Kingdom Come: Deliverance Editorials
If you think about it for a while, it will become clear as day. The Czech school of video games is a peculiar one. If you’ve never played any games from the European country, you might have been baffled by some of the mechanics featured in Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Otherwise, you probably felt that you’ve seen all this: inconvenient saving, long journeys, and difficult combat. In any case, here’s our attempt at defining the Czech school of video games.
Nier: Automata, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Horizon Zero Dawn – 2017 was certainly generous with good games, and should be remembered as one of the good years of the industry. Is there anything to look forward to in 2018 after a year like that? With the releases of games such as Red Dead Redemption II, Monster Hunter World, Kingdom Hearts III, God of War or Detroit: Become Human marked down on our calendars, the answer seems simple – sure thing!
Hype. Video game marketing is all about hype these days. If you ask a game developer, any game developer, they’ll tell you that their game is the big thing nobody knew they needed. Where did all those flops come from then? Well, adults tend to lie sometimes (or misidentify their target group while conducting a strategic forecast). That’s why some distance and cold analysis is and will always be needed. We’ve assembled a list of upcoming titles that are very promising, including reputable franchises and several ambitious projects, to take a closer look at the things that may go wrong with them. Of course, we do not wish for any of them to become a flop, as there are some very nice titles in the selection, but we can’t ignore warning signs either. Check out our list of games that have us worried.
2017 – here we go! In our recent articles we’ve shared with you some thoughts on the releases and disasters of 2016, and now the time has come to leave the past behind and look into the (hopefully) bright future. The upcoming twelve months are shaping up to be quite interesting. We’ve got some highly anticipated RPGs vying for our attention as well as remakes of classics awaited by the fans, some sequels, and – of course – a couple of fresh, original productions. Without further ado, check out the top picks of our editorial team that are going to invade our computers and consoles in 2017.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – check. Fallout 4 – check. Pillars of Eternity – check. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – check. All right, who’s next? Turns out we’re anything but short on candidates for really cool RPGs – there are some big titles on the way and we wouldn’t miss them for the world. TPP and isometric, action- and dialogue-driven, gothic, futuristic and post-apocalyptic, linear and open-world – you name it and we have it on our list of 15 most-awaited upcoming RPGs.