Priorities on my wishlist: Survived By, BIOMUTANT, Riverbond, and of course TUNIC. Im also super glad Spiderman did well and look forward to superb reviews for AC Odyssey and BF V. Games that are up in the air as not really enough info about them has been released yet: Definetly Arrowhead’s new game, Torchlight Frontiers, Minecraft Dungeons, and possibly maybe WoW Classic…
The games i’m most looking forward to are:
The Hong Kong Massacre.
My Friend Pedro.
And the one i’m currently enjoying:
Indies for the win once again
I’ve been really enjoying Exanima for a few years now. I’m always coming back to it. If you’re a medieval combat fanatic, do yourself a favor and check it out. There’s nothing like it. It’s on Steam, but $5 cheaper on the main site, “baremettle.com”, home of Sui Generis. Exanima is a prequel to Sui Generis, which is going to be an open world RPG that’ll take the indie world by storm. I can’t begin to explain the magnitude of these games other than just dropping my Exanima review in here.
Other than that…
Keenly anticipating: Next version of Starsector, Ground Branch, Arrowhead’s next game, and Risk of Rain 2
Keenly enjoying: Helldivers, Gauntlet, and Nuclear Throne.
I have started playing many good games this summer. I bought The Division and I’m really enjoying it. Even though it’s not that popular, as it was 2 years ago…
Other games that I bought recently and enjoy playing:
Rainbow Six Siege
Two Point Hospital
Life is Strange 2
But I was very diassapointed, when I bought Kingdom Come: Deliverance. It’s one of the worst games I have played in my life. I’m from Czech republic and KCD is Bohemian (slavic) based game. Czechs have beautiful madeival history, nature and potential. But KCD haven’t used any of it. Just buggy glitchy unrealistic piece of garbage
I play mostly games by teeny, tiny dev teams.
-Synthetik: Explosive overhead twin-stick roguelite that’s great on kbl/m but never quite seems to get there in controller support (work in progress). Pretty fun 2-player online co-op, but I wish they’d have some mix of actual mission objectives. This (I have over 100 hours in it) and 10Ton’s Neonchrome are probably my favorite twin-stick shooters on PC after Helldivers.
(2-man German dev team; decent Steam sales allowed them to hire a third – I tried to get the Synthetik devs and Arrowhead folks to meet each other at Gamescom, but didn’t quite happen)
-Door Kickers: Action Squad (pixelized side-scrolling retro blaster that’s fun, but maybe a bit lacking in long term replayability, but they have a level editor just out that may help). Introduced a new optional “Halloween mode” with monster portals, zombies, Halloween-theme redecorated levels etc. I thought zombies would be a gimmicky addition but it really makes the game more fun and challenging, plus you get terrorists and zombies battling each other too.
-Bad North (PC): “minimalist” medieval/vikings squad RTS with procedurally generated islands you defend – launched on Switch and consoles first, and currently PC version’s a Discord Store exclusive (to the wrath of everyone on Steam) that I’m very much enjoying). A must if you grew up playing with toy soldiers. fwiw, the Discord PC games Store offers the same refund policy that Steam does (up to 2 weeks ownership, up to 2 hours gameplay).
BN’s Swedish dev team is technically two devs plus a music/audio guy.
Shenmue III is the game I look most forward to! Massive fan of I & II and pushed in a lot of dough into the Kickstarter, can’t wait for the series to continue after 18 years
Haha my post did not age well; I listed several games and have not played one of them I guess most of them are still not out yet but still.
2019 updated: Got my first apex win. Was lit teamwork until the end where I was downed and crawling around crying like a baby while my team mate a player named EmilyCleansup took out a whole squad by themselves to win us the match! I have now stopped playing it to catch up on other titles. Like Mutatn Year Zero, great game, just like xcom not that I have played that though. I also played some Tyranny fantatsic story even if you are the bad guys, a shame about not being able to meaningfully allocate and prioritise skills though. Ive also played some great games of Golf With Your Friends with friends. Its a mini golf game very good imo. I also just bought Waves2 and am keen to hook into this little indie twin stick shooter.
Well thats it for me what about you guys??
The only thing on my mind in 2019, which has been the same every year since 2001, is Shenmue 3! Finally getting to play the sequel to my favorite game, and getting the continuation of Shenmue 2:s massive cliffhanger ending after 18 years of waiting is still a mind blowing idea every time I think of it, which I do more or less daily.
Except for that, I think Days Gone could be pretty cool, Sony’s been keeping that one cooking for so many years now it kinda feels it has to be worth the wait in some way.
I’m waiting impatiently for a Warcraft III remake, “reforged” It’s been my favorite RTS game after Warcraft II since I remember. It’s been over 15 years and I’m still refreshing my memory by playing the whole campaign at the hard difficulty every year or two.