The 10 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2020

H3llion

TechSpot Paladin
You are into arcade game then, not true role playing games. Pantheon is the successor to Everquest, a true MMORPG.

It's irrelevant what I am in to, based on your statement, no it won't be a GotY, I can bet all my Bitcoin on it. Also, yeah I am, WoW Classic is the closest I can get to a "true MMORPG"
 
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'Cyberpunk 2077' easily tops the list for me, followed by 'Age of Empires IV' (waited years for a sequel to AoE3). Here is my Top 10:

1. Cyberpunk 2077
2. Age of Empires IV
3. Resident Evil 3 Remake
4. Doom Eternal
5. Dying Light 2
6. Death Stranding
7. System Shock
8. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
9. Marvel's Avengers
10. Half-Life Alyx <-- since need VR
 

Tams80

TS Rookie
You are into arcade game then, not true role playing games. Pantheon is the successor to Everquest, a true MMORPG.

"We want combat to feel dynamic, look dynamic" after they've just had the character stand still doing the same two or three sword-swinging animations for the best part of an hour.

It looks as bad as I expected it to be. Same-old, same-old generic fantasy. The graphics look okay, but I'd expect that from 20 f-ing 20.
 

m3tavision

TS Evangelist
"We want combat to feel dynamic, look dynamic" after they've just had the character stand still doing the same two or three sword-swinging animations for the best part of an hour.

It looks as bad as I expected it to be. Same-old, same-old generic fantasy. The graphics look okay, but I'd expect that from 20 f-ing 20.
Games usually this early in their development, do not have such working models and animations. And yes, Pantheon is a Traditional Fantasy MMORPG, unlike the millions of knock-offs that came after the Originals. Which are still great games, but old. This is new and will gather the oldschool UO, EQ, DAOC, WoW, SWG crowds of 15K players per server... and suck in much more.


Again, Many younger kids don't know about the Originals, because by the time they found them, they have been bastardized and monetized. Again, Pantheon is a tradition subscription Game. Not for children.

Pantheon won't appeal to the arcade crowd, it doesn't have to, they have their single players games.
 

picka

TS Booster
Microsoft Flight Simulator is easily the most stunning game that will be released this year in terms of technical jump from previous generations.

Crusader Kings is always great fun, although it usually takes a few expansions to really get going.
 
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Porkous

TS Member
I like games with good aesthetics and art style genre of art deco and retro futuristic or rather fallout feel where the world is rich in detail but basically full of entropy. I'm looking forward to see exploration in cyberpunk and dying light, vistas and such. While in Half-Life Alyx I'm looking to see how the levels unfold the story, mechanics and the characters.
 

hellomoto

TS Rookie
10/10 of these games have a sword or gun in them.

I don’t know...maybe I’m getting old or worn out on games but I just think there needs to be some more creativity. Putting violence as the primary mechanic in every single anticipated game just seems cheap and primitive to me. I’m not saying these mechanics can’t be used in new/creative/exciting ways...they just never seem to be year after year and we basically get the same game(s) released every year as a result.

That said, for me personally, Cyberpunk it’s the only remotely intriguing game here.

Give me another good Portal or Braid or even something like Overwatch please. I’m sure they exist but probably just aren’t getting publicity actually.
 

Polycount

TS Evangelist
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10/10 of these games have a sword or gun in them.

I don’t know...maybe I’m getting old or worn out on games but I just think there needs to be some more creativity. Putting violence as the primary mechanic in every single anticipated game just seems cheap and primitive to me. I’m not saying these mechanics can’t be used in new/creative/exciting ways...they just never seem to be year after year and we basically get the same game(s) released every year as a result.

That said, for me personally, Cyberpunk it’s the only remotely intriguing game here.

Give me another good Portal or Braid or even something like Overwatch please. I’m sure they exist but probably just aren’t getting publicity actually.
Yeah, unfortunately, there aren't many highly-anticipated PC games that don't have some form of combat, and if there's combat, it's almost certainly going to take place with a gun or sword. Or magic, I suppose.

With that said, there are many games on this list where combat is not necessarily the core focus. Crusader Kings 3, Mount & Blade, and Vampire, for example. M&B does have a fun combat system, but you can autoresolve fights and focus on the strategy aspects (Which are very good), diplomacy, kingdom management, etc. Crusader Kings has no combat whatsoever, and Vampire has a lot of supported playstyles. I played the original with a very, very low body-count; mostly seduced my way to victory.

But yeah. For better or worse, most of the games have combat as one of (but not the only) their focuses.