Writing down the list of games I've played this year and I forgot how many fantastic games came out this year. Just seeing the what I've had to cut to make this into a top 10 seems criminal withthe quality of games I've missed. I've got some honourable mentions that didn't quite cut it for one reason or another:
I haven't got round to playing Odyssey yet as I'm saving it for Christmas, however I just know what I'm going to love it and it will probably be one of my favourite games from this year.
LA Noire Remastered:
I haven't actually played this, more I've been watching Aris (AvoidingThePuddle) stream it on Twitch. Needless to say it's a lot of fun and looks really nice.
Emily is Away Too:
This game brought back amazing memories of music and instant messaging in the mid 2000's. It also bought with it the bittersweet feeling of teen depression and made me feel crummy for days. I absolutely adore a game that can make me feel an emotion, and for that it 100% deserves a mention.
Doki Doki Literature Club:
Fuck this game.
Heroes of the Storm 2.0:
I struggled to decide whether or not this qualified for my list and ultimately ended up deciding that even though it had a "2.0" update, it's still the same game. I still play this regularly though and the changes made this year were welcome ones.
With that out the way, here is my 2017 GOTY top 10 list!