once again i had to scramble to play a bunch of 2016 releases in the last week of december just to adhere to my dumb rule that i must put at least 10 things on this list. that said, i think i've got some really good games at the top and the rest are probably good too but i won't know until i play more.
shoutout to the following games i wanted to play but didn't:
stardew valley (there's only room for one harvestmoon-like on this "buy cheap games before the sale ends" train)
pokemon sun/moon (i really need to play this but i am so bad at remembering i have a 3ds)
frog fractions 2 (i'm not quite prepared for that much wackiness right now)