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Topic   2018 has gone, what are your 2019 most anticipated games and predictions?

tonymack21
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* 3-Jan-2019(#1)
2018 has come and gone, and what a year it was, some anticipated games were great and some were disappointing. What could 2019 bring? New console reveals? will the games measure up to 2017 and 18?

What are your most anticipated? as like last year which of them do you think won't live up?

Most anticipated games of 19 - Ace Combat 7, Granblue Fantasy Re:Link, Code Vein, Ghosts of Tsushima, Outer Worlds, Yakuza Remasters, Project Judge (now revealed to be named Judgment), Fire Emblem Three Houses, SMT5, Persona 5R, Babylons Fall, Edge of Eternity
most possibility to disappoint? maybe code vein or babylons fall
too early to tell for sure, but code vein prediction might hold, beta was said to be not great
october Three houses is my runaway game of the year and far surpassed everything i hoped for, looks like code vein will be the disapointment while GoT, Granblue and P5R will be 2020 titles


predictions

Sony doesn't reveal the PS5 - im thinking this because if they were going to, why wouldn't you do it at E3. maybe they reveal at 2020 E3 with a holiday release that year.
while we do know of its existence, this seems to be holding steady
october Wired interview has revealed details but this one hit as the system hasnt been "revealed and looks like E3 2020 is looking likely, i cant wait, biggest E3 in years potentially. maybe ever?

MS doesn't reveal theirs either - if Sony thought this was a possibility would they let MS have E3 to themselves with a new reveal? I think they both are thinking 2020.
while they have revealed the holiday 2020 release as expected, they didnt actually reveal the system itself, so partially true


PS4 and Xbox get a permanent price drop sometime this year, one more strong holiday push before next gen takes over holiday 2020.
october unless i missed it i dont think this happened

Switch continues to sell strongly and Pokémon is huge. - not really a stretch lol.
sales are still strong and pokemon is a slam dunk to be a big seller

Nintendo reveals a Yoshi game and Metroid Prime 4.
there was/is a yoshi game and MP4 is still absent, bu they did start over on it at one point so i guess its to be expected it will be awhile

Anthem doesn't meet expectations, bioware's future gets called into question. Mass Effect remastered complete trilogy announced to try and salvage money.
Anthem hasnt been a complete failure but did get a lot of bad press, doubtful its met the lofty expectations, the bioware's future into question part hasnt happened...yet
october havent heard much else positive, that mass effect trilogy remaster hasnt happened yet but i wouldnt be surprised to see it next year

We get trickles of info on beyond good and evil 2, Wild is still absent from news, assumed to be shelved.
nothing really about either, E3 came and went with nothing from Ancel or Ubi about either game

Fortnite finally starts showing signs of slowdown. - this is kind of an iffy guess, I thought this was happening a few months when my kids and their friends weren't playing as much, but they are back to it. the free model was genius.
the fortnite monster just keeps rolling, but twitch viewership is down, my kids and their friends still play regularly though
october my kids have almost all but quit playing at least, some of the youtubers they watch have been playing other games as well, so overall this prediction may have overall been a hit

Cyberpunk 2077 doesn't release, but shows great progress at E3 with more gameplay shown. They are still hiring people for the project, its going to be so amazing when it does release one day.
the expected 2020 release was confirmed at E3, more gameplay could likely be shown later this year at other shows
playable demo revealed for PAX West

Last of Us 2 wins many GOTY awards.
Looks like its being pushed to spring 2020, Cyberpunk will likely cost it some awards and possibly vice versa

Persona 5R is a P4 Golden type version of Persona 5, doesn't come to Switch. - I may be wrong about this, but in the reveals and info's only PS4 is shown, if they were going to do it seems like they'd want to build hype. however, id be totally down for a switch version so as many people as possible can experience the glory of p5.
boom, it is indeed a "golden" type version of the game, with no other platforms being announced as of now



Sam
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3-Jan-2019(#2)
Well last year Stakes winner 2 Neo Geo showed up on Nintendo Switch so I basically can't even make a wild prediction that would even turn out to be that esoteric so I will guess that Road Rash comes back and is at least respected if not monetarily successful
Karaiya
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* 3-Jan-2019(#3)
I'd like to see the Metroidvania craze die down a bit. I do love the genre very much but it's a bit saturated.

Bloodstained Ritual of the Night is a major disappointment with a Meta of 80 or lower.

The new From Software game Sekiro is not very good.

New Bloodborne announced.

I'd like to see RPGs get shorter.

I'd like to see better writing in all genres.

Switch is going to have another great year. Sony may announce a new console.

XBoxOne will gain some more traction from price drops I think well see the market share between the two consoles edge closer together.

A new Mario game will be announced.

Hopefully a new Pikmin.

A new game from the Nier Automata people.

Persona 6 rumors if not an announcement that it is in development.

