My love for Dark Souls has been expressed a great deal in the past, so there is likely no need for so much preamble here. Bloodborne is the game I’ve wanted to play ever since I saw the first few videos of Dark Souls II, which led me to believe that the game was going to be a visual tour de force, to really show what the PlayStation 3 hardware can do. The retail version of the game didn’t quite live up to such dark dreams, making Bloodborne From Software’s second chance to deliver a truly nightmarish world. I’m excited to see what environments and horrifying creatures the studio can concoct with the PlayStation 4 hardware. I’m also really intrigued by the new play style that encourages (forces?) you to adapt to a more aggressive and offensive combat philosophy. No more turtling this time, folks!
Serious Sam 4
I have been underwhelmed by the past couple of Serious Sam games, but with The Talos Principle, CroTeam showed beyond a doubt that they still have what it takes to make an incredible game. If they can combine flawless design with huge, beautiful environments like they did in The Talos Principle and the first two Serious Sam games, then CroTeam will restore the series to its former glory.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
I can’t remember the last time I was this excited for a video game. Metal Gear has always been my favorite video game series of all time so naturally when The Phantom Pain was announced I nearly had a heart attack. Hideo Kojima is a genius and after S-Ranking every mission in Ground Zeroes I have no doubt this game will be nothing short of spectacular. The open world aspect of the game is something new to series so I’m especially looking forward to that. The convoluted plot Hideo has crafted aims to gives us more insight on the life of Big Boss and I absolutely cannot wait to lose my social life to this game.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
A month back at PSX, Sony showed a good chunk of gameplay from the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. I came away from the presentation underwhelmed and yet as I sat back to think about all the games coming in 2015, it still remains my most anticipated game. Naughty Dog has been the cream of the crop since the release of Uncharted 2 and I don’t expect that to change with A Thief’s End. And although I don’t think Uncharted 4 will hit the heart strings like The Last of Us, I expect an incredible conclusion to the Nathan Drake saga.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora'sMask 3D
Majora’s Mask, the second of the two Zelda Nintendo 64 classics, is finally being remade in the same fashion that Ocarina of Time was treated with. Remaking video games, especially those that considered timeless, can be a very risky move. Nintendo was intelligent with the approach taken when Ocarina was touched up for the Nintendo 3DS, and the enhancements coming to Majora’s Mask were a long time coming for fans. Majora’s Mask is a unique and somewhat bizarre Zelda experience that has resonated with gamers for years. Several generations of game consoles have come and gone, and the extra time has given me a period to reflect on what was such a weird experience for a Zelda game in Majora’s Mask. There are already so many titles in 2015 that have me interested, but the remake of Majora’s Mask is a title that I’m anticipating more than the rest. It’ll be nice to see the masterpiece cleaned up with better controls and visuals much like Ocarina was.
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Easily the most anticipated game of the year, there’s a reason why it’s the last one on this list. Serving as an end to Rocksteady’s Arkham trilogy, the hope, nay the reality, is that Knight will wipe the lingering taste of Arkham Origins from the world’s collective consciousness, cementing Rocksteady as Gotham’s favored sons, and hopefully proving to publisher WB that you can’t just give a formula to any old studio in hopes that they deliver the same… “hotness.” Mark your calendars, because come June 2nd, you’ll be playing an easy Game of the Year contender (and my probable number 1).
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