how nonsensical the AC storyline is...that may actually be a good thing.
Gameplay looks a lot like Origins and still has that AC feel to it, may be my time to jump back into the franchise.
Madden 19, FIFA 19, NBA Live 19, PCG Club (All The Sports Games):
They're sports games, there's a new one every year, they keep looking prettier and prettier, I have no idea how to play these games but I do appreciate how much attention to detail and love that seems to continue to go into the development of these games.
No more lootboxes please.
FROM SOFTWARE is making a PSVR game. I...don't even know what it's about, the trailer was super confusing and didn't really give me anything to grasp onto. I do like that they are trying something new though!
"This is a GEARS game Kdin, put it in the BIG ONES section", I hear you saying.
Nay, I say.
Game looks great, Gears series works great for XCOM style tactics gameplay and I'm all about genre shifting...
But Mario + Rabbids made the genre easily accessable to newcomers and I don't really see the Gears Tactics game adding anything to the genre that XCOM hadn't already done.
Neat, but not sure if this is where I'd, personally, like to see the Gears off-shoot series going.
Make the game hard as hell, limited lives, limited continues, don't forget levels like Turbo Tunnel/Clinger-Winger, and don't make it a simple "beat-em up". However, give it a "tadpole" mode with unlimited lives, unlimited continues, easier enemy placement and I think you've got something good.
I do, however, think it'll be more of a Beat'em Up, which isn't bad, but it's also not really what Battletoads is all about.
Also, Brian likes Battletoads a lot, so I'm happy Microsoft finally got the thousands of letters he'd been mailing in.
Dying Light 2:
Sequel to an openworld zombie game that I thought was a great story focused single-player version of Dead Island. It looks fun, but this time around it seems like there's a bigger focus on world building and "choices". Which I think is really cool, but I feel like in the multitude of choices we're going to lose a lot of the subtlety that we could be getting from this series.
Please bring back "Be a Zombie Mode", it made me feel like the Spider-man villain Carnage and it was absolutely my favorite part of the game.
The Quiet Man:
What the hell even was this. I don't even know what this is going to be. Seems like a melee combat focused detective-y game? I'd love to know more, but it seems like a AA title from SquareEnix. Which isn't bad, just...very very confusing.
Naruto, Goku, Luffy...I love these Shonen Jump crossover games.
But if Deku isn't in it, I'm going to riot.
Jedi: Fallen Order:
I hate to be "that person", but Viceral's pitch sounded more fun. This just sounds like every other single player Star Wars game we've gotten with the concept of "CAN I BE A JEDI? WILL I GET A LIGHT SABER? DO I GET FORCE POWERS?"
I'm sure it will be super fun, but I'm tired of being a "Jedi" in the Star Wars universe.
I never played the first Unravel. I wanted to, and after seeing this "IT'S OUT NOW" drop coupled with the addition of Co-Op gameplay, it may be the kick in the skirt I needed to grab the first game then hop immediately into Unravel 2.
Puzzle platformers are great, especially when it's a cooperative experience. Puzzles are best completed with a friend!
Command & Conquer: Rivals:
I. Hecking. Loved. Command & Conquer.
I fell off after a while and never bothered to jump back in, but this 1 V 1 mobile game really won't be bringing me back in.
It's a novel concept on paper, but I think the series deserves a bit better than this offering.
Just Dance 2019:
You dance in 2019.
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit:
I wish I enjoyed Life is Strange more. I liked it just fine, but it didn't grab me like I wished it would. If Captain Spirit is "more of the same", I'll be opting out even at the free-of-charge price.
But I'm also a sucker for "free" and I love a story driven narrative, so I'll somehow still end up playing this game. The protagonist looks like he'll be a good one to learn the story of and follow around, and I'm honestly a bit curious to see where it's going even if ife is Strange didn't hook me like I wished it did.
