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A thread for anticipating games that might not rise to the level of getting their own threads.

For instance, this quasi Name of the Rose RPG: https://www.polygon.com/23319825/obsidian-pentiment-preview-xbox-game-pass-pc

we talkin bout praxis (Leee), Wednesday, 24 August 2022 17:50 (one year ago) link

Pentiment looks interesting. I'll play it on Gamepass for sure.

I think some of the best releases will just be good existing stuff moving to new platforms, like Tunic and Inscryption on Playstation, or Dorfromantik on Switch.

I'll probably give Gotham Knights a spin unless the reviews are brutal.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 24 August 2022 19:12 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Reviews for Pentiment seem pretty well recieved.

Rabbity Gainsborough (Leee), Monday, 14 November 2022 15:43 (one year ago) link

I've never played The Witcher 3. There is a free PS5 update upgrade coming in a couple of weeks, I think I'm all in.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 14 November 2022 17:33 (one year ago) link

Don't get your hopes up like I did. It's not groundbreaking so much as piles and piles of convention.

Rabbity Gainsborough (Leee), Monday, 14 November 2022 18:02 (one year ago) link

My hopes are still up!
But my backlog is so bad, I actually have both The Witcher I and II to play first... I need a better PC setup

Nhex, Monday, 14 November 2022 18:08 (one year ago) link

Huh. People do seem to love it. Helpfully, I typically have low expectations, since because I missed out on basically an entire couple of generations of games, they're all pretty cool to me.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 14 November 2022 18:25 (one year ago) link

They do love it but I think they're all wrong.

But seriously, take this to the Witcher thread, this is a rolling anticipation thread for smaller niche/indie games!

Rabbity Gainsborough (Leee), Monday, 14 November 2022 18:27 (one year ago) link

my most wanted at the moment:
Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley - loved the Moomins books as a kid, so a gentle puzzle adventure where you get to roam around as Snufkin tootling on his flute is like my dream game
World of Horror - a "1-bit love letter to Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft". been following this for a while, but have held off until it's out of early access next summer.
Future Radio and the Artificial Pigeons - Visual Novel coming out early next year, I just love the "blue sky dystopia" sci-fi stuff that Japan makes

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 16 November 2022 00:00 (one year ago) link

I still eagerly await Truck Heck, whatever the hell it turns out to be.

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Wednesday, 16 November 2022 17:58 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

This sounds like a lot of fun: https://www.polygon.com/reviews/23702866/mr-suns-hatbox-review-roguelike

Sid Bream You My Love (Leee), Sunday, 30 April 2023 15:12 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

I need more word games: https://store.steampowered.com/app/2072840/Word_Factori/

Cashews Everything Around Me (Leee), Tuesday, 20 June 2023 17:51 (eight months ago) link

Others of note:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1382070/Viewfinder/ -- I lost interest in The Witness pretty quickly but maybe this time?
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1864950/Beastieball/ -- from the makers of Chicory!

Cashews Everything Around Me (Leee), Tuesday, 20 June 2023 17:53 (eight months ago) link

Beastieball looks fun!
looking forward to Sea of Stars https://store.steampowered.com/app/1244090/Sea_of_Stars/
and The Invincible https://store.steampowered.com/app/731040/The_Invincible/

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 21 June 2023 06:26 (eight months ago) link

I am waiting for so much right now, Summer Fest showed a lot of interesting developments for me.

Nivalis in particular, as I enjoyed Cloudpunk and would love to see the city used more than just for delivery jobs.

The next Microsoft Flight Sim also looks impressive.

Ste, Wednesday, 21 June 2023 09:09 (eight months ago) link

Mars First Logistics

Came out today, early access, and I'm all for these Moebius style looking games lately

(some early gameplay)

Ste, Thursday, 22 June 2023 10:00 (eight months ago) link

Yeah there's actually a bunch of indies that I have my eye on and even though I didn't mention it the Mars game is definitely something I'm interested in.

Cashews Everything Around Me (Leee), Thursday, 22 June 2023 14:38 (eight months ago) link

I got it, been playing today in between, ahem, work.
It's great, it's more difficult than expected - the rover rolls over a lot and there's a ton of mountains and rocks to negotiate, i guess that's part of the game to build something that can navigate the terrains.

Very nice to play though, building the vehicles is smooth and frustration free.

Ste, Thursday, 22 June 2023 15:10 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Deck building tower defense? Right into my veins, please.


Last of the Mojitos (Leee), Thursday, 6 July 2023 15:37 (seven months ago) link


There's going to be a Hellboy game?!

Last of the Mojitos (Leee), Tuesday, 11 July 2023 15:21 (seven months ago) link

Viewfinder reviews have been pretty rapturous.

