2017 has been a relatively slow year for gaming, in my opinion, however, things are about to heat up.
My wallet is already crying because in the coming months it will suffer.
Yes, three of my most anticipated games of 2017 are coming out soon and I am positively bubbling with excitement.
Here are my picks for the three most anticipated games of 2017:
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor caught me out of the left field and it ended up being one of my favourite games in the early days of the current gen consoles.
I knew a sequel was coming but I expected it to be a lot like the Assassin's Creed franchise where the sequel would be the same game but with a reskin.
Yet, after getting my hands on the demo I was left ecstatic and my expectations for the game soured.
In this epic sequel to the award-winning Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, players go behind enemy lines to forge an army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within.
The award-winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and the story follows the player as they confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths.
Now I hope that I am not expecting too much and I am fully aware of some of the in-game currency scandals but despite all that I can’t shake the excitement I have for this title.
Assassin’s Creed Origins
On the note of the Assassin’s Creed franchise the new game has me very excited.
After the last few blunders, Ubisoft decided to give the series a bit of breathing room, the result is Assassin’s Creed Origins.
The game is set in an incredibly interesting historical setting, showcasing Egypt at the time of Julius Caesar's conquest.
It has a complete overhaul of gameplay systems and the combat now resembles something more along the lines of Dark Souls, if not quite as challenging.
The story revolves around Egypt faltering under the rule of inexperienced monarchs, the silver-tongued’s attempt to take control, and the Assassin’s Brotherhood’s emergence.
The game also introduces a real loot system as players can pick up and use hundreds of weapons with different characteristics and rarities.
Star Wars: Battlefront II
The recent reboot of Star Wars: Battlefront got off to a bit of a shaky start as the re-release was pretty bare bones when it came to content.
Yet, my inner nerd still loved being transported into the galaxy far far away.
Now with Star Wars: Battlefront II players are getting so much more, and this has me hyped up.
Firstly worth mentioning is the inclusion of a unique, new canon Star Wars story mode, this means that whatever happens within that story will 100% be part of Disney’s canonical Star Wars universe.
That in itself has me very excited, however, this game brings so much more to the table.
Alongside the story mode, is the cross-era multiplayer meaning that players can now fight in some of the most iconic battles of the clone wars, galactic civil war and the war against the first order.
The game has more than double the maps, heroes and vehicles of the original Battlefront and on top of that space battles are making a comeback as well.