Best of 2018

Sure it's a little late at this point. Technically we're in 2019, but that won't stop this from happening.

I managed to pick up a Switch, and make my way through a backlog of great 2017 titles, so there's not a whole ton of 2018 stuff that I played. No God of War, no RDR2, and I just haven't had the time to put into Hitman 2, or Ni No Kuni 2.

List items

  • More EDF. More schlocky, B-movie Sci-fi action. Very much my jam. Some of the most fun you can have with couch co-op.

  • This was an incredible surprise. It's All You Need Is Kill (or whatever the Tom Cruise/Emily Blunt film was that was based on that wonderful book), with mechs and turn-based strategy.

  • More couch co-op. Between this and EDF, my girlfriend and I have put in so much game time this year.

  • #MySpiderMan A giant dork that can't help but be sarcastic, sardonic, and jovial because if it isn't, he'd be trembling. This is one of my favourite portrayals of Spider-Man in media, let alone games.

  • Nothing I can say that hasn't already been said more eloquently by someone else. But come on, finally we got a Dragon Ball fighting game that bridges the gap between DB/DBZ fans, and fighting fans with a legitimately fantastic entry into the fighting pantheon.

  • Sure some of the stories aren't as good as the others, but the art is absolutely beautiful, and you essentially get 8 smaller RPGs all rolled into one.

  • By far the best 2017 game of 2018.

  • Dragon Quest has always been a staple for me, and this is no different. It's not the greatest. It won't bust down the barriers of JRPGs if you already don't care for them.

  • Came out on PC this year. More Kazu, More Satenbori, more Yakuza. Yes please.