Most Anticipated Games of 2018!

2017 was a great year for video games, but I think next year will be just as good.

Spider-Man:

This is easy to put on the list. It’s a game about being a web-slinging badarse. Why wouldn’t it be here? Is it the greatest looking game ever? No. I like the bright colours and the kinetic energy. The only thing I really wish is that there was more variety of colour. Maybe there will be, we’ve only seen a trailer, but so far so good!

God of War:

I mean you’re a God with an axe! You travel with your son. Nothing can really measure up to you as you stomp their brains into the ground. I see no issues here.

Red Dead Redemption 2:

A cowboy in what appears to be a very compelling, beautiful, open-world. Sounds good to me. I just hope I get a female option and that there are no microtransactions.

Days Gone:

Zombies! Zombies everywhere! I couldn’t help myself. This honestly seems like a fun game, nothing ground breaking, but I don’t think it has to be. So long as it’s fun with a decent story then I’m happy.

Kingdom Hearts 3:

I hope this game isn’t delayed, it looks amazing. I think Pixar as a video game is never something I thought I wanted, but now I do. So again, please come out this year! It’s a really damn pretty looking game.

Vampyr:

I’ll be a vampire. It’ll be total rpg. Meaningful choices. A flexible plot. Sounds great. Sign me up. The graphics could be better, but I’m not complaining.

Skull and Bones:

I want to be a pirate. I heard that the ship combat isn’t the only element to this game. I hope it has a first person campaign, because then it’s got my attention.

Shadow of the Colossus:

A remake of a classic game. I really want to see that. It looks lovely and compelling. I’m on board.

A Way Out:

Couch Co-op! I missed you! EA can’t be trusted, so I hope to God this is a good game!

Metro Exodus:

This really looks like something different. A shooter with a strong element of horror, with a world that just breathes with character. Awesome. I hope it lives up to the trailer.

Octopath Traveler:

An old school jrpg. I love these types of games, it just needs a great story. For me these games live or die by the narrative. So long as that’s good, everything else should fall into place.

Games I can’t wait for that probably won’t be here until 2019:

If 2017 was great and 2018 has that same potential, I think 2019 could be even better. Honestly, I’m not pulling anyone’s leg.

The Last of Us 2:

This is probably one of the most anticipated games coming out in general. If it’s anything like the first game, I think it’ll be wonderful. I’m certainly looking forward to it.

Dragon Age 4:

I really want this game to come out! It’s been too long! I love Inquisition. I love the world, the lore, the characters. So long as this is improves on the previous game, I think that this will be a fantastic ride.

Cyberpunk 2077:

I honestly adored Witcher 3. It’s one of my favourite video games full stop. I hope it’s just as good as it’s been rumoured to be. I honestly can’t wait for this one. I hope we get some news on it next year, because the anticipation is at full throttle with this one.

Wonder Woman Review

[This review contains spoilers]

This film is a cartoon and video game combined into one. It has slow motion ‘finishing moves’. A villain referred to as ‘Doctor Poison’. And a final boss. It’s silly, despite always trying to be taken seriously.

I also find it difficult to when Diana wears high heels and make-up into battle. I also thought it was uneven in it’s presentation in a good vs bad side. It tries to be a little even handed with the addition of The Chief and his people’s history with the British, but overall it felt very one sided, like a popcorn flick. A big, loud, Hollywood movie.

There’s nothing wrong with that, but don’t expect much substance to this film.

Here’s the thing though, I feel like this film is similar to Captain America. I feel like that movie did this plot better and didn’t take itself as seriously.

Where this film shines is when it leans on it’s Greek Mythology, when we see Diana and her innocence. Her questioning of this strange world. That angle is unique. When she’s an outsider looking within, it strikes you as something special.

When you’re on the island, with the Amazons, that feels different. But the war, it has simplistic portrayal. It just not a real war film.

Captain America, I think, succeeded more in this respect, because it was focused on being a superhero film. It was Steve Rodgers ‘zero to hero’ moment.

Wonder Woman tries to focus on the tragedies of war, more than Captain America did. It wants to show how Diana lost her innocence, yet it hides the audience from this same brutality. That rings hollow to me. I don’t feel like I truly saw what she did. I didn’t see heartbreak and sorrow. It was hinted at, but that’s it.

I felt more when Diana left the island. When her mother despaired at her loss. That scene meant more because of the time the film invested into their relationship. Her mother always feared losing her, and Diana wasn’t prepared for the hurt she caused her.

In contrast Aries, the films main ‘bad’, is a joke. His motivations make no sense. I don’t buy the whole ‘lets make a perfect planet’ spiel. He’s a God! He has millions of planets to make perfect. I mean seriously, that’s his motivation?

Also Steve Trevor didn’t have to die. He had all the ‘secret war weapons’ with him in a plane. Alone. He could’ve landed anywhere and lived happily ever after with Diana. Instead he killed himself for no reason.

It’s things like that which makes the whole film feel flimsy. Did they think this whole plot through? It really doesn’t feel like they did.

Now, it’s really not a bad film, Diana is a good character, Gal Gadot was fine in the role. The action is good. It’s a turn off your brain type film. I’m not going to recommend it to everyone, but it certainly has an audience. Check it out if you’re into superhero films, especially if you want to watch a female one.

If you’re not in love with the action blockbuster. Give it a miss, you’ve seen this one before.