At the beginning of the year, I made a commitment to not buy any new games until I had cleared out a substantial part of my backlog. Of course, I didn’t stick to that commitment 100%, but I have purchased far fewer games this year as compared to the last 3 or 4. Part of this has been due to genuine success – I’ve only purchased games that I felt would be excessively good values (like NHL 17, No Man’s Sky, and World of Warcraft: Legion). However, the other big part of my ability to stay relatively true is the fact that release season has only just started.
From here until the Christmas/New Year’s break, there is a new release just about every single week that I would, at the very least, consider buying. For a complete list, check out this VG24/7 article, but here are what interests me:
- Forza Horizon 3 (September 27)
- Mafia 3 (October 7)
- Gears of War 4 (October 11)
- Playstation VR (October 13)
- Civilization 6 (October 21)
- Titanfall 2 (october 28)
- Skyrim Special Edition (October 28)
- Call of Duty Infinite Warfare (November 4)
- Dishonored 2 (November 11)
- Nintendo NES Mini (November 11)
- Watch Dogs 2 (November 15)
- Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection (November 15)
- Dead Rising 4 (December 6)
Phew. Someone get me a straight-jacket, I’m gonna need it! Better yet, someone should just take away all my money. Seriously, though, there are at least a couple must-haves on that list; I know for sure that I’ll be picking up the Nintendo NES Mini on launch. I’m hoping, however, to hold out on the rest until next year.
Thankfully, most of those titles are coming to PC, so there’s always the knowledge of future price reductions to keep me from doing anything too crazy. Others are simply ‘nice to haves’, like Skyrim’s current-gen re-release and the Ezio bundle of Assassin’s Creed games. Some others, though, are going to pose serious issues for my self-control (I’m looking at you, Civilization 6).
Anything else coming out that has caught your eye? Let me know in the comments so I can sweat even more bullets.