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The best upcoming games of 2018 – Mavreel

I am going to start this off by saying, although this is not a game, everyone really should go and see Black Panther. As an avid Marvel fan, I am (the entire Mavreel team) are just excited to go an see this movie. The reviews coming out are amazing, the trailers, the casting, the social impact, the soundtrack, the storyline, the cinematography — just everything looks awesome and it is just one of many films that we are blessed with this year. Then we have Avengers Infinity Wars, Deadpool 2, Oceans 8, Ant-Man and The Wasp, X-Men Dark Phoenix, Venom, Star Wars and most exciting!… The Incredibles 2. Nostalgia at it’s finest. I cannot believe the first one came out in 2004. Go Pixar! Also, maybe I shouldn’t have put Mavreel in the title, as this is my personal opinion (Jem), but I digress.

Moving on from my gushing of Black Panther and co, I would like to share with you some of the games that I am personally excited for, just to let you know that my views do not represent the entire Mavreel team or Mavreel itself, they’re just some of the games that I love. The rest of the team will share their views I am sure over time. Kingdom Hearts 3, Dragonball Fighter Z, God of War, The Last of Part 2, Far Cry, Sea of thieves, Red Dead Redemption 2, Yoshi, the new Tomb Raider all look fantastic; but the games I am really looking forward to are Left Alive, Spider-Man and the very special Detroit: Become Human and I will explain why I am looking forward to these. Please put your pitchforks (your controllers) down, I know there are a ton of superb games being released this year, but a little secret — when you are in the gaming industry in any capacity, you do not have the time to play games as much as you used to.

Yep! The deeper you go into the gaming industry, the more you work, the more games you create, the deeper you go into eSports, yes even eSports because to be a top girl or boy in the game, you need to be going deep in with that one game. So yes, I am not fortunate to play games as much I would like, so I only get a few. I still need to complete Horizon Zero Dawn (a masterpiece of a game), Watch Dogs 2, Ghost Recon Wildlands and the new Hitman DLC. I am occasionally on Rainbow Six Siege or Call of Duty Modern Warfare remastered when I am being pressured by my friends.

But yes, I am looking forward to Left Alive because I am a lover of Stealth. Although the trailers do not show us much, I already can get the MGS feel and vibe of stealth that I adore. (By the way Ubisoft, please confirm a new Splinter Cell). Hideo Kojima is a legend amongst gamers and throughout the industry and I love the fact that main character reminds me of Bryan from the Tekken series set in a The Division typesetting.

Detroit: Become Human. I was privileged to play this game at EGX 2017, and I was enchanted to keep queuing back up and playing this amazing game. I love the fact that you play as an Android, I like how you can play at a speed that suits your playing style. Being a fan of stealth, I like the slow and steady approach, searching each room and every square inch of the crime scene and level. It would probably get pretty boring watching me on Twitch. I can’t do the game justice in this write-up, please watch the trailer, rewatch the trailer and play the game as soon as it comes out. I would also like to add, that the young lady who played the Android was absolutely amazing at EGX17!

Oh yes, your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. I adore this superhero. I already mentioned I love Marvel, so it may have been obvious. Since the days I was graced with my PS1, yep the classic PlayStation 1 — I loved the Spider-Man games. The days when the web swings would be attached to nothing, or the sky in my childlike reasoning. Someone will gripe and say some of them weren’t that good, naturally, we will always have our opinions. But, this new Spider-Man looks special! Developed by Insomniac (the team behind one of my favourite franchises, Ratchet and Clank) it is sure to be supreme game. Moreover, with a comparison to the Rocksteady classic Arkham series, fused together with Spidey’s special abilities, this game will be for me, very likely my game of the year. I know, I know, with The Last of Us Part 2 coming out, that will likely get it. But I will be crawling on ceiling and webbing up villains for hours and hours with the hope of not being seen.

Let us know the games you are most looking forward to this year and why?