Hi everyone! I wanted to share a list of the video games I want to play, but haven’t had the chance to yet. If you’ll remember I did a post on the video games I currently own earlier this week, and asked if you were interested in knowing what games I want to play. I did get a bit of interest (shout out to Stella!) which was nice to hear.
Before we go on, I wanted to say how devastated I was to hear about the attack on Barcelona. As many of you might know, I studied abroad in Barcelona in 2012. For four and a half months, Barcelona welcomed me and showered me with it’s beauty. It truly is heartbreaking for me to see a place that brought me such joy, now suffer.
I am very sad whenever I hear something like this has happened, even if I’ve never set foot in that country or city. Even if I don’t say it on my blog, or my other social media, it does sadden me. But Barcelona is a city that is very, very close to my heart, so this has affected me a little more. Luckily everyone I knew in Barcelona (who still live there) seem to be safe, and I’m very grateful for that.
I look forward to the day when all of this nonsense attacks are behind us and we can enjoy peace and safety for every human being everywhere.
Now, back to the matter at hand (I do feel better now, I’m glad I addressed that), here are the video games that I do want to play someday.
I’m not going to do them in any order other than how I remembered which game I wanted to play. None of these photos are mine, I’ll have gotten them from online promotional sites so they are meant to promote the games. Oh, and not sponsored (I wish, PlayStation sponsor me).
Here we go!
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Since I enjoyed Tomb Raider by Square Enix so much, I was really looking forward to playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. I would have made time to play this game but it was only released for the Xbox console, and I’m a PlayStation fan.
I’ve seen a few play through videos (mostly Felicia Day) on YouTube and I love how the game looks. Lara Croft now is more established but now has attracted attention and competition to find the secrets she is looking for. She is also suffering from PTSD from her time on the island in the previous game and coming to terms with her father’s suicide and their relationship as she now better understands what he went through in his life and career. Unfortunately I won’t be playing it as it’s Xbox only but it seems just as great as the first game.
The Last of Us: Left Behind & Part II
The Last of Us prequel (Left Behind) and the sequel The Last of Us: Part II look absolutely amazing. Developed by Naughty Dog, these games look every bit as beautiful as the original game. All three games take place in the apocalyptic world that emerges after humans become “infected” and turn into cannibalistic zombie-like creatures.
I haven’t played the prequel yet but I do plan to and have seen videos of it. I loved seeing Ellie before the events that led to The Last of Us and get to know her a little more so I can’t wait to take that journey with her. The trailer for Part II blew me away, and I can’t wait to see what has happened in the years that have passed. I’m anticipating it to be a much darker game and even tougher emotionally than it’s predecessors. I’ve read that while the first game was centered around the concept of love, the sequel will center around the concept of hate, so it will be interesting to see these characters that are so endearing to us be cast in such a different light.
This is perhaps the game I most want to play. Developed by Supermassive Games, Until Dawn is an amazing work of art. Everything from the animation to the story to the music is just perfection.
The story starts with the player witnessing a tragic event to get a feel for the gameplay. The game itself is a survival/horror story with highly interactive gameplay and multiple playable characters. A group of teenagers go up to their friend’s parents’ ski lodge as a getaway but end up having to try to survive until dawn when they can be rescued. This game plays a lot like Heavy Rain and Beyond Two Souls that I talked about in my video game collection post as it’s filled with quick time events and similar decision making prompts. The game also auto saves after each decision, so you have to live with the consequences of the choices you’ve made until the end of the game. I’ve seen way too many play throughs than is probably healthy but there are just so many different outcomes you can get due to the large number of decisions. This game is only on PS4 so I haven’t been able to play it yet but I sure plan to!
Far Cry Primal
Developed by Ubisoft, Far Cry Primal looks beautiful! It’s set in prehistoric times so the weapons are melee weapons the player has to craft themselves and the transportation is your own legs or befriending animals so they let you ride on them.
I’m not going to lie, I’m not as excited about this one as I am for other games but I do want to play this as I believe you get to ride a mammoth at some point! It is a new console game so that is why I haven’t tried it yet.
Assassin’s Creed Origins
I am looking forward to this game almost as much as Until Dawn! Assassin’s Creed Origins is everything I ever wanted. It’s promising to be a gorgeous game in Ancient Egypt! I’ve loved Ancient Egypt since I was very young so I’m very excited for this journey. It’s scheduled to be released next month but only for newer consoles so I’ll need to wait until I have a PS4 to play this.
It’ll be like the previous Assassin’s Creed games so I don’t think I need to go too much into the game play here, but in case you aren’t familiar with the series the game is an action/adventure game that relies heavily on stealth and cool hidden or silent weapons. There hasn’t been any confirmation of a playable female character I believe, which is quite annoying as I dream of being able to play a female assassin but hopefully soon.
What Remains of Edith Finch
Developed by Giant Sparrow, What Remains of Edith Finch is another beautiful game. I first saw this game in a play through on YouTube and now can’t get enough. It’s a simple and straightforward game. The story is very linear although you have plenty to explore along the way and the story is great. The character you play as is Edith and you follow her as she explores the old family house and learns about her family’s tragic past. Alas, it is a new console game so I haven’t been able to play it yet but I do look forward to doing so.
This is a Ubisoft action/adventure game and I’ll be honest, I mostly only want to play this because it’s set in Chicago. I heard of this game after playing GTA V and loved the idea of seeing Los Angeles turn into Los Santos, so I wanted to see my city in a video game and run around and explore.
I haven’t heard overly great things about this game though. I know that there was some criticism as the trailers and marketing materials were created to make the game look better than it ended up being but I do still want to give it a go and see what it’s like. It’s a newer console game so I might try it out when I upgrade.
This is probably the strangest game on the list but I want to play it! Job Simulator is a VR game developed for Owlchemy Games for newer consoles set in the future where a robot is taking you through simulations of today’s jobs. Of course, the simulations are hysterical and the robot’s description of them is comedy gold. The point isn’t to actually get the work done at all, but the simulation seems to think you’re doing a great job. For example, the “Office Worker” simulation has a computer you have to turn on and employee evaluations, but then you also get donuts. It sounds amazing!
Gone Home is an exploration game developed by the Fullbright Company. You play as Kate who has returned to her family’s home in Oregon earlier than expected from a trip abroad. The house is empty and she explores it to find clues as to where her parents and her sister are. It seems like such a great game and there’s so much to explore. It is also for newer consoles so I haven’t been able to play it but I have seen videos. I had expected it to be a scary game as Katie arrives at night and I believe it’s raining or something but it is not, it’s a very quiet game.
Detroit: Become Human
Detroit: Become Human is a Quantic Dream game as are Heavy Rain and Beyond Two Souls. I watched the trailer for this game from this past E3 at the recommendation of Kim, who kindly commented on my video game collection post to tell me about this game. Like the other games, options for actions appear on the screen and it feels like you’re watching a movie mostly in between the decisions. The game saves after each one so you can’t go back to change something, you have to keep moving forward (or start over again). The story follows three androids who each have different goals and lives. One android is a newly built android who’s escaped and wants to keep her new freedom, another is one who wants to be free from human control, and the last is an android who works for the law enforcement trying to track down rebel androids. The game looks amazing and the story sounds great so I can’t wait to see some play through videos of this one when it’s released and try it myself someday!
So that’s the video games I’d love to play someday! Let me know what games you want to play and if we have any in common. Or if you have played the game, let me know what you thought!
Thanks for reading!
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