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My 2018 backlog (so far)

June 28, 2018

I managed to get through a decent amount of 2018 video game releases, including God of War, Far Cry 5, Detroit: Become Human, and A Way Out. However, as always, there are quite a few games that have released this year that I haven't had a chance to play. Here are a few games that are on my backlog for this year.

Vampyr

Vampyr is an action-RPG developed by the team behind Life is Strange. According to reviews, it has a great narrative and atmosphere, but the combat is flawed. I've definitely played and enjoyed a lot of games with less-than-stellar combat or other mechanics (Deadly Premonition comes to mind), so I'm going to give this one a try once it's on sale.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

If you know me, this one may come as kind of a surprise to you. It's not the type of game I would normally be interested in, but I'm really trying to broaden my horizons when it comes to game genres. Something about the gameplay I've seen of this game just really intrigues me, and I hope to pick it up soon.

Fe

I've been interested in Fe for a while, but somehow I haven't gotten around to playing it since its release in February. It's an "action-adventure" game, but according to what I've read and seen, it seems to have characteristics from many different genres. The environments look breathtaking and the gameplay seems right up my alley. I'm looking for more games to get for Switch, and I think I'll pick this up next time it's on sale.

Florence

Florence is a game I just heard of recently, and because of its low price point ($2.99) and simple gameplay, I'll probably pick it up very soon. It's an interactive story mobile game about a 25-year-old girl who falls in love. I can't think of the last time I played a game about what it's like to fall in love, and I'm really excited to be a 25-year-old girl playing as a 25-year-old girl in a game. I'm really looking forward to experiencing a great narrative in a unique way.

Yakuza 6

Okay, so I have Yakuza 6 and I have played it for about an hour, but I started playing other games and haven't had a chance to continue playing it. I really love the Yakuza series, and I think I may be putting off playing 6 because I have a feeling it's going to be a really sad ending. I swear I'll get around to it soon. After I get the final trophy for the Detroit platinum, I will play Yakuza 6 again.

Have you played any of the games on my 2018 backlog? What games are on your backlog for this year? Let's talk on Twitter: @cgottowhite
  • Cassie Gotto-White is a gamer, communications professional and coffee lover. She discovered her passion for video games at age six when she was given an NES Top Loader. Her current main console is a PlayStation 4, but she also owns a Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. She considers herself to be a single-player games advocate, and some of her favorite games are The Last of Us, the Uncharted series, the Yakuza series and Night in the Woods. Follow her at cgottowhite on Instagram and Twitter, and add her on PSN: unleash-the-bats.

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