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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




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.
tonymack21
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21-May-2018(#162)
I think if they had come out with the best console again they would have continued at least in the US with quite a bit of dominance, but ps4 came out of the gate more powerful and cheaper.

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22-May-2018(#163)
I think Don Mattrick was a big part of the reason the X1 failed out of the gate. Had Phil Spencer been in charge from the start things would have been much better. The whole used game fiasco with Sony coming out right after and saying that there would be no restrictions on used games killed them before anyone had sold a single console that gen.
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* 22-May-2018(#164)
Yeah, it was definitely those dumb things that Don Mattrick did in the beginning of the gen that completely turned most away from the X1. No used games, always online, no BC, more expensive, focused too much on entertainment during its reveal, and not as powerful. X1 had the better 1st year library and maybe even possibly into year 2, but the negatives outweighed a handful of better games for the average consumer. It allowed for Sony to build a huge fanbase that was really pretty much impossible to get back at that point. Spencer has done a lot to reverse course that DM set 4 years ago and has done a pretty good job of it so far. I'm hoping that they resurrect some old IPs at e3 this year, that would be awesome to see some classic games like Battle Toads, Banjo Kazooie, Mech Assault, or Fable getting new life.
tonymack21
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22-May-2018(#165)
dustin11 wrote:
> Fable getting new life.

I am hoping we see at least something from the new fable title that I think its the forza horizon team working on? could be interesting.

dustin11
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22-May-2018(#166)
tonymack21 wrote:
> dustin11 wrote:
>> Fable getting new life.
>
> I am hoping we see at least something from the new fable title that I think its the
> forza horizon team working on? could be interesting.
>
>

Yeah, Playground Games is supposed to be the studio making the game and they just beefed up their staff considerably to take on this project. MS wanted a team who has experience with open world games and a history of high quality to take this project on. Its supposed to be a "reboot" of the series since the original assets were taken off the table after Lionhead closed, whatever that means, but they're also reported to be using the X1X as the lead platform then scaling down the engine to work well on the X1 rather than the other way around like what has been common place so far. I've been playing through Fable Anniversary lately for the first time and find it fun but also very restrictive because of the hardware limitations of the time. A new Fable has the potential to be a game that fills a void in the X1's library.
tonymack21
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22-May-2018(#167)
yes very much so, X1 needs a huge rpg but not just for the sake of it, it needs a really good one, and something like a new fable without the hardware restrictions of the og xbox could be huge. I remember how ambitious that game was supposed to be and all the ideas it had that just couldn't be realized. it was very fun at the time though I played it at launch and current hardware they could get a lot closer to that original idea

dustin11
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22-May-2018(#168)
I'm also predicting some kind of exclusive JPRG from Mistwalker being announced at e3. Maybe a sequel to either Blue Dragon or Lost Odyssey. LO on current gen hardware could be amazing.
tonymack21
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22-May-2018(#169)
that would be crazy sick. I didn't even realize they were still around hadn't heard anything from them in so long.

dustin11
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* 22-May-2018(#170)
I think they've just been working on a bunch of little mobile games called Terra Wars and Terra Battle. Huge waste of such a talented developer. I think their last console game was The Last Story for the Wii.

I just looked into this history of them a bit and it looks like they only have 15 employees. A company called "feelplus" was created by MS specifically to assist with the development with Lost Odyssey. Feelplus and Artoon (who helped with Blue Dragon) were absorbed into AQ Interactive who then later merged with Marvelous Entertainment. If they do create another BD or LO then MS will probably have to set up another studio to assist Mistwalker because 15 employees isn't quite enough to take on either one of those games.
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22-May-2018(#171)
I need to go back and play Lost Odyssey again. It's been a long time.
dustin11
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22-May-2018(#172)
I bought the DLC but never got around to playing it. Supposed to have a crazy difficult end game boss which requires your entire team to be fully leveled in order to beat. I need to get around to doing that one of these days.
tonymack21
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5-Jun-2018(#173)
just 4 days til the conferences begin!! a lot of predictions will possibly be fulfilled!

Vampyr releases today, im hearing that reviews are mixed and those that love it really love it and those that don't like it really hate and slam the combat system pretty hard. i had this down as the one among my most anticipated games that have the most potential to let me down, so we will soon see. its been delivered but sadly i'll likely not have time to play today.

Detroit become human wasn't in my top few, though i did think it was going to be interesting, and now its likely to be my "game i expected to enjoy more or less but ended up being great" for the year.



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5-Jun-2018(#174)
Yeah... DBH was just sort of a "maybe I'll enjoy this" type of purchase and I freaking love it. I'm so glad I got it and can't wait to dive back into it again. I'm also waiting for Vampyr to arrive. I loved the setting and idea of it. I probably won't have time to play anything until the weekend though.

tonymack21
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5-Jun-2018(#175)
im in the minority in that i didn't love dontnod's life is strange games, but this really seems to be a big departure from that. i love the premise and the idea of how drastically you can affect things with your choices is always something im into. every review loathes the combat, so im hoping that isn't too heavy a focus if its not good. some are definitely praising the immersion and npc interactions and quests, so i guess we'll see.

tonymack21
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12-Jul-2018(#176)
here we go into a loaded back half of the year.

project octopath tomorrow, reviews are pretty solid.

dustin11
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12-Jul-2018(#177)
My copy is on its way. Can't wait.
tonymack21
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12-Jul-2018(#178)
same, im in the middle of yakuza 0 and love yakuza, never had played the series but wow ive been missing out, played kiwami and went straight into 0 because I had to have more, i'll finish it and then be on octopath.

dustin11
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12-Jul-2018(#179)
I have to wrap up Shadow Complex which I'll probably do by Saturday so I should have some time to start it up this weekend. The 1.5hrs a day I have to play games isn't even close to enough to get around to all the games I have waiting around to be played.
tonymack21
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12-Jul-2018(#180)
ya I hear you. on the weekends I usually have some time, and during the week here in the summer more than usual in the evening depending, but during the school year its usually just weekends and a few hours on Wednesday night.

I may get a couple hours of yakuza tonight, but the kids will be with their mom this weekend so I plan to spend all of it on the couch finishing yakuza and starting octopath, but im only in chapter 5, maybe 6 I think, and I have to work til noon Saturday.

dustin11
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12-Jul-2018(#181)
I could have more time to play, I just don't like playing after 6pm. I go to bed at 8:30pm and if I play games close to bed time then my mind is wired and its harder to sleep. Weekends though I'm up playing games by 4am when its nice and quiet and its awesome. That's my favorite time to game.
tonymack21
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* 12-Jul-2018(#182)
I used to stay up late and game but its harder now that im a little older lol, a couple weekends ago I stayed up til like 2 and felt like I was gonna die all the next day. I usually go to bed between 11-12, which is too late for getting up at 5, but that's just usually how it happens.

dustin11
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12-Jul-2018(#183)
If I stay up until anywhere past 10 if feels like I'm going to die. I've become a morning person and like being up for a few hours before my stupid loud neighbors.
tonymack21
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3-Jan(#184)
2018 has come and gone, some predictions hit and some missed. i'll be making a 2019 soon!

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