Persona 5 S is announced for switch there are to. Persona 5 R is a definitive remaster and will go multiplatform to XBone
EB
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3-Jan-2019(#4)
I might have more predictions later, but right now what I have is:
-Anthem ends up being the same as Destiny (big sales followed by major backlash).
-RDR2 comes to PC, or is at least announced for it.
-Persona 5R may also get a release on Xbox too, would not surprise me, though Switch is more likely.
-3DS game brought to Switch enhanced. Most likely candidates: Samus Returns, Link Between Worlds, Luigi's Mansion collection (1&2, possibly before 3 If it is released this year). I just think a remastered version of some kind would be easy money for Nintendo.
-SpiderMan sequel announcement, or at least new DLC, probably focusing more on Yuri.

Anxiouz
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* 3-Jan-2019(#5)
Last of Us 2 won't release in 2019. It'll be as late in the PS4 lifecycle as possible, and then be re-released on PS5.

Switch will have a hardware update of some kind.

Crackdown 3 will have a bumpy launch but by year's end it'll be solid and popular.

The 3DS will have one or two major releases that nobody saw coming (like Treasure Tracker and Luigi's Mansion in 2018).

The Sonic movie will be a disaster.
Heavyd814life
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* 3-Jan-2019(#6)
I was 4 for 5 last year, but I played it kinda safe. Let's go all out this time! Here are 10 predictions:

1. Babylon's Fall is the next game by Yoko Taro (Drakengard and Nier) shock. It doesn't come out in 2019, though.

2. Anthem will be MORE successful than we all expect it to be. It'll be the best selling game of the year until Call of Duty and Pokemon hit in the fall.

3. Pokemon will be the best selling game of the year ahead of Call of Duty. Everyone with a Switch will own a copy.

4. The PS4, not the Nintendo Switch, will be the best selling console of 2019.

5. Persona 5 is coming to the Switch, PC, Xbox One, AND THE ALMIGHTY VITA shock

6. Dreams will be the best reviewed Sony game of 2019 with a Metacritic of 96 (suck it TLoU 2)

7. The Last of Us 2 will be the consensus GOTY for 2019.

8. Final Fantasy 7 Remake Episode 1 will come out in 2019...and it will be trash because they will have changed too much.

9. Indivisible will be the indie darling of 2019.

10. 2019 will be a great year for Japanese devs. All 14 of these games will have a Metacritic of at least 83:

Sekiro, DMC 5, Ace Combat 7, Granblue Fantasy, Bayonetta 3, Project Judge, Pokemon, Fire Emblem, Death Stranding, Kingdom Hearts III, Resident Evil 2, Bloodstained, Jump Force, and Yoshi


dustin11
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* 4-Jan-2019(#7)
- Shenmue 3 will be a huge disappointment.
- No new Xbox or Playstation will be announced this year all though we'll keep seeing all kinds of hardware rumors begin to surface more frequently.
- Switch will have a monster year and be the best selling hardware with X1 having the largest year over year growth.
- Mainline Pokémon will launch in November and sell around 10 million before the end of the year.
- All consoles will receive a price drop as this generation begins to wind down and with this next holiday season being the last one for PS4 and X1
- Switch seems some kind of new hardware release
- Mario Kart 9 is shown at E3.
- Metroid Prime 4 doesn't launch this year but we'll get a MP Trilogy instead to hold us over.
- Crackdown 3 will be really fun but won't review well because expectations will be way too high for what the game was ever intended to be.
- Pikmin 4 gets announced during a Direct and is released this year.
MaxRebo
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4-Jan-2019(#8)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Nintendo reveals a Yoshi game and Metroid Prime 4.
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The Yoshi game has been announced for awhile. Comes out this spring.

https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/yoshis-craft...
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4-Jan-2019(#9)
tonymack21 wrote:

> Mass Effect remastered complete trilogy announced to try and salvage money.

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Gypsy
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4-Jan-2019(#10)
I would totally effing buy ME Trilogy Remastered.
Uppercat
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The thought of ME1 with the gameplay of 2/3 makes me moist.
tonymack21
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* 4-Jan-2019(#12)
Ya I would pre-order immediately.. 4k with all dlc..insta buy and replay.

I figure that's coming eventually. EA loves money too much

Heavyd814life
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4-Jan-2019(#13)
I'm shocked it hasn't happened already. And yeah, I'll definitely play all three again if a remaster happens. Best new IP of last gen, imo.

Gypsy
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4-Jan-2019(#14)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Best new IP of last gen, imo.
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I can't think of anything off the top of my head that could compete but I might be forgetting something obvious.
Uppercat
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4-Jan-2019(#15)
The first Dragon Age game was fantastic. Shame they half-assed the second one and the third was just mediocre imo.
tonymack21
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4-Jan-2019(#16)
Ya hard pressed to think of anything that tops the trilogy that would have been an entirely new property

tonymack21
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4-Jan-2019(#17)
Uppercat wrote:
> The first Dragon Age game was fantastic. Shame they half-assed the second one and
> the third was just mediocre imo.

