The problem with Horizon for me, and I think the GB dudes as well, is that while it is an incredibly well made game, it's not a particularly memorable one. I can't say it did any one thing better than any other open world game I've ever played. The graphics sure, but that on it's own isn't enough for me to want to invest 40+ hours in beating it. I tried twice this year to let it get its hooks into me and both times, about 12 hours in, I fell off (and ended up playing a bunch more Zelda instead ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
Either way who cares. It's a dumb, arbitrary list, made even dumber and more arbitrary by the sheer volume of great games this year.
@adamlcook: I don't know, I mean Leia didn't die, sure, but to say she didn't pass the torch in her own way is kinda silly. At the end, when Po tells everyone to follow the crystal critters out of the cave, she literally says "Don't look at me, follow him". It's not as clean as "Luke dies and Rei takes the Jedi texts", but it's pretty dang clear to me that she wouldn't be leading the resistance in the next movie either way. Or at least she would be leader only in name, with the next generation of rebels calling the shots.
The movie had problems, but that part I felt pretty good about, actually. But yeah, we'll have to see how they handle it in the next one.
It absolutely should, I think. Times are changing, every game released today is supported and made better long after they come out, whether they're released in early access or not. Even story based games like Final Fantasy XV are getting huge updates after release to flesh out the plot and improve gameplay in campaigns that many players may have already finished. I'm not saying that's good or bad, but it is different.
If the gang feels like they played and enjoyed what's there enough for it to be in the 10 best games of the year, I don't know why that kind of technicality should matter. Between PUBG and Dead Cells, I think this is the year early access as a term became totally meaningless.
I want to think this will be cool but hoo boy, Lords of the Fallen was pretty rough.
On console it launched with a bug where sometimes the enemies' animations straight up didn't play when they were attacking you, so you'd just get hit for seemingly no reason. If you've played any Souls style game, you know that's, like, the worst possible bug you could ever imagine. It happened to me multiple times during the first boss fight and I turned it off and never came back.
Holding out for Armored Souls. C'mon FROM, make it happen.
Looking forward to it if only because it seems really well shot, and I'm a total sucker for cyberpunk. This dude's been pulling some gorgeous screenshots from the trailers that I'm using for wallpaper right now: