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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




Karaiya
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9-Apr-2018(#121)
I dethroned Castlevania SotN as my favorite game of all time for the Witcher 3. I replayed SotN and it became my favorite again.

But still Witcher 3 jesus what a legendarily grear game.
tonymack21
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9-Apr-2018(#122)
Heresy.. but i forgive you lol

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10-Apr-2018(#123)
Playing Witcher 3 now... I am enjoying the hell out of it but do find myself annoyed at all the fudging cut scenes. I wish dialogue was handled a bit better where I can just walk away if I wanted to.

Kommie
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14-Apr-2018(#124)
Red Dead Redemption 2 will come out this year and it'll be as dull as the first one. Sure, it's open world but it's just empty desert. Just like the first one.
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* 14-Apr-2018(#125)
Kommie wrote:
> Red Dead Redemption 2 will come out this year and it'll be as dull as the first one.
> Sure, it's open world but it's just empty desert. Just like the first one.

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tonymack21
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* 14-Apr-2018(#126)
i also expect to underwhelmed by RDR2, i like the first game but i dont find it as earth shattering as the masses seem to. i think i will like it just fine but i dont expect it make my top 5 for the year. there are other years that perhaps it could, but there is a lot coming this year that i am really excited about

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14-Apr-2018(#127)
I think RDR is one of the few games you and I don't see eye to eye on, TOny. I loved the first one and RDR2 is def one of my 5 most anticipated games of the year.

tonymack21
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14-Apr-2018(#128)
maybe, im not saying it isnt very good, it is, in a year with DQ11, VC4, octopath, spiderman and soul calibur 6, now with 100% more witcher-ing, that it will be in my top 5 but we'll see, its a day one because my daughter loves rdr and she will be on it right away. i'll play with it when im helping her on a mission she cant pass or when its the weekends they go to their moms lol. ace combat 7 may yet be announced for this year too so thats another possible top 5 for me, so many of my fave series getting entries this year its gonna be hard to crack the top 5 for me, but i have been enjoying rockstar a lot more since they cleaned up the feel of the games more, i really like gta5 and feel like they have really got it down now, i want a vice city redone like 5.



tonymack21
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14-Apr-2018(#129)
we will get nothing from darksiders 3 and a game that is quietly on my radar in biomutant at E3, apparently THQ Nordic are big soccer fans and will be skipping E3 to stay in Austria and watch the world cup. they will be at gamescom and pax west though

dustin11
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14-Apr-2018(#130)
THQ Nordic kind of blows thb. They still haven't patched DS2 for the X1, it runs like crap and has an unobtainable achievement. Maybe they've been too busy watching soccer to fix their games too.
Kommie
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14-Apr-2018(#131)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Red Dead Redemption 2 will come out this year and it'll be as dull as the first
> one.
>> Sure, it's open world but it's just empty desert. Just like the first one.
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>

More like Debbie Truther
tonymack21
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14-Apr-2018(#132)
thq nordic is definitely not what i consider an A lister for me, but it seems odd not to hit the biggest event in the industry when you have a couple of bigger games coming up instead of just the junk they usually throw around.

dustin11
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15-Apr-2018(#133)
THQ went belly up once. If it were me, I wouldn't put off the biggest game show of the year to watch sports. To me, that comes off as them not being that serious about what they're doing.
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15-Apr-2018(#134)
tonymack21 wrote:
> maybe, im not saying it isnt very good, it is, in a year with DQ11, VC4, octopath,
> spiderman and soul calibur 6, now with 100% more witcher-ing, that it will be in
> my top 5 but we'll see, its a day one because my daughter loves rdr and she will
> be on it right away. i'll play with it when im helping her on a mission she cant
> pass or when its the weekends they go to their moms lol. ace combat 7 may yet
> be announced for this year too so thats another possible top 5 for me, so many of
> my fave series getting entries this year its gonna be hard to crack the top 5 for
> me, but i have been enjoying rockstar a lot more since they cleaned up the feel
> of the games more, i really like gta5 and feel like they have really got it down
> now, i want a vice city redone like 5.
>
>
>
>

Oh man, Vice City remade using the GTA 5 engine would be amazing!