A nonsense trailer followed by a "Platinum Games" logo. I love Platinum, and trust them (most of the time) to make a great game. But these "what am I watching" style trailers from so many developers make me apprehensive.
Show the game if you can, and if you can't, don't announce it yet.
Final Fantasy 14 / Monster Hunter: World crossover:
I don't play FF14, but I have a friend who does and they absolutely love it. They also love Monster Hunter.
So I assuming they're so happy they exploded into confetti at the sight of this announcement.
It's Trials! It'll be hard, it will make you wanna throw your contoller, and it will make you laugh endlessly. I don't think this game adds anything truly "new", so it's absolutely a "more of the same", but it's been a while since we've had a full Trial's game, so maybe it'll be nice to get back to it.
Skull & Bones:
After critisizing Sea of Thieves, saying Skull & Bones would be the better of the two, then...somehow enjoying Sea of Thieves...I'm at a loss.
Skull & Bones seems to be the pirate offshoot that everyone craved after playing through Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. Maybe it's a bit too late for this game? Or maybe we actually just need more pirate games in different genres. This game still looks like a lot of fun, but it may not be for me.
I'm a firm believer that VR experiences and games will absolutely be a staple of future gaming and that there is a place for them alongside tradictional "controller" games.
This one? I'm not really sure about.
"Neat" I guess would be my summary of it so far.
The Crew 2:
It looks neat, but if I'm going to race cars, I already enjoy the Forza Horizon series plus I'll get that game for free with Game Pass.
That said, do love the ability to jump between gameplay styles on the fly.
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Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion:
I fell off the Adventure Time train a while ago, but this game looks a heck of a lot like it's going to play like Costume Quest which I LOVED. Seems fun, but realistically I can't see myself picking this one up.
Make a game about Marceline and Bubblegum and thenwe'll talk.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4:
CoD is back to Black Ops, and Playstation is even giving away Black Ops 3 right now for PS+ members. All that sounds great but...
No storymode? That and Zombies are the only thing I actually play in CoD so...hard pass on this one for me. Still looks like it'll be fun for fans of the series.
Still wish they'd sell the Zombies modes seporately.
Children of Morta:
Seven playable characters. Top down, dungeon adventure gameplay. "It's like Zelda but with more characters!" Okay, that's an over simplification, but that gets the point across nicely.
The overall aesthetic of the game is fantastic. I'm always down for dark fantasy setting, especially with how lovely the pixel art looks!
Not much to say here other than "Dynasty Warriors with Open World Multiplayer". If that sounds good to you, watch the trailer and sell yourself on all the absolutely bonkers action!
Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course:
I did not expect DLC for this game but I'm SO happy to have it. Thanks for adding Ms. Chalise and however many new bosses you'll be adding that will undoubtably kick my ass too many times before I beat them once and only once.
Daemon X Machina:
Marvelous! and First Studio making an absolutely nuts Mecha game, reminds me a bit of how Virtua-On looks, but with a focus on (I'm assuming) a single player campaign. I've been on a Mecha anime kick, so this scratches an itch for me!
Destiny 2: Forsaken:
I wish I cared about Destiny 2. I tried, I really did. I tried with the OG Destiny too. But I never had a consistent group to play with and most of the first year DLC just sucked to me. Seems like they are following the same pattern this time, which is unfortunate.
Happy that those who enjoy it are finally getting the "Taken King" of Destiny 2.
We've seen this game for a couple of E3's now, but what will really sell me on it is what the gaming community will do with the tools inside the game once it releases.
So...release the game please?
The Elder Scrolls Blades:
Bethesda joining Nintendo in the "small side game from a known franchise to satisfy the fans foaming at the mouth" camp.
Looks fun, it's a mobile game, it's whatever.
Farming Simulator 19:
FARMS! SHEEP! COWS! WHEAT! CORN!
Fear the Wolves:
Really pretty looking survival game, reminds me a bit of the Metro series. Love the focus on running away (and the speed of that) coinciding with stealth, but not shying away from big loud action! Here's hoping the game actually delivers on what it promises.
