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Topic   2017 is about over, what are your most anticipated 2018 games and predictions?

tonymack21
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* 30-Nov-2017(#1)
2017 is almost over, and while there remain many great unplayed games from this year for most of us, 2018 is nearly upon us.

What are your most anticipated titles that are likely to release next year? fun one, which do you think will be the biggest let down?

Ace Combat 7, Dragon Quest 11, Kingdom Come Deliverance, Valkyria Chronicles 4, Spiderman, Project Octopath Traveler, and Vampyr are all up there for me. also trails of cold steel 3 along with 1 and 2 hitting ps4. and im sure im forgetting some as I quickly bang this out.
of these, Vampyr I think has the most potential to let me down, maybe. - KCD ended up being the one that's let me down the most so far as of july, its just not good on consoles because they didnt put enough time into adjusting the systems to a controller, but im gonna try again on PC later. but vampyr was janky too, great concepts though as an IP it has potential, feels like an old game

overall I think the biggest disappointment for me will be sea of thieves, that has been high up there for me since its announcement but the more that comes out about it the more its not what I hoped for in nearly any way. I guess i'll just keep playing sid meiers pirates, maybe look into some mods for it to satisfy my needs for good fun pirating adventures.


predictions.....just throw some fun crap out and we'll see if any of it sticks.
-pokemon switch is huge- it will be next year lol, so this will push to next years topic
-smash switch announced - got it, but not exactly a stretch to expect it
-kingdom hearts 3 actually releases - missed it THAT much...maybe
-FF7 remake dated for 2019, lots of new info and footage at E3 and throughout the year - with the project scrapping and starting over we might see it for the 25th anniversary in 2022 lol
-Bethesda finally reveals Starfield, but does not reveal ES6. - half right
-Cyberpunk 2077 gets some new info revealed but still no real trailer, indicating that the game is 2020 at best, and cdpr's last game on current gen consoles before shifting to what comes next - fairly accurate, still no gameplay trailer to the public, behind closed doors demo was pre-alpha, looks like 2020 at best is likely though
-Red dead redemption 2 slips again, but only a little. got it..for now
-far cry 5 ends up being surprisingly good, like really good - eh, its very ok, but not what I expected
-mainline fire emblem for switch revealed - got it, yay!!!
-Ubisoft and Ancel announce that Wild just wasn't working and focus is being moved to BG&E2 (I don't want that to happen, but no news about this game at all has me worried)not exactly announced, but no news on wild still feels bad
-Dragon Age 4 revealed but is a ways off - got it, 3 years out
-the backlash from battlefront 2 causes problems for Anthem, EA blames bioware seems to be a thing, much content I see for anthem seems to indicate heavy skepticism for anthem
-switch virtual console is revealed, and our Wii U VC purchases carry (hey I can dream lol) - once again Nintendo shows me why I didn't buy a Nintendo console for over 15 years
-more remasters (I know this one is a stretch) ya, but I mean ..that's gonna be forever. im betting ps5 and next gen is full of them too
-ports of games from the last year or two to the switch, LOTS of them. indies and AAA's alike. (Furi was announced today) also not a stretch, im sure it will continue
-no new consoles revealed - accurate, and I don't think we see them next year either
-will see Nintendo begin to have all its main teams focus on switch and 3ds continues to dwindle. (this may already be the case?) - somewhat? 3ds games, at least major ones, seem to be slowing, but support for the system til 2020 was announced




DefaultGen
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30-Nov-2017(#2)
Is that Kojima game with the Walking Dead guy going anywhere? If not, I guess Animal Crossing Switch would be cool, but we'll probably get Animal Crossing: Fashion Party or something instead.

tonymack21
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30-Nov-2017(#3)
actually I just saw that death stranding was a lot further along than has been announced, and that has even entered the playable build stage and we would see it sooner than we thought, that would be a good prediction, a big reveal sometime soon... apparently the upcoming game awards is supposed to have no less than 12 new things unseen, maybe one of them is death stranding gameplay.

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* 30-Nov-2017(#4)
Pretty much everything you've listed, Tony lol. Throw in Ni no Kuni 2, Monster Hunter World, God of War, Detroit: Become Human, A Way Out, the Pokemon RPG and other things I'm sure I'm forgetting. Should be another amazing year!

