All things considered, 2015 was a banner year for games. Granted I say this because last year let me play not one but two new Assassin’s Creed games (Rogue was released on the PC in March) so I consider that a mark of success by any metric.
Now that we’re speeding into 2016, I was wondering what is on your radar for the coming months. I’m also looking at producing some video content, so I’d be interested to know what games you’d like to see more of in that regard.
January already offers some tasty morsels with Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam for the 3DS and the PC release of Tomb Raider coming in pretty quick succession on January 22 and 29, respectively. Things don’t slow down after that as XCOM 2 comes out on February 5 and The Division (maybe) hitting in March.
Those are just the big titles on the horizon though and I’m sure there are dozens of smaller games that I’ve neglected to mention. What are you folks looking out for? Any games you’d like to recommend to your fellow Sushians to put on their wishlists?
5 thoughts on “What Games Are You Looking Forward to in 2016?”
I think 2016 will be even better than 2015 was. I am definitely picking up Deus Ex, Mirror’s Edge, Dishonoured 2 and No Man’s Sky. On my “very seriously considering if they’re launched well” list is Firewatch, Hitman and Homefront: Revolution.
And who knows, maybe I’ll finally play a console again this year with Quantum Break and Detroit: Become Human.
I guess it’s really just a matter of how well these titles are received and how much time I will have…
I totally forgot Firewatch, which is coming out in February! That’s definitely high on my list. It’s a gorgeous game.
2016 is going to be brutal. Tons of short-form games that I’m excited about, interspersed regularly with some larger releases. For starters, Eddy reminded me about That Dragon, Cancer, which releases today. I don’t know if excited is the right word to use here, but it’s an incredible effort on the part of the creators that I plan to honor by playing/experiencing/whatever the right word is in this context.
Then there’s the raft of atmospheric environmental exploration games in Q1 – Tacoma (by the Gone Home devs), Firewatch, and Adr1ft. Been long looking forward to The Witness, Jonathan Blow’s next puzzley effort, out this month. Later on there’s Star Fox Zero, Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, Uncharted 4, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, No Man’s Sky, and Dishonored 2, not to mention the possible releases of Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian.
Pretty sure I’m leaving out almost as many titles as I’ve listed, and then there are the inevitable unexpected gems – it’s going to be a tough year to budget for games.
Speaking of That Dragon, Cancer, I just posted the interview Reply All did with the creators. I haven’t listened to it yet, but I am assured that tears are inevitable.
We did a big breakdown of this on The Know, and the amount of games I researched is completely staggering. This doesn’t even include games like Persona 5 (and a few others that are still unannounced).
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