Left 4 Dead with Robots? I think. That's fine, I could use more games like this. Vermintide is a blast, but it's nice to have some competition. Also robots are cool.
I cried at the trailer. Like I wept openly. There's not much else to say. I was moved by the message behind the TRAILER of this game. I want to be friends with this little anthropomorphic cat and help them.
I absolutely hate the name of this game, it's a "nothing" name. However, the game seems to be a in the same aeasthetic as the old PS3 game Folklore with a focus on "Darksouls" style combat, and that has me interested.
IT'S A HECKING CLAYMATION STYLE GAME! IT SEEMS VERY "POINT AND CLICK ADVENTURE"-Y!
Never been into Hitman. Game looks neat though. I don't have much to add here, glad to see the studio continuing to work on a series they're passionate for!
Killer Queen Black:
An ARADE GAME that was made in the late 2000's is getting a rebuilt port for the Switch. Very hectic multiplayer combat, fun for parties I'd assume!
Little Dragons Cafe:
Harvest Moon with DRAGONS. Sold. MOVING ON!
Shark simulator where you mercilessly eat people. It's like JAWS but you get to be the shark.
Mario + Rabbids Donkey Kong DLC:
This game was absolutely amazing last year, and I'd love to see Ubisoft and Nintendo continue to work together to bring more Mario characters or even Ubisoft characters into this game with DLC. Would kill for some Rayman DLC to be added. The new style of gameplay that DK and the other new character brings to the table brings some welcome changes to combat.
Mega Man 11:
He is Mega Man.
He's blue and cyan.
Created by Doctor Light (or Right if you are from Japan)
...also known as Rock Man.
It's just a Mega Man game in a new style, I'm into it.
Metal Wolf Chaos XD:
Remaster of Metal Wolf Chaos. FUN! MECHA! GAME!
Monster Hunter Generations:
Was Monster Hunter World your first Monster Hunter game? Welcome to Generations, where all the streamlining is gone because this game came out before World in Japan. Even so, if you're a MH fan, it'll be a must-have. Everyone else? Try a demo if one comes out.
My Friend Pedro:
Gun-Fu side scrolling action game. Reminds me of Hotline Miami but with a visual shift.
What. Is. With. All. These. Samurai. Games.
Seriously? Did I miss a memo or something?
Nioh was a total blast, so more Nioh is great, but I really wonder what "new" things they'll be adding to the format.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps:
I never got to play Ori and the Blind Forest, but I heard "You'll really like it a lot, Kdin!" from some folks so...I assume "You'll really like Will of the Wisps, Kdin!" because of how everyone who played the original Ori is reacting to it.
No Man's Sky but it has a Finite Universe.
If No Man's Sky was a side-scrolling platformer...and fun.
Missed opportuniy, honestly. Should have called it "Overcooked 2: Well Done". See the pun? It's a good one.
Anyway. "More of the same", but again "the same" in this instance was fun so...yay!
Overkill's The Walking Dead:
I can't believe this game is still a thing. The Walking Dead brand has waned so hard over the last couple of years and the zombie genre is still as crowded as ever, I can't really imaging this game bringing much new to the table based on the presentations and trailers. Realistically, this game seems like the old Xbox 360 game "The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct" but with an actual budget and graphics.
Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight:
If they can explain how the main character is dancing despite this happening AFTER Persona 3, and have it make sense, I'll give them an additional $10 upon purchase.
Regardless, PERSONA RHYTHM GAME!
Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight:
Dominatrix P5 Protagonist is worth the price of entry. Someone make me that outfit and it will become a part of my casual wardrobe.
Again, PERSONA RHYTHM GAME!
How will the Speed Runners break this DLC? Find out in several weeks when people are beating it in 3 minutes or less.
Jokes aside, Prey was low-key one of the most fun games from last year. You just didn't play it. But you should!
