Best of 2016
2016 was...Not a great year. That information probably isn't surprising to you. It wasn't completely without merit though, and some of those merits were video games (I also went to Disneyland & Universal Studios Hollywood to see that cool Springfield USA Simpsons area, but that's neither here nor there - this is a video games website, dammit!).
And so, here is a list of ten games this year which were bright sports and helped me while away some time ignoring the often depressing world at large. An honourable mention as well to my 2015 runner-up for Game of the Year, Life is Strange, which I cherished in parts of this year as well. It's a very good game, people. And also my 2015 Game of the Year, Super Mario Maker. Which is literally infinite Super Mario. I should not have to explain why that continues to be awesome.
There are a few games which would possibly be on this list if I had found time to play more of them, or play them at all in some cases (like many of you, I have a hefty backlog). Some of them are probably games you'd expect to see below over some of my choices. That's just the way things have worked out. Those games are:
I might put out an updated list once I've played those enough to re-assess - they are all on my to-play list. With the possible exception of the last one, since I'm platform-excluded from it right now and I don't know when that it is likely to change (I do not feel I can justify buying an Xbox One just for Forza, Halo & Cuphead. I could alternatively buy a PC, but I really don't want to as I have nowhere to put one).
Anyway, onto the list!