Ya some asshat on a YouTube comment was trying to argue with me that inquisition was at the time the best game BioWare had ever done.

dustin11
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* 4-Jan-2019(#18)
Dark Souls I guess would sort of come close, but I though the ME trilogy was easily the best of last gen. MS1 is still my favorite game from last generation even if it was a little rough around the edges.
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4-Jan-2019(#19)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Uppercat wrote:
>> The first Dragon Age game was fantastic. Shame they half-assed the second one
> and
>> the third was just mediocre imo.
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> Ya some asshat on a YouTube comment was trying to argue with me that inquisition
> was at the time the best game BioWare had ever done.
>
>

There really is SOMEONE for everything isn't there? lol
Uppercat
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4-Jan-2019(#20)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Ya hard pressed to think of anything that tops the trilogy that would have been an
> entirely new property
>
>

Aren't you forgetting "the other trilogy"?

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Gypsy
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4-Jan-2019(#21)
GOAT
tonymack21
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4-Jan-2019(#22)
Lol

Karaiya
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5-Jan-2019(#23)
Gypsy wrote:
> Heavyd814life wrote:
>> Best new IP of last gen, imo.
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> I can't think of anything off the top of my head that could compete but I might be
> forgetting something obvious.

Demon Souls/Dark Souls is the only one that comes to mind to me. Maybe Uncharted...? But yeah ME is hard to top.
Karaiya
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5-Jan-2019(#24)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Uppercat wrote:
>> The first Dragon Age game was fantastic. Shame they half-assed the second one
> and
>> the third was just mediocre imo.
>
> Ya some asshat on a YouTube comment was trying to argue with me that inquisition
> was at the time the best game BioWare had ever done.
>
>

Dragon Age Origins, in my opinion, is better than any of the Mass Effect games pound for pound. However, the Mass Effect series as a whole is certainly superior.
Gypsy
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* 5-Jan-2019(#25)
Karaiya wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> Heavyd814life wrote:
> |>> Best new IP of last gen, imo.
> |>>
> |>>
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>> I can't think of anything off the top of my head that could compete but I might
> be
>> forgetting something obvious.
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> Demon Souls/Dark Souls is the only one that comes to mind to me. Maybe Uncharted...?
> But yeah ME is hard to top.

Yeah, Uncharted is definitely really good. I knew I was forgetting something obvious. I've played through the original trilogy 3 times.

I love the Souls games. DS was the culmination of the previous From RPGs. There is a lot of King's Field there but also some Shadow Tower. I could start on any of them and just keep playing for hours.
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1. No new next gen hardware release.

2. Nintendo will challenge Sony for most hardware sales in the 2019 calendar year. They should considering where the consoles are in there respective life cycles.

3. Sekerio will not disappoint.

4. Last of Us 2 will win GOtY easily.

5. Days Gone wil do well, but will have average reviews.

6. Battletoads will give my Xbox another use other then a 4k movie player.

7. nier automata will get announced.

8. ghosts of tsushima will be a fantastic new IP.

9. Cyberpunk 2077 will get an official release. It will also get the next gen treatment, but there is no way it misses the current gen and a market that has roughly 140 million people.

10. Skull and Bones will be a massively successfull.

11. Anthem will do really well, it will not be the failure some want it to be.

12. A new Mario 2d game announced for the switch.

13. Nintendo may revise the Switch but they will skip the mid gen refresh thing that Sony and MS inteoduce.








TalonJedi87
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* 7-Jan-2019(#27)
Most anticipated games of 2019 (if they don't get delayed)

1) KH3
2) RE2 Remake
3) DMC5
4) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
5) Days Gone
6) Metro: Exodus
7) Left Alive
8) Bayonetta 3
9) Metroid Prime 4
10) Doom Eternal
11) Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3
12) Battletoads
13) Metal Wolf Chaos XD Remaster
14) My Friend Pedro

Predictions:

1) The Last of Us II will not be released on PS4 until spring 2020 at the earliest to fall in line with an imminent PS5 "definitive" edition the following year in 2021 after the PS5 launches fall of 2020.

2) The PS5 will not be discussed until early 2020 but have mysterious teaser videos pop up throughout 2019 at random Sony streaming events.

3) Sony will begin to have Nintendo direct like streaming events beginning in spring of 2019 featuring stunning gameplay videos of their 1st party games but only tidbits and breadcrumbs in terms of release dates and/or windows further stringing along it's fans to have them salivating to the point of combustion.

4) Microsoft will announce briefly at E3 2019 the names of both of their next consoles with more details including specs and a release window being revealed later on in November 2019 at their annual Xbox event, both of which will release the following year towards the end of 2020.

5) Nintendo will reveal a Switch 2.0 model with a higher resolution display in handheld mode,
a faster processing chip and slightly better battery life on one of their upcoming Nintendo directs to release sometime this year at the same price as the current Switch model. Once it releases the old Switch model will drop to $249.99.

6) KH3 will not meet expectations but still be a fun KH game nevertheless.

7) RE2 Remake will redefine what it means to remake a beloved classic video game.

