Speed Racer wrote: »
I just started hollow knight, I wanna stick with it a bit but the first hour or so hasn't really grabbed me
1. Nier: Automata (PC, PS4) - This is one of my favorite games ever and scratches every single one of my itches. Fast paced combat, wild anime bullshit, emotionally resonant, plays with your expectations at every turn, genre changes, and that SOUNDTRACK my god.
2. Super Mario Odyssey (NS) - So much polish, such great platforming, had a blast from start to finish, loved how it played with some of the mario tropes.
3. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (PC, PS4, XBO) - This game's story impressed me at every turn. Even after I thought it would be impossible to top the BIG mid-game moment, they found a way to go even more ridiculous.
4. The Evil Within 2 (PC, PS4, XBO) - This game probably ranks higher than it should, but something about it just stuck with me. I love it when a game dives headfirst into its stupid mythology, and the pacing of the game is fantastic, ESPECIALLY the extremely cinematic home stretch. Also the monsters were spooky and the villains were awesome.
5. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PC, XBO) - I have put 125 hours into this with my friends, and we find new ways to have fun with it several nights a week. Also we've won like 3 games in the last few weeks and I'm actually getting OK at it. I don't know if there's a multiplayer game aside from maybe WoW where I could tell as many wild stories about my gameplay experience as this one.
6. Persona 5 (PS4, PS3) - The most stylish game I've ever played. I don't think I liked the story in it quite as much as 4, which might have caused it to drop 1 or 2 spots lower than it should, but the quality of life improvements and combat are fantastic, and obviously the music is incredible.
7. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (PC, PS4, XBO, PSVR) - As you can tell I love survival horror, and the switch to first person in this game was exactly what RE needed. It starts out scary as hell and ends up with all the crazy stuff you'd expect from the series. Loved it.
8. Nioh (PC, PS4) - I love me a good soulslike. Haven't quite finished this, but I'm having a blast with it and can tell that it belongs up here. I've gotten into a nice groove with the axe. Story's a little crap, but the combat is fantastic.
9. Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) - I wish this game would've eased you into the open world a little better, as I spent way too much time early on doing virtually every side quests and I really should've done mostly main quest stuff at first. That said, I really liked finding out about the fate of the game's world, and Aloy is a really good character. Shooting dinos was fun.
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS, WIIU) - I've soured on this game a bit as the year went on, but when I first got it I couldn't put it down. I loved the shrine puzzles and exploration, was less impressed with the combat and story.
11. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (NS) - Charming as all hell and fun to play. Would have probably ranked higher if it hadn't overstayed its welcome by the end.
12. Destiny 2 (PC, PS4, XBO) - I got a lot of good hours out of this game, and I still say it has the most satisfying shooting mechanics of maybe any game I've ever played. The end game is kind of a trainwreck though, and honestly so is the early game since you kinda blast to lv 20 before you can blink. A really good middle though as you first gear up and do strikes and nightfalls with your friends. I still need to break down and do the raid sometime.
13. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (PC, PS4) - This game makes my list because of Senua's performance, and also because I really want to see more high quality mid budget games like this get made. Parts of this game were extremely effective.
Next 3 games I didn't finish yet, which kinda leads to them being unfairly placed lower.
14. Prey (PC, PS4, XBO) - I really need to dive back into this one. The intro is fantastic. I don't do super well at sticking with immersive sims, but I can tell that this is a good one.
15. Cuphead (PC, XBO) - Just a gorgeous game, and I can tell that I'd really get into it if I played it more.
16. Tales of Berseria (PC, PS4) - I really really like the characters and story here, but the combat and especially the items/equipment management have kept me from REALLY getting into it. I am still placing it though because I can see the stuff people like about it, and I can see where the stuff I'm currently driven crazy by would eventually click with more play time.
Every single game I listed here is at least Very Good, which is just ridiculous. And goddamn I played through a ton of games this year.
also didn't play many 2017 games either
I've got maybe 10 or 15 hours into Hollow Knight
I'm enjoying it, but I have this weird nagging feeling that the story is going to end unsatisfactory. Not really sure why I have that feeling though