Happy New Year!
It’s time to start planning what games you’re going to invest in this year. I’ve compiled a list of all the games I’m personally looking forward to. There’s going to be some games missing that you may be excited about, but hey, this is my blog!
I won’t include any VR-only games or games that are on the fence with a 2016 release date. The reason I’m not including VR games isn’t because I’m not excited about any of that (I’ve already owned a DK2 unit and I’m a strong believer in our current technology with VR), but it’s because I just don’t want to. If I did, 100 Foot Robot Golf would be at the top of my list.
No Man’s Sky (PC/PS4) (Trailer)
No Man’s Sky is a giant space exploration game from the studio behind of Joe Danger. This project is the complete opposite of what Joe Danger is, so it’s going to be interesting if they can pull it off. The key feature I like about this game is being able to find a planet that’s never been discovered, scan all of it’s details including plant and monster life, but also name it whatever you want. I plan on visiting Butt Planet as much as I can.
My wife and I sat through Catherine a few months back and we both were taken for a wild ride. While I didn’t enjoy the puzzles, the story was perfect and gripping. Do you defend Vincent in his quest for lusty pleasures or come clean?
But the thing we really liked was that the game itself looked very much like an anime in 3D. Persona 5 is going this direction and it looks stunning. And if you’re unfamiliar with the gameplay of the Persona series, imagine a novel story played out in front of you while you’re playing a high school dating sim. That… may not sound all that great, but the way the story is played out is why people are hype for this new title. If the dating/high school sim doesn’t really do it for you, you may be interested in the combat/collectathon system which is like a hybrid Pokémon JRPG.
This year is just a terrific reason to own a PlayStation 4, and a third party game may be the reason to get one.