Wow, this year had a lot of good games come out! I didn’t even play half of the games I wanted to… but anyways, here are my favorite games for the year!
- Dicey Dungeons
- Manifold Garden
- Pokemon Sword
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
Ever since last year, I’ve been more into chiptune music. This game has a great soundtrack from Chipzel which is what first drew me into the game. The dungeon diving with dice is a lot of fun, and each character adds their own changes to the gameplay. I did not become bored of it, even with my short attention span. The music, the art, the gameplay all make for a very fun game that I highly recommend.
I’ve been following the development of this game for years and it’s finally out! The game’s visual effects look good and inverting the world for the first time was amazing. This game is the M. C. Escher stairs in video game form and it is fun. The puzzles mixing non-euclidean space and water flows were my personal favorites.
I think I haven’t finished a Pokemon game since Generation 4. I fell off at the end of Gen 6 and somewhere in the middle of Gen 7. I finished Sword in about 27 hours and I had a great time playing it. The wilderness area is a really good addition for the game and is now where I spend most of my post-game time.
As someone who never finishes Pokemon games, I’m fine with the missing national pokedex. I am sad I can’t import my Lycanroc from Pokemon Sun, but the new regional pokemon have captured my heart and mind.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
This was my first time playing Phoenix Wright and it makes me wish I played it years ago! The characters are great, the courtroom drama is tense, and I always feel like I’m winning cases by a hair. I still have more to play but it’s definitely one of the best games I played this year.
Hades continues the tradition of being a super game from Supergiant Games. The characters, gameplay, and music make this an amazing game to play.
Other Games I Played and Liked
Donut County, Return of the Obra Dinn, Baba is You, Transistor, Hades, Angels with Scaly Wings, Titanfall 2, Yoku’s Adventure, Pokemon Sword, Cadence of Hyrule, Subnatica, Springfalls, Destiny 2, Halo: Reach, A Short Hike, Celeste, Untitled Goose Game, Dragon Quest XI
Other Games I Keep Meaning to Play
All those PS4 exclusives, Battlefield 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, Slay the Spire, Outer Wilds, Disco Elysium, Octopath Traveler, Divinity Original Sin 2, Pine, Kingdom Hearts
Other Games Started That I Keep Meaning to Finish
Pyre, Doom, Spyro the Dragon, The Last Guardian