With the year being 1/2 over already. What is your favorite game of the year so far?
My top 3:
God of War
Super Mega Baseball 2
What is your 1st half 2018 Game of the Year?
Only new games, no remasters...in no order because that is something I save for thinking about at the end of the year.
Chance to Make Top 10
God of War
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
Octopath Traveller - Based on 3 hours of the demo
Need to play more of:
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit/Life is Strange 2?
Monster Hunter World - Fell off this hard, want to go back but not sure if I will at this point...
I don't really have any games from this year I care about yet, between major games I haven't gotten a chance to play yet (God of War, Vampyr) and popular games that don't really appeal to me (Celeste, Monster Hunter World). In fact, I'd call this year a disappointment so far for games, as there's not much I missed that I really am dying to play any time soon and there isn't much from later this year that excites me either.
Hmm, I've played plenty of good games so far but nothing that should warrant a Game of the Year title. My most-played have been Bayonetta 2, The Witcher 3, Okami, and Stardew. God of War was really good but it just didn't hit me like it did everyone else. Celeste was surprisingly fantastic but it might not even crack my top 5 at year end.
I dunno, man. Inconclusive. I'm looking forward to a bunch of games later in the year, but next year is when the really interesting stuff is gonna start hitting.
To be honest, though I did play God of War, and think it's the better game, I would probably say in hindsight I actually enjoyed Far Cry 5 more despite its issues. I got more out of it. There were only a few moments in God of War that really got me super excited, otherwise, it was a well-made game that was filled with a been there, done that kind of feeling. It's my third favorite God of War though... yes, third and not first. I have yet to play Celeste which I suppose is a game I should try out. If I had a good PC my choices could be a lot more varied, but I don't so I haven't played some of the more highly regarded games this year. Another one might be Iconoclasts which I might need to play. This year so far hasn't been a great year for new games in my opinion. Most of the year consisted of replaying older games or buying and playing games from previous years that I haven't played yet. Hmm, what other new games came out that I played? I'm drawing a blank.
It's a tie between Overload and Yoku's Island Express.
...pssst, is it just me or has this year been kinda weak so far?
As for epic AA(A) PC singleplayer experiences, I would agree. Besides the next AC (currently only on "meh" hype level for me, having played a lot of Origins earlier this year), there is not much in the pipeline for 2018 either. Most bangers (e.g. the new Metro) were moved to 2019 or beyond AFAIR.
God of War. While I loved the game, it also has a little to do with the fact that it’s basically the only big game so far this year that I’ve *really* enjoyed. Detroit was ok at best.
I guess that’s a little bummer, since we’re now in July and there’s still nothing major coming out till Spider-Man in September, I think. Just gotta play more older releases, I suppose.
Best Games of 2018:
- Subnautica. I don't care about crafting/survival games, so it's a surprise to me that I even tried it, let alone have it at number one.
- Kingdom Come Deliverance. This Kickstarter pledge turned out to be well worth the money.
- Monster Hunter World. Another surprise from a genre/series I never got into before.
Best Games of 2017 in 2018
- Assassin's Creed Origins. I didn't get to it right away because it looked like just more Assassin's Creed. I was wrong. It's the best Assassin's Creed.
- The Surge. It didn't make it to the top of my to-play list until it went on sale for super cheap, and I heard of a sequel in the works. Great game, well worth your time.
- Prey. I'm about 2/3rds of the way through I'd guess, and having a great time. This game is hard! I'm trying to resist the Typhon powers because injecting alien knowledge into your brain sounds like a bad idea!
Overload probably. I liked what I played of Battletech too, but it also started out at a difficulty level where I felt I should probably play through XCOM 2012 and XCOM 2 first in order to get my brain working the right way to continue. (I've since played through an Enemy Within campaign and have started XCOM 2, I think I may get around to Battletech before the end of year).
From the stuff I played that came out this year, I'd say Ni No Kuni 2 or Monster Hunter World. The former is just an awesome, fun and chill JRPG and the latter was my first time experiencing Monster Hunter and immediately loving it. I don't like handheld gaming, so I was super happy this awesome series finally came back to home consoles and I got to try it and got super into it!
Apart from that, I'd say the best thing I played this year is Yakuza 0, but it came out in 2017, so old new goty. One of the best if not the best game I have ever played, easily jumped into my all time top 10. My first experience of Yakuza after hearing about it for years from the internet, and they were right, it's insanely good. After that I got and beat Kiwami, now I'm waiting for Kiwami 2 and after that I'll either play Y6 or wait for 3,4,5 remasters to get to the west.
It's either Monster Hunter, God of War or Celeste. Depending on the mood I'm in I could pick any of those three.
Really though it's Dark Souls Remastered if we are just looking at release dates and not when the original shipped. I missed the train the first time and am glad I caught it this time around.
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