Ok lets start with games: Streetfighter 5, Fire Emblem Fates, Monster Hunter X ( hopefully) , Final Fantasy XV, Nier 2, No man's sky, and likely a bunch of others out this coming year. And I am wanting to cut down on gaming XD
I have never played a final fantasy before. They always looked nice but the dialogue sounds like something out of Home and Away the australian shit show of a soap. Fire emblem is a definite since the last one was so ... full of stuff . Its not like a traditional fire emblem in that you can kind of grind for stuff and your choices and amount of heroes left at the end doesnt massively affect the outcome. If you want one like that play the Wii one ! Its a right bastard, on hard mode especially. Streetfighter I will pick up most likely on PC for the mod scene. I dont play them to any standard but would love to learn how to actually play some time. The problem for me is that it requires a lot of memory power to memorise which move works best against which and which character is good against which, besides any of the button inputs. It looks nice . And Monstre hunter oh boy did I get addicted to that this year! Monster hunter 4 is the ultimate in the series. Its jam packed with content and throws more at you in the form of free dlc. cliffs and varied levels of landscape and even leves that move add tonnes of variety and make the areas seem much more believeable habitats and add an extra way to avoid attacks and form tactics. No mans sky ... Kinda unsure about it until the gameplay features are properly anounced but it sure looks interesting discovering new proceeduraly generated worlds and creatures.
Work wise I'm going to be drawing some concept style pics based on Elite Dangerous, as well as more fantasy inspired background scenes for a potential game design. I may even create characters and make an animation to simulate as though the game is playing. And maybe even a map of the game area/world. I'd also like to create some kind of castlevania style castle. Drawing the outside as well as the interior in a game style with varied rooms and maybe inhabitants. It would mean drawing each area as a separate picture and then combining them modularly afterwards. Maybe even with teh possibility to add areas as and when I finish them. I like the idea that this could be the basis for a few separate images when viewed up close such as a vampire in various rooms.
I may be opening commissions next year too. If you think you'd like something do send me a Note and we can sort something out.