There's a lot to be excited about right now.

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by NotAcasul, May 11, 2016.

  1. NotAcasul

    NotAcasul meanie

    Mar 17, 2016

    We've got Doom.

    No Man's Sky

    Homefront: The Revolution

    Mafia III


    FF7: Remake

    Battlefield 1



    Mirrors Edge Catalyst

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

    Dishonored 2

    Horizon Zero Dawn

    and Dawn Of War 3

    It seems like 2016 is going to be a very strong year for video-games.
  2. After Battleborn +DLC's, there goes Borderlands 3 :D
    Starbound has the 1.0 update around the corner
    Stellaris is pretty rad for strategy fans
    And Dark Souls III DLC are coming too
    Civilization 6 jot announced
    And moar! Yeah, this year looks exciting enough.
  3. Spacemunkey

    Spacemunkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 4, 2015
    Star Citizen(hopefully)

    Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord
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  4. Ragemage

    Ragemage Wept for Zion

    Feb 20, 2016
    These are the only 2 games I want that are coming out soon.

    (March 2017)

    (sometime this year, 2016)
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  5. mutatedchihuahua00

    mutatedchihuahua00 are you bethloving it?

    Apr 5, 2016
    meh i don't care about any of these all i want is mass effect 4 come on bioware i want to get sexual with a sexy blue bitch or green i don't discriminate
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  6. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016
    Torment: Tides of Numenera, dude.
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  7. AgentBJ09

    AgentBJ09 Vault Dweller

    Jul 9, 2015
    Gonna sharply disagree with you on DOOM, mate. I'd sooner, and more willingly, donate $60 of my own money to SgtMarkIV and pa1nki113r (Project Brutality's creator? for all the work they did, unknowingly, in helping design the framework of that thing.

    As for Homefront, Deus Ex and Mafia III, yes.
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  8. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    I agree with Black Angel on Tides of Numenera, as for Doom...nope. Don't see many games that I'm looking forward to at the moment.
  9. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Gonk 0 Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Half of those games are mediocre.
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  10. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    I'm really excited about Kingdom Come: Deliverance.
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  11. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    From that list, I'm excited about Deus Ex and Dishonored. I want to be excited about the FF7 remake as well, but I havet no idea what to expect. If it's 100% faithful to the original it would be amazing.

    What I'm most excited about is probably upcoming dlc for Dark Souls 3. Eagerly awaiting Mass Effect: Andromeda as well, but still cautious as Dragon Age: Inquisition was a letdown.
  12. demtri

    demtri First time out of the vault

    Apr 13, 2016
    I'm just hoping Persona 5 doesn't disappoint.
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  13. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Most of them seem to be the usual run of the mill games, the only one that looks a bit more unique and interesting is "No Man's Sky". Dawn of War 3 might turn out great, but since we know nothing about it, not much to be excited about.
  14. Jogre

    Jogre So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 25, 2015
    Love how you mentioned DOOM, the Reeboot of a game that was a lot more complex and real-feeling in its original form, on this list of things to be excited about.

    Seriously, if anyone wants to play Doom, they'd probably be a lot better of playing the original version of it. There is no reason to look forward to a slightly shittier version of an already existing game.
  15. a721402

    a721402 Played FPS for decades still suck at it.

    Mar 29, 2016
    Other than Tyranny, Torment: Tides of Numenera, Mount and Blade 2, Dawn of War 3, can't find any other game to hyper about.
    Well, the new Doom is doomed from the start.
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  16. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    Well, let's see what my cynical ass has to say about all of this.

    I have never understood what people's fascination is with this IP, to me it has never stood out as being particularly interesting. I played the older dooms and they're fine for older games but that's about it. They're fine, if I'm stuck in a cabin with them on a laptop I could play them but I would never go out of my way to play them. Then we have Doom 3 that I played and it was just boring and tedious. Jump scares and boring shootin'. So a new Doom? Looks just as bland and boring as 3 did.

    No Man's Sky.
    So basically a rouge-like except prettier? I've gotten burned far too many times by rouge-like games. Rogue-likes often just try to sell themselves on being infinite but that means that they lose out on structure and serving a damn point. It's just wander around picking your nose until you can go to the next place that is slightly more dangerous so you can stumble around and pick your nose there. No Man's Sky seems no different to me. Here's this big ass galaxy filled with RNG. I just don't see any point in playing rouge-likes. Do I play it for the challenge? Cause rogue-likes have the problem of being RNG so the difficulty is all over the place and eventually once I'm the best of the best there doesn't seem to be any point to anything any more and I just end the game rather anticlimactically. Do I play it for the story? Cause a story in a rogue-like is usually very disconnected to the gameplay and feels like two different cars driving down the highway, I can't be in both at the same time. Do I play it for just fucking around? Cause 60 bucks is too much for a fucking around kinda game. I just don't see the point to this game. It seems like a tech demo that is going to be sold as a game.

    Looks like a generic shooter. Boring.

    Mafia III.
    I don't even care. It's like sewing, I don't mind it being out there but I ain't gonna pick it up as my new hobby.

    The gameplay videos I've watched looks like a unicorn having diarreah(?) and vomiting violently all over the screen. Too many colourful effects all over the place. It's nauseating.