All those games are high on my list as well. Not much of a SoulCalibur guy, but i'll be buying it just to play as Geralt! The three games i'm most curious about at the moment are Code Vein, Detroit: Become Human, and Vampyr. They all have the potential to be insanely good, but I wouldn't be shocked to see them end up with a Metacritic of like 70 or something, either.

On Ace Combat 7...Hopefully we hear something soon. November could be a good release window and I don't think it'll have much comp there. I've got a VR headset now and I'm so ready to check out some of those VR missions!

tonymack21
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15-Apr-2018(#135)
Heavyd814life wrote:
Code Vein, Detroit: Become Human, and Vampyr. They all have the potential
> to be insanely good, but I wouldn't be shocked to see them end up with a Metacritic
> of like 70 or something, either.
>
> On Ace Combat 7...Hopefully we hear something soon. November could be a good release
> window and I don't think it'll have much comp there. I've got a VR headset now and
> I'm so ready to check out some of those VR missions!
>
>


ya im getting all that too, they are top 10 behind the ones i already mentioned. vampyr i hope is very good i think the premise is excellent.

tonymack21
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20-May-2018(#136)
E3 is only a couple weeks away! cant wait to see how many predictions hit

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21-May-2018(#137)
I kinda wish I made more predictions, but my predictions are looking good so far:

"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!"

I think there's a chance that i'll hit all of these. Anthem has been pushed so i can cross that one off. There are heavy rumors circulating about Retro's new game so i'm sure we'll see footage soon. From has already announced a new game and we might see footage at E3 (gonna give myself a point for this even though it's not Bloodborne 2). And i'm still hoping and praying for Cyberpunk 2077 footage. Cyberpunk 2077 and Ghost of Tsushima footage are pretty much my biggest wants at the moment.

tonymack21
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* 21-May-2018(#138)
CP2077 is pretty likely to show big, CDPR has booked some time, hard to believe they would be working on anything else to show but CP2077. Ghost does look good too.

im sure it wont be a prominent feature but im hoping somewhere the news comes that trails of cold steel 1 and 2 ps4 versions are coming to the US, ive been holding off getting them on steam as I want that the whole set on one platform if possible, and would prefer ps4.

update on a few from OP

-pokemon switch is huge - looks like this one will hit
-smash switch announced - got this one, though it wasn't a stretch I guess.
-kingdom hearts 3 actually releases - looks promising
-FF7 remake dated for 2019, lots of new info and footage at E3 and throughout the year - iffy, though we may see chapter 1 next year
-Bethesda finally reveals Starfield, but does not reveal ES6. - I still think this happens
-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) - if we don't see anything from wild im thinking development hell with ancel being stretched too thin.
-Dragon Age 4 revealed but is a ways off - I don't think bioware shows much if anything at this point, last I saw the team on this game was small, guess they will finish anthem and then shift people over. I still think if anthem flops EA closes bioware forever.
-switch virtual console is revealed, and our Wii U VC purchases carry (hey I can dream lol) - RIP
-no new consoles revealed - still think we are 2020/21 on new consoles, they've got to wait on the next round of chips and memory to make a significant leap.
-will see Nintendo begin to have all its main teams focus on switch and 3ds continues to dwindle. - they've announced support for 3ds til at least 2020 but at what level? so I guess this is partially true maybe.


I was right on sea of thieves so far being the biggest letdown of what I was looking forward too, its not what I wanted in a pirate game, I want a new sid meiers pirates, probably never happen though :(
KCD was a little disappointing, they needed more tuning on the console versions. ill go back to it on pc one day and ive heard its much better there as everything was designed around mouse like lockpicking etc.. its impossible on controller.




