Friday Favorites: Missed 2017 Games

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Monday, everyone!

While we played a good chunk of games this year, there are plenty of games that I wanted to play but, for some reason, was unable to do so. Here is a simple list of games that are still stuck on my to-play list — here’s hoping they make their way off of that list next year!

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Batman: Telltale Series

We’ve honestly had this bought and downloaded on our Steam account for quite a while now… We just haven’t booted it up. Batman in a story-driven game that takes your choices into account sounds like a perfect game, and I can’t wait until we actually get a chance to sit down and play it!

Monster Hunter Generations

I really don’t know much about this franchise, aside from you creating a character to go out and, well, hunt monsters. A couple of the YouTubers that Rachel and I watch regularly enjoy the series and, upon seeing a few Let’s Play videos from them, it seemed interesting enough to try our hand at it. However, the 3DS game has just been chilling with my other games, having not been touched yet.

Has-Been Heroes

We got this action, strategy video game with our Nintendo Switch bundle, and it has unfortunately been shoved aside in favor of Breath of the Wild, Snipperclips, 36 Fragments of Midnight, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey, to name a few. We still have the little cartridge waiting patiently for us to stick it in the Switch console, and hopefully we won’t forget about it next year.

Yooka-Laylee

Technically speaking, this just came out for the Nintendo Switch, but it has been available on Steam since April. It’s been hailed as the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, which… was not my favorite game as a kid. Still, Yooka-Laylee never looked bad to me, and it’d be interesting to see how the developers grew on the Banjo-Kazooie nostalgia.

Cuphead

This game won two Game Awards and we were really invested in a Let’s Play done by a couple of our favorite YouTubers that it made me itch to see how well we could play the game. It may be one of the first games that we download from Steam next year!

Have you played any of these games? Were there any 2017 games that you missed that you wanted to play?

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Friday Favorites: 2017 Games

Double Jump Kris MiiWith every new year comes plenty of anticipation and new games. Quite a few titles are slated for a 2017 release, and I’m eagerly looking forward to them! Below are just a couple of games I’ll be anxious to try playing.

 

Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy

It’s a Professor Layton game but starring his daughter, and as a fan of the puzzle franchise, I can’t wait to see what they do with Lady Layton as the protagonist. The story revolves around the disappearance of her father, who we all know kicks ass. I’m intrigued by the mystery already.

Yooka-Laylee

The spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, Yooka-Laylee looks to be tons of fun. With quirky graphics, cute characters, and the same composer as BK working on the music, Yooka-Laylee was a shoe-in for this list.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Was this a surprise to anyone? The Legend of Zelda franchise continuously brings absolute gems when it comes to video games and, after being delayed for a few years, Breath of the Wild looks as if it’ll have no problem living up to the series. With gorgeous graphics, an open world, and plenty of new gameplay features like clothing, cooking, and having an actual jump button, Breath of the Wild is what I’m most anxious to play in 2017.

What games are you looking forward to in 2017?

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Top 3 Most Anticipated Games of 2017

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Thursday!

I can’t believe that in just two weeks it will almost be 2017. 

I’m sad to say I didn’t get a chance to play as many games as I wanted to this year. So I’m looking forward to a lot of games in 2017!

2017 Anticipated Games

In no particular order, here are my top three (so far) games I’m more anticipating

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo 3DS)

I’ve played Yoshi’s Woolly World for the Nintendo Wii U and absolutely loved it. It was a fun game that controlled like one of the classics and it was adorable. I can only hope the same for this new game.

Yooka-Laylee (Xbox One)

I remember watching Kris play Banjo-Kazooie back in the day. It’s a game we should revisit, but I’m eager to see what Yooka-Laylee is all about it. The only problem right now is that we’re Xbox-less…

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo Switch)

Do I really need to explain this one?

What games are you looking forward to in 2017?

Top 5 Anticipated Games

Double Jump Kris MiiHi everyone! Kris here with a post that will hopefully help you get through the Monday of the week.

This year has a plethora of great games scheduled to come out! I’m sure you all have your own list of anticipated games, and I’d love for you to share them in the comments. For now, though, here are my top five anticipated games for 2016 (for the moment, anyway).

5. Fire Emblem Fates

Fire Emblem is one of my favorite franchises. The intricate characters, the classes, the support systems, the strategy you need in order to keep your units alive… There are so many brilliant aspects to the games all wrapped up in fantastic worlds with gorgeous settings and lore. Fire Emblem Fates seems to be no exception.

Although I’m not too thrilled with the idea of the separate paths with their own prices (and then there’s the third path to boot) — it just seems to be a way to milk the cash cow — I’ll definitely end up with the whole collection.

4. Yooka-Laylee

The spiritual successor of Nintendo 64’s Banjo-Kazooie, many fans have been keeping an eye on this game. Although I myself wasn’t too big of a fan of the Banjo-Kazooie games, I think Yooka-Laylee looks fantastic. The graphics are stunning, the characters are adorable, and I’m interested in seeing what Yooka and Laylee can do.

There’s no definite release date yet, but rumors have the release dated this October on every major platform. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

3. Star Fox Zero

I was introduced to the character Fox way back on the Nintendo 64 with the first installment of Super Smash Brothers. I had never played any of his games until Star Fox Adventures for the GameCube. While I have yet to beat that particular game, I did enjoy his character enough to start looking forward to Star Fox Zero.

Shooting games aren’t exactly my forte, but I’m definitely willing to try something new in regards to video games! At the very least, I’m sure it’ll be entertaining to Rachel to see how well I do shooting!

2. Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow

Yes, I know they’re not new at all, but the Pokemon Yellow, Blue, and Red versions helped define my childhood, and I am very much looking forward to playing the games again on the virtual console. The Yellow version was my first introduction to Pokemon and my love for it has yet to waver.

In all honesty, with how spoiled I am from the newer games, it’s a wonder how my reaction will be to the virtual console games. The music, the old graphics, the lack of running shoes, I’m sure I’ll be lost in nostalgia quick enough!

1. Zelda Wii U

I remember how mind-blown I was upon seeing that first sneak peek of the new world of Hyrule for the Zelda Wii U game. The graphics look utterly gorgeous in the video and I’m eager to explore the vast world that is promised to us.

Although the end of the video lies and says, “2015,” Nintendo has confirmed it for this year (maybe even on the new generation console NX). Hopefully the game won’t need to be delayed any longer. We’ll have the HD remake of Twilight Princess to tide us over for a while, but I’m not sure I can take another year of waiting for this new Zelda game!