Best of 2016
lt’s almost cliché to say at this point the absolute insanity the rollercoaster year of 2016 has been, and just as redundant to say how equivalently (and one might say, inversely) great this year in video games was. However, if there was ever a year to have my favorite medium to keep me distracted from the bizarre nightmare, this might be the one. The industry went all-in this year with some fantastic entries that will keep me coming back in my nuclear fallout shelter. As I get older, finding time to get immersed in a game is harder to do, which may be why multiplayer games are making a significant gain on my list. But this year has shown me that emotional impacts can come from the weirdest of places, and to always expect the unexpected.