Hello everyone, I am the Baumeister, sometimes blogger, but all-time gamer. Yes, I know that content on this blog is waning, but I’m working on it ever so slowly. I just need to get ideas for this thing (and maybe get into book reviewing again).
BUT, that’s not why I’m here in front of you today. I’m here…because I am a frustrated and impatient gamer.
Why am I a frustrated and impatient gamer? It’s because there’s a lot of games I want to play coming out next year, but I don’t want to wait for them. So, instead, I’m going to share them here. ‘Cause I can.
I’ve been playing the Devil May Cry series since high school. DMC4 is an alright game (and I have not touched the reboot with dark haired Dante), but seeing that these three games are getting released on the PS4 makes me smile. I started out with DMC3 Dante, then went back and played the other two, so I’m really looking forward to the nostalgia trip (even if it has already been released on the PS3). The collection drops on PS4 and Xbox 1 on March 13, 2018.
So, while I enjoy the Pokemon games, I also am really into the Digimon series, having grown up watching Digimon over Pokemon. So, many years after watching my last series (Frontiers), I stumbled across the current generation of Digimon video games. This game ties into the events of Digimon World Cyber Sleuth, but serving more of a loose prequel than anything else. I did enjoy the game, and I can’t wait to Digital Dive right back into the series. The game is already out in Japan, but it drops January 19, 2018 in the States.
I recently played the beta for this game, and I have to say that I’m more intrigued about it now than I was just reading about it when it was announced. Now, I’m not sure if there is more to the game than going on monster hunts, or if there’s actual story involved, but you know what, I might actually take a chance and try this game out. From just the beta alone, the world looks gorgeous, and I was only able to scratch the surface in the isolated maps. The game drops on January 26, 2018.
I’ve always been a fan of the Dynasty Warriors series, back from playing Dynasty Warriors 2 at a dear friend’s house when we were middle schoolers, to diving into each of the main series games as they get released across the platforms. So, when this was (finally) announced, and that they are shifting to an open-world setting, I was completely intrigued. Sure, this is based on a fictionalized version of real events (The Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong, written 1200 years after the events of the Three Kingdoms Era), but the games are still entertaining. With the move to more realistic and time-period relevant weapons (instead of Guo Huai’s arm cannon, Ma Dai’s paintbrush, Zuo Ci’s Tao cards or Zhong Hui’s flying swords), and a revamped battle system that sounds like it’s going to be a little more complex than the hack and slash that the series has been known for, I’m looking forward to diving right back into the end of the Han era. The game drops February 13, 2018.
Last game on this list is this mind-trip of a game. When I first saw it during the Microsoft E3 2016 press conference, I was instantly hooked on wanting to play this game, but saddened because I didn’t own the Xbox One console (Playstation guy for life). So, after reading through an IGN article about upcoming horror/suspense games, I was shocked to see that this game was coming to the PS4. The game centers around drug-fueled government oppression, and I’m getting ever so anxious in this game’s release date. The game releases on April 13, 2018.
There, that’s all I’ve got for you today. I would include the Final Fantasy VII remake, or Kingdom Hearts 3, but I don’t know if those games are going to be released in 2018, or not. Until next time, I am the Baumeister, and I have been…obediently yours.