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.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is probably one of the most anticipated fighting games of 2018. Just about everything in Dragon Ball FighterZ looks impressive including the gameplay, graphics along with the roster of characters. This game is expected to be released in January 2018 for the PS4, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. However, there hasn’t been anything said about Dragon Ball FighterZ being included on the Nintendo Switch. Having a game like Dragon Ball FighterZ on a hybrid console like the Nintendo Switch would be something that would immediately arouse the interest of many people who currently own the game system.
While some might argue that the quality in terms of graphics for the Nintendo Switch would not be on the same level as the PS4 or the Xbox One would be very rare to have a crossover fighting title like Dragon Ball FighterZ on a game system that could also be utilized as a handheld console. Also, when it comes down to crossover fighting games in general we don’t get a chance to see enough of them on Nintendo based consoles.
The along awaited sequel of Shenmue II will finally be be available for the PlayStation 4 sometime during the second half of 2018 and the world is anxious to see if whether or not Shenmue III is a worthy successor. But since over $6.3 million was raised through Kickstarter to fund Shenmue III the game looks promising and seems like it will be one of the hottest titles of 2018. While Shenmue III expected to be released for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 there are some who question whether or not the game will be available for the Nintendo Switch.
If Sega was developing this game opposed to Nelio or Ys Net there most likely have been a better chance of Shenmue III receiving a port for the Nintendo Switch. However, it’s not to late for fans of the Shenmue series to make their voices heard in regards to a potential Switch release for the third game. As of right now there is a online petition going around to have Shenmue III ported for the Nintendo Switch that has been around for about nine months now. So for those who want to see Shenmue III on the Nintendo Switch you are encouraged to sign it on change.org
When it comes down to action adventure genre of video games 2018 is looking pretty good right now as far as the PS4 is concerned. While there are many games that people are looking forward to next year one of the titles that catches the eyes of some people is “Days Gone” which is an Action adventure survival horror game which will be exclusively for the PlayStation 4.
There are so many cool things about this gaming including the plot taking place in a post-apocalyptic world along with the use of the Unreal Engine 4 which adds to the quality and the realism of the game itself. In terms of gaming mechanics SIE Bend Studio has tried to make the game as realistic as possible zombies known as “Freakers” being more or less difficult to destroy depending on whether its day or night time in the game. Days Gone looks like something that many people want to check out next year especially if they are into survival horror video games in general.
The Last of Us: Part II is a game that many people have been waiting for Naughty Dog to release since 2013. This action adventure survival horror game has been in the works for years now and is expected to be released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 sometime in 2018. One of the many things we know about the Last of Us Part II: Is that the setting takes place five years after the first game and that four additional new characters will be introduced in this upcoming title. Along with being to control one the main characters Elle The Last of Us: Part II will see the introduction of Lev, Emily and Yara into the series.
When it comes down to upcoming releases the Last of Us: Part II has been seen as one of the most anticipated games for the PS4 for the year 2018. Since the Last of Us: Part I was released back in 2013 the game has managed to sell over 6 million units worldwide on the PlayStation 3. The remastered version of the game also did great in terms of sales as well since it managed to reach over one million units worldwide in sales shortly after its release in the summer of 2014. It will be interesting to see if the Last of Us: Part II will be able to top its predecessor in terms of sales next year on the PS4 as far first week sales are concerned.
We have seen many interesting action adventure games on the PS4 since the console was released worldwide back in late 2013. In 2018, we will have another promising action adventure title to look forward to entitled Detroit: Become Human which will be developed by Quantic Dream and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
One of the most interesting aspects about Detroit: Become Human is the way that the game is set up. The branch storylines based on the decisions players make involving Kara, Connor or Markus makes the game feel realistic along with the exclusion of a game over screen following the death of a player. Also, the ability for players to rewind to certain parts of the story is also a pretty cool feature to help players make better decisions as they are going through the game. While the exact release date of this title is still unclear we know that Detroit: Become Human is most like going to be one of the best action adventure titles of 2018 for the PS4.
If your into traditional JRPG titles then you will be happy to know that Creative Intelligence Arts will be releasing a game entitled Project Phoenix for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita along with other devices in 2018. This real time strategy RPG title has the potential to make a big impact within its genre considering the fact that game been in the works since 2013.
Not only has Project Phoenix managed to raise way more than what was originally expected through Kickstarter but they also have people such as Hiroaki Yura and Nobuo Uematsu working on the game as well. As far as the JRPG genre is concerned Project Phoenix is probably one of the most anticipated JRPG titles of the 10’s decade.