Looking for some discussion on January, February, and March 2019 games. There is a possibility of a big title releasing within that time that doesn't have a release date currently. A lot to look forward to.
Probably The Division 2, despite its shaky premise. I thought the first game was brilliant and I'm excited to see what they've put together after a couple of years. After that, Metro for me.
Resident Evil 2 also looks really nice but I've never played 1, so it feels weird to jump into.
I voted the new Dead or Alive. I like that fighting engine a lot and hope they nail this itteration.
Honerable mentions to Crackdown and Toejam & Earl. Both those franchises had incredible first entries, and I’m looking forward to seeing how these sequels turn out. I’m not confident they’ll be great, but I’m pulling for them.
Sekiro and RE2 are the standouts to me. In a lot of ways Sekiro is still a big question mark though, I'm not entirely sure what to expect from it. They've said its not a pure soulslike and there are far less RPG elements, which could be a bummer depending on what else they add to make up for it. Hopefully there'll be a reason to do a second playthrough.
RE2 is the more safe option since its pure comfort food for someone who grew up with the series like I did. Very much looking forward to it.
DOA6 for me. I played a lot of DOA5 across it's various iterations and this just looks like a better version of that. I'm nervous about the online though. (playerbase and netcode)
Devil May Cry 5 is the next big one of for me, I wasnt blown away by the demo but i'm hoping with the extra arms and characters that there will be a lot to dig into with that game.
Resident Evil 2 is in a similar league where I kind of know what to expect but am excited anyway.
Sekiro i'm not too sure about, It kind of looks like what I wanted Nioh to be (which I still enjoyed) what with the more versatile movement options and quicker pace. But personally i've been less and less interested in that formula with each new Souls game. (Bloodborne was great though) Could be good though.
The only thing that bothers me about Anthem is the mechs have capes and the story looks like it sucks.
Definitely Anthem as it's a new IP and I'm very interested.
After that, it's a toss-up between Division and Metro. Both look good, but probably not doing anything new.
Resident Evil 2 has my curiosity more than anything. I'm not a huge Resi fan, yet I can't help but get sucked in by it.
I want to play Crackdown 3, however, I'm 90% sure that will be dogshit. Either that or a candidate for most surprising game 2019.
If what @merxworx01 said about Cyberpunk ends up happening, that's my number 1 by a million mile.
DMC5 is my top pick. Ace Combat 7 comes in a solid second place. Etrian Odyssey X finishes third because as much as like that series, and make no mistake it's one of my favorite series of all time, those other two games look fuckin nuts in the best way possible.
Metro Exodus looks pretty great. I like my atmospheric story driven shooters.
RE2Make looks cool, too.
I keep forgetting about Sekiro. I loved Dark Souls 1, 2, and 3, but I couldn't get into Bloodborne and I came to Demon's Souls really late and wasn't into that either, so not sure on that yet.
Kingdom Hearts 3 is a game I keep flip-flopping on. Some part of me would really like to play that. A different part just rolls its eyes and groans. I don't know if I'll get it near launch yet.
If Fire Emblem comes out in Q1, then that's a definite for me, but I feel like it's farther off than that.
As far as the rest of them, bleh. I'm sure many of them will be good and entertaining games, but not for me, not at full price anyway.
I want to qualify my vote(Sekiro) by saying that I am INTERESTED in Anthem and Division 2 and HOPE they are great.
Division 1 had problems and I never got super into it, and both of them might be to much of a time sink for me.
Between Destiny and WoW I don't think I have room for ANOTHER living online game.
DMC 5 and RE2 I am of course excited for but they are more or less known quantities.
@acharlie1377: this might not be doing it any favors but it plays like the latest final fantasy or Dragon Age: Inquisition where you chain directional attacks and abilities. Combat is quick and moves execute as soon as you press a button. I wouldn't categorize it anywhere close to a Platinum style game but in terms of movement it has more in common with the direction some modern RPGs are going with real time combat.
I have to admit there isn't much on that list that excites me. I watched the Anthem demo they put out yesterday. It looked capital-T Terrible to the extent I think we should start planning for a post-BioWare world.
Sekiro doesn't look like it's going to be for me given that they neutered the RPG elements present in other From games. I'd love to be wrong, but I generally don't like pure action games.
@merxworx01: Sounds pretty cool! Definitely on my wish list, along with the recently-announced OlliOlli and Dragon's Dogma ports...
This year may be the year I completely abandon new games, and exclusively start playing years-old games that inexplicably come to the Nintendo Switch.
Both Sekrio, and RE 2 have me hyped. I’ll wait for a price drop on both because I just received God of War, Bayonetta 2, and Warioware Gold for my birthday. I’m still playing Super Smash, and Into the Breach, so there is plenty on my plate right now.
I enjoyed the first Kingdom Hearts upon release, and remember being stoked for 2, but by the time it was out, I had completely lost interest in the series.
Quite a few good choices here, but my vote went to Crackdown 3. I want to clarify - I expect nothing from this game. I'm well aware of how long it's been in development and that that process has apparently not been the smoothest. I love Crackdown, warts and all. I went back and played a lot of it when it became X1 backwards compatible and enhanced, and I still had fun with it even while recognizing that, to paraphrase Jeff, modern game design has moved on quite a bit since then. But after the disappointment of Crackdown 2 and the years of nothing being done with it...I have to see what this turns out to be. Of course I want it to be good. I don't expect to have the same experience I had with the original. But I need to know.
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