Much like 2016, where most of my favourite games took me by surprise, I get the feeling I haven’t even seen or heard of 2017’s best games. Yet.
That being said, here are some of the games I’m most looking forward to this year.
Horizon Zero Dawn
I mean, who isn’t looking forward to Horizon Zero Dawn? Duh.
But in the back of mind: Guerrilla Games is notorious for making beautiful games that don’t quite deliver.
I’m hoping this is the game where the team finally nails it properly. It looks weighty, with nice systems, slick UI – so I’m super optimistic. The universe seems well drawn. Just hope all the elements come together as a cohesive, super good ‘thing’.
Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
Nothing on this list compares to the hype I have for this video game. It’s an unhealthy level of hype. No good can come of this hype. This is the kind of hype that smelts all reason.
No game could possibly be as good as I hope Breath of the Wild will be.
I love Nidhogg so much. Ergo, I’m excited about Nidhogg 2.
Resident Evil 7
More games that flat out rip off PT please.
Extremely hyped to see the Resident Evil formula get a much needed overhaul.
Last time the series had an overhaul we got Resident Evil 4, which is one of the most influential games ever made. I can’t imagine Resident Evil 7 having the same impact. I’ll settle for hoping that it’s ‘pretty good’.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Gone Home was great. Really keen to see that team tackle sci-fi in a similar fashion. Not sure what to expect from Tacoma, but this feels like a second album from that band you love. You’re not sure if they’ll repeat the same tricks or push their craft in a strange new direction.
Either way, I’ll be there day one.
Knuckle Sandwich is a gorgeous looking RPG game being made in Melbourne by Andrew Brophy. Seems like everyone I speak to is excited about this game.
I am also excited about this game.
Think Earthbound. Think Undertale. Think along those lines and you’re in the right ball park.
Not everyone digs this 2D Pikmin idea, but I’m keen to see the result. That’s how much I love Pikmin. That’s how much trust I have in Nintendo to do good things.