Last of the Mojitos (Leee), Monday, 17 July 2023 15:33 (seven months ago) link

That looks awesome and crazy and the trailer almost made me barf.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 17 July 2023 17:56 (seven months ago) link

Gotta say, Lords of the Fallen 2 looks like the greatest Dark Souls ripoff ever. Maybe it will succeed where all others have failed.


Random Restaurateur (Jordan), Sunday, 30 July 2023 01:16 (six months ago) link

just reading my steam wishlist, all games that are not out yet (order in date added):

Toxic Crusaders
Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth
Ships At Sea
Route 66 Simulator: The Free Ride
Space Trash Scavenger
Blight: Survival
Hammerwatch II
Cooking Simulator 2: Better Together
Breathedge 2
Fortune's Run
The Invincible
Dread Pilots
D.O.R.F Real-Time Strategic Conflicts
Star Trucker
The Brew Barons
Life By You
Pacific Drive
Car Manufacture
Taxi Simulator
Tiny Glade
Streets of Rogue 2
Starship Simulator
Little Martian
Thunder Helix
Pirate Commander

Ste, Thursday, 10 August 2023 13:48 (six months ago) link

Nivalis is the Cloudounk spinoff? I bought that recently, looking forward to playing it.

Albert Canoe (Leee), Thursday, 10 August 2023 16:23 (six months ago) link

yeah, i have cloudpunk plus the dlc story. Not a lot to them, but a nice chill story to plod through and great looking scenery if you like that sort of thing. I turned off the audio dialogue btw, just a word of warning.

Ste, Friday, 11 August 2023 14:53 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I turned off the audio dialogue btw, just a word of warning.

Good god, I thought this was going to be on the hyperbolic side but now having played 5 minutes of it, the VA really is worth turning off.

The Banshees of Ed Sheeran (Leee), Wednesday, 30 August 2023 00:45 (five months ago) link

yeah, I don't think I've ever played another game with such oddly recorded and off putting voice acting, it just sounds like shit. Not turning it off though because I am a masochist.

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Wednesday, 30 August 2023 00:51 (five months ago) link

Between TotK, Elden Ring, and perhaps BG3 I'm probably set for gaming for the next 2 years, not including other shit I bought, but I'm eagerly anticipating the Switch release of Dave the Diver:


octobeard, Wednesday, 30 August 2023 00:51 (five months ago) link

Have we talked about these Spellbound rumours, ostensibly the working title for the next FromSoft IP?

I'm hoping it'll be amazing, but personally I'd be just as happy for them to keep releasing Elden Ring DLC content every couple of years rather than a new Souls-based franchise. That, or make a Souls game based on the Mandy movie, but that's not gonna happen

Stomp Jomperson (dog latin), Thursday, 31 August 2023 00:24 (five months ago) link

AFAIK the sole source of those rumors is a 4chan post, so I am taking that with an enormous grain of salt. IMO it would be cool if Miyazaki & the studio at large broke out more of the Souls formula. I'd really like to see their take on other styles.

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Thursday, 31 August 2023 15:34 (five months ago) link

I watched some youtube video on it, of course I'm down for a new Souls-like variation from From. Their approach to spells really hasn't changed that much from Dark Souls to Elden Ring (and I almost never play a magic-focused build), so I'm into the idea of a wizard game.

50 Favorite Jordans (Jordan), Thursday, 31 August 2023 15:40 (five months ago) link

Moebius art + language puzzle solving, definitely intrigued:


The Banshees of Ed Sheeran (Leee), Friday, 1 September 2023 18:26 (five months ago) link

Psychedelic Hollow Knight?


The Banshees of Ed Sheeran (Leee), Saturday, 2 September 2023 15:04 (five months ago) link

Chants of Senaar looks very interesting

50 Favorite Jordans (Jordan), Saturday, 2 September 2023 15:36 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

xpost A trippy Metroidvania seems like a path not yet taken.

Speaking of Souls-like, everyone seems to love "Lies of P."

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 17 September 2023 13:22 (five months ago) link

Also, the clips making the rounds from Spider-man 2 show off what the PS5 can do when designers actually design with the PS5 exclusively in mind.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 17 September 2023 13:30 (five months ago) link

For some reason Lies of P just doesn't look appealing to me, b but Lords of the Fallen really does.

50 Favorite Jordans (Jordan), Sunday, 17 September 2023 17:06 (five months ago) link

Lies of P I'm definitely waiting on, but the reviews have been pretty convincing, basically saying it's one of the few Soulslikes that gets it right but also makes the right changes.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 17 September 2023 18:51 (five months ago) link

I never played Dragon's Dogma but I'm intrigued now seeing some footage from the upcoming sequel. Kinda seems like a blend of Souls-like combat x more straightforward D&D/Baldur's Gate type story & quests? So many giant fantasy games these days.

