With the year already halfway over, there are still plenty of great games on the horizon that fans are eager to get their hands on, such as God of War: Ragnarok, Hogwarts Legacy, and The Callisto Protocol.
That being said, there are also some that gamers are on the fence about, and whether or not they are worth dropping the cash just to be disappointed.
Fans of the pirate genre haven’t been very blessed in the gaming community. True, Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag was amazing, but that came out back in 2013, and while Sea of Thieves is much better now than it was at release, it’s still not what many fans were expecting.
However, a new pirate game will be brandishing its sword this November: Skull and Bones. The action-adventure game had fans excited for another chance at a pirate game when it was first announced, but early impressions of the game have left many underwhelmed. We’ll hold our reservations until official reviews drop, but what we’ve seen has us less excited than before.
The original Overwatch dropped way back in 2016, but after many years, fans are finally getting a sequel… kind of. The first-person hero-shooter is going to be entirely replaced by the sequel, even for owners of the original game, which begs the question: Is this a sequel or Overwatch 1.5?
With an October 4 early access release date, many are more than a little skeptical about just how different the sequel will be and how much new content it’s going to deliver. Throw all that on top of the fact that Overwatch was one of the first games to infamously introduce the loot box and Blizzard’s soiled reputation as of late, and this ends up being a game that most people will likely wait before picking up again.
The Lord of the Rings is one of the biggest franchises in the world, and with the Amazon television series coming soon as well, fans are hyped to return to Mordor. However, the upcoming game staring Gollum has a few fans on edge. It’s being marketed as an action-adventure game with a heavy focus on stealth. Being developed by Daedalic Entertainment, it takes place before the events of the original trilogy.
However, many are skeptical about whether or not the character can carry an entire game by himself, and with gameplay that will mostly see the player slinking around corners and sticking to the shadows, it’s still up in the air if the game can truly satisfy fans.
The game is slated to release this September.
Keep an Eye Out
While many people are on the fence about these upcoming titles, they’re still worth keeping an eye out for. Who knows, maybe one of them will end up being your new favorite game, making you excited for the end of the work week—regardless of if you work at a retail store or a medical clinic like ThriveMD—so that you can binge it until Monday comes back around again.