I want to play this with Ryan.
I didn't play RAGE, but I had a friend say that it was fun just "very dull to look at". Seems like they added a lot of pink to the game, I love pink, so I want to try this out.
I'm a simple woman, ok?
Cyanide & Happiness made a game.
I...ok. Sure. Why not.
I love these quiet indie adventure games. The low poly/sketch style really speaks to me, no idea why. But I could definitely go for another Journey style game, and this seems to be in the same vein but with a whole different feel to it.
Something I've never been called.
Jokes aside, really neat looking multiplayer base building chill survivalish game.
The music that went alongside the trailer was pretty hype too.
Sea of Thieves: Cursed Sails and the Forsaken Shores:
I like Sea of Thieves. I can't tell you why, but I do. So the fact that they are continuing to support it with a growing amount of content makes me happy.
Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass:
Hey, if DOOM can make a complete comeback, so can Serious Sam! Let's hope it's better than Serious Sam 3. The frame rate problems in SS3 were just ridiculously bad and the game wasn't well put together. Fix the technical issues and lean heavily into the silliness and you'll have something great on your hands!
It's like Skate.
...what do you want from me? It's a skateboarding game and it looks fun.
The Sinking City:
An open world H.P. Loveraft game interests me greatly...but the alpha gameplay looks SUPER rough around the edges. Will be checking back on this later when it's closer to release.
WELCOME BACK TO THE STAGE OF HISTORY!
Hoard mode game with mystical powers. Standard affair stuff, but it looks like it could be fun. Still, fairly rough around the edges with how the presentation looked.
Team Sonic Racing:
I loved Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing, I liked Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed, I hope this is more like the former rather than the latter. Hoping for a smaller roster too, actually. Maybe the inclusion of the "OC" from Sonic Forces though for some variety? That'd be fun.
TETRIS! IN! VR!
I don't...I don't know? This is what VR should be about, intimate and unique experiences, but...I'm really confused on my feelings about this one.
Trevor Saves the Universe:
Something weird from Justin Roiland and we have no idea what the gameplay will be like, but it will be on PS4 and VR so I'm guessing something fairly simple that focused on "comedy" rather than "gameplay".
LITTLE! ADORABLE! FOX!
GAMEPLAY! LIKE! 2D ZELDA!
I WANNA SQUISH THEIR LITTLE CHEEKS!
Alan Wake but not made by the Alan Wake people. That's the vibe I get. It looks neat, would like to learn more. The trailer didn't give much info.
Valkyria Chronicles 4:
This entire series is way more fun than it appears. If you enjoy stuff like Fire Emblem, you'd best check out the Valkyria Chronicles series. This one seems again, "more of the same" but "the same" is great stuff and in this case we don't get a lot from the Valkyria Chronicles franchise so "the same" is fine.
We saw this at Nintedo's first "Nindies" showcase for the Switch, and I'm still just waiting for it to come out. Think Advance Wars by way of Medival England/Traditional Fantasy Setting.
We Happy Few:
I feel lke we've known about this game for far too long and "what it actually is" has changed overtime. I'm still a bit uncertain of what to expect when actually PLAYING We Happy Few, but the themes and setting have me interested.
The history of it's development is fairly interesting, and kind of sad actually, if you're interested I'd reccommend reading up on it.
The Wind Road:
Another mystical Samurai style game. I seriously feel like I missed a memo or an email or something, there's so many of these and it can't just be a coincidence.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country:
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was good, more in that world is also good. Glad they're still investing time and money into this series, I'd love to see this become a continuing trend with the Xenoblade series. Do like that they keep jumping to different characters in the franchise too, keeps things from getting dull.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 & Yakuza 0:
I'm lumping these two together. I've never played a Yakuza game, but I've heard the BEST things about them. I'd love to give them a shot, but I don't know where to actually "start".
That said, the games are beautiful and it's great to see them getting western releases!