Game of the Year 2017
2017 existed as something of a holding pattern. Nothing major shattered my world and for that I suppose I should be grateful; no panic attacks, no vertigo episodes, no loss of any loved ones. In fact with a pay rise at work the year in retrospect was a positive one. The only real negative beyond world events that escape my influence would be the waiting and delays with my assessments at the gender identity clinic where issues with my blood and testosterone levels continue to drag things out. That said I am lucky to be in the position to even have such issues and with an endocrinology appointment penned in for the summer my transitioning will hopefully hit full speed soon; if my work has taught me anything it is the randomness at which life likes to take extreme measures with people.
In the world of games 2017 was something of a bumper year for me with 50 games started and finished. The list below covers all of them and in the main I got something positive from each. Even the worst experiences often have some aspect that I appreciate in isolation, and while the insidious march of psychological manipulation and gambling in games continues, the overall breadth and quality of games continues to shine brightly.