When we think about racing games of 2017 one of the many games that stand out is Gran Turismo Sport which many people have been waiting to since Gran Turismo 6 which was released in 2013. In terms of sales Gran Turismo Sport reported has managed to reach over 982,000 units within its first week. Even though, Gran Turismo is a good racing game and has done great in sales there are still who are die hard fans of Forza Motorsport 7 and Project Cars 2 and feel one of those games should hold the title for being the best racing game of the year.
In terms of quality some can make the argument that Forza Motorsport 7 is just as good a Gran Turismo Sport. However, Gran Turismo Sport was probably the most anticipated racing game of the past few years. When it comes down to certain aspects of the Gran Tursimo Sport such as the total car count there are some people who are bewildered by the fact that game has less than 200 cars. Not only has Polyphony Digital reduced the total car count from it predecessor Gran Turimso 6 which included over 1100 vehicles but it seems like Project Cars 2 and Forza Motorsport 7 has more cars than their respective predecessors. Despite, the lack of cars included in Gran Turismo Sport in comparison to other games the sales for the game were impressive and has already managed to reach over one million units worldwide since its release in October 2017.
Not to long ago A Hat In Time was released for Microsoft Windows and since its release its been compared to Super Mario Odyssey which came out in late September for the Nintendo Switch. As far as plot is concerned some can make the argument that A Hat in Time seemed like a game is slightly more interesting than Super Mario Odyssey. The Hat in Time game gives players the ability to control the main protagonist of the game who is responsible for collecting “Time Pieces” which can be used to manipulate time while fighting off many enemies throughout the game.
While Super Mario Odyssey is a great game the plot utilizes the same formula of having Princess Peach as a damsel in distress but with twist. In Super Mario Odyssey the main character Mario must work with a hat creature named Cappy to rescue Peach and Tiara while thwarting Bowser’s wedding plans in the process. While A Hat in Time has a very interesting plot Super Mario Odyssey seems like its more popular mainly because many people have been waiting for a new Mario game since the start of 2017. In terms of popularity Super Mario Odyssey would mostly have a slight edge over A Hat in Time despite the fact that they are both great platform titles.
If you have been a long time fan of the Mega Man series since the 80’s or 90’s then you were just as shocked about Capcom’s recent announcement regarding the upcoming release of Mega Man 11 next year. The reason why the upcoming game release of Mega Man 11 is surprising is because many people have been waiting for this game since Mega Man 10 came out in the Spring of 2010.
For a while it looked like Capcom had given up hope on the Mega Man series and that we were never going to see a sequel to Mega Man 10. One of the most interesting things about Mega Man 11 is the graphics since they move away from the 8 bit look which was used in many games in the past. While the game is still 2D Mega Man 11 utilizes 3D backgrounds for stages which is interesting to say the least. Not only has Capcom managed to shock the gaming world with the announcement of Mega Man 11 but it’s also hard to believe that the series has been around for three decades now. One of the best parts about this announcement is the fact that Mega Man 11 is supposed to be available for multiple game consoles including the Nintendo Switch, PS4 and he Xbox One.
There is no doubt that Person 5 is arguably one of the most RPG titles that the world has seen on the PS4. The question on whether or not the should be ported for the PlayStation Vita really depends on who you ask. While some might be inclined to agree that Persona 4 should be ported for the PlayStation Vita there are others who feel that it’s pointless.
Having Persona exclusively for both PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 3 makes the game slightly more valuable and desirable to have since it can only be played on home consoles. With the declining popularity of the PlayStation Vita having a hot RPG title like Persona 5 probably would not make to much sense.
NI No Kuni II is another upcoming game for the PlayStation 4 console developed by Level-5 Inc. that the world is look forward to. This role playing title is followed by Ni no Kuni:Wrath of the White Witch which was released exclusively for the PS3 back in 2011. This third person role playing game allows players to take control of a young king who must reclaim his kingdom after having it taken away from him.
There are so many things about this game that are considered to be appealing as an RPG such as the visual art, open world travel along with the chibi design for the characters and the battle system where players can utilize melter attacks and magical abilities. Fortunately, this game is set to be released shortly after New Year’s Day making this a desirable title to have in 2018.
Along with numerous upcoming action RPG titles that we are expected to see on consoles such as Xbox One and the PS4 Monster Hunter World developed by Capcom is also among one of the very big games that the world is looking forward to in 2018. Fortunately, people who have been fans of the Monster Hunter series won’t have to wait too long for this upcoming game since its scheduled to be released in January if 2918.
For an Action RPG this game has everything one can ask for including awesome graphics and third person co-op gameplay allowing groups of people to hunt down and kill monsters. Even though, Monster Hunter World will not be on the Nintendo Switch it’s definitely a game that worth having especially if one owned titles such Monster Hunter 4 or even Monster Hunter generations.
When it comes down to the console wars 2017 has been a very interesting year to say the very least. We saw the worldwide releases of the Nintendo Switch along with the SNES Classic which were both very successful in gaming markets around the world. In fact, 2017 was probably one of tg very few years where Nintendo outshines their competitors Sony and Microsoft depending on who you ask.
It also seems like the SNES has managed to exceed the expectations of many people as far as sales are concerned since its release in late September of 2017. While the Xbox One X has also gained a large amount of mainstream attention following its release in November 7th the PS4 has seen the release of some pretty cool games. Also, Virtual Reality are for the PS4 is starting to increase in popularity going in 2018 along with many RPG titles for that console going into 2018. It’s really to say whether or not Nintendo had the edge in the console wars this year or not; but its safe to say that the Switch console was probably the most talked about game system of 2017.