As far as predictions go, I think Anthem gets pushed out of 2018. I also think we'll see what Retro Studios (new IP) and From Software (Bloodborne 2) are working on. I also think we'll see footage from Cyberpunk 2077 and all cry tears of joy!

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30-Nov-2017(#5)
tonymack21 wrote:
> actually I just saw that death stranding was a lot further along than has been announced,
> and that has even entered the playable build stage and we would see it sooner than
> we thought, that would be a good prediction, a big reveal sometime soon... apparently
> the upcoming game awards is supposed to have no less than 12 new things unseen, maybe
> one of them is death stranding gameplay.
>
>

Had no idea it was that far along. It's a Kojima game so I was expecting it to be a PlayStation 5 game for sure. I'm looking forward to seeing how it actually plays.

tonymack21
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30-Nov-2017(#6)
lol ya I was gonna throw NNK2 and DBH on there along with some others but wanted to keep it to a few of the very highest. Anthem getting pushed to 19 is very possible, and good predictions on the others as well.

and ya I didn't either, but The Know (rooster teeth) had that update on death stranding a couple days ago i'll have to see if I can find it again.

the holy prophets recently put out a hiring announcement for some artists with an emphasis on vehicle design for CP2077, it could still be a long long way off..maybe even the last great big game for the current gen one day? I guess we will see


Justin
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30-Nov-2017(#7)
Most excited for:
Ni No Kuni 2

Hopeful about:
Animal Crossing Switch
Switch virtual console

Not hopeful, but I can dream:
Lost Odyssey 2
More Ratchet & Clank PS4 remakes

Looking forward to/on my radar:
Rainbow Skies
Kingdom Hearts 3
Red Dead Redemption (but still need to play the first)
Starfield
Anthem
Yoshi Switch
A Way Out
Scott
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* 30-Nov-2017(#8)
Most Anticipated

Not a ton, really. I guess I'm interested in Pokemon for Switch, even though I've only played Red/Blue and Silver/Gold. I'd still like to catch up on the series, but I keep getting further and further behind. I think I would be the most interested if they finally go full 3D (for a full Pokemon game). Aside from that, the Kirby game will be fun to play with the family, and I'm curious to see how Yoshi turns out, even though I'd much prefer another Woolly World.

Predictions

I'll try to avoid naming off all my wish list stuff. Just making predictions, I think we're very likely to see a Smash Bros announcement, although I don't know that it will come out in 2018. I'll also be surprised if the whole year passes and there's still no word on Mario Maker for Switch. Finally, I think we'll hear about a new 2D Zelda in 2018. Oh yeah, and VC.

Edit: Looks like most people are including wants/wish-list type stuff, so I'll add mine (copy/pasted from the Switch thread a few weeks back):


12) F-Zero - I'm actually a little on the fence about this one after playing Fast RMX and being completely underwhelmed, but I'm sure Nintendo would do a better job.

11) Adventures of Mana - Final Fantasy Adventure is one of my favorite games of all time. I've wanted a minor remake for a long time, mostly for a graphical overhaul. There was a remake a while back that did this quite nicely, but it was only available as a mobile game in Japan. There was also Sword of Mana, but that one changed up quite a bit and I didn't care for it very much.

10) Secret of Mana remake - Depending on how much they do with it. If it's mostly a graphical overhaul, I'm not as interested. But if they fix/improve some things, and add some bonus content, I definitely have to play it.

9) Yoshi's Woolly World 2 - The Yoshi game they showed at E3 looks interesting, but I'd much rather have another Woolly World instead, my family loved that game.

8) 2D Castlevania - No Metroidvania, just another 2D linear Castlevania game like Super Castlevania IV.

7) 2D Final Fantasy - Similar to IV/VI, with no job/class system. Octopath Traveler may fill this void for me, however.

6) Super Mario 3D World 2 - Odyssey is amazing, but I still love the linear style of SM3DW too.

5) 2D Mario - Something new and exciting that revolutionizes the genre similar to what BotW and Odyssey did for their genres. Mostly, just not another NSMB game.

4) Donkey Kong Country 4 - More like the original trilogy, not the Returns games.

3) Mario Kart 9 - MK8D better not be the only MK we get on the Switch.