8) Days Gone will receive lukewarm reception from critics (6's and 7's) but end up being a very solid game. (Kinda like how Darksiders III is)

9) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will go down in history as one of the hardest 3D video games of all time and only the most hardcore of players will stick with it. Critics will praise it for being so ambitious difficulty wise, but some fans will shy away with no co-op support.

10) From Software will announce 2 new games sometime in 2019, likely at E3. One will be Bloodborne 2 for PS4 releasing next year and the other will be a new Armored Core game with no other details other than a title and it's existence.

11) DMC5 will return the series to a form not seen since DMC3 in over a decade. It will receive 8's and 9's receptively. Co-op support will fare surprisingly well and perhaps usher in a new age of co-op story game support.

12) Metro: Exodus will be a decent game but suffer from performance issues in the beginning.

13) Left Alive will be a sleeper hit.

14) Bayonetta 3 will be shown at a Nintendo direct this spring and release winter 2020.

15) Metroid Prime 4 gameplay will be revealed at a spring Nintendo direct and release fall 2019 in tandem with a Metroid Prime trilogy for Switch for $59.99.

16) Doom Eternal will release spring/summer of 2019 and have a watered down single player campaign and focus more on multiplayer and in turn do poorly as the migration to Live Services continues at Bethesda and continues to fail and disappoint along the way.

17) Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 will release fall 2019 and do fairly well but have a cookie cutter and forgettable story mode but will be moreso to showcase the roster of characters and have solid gameplay along the way.

18) Metal Wolf Chaos XD remaster will launch summer 2019.

19) Battletoads will be shown at E3 and be released summer of 2019 and feature 3 player couch and online co-op support and be a really good, nostalgic experience.

20) Rare will announce a new Killer Instinct game at E3 2019 that is in development on the next generation of Xbox consoles.

21) The only 1st party Sony game to be released in 2019 will be Ghosts of Tshunima fall of 2019.

22) Marvel will unveil it's long anticipated Avengers project at E3 2019 which is in development for release on next gen consoles and showcase a fantastic gameplay demo at E3 which will leave us yearning for more.

23) Cyberpunk 2077 will receive some new gameplay footage at E3 2019 at the Xbox booth and the only new info we will get is that it is in development currently for next gen consoles.

24) Microsoft will reveal a slew of new projects in the works at their E3 and Xbox events, respectively, including a new Fable and Perfect Dark game and a new untitled RPG in the works from Obsidian.

25) And last but certainly not least, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order will release fall of 2019 in time for Episode IX's premiere and fail to meet expectations. It will have a 6 hour hollow, throwaway story mode and have online multiplayer support with microtransactions which will prompt EA to shut down the studio and at the same token the Episode IX movie will barely break even at the box office. Star Wars is lost. My soul is crushed and the past is dead. Ruin Johnson wins. Flawless Victory.
dustin11
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7-Jan-2019(#28)
I don't think that Nintendo fragments their userbase with a new Switch unless they require all games made for the console to be playable on both. I wouldn't be surprised either to see them make a dock which has extra processing power to play at better visual fidelity on your screen.
TalonJedi87
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7-Jan-2019(#29)
That would be cool, but I think that the main problem though is handheld resolution, isn't it? I read some games only get 720p, if that, in handheld mode.
dustin11
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7-Jan-2019(#30)
Yeah, but with such a small screen could we really tell the difference between 720p and 1080p though? Not too sure if we could but I would like to see some of those "you can only tell the difference in screen resolution if you sit X distance from the screen" tests results to know what the limitations are. I would just like longer battery life and an OLED screen. If they want extra processing power then I would rather let the box thing handle that if battery life would be compromised in any way.
tonymack21
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7-Jan-2019(#31)
i think a new switch revision would keep all games playable on both, but im still wondering if they even do it, sales seem to be good enough.

im also thinking jedi fallen order gets rushed to be out for the movie hype, but star wars doesnt need hype, but i dont think they understand that. disney seems to be all in on discarding long time fans with everything they own, i guess we'll see how that works for them.

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7-Jan-2019(#32)
They're showing 8K tvs at ces 2019 this week

tonymack21
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7-Jan-2019(#33)
ya, i dont really know that even the next gen systems will target that, i think we are quite some years away before any real amount of people have them, 4k is only just now becoming something more people have. i'll bet its pretty vibrant and amazing though, true 4k is at times a sight to behold.

TalonJedi87
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7-Jan-2019(#34)
Ah, yeah that's true. Me personally would just want improved battery life. The games perform fairly well in handheld mode for me, it's just that battery life is the Achilles' heel as of right now.

