With the end of 2016, a door is closed and a new door is opened. A new age for gaming. Some might find games to be the same every year, but what you might not know that there are games that are beyond the ordinary. Games that not only meant to be played but to deliver us values and messages. 2017 is said to be a new dawn as well as one of the best year in gaming, and with the Semester break, it is best to spend the holiday with some games that will blow your mind.

To start the journey to greatness two games that you should play right now is Resident Evil VII and Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Remix Final Chapter Prologue.

 

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Resident Evil VII

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Image is Credited to wegotthiscovered.com

Released Date: January/24/2017

Platform: PS4, XBOX One, and PC

  For all who is brave enough to venture forth the unknown, the horrible depths of the Resident evil Title. A game that will test your wits and your dedication in finding the truth behind the story of Ethan who must find his missing fiancee, the only clue he has is a recording of her going to “Evil Looking Farmhouse”. Created and published by Capcom, they promise that the 7th installment in the Resident Evil franchise will revolutionize the franchise itself and bring some of the old components that made Resident Evil such a beloved franchise while implementing some new gameplay that will sure to give you the creeps. With awesome visuals and a first-person view, this will be one of the most immersive Resident Evil Title to date.

 

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Remix Final Chapter Prologue

Image is Credited to rpgvaliant.com
Image is Credited to rpgvaliant.com

Released Date: January/28/2017

Platform: PS4

 With the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3 nearing its Horizon, Publisher and developer Square Enix has put forth a Prequel/Semi-Spin off of Kingdom Hearts 3, some sort of story before the event of the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3. What makes this game such a nostalgic ride is its combination of Epic Final Fantasy design and story with Disney’s magical characters and tale. Here you play as Sora accompanied by none other than Goofy and Donald Duck, to explore the fantastical world of Disney, You can also go to the Grid (Tron), Disney Three Musketeers, and even Pinocchio’s world. There’s so much to be discovered and for all of you who is seeking for some nostalgic trip, this would be the perfect game for you.  

 

COMING SOON

February also boasts some of the most awaited Titles. From the Hardcore Samurai demon Slaying “Nioh”, The endless war of “For Honor” and one of the reasons February could be the best month in gaming “Horizon: Zero Dawn”

 

Nioh

Image is Credited to playstation.com
Image is Credited to playstation.com

Released Date: February/7/2017

Platform: PS4, and PS3

  Be advise that this game will test your skills in gaming, no kidding. This game will be a game that will surpass the difficulty of games like Dark Souls and BloodBorne, where it is more than just your typical action game where you can button smash. This is a game where patience is the key, and it is going to be hard for you since the enemy hit hard. Developed by Team Ninja, Nioh is said to be a game much more difficult than any math test out there. Games like Nioh will give you tears but also joy when playing. The joy comes when you actually succeed in defeating the boss, the tears well you will cry the first time you play the game. It stars William, a Foreigner in the fictionalized dark fantasy 1600 Japan of the Sengoku Period who is on the hunt for a mysterious figure, amidst the war and the rise of Yokai(Demon). Here you can use many different kinds of weapons such as the famous Katana, a spear, Rifle’s, and etc. You can also gain aid from spirits that will help you fight against the yokai. One last tip I advise playing this game when there is time and prepare for some gut wrenching action.

 

For Honor

Image is Credited to ubistatic.net
Image is Credited to ubistatic.net

Released Date: February/14/2017

Platform: PS4, XBOX One, and PC

   A game developed and published by Ubisoft. For Honor is a third person action game where as a player you can choose between three warring Factions. Vikings, Knights, and Samurai. For players who has a huge interest in the art of war, this is the game for you. In For Honor, each different factions has different classes that may suit your playstyle from a warrior, tanker, to an assassin. Here there are more than just battles but epic stories from the different faction and a multiplayer mode where you can fight in a one on one duel, to a large scale battle between factions. With real-time combat, this is not your ordinary fighting game but a game where you have to use tactics every hit counts and every misstep could be your downfall. If one wants to see a viking, knight and a samurai battle to the death this is the game that you don’t want to miss.

 

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Image is Credited to playstation.com
Image is Credited to playstation.com

Released Date: February/14/2017

Platform: PS4

   One word that perfectly describes this game is Breathtaking. Even though it’s not out yet, this game will surely be a game everybody needs to play. Developed by Guerilla Games and Published by Sony Interactive entertainment, Horizon is a game set in the far future where the civilization that we know now has ended and a new one rises, where the world has been taken over by mechanical dinosaurs that dominate our world. We play as Aloy, a young heroine destined for greatness ventured across the world of Horizon to find the truth behind the collapse of our civilization and the rise of these dinosaurs. Horizon is an open world game where there will be many things to explore, to hunt, and to gather resources that will help Aloy survive in the harsh wilderness of the world. You can Craft weapons, herbs, and items that will be useful in Aloy’s fight against enemies and the biggest threat to them all the mechanical dinosaurs. Developer Guerilla Games has been known for creating visually amazing games with epic proportions and this might be one of their best games to date and even can be one the best games of 2017.

 

So there are the games that you need to play right now and games that you need to put on your list during this spring break. Just remember to play wisely meaning know your time and budget since games are not cheap these days, especially for college students like us. All Jokes aside just hope that things would switch up from the not so optimistic year of 2016 to an amazing year of gaming in 2017.

Words By: Adrian R