Reviews, Video Games

Video Games I’m Excited For!

Hello, lovelies!

It’s been a while since I’ve written about video games–and, if you know me, you know that’s my main hobby and one of my favorite things to do, so I wanted to take a moment today to write about some of the games I’m super excited for, considering that we’ve entered the holiday season of gaming; one that’s extra special this year, since the PS5 is dropping tomorrow (alas, I haven’t been able to snag a pre-order, but hopefully soonish?). So, here are the games I’m excited for, that either dropped very recently or are coming out soon (mostly)!

Destiny 2: Beyond Light

This new expansion came out yesterday and my boyfriend, one of our best friends and I played it last night. Needless to say, I’m pretty stoked. Although, I do have a pretty complicated relationship with the Destiny franchise. I hate how unclear the story has been and how you truly have to grind to get some stuff. Yet, at the same time, it’s a game I’ve continually come back to and had a blast with, and this new expansion looks really fun, so it’s safe to say that I still love the series. I’m excited to continue to explore the new worlds and use this game as my game-to-play-in-between other games.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light begins a new era for the MMO shooter September 22 |  VentureBeat

Apex: Season 7

Apex has been my latest obsession over the past year. I’ve never really been a battle royale player, but I tried it on a whim and got hooked. I absolutely love it. It’s really fun and I love the characters (not to mention how diverse they are, which is my favorite and something I want to continue to see in gaming) and their quirks. While I don’t like how some of the events force you to buy cosmetics instead of also giving you an option to earn them in-game, Season 7 dropped last week and it’s been super fun playing on a new map and playing as Horizon, our newest legend.

When will Apex Legends season 7 end? | Dot Esports

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

This is arguably the game I am most excited for. Since it dropped yesterday, you might be surprised that I haven’t bought it and have already put in double digit hours into it. But honestly, I knew if I did, I’d not stop playing it until I beat it, because I absolutely loved Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey and have been having fun playing Assassin’s Creed: Origins lately, so getting to play the latest Assassin’s Creed game in the Viking era is my JAM. Knowing this game is going to be my favorite of the three in this arguably new AC style, but also knowing Apex and Destiny were launching new content at the same time, I knew I couldn’t get this game yet, because I wouldn’t play the other two, which I play with my partner and I wanted to play with him. So, I figured I’d wait a little bit (also for some time off I have slated in December) and then I’ll dive in.

Ubisoft apologizes for ableist language in Assassin's Creed Valhalla | PC  Gamer

Watch Dogs: Legion

This is another game that’s already come out, but I haven’t gotten yet. Just the concept of being able to play literally anyone as you recruit and build your team to take back London is super intriguing to me. I didn’t play the previous Watch Dogs game and I don’t think I’m necessarily interested in that one, because the other reason I really want to play this is because it’s set in London, the city of my heart. I feel like I’ll spend more time trying to find landmarks and places I’ve visited and loved than actually completing what I’m supposed to, but…eh, whatever. It’s a game I’ll prolly not buy for a while, since I’m much more excited for all the other games on this list, but I’m still curious about it.

Watch Dogs: Legion' Might Change the World of NPCs Forever | PCMag

Cyberpunk 2077

Ah, the game that I’ve been excited about forever, yet continually alludes the desired release date. I say that with a bit of snark, but honestly, I’m not bummed about it. I want the developers to be comfortable with the game they are releasing and I’d rather it be delayed (even multiple times) so they get it right, instead of it being buggy as all get out and unplayable upon release (that’s actually an entirely different discussion I hope to write about on the blog at some point, but I digress). My boyfriend is super, super excited for this game, so I mostly want it to come out and be amazing for him. But, I’m also excited to play it, as I love cyberpunk!

CD Projekt Red Confirms December Release Date For Cyberpunk 2077 - Gameranx

Deathloop

This game just looks so bloody interesting. I’m a pretty big fan of Bethesda and what they put out, so I’m excited to play this game, even if I don’t fully understand it quite yet.

Bethesda's DeathLoop launch postponed until Q2 2021! - The Indian Wire

Outriders

Honestly, this might be one of the top games I’m excited to come out next year (obviously not knowing a ton of games coming out next year yet, but still). I have been playing a lot of Destiny and Apex this year, which are both great games and franchises, but they also aren’t the bread and butter that drew me into gaming in the first place: the RPG. Outriders looks like an incredible game that will allow me to go back to my roots and just truly enjoy losing myself into a game again, and for that, I’m absolutely stoked.

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Horizon Forbidden West

And while we don’t have a release date yet, we DO know this game not only exists, but looks positiviely stunning and I am so, so, SO excited to go back and play Aloy and continue to explore this amazing world and story. Horizon: Zero Dawn was one of my favorite games ever and I was floored by the story, loved the graphics, was fascinated by Aloy and cannot wait to replay it in anticipation of it’s sequel. If you’re a gamer, this is a franchise you absolutely CANNOT miss.

A Closer Look at Horizon Forbidden West - EssentiallySports

Dragon Age 4

So, I know we aren’t even close to a release for this game yet, but the teaser we got with a trailer and the fact they are working on it for sure was enough to make me literally cry. Talk about top franchises and Dragon Age is absolutely one of them. From the amazing worlds to the characters who grew to feel like family to the amazing romances and the way the choices compound atop one another to HOW TRESPASSER FUCKING ENDED, I have needed the 4th installment in the Dragon Age universe for years.

