I am extremely grateful for what seems to be a unique gift regarding hype.
I'm able to be excited about a game without developing unreasonable expectations and/or getting angry when the game releases. It's amazing, I look forward to games like Christmas then I get my hands on them and play them and have fun.
The thing that confuses me about discussions on preorders is why anyone cares about what other people are preordering. For starters, day 1 and week 1 sales are becoming less important and business models are constantly shifting (see Hitman 2016). So I don't really buy the "rewarding bad behavior" argument.
I hardly ever preorder, but I do sometimes. And I don't do it for bonuses, I do it because I'm busy and some games I know I'm going to get and I don't need to wait for reviews. I like having that game waiting at my door on release day (with a little discount thanks to Amazon Prime). But yeah, I could not care less about what anyone else preorders. The fact that people get mad about what others preorder is just kind of silly to me.
Parasite Eve - I loved the first game...don't think I ever played the second. I think the mix of real time and turn based combat from the first is just begging to be given the Final Fantasy XV style combat treatment.
Shadows of the Damned - This game was awesome in every way, I mean Suda51 and Mikami teaming up for a heavy metal demon world adventure is just too perfect an idea. Great music, style, visuals, and fun to play. I'll never understand the lukewarm to negative response this game got. It's not perfect, and could definitely improve. Unfortunately I don't think we'll get a chance to see that happen.
No One Lives Forever - With good FPS campaigns back in style, now is the time to bring back one of the greats! These games are so slept on, but my god are they awesome. I've wanted another one of these for a long ass time...and no Contract J.A.C.K. does not count.
Playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES at the age of 6 is the earliest clear memory I have of playing a game. I know I played NES games before that, but all those memories are vague. TMNT is the the earliest one I have a distinct picture of the time and place I was at while playing.
I'm alternating between Abzu, Titanfall 2 and FF XV depending on the mood. I've also got Doom that I need to finish. I'm near the end of that, but I deleted it so I could have some room for the 3 games I am currently playing.
All 4 of those games are awesome! Although I'm playing Doom on ultra violence and it is...less fun than I think others are having with it as a result.