With 2014 behind us, it’s time to start prepping the ol’ wallet for the beating it’s about to take this year. We’re coming up on our first big release in Dying Light, not to mention Saints Row IV: Re-elected, the Resident Evil and Grim Fandango‘s remaster, and the first episode of Square Enix‘s narrative adventure Life is Strange. Oh, and a little game by the name of Grand Theft Auto V finally makes it way to PC (EDIT: GTA V for PC was just delayed until March 24th earlier today). And that’s just January.
February is going to be a little more painful, with major releases like Evolve, The Order: 1886, Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse, Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episodes 1 & 2, Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires, and Dead or Alive 5: Final Round. But wait! There’s more!
March brings with it a game that’s at a top of many a must-buy list in Bloodborne. Unless it’s delayed any further, Battlefield: Hardline is also scheduled to launch in March, alongside a couple of remasters in Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition and Final Fantasy Type-O. Things are calming down in April though, with only Mortal Kombat X and Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Edition chasing down your bank card. I use the word only very loosely, as both games could easily occupy your entire month.
So let’s hear it. What’s on your must-buy list this year so far? What are you looking forward to the most? The potential release of Zelda U on Wii U, perhaps? Xenoblade Chronicles X? Uncharted 4? Let us know down in the comments!
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The top of my list is
1. The Witcher 3
2. Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires
3. Dark Souls II
2. Quantom Break
If Bioware re-release the Mass Effect Trilogy than that would definitely make the number 1 and knock Crackdown off the list. I’m looking forward to Bloodborne, but not enough to make me want to buy a PS4.
Witcher 3 is definitely the top of my list right now. Quantum Break, I really want to play it before I buy it since Remedy is hit or miss with me. Mass Effect trilogy remastered for the new consoles would be a day one purchase if it had all the DLC, especially if they make gameplay improvements that exist in 2 and 3 in to the original.
There are a few things coming out that intrigue me this year.
The Witcher 3 looks pretty cool. I don’t know that it will be as grand as everyone
is hyping it up to be, but it’s one of the more intriguing RPGs on tap to come out.
Splatoon is Nintendo’s foray into third person arena shooting, and honestly it looks
amazing. Squid people with Super Soakers, paint rollers, and balloons full of paint
with super jumps. Plus you can swim though your team’s paint colors for fast travel.
Looking pretty awesome.
Scalebound is the next big thing from Platinum, and we don’t know much about it
other than it has dragons. But Bayonetta 2, Wonderful 101, and Vanquish didn’t disappoint me
so hopefully this doesn’t either.
Mortal Kombat X if only because MK9 was a comeback for the franchise. One that I really enjoy
playing to this day.
Grim Fandango isn’t exactly a new game, but plenty of old timers missed it when it was on computers
way back when. Plus a bunch of whippersnappers want us to stop talking about its greatness. So I think
this could be a great opportunity for some to catch up, some to see what the fuss was, and for others to
relive their nostalgic past. Provided it turns out properly.
All of it could be wonderful, average or terrible. So I always try to temper my excitement.
But I am interested in seeing how these shape up.
I really, really want Witcher 3 more than anything else. 2 was so solid!
Splatoon looks really cool, but the lack of voice chat in a competitive co-op shooter is questionable and could be what makes the game great, or an agonizing experience.
Battlefront’s supposed to be arriving this year, really excited for that one.
Also all of Nintendo’s stuff, like Yoshi’s Wooly World, Zelda U, and Splatoon.
Also Hotline Miami 2 and Broforce, which look fantastic.
This year looks pretty good.
Beyond a lot of the more obvious ones like Witcher 3 and Evolve, I am completely psyched about Firewatch, Cuphead, No Man’s Sky (that’s theoretically coming out in 2015, right?), and Blood Bowl 2. Also, I had a little Sierra-fuelled nerd out when I heard about the new King’s Quest that’s on its way.
Cuphead looks sooooo good! Lots of great indie madness should be hitting consoles this year, like Nuclear Throne, Below, Gunslugs 2 launches on PC and OUYA tomorrow, Bastion is finally coming to Playstation consoles, and yes, No Man’s Sky will HOPEFULLY come out this year. Can’t wait!
Blood Bourne Supremacy?
well, they do look like damn good aassassins, and who knows maybe someone has amnesia