dustin11
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21-May-2018(#139)
I guess the company who was contracted to work on FF7 Remake was fired from the job and Square had to take over and scrap everything the other company had done and restart from nothing, which is why there has been zero info or screenshot in forever. I would be surprised to see this game, or any of its episodes, get released this generation at all. If they do, then it will probably be a rush job. I'm hoping Square goes back and makes it turn based like the OG FF7 and gets rid of that stupid looking battle system they were going to be using.
dustin11
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* 21-May-2018(#140)
Also, Shenmue 3 was delayed until next year as was what look to be Borderlands 3 (2K said "one of their big franchise gets is delayed until next year that was supposed to be released this year", making people think its BL3 since they also confirmed its not going to be at E3).
tonymack21
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* 21-May-2018(#141)
I agree wholeheartedly about FF7, apparently they lost the two years that the other company had, and retained some assets and stuff but most of it had to be junked, so there maybe some art and other things they don't have to do, but I never understood why they would contract that in the first place, that is your biggest property. for years they said they cant do it until it could just blow away expectations or it would be seen as a failure, so why would you chance that with anything but your best? I don't know why its so hard to understand that all fans really want is the same game with 15 level graphics, good voices and translation fixes. that would sell ridiculously well and they would make millions. maybe tens of millions. I wont be surprised to see it on ps5 at all though. I don't want it all if its not right so if they need to take their time and start over then im fine with that.

Shenmue 3 is another that if it isn't right they need to just delay it, at this point fans never thought they would get it anyway so I think most would agree let them get it right.

BL3 is a curious one, its being talked about as a delay but that's a weird way to refer to it as it actually hasn't been announced with a date or window? but I guess its delaying the big reveal. I think that's another they know they have to get right after a lot of people didn't like pre-sequel as much as 2.

dustin11
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21-May-2018(#142)
I think the delay with BL3 was more of something from an internal perspective as they were gearing up to reveal it at e3 then launch it later this year but they delayed all that stuff internally so they could work on the game more. BL is one of my favorite franchises so I don't really mind the "delay" since this is the type of game that if done right could be a huge letdown seeing as how good BL2 was. From the sounds of it though they've been putting a ton of time into it, so I have a lot of hopes that we get a game that is as big "current gen" leap from BL2.
dustin11
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21-May-2018(#143)
And FF7....LOl. I don't know what Square is thinking with that game. Just a current gen remaster would have been fantastic, instead they had to reimagine one of the most iconic games of all time. The game doesn't need to be reimagined, it was good just the way it was, just dated AF.
tonymack21
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21-May-2018(#144)
right.. a little update to the game and it would be just fine. they don't have to reinvent the wheel with it, I get the need to appeal to your modern fanbase too, but the core audience will be old fans.


dustin11
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21-May-2018(#145)
The core audience were the ones asking for the remake, the new crowd of gamers who don't like turn based games don't really seem to like FF7 to begin with, so the need to cater to them while alienating the fans who've been asking for the remake just seemed like a huge swing and a miss from Square. I wonder if they'll release this new game on the Switch as well or if they're going to go full console power and make it compatible with the weaker hardware. Seems like the development cost on this game may be kind of high seeing as how that other company wasted some already.
tonymack21
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* 21-May-2018(#146)
ya two years worth even if that number was accurate. im expecting full console power.. they've always said they cant do it til they could just blow expectations away, so I guess we'll see about a switch version.. but everyone seemed to really want it even at the level of that ps3 tech demo and that would be doable.

If it ends up slipping to ps5 will there be a new Nintendo by then? ive seen things that have said they aren't looking for an 8-10 year life cycle for switch, but if its stays successful maybe they do keep it around longer.

dustin11
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* 21-May-2018(#147)
Nintendo was saying a 5-6 year life cycle for the Switch, so probably nothing until 2023-2024. If it keeps selling at this rate then I don't think we'll see anything anytime sooner. The biggest issue could be when the PS5 and X1 come out and 3rd parties having more issues making ports on it since at that point the power gap would be too big. Still though, the Switch in Japan is huge, I think last week it was 60% of all consoles sold, home and portable combined, so I think that Japanese companies are really looking to get their games on that thing as much as possible.
tonymack21
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* 21-May-2018(#148)
ya they definitely are. the ff7 remake could end up being one of those that hits at the right time to be current and next gen.

