Here’s a list of the games I’m looking forward to or thinking about playing in 2019.
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition from Bandai Namco
Release Date: January 11
Will I buy? Maybe. Hopefully.
I’ve played maybe 2 hours of this series. I tried Tales of Zestiria but it didn’t stick. I just didn’t like the emptiness of the world.
Now, I’ve heard that people love Tales of Vesperia and I really want to play a game in one of the more important JRPG series out there. I’m excited to play an action JRPG rather than a turned-based, since most of my JRPG experience have been turn based. I don’t really know a ton about the series but this one looks great. I don’t know if I’ll buy right away because I’m trying to finish up a couple games in my backlog before buying into new games.
Anthem from Bioware and the team that made the original Mass Effect series.
Release date: February 22
Will I buy? Day 1.
I am BEYOND excited for Anthem. I am building a new computer so I can play this game on max settings. Okay, its time for new computer anyway, but Anthem is the catalyst for doing so. I have tempered expectations with the game but I’m sure I’ll enjoy it. I loved the original Mass Effect trilogy and the same team is making Anthem. I don’t expect the best game of all-time nor do I expect anything amazing, really. I just expect fun game to play with my friends that feels a little bit like Mass Effect 3.
ToeJam & Early: Back in the Groove from HumanNature Studios
Release date: March 1
Will I buy? Day 1
Finally! I’ve been watching/listening/wishing/hoping for this game since I heard about the Kickstarter campaign. This is a trip right down memory lane, packed with nostalgia. Again, I don’t expect anything amazing here, just a fun game to play with my friends family. I say family because thats how I remember playing the original game. My brother, my sister, and my mom all played this game so I can’t wait to play with them again.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from FromSoftware
Release date: March 22
Will I buy? Maybe.
I don’t know much about the game, but I do know From Software and their capabilities as a game developer. I loved Demon’s Souls and I enjoyed the Dark Souls games. I’ve only played Demon’s Souls from start to finish, but dabbled in the others. I like how Sekiro seems like a faster paced, more open world game compared to past Soulsborne games. I don’t really have expectations for this game, really. I just have faith in From Software and expect a great combat experience. We’ll see how well Anthem sticks around but Sekiro could be next on the list.
And that’s all I’ve got for now. That’s only four games, but 4 games in three months is quite a few to look forward to. I’ll come back on January 11 with more 2019 games.
As always, thanks for reading.