What’s up for 2022?

As I wrote in 2020, I’m not big on any of these things:

  • being hyped up for future games
  • buying a lot of games
  • actually playing the games I own

But for some reason right now I’m a little obsessed (compared to my usual mood) with looking for other games to play and also what’s coming up this year. And what I missed in 2021. It’s weird!

So I’ve been scouring YouTube for some of these “lists” videos. Upcoming, best of 2021, overall or per genre and so on. And I actually went through my whole Epic Games library of 99% “got this game for free” list and wrote down some notes and watched the trailer, and I even identified a few I want to play, and most surprusingly, actually have played one for a while.

I am not sure where this comes from, maybe it’s coincidence or maybe I’m not 100% enthusiastic about leveling all the jobs in FFXIV atm. Which in no way means I am drifting away, surprisingly – it means I’m doing my roulettes every day (or some of them), I am raiding Savage – but I don’t feel like spending my whole evening on FFXIV. Maybe it is actually true that this game values your time a lot more than WoW does. There’s always something to do in WoW, but here I can more easily feel “done for the day”.

Anyway, here’s a list (in no particular order) of upcoming games I am at least moderately interested in:

  • Weird West, Adventure/RPG, March 2022, on Steam
  • Two Point Campus, May 2022, Simulation, on Steam
  • Forspoken, May 2022, ARPG, on Steam – 80 EUR, WTF?
  • Anvil Saga, RPG?, 2022, Demo on Steam
  • Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, FPS, 2022?, on Steam
  • Nightingale, Survival?, 2022? Trailer on YouTube

Do these twothree even launch on PC?

  • Redfall, Summer 2022, FPS, Trailer on YouTube, some gameplay (Xbox Series S?)
  • Triangle Strategy, 2022? Trailer on YouTube (Switch?)
  • Horizon: Forbidden West, 2022?, Gameplay Demo on YouTube (PlayStation?)

Now the ones that look interesting but have already launched:

And then there are some “big” upcoming releases and to my non-surprise none of these sound in any way interesting to me, no matter how highly anticipated or awesome they are supposed to be:

  • Elden Ring
  • God of War
  • Rainbox Six
  • Pok√©mon Legends
  • Sifu
  • Total War
  • that Warhammer 40k FPS
  • Gran Turismo
  • STALKER 2
  • Kirby
  • Mario and Rabbids
  • Sonic

Some notable mentions:

  • Ratchet and Clank – that upcoming title looks a bit meh, but I’ve always wanted to play the older titles
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 – not really interested, but maybe I should look at the first one?

Finally, because this post isn’t long enough already, some games I own and have yet to play:

  • Transistor
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Bad North
  • Cities: Skylines
  • For the King
  • Frostpunk
  • Moving Out
  • Neon Abyss
  • Pathway
  • Salt and Sanctuary
  • Surviving Mars
  • The Messenger
  • Totally Reliable Delivery Service
  • Prison Architect

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