The Art Of Dragon Age 4 - Concept Art and Making Of

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

My other top franchise has also come from BioWare and finally–fucking finally–it was announced last Saturday during N7 Day that we’re getting a remaster of the amazing Mass Effect trilogy. For the franchise that had me bawling my eyes out at 2am after I beat Mass Effect 3, you’d better bet that when this drops, I’ll be buying this and playing it all over again. Hold on, Garrus baby, I’m coming! (Plus, the fact they announced they are also working on a new game in the Mass Effect franchise has me HYPE).

Mass Effect Legendary Edition is announced for 2021 - Somag News

What about you? Are you a gamer and, if so, do any of these games excite you? What are some of your favorites? What are you looking forward to? Do you plan to upgrade your console, if you play on PS or Xbox this holiday season? Let me know in the comments, because I always love talking games with people!

17 thoughts on “Video Games I’m Excited For!”

    1. Yeah, I’m definitely taking a little bit longer to get used to the new map, though I really like it! I needed a new map other than King’s Canyon and World’s Edge to spice it up, so I’m thankful for that!

  1. ALL THE GAMES! I also picked up Valhalla this week, though I’ve only put in a measly 4 or 5 hours so far. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve been enjoying exploring the new world, but also looking forward so some of the training wheels coming off. Buuuut Miles Morales is going to arrive in the next day or two, and I’m probably going to mainline that.

    Needless to say I’m SO excited for new Horizon, looks like it’s now being targeted for the back half of 2021, which makes sense. And yay for Mass Effect Remaster! Maybe I’ll finally do a second playthrough…I was one of those people who played once and was like “That’s MY story, I don’t want to change it,” and wasn’t compelled to replay (though I consumed every piece of new content I could get my hands on). I’m not fully convinced of Cyberpunk, even though I badly want it to work…the dialogue always just sounds like it’s trying SO hard to be edgy…but I’ve got plenty of other things to keep me busy!

    1. Right?! I keep telling myself I’m going to X productive thing and then I look at that list and I’m like…orrrr maybe not. ๐Ÿ˜› Ahhhh, I am just so excited! I hope the Miles Morales game is amazing!!

      RIGHT!? I screamed when that trailer dropped, for real. I’m so ready. And gosh, I can’t wait to do another playthrough making pretty much all of the same decisions in Mass Effect. ๐Ÿ˜› Yeah, I have a lot of hope for Cyberpunk because I enjoyed the Witcher so much, so fingers crossed. But you’re right, we’re not starving for games right now, for certain!

  2. These games all sound pretty exciting!
    But I’m most excited about the new Zelda game coming out this month ๐Ÿ˜€ I absolutely loved Breath of the Wild, so I can’t wait for the new one.

  3. If by “bawling my eyes out” at the ending to Mass Effect 3, you meant “chucking the controller at the screen and swearing” I’m right there with you ๐Ÿ˜‚ Definitely still excited for Cyberpunk, despite the waiting. CD Projekt Red always kills it with their games, so I don’t even mind the waiting …much.

    1. Hahaha, oh trust me, I’ve had plenty of moments doing that in this trilogy, as well. Yes, exactly! While I hope they don’t delay it again, I trust their decision making when they do so and am still excited about this game!

  4. Lol I’m right there with ya on Cyberpunk 2077. Eager just as anybody to see what they’ve been cooking up, but I’m glad they’re devoting all this added time to make sure it’s right.

    Can’t even begin to articulate how hyped I am for that Mass Effect remaster. Like, that’s all I was waiting for this past generation! Super excited at how much depth and push it’ll get on a 4K output. Sincerely hoping BioWare cuts all their losses on Anthem already and just focuses all their efforts on the Mass Effect package.

    1. Same! I’d much rather have to wait a few more months for them to get it right than have spent the last few months unable to play a broken/incomplete/buggy game and have the entire experience tainted by that.

      RIGHT!? The fact that I will get to replay one of my favorite franchises on an updated console is just…yes, please. I wouldn’t mind a Dragon Age remaster of the previous two games, too, especially since 4 is in the works. I personally enjoyed Anthem, despite it being drastically subpar to their usual level, tbh. But I can definitely see where you’re coming from!

  5. I am SO excited for Dragon Age 4! I’ve been trying to get my husband on board with the existing games and he just isn’t into them (it’s really hit or miss with him and fantasy RPG). I’d LOVE for the new one to have multiplayer capacity like Diablo III etc. etc. so I could trick him into playing with me. ๐Ÿ˜› He likes Diablo III and I’ve been able to lure him into Neverwinter (MMORPG) so like… maybe?

    These are all great picks. Also, is it super sad that I’m excited for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga?

    1. GAH, YES. I have been trying to get my boyfriend to play Inquistion for ages and he finally got halfway through and then got distracted by other games *facepalm* Perhaps a multiplayer component is just what you need to ensnare him! ๐Ÿ˜›

      Oh gosh no., that’s not sad at all! Be excited about what excites you, ESPECIALLY this year.

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