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



  • A thread for examining the new games of (checks quarantine & isolation calendar:) April! 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 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 a couple text lists of upcoming games:

    Feel free to post other lists or list videos of upcoming releases 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.


  • Remake month is here! RE3, FF7 and Trials of Mana. I'm also excited to try out Gears Tactics. I checked out some PC Gamer coverage recently and its looking good so far.

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    Gears Tactics is out on April 28.



  • Watching Damiani play Crisis Core recently got me really hyped for FF7R, I'm certainly not the biggest FF or JPRG fan out there but I really dig FF7's world, at least from the bits I learned from playing Crisis Core back in the day. The most exciting thing for me is a bit unusual: I really want to hear the soundtrack in it's full glory, all the music from the trailers has been so fucking amazing.

    Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories comes out April 7. It's a janky looking, PS2-era feeling game about surviving a large-scale disaster. I used to obsess over a game called Raw Danger (PS2), and apparently this is like a spiritual successor of it, which I'm totally down for.
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    Sakura Wars has been standing out on the Asia PSN store for a while now, but now that it's getting a western release, it might be the time for me to check it out. I know nothing about the series. There's cool-looking mech action combat gameplay, visual novel (!!!) social parts, and that's all I know.
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    Cloudpunk comes out to Steam on April 23. The trailers look cool, I really dig the look of the game, and the premise sounds cool (it's about delivering packages, with some twist that I don't know yet).
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