Q1 has become a very important release window for games. Most people only talk about the big holiday games like its the only time for games. Holidays are only for the big AAA FPS and sports games now while most of the quality titles seem to come out early in the year. Look at 2017 we had RE7, Yakuza 0, Nioh, HZD, Gravity Rush 2, Nier and BOTW all early in the year and these were the vast majority of the great games released last year. In the holidays we got FM7, GTS, ACO and SMO and that's all, the rest were mediocre FPS and sports games.
In 2018 we already have MHW and DBF in Q1 to come to great appraisal by gamers and we still have Dissidia in January. We are getting SOTC in February. In turn you could expect Halo 6, COD and a bunch more FPS titles all of which essentially blend together atleast to me. Yes these games will sell more than the Q1 games cause they are mainstream but the hype for Q4 that's always there I feel in unwarranted these days.
Are you more interested in Q1 games or the expected Q4 games of this year? There will of course be a few good games coming at that time but they will be overshadowed by the yearly samey games that people never seem to grow tired of.
I'm sure I'm missing a bunch of big games in Q1 alone this year that would turn out amazing. I mean I never expected Nier to be good at all, let alone a GOTY contender but it blew away my expectations.Last edited by GOWTLOZ - on 23 January 2018