I feel like it’d be an over exaggeration, if not outright inaccurate, to say 2021 was a bad year for video games. Quite frankly, there were plenty of awesome new games or updates to existing ones. On a personal level, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart properly demonstrated the potential of the PlayStation 5, both Great Ace Attorney games finally made it to the West, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate truly made the impossible possible by completing its roster with Sora from Kingdom Hearts.
But I will admit the industry itself has made it hard to be optimistic about 2022. Over the last twelve months, we’ve seen outright abysmal releases like the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy remasters, the likes of Ubisoft and Square Enix committing to incorporating NFTs (the newest environmentally damaging grift) into their games, and then there’s just everything about Activision, which has once again highlighted how horrible the industry can be behind closed doors.
While it is important to acknowledge all the bad parts of this industry, even if it’s painful to do so, that doesn’t mean there’ll be no joy to be found in it either. As always, there are already a number of select games I’m looking forward to this year and I’m sure there are a number of amazing titles that haven’t been announced yet. Plus, this is a yearly tradition at this point so let’s get on with things and get to my ten most anticipated games of 2022.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we finally find time to share our thoughts on most of the game announcements from The Game Awards 2021, including Star Wars Eclipse, Wonder Woman, and Sonic Frontiers.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we get round to sharing our reactions to the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer before going on a general Marvel tangent, and I wrap things up with some quick impressions on Doki Doki Literature Club.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, James shares his experience with the Elden Ring beta, I gush over Lost Judgment for about 10 minutes, and we’re surprised but curious about the new Dragon Ball game.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, the latest Berserk chapter has us questioning the manga’s future, a brief Metroid Dread discussion goes on for way longer than it meant to, and James takes us down a rabbit hole regarding the rumoured Wu-Tang Clan RPG.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we get round to discussing the last Nintendo Direct and we’re… a little excited about the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we get round to talking about the recent PlayStation Showcase and its major announcements, from the Knights of the Old Republic remake to God of War: Ragnarok.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we get round to talking about the new info for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus, we barely acknowledge Gamescom, and we can’t help but be excited about Spider-Man: No Way Home.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, I pretty much have to talk about the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 rumours, James is very excited for Star Wars: Visions, and less so for the Dead Space remake.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, I finally get to talk about the sequel to AI: The Somnium Files, we share our thoughts on the Steam Deck console, and we discuss Atlus’ secret plans for Persona‘s 25th anniversary.