I’m pretty sure most people would agree that this has not been a very good year. On the plus side though, there has been a surprisingly large amount of really good video games to keep us distracted from everything else. The following list is my ten favorite games of the year. Some of these choices might seem weird, in fact there’s one towards the top of the list that I kind of doubt you’re going to see on too many other people’s lists at all. But that’s why it’s my list of favorites, and not me trying to make an objective argument for each one.
After being disappointed last week with the game the random number generator picked out for me, I thought I’d go back to an old favorite. Rare Replay has been used multiple times for Random game Wednesdays and it might be my all time favorite compilation of video games. There’s more good on there than bad, but not everything is a winner. Surely I won’t have bad luck two weeks in a row, right? Continue reading
I was a little stuck on what to write for this week’s second post, when all of a sudden inspiration hit. What if I revive my absolute least successful series from the first year of the blog? This may sound stupid, and it is, but the fact is that other than the predictions post, I didn’t cover E3 at all last year, and that’s awful. So, I’m going to kind of make that right by re-watching all the press conferences and writing what I thought, starting with Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference. Continue reading
This has been kind of a rough year for the blog. With me being busy with real life, I only managed to write nine posts, this being the tenth. But, believe it or not, I did actually play some video games, and I’m going to tell you my ten favorite ones!
Last year, Microsoft had a surprisingly strong E3 press conference, with big reveals like the Xbox One X, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and a long-awaited release date for Cuphead. I honestly didn’t think that they would top it this year, but I was happily surprised. Purely based on the games that were shown, this was one of the strongest E3 press conferences I’ve ever seen. Continue reading
The Escapists is a game that I’ve known existed for a long time, but had no idea what it actually was. It was just this game that was constantly on sale on Xbox, and at one point was free for Xbox Live Gold members. That’s when I picked it up and it’s been sitting on my hard drive ever since. Today, I barely scratched the surface, but I can now say that I know what this game is. Continue reading
After a few years of showing up at E3 and other similar events with very little to show, Sea of Thieves finally released about three weeks ago. Not only was the pirate themed co-op game in development for a long time, but it had been even longer since Rare put out a proper AAA title. Regardless of how little was shown of the game, I knew I’d be picking it up at release just to finally see what one of my favorite developers had been up to. But, is there more to the game than what was shown, or was the lack of information an indication of a lack of content? Continue reading
I’ve done a lot of Random Game Wednesdays posts about old games. That wasn’t my intention today when I decided to do an Xbox One game. But, the random number generator decided to give me a “4”, which just happened to be the port of Dig Dug from a couple of years ago. So, here we go again. Let’s talk about an old video game. Continue reading
There’s been a lot of games based on the Dragon Ball series of manga and anime. A lot of them aren’t very good, and even the ones that are tend to be more fun fan service, rather than an actual good video game. That all changed this year when the creators of Guilty Gear and Blazblue, Arc System Works, released Dragon Ball FighterZ. Continue reading
When Grabbed by the Ghoulies first released it was not very well liked, and it’s pretty easy to see why. This was the first game that Rare put out on a Microsoft console after being bought by the company, so immediately there were some angry Nintendo fans that didn’t want anything to do with it. Add on the fact that unlike the last several Rare games, this was a pretty small and basