Game of the Year 2017
2017 was a great year for gaming but I did find a lot of games I played and were recommended to me lacking in a lot of ways. The top 5 of this list is just so damn strong though and any other year, they would have easily topped the list, particularly when I look back at some other the other games I've given game of the year in the past. First, lets get a bit of business done though:
What Remains of Edith Finch - I played this yesterday and really dug it, it might be the third game on my Observer/Tacoma tie, but doesn't really fit there and I just liked those two games a bit more.
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap - This was one of my favourite games when I was younger and this is a great remaster.
Injustice 2/Tekken 7 - I've been getting into fighting games a little more lately and these are both great ones.
Doki Doki Literature Club - It does take some time to get going, but the pay off is excellent.
Mass Effect: Andromeda - They ruined one of my favourite franchises, it's not just a mess, it's a fucking tragedy. Not only the worst game I played through this year, even worse, the most boring.
Snake Pass - I picked this up with a lot of glee ready to fall in love. I dropped it after a couple of levels and haven't thought about going back to it.
Non 2017 Release:
Final Fantasy - I played through 9 single player numbered Final Fantasy games this year. I got stalled with 8 but plan to pick it up and finish those I didn't get to some time next year. My ranking is: 15, 7, 13, 9, 10, 5, 3, 4, 2. Unplayed are 1, 6, 8 and 12.
Street Fighter V - I actually got super into this at the end of the year while reading a history of Street Fighter book. There is a bit here if you put the time in but there is still a lack of content that I don't really like. Bring on Arcade mode.
Dishonored 2 - Would have made my top 10 last year so it was a shame I didn't get to it...speaking of.
Didn't get to them:
Horizon: Zero Dawn - Got this as a gift recently, just need to find time to play it.
Prey - Same deal with Horizon, can't want to dig into it when I have the time.
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider - I feel like history could be repeating and I'll regret not having this in my list.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - The biggest apology. I got it early December but couldn't play it as my Mum was visiting and I can't really give my full attention to games at that point.
Persona 5 - Hopefully next year, this was the one that was the biggest hit by my Final Fantasy decision.