    I like it when a series is consistent. FF from what I've seen is far from that. Each game looks like it belongs in its own setting, so FF turns me off because of how they just flip flop between settings and time periods and gameplay constantly so a remake of some old game? I don't care.

    Battlefield 1.
    Is it like Battlefield Vietnam or Battlefield 1942? Cause otherwise I really don't give a shit as any game past that has never captured the magic of the old Battlefield games. And all I've seen so far is a bunch of idiots getting hyped up over a fucking CGI trailer that doesn't tell us shit about the gameplay.

    I Like it. But 60 bucks like it? Nope. Gonna wait for it to go on sale and for it to be released on Steam. If it doesn't get released on Steam then I have no interest in it.

    I started laughing but because I'm sick I got a violent cough instead.

    Mirrors Edge.
    More nausea-inducing gameplay, yay.

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
    I really don't know. The last Deus Ex (not The Fall) tried to go back to what made Deus Ex Deus Ex but it just didn't capture the magic. And then there were the boring boss fights that were about characters I had no idea who they were. The main character who felt a bit cheaply written. The fact that you couldn't run away from boss fights like you used to be able to. And the fucking end was a travesty. I really don't know. The last Deus Ex was okay, not horrible but okay, but not 60 bucks okay. I also can't stand the setting. It takes place before the first Deus Ex IIRC but it looks far more futuristic and the augmentations are far more sleeker? It just... The last Deux Ex and this new one simply don't feel like Deus Ex to me. More like spiritual successors that is riding the Deus Ex name.

    Dishonered 2.
    I own the first one, never played it, can't comment. But I have no interest in it tbh.

    Horizon Zero Dawn.
    Looked up the gameplay for it. Doesn't look interesting.

    Dawn Of War.
    I don't even know what it is but I've never been into WH40K so whatever.

    So, yeah. Basically I don't give a shit about the hypetrain of 2016. Only game I want is Overwatch and only games I'm willing to give a chance is Battlefield 1 and Deus Ex. The rest just seem like triple-a garbage to me or I simply don't care about them. I remember way back when I was younger and I actually looked forward to triple-a games and there were so many I wanted to get and I was so amazed by them time after time. And now look at me. I feel like a bitter old hag who's yelling at kids about how nowadays sucks. Whatever. Triple-a games can exist for those who enjoy them. I'm fine with that, I got my indie titles anyway so it doesn't bother me. Still, I never thought that this is how I would end up.
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  17. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I kind of feel the same as Mr Fish in general so I am not going to bring up why I am disinterested or even disappointed in some games announced on this.

    Exception is that I did like Doom 3 and its expansion to a certain extend, but I have always favored Half Life 2, Elite Force, and the Jedi Knight games over it.

    Deus Ex HD, someone has gifted me a copy (Skull I think, thanks again man), but even otherwise I would have bought the game as I did like DE HR to a certain extend but it is definitely anywhere near the original Deus Ex (I will would like to see DE Invisible War being remade to be more like DE1)
    The new DE series feels so much to take place in a completely different universe in which some of the cast of characters from DE happen to live in as well.
    One thing I hate is that the designers have done away with a lot of the sillier conspiracy stuff the original had so much fun playing with, or that all creatures are gone. (probably under the guise of making the universe more 'realistic', "Transgenics or augmented animals are not realistic"

    No Man's Sky, I might give it a try but I am also pretty sick of rogue likes as well. At first having this big free roaming universe to travel around and do you own thing sounds exciting until you discover that for all the toys there are for you to play with, there is nothing really more.

    Personally I find this another pis poor year. Even Civ 6 is kind of lost on me as I sadly never finished the last ones and it doesn't look that I will have time in the near future for it.
  18. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    The only game on that list I'm remotely excited for is Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I love Final Fantasy 7 but I'm skeptical how a remake will turn out. I'll probably buy it though.

    The rest look like generic AAA FPS and overhyped games that no one really knows anything about but are still getting money and hype thrown at them.

    The games I am actually excited about:
    Stellaris (it's great!)
    Endless Space 2 (it's probably going to blow the new Master of Orion out of the water, but I hope the new Master of Orion is good too)
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    Torment: Tides of Numenara
    Divinity Original Sin 2
    Mass Effect: Andromeda (please don't suck)

    There is a reason most of the games on my list are not AAA games - it's because AAA has been pushing generic crap for years and so-called "game critics" have been spamming 9/10 and 10/10 ratings. There is little reason to expect anything revolutionary from the large studios anymore.
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  19. mrchaos

    mrchaos Super Orc

    Nov 14, 2015
    Waiting for mirror´s edge catalyst and deus ex since their release date was announced. Also, the new pokemon gen that´s coming out in november (I have to wait 6 months :-(.)
    Dawn of War 3 is scheduled for 2017 so, I don´t think it counts.
  20. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    Well, Final Fantasy has always been a series of games separated from each other. It's been more about what kind of gameplay, storytelling and game world you can expect (and a lot of recurring themes). But it went from pretty consistent to highly inconsistent and I haven't cared since FF9. FF7, though, is one of the best games I ever played. It was magical, original and pretty ground breaking when it was released. And they haven't topped it since. So it's not just a random FF game, it's more or less the quintessential FF game (many would say that'd be FF6, though).