We’re going full 2020 vision here. *ba-dum-tss*.
Another year has come and gone, and here we are starting our new journey in Life 2K20. I was honestly surprised when I saw a lot of internet gamers thought 2019 was just an alright year for gaming, and looking at back at it, I can see where they’re coming from. Anthem was a let down, and besides Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Control, there didn’t seem to be a lot of big names compared to say 2018 which saw God of War, Spider-Man and Red Dead Redemption 2 battle for supremacy.
I did one of these articles last year, and I only covered the beginning of the year because I’m lazy. So for this one, I’m going to highlight what I’m specifically looking forward to this year. Keep in mind this isn’t a ranked list either.
Let’s get rollin’.
Release date: April 16th, 2020
I don’t want to say I’m super excited for this game. I just think what we’ve seen so far looks good and has my attention. Cyberpunk 2077 looks like a bigger version of the Deus Ex series, and I really liked those games. Also, I’ll take any chance I can get to experience Keanu Reeves while waiting I’m waiting for John Wick 4.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Release date: March 3rd, 2020
I’ve actually never played the original Final Fantasy VII. I’ve heard countless good things about it, but at this point with the remake coming out, I have no desire to play the version of this game that came out in 1997. I think after the wild success of the Resident Evil 2 remake, I’m interested to see what the future holds in terms of remakes especially with the launch of new consoles on the horizon. Be aware that the intro is already out in the internet so be careful of spoilers homies.
Speaking of Resident Evil 2…
Resident Evil 3
Release date: April 3rd, 2020
The first Resident Evil game I played was Resident Evil 4 on the PS2. Such a brilliant game, and even though I’m a chicken shit, I’ve adored the games that have come out since. Capcom did a smashing job with the Resident Evil 2 remake as it really captures the feel of survival horror without any of the super hero antics of punching boulders. Fans were wondering if they were going to redo Resident Evil 3, and here we are.
I’m interested to see if Capcom is eventually going to revisit Resident Evil 4-6, but for now, we enjoy what we have.
Oh yeah you get that online Project Resistance game with your purchase of RE3.
Ghost of Tsushima
Release date: Summer 2020
I’m pretty stoked for this game because of what it could mean for the setting. At this point in gaming, we’ve gotten good cowboy games, good superhero games, and good(?) pirate games. This game has the opportunity to make a great samurai game, and I’m excited for it. Been excited ever since I got my first whiff of this game!
Dying Light 2
Release date: Spring 2020
Dying Light has to be one of my favorite games of all time. I’ve beaten it twice, and I have every intention to beat it again before Dying Light 2 comes out. The hype for this is real as it looks just as good as part one. My only fear is that it’ll take itself to seriously and not be as fun and enjoyable, if that makes sense.
Console Wars and the End of a Generation
Ladies, gentleman and internet dwellers.
This is it.
At some point in the coming months we will be preparing for and or playing the next generation of consoles.
It’s crazy to me that this is actually happening, and part of me holds a ton of doubt since I feel like this generation has so much left to offer. I mean look at all the games slated to release this year and there’s a ton more releasing closer to the holiday season.
One thing I’m wondering is what happens to all these games as the next generation comes in. For example, Call of Duty: Ghosts launched right as the PS4/Xbox One came out. Retailers were offering trade in deals so you could purchase the next generation versions. Will that be the case or are developers just leaving their work in the past? Like will Cyberpunk 2077, that Avengers game, and more die with the last generation of consoles?
- The Last of Us 2: I’m excited for this game, don’t get me wrong. I’m just not super hyped for it since I’m not a die hard fan of The Last of Us like I am for Uncharted and Jak & Daxter.
- Watch Dogs Legion: Watch Dogs 2 was amazing, and I’m honestly scared that Ubisoft may be trying to be too ambitious with the next entry.
- Marvel’s Avengers: I’m afraid that this won’t turn out good. I was pretty rough on it back in my E3 2019 coverage, and since then, developer Crystal Dynamic has been silent.
- Destroy All Humans remake: I freaking love these games.
- Doom Eternal: Long live the Doom guy.
- Rumored Anthem reboot: The game launched a hot mess, and word on the street is developer BioWare is looking to overhaul their mess.
- Anything next generation related.
That’s my list y’all. There’s ton of games that don’t have release dates and next generation launch titles that haven’t been announced yet so be sure to keep your eyes and ears open.
What are you looking forward to this year?