My Top Five Anticipated Releases of October 2017

It's that time again. Time where I copy what everyone else is doing and say what I am most excited for in this upcoming month. This time around, I am not going to put down all of the rules I put on myself for choosing a game. So if you want to know them or want to know I did or didn't choose a certain game, just look at the previous entries of this series or just ask in the comments. I don't have much else to say, so let's get into the list.

5. Assassin's Creed Origins

I'm not going to lie, Assassin's Creed Originsis more of a filler pick for this list than something I am truly excited for. Despite that, I think that this entry looks to be a fun one that changes up the game a bit for the franchise. I am most excited for the fact that they are going all the way back in the story by you playing as the first assassin. Other than that, I think the game will still be a solid AC game, with the new weapon system will spice things up a bit for the series. Nothing much else can be said from me until the release date on the 27th.



4. The Evil Within 2

Again, this entry is a filler, but only because I haven't played the first game. Even though this is a filler, I still think The Evil Within 2 looks like a great game. Its psychological gameplay and weird enemies intrigue me, while the simple plot of Sebastian on the search for his daughter doesn't scare me away. One of the coolest features I have seen is that the cameras will freeze what it has taken a picture of, which offers Sebastian a whole new challenge to deal with. Above all of that, I think the game blends action and horror well, something that few games can achieve. I believe that this game will do better than the first, but that answer will come when Friday the 13th rolls around.

3. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

This is where the fillers end my true excitement begins. As a fan of the first game, I am excited to get my hands on this new entry. What makes me even more excited is the big upscale of the game while keeping the parts that make the first game great. Bigger areas to explore, bigger enemies, and bigger missions are in store, while the core action and the nemesis system are here to stay. I got to try out a castle siege mission not too long ago, and that mission got me really excited for what is to come. The mission felt like it was straight out of a movie, with arrows flying while my allies and I rush to the castle gates. We get in and all chaos breaks loose, with orcs fighting orcs everywhere while I try to capture points to get the castle. But what surprised me the most is to see my character looking up at his executioner, only to find my ally take him down before he takes my life. This game has got me excited, and I am sure it will deliver when the game comes out on October 10th.

2. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

The first two Wolfenstein reboots were a blast to play. Its wacky duel-wielding combat was a lot of fun, but its story and voice acting was the big surprise for me. Well, good ol' Blazkowicz is back at it again, this time fighting in his home country. While the previous entry was all about bigger and badder, this one really sticks to the formula for the most part. The combat is the same and the story and voice acting is still great, which is just the way I like it. But improvements are still made, which make the game even better. The story looks even wackier (drug chameleons am I right), the idea of road tripping seems like a good American way to tackle the story, and having American locations look to be a lot of fun. Plus, add on some wacky things like wheelchair combat or its great advertisements, and you got a game unlike any other. This game came close to first place, but few can beat that (former) fat Italian plumber. Despite that, expect me to have my hands on a copy on the release date of October 27th.

1. Super Mario Odyssey

Its weird to think that the first Mario game on the Switch involves him shooting rabbids, but that doesn't mean he can't come back and be even better than before. Mario has seen a lot of change over this year, and Super Mario Odyssey will be no different. But change is good, as for I am really excited for this new Mario game. From the time I have played it, I can say that the gameplay is similar to Mario Galaxy (a title near to my heart) while the open world is fun to explore. But wait, there's more. The new cap feature is a lot of fun to use and the motion controls around it feel good, the 2d parts are a blast, the vibrant world of Mario brings a smile to my face, and I think Mario and Bowser in a white suit looks rather classy. Sure, Mario has quit his plumbing job and got sucked into a world with a swearing roomba, but that won't stop him from being in another Switch essential game when that cartridge is inserted into my Switch on October 27th.

Special: Golf Story and SteamWorld Dig 2

I missed these two titles last month due to their late announcement, but I still want to give them a shout-out. If Golf Story was announced earlier, that would have been my number five. I have wanted to get into a retro rpg on my Switch for some time, and I decided that this game would be the answer for me. Also, as a fan of SteamWorld Dig, I was surely excited for its sequel. I had a blast with the first, and I'm sure that the second one is even better (considering it is one of the highest rated games of the year).

And that concludes my anticipated releases. This month is the month of big games, and by the end of it I will be poor. But what about you? What are your top five of this month? Feed them to me in the comments section. Well, see you next month when I go over the November list.