Dying Light 2 reportedly delayed!!!!

Apparently, Dying Light 2 will be joining the likes of Final Fantasy VII: Remake, Marvel’s Avengers and Cyperpunk 2077 as far as delayed video game releases for 2020 is concerned. Dying Light 2 a highly anticipated survival horror game that people have been talking about since E3 2019 and has waited years to see since the 2015 prequel is being pushed back to a date that has yet to be revealed. As everyone know Dying Light 2 was expected to be released sometime in Spring 2020 but video game developer Developer Techland feels that it’s not fully ready despite their objective to have it completed within the next few months. Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka has stated on behalf of the company that “Our goal is to deliver an experience that lives up to our high standards and to the expectations of you, our fans.” It’s nice to see that Techland has delayed Dying Light 2 to focus more on quality especially considering how successful the first installment was. As it currently stands Dying Light 2 is set to appear on multiple game systems such as PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.

While Dying Light 2 looks it will be a huge attraction for all three of those game systems there has been talk about it being a cross-generation game which is something that Techland is definitely interested in. Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka had also promised more information about Dying Light 2 in the next upcoming months hopefully we will have a well-polished version of the by E3 2020 which starts on June 9th. Hopefully, Dying Light 2 will be ready by the third quarter of 2020 and it will be one of the best survival horror titles that have seen within the past few years.

Will the Resident Evil 3: Remake be more successful than the original?

As many people know Resident Evil 3: Remake is currently one of Capcom’s hottest upcoming games in relation to 2020. Resident Evil 3: Remake a game that many people have high expectations for especially considering how successful Resident Evil 2: Remake was following its highly anticipated release for the PlayStation 4 & Xbox One back in January 2019. The Resident Evil 2: Remake had reportedly reached at least five million in sales by December 2019 and was considered to be one of the hottest survival horror games of that year in general. In fact, the remake of Resident Evil 2 reportedly surpassed the original version of the game in sales; PS1 version sold slightly less than five million overall in terms of sales. However, the original version of Resident Evil 2 still sold more than Resident Evil 3: Nemesis from 1999. While the breathtaking visuals from the intense Nemesis trailer is something that everyone is talking about there have been some question when’re not the Resident Evil 3: Remake will have more success than the original game.

As the original Resident Evil 3 game is concerned the game was mainly praised with minor drawbacks as it related to voice acting and lack of depth within the story compared to Resident Evil 2. Most likely, these are issues that Capcom will have taken care off by the time the Resident Evil 3: Remake is officially released in April 2020. The original version Resident Evil 3 had managed to sell slightly over 3.4 million copies since its release over 20 years ago in January 1999. While Capcom has taken the dark aesthetics of the original Resident Evil 3 game to the next level in this high definition remake; the atmosphere for this game looks and feels more menacing than it did on the PS1.

Cyperpunk 2077 release date delayed again!!!!

As far as big news within the gaming world is concerned everyone is currently talking about how CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077. Unfortunately, Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed yet again for a release later in Fall 2020. It turns out that the release date for Cyberpunk 2077 has been pushed back to September 17th. While some people might be very disappointed to hear about the delay of one of the most highly anticipated RPG’s in gaming history its assured that fans will definitely receive a well polished game before it appears in stores worldwide. This news comes not to long after we learned about Square Enix pushing back the release date of Final Fantasy VII: Remake which has also been delayed numerous times over the past few years. Final Fantasy VII: Remake originally scheduled for a release on March 3rd of this year has been pushed back to April 10th for now.

Cyberpunk 2077 has been built up throughout a majority of the 10’s decade as a revolutionary RPG title that will take us through the next generation of gaming. Seeing how the game has been delayed for so long it’s a bit surprising that Cyberpunk 2077 has not been saved for next generation consoles such as the PlayStation 5 or Project Scarlett which are both expected to appear electronic stores worldwide in late 2020. Either way, the news regarding the delayed release for Cyperpunk 2077 came as a surprise to many people. Hopefully, this is the last time we hear news about Cyperpunk 2077 being delayed because the more it happens the less people might about it’s official release altogether.