2) 2D Zelda - No touch/motion gimmicks, just a solid 2D Zelda game like ALBW.

1) Mario Maker Switch - This one HAS to happen. I really can't imagine they WON'T make it. The first one took a year and a half of my life and I'll gladly do the same for the sequel. Just give me more level themes/power-ups/hazards/enemies/bosses and I'm good.



Karaiya
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30-Nov-2017(#9)
Okay, so my most anticipated is the new Koji Igarashi spiritual Castlevania successor Bloodstained. My others are as follows

The new Valkyria Chronicles and the new Dragon Quest.

Nintendo's new network iteration.

Monster Hunter World for PS4

Shin Megami Tensei 5, Octopath Traveler, and Smash Bros for the Switch. If the switch gets DQ11 Ill probably get that version.

All of these are RPGs I need to diversify or Ill burn out again.

There is also a game I saw recently that is medieval, but without magic or dragons that looks really cool. So I am looking forward to that.

Admiral
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30-Nov-2017(#10)
I'm pretty pumped for God of War - but I hope they didn't make it too much like Tomb Raider, The Witcher 3, Horizon, Zelda, or others. I like the God of War formula...HUGE set pieces, lots of blood and action, some puzzle elements, and great cinematics. Is this coming in 2018? lol no clue really, but that's my thought.

I'm wishful for a massive Switch price drop from Nintendo because they are abundant, and because Nintendo is nice and love their fans and give them what they want all the time.
tonymack21
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* 30-Nov-2017(#11)
@Karaiya that is probably kingdom come deliverance, that's in my top 5 for sure. dq11 is coming to switch I am pretty sure I saw that

@Admiral I hope the same for god of war, I love those games you mentioned but I hope they don't just turn gow into that. it is looking like its gonna make 2018, but when..hmm... maybe a date coming at the game awards?

JD
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30-Nov-2017(#12)
Shenmue 3 baby

Karaiya
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30-Nov-2017(#13)
As far as my predictions. Bethesda WILL release a Skyrim port for the DS because Bethesda just wont let it die.
sixteenvolt420
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30-Nov-2017(#14)
God Of War and Visage, are about it for me at the moment.
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* 30-Nov-2017(#15)
sixteenvolt420 wrote:
> God Of War and Visage, are about it for me at the moment.
>

Just checked out Visage. I'm definitely going to keep my eye on this one yes

Heavyd814life
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30-Nov-2017(#16)
JD wrote:
> Shenmue 3 baby
>
>

Fingers crossed!

tonymack21
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30-Nov-2017(#17)
if ive heard of Visage its not ringing any bells, will have to investigate that

KCPenguins
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30-Nov-2017(#18)
Red Dead Redemption 2
proudtobelatino
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* 30-Nov-2017(#19)
the last of us 2
shenmue 3
monster hunter world
system shock
Dustin
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30-Nov-2017(#20)
Last of us 2 is really all I'm looking forward to.
Karaiya
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* 30-Nov-2017(#21)
Pipe dream: Apple might anonunce console after Switch success.
JD
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* 30-Nov-2017(#22)
I can honestly see apple and nintendo team up, they're similar in alot of ways

dustin11
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* 30-Nov-2017(#23)
My prediction: Shenmue 3 is going to disappoint.
proudtobelatino
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30-Nov-2017(#24)
i also want to check out the fear effect remaster
sinnie
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30-Nov-2017(#25)
tonymack21 wrote:
> actually I just saw that death stranding was a lot further along than has been announced,
> and that has even entered the playable build stage and we would see it sooner than
> we thought, that would be a good prediction, a big reveal sometime soon... apparently
> the upcoming game awards is supposed to have no less than 12 new things unseen, maybe
> one of them is death stranding gameplay.
>
>

Cool, was starting to think it was all a prank.

