GOTY 2018 (Adjusted)
Same deal as the other "GOTY (Adjusted)" lists, found here (2013), here (2014), here (2015), here (2016) and here (2017). The idea is to build GOTY lists that are constantly in flux, ever adapting themselves to a new year's worth of catch-up gaming. Like the Borg, but for video game lists. With enough time I should be able to play through every 2018 game that piqued my interest and construct a list that ideally represents what that year meant to me in terms of games, but that wasn't going to happen on the year in question: too many full-price new releases, too little time.
2018 was a come-down year after the many highs of 2017's expansive library, but we live in an era now where if you have any specific tastes and peccadilloes when it comes to games, there's more than enough releasing every year from every direction to sate that appetite (why am I making this sound so sexual?). 2018 was still very densely packed, if not quite to the same extent as 2017, and even though there's a whole new console generation on the horizon I'm in no rush to jump on that bandwagon with so much of this year left to try out.
(2018 Games Yet to Buy: CrossCode, Death's Gambit, Donut County, Fist of the North Star: Paradise Lost, Labyrinth of Refrain, Life is Strange 2, The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, Moonlighter, Octopath Traveller, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, Picross S2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Timespinner, Unavowed, Underworld Ascendant, The World Ends With You Final Remix, Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country, Yakuza 6, Ys: Memories of Celceta (Steam ver.).)
[Up to date as of January 2020.]