GOTY 2019: Game Of The Year List For People Who Don't Finish Games Because They Have A Job And At Least One Kid
Not to presume, but this is the definitive 2019 Game of the Year List for People Who Don't Finish Games because They Have A Job and At Least One Kid. I'll do my best to show my work.
I surprised myself at how many titles I played (some of) this year. Twenty Nineteen was the year that I gave into FOMO to try and keep up, and paid the price in Tarzan-swinging from game to game. I finished almost nothing... few, even, of the games I wanted to finish.
Will that keep me from compiling a list and assuming inarguable, objective authority thereupon?
Skimmers will find Hot Take value here (I actively believe that things that enrage The Gamers are, generally, doing something right), but they'll miss my point. There's no calculus that proves empirically that Turkey Slammer 6: Turbo Stuffing EX is intrinsically better than American Cranberry Sauce Simulator: Origins. For us olds, who have been playing games for a long time in search of engagement and happiness and fellowship and introspection and good-ass headshots, we're looking for the thing that moves us, and annualized content ain't it. (Unless it is.)
So crack open a piping hot can of Monster™ Energy Drink™ and consider the most provocative game of a year with a lot of worthy big swings for respective fences.