Game of the Year...2021
Well, it's been quite a year for THIS website, hasn't it?
New directions for both site and members, but many of us are still here, plugging away on random forum posts and making GOTY lists. Honestly, it feels like the site is drifting away from me a bit, but that's not a bad thing. Change is critical, especially on the internet, and so many people's refusal to embrace it is one of the reasons why so many try and so many fail, but the few who do adapt succeed. I wish the site and the people working on it all the best in 2022, and moreover hope to be here for the things I love, and to smile and nod at the things I don't get.
Just one honorable mention this year:
Boyfriend Dungeon. I love all of Kitfox's output, but I just haven't had time to play this one. A dungeon crawler RPG where you date your weapons, though? I can't see it going wrong.
Okay, I lied there's a second one: Terminator Resistance just came out for PS5 and is releasing a campaign DLC. I played this game this year, and absolutely adored it. I think its lack of polish is getting far, far too much shit from an industry that gleefully overlooks lack of polish in other, far LARGER, games, at times for seemingly baffling reasons, and that it's the best story told in this universe apart from the two actually good movies. To say NOTHING of how it's easily the best Terminator game, though that field is depressingly uncrowded by quality.