Retro Gaming 10’s- Grand Theft Auto V: (2013)

When we think about some of the best video games ever in relation to the 10’s in general Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V from 2013 instantly comes to mind. Grand Theft Auto V was initially released back in September 2013 for various game consoles including PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. GTA 5 was eventually ported to the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One a year later during November 2014. This game was the high anticipated sequel to Grand Theft Auto IV from ’08 and was the seventh major installment that we got to see in the GTA series. As far as overall success is concerned Grand Theft Auto V was quite possibly the best game within the entire GTA series; in fact many people still play Grand Theft Auto V today and are currently waiting for the release of GTA 6. Since its initial release back in late ’13 Grand Theft Auto V had reportedly earned over $6.6 billion worldwide in revenue while selling over 115 million copies worldwide in over the past six years. In fact, Grand The Auto V had achieved legendary status within the gaming world by becoming the third-best selling video game of all-time behind Minecraft & Tetris.

There were various aspects about Grand Theft Auto V that were very impressive such as: gameplay, storytelling, visuals. Also, players had the option of controlling three main characters opposed to only one which was something that was very common in older games within the series. The story revolved around three men known as Michael De Santa, Franklin Clinton and Trevor Phillips who all have stories that eventually connected together. The cool thing about the missions within the game is the fact that some of them required completion using more than one character which was something that was pretty unique. Players were also given the freedom to switch between characters outside of missions and had set of skills that could be enhanced as they progressed throughout the GTA V. One of the coolest things about Grand Theft Auto V was the fact that the game had multiple endings depending on choices that players made especially towards the end of the game. Michael De Santa’s life seemed like it was constantly in chaos from living under witness protection in Los Santos to feuding with a billionaire named Devin Weston to him being betrayed by the Federal Investigation Bureau after doing their bidding to impede the operations of the Internal Affairs Agency.

While the single-player story mode was fantastic the online multiplayer game mode seemed like an even bigger attraction that ultimately contributed to the overall replay value of Grand Theft Auto V years after its initial release. The gameplay for GTA included several elements that were popular in previous installments such as the wanted meter and the use of weaponry when dealing with foes. Despite, the amount of controversy that Grand Theft Auto V generated in relation to misogyny the game was universally praised by fans and critics alike along with various other gaming publications as being one of the best action-adventure games ever made.

Retro Gaming 10’s- Tekken Tag Tournament 2: (2011)

When we think about some of the best fighting games from the early part of the 10’s decade one of the many titles that comes to mind is Tekken Tag Tournament which came out in September 2011. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was developed and published by Bandi Namco Games and was without a doubt one of the most high profile fighting games of ’11. In fact, Tekken Tag Tournament is often viewed as a better game than Capcom’s Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate Of Two Worlds which was released in February 2011. Not only did Tekken Tag Tournament 2 sell more than 1.5 million by 2013 but it won numerous awards for being the “Best Fighting Game” of 2012 from numerous gaming publications. One of the reasons why Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was so big was because it was the highly anticipated sequel to the original game which came out over twelve years prior in 1999. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was was considered to be the next big title within its series following the release of Tekken 6 from 2007. In addition, to being released for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 there was surprising a Wii-U version of the game that was released back in November 2012.

Seeing a Tekken game on a Nintendo console back in 2012 was very surprising since the first and quite possibly the only time that has ever happened. In Tekken Tag Tournament 2 we got to see high quality visuals along with improved gameplay in comparison to that of its ’99 predecessor. The inclusion of longer tag combos and double team moves were solid features in addition to the game mode included in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. There were various game modes that players had the option of choosing such as arcade, versus, survival and time attack. Also, players had the option of participating in normal tag battles versus two on one handicap matches. The introduction of a new game mode Fight Lab was pretty interesting along with return of Tekken Ball mode in the Wii-U version of the game. Tekken Tag Tournament 6 had a stacked roster of characters from all the previous Tekken games even classic characters from 2 & 3 such as Forest Law, Michelle Chang, Tiger Jackson and many others.

Also, popular favorites such as Jin Kazama, Heihachi Kazama, Kazuya Kazama, Nina Williams, Paul Phoenix, King and Yoshimitsu returned in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as expected. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was definitely seemed more superior than Street Fighter X Tekken which came out 2012 especially since it felt like there was more to do as it related to offline gameplay. As far as top fighting games of 2011-2012 are concerned many people would say that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was as popular as Dead Ir Alive 5 following its release in ’12. Even though, Tekken 7 was supposed to be the final game within its series many people would love to see a potential Tekken Tag Tournament 3 from Bandi Namco Games. There is no doubt that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was one of the best installments within the entire series and was one of the best fighting games of the 10’s decade.

