What needs to be said about this year has already been said. Through furlough and spending all year at home I've gotten back in love with games in a big way, particularly JRPGs. This year saw me playing FF8 for the first time and revisiting some beloved classics of mine such as Skies of Arcadia. As per usual, I have some honourable mentions;
Metal Gear Solid
MGS1 was released on GOG this year and was actually my first foray into speedrunning. Getting a time submitted to the speedruns.com leaderboard was a great achievement for me and helped me to explore other games that I've always wanted to speedrun.
Crash Team Racing
I've had a lot of time to consume streams this year, and I've watched CTR the most. Through these streams I've been introduced to an absolutely wonderful community of amazing and talented people that have really helped through this tough year. I hope this continues into next year.
League of Legends
I got into League in a big way this year and while I have since dropped off, it will always have a soft spot in my heart. The characters are still some of my favourite ever and they continue to kill it with their content outside of the game like KDA.
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R
My fighting game of choice for this year, now with rollback! Such a crisp and fun to play game and I hope that feeling carries over to Strive when it launches in 2021.
Now on to the list!