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The Rest of the Year is Full of Blockbuster Games

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There are so many blockbuster games coming out in the next couple of months. This year is going by so far that many of them snuck up on me. I checked Amazon last night for something random I needed to buy, and then suddenly I realized all these games were releasing within months or even weeks.

Uncharted the Lost Legacy

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Release Date: August 22, 2017

Status: Pre-Ordered​

Why It's On My List
I fell in love with the Uncharted series only a few years ago. From the moment I actually (finally) sat down and played the first, I was hooked and quickly finished all of the games that were out. Last year, Uncharted 4 brought the end of the story line featuring Nathan Drake, paving the way for new Uncharted games to feature other characters. In The Lost Legacy, we'll be playing as Chloe and Nadine -- a very interesting combo. I'm eager to see how the gameplay and story play out.

Destiny 2

Destiny 2

Release Date: September 6, 2017

Status: Pending

Why It's On My List
Graev and I played the original Destiny through the storyline. I enjoyed the game because of its co-op shooting experience, but didn't stick around for any of the end-game gear grind or "raiding" or multiplayer pvp gameplay. Destiny 2 is on my list to get if Graev takes the plunge.

Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins

Release Date: October 27, 2017

Status: Pre-Ordered

Why It's On My List
I love the Assassin's Creed franchise. Similar to the Uncharted series, once I played one of them (Black Flag) I was hooked and went back to play the entire series. I've been waitng for an Egypt setting for years! Super excited to see how they improve upon the AC franchise in Origins. I'm definitely hoping we see more holistic improvements and less emphasis on sub-systems. Advancing the story is also on my wish list.

Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey

Release Date: October 27, 2017

Status: Pre-Ordered

Why It's On My List
We are so, so long overdue for a good Mario 64-style platformer. I'm excited for two reasons: (1) It's on the Switch, and (2) It's going to have awesome graphics compared to previous Mario games. I'm apprehensive about the bizarre setting and real-world juxtaposition, but from what I've seen in previews there's still plenty of traditional Mario platforming. Then there's the "no game over screen" concept that fascinates me.

Battlefront 2

Star Wars Battlefront 2

Release Date: November 17, 2017

Status: Pending

Why It's On My List
Battlefront (the original re-release) was just 'okay'. In a way it was a big let-down from the memories of past Battlefront games. Battlefront 2 appears to be trying to solve the issues (one of which being those stupid tokens). I'm hoping for a reboot of their ideas. Something with more cohesive multiplayer. Something with better maps, objectives, and a better overall experience. Graev and I would definitely play together. This remains Pending until we get a little closer to release.

These are just a few of the big ones that I have on my radar and pre-ordered or closely pending a pre-order. Did I miss any on your list?

  • Since Crackdown 3 was pushed back, I think my 2017 looks like:

    XCOM 2 War of the Chosen
    Sea of Thieves
    South Park The Fractured but Whole
    maybe Cuphead
    maybe Battlefront 2
    maybe Destiny 2 (only because I can guy it with WoW gold)

    And if I get a Nintendo Switch, the Mario Xcom game

    • Nooooooooo

      Well if you make a group for that game I would love to sail the high seas with the K&G Cutthroats. The more I see from that game the more excited I get for it which is rare these days.

  • I’ve come reluctantly to the position that mmorpgs are dead. They just don’t “wow” like they used to, 20 years ago.

    You are going to need some kind of virtual reality to make anybody care long term. Something that makes you go , wow. Just like it did 20 years ago for me in EQ. How can they do this? This is amazing!

    None of them make me say that anymore. It’s all just a slightly different game, generally way easier, and wants my money up front to fund their “beta”.

    I’ll pass. When you have virtual reality or holographs I’ll be back. It will happen. I might be dead though.

  • Total War: Warhammer 2! I love lizardmen. Even if I’m still wary of the unfamiliar Total War control scheme. Probably will preorder soon.

    Keeping half an eye on Middle-Earth: Shadow of War too. I liked the overall feel of Shadow of Mordor. But I might be able to hold off on that until it gets discounted a little and let all the launch day shenanigans and bugs work itself out first.

  • My list for the remainder of the year is:

    Total War Warhammer 2
    X-Com 2: War of the Chosen
    Maybe Destiny 2
    Maybe Assassin’s Creed Origins