2019 is almost over. HOLY... $#*%!!! It was an 'interesting' year for games. I played a lot of games throughout this year but not many that were actually released this year. I'll run down a quick list of games I played and a quick thought or two about them but I'm only going to award games released from the year proper.
Without further ado let's look at my games of 2019...
In no particular order:
- Totally Accurate Battle Simulator - This is a wacky and hilarious game that is still in pre-release but I would recommend it for a good time.
- Tap Titans 2 - It was worth it to just waste a little time on my phone but it got boring after a while.
- Boderlands: Game of the Year Edition - It was fun to play a few hours of an old game that held up with some remastering work.
- Mutant Year Zero: A Road to Eden - Liked the story but hated the combat just because it was so brutal.
- Into the Breach - A brilliant game that I can see why people were so up on it when it first released.
- Wolfenstein: The New Order and The New Colossus - Fun shooter games that really were entertaining in ways I find hard to explain.
- The Turing Test - Great puzzle game and pretty good story.
- Blazing Chrome - A fun kickback to side scrolling shooters but hard for me to stick with and enjoy.
- LEGO Batman 2 - These games are simply fun to play and act as a good palate cleanser between other games.
- Recore - I was actually enjoying this for a good bit and then it got so tedious I abandoned it.
- Tacoma - Good use of environment and story telling but seemed to miss on the ending.
- Shadow Warrior 2 - It was funny with his idiotic dialogue and was fun to play.
- What Remains of Edith Finch - Very good game and I would highly recommend it.
- The Wolf Among Us - Great way to reuse fable characters and I hope they make a sequel but I won't go waiting on it.
- Destiny 2 - I played a lot of the Season of the Undying and enjoyed everything except for how they ended it.
- Life is Strange 2 - It's a good game but I hate that they have drug it out so long with the episode releases.
This year in games surely felt odd to me. There were no releases that I felt were truly great in any way. Gears 5 is a game that I don't have any enthusiasm for after finishing it but yet here it is winning game of the year. It was good but not great. I had higher hopes for Star War Jedi: Fallen Order but the technical issues and my struggles with the combat were just too much to make it higher on the list. The one game I just didn't get to that I really wish I had was Control. With the performance issues it had at launch time I just never looped back to it after they had a chance to improve things.