I really enjoyed the format this year - seemed a lot more positive in general. For me their top 10 basically panned out exactly how I expected - with maybe the exception of Spider-man being a little lower than I anticipated for a game that everyone seems to shower praise on but maybe never quite hits the highs to break the top 5 (I haven't played it so I couldn't say - that was just the vibe I was getting)
As soon as the crew started talking about Tetris in the last few weeks on the regular podcasts I knew it would be a winner - and Dead Cells always seemed to be in the mix.
I was surprised how high up God Of War made it to be honest - it's unquestionably my personal GOTY and while I knew some of the crew had love for it I thought it would maybe crack the top 5 at best.
Hitman also snuck it's way up the list further than I expected - in years past the crew haven't really responded to sequels that are "more of the same" but turns out that Hitman is just so damn good it worked this time out
Personal highlights for me this year was any conversation involving Red Dead - I can't really remember a game that polarised the crew to that extent in a long time and it made for a lot of good discussions.
For those who are interested their top 10 is -
- Tetris Effect
- Dead Cells
- God Of War
- Red Dead 2
- Into The Breach
- Return Of The Obra Dinn
- Marvel's Spider-Man
- Hitman 2
- Monster Hunter World
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
Still miss worst game though ....