And The Mouse cares not for the past, but only for the future, correct. Nostalgiic fans are shat to them.
TalonJedi87
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7-Jan-2019(#35)
No way 8K becomes the normal for at least 5+ years I'd say. We are barely mainstreaming 4k at this point but it's nice to know what lies beyond in the coming decade.
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7-Jan-2019(#36)
LG has been showing 8K TVs for about a year now. I don't think next generation targets them as those resolutions are only noticeable for screens of like 100+ inches or something. I think next gen they're more concerned right now with cloud gaming and better frame rates since, at least the X1X, has a pretty decent grip on native 4k gaming as is.
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7-Jan-2019(#37)
MS had said at e3 that performance was going to be the big leap next round, and im all for that, no reason the next consoles cant be 4k/60

JD
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7-Jan-2019(#38)
What y'all think of wallpaper tvs? I feel its just fad and not ready for this decade

tonymack21
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7-Jan-2019(#39)
ya i dont think thats something more than a tiny few are ready for, i dont see what we have not being the standard for many years

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* 7-Jan-2019(#40)
Sony's not going to be at e3 this year so don't count on a PS5 reveal then.

https://kotaku.com/sony-pulls-out-of-e3-2019-18304...
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* 7-Jan-2019(#41)
ya, i think that cemented no next gen reveals this year, because if you are going to do that, why wouldnt you do it at e3 and try to outshine everyone else and get that hype on your side.

e3 2020 though, that could be a huge show with both of the big kids revealing their next stuff. the xbox conference with a new xbox and CP2077 to show it off.... *insert fat cat heavy breathing meme*

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7-Jan-2019(#42)
wallpaper TVs are pretty cool but pretty expensive too. LG has had the "W" series out for a few years now but the 77" is like $8k or something.

I don't think Sony is showing anything about the PS5 until it gets closer to release as it would kill PS4's, especially the Pro's, momentum. Who would want to spend $400 on a console just so they can spend $500 on a newer console ~18 months from then. Nope, can't see that happening. They also said they have nothing new to announce and that's why they bowed out from E3 which also leads me to believe that everything they've announced for the PS4 is all that's coming to the console from this point onward.
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7-Jan-2019(#43)
ya at least first party i think theyve said this is what we have first party to end the ps4's life while we get ready to move on to ps5, it kind of makes sense i suppose.

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7-Jan-2019(#44)
Only one I'm looking forward to at the moment is Resident Evil 2. I believe it is completely impossible for me to be objective about that game because it is my favorite RE game of all time, so short of it just not working at all, it will be amazing/10 for me.
TalonJedi87
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* 7-Jan-2019(#45)
RE2 is going to be legit for sure, without question. And I predict that Sony only has streaming direct like showcases moving forward that give us gameplay videos and a ton of nonsense interviews and nothing really extraordinary because let's face it, Sony loves to showboat but not deliver the goods anytime soon until they are damn well ready, which is usually when we all forget about what we're excited for from them in the first place.
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7-Jan-2019(#46)
Also wouldn't be surprised if Cyber Punk slips to next generation.
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7-Jan-2019(#47)
dustin11 wrote:
> Also wouldn't be surprised if Cyber Punk slips to next generation.


Its probably being developed for cross gen.
TalonJedi87
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7-Jan-2019(#48)
If it's cross gen they should tell us that upfront and not pull a sleazy move like Sony does or did with games like The Last of Us 1 and it came out summer of 2013 then released a year later on PS4, like surprise!
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7-Jan-2019(#49)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> RE2 is going to be legit for sure, without question. And I predict that Sony only
> has streaming direct like showcases moving forward that give us gameplay videos and
> a ton of nonsense interviews and nothing really extraordinary because let's face
> it, Sony loves to showboat but not deliver the goods anytime soon until they are
> damn well ready, which is usually when we all forget about what we're excited for
> from them in the first place.

Not sure I agree with this. Everyone complains that the games take too long to come out, but when they finally come out, everyone fawns over them and they get GOTY consideration left, right, and center. No other company has had as many GOTY contenders as Sony has in the last 10-15 years. And that kinda success always goes to people's heads. Sony definitely loves the smell of their own crap right now and the problem is that when TLoU 2, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, Dreams and even Days Gone all come out and get great reviews, they'll be feeling themselves even more. Hopefully there is someone over there with a level head keeping everyone in check.

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7-Jan-2019(#50)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> Only one I'm looking forward to at the moment is Resident Evil 2. I believe it is
> completely impossible for me to be objective about that game because it is my favorite
> RE game of all time, so short of it just not working at all, it will be amazing/10
> for me.

I don't see a scenario where RE2 doesn't deliver. I've tried to go on media blackout, but every time I sneak a peek at footage, it looks sooo damn good. If it has lower than a 90 on Metacritic i'll be shocked.

Dasgessabel
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7-Jan-2019(#51)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Dasgessabel wrote:
>> Only one I'm looking forward to at the moment is Resident Evil 2. I believe it
> is
>> completely impossible for me to be objective about that game because it is my
> favorite
>> RE game of all time, so short of it just not working at all, it will be amazing/10
>> for me.
>
> I don't see a scenario where RE2 doesn't deliver. I've tried to go on media blackout,
> but every time I sneak a peek at footage, it looks sooo damn good. If it has lower
> than a 90 on Metacritic i'll be shocked.
>
>

Yeah, it seems like at this point they would have to sabotage their own success because it's a hype train that is only going forward. In reading some forums though, there seems to be some disinformation about micro-transactions going around. I haven't read too much into that so maybe I'm missing something but I think the only thing they have that could be considered micro-transactions are some costumes in the deluxe edition, so its odd how much traction that claim has gotten.

