Most Anticipated Games of 2017
As gamers, we sit patiently awaiting news of upcoming games. It gives a purpose. It allows us to spend hours and hours online researching potential storylines, features, release dates, and characters. We become the crazy ex-girlfriend or boyfriend we swear we aren’t. However, one thing is certain. We live in anticipation of the future. And most anticipated games of 2017 are more than anything in the life of a hardcore gamer.
2017 is here, and with it brings a whole new crop of games for us. Some that gamers have waited years to finally get their hands on. Although we do have to keep waiting for most of these, it doesn’t hurt to talk about the 6 most anticipated games of 2017.
Horizon Zero Dawn
The PS4 exclusive is visually stunning. A truly breathtaking piece of art designed in awe-inspiring 4K format, has anyone who’s watched the gameplay trailers vouch for its beauty and violence. Making many XBOX ONE users strongly consider going to “the Dark side” (figuratively) after the E3 gameplay drop.
Horizon Zero Dawn follows the story of Aloy, a tribal woman who’s been out-casted by her tribe and begins to search for the secrets of the forgotten past. Setup in a post-apocalyptic world where technology reigns supreme wild across the lands and people have reverted to more uncivilized styles of life.
Aloy is equipped with a staff that also can be used effectively as a sword. Not to mention, she has a bow and some highly technological arrows that can explode, shock, as well as be upgraded to even more options. Also, did I forget to mention that this world is full of metal beasts made from technology? In addition, Aloy can climb and hack this machine to use to her advantage. You will hunt, track, scavenge for upgrades from fallen beasts, and hack the wild beast throughout the land.
It’s arguable that the most anticipated game of 2017 is Prey. Imagine a game that has alien creatures that have the power to transform into any object, can easily kill and take control of other people, and are being tested secretly aboard a space station above the earth. Now, imagine that these creatures escape their containments and begin killing the people aboard the ship–and it’s up to you to stop them before they ship returns to Earth. You can’t tell me you don’t want to play this game after reading that.
You play lead protagonist Morgan Yu, aboard a space station in the year 2035. Your mundane life takes a unique turn when you awake one day to find a black, alien creature attached to your arm. This encounter of the third kind leaves you with the creature’s alien powers. Including mimicking objects.
You can tap further into these powers while using an assortment of advanced weapons right out of a Sci-Fi thriller movie. Not to mention, this game is an open map. Meaning you can go forwards and backward without locked doors or long loading screens. In addition, you can venture outside in space to get to other parts of the space station.
Space, aliens, powers, high-tech guns, and must save the Earth—who wouldn’t say yes to that?!
Vampyr is probably not as well known to you as some of the others on this list. However, don’t be fooled. Vampyr will transport you into the dark gothic life of a vampire and is one of the most anticipated games of 2017.
Vampires are not just for teen romances anymore. Vampyr has sucked you into the post-WWI world of London, England. Where London is plagued by the dreaded Spanish flu. In an ironic fashion, you play a doctor who must kill to drink blood to live. You must use your vampire powers to investigate who will be next on your menu. Equipped with supernatural powers like gazing into anyone’s body to check their overall quality of life. Allowing you to decide whether it’s a righteous kill or murder.
Also, you can transport from spot to spot. To hide in the shadows or for the quick kill. Not to mention, you can summon a death spike that penetrates your target from the ground and kills them. Also, as with traditional Vampire lore, you can control people’s minds and actions.
To kill, or not to kill? Vampyr is a game of choices. Where each choice can change how the rest of the game plays out. Sound up your alley?
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Fans of the Mass Effect series have long awaited the next installment of this franchise. And, Mass Effect: Andromeda looks to be the real deal in 2017. The Sci-Fi RPG shooter begins where Mass Effect 2 ends and before Mass Effect 3 begins.
In the beautiful crystal-clear 4K format, Mass Effect: Andromeda looks to be more movie-like than an actual game. As the lead antagonist, Pathfinder, your 600-year cryo-sleep has rudely been prematurely ended thanks to a devastating event in space. As Pathfinder, you lead your crew through the exploration of the Andromeda Galaxy.
If you recently watched the gameplay trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda, you’ll see some of the new improvements and enhancements to the Mass Effect franchise. Including some new skills within the skill tree. Also, the newest and most requested feature from past games, crafting is now available. Your trustee weapons also have some nice enhancements, allowing you to open a nice can of chaos. Not to mention, the interface within the game appears to be 3D now. Making it visually spectacular. Prepare for an epic ride solving puzzles, battling monsters, and jetpacking your way through the worlds in the Andromeda galaxy.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands is already receiving a lot of attention for being one of the candidates for Shooter of the Year. Jam-packed with over 60 weapon choices, 60 vehicle choices (including helicopter), and some handy side tools like drones.
This RPG shooter can be played in any way imaginable. With precision and stealth, to bullets flying in a blaze of glory. With improves features to weapons, explosives, and drones, upgrades and improvements can make or break each mission’s success.
We can’t leave out its multiplayer mode. Designed to set it apart from Call of Duty and Battlefield, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands will give its players a new feature called “Synch-Shot”. This feature allows the team leader to assign a target to each player on the team and label each target for its destined player. As a result, giving you a more military-like style of precision for kills.
If stealth-based shooters are your bag, this game will sure deliver everything and beyond to keep you hooked.
For Honor is quickly approaching its release date. It’s a stunning masterpiece of design. From its environment, body motion, attacks, and defense.
Set up in a Viking-aged era, For Honor puts you straight into a never-ending battle between 3 clans; Vikings, Knights, and Samurai. The clans clash for power and honor as an evil ruler, Napoleon, looks to conquer all 3 clans.
Choose your clan. Fight your way through the bravest and toughest warriors of each clan, called “Heroes”. In a one of kind combat experience, For Honor offers a truly unique melee and attack system. Something not yet seen in video games. You can adjust the angle of each block, parry, and swing of your weapon. Give your Hero an improved chance of an advantage in combat. Also, you can chain your attacks together to give your Hero a smooth attack from opponent to the opponent without stopping. Not to mention, For Honor include all-new environment effectiveness. Meaning you can use aspects of the environment, such as walls, cliffs, and rocks, to your attack or defensive strategy in battle.
Get your copy now before they run out!
The anticipation is not over yet. 2017 is still waiting to blossom and with each day we get even closer to emptying our bank accounts. But you have to admit, these games look amazing! I find it hard to believe if you haven’t at least preordered 2 of these video games by now. Let’s hope all this anticipation is worth it in the end.
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