Top 10 Titles Looking Ahead – Prepare your Wallet Edition

Normally, my lists are pretty short, 5 is the usual sweet spot, but this E3 was jam packed with games and I’ll give my personal Top 10, because let’s be honest, everyone won E3 and that’s a fact. I am however, only including games with release dates or windows because otherwise, the majority of these games wouldn’t be on here.

10. Fallout 76 (November 13, 2018)

(Credit to Izuniy)

Did you ask for an online Fallout? No? Well it’s coming and while Bethesda has the pedigree to do whatever they damn please, this will be a challenge. There are a lot of questions regarding the certain mechanics from older titles but for now things look promising. Plus, if you don’t like someone…nuke ’em.

9. Kingdom Hearts III (January 29, 2019)

(Credit to Square Enix)

The last numbered entry in the series was released in 2006. I was just joining the Navy and my hair wasn’t going gray. It has been a long time coming. There is a number of trailers that display the different mechanics and environments in Kingdom Hearts III and strangely, it feels like it might be worth the wait. Even though every trailer showed 2018, it will finally release in 2019 and while it’s ok to be a tad bit upset, at least the game is coming out. It is unfortunate that I’ll be 40 when the Final Fantasy VII remake comes out. so i’ll need to stretch.

8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (December 7, 2018)

(Credit to Nintendo)

Did you see that reveal? Nintendo is playing no games, you want every character, you get every character. Snake, Ryu, Wolf, whoever the hell found their way into a Smash game they’ll be there. Each character has tweaks to their move sets as variety is the spice of life. When has Nintendo steered us wrong?

7. Gears 5 (2019)

(Credit to Izuniy)

One of Microsoft’s flagship franchises for a reason, Gears 5 will continue the second coming of the franchise and this time it looks like the narrative will be more intimate and personal. Expect lots of giblets and insane new weapons to play with. Be honest though, you play this for the multiplayer, no shame, it always delivers.

6. Days Gone (February 22, 2019)

(Credit to Izuniy)

A post-apocalyptic world in which the zombies aren’t zombies but just infected humans that operate with a hive mentality. Sounds terrifying. If any of the gameplay demos are any indication, there will be a lot of variety when if comes to encounters. There will most certainly be situations in which you can turn a horde against a group of marauders, just make sure you get a high vantage point to enjoy the chaos.

5. Spider-Man (September 7, 2018)

(Credit to Sony)

Spider-Man 2 was the last great Spider-Man game and that will more than likely change in September. This game looks gorgeous, Spidey is smooth in all facets of gameplay and this looks like it’ll feature a number of Spider-Mans villains. Sony probably has another franchise on its hands and Marvel will have to make a decision as to what heroes deserve their own games. The Avengers do, obviously.

4. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (2019)

(Credit to From Software)

Here we go, looking like Dark Souls had a child with Tenchu, Sekiro may very well be the smoothest game From Software has ever created. Expect the game to place an emphasis on offense and traversal, which is a far cry from the defensive mindset of the Dark Souls series. It looks great and surprisingly colorful. A dark horse for game of the year. Good lord 2019 is stacked.

3. Metro Exodus (February 22, 2019)

Do yourself a favor and play the Metro series. You won’t be disappointed and it is vastly different from the more popular military shooters within the genre. Metro Exodus looks to continue the hardcore survival FPS the series is known for. You will fight and die against the radiated enemies in the wasteland that is post-nuclear Moscow. The game is drop-dead gorgeous and will allow players to customize weapons and choose how and when they should approach an objective. This a series that deserves your attention.

2. Devil May Cry 5 (2019)

(Credit to Capcom)

Capcom brought some heavy hitters to E3 and fans are thankful to see the iconic hack and slash series return for one more round. Nero is back, Dante is back, and so is the stylish demon killing action. Yes this series is cheesy, but that’s just because it exudes charm. This party is about to get crazy. Did you see the visuals for DMC5, ridiculous.

1. Resident Evil 2 Remake (January 29, 2019)

(Credit to Izuniy)

Oh yes…this is the remake I’ve been patiently waiting for. There were multiple gameplay demos on display at E3 and I have to say, this looks fucking amazing . The level of detail in the character models is staggering. Animations look top-notch and the fact that the damage modeling looks to be disgustingly accurate is sure to unsettle even the most hardened Resident Evil fans. Once this was announced I damn near forgot about every other game.

The hype is real and so is debt. I need to take out a second mortgage.

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