Ultimately though, I'm with you. I predict a low A or high B in the cumulative scores.
dustin11
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7-Jan-2019(#52)
Every time a company gets a big head they feel they can do stupid things and their fans will just accept it. If any of these companies paid any attention then they would know that gamers have long memories and get pissed off easier than any other media consumers on the planet. One day they're loving Diablo 3 or Fallout 4, the next day they're foaming at the mouth because of a mobile Diablo game and Fallout 76. These are also the same fans that voted EA the worst company on the planet....even worse then Marlboro, a company which legit kills people.
Boss
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7-Jan-2019(#53)
Malboro kills people, EA kills studios.
TalonJedi87
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7-Jan-2019(#54)
Sure Sony has some deep heavy hitters but how long before they run out of steam? What's honestly left after The Last of Us 2 and Ghosts of Tshunima? Another God of War. Yay but what else? I love their games but I fear they're running out of steam sooner rather than later.
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* 7-Jan-2019(#55)
They also need to do a better job of not announcing games too early. What was it....e3 2015 or something when they announced Shenmue 3 and FF7:R? And how long have we been hearing about TLoU2, Death Stranding, and Days Gone? I understand when a game hits some weird unforeseen technical hiccups or when its delayed a month or two for extra polish, but at some point it starts getting ridiculous. Games shouldn't be announced until they're no more than a year out but I would personally prefer no more than 6 months. I like seeing a game for the first time at E3 then having it release that fall, thats plenty of time for hype.
TalonJedi87
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* 7-Jan-2019(#56)
Yeah I agree. Announcing too early just leaves you yearning for more then you eventually forget about it until the next new video or article then forget about it again and the cycle continues until it eventually comes out. Granted most of their 1st party titles with the exception of a few are of high quality and even winning GOTY awards but to get to that point it long and arduous. But I guess that's the trade off. We should be thankful a bit that their games don't crank out annually like COD or Battlefield or Ass Creed. They just need to learn to stop stringing fans along for long periods of time but again that may be the hook and marketing strategy. Keep em hooked in by giving as little info as possible other than a shiny fancy new trailer.
BloodPuppetX
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7-Jan-2019(#57)
I'm mostly looking forward to the new Fire Emblem.
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* 7-Jan-2019(#58)
If they announced Anthem a few months before release I would have bought it, now I'm not interested because I'm kind of just tired of hearing about it. Same thing with the Division, just strung me along until I lost interest.
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7-Jan-2019(#59)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> If it's cross gen they should tell us that upfront and not pull a sleazy move like
> Sony does or did with games like The Last of Us 1 and it came out summer of 2013
> then released a year later on PS4, like surprise!


I do think know, I don't see anything bad with that move. I look at it this way, the game needed alot of capital and they probably would make more money releasing when they did. They had an install base of 70 million consoles compared to releasing it on a console that was building up that install base. That's why I can't see Cyberpunk 2077 not releasing this gen. If you announce that it's also going to be on next gen you could very well cannibalize sales. CD Project Red is an independent studio and could not afford to have this game flop, every year this game does not come out helps to build growing expectations, if you do that enough at some point a game no matter how good has a super tough time living up to the hype.


Heavyd814life
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8-Jan-2019(#60)
Finn wrote:
> TalonJedi87 wrote:
>> If it's cross gen they should tell us that upfront and not pull a sleazy move
> like
>> Sony does or did with games like The Last of Us 1 and it came out summer of 2013
>> then released a year later on PS4, like surprise!
>
>
> I do think know, I don't see anything bad with that move. I look at it this way,
> the game needed alot of capital and they probably would make more money releasing
> when they did. They had an install base of 70 million consoles compared to releasing
> it on a console that was building up that install base. That's why I can't see Cyberpunk
> 2077 not releasing this gen. If you announce that it's also going to be on next gen
> you could very well cannibalize sales. CD Project Red is an independent studio and
> could not afford to have this game flop, every year this game does not come out helps
> to build growing expectations, if you do that enough at some point a game no matter
> how good has a super tough time living up to the hype.
>
>
>

I don't even know what to say to some of these complaints. They are just weird to me. Like how exactly was The Last of Us releasing in 2013 sleazy? Should Sony have just forgotten about their PS3 install base and delayed it into 2014 just so they could sell PS4s? Should they have done that with all the exclusives that came out in 2013? Is that somehow less sleazy? Should they not have re-released it on the PS4 when there were so many PS4 owners who didn't own a PS3?I'm so confused. Sony is like the only console manufacturer that makes sure every one of its consoles goes out with a bang. PS1, PS2, and PS3 all had fantastic final years. And this weird narrative about Sony's games taking too long to release is another one that kinda grinds my gears. We are talking about Sony and not Square Enix, right? Like we know Cyberpunk was announced in 2013, and that Crackdown 3 has been in development for eons, and that Bioware came out on stage at E3 2014 to announce Anthem. It's not a Sony thing. It's an industry thing. Games take time and they are expensive ass projects that these folks feel the need to market properly. The idea of announcing a game at E3 and releasing it in the Fall is wonderful, but when Spider-Man is on the verge of cracking 10 million copies sold, and God of War did ridiculous numbers, and even Detroit: Become Human is approaching 3 million which is wonderful for such a niche game...I think the marketing teams are doing a good enough job building hype. Now if there was a lack of games on the console and we didn't just have yet another year with fantastic exclusives, then I'd understand all the restlessness. But as it stands, I just can't quite wrap my head around all this noise.

