It’s that time. The end-of-the-year-looking-forward-to-next-year time when everything seems rosy and possible and exciting. Though, to be fair, I kind of feel that way most of the time about upcoming titles.
So, I thought I’d throw my hat in the ring and make a top ten list of my most anticipated titles for 2017.
In order of scheduled release date, here we go!
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Since the E3 reveal trailer, I was all in for this game. We’ve learned a lot more about the game itself since then, and I’m only ever more intrigued. I am looking forward to exploring the Baker plantation for myself next month.
I’ve never played a Yakuza game, but I’ve always intended to. Yakuza 0 is my point of entry and I’m terribly excited to get my hands on it.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands
As of right now, Ghost Recon: Wildlands is my most anticipated title of 2017. I’m already excited to explore the world with friends and to see the activities on offer. Ubisoft isn’t flawless, but they’ve offered up some excellent moments in gaming and I’m hoping Wildlands only adds to that.
Exotic locations certainly don’t hurt.
I’ve only ever played a smidge of any given Persona game, but 5 has my interest piqued. The art style, the characters, and the gameplay fascinate me. Come April, I will be all about diving in to this title.
Platformers may not be my bread and butter, but this game looks more adorable every time I see it. Also, a chameleon and a bat having adventures together? Sign me up, please!
I recall reading about this game a couple of times over the past year and each time I found myself more and more curious. It’s the type of game I want to go into with as little foreknowledge as possible.
Years ago a friend told me about the original Pathologic, a strange and difficult to classify game that was created by Russian studio Ice-Pick Lodge. At best I can tell you that it sounds like psychological horror, but in the most desperate and unnerving way possible. I’ve always been fascinated, yet it was only available on PC (and I don’t have a PC that can run games). When I found out it was being completely overhauled by Ice-Pick and scheduled for release on PC as well as consoles, I was beside myself with video game joy.
I am incredibly excited to finally experience this one for myself.
As many of you know, I adore Destiny. It stands to reason that I will be right there to experience Destiny 2 the moment it goes live.
We don’t know much of anything concrete about it yet, but whatever Bungie decides to do, I will be right there for it.
What Remains of Edith Finch
I feel like no matter how much I read about this game, I still have no idea what it really entails.
I kind of love that.
It’s another title I don’t want to know too much about before I dive in whenever it releases.
This is yet another game I know nearly nothing about other than that it has a unique and beautiful aesthetic and I can’t wait to play it for myself to see exactly what it’s all about. I love having only an inkling about certain games and then discovering all about them once I dive in.
And there you have it! With that I ask: what games are you most looking forward to in 2017?
The next time we meet, it will be after the new year, so allow me to wish you a safe and prosperous new year filled with good health and amazing games. Cheers to 2017!