Game of the Year 2019
I didn't finish a single game this year (at least if we don't count Civilization, where I finished a few runs, but still have most scenarios and religious victory left), but since law requires you to have an opinion on all the games you've touched in the year and rank them accordingly, I will.
I think this has been a year where I've had the most reservations about the games I've played, they each have some pretty big flaws (only exception possibly being Civilization, which isn't so much flawed as not quite reaching its full potential - with Gathering Storm it's my favorite in the series in about 15 years, but it still misses a lot of mechanics and depth of simulation that used to be in the older games), but the setting or presentation have kept me playing through the roughest parts.
Potential candidates I haven't gotten around to trying yet:
- Age of Wonders: Planetfall
- Pathologic 2
- Phoenix Point
- Terminator: Resistance
- Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest
Games that could make the cut once I played more, but which I'm not quite on board with yet:
- Drawngeon: Dungeons of Ink and Paper
- Sniper: Ghost Warrior - Contracts
- They Are Billions
- Void Bastards