Retro Gaming 00’s- Super Mario Sunshine: (2002)

When we think about classic Mario games from the past titles such as the original Super Mario Bros Trilogy along with Super Mario World and Super Mario 64 all come instantly to mind. The games just mentioned from the 80’s and 90’s time period all had very high replay values and are classics that longtime fans of the Mario series still play to this day. However, when it comes to Mario games from the 00’s such as Super Mario Sunshine they do not get mentioned quite as much as various other titles from the series despite its critical acclaim. As many people know Super Mario Sunshine was initially released for the Nintendo GameCube back July 2002 in Japan before coming to America in August of that same year. One of the most interesting things about Super Mario Sunshine was its plot especially since it was somewhat different from what people were used to seeing within the series prior to 2002. While Bowser is normally the main villain in most Mario games the main antagonist in Super Mario Sunshine was character by the name of Shadow Mario. In Super Mario Sunshine Shadow Mario was responsible for kidnapping Princess Peach while vandalizing Isle Delfino with graffiti.

The funny thing about the plot for Super Mario Sunshine was that Mario himself was framed for the crimes committed on Isle Island whole being on vacation with Princess Peach and a couple of Toads and was forced to clean up everything which was somewhat interesting. Older installments within the Mario series emphasized level completion by outmaneuvering various monsters such as Goombas and Koopa Troopers in order to reduce to the Princess. However, in Super Mario Sunshine Nintendo managed to keep elements of older Mario titles while adding new ones without drastically changing the formula of what made the series a huge success in the first place. While players were required to collect 120 stars in Super Mario 64 for game completion Super Mario Sunshine has them gather Shine Sprites after they completed various objectives. The FLUDD game mechanic along with the inclusion of Yoshi in Super Mario Sunshine were strong positives especially since the green dinosaur was not a playable character back in Super Mario 64 when he should have been.

While the gameplay and graphics for Super Mario Sunshine were great by standards relating to the early 00’s one of the main drawbacks of this game was its lack of multiplayer gameplay. Some people believe Luigi should have been a playable character in Super Mario Sunshine. However, Luigi had his own big game which came out back in September 2001 and its possible that Nintendo felt that there was no need to include him in the Super Mario Sunshine. Super Mario Sunshine managed to reach approximately 6.3 million units in worldwide sales since its release while Luigi’s Mansion did roughly around 3.6 million. Despite, the praise that Super Mario Sunshine has received from various gaming publications since its release in the early 00’s its shocking that Nintendo has never made any plans to create a remastered version of it for the Switch console. If the fan support is high its possible that Nintendo might consider bringing Super Mario Sunshine to the Switch console within the next few years or so. After all, Super Mario Sunshine was the third best selling video game for GameCube and was a huge attraction on a console that performed poorly in sales compared to the likes of the Wii console.

Will the absence of Virtual Reality hurt Project Scarlett?

Project Scarlett is one of the most highly anticipated game consoles of 2020 along with the PlayStation 5. Both Project Scarlett and the PlayStation 5 are expected to be released late in 2020 and each game system have their set of features that are appealing in some way. As it currently stands the price for Project Scarlett is not set in stone but we do know that it will range somewhere between $399-$499. The PlayStation 5 is expected to be priced around $499 at launch with the possibility of updated models be more expensive as time progresses. As far as features are concerned we do know that Project Scarlett will include Ray tracking, 120 fps gameplay in addition to 8K resolution and GDDR6 memory and a custom AMD Zen 2 processor. Microsoft is hyping Project Scarlett up to be the most powerful game console of the 20’s decade despite not having Virtual Reality features like the PlayStation 5. While Project Scarlett is said to be at least four times stronger than the Xbox One X and is backwards compatible with older generation games many might argue that Sony has the slight advantage as far as appeal is concerned since they are about to move into their second generation of Virtual Reality gameplay.

Its no secret that Microsoft has not been crazy about asking Virtual Reality an essential feature in relation to their game consoles. Microsoft seems more interested in streaming along with cloud based services while providing players with an optimal gaming experience. While the Nintendo Switch provides limited Virtual Reality features with the Nintendo Labo for certain games its certainly not the main attraction for that game system. The Switch console has reached over 32 million units in sales since its release back in March 2017 despite VR not being a huge part of its appeal. While competition with. As it currently competition within gaming world is heating up especially with the upcoming launch of Google Stadia on PC and Chromecast Ultra along with Apple Arcade turning heads of many people. As far as whether or not lack of VR capabilities will harm Project Scarlett is concerned its something that seems unlikely. Microsoft is not known for Virtual Reality like Sony is and the appeal of their consoles have been more dependent on providing superior quality more than anything else.