Heavyd814life
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8-Jan-2019(#61)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> I'm mostly looking forward to the new Fire Emblem.

Three Houses is going to be sooo good. It's my most anticipated Switch game of 2019.

dustin11
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* 8-Jan-2019(#62)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Finn wrote:
>> TalonJedi87 wrote:
> |>> If it's cross gen they should tell us that upfront and not pull a sleazy move
>> like
> |>> Sony does or did with games like The Last of Us 1 and it came out summer of 2013
> |>> then released a year later on PS4, like surprise!
>>
>>
>> I do think know, I don't see anything bad with that move. I look at it this way,
>> the game needed alot of capital and they probably would make more money releasing
>> when they did. They had an install base of 70 million consoles compared to releasing
>> it on a console that was building up that install base. That's why I can't see
> Cyberpunk
>> 2077 not releasing this gen. If you announce that it's also going to be on next
> gen
>> you could very well cannibalize sales. CD Project Red is an independent studio
> and
>> could not afford to have this game flop, every year this game does not come out
> helps
>> to build growing expectations, if you do that enough at some point a game no
> matter
>> how good has a super tough time living up to the hype.
>>
>>
>>
>
> I don't even know what to say to some of these complaints. They are just weird to
> me. Like how exactly was The Last of Us releasing in 2013 sleazy? Should Sony have
> just forgotten about their PS3 install base and delayed it into 2014 just so they
> could sell PS4s? Should they have done that with all the exclusives that came out
> in 2013? Is that somehow less sleazy? Should they not have re-released it on the
> PS4 when there were so many PS4 owners who didn't own a PS3?I'm so confused. Sony
> is like the only console manufacturer that makes sure every one of its consoles goes
> out with a bang. PS1, PS2, and PS3 all had fantastic final years. And this weird
> narrative about Sony's games taking too long to release is another one that kinda
> grinds my gears. We are talking about Sony and not Square Enix, right? Like we know
> Cyberpunk was announced in 2013, and that Crackdown 3 has been in development for
> eons, and that Bioware came out on stage at E3 2014 to announce Anthem. It's not
> a Sony thing. It's an industry thing. Games take time and they are expensive ass
> projects that these folks feel the need to market properly. The idea of announcing
> a game at E3 and releasing it in the Fall is wonderful, but when Spider-Man is on
> the verge of cracking 10 million copies sold, and God of War did ridiculous numbers,
> and even Detroit: Become Human is approaching 3 million which is wonderful for such
> a niche game...I think the marketing teams are doing a good enough job building hype.
> Now if there was a lack of games on the console and we didn't just have yet another
> year with fantastic exclusives, then I'd understand all the restlessness. But as
> it stands, I just can't quite wrap my head around all this noise.
>
>

The problem thers is that's cherry picking 1 game from a couple of different devs to where Sony literally does not have a game right now that hasn't been announced for at least 2 years with multiple games going on 5 years and I don't think any of them have a release date other than Days Gone. I would also put Crackdown 3 on the same level as The Last Guardian then we can also talk about the dev hell that every Gran Turismo game seems to be in. And Sony may go out with a ban each generation but they also enter every generation with a really bad game lineup and it takes them at least a year to get anything worthwhile.
tonymack21
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* 8-Jan-2019(#63)
the holy prophets have said they are building CP2077 to scale to next gen hardware, im definitely thinking we see a cross gen release with CP. they get to hit the new consoles in all their upgraded glory but still hit the current 130 million+ current gen owners that don't upgrade right away. if anyone can live up to the hype its them, they won't release it til its awesome, but i think they don't want to go next gen only and miss all this current installed user base. but 2020 still fits that mold. it can be the swan song for current gen and a launch or close to launch title for next.

also with days gone, that is a game that always seemed like it could end up middle of the road, but them delaying to keep it away from the fall releases and polish it more could be the best thing that could have happened to it, it has a real chance to be pretty good now i think.

death stranding, who the heck even knows what the game is, what its about and when its coming lol.

dustin11
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8-Jan-2019(#64)
CP2077 I can understand the development time because they're making a crazy open world game that looks deep AF, we're not talking about a closed off narrative driven linear game either, I think its probably the most ambitious game that is currently in production so I can understand the development time. Plus its being made by an independent developer so they don't have a team of 500 to throw at the project.

