My Top Three Anticipated Releases of January 2018

Hello everyone and happy new year. I am back with my sixth list of my top anticipated titles of the month. Normally, I do five, but this month didn't have a lot I was interested in, so I decided for (hopefully just) this month to do three entries. And what is better to start off the new year than to read the rules I put in place on myself.

Here are the rules I have put into place with this list: the game has to be released on at least on of the major systems (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch). The game has to be new, so no remasters or re-releases onto new systems. One thing I do count is a game either entering or exiting early access, but that game can only be counted once. If a game does have multiple release dates like Destiny 2 or GTA 5, then I will only count the earliest release date. With the rules out of the way, let's look at my top picks for January.

3. InnerSpace

My first pick for this list is InnerSpace, a flying exploration game in an inverted world. InnerSpace isn't the most involved game, but its appeal to me is that it isn't some intense game. It's a game where you can relax while playing and can find awe in your experiences with the game. It's intriguing-looking world, colorful color-palette, and excellent soundtrack is what draws me to this game. This game to me may be a similar experience to Everything; it's not the most gameplay-heavy game, but it is an experience that can elevate above gameplay and can give a great experience. And the best part: that journey can be found on all four major systems. All four systems will have a launch date of January 16th.

2. Full Metal Furies

Full Metal Furies is an action RPG that emphasizes cooperative gameplay with four unique characters. One thing that did stand out to me with this game is the fact that it was made by the same people who made Rogue Legacy, a game I haven't played but is a game that I know has a lot of love. But beyond the fact that it was made by the Rogue Legacy people, Full Metal Furiesappealed to me for its fun-looking gameplay, interesting blend on the RPG and beat em up genres, co-op capabilities while still making solo play viable, interesting environments, and more. But whether or not the game will be good will be determined when the game comes out January for Xbox One and PC.

1. Monster Hunter: World

It's Monster Hunter for the big screen. That is all I know about the game, but that is all I need to know. Not because I am a fan of the series, I never played a Monster Hunter game. But because of its popularity and its hype around the game. Because of that and the fact that their is not a lot releases this month, I put this game at the top of this list. Normally, I would make a brief description and put in the reasons why it is on this list, but not this time because I am rather blind to the game. My entire experience with the Monster Hunterfranchise is a demo I played of MH World at Gamestop Expo. Despite my rather poor experience, I am still excited to properly get into the game, as for I knew my poor experience came from inexperience with the franchise. The game will be coming out January 26th for PS4 and Xbox One, with a PC release some time in the future.

Special: The Inpatient (this doesn't count towards the list)

I wanted to give a shoutout to The Inpatient. This upcoming VR game from the people that made Until Dawn actually would've made this list if it wasn't for the fact that it was on my November list. It was originally going to come out in November, but the game got pushed back to January. Despite the delay, I think this will be a great addition to the PSVR library alongside other great titles like Resident Evil 7. Speaking of which...

A game that will hopefully come out this month: Resident Evil 7 VR for PC

As someone who has been playing through all of the Resident Evil games and just got an Oculus Rift, I really hope Resident Evil 7 will have VR on PC. At first I thought this was an unreachable dream, but I found out recently that RE7 VR was a timed exclusive for PSVR for twelve months. Which means that after January 24th, Capcom can make VR for PC as well. Whether or not they will is still unknown, but I really hope that they will.

Well, that is my list for the month of January. What are the game you are looking forwards to in the month of January? Do tell in the comment section. Thanks for reading my list (or just skimming the choices I made) and have a great 2018.