- The Evil Within 2
A surprise to me, I had replayed The Evil Within coupled with its DLC (which I didn't play when those came out) and I found a lot of enjoyment out of it. Originally, the game was merely okay to me; not much to think about other than what I didn't love about the game. Now, it's a game that permeates my mind, and will to the release of The Evil Within 2. I also read the comics which I found interesting enough despite not thinking it's integral. I would say otherwise about the games DLC. If you're interested or have questions about the story of The Evil Within (as it can be quite vague), the DLC does good by going into detail, and it's a nice change of pace from the main game. The second game is going in a more personal direction and I like that, with the father/daughter story (also, perhaps wife included as she's an important character in all of it).
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Although I liked the first game and Old Blood fine, I didn't think they were as great as many purport it to be. I actually got bored of The New Order and struggled to find the motivation to get through it twice (as I wanted to play through it on Uber), so did over a long period of time. In the process of going through a handful of games in series' that came before the new games that are to come out, I had replayed Old Blood on Uber and now am a quarter of the way through The New Order on Uber again. I am enjoying it more than I had before, realizing the design of it is much more impressive than I originally felt. I also feel the way they do some of the darker, sadder things in the game are more effective. I must not have cared or something. It's really putting Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus as my second most anticipated game that's coming out.
- Assassin's Creed: Origins
Yes, I know it's more Assassin's Creed. Like the previous two games, I replayed some of the older titles, the ones I disliked, which is Assassin's Creed 3 and Unity, again to my surprise, I enjoyed those a lot more. When I played about ten hours of Unity again, I realized I hadn't done a multitude of side content. That game is in actuality not any worse than Syndicate in my opinion as they both have the same strengths and weaknesses to me. Their design and content are actually very similar too, which took me by surprise. It culminates in me liking Assassin's Creed almost through and through despite thinking some aspects have grown stale. Origins from what we've seen seems to lack innovation and it looks to have some rough edges, but I hope it's another AC I can enjoy. I am cautiously optimistic but excited nonetheless.
- Super Mario Odyssey
I won't go into too much explanation here. It's another 3D Mario game, I'm interested. That's all, ha ha.
Other noteworthy games but not games I'm excited enough about to go into detail (and honestly, not sure if I'll get except for a couple):
- Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (I'm kind of interested in it? Not entirely though.)
- Destiny 2 (I'm not sure if I'll get.)
- Cuphead (The art looks good so that grabs my attention at least.)
- Call of Duty: WWII (I'm getting this, I just hope it's good [obviously]).
- Star Wars Battlefront II (I enjoy the SW games much more than the films, and I'm really happy this game will have a story campaign.)