I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, 2015 was a great year for video games. But now is the time to start looking forward, to some of the games I’m excited for in 2016.
I adored the original Dishonored, from the amazing visuals and art style to the satisfying gameplay. So of course I would be excited for that game’s sequel. Especially when it promises to have two protagonists as well as more ways to play. Even though we haven’t actually seen any gameplay yet, I still have high hopes that it will turn out just as good or even better than the first game.
Speaking of silent assassins, a new Hitman game is set to release in 2016 and so far it looks like exactly what I would want from a new game in the series. With much larger levels that basically act as mini open worlds and more player freedom. The only thing I’m concerned about though is the way this game will be released. Apparently the base game will only have three levels with more levels being released over the year. But in all likelihood I’m probably just going to buy it once all levels have been released.
Firewatch is a game I’ve been interested in ever since I heard of its existence. If you don’t know yet, it’s a first person adventure game set in the wilderness. You play as a person in charge of looking out for fires and other dangerous things in the area. Gameplay seems to be a mix of exploring and decision making with choices apparently playing a big role in the story. From what I’ve seen so far in trailers and footage, this game looks very promising.
It’s no secret that I love open world games and Mafia 3 seems to be the one to look forward to in 2016. The game is set in 1960s New Orleans which is probably the most exciting thing about the game. The overall aesthetic is awesome and I can’t wait to see more footage. Weirdly this game reminds me of The Godfather 2, a game where you could also take over businesses and add them to your criminal empire. Which is a mechanic I think will fit nicely into the game.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
I try not to get too hyped or excited about most things, including video games but Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is the exception. Not only is it the conclusion to a series I’ve played and loved but it also just looks amazing from all of the trailers they’ve shown us. I never would’ve guessed there would be driving or dialogue options in an Uncharted game, yet there they were. The story also seems to be great, brining in new and old characters to hopefully make one hell of an adventure and give a proper send off to one of gaming’s best protagonists.
2016 looks to be yet another great year for gamers and these were just a few of the games I’m most excited for.