So I'm most excited for Death Stranding and God of War.

justin_credible
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2-Dec-2017(#26)
DefaultGen wrote:
> Is that Kojima game with the Walking Dead guy going anywhere? If not, I guess Animal
> Crossing Switch would be cool, but we'll probably get Animal Crossing: Fashion Party
> or something instead.
>
>

It went down the toilet like a year ago. It was Silent Hills made by Konami but Kojima is no longer with Konami because they're idiots.
Karaiya
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2-Dec-2017(#27)
Konami makes mobile games now anyhow.
tonymack21
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2-Dec-2017(#28)
and pachinko. wish they would sell castlevania and suikoden to someone good so we could at least get games in those series again

sixteenvolt420
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2-Dec-2017(#29)
tonymack21 wrote:
> if ive heard of Visage its not ringing any bells, will have to investigate that
>
>

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1058493022/vi...
TerrHeel
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2-Dec-2017(#30)
Most anticipated are Octopath Traveler, No No Kuni 2, Last of Us 2, and whatever other new Switch goodness comes our way.
justin_credible
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* 4-Dec-2017(#31)
Karaiya wrote:
> Konami makes mobile games now anyhow.

They still make console games also. There's a so called Metal Gear game coming called Metal Gear Survive that looks like it will suck, and they make PES.


Anyway my most anticipated games (not sure if some will be out in 2018)

Red Dead Redemption 2
Last of Us 2
Kingdom Hearts 3
God of War
Shenmue 3
dustin11
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4-Dec-2017(#32)
I'm just hoping for more original content. I see a ton of sequels being listed here but very few games being mentioned that are original.
tonymack21
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4-Dec-2017(#33)
ya MG survive I am guessing is gonna suck bad and commercially flop in their eyes, and they hopefully will let the series go, without Kojima it wont be the same anyway. I wish they would make more suikoden, or let someone else do it if they don't have any interest.

im guessing RDR2, KH3 and GoW make 2018, Id be surprised of TLoU 2 and Shenmue 3 do unless S3 is further along than I realized.


dustin11
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4-Dec-2017(#34)
Shenmue looks like it needs more time in the oven. The last video that was released of it looked like your average low budget kickstarter game.
justin_credible
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4-Dec-2017(#35)
I personally don't care if Shenmue 3 has the same graphics as 1 for the Dreamcast as long as the story is good and gets completed in a good way I'm in.
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4-Dec-2017(#36)
New dc game by Rocksteady, wb Montreal releasing a arkham origins sequel. Red dead redemption 2 looks amazing just hope it doesn't become gta in the old west.
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5-Dec-2017(#37)
dustin11 wrote:
> I'm just hoping for more original content. I see a ton of sequels being listed here
> but very few games being mentioned that are original.

Original IPs are risky because you need to convince people to buy it instead of Call of Duty or Mario or Forza. With the price of games being what they are, it's a lot tougher to convince someone to try something new versus a game series they're familiar with and know mostly what to expect.

To do that, many original IP games are small downloadable games so they can at least compete based on a cheaper price point. But once your IP is established as a budget game, it's not an easy thing to make the jump to the big leagues.

So, back on topic. What am I looking forward to next year? I have no idea what's even coming out next year... I have too many games I own from this year I still haven't finished, or in some cases, even played.

Finn
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5-Dec-2017(#38)
JD wrote:
> I can honestly see apple and nintendo team up, they're similar in alot of ways
>
>


Nintendo Invents and tries new things.... Apple takes existing things and renames them, they don't know how to invent. They could not be more different! The worst thing that Nintendo could do is partner with that soul sucking company.

Sid_Ceaser
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* 5-Dec-2017(#39)
Last of Us 2 & Red Dead Redemption 2. Last of Us 2 & Red Dead Redemption 2. Last of Us 2 & Red Dead Redemption 2. Last of Us 2 & Red Dead Redemption 2. Last of Us 2 & Red Dead Redemption 2. Last of Us 2 & Red Dead Redemption 2. Last of Us 2 & Red Dead Redemption 2. Last of Us 2 & Red Dead Redemption 2. Last of Us 2 & Red Dead Redemption 2. Last of Us 2 & Red Dead Redemption 2.




Sid_Ceaser
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5-Dec-2017(#40)
I was playing Horizon Zero Dawn the other day, just wandering around the environment, and suddenly I was like "OMG, if RDR2 looks like this I'm going to throw up because of the awesomeness".

I probably will. I'm so excited.



tonymack21
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* 5-Dec-2017(#41)
that's good, because rdr2 will likely be here before the summer, but last of us 2 is 2019 at best im guessing. kids and I are really excited about rdr2 as well, though I still don't like the title.

Topic   2017 is about over, what are your most anticipated 2018 games and predictions?