Also its being rumored that Death Stranding is going to be episodic, so that will be interesting if its true. I think Reedus was the one who hinted toward that.
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14-Jan-2019(#65)
Wii U fades from stores altogether, becomes a massive collector's system and prices skyrocket.

Nintendo games and systems become uber expensive when they sell well...imagine when they don't...
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14-Jan-2019(#66)
I think the Wii U console itself won't increase in price so much, especially with so many games being re-released on Switch. But the Wii U Gamepad's in good condition sure as hell will.
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* 15-Jan-2019(#67)
Anxiouz wrote:
> I think the Wii U console itself won't increase in price so much, especially with so many games being re-released on Switch.

I considered this too, but what about games for systems like the Saturn, Dreamcast and Gamecube? Many of the games on those systems were re-released on other systems, and often digital versions, but prices didn't change too much and some continue to go up.

I think collectors and completionists will horde these games and make them tough to find for others trying for complete collections. Especially with it being a Nintendo system. I guess we'll see.


> But the Wii U Gamepad's in good condition sure as hell will.

Great point, never considered that.
dustin11
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15-Jan-2019(#68)
Yeah, I don't think that having a game released digitally really does much to lower the price of classic physical games. Stuff like Chrono Trigger, Suikoden Saturn games, etc.....maintain their value and typically continue to climb.
tonymack21
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5-Feb-2019(#69)
checking on in my predictions so far, Metroid prime 4 wasn't really revealed, as they are scrapping it and re-doing it.

TalonJedi87
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5-Feb-2019(#70)
Ya I totally overshot that one as well. I also said MP4 would be out this year too. Oops! I wonder if we will see Bayonetta 3 at all this year in light of the MP4 delay? I originally predicted Bayonetta 3 as a no for 2019 but who knows anymore at this point.
tonymack21
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5-Feb-2019(#71)
I haven't been convinced of a 2019 for bayo 3, platinum has had their hands in so many things, bayo 3, babylons fall, granblue fantasy, they aren't that big but have had a lot going on. news just came though that they are no longer working on granblue fantasy though so maybe this will free them to work on bayo and Babylon more.

TalonJedi87
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5-Feb-2019(#72)
Ya I would think that it would be spring 2020 at the earliest for Bayonetta 3.
tonymack21
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19-Feb-2019(#73)
Anthem getting trashed pretty hard so far. That prediction may hit.

dustin11
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19-Feb-2019(#74)
Trashed in reviews?
TalonJedi87
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20-Feb-2019(#75)
Good. Goooooooooooood! Let them crash and burn and be forced to reform.
dustin11
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20-Feb-2019(#76)
I have no sympathy, they did this to themselves.
TalonJedi87
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20-Feb-2019(#77)
Absolutely. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot. That's okay, though. I'm sure EA will order Bioware to make a free to play Dragon Age RPG with microtransactions to bail them out again like they did to Respawn with Apex Legends once Anthem dies in a soulless fire.
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20-Feb-2019(#78)
yes, reviews are calling it an outdated and empty looter shooter, destiny 1 did this already, late to the party, theres nothing to do, shallow non existent story for a bioware title, glitchy, not ready to release, stuff like that. early metacritic was at like 64.

TalonJedi87
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* 20-Feb-2019(#79)
Yikes. Sounds like Crackdown 3 trumped Anthem in the critics column then. And idk about you guys, but TBH I would much rather play a dated game like Crackdown 3 which is at it's core an fun action romp, over a hollow, empty, soulless money grubbing game like Anthem, whether the grubbing is spent on clothing or armor, it's still just a shady business. I do wonder though if Bioware was like you know we really want to make a strong narrative for Anthem, we feel like it could be a return to form for the co-op action/RPG with depth of field and an emotionally driven story and EA was like eh, nah I'm not feeling it. Just make a watered down Destiny clone to try and bail us out from bursting at the seams from biting off more than we can chew which has caused our stocks to take a nosedive.
tonymack21
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* 20-Feb-2019(#80)
ya I think without that deep narrative, a bioware game is going to be looked at more harshly, they've set their own bar pretty high with the mass effects and dragon age type stuff in their history. they say they are working on building a deep world that will always be changing, but presented this way I don't know many bioware fans will be as into it. there are several content packs coming over the next several months apparently, but apparently right now they are saying the play loop is very shallow. the improvements to destiny 2 and D2 forsaken it says outpace this, while although very pretty it doesn't do destiny as well as destiny 2 does.

there are other multiplayer bugs they will likely iron out, these days the community are the testers, so in the coming weeks im sure a lot of that will be addressed, but I think even if it was good there would be a section of the fanbase that will always feel like no one asked bioware for a game like this and this game is the reason we haven't gotten a new great bioware game in so long as they've been so tied up with it. maybe EA will see the success of some of the recent big single player narrative games and think we need something like that.. oh wait didn't bioware used to do that stuff.

Topic   2018 has gone, what are your 2019 most anticipated games and predictions?