Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Aug 242022

Yesterday was the Gamescom Opening Night live stream, and none of my hopes/predictions came true.

There weren’t any huge surprises, either.

But it still had some good trailers, so here are a few of the highlights that stood out to me.

I’ve never played Lords of the Fallen, but about a year ago, the first details came out about the in-development Lords of the Fallen 2. So when a trailer dropped the phrase “the lords of the fallen” partway through, I knew we were seeing a trailer for Lords of the Fallen 2.

Except that’s not what it’s titled now. It’s titled The Lords of the Fallen.

Yes, they dropped the 2. No, it’s not a remake. It’s confirmed to be a soft reboot, but also a sequel, set 1000 years after the first game.

So now we have Lords of the Fallen and its sequel, THE Lords of the Fallen. I assume they want to make it clear that you can start with this one, but I expect it to cause a lot of confusion instead.

Now, I really got excited when Brandon Sanderson appeared ahead of a game’s announcement, since he’s one of my favorite writers. The game itself, Moonbreaker, is a turn-based tactics game with digital mini-figures like for a tabletop game, which you can digitally paint and everything.

It’s not my typical sort of game, but since Brandon Sanderson is involved, maybe I’ll check it out.

Meanwhile, a new trailer was revealed for Lies of P, the steampunk Souls-like based on Pinocchio. Yes, Pinocchio. I was interested in it when it was first announced, and this newest trailer makes it look even more intriguing. I love the dark fairytale vibe it has going.

Another new game announcement that caught my attention was Atlas Fallen, a semi-open world action RPG that I wasn’t too sure about at first, but became more interested in as time went on.

Wyrdsong and Where Winds Meet also look interesting, although since they’re both open world, I’m not sure if I’d enjoy them.

Other Gamescom highlights include Hideo Kojima making an appearance, at which point I thought my Death Stranding 2 prediction was about to come true, only for him to announce a podcast.

A car was also announced. A car. It has a Pokémon theme. I sat through the whole presentation and I still don’t understand what that was about.

Anyway, these are a few things that stood out to me from the Gamescom 2022 Opening Night live stream. What games are you most interested in?

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