GOTY 2016

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  • This is the first Pokémon game I've played to completion since Diamond came out, and I enjoyed so much of it. Greninja is without a doubt my favorite starter since Typhlosion. EXP Share being a Key Item was friggin great. Team Flare was a really good over the top sinister group. The music. OMG THE MUSIC. I loved it so much. Being the 20th Anniversary of Pokémon, I got back into it real hard. I got the special edition N3DS and this to go with it. Suffice it to say, I was not disappointed.

  • Wowow. This game looked so good. The performance capture for Lara was absurdly well done. I thoroughly enjoyed tomb raiding this time around. And despite not getting any achievements in the last few hours because the Xbox OS was broken when I finished it, I thought the story was really cool.

  • The interactive narcotic that is Overwatch has been supremely enjoyable for the most part. I got way into TF2 for a bit and this scratches that same itch. I also have a tendency for collecting things, so I've probably purchased more loot boxes than I should have. I just wished my friends weren't pansies and played more.

  • Bro. BRO. I killed a dragon. By stabbing it in the head. WITH A PIECE OF THE USER INTERFACE. This game is rad.

  • Yup, this sure is more Gears. The combat in these games will never not be satisfying. It didn't let down in providing the dumb, over the top Hollywood-esqe action story I expected. AND YOOOOOOO, THOSE CUTSCENES. DAMN.

  • I really wish I had played this game more before the end of the year. I've just arrived on the 3rd island. I'm liking it so far. The trial stuff is a fantastic change of pace from the usual gym structure of previous games. Also, the visuals are somehow even better than X/Y.

  • I think every Forza game in the Xbox One-era has found a way to make me hate it despite being a good game at its core. This is without a doubt the best looking Forza game ever. Playground Games are bringing the Horizon games closer to PGR with ever iteration, and I love that. Also, you can drive a damn Halo Warthog in this. That's damn cool. But this game is a pile of hot garbage on the PC. I built a fancy new PC this year partially in anticipation for Play Anywhere titles, but this is a god awful PC port. I haven't played this nearly as much as I would like because of how broken it is. Maybe this new DLC will bring me back down undah for a while.

  • I'm fully aware of how much of a garbage "game" this is, but I can't put it down.

  • Beautiful art and music, but the act of actually playing the game was insanely frustrating. A lot of the puzzles and "boss" sequences require way too much precision.

  • This game looks EFFING AMAZING. SO MUCH ART going on here. But holy hell it's way too hard for me. I want nothing to do with having to memorize platforming sequences. I got to the bit where you go inside the tree and bailed.