Best of 2018
Alright, folks. It's the end of the year. Time to wrap up everything, bring out the champagne flutes, and watch the fireworks. Let's celebrate the beginning of a new year with a fresh start and a great outlook onto the year ahead!
...Oh wait, it's the middle of July. In the year 2019.
I was a busy dude the previous year, and I'm continuing that trend onto this year with a new career, and hopefully new beginnings. I told myself that I would finish my yearly tradition of posting my "Best Of" list on Giant Bomb, but I never did get around to it. It certainly doesn't help that as I've gotten older, my amount of free time begins to wane. And the big video game publishers like releasing their tent-pole titles around the end of the year, making it harder to play catch-up come list-making time.
There's an interesting side effect of releasing this list this late into the next year. Every year, I have a list with the games I've played and where I've ranked them. As I complete more games that I play, I add it to the list and shift around it's position on my list. Because I'm looking at a lot of those retroactively, instead of fresh in my mind, their position has changed over time. Some of these games have had some time to stew, and how I feel about them has changed. The previous years are sort of time capsules, but this list will be different because of the late entry.
Oh yeah, and in case you were wondering: 2018 was once again a nightmare year for reality. But hey, at least we weren't making Area 51 memes then.
CAUTION: Red Dead Redemption 2 Spoilers Below