EZA curates August games: What are you anticipating? What's worth checking out?



  • A thread for examining the new games of August! Share your personal picks, interesting curios, and not quite there possibles...

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    Did you discover some small game that not everyone knows about?
    Share that and let us know what it is about!

    Already know a thing or two that interests you?
    Make a list (or a swanky desire index) of your interests and/or possibles!

    Don't know what's so great about an upcoming game you keep hearing about?
    Ask here!

    Don't follow gaming news that closely and just want to passively see what BigGames™ people care about?
    This is the place!

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    Thread concept:

    The basic idea is to list new games that you are interested in, as well as games you are potentially curious about or want to give wider attention to. You can briefly describe them or ask other people to help fill you in. The hope is that regular threads like these can act as a collective filter/discovery mechanism to help people decide what is worth checking out.

    "New games" means any new title that is being released or ported this month in any capacity (not "backlogs/what you are playing this month"). The angle here is sharing your anticipation and promoting game discovery (as opposed to sharing comments about a first playthrough in progress - that belongs elsewhere).

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    • If you want a handy list that covers most of the major upcoming games of the month, here's one text list. Feel free to post other lists or list videos that you find useful.
    • Final request: If you are the first person to mention a game please provide (at minimum) a short sentence description. (If it is a very big AAA release though, then don't worry about it.) This is a good convention that makes the thread more useful as a discovery mechanism, and especially helps out anyone who doesn't follow the news as closely as you.


  • CONTROL!
    It's a third person action adventure supernatural thriller by Remedy coming August 27th. It's best if that's all you know going in... but you can watch this story trailer below instead.

    Youtube Video



  • Probably going to pick up Oninaki on my birthday.
    Youtube Video



  • Sooooo I'm going away on vacation from Aug 31-Sept 8 then I'll have the week of Sept 9-13 off relaxing at home. Meaning 1 FULL WEEK of video gaming.

    If you could pick just ONE game from: Control, Man of Medan, and Astral Chain... which would you pick for your vacation week?



  • @dipset If you're planning to spend a full week mostly gaming, I'd say either Control or Astral Chain, because Man of Medan will be way too short to last you a week.



  • @axel

    I will have like 7 uninterrupted days where I'll probably spend a lot of time gaming between other hobbies. I forgot than Man of Medan is short so I'll save that for a group session.

    Its so hard because Control seems so enriching and spooky, but Astral Chain will fill the action game void that I've needed since Nier Automata. I'm equally excited for both. I might have to wait for reviews tbh.



  • @dipset 7 uninterrupted days, then the right answer is: buy all 3! ;)



  • I would say Astral Chain if you like Nier because from previews, it doesn't look to be as good as Bayonetta.



  • For me I'm picking up Astral Chain and Oninaki. I was planning to get Control but I would be too busy playing these two games and Catherine Full Body comes out in Sep 3rd, I have no room for Control.
    @iboshow said in EZA curates August games: What are you anticipating? What's worth checking out?:

    I would say Astral Chain if you like Nier because from previews, it doesn't look to be as good as Bayonetta.

    I think Astral Chain will very different than Bayonetta for comparison same way Wonderful 101 was.



  • I watched the most recent Control trailer and I got the chills, not gonna lie. I think I’m gonna get Control and if I have more time, I’ll get Astral Chain too.

    I mean... how often do you have this kinda rest n relaxation in life??



  • Quantum Break was horrible enough that I'm pretty skeptical about Control. Besides, I don't want the Epic Store version. Astral Chain is from those people who made Nier: Automata, so I'll probably get it sooner rather than later.


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    Classic World of Warcraft. Day 1. Im in.



  • I've been on and off if I should try WoW Classic and I think I'm going for it. The game took over my life from 2005-2008 but I have such fond memories of all if it. It will sadly never capture that time properly ever again as people are now far too familiar with both the game itself and also online interaction in general. That said, it's going to be nostalgia bliss.

    My full Tier 3 tank Sheria back to rags. I love the thought!



  • Wreckfest arrives on PS4 and Xbox One on August 27th. Developed by Bugbear, who are responsible for the FlatOut series.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wreckfest

    "Wreckfest is a racing game with sophisticated driving dynamics and vehicle upgrading, featuring both demolition derbies and traditional races. It’s all about fun, racing and crashes. Drive hard. Die last."
    Youtube Video



  • @sentinel-beach

    I've had my eye on PS4 Wreckfest forever. Is it still on schedule to release this month? It's been delayed on consoles so much I kinda stopped keeping track of it.



  • @bam541

    Most excited for Control, it's my dark horse for GOTY. This and Man of Medan really do a great job closing out the month and getting me ready for the madness that is the Fall gaming season.