CDPR has said CP2077 is being made to scale with hardware as well, it seems far enough away it could possibly see a next gen release too depending on how the next couple of years go for that game, I don't think we see it til 20, they are still hiring people to work on it, though they may blow us away at e3 and are only hiring for the back half of the game to finish everything out.

dustin11
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21-May-2018(#149)
Not too sure if dev kits have gone out yet though, and if they have then how far back these devs got them because CDPR has been working on CP2077 for a long time now. I would guess a release for next year around spring or summer, that way it still lands this gen.
tonymack21
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21-May-2018(#150)
I'll be surprised if cp2077 comes that soon, just this year they were still hiring designers.. but maybe. I'm ready for it when it's ready I'll be all about it. Hoping it drops when I can take a couple days off work and just play it like crazy.

There was a rumor about pa5 dev kits but I've been seeing that it was false. Cdpr had just said they were designing it to scale with hardwre so as people got better PCs it would grow with them.

dustin11
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21-May-2018(#151)
A funding application to the Polish government which was used to secure a $7 million grant stated a possible release date of 2019 so we'll see. Maybe late 2019 with a possible slip to early-mid 2020 but I also don't expect a new console until late 2020 earliest.
tonymack21
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21-May-2018(#152)
ive been picking e3 2020 for a console reveal from one or the other, a recent digital foundry video speculated 2021, as there is some new memory and chip stuff coming out next year they would likely use, and then they would need it to come down to a price they could offer it in a console.

dustin11
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* 21-May-2018(#153)
MS currently has job listings out for someone to lead a team with the implementation of GDDR6 RAM in something they're making. My guess is that is what will be in the next Xbox. The processor will also probably be Ryzen based which probably has to mature a bit before consoles jump in and start using it.
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21-May-2018(#154)
that's what digital foundry was talking about too, they will surely both go to GDDR6 and likely use amd ryzen, which needs another year or two to get where they need to be. I don't want any new console til it can be a big leap over what we have. massive hard drives, 4k/60fps standard in all games and all that, but I also don't want them to cost more than 500, and I think they know that's the upper limit, so until they can give us DDR6 and a more mature ryzen for 400-500 we may not see anything

dustin11
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21-May-2018(#155)
MS's hardware labs is currently gearing up for something too.

GDDR6 will probably be to push higher textures, the GDDR5 the X has now can do 4k textures just fine but the weaker processors seem to be the biggest issue. The HDD definitely needs to be huge, like 5tb standard or infinite cloud storage because if our games are 100gb now for 4k games then next gen's 4k games will probably be 150GB and that will eat a HDD very fast.
tonymack21
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21-May-2018(#156)
ya that's what im worried about, the hd's are going to have to be crazy big, but by then surely the prices will fall.

dustin11
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21-May-2018(#157)
They need to be fast too. These 5200 and 5400RPM drives kind of suck. I bought a 7200 and have all my bigger games run off of that.
tonymack21
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21-May-2018(#158)
for your xbox or ps4? are you noticing a really big difference?

dustin11
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21-May-2018(#159)
Xbox, I don't have a PS4. The difference is pretty noticeable. My brother was over and when playing Forza he asked why my console loads up races so much faster than his does.

This is the same one I have, the Touro S 1tb. It was a little more expensive than a standard drive, I think I paid like $80 for it when the X1 launched.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJtarMmgtP0
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* 21-May-2018(#160)
I think it will be a a mistake if "XB2" focuses too heavily on more power, also. Don't get me wrong, it's great for many of us, but clearly, based on sales, that's not how you get the job done. People want simplicity, accessabiliry, and a quality library. Switch and PS4 are both prime examples of that. Unless of course, MS just sees its future is as a niche for hardcore gamers/visual junkies who care more about the way a game looks and runs graphically, etc. more than anything else. If that's the case, I think they that's actually not a bad idea. I don't think they're going to touch the PS/eventual Switch market shares at this point, so they might as well appeal to that demographic.

dustin11
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* 21-May-2018(#161)
Xbox will probably come out beefy AF because they're not going to want another 3 years of "lol 720p suxs and your console suxs. 1080p or GTFO". the X1 was branded as an under powered console from the get-go and it was a contributing factor in its negative image out of the gates. 1st impressions are very important with consoles, and if during your reveal trailer you put out gameplay videos of amazing looking games, then that's whats going to get you the most people interested.

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