The first game is only $5 on PS rn, just grabbed that because why not.

50 Favorite Jordans (Jordan), Monday, 25 September 2023 17:21 (five months ago) link

dragons dogma is more like a character action game meets open-world fantasy rpg, not 'souls-like'. its by the same designers as the devil may cry series

ciderpress, Monday, 25 September 2023 17:34 (five months ago) link

Ha I guess I haven't actually played any 3D third person action-rpgs besides From games. So that always reads as Souls to me, but I guess Devil May Cry/Monster Hunter/God of War/The Witcher/etc must feel quite different.

50 Favorite Jordans (Jordan), Monday, 25 September 2023 17:39 (five months ago) link

the fundamental gameplay concept of the souls games is "you can't cancel your attacks"
the fundamental gameplay concept of character action games is "you can cancel your attacks"

so they're fundamentally opposed

ciderpress, Monday, 25 September 2023 17:56 (five months ago) link

(cancel in action game parlance meaning interrupt the attack with a new one before its animation finishes)

ciderpress, Monday, 25 September 2023 17:57 (five months ago) link

Interesting, I don't think I've ever heard it put like that before but it makes a lot of sense.

50 Favorite Jordans (Jordan), Monday, 25 September 2023 20:14 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Hmm. If this is turn-based or tower defense or real time strategy or whatever I'll probably skip, but if this is, as implied, more adventure/story-based, I'm intrigued.


Josh in Chicago, Friday, 13 October 2023 12:53 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Replaced, gorgeously animated pixel art cyberpunk side scroller:


Iguodalai Lama (Leee), Monday, 30 October 2023 17:52 (three months ago) link

Looks cool!

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 30 October 2023 19:04 (three months ago) link

Patient though I may be, my fomo flares up when they start announcing DLC for games I haven't gotten yet because I'm waiting for lower prices. Remnant 2, Ragnarok, Lies of P ...

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 2 November 2023 00:47 (three months ago) link

Yeah, two DLC packs are planned.

Night Springs – 2024

Night Springs will allow players to control several familiar characters from the Alan Wake setting. They’ll experience mysterious and unexplainable events inside multiple, self-contained episodes of a fictional TV show called Night Springs. If you thought Alan Wake 2 got very meta a couple of times, it sounds like you’ll get more of that with this expansion, which should launch some time in 2024.

The Lake House – 2024

A secret government organization, a lonely research facility, and ambitious scientists – naturally, something goes wrong with that combination of factors being involved. Players will explore the Lake House in this expansion in two separate adventures as the realities of Alan Wake and Saga Anderson once again collide.

circa1916, Monday, 13 November 2023 01:56 (three months ago) link

Oops wrong thread

circa1916, Monday, 13 November 2023 01:56 (three months ago) link

This looks fun, but also looks less than ideal for consoles.


Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 14 November 2023 19:04 (three months ago) link

I saw a preview stream of it yesterday and it looks like it's actually part sandbox, part puzzle/strategy:


Rimbaud: First Blood (Leee), Tuesday, 14 November 2023 20:16 (three months ago) link

Teardown was famous for setting some GPUs on fire in the early days. It's really neat though

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 14 November 2023 20:33 (three months ago) link

OK, so he's playing a PS5 and seems to be doing ok!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 14 November 2023 21:00 (three months ago) link

I'll wait for this (Dark Forces Remaster)

Nothing major changing, just adapting to modern hardware etc.

Ste, Wednesday, 15 November 2023 21:02 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Not sure I actually want to get this but lol:

Are you ready to duke it out to “discover who the one true top is in a world of bottoms?” Drag Her is a 2D fighting game featuring real-world drag performers that the developers describe as a “less gay” Mortal Kombat. In addition to traditional fighting gameplay there’s also auto-combos, campy cinematic specials, and assist characters.


Rimbaud: First Blood (Leee), Thursday, 7 December 2023 23:19 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...


( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 3 January 2024 12:55 (one month ago) link

Saw a couple of intriguing games coming up:



Josh in Chicago, Monday, 15 January 2024 14:57 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Venba recipe DLC! https://kotaku.com/venba-dlc-adding-food-recipes-1851220303

Temple of Selune Gomez (Leee), Friday, 2 February 2024 17:41 (three weeks ago) link

Any of the Silent Hill games that make their way to Xbox X/S (f, SH2 remake, etc.). Ascension, the CYOA-type game, seems best watched on YT playthroughs, but The Short Message is getting a few positive reviews. Enough of a stan, hoping the full games are better and not permanently on PS.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Saturday, 3 February 2024 00:18 (three weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

I doubt this will/can come to PS5, but this looks fun:


Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 21 February 2024 13:58 (four days ago) link

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