Any 2018 games you want but skipped till later?


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    @sheria This.
    Just play the game, and if you screw up... just let it happen. The great thing about the game is that there is zero failstate, and it will just change the story to accommodate your choices.
    Detroit is really the first game I've seen where they actually fully accomplish this. My playthrough was wildly different from my fiances.
    GG David Cage.



  • I think the only big one for me is Yakuza 6. I have Kiwami 2 but haven't started it yet and I haven't really decided if I want to play through the 3-5 remaster or just jump straight to 6.



  • After listening to Alana Hagues gush about Crosscode on retro encounter it is now on my to get list



  • Red Dead Redemption II for two reasons:

    1. There's still too much hype for this game. I don't understand why people are excited about big game that wasn't shown at E3 or other event at any capacity and had bare-bones marketing campaign. My mind is still at everyone-is-wrong-and-I'll-proof-it mode, which is a bad way to approach the game.
    2. Rockstar forgot that games should go on sale during Black Friday and Christmas (they probably too busy overworking their employers) and I would rather skip this game than pay a full price, telling this company that it's OK to mistreat gamers too.


  • @ffff0 said:

    I don't understand why people are excited about big game that wasn't shown at E3 or other event at any capacity and had bare-bones marketing campaign.

    Rockstar street cred, and the sequel to a game that lots of people who don't even usually like Rockstar enjoyed. Also. graphics.

    Rockstar forgot that games should go on sale during Black Friday and Christmas

    It just came out at the very end of October. 2 months is way too early to expect sales and be upset when they don't happen. I know some publishers today slash their games immediately after launch, especially when they're performing poorly, but that isn't something you should expect of everyone. Now if this time next year the same remains true and they never discounted it at all, then I'll take your side.

    I do agree though, the little I've seen of the game so far doesn't seem to be matching the hype I've seen people display over it, and I think even many of the people who were super hyped before launch have simmered down now after finishing the game and have things they didn't like about it. Might be one of those you just have to play yourself to understand what makes it special though. I get that feeling from it.



  • @mbun said in Any 2018 games you want but skipped till later?:

    2 months is way too early to expect sales and be upset when they don't happen.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - 20% off during Black Friday, released on October 12.
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey - 40% off during Black Friday, released on October 6.
    Hitman 2 - 33% off during Christmas sale, released on November 13.
    God of War went on sale in early June (don't remember how much exactly).
    And there are many other examples.

    So no, putting 2-month old game on sale during Christmas is industry standard. I don't say that it should be 50% off. But it should be on sale.



  • @ffff0 Like I said, SOME publishers do it, but don't expect it from everyone. Assassin's Creed in particular is one of those series it almost always happens with. Hitman 2 I worry was due to it underperforming at full price. Not sure how often CoD does this, but wouldn't surprise me if they have sales down to a science with how they perform each year.



  • You gotta remember that Rockstar had like 7 years or development, and over 1000 people working on this full time for much of those years, plus crunch and etc. This is likely one of if not THE most expensive video game ever made. They aren't probably going to release how much it actually cost, but simple math indicates that it could be north of 600 million bucks. They may not even have broke even yet factoring in advertising and other costs. If that's the case, putting it on sale is a bad business decision. You wait until sales decline to do that.



  • Judges Eyes if that counts



  • A few....

    • Red Dead Redemption 2 because I hope for a PC release
    • Yakuza 6 because I hope for a PC release similar to Yakuza Zero
    • Monster Hunter World because I didn't find the time (and patience) for it


  • None, I played and loved all the game I bought in 2018.
    Here are the game I got in 2018:
    Dragon Quest XI
    Valkyria Chronicles 4
    Octopath Traveler
    Fist of the North Star Lost Paradise
    SMT Strange Journey Redux
    Ni no Kuni 2
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Torna Golden Country
    God of War
    GRIS
    Shadow of the Colossus Remake

    Looking forward to 2019.



  • I am a complete cheapskate when it comes to buying games so I usually wait until I can get them for 33% of their release price.
    Here are the 2018 games that I didn't get that I will hopefully pick up this year:
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider
    Into the Breach
    Steven Universe: Save the Light
    Dead Cells
    Monster Hunter: World
    Jurassic World Evolution
    Frost Punk
    Soulcalibur VI
    Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden



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  • @ffff0 they dont have to put stuff on sale for black friday. if you need it cheaper thats one thing but dont cry about how its over-hyped or it should have had a sale.