Game of the Year Watch 2017

This kind of game of the 12 months watch will consist of my five games of the year to date, as well as biggest shock, biggest disappointment, and a short set of honorable annotation. I have not enjoyed every game that has released this coming year, but I actually have made it important to play as much as I can. With out further ado, lets enter into it. raven

Lets get the BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT out of the way first. It was a game I was semi-excited for, having recently only dabbled in the predecessors. While this is in no way a bad game, it seems years old and love it was developed in a pressure. 

Mass Effect Andromeda at its core is a deep character driven game, filled with goofy animation, mundane missions, and a hand holding mission composition. The past couple years have given us amazing open world activities that completely overshadow what Andromeda achieves and its truly a shame. It also doesn’t help that the game looks how it plays, with outdated images and hideously cluttered food selection.

Next on this list is my BIGGEST DELIGHT, which is the enchanting Gravity Rush 2. This kind of was a game title that released before the heavy hitters this year and also the chance to sparkle.

The game’s unique movements system achieved it a boost to explore the planet’s floating cities. The fine art direction was also contributory to the very Japanese people style of storytelling. What holds Gravity Rush 2 back are a poor story and a few missions that totally betray the game’s mechanics completely. I really hope that a third game can someday be released, it will be has the possibility to be a massive success.

Nowadays lets arrive at my LEADING FIVE games of 2017 thus far.

NUMBER FIVE: Persona 5

I’ve never played a Persona game before and am not a fan of switch base RPG’s, but Character 5 somehow has completely engaged my interest with it’s slick design, fantastic characters, and interesting philosophy. The moment to instant gameplay has you doing mundane activities like heading to school, your part time job, or creating an evil gym instructors castle (not so mundane). There’s such a variety of activities in Identity 5, that even after 15 hours of game time, Personally i think like I actually haven’t even scratched the surface.

NUMBER FOUR: Distance Zero Dawn

Sony’s first huge exclusive game of the year released in the form of Intervalle Zero Dawn from programmer Gorilla Games, the designers of the Killzone franchise. Metal is a great feminine protagonist that leads you through a rather interesting campaign that required approximately 25 hours to complete. I was pleasantly shocked with just how well the game actually performs with combat, hunting, and crafting. These elements make a semi-deep experience.

The above average gameplay and beautiful open world can’t quite overcome the traditional open up world vibes this game gives off though. Tallnecks are your typical Ubisoft “towers” that unlock areas on your map and the mission structures are lazy at times. This overall feels like a game of checking off the boxes, however the deal as a whole is great.

NUMBER THREE: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

I actually have never actually owned or operated a Mario Kart game and because of that never truly put time into one of the previously released games in the business. Now that I own Nintendo’s hottest console/handheld cross types, I dove at the chance to play the most recent Mario Kart, and have loved every day of it.