Despite there being some very good games in 2016, most people want to forget about it and move on, so here’s five games I’m very much looking forward to playing this year, the year 2017!
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
I still haven’t got round to trying the Resident Evil 7 demos out in VR but the full game will be playable in VR and for that, Capcom must be praised. It’s also quite a departure from other Resident Evil games, as it’s in first-person and not on rails. We’ve seen recent remakes of older Resident Evil titles and let’s face it, 6 was a bit of a turkey, but this one looks like it’s going to provide some genuine scares and we might finally learn what that severed finger is all about!
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
I first saw Ghost Recon Wildlands at E3 a couple of years ago and then it went away. And it looks like Ubisoft decided to do the decent things and put some proper months of development behind this game because it’s looking very tasty indeed. Set across a massive open world, the entire game is playable co-op with up to three buddies as you attempt to take down a drug cartel in Bolivia and its sandbox gameplay is sure to appeal to a wider audience than the usual tech-heads associated with the Ghost Recon franchise.
Mass Effect: Andromeda
The Mass Effect trilogy is one of my favourite game series and although I’m a little bit sad not to be filling the shoes of Commander Shepard once more, BioWare have given us a new taste of the universe with Mass Effect Andromeda. We still don’t know many details about this seemingly super-secret game but if the previous games were anything to go by there will be some fantastic storytelling, genuine choices to make that could break your heart and some strategy when fighting all kinds of sci-fi enemies. This one is high up on my list!
Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves is on my list because it provides something genuinely different from Rare. How about teaming up with some friends, singing sea shanties, walking the plank, necking grog and hanging people from the yardarm? (whatever that is). Well, so far we’ve seen and played a demo where you jump onto a ship and work together to attack other human controlled teams, all the while controlling the sails, patching holes in the hull and trying not to sink. It’s a funny experience but I’m sure there is more to be had with this swashbuckling adventure which is why it’s featured here.
Detroit: Become Human
Finally, David Cage is back with another of his playable movies in the form of Detroit: Become Human. Heavy Rain and Beyond Two Souls were two games that I found compelling and moving, and even though they’re not exactly games, they do have a place in this massive thing we call the games industry. There’s not too much info out there at the moment but it looks like you’ll be making moral choices that could swing the plotline wildly, promoting replayability and maybe not the happy ending you’re hoping for!
So those are 5 games I’m looking forward to playing this year. Some notable big ones aren’t in there because they may actually come out in 2018 or beyond! What are you looking forward to playing? Let me know in the comments section below, subscribe if you’re new and I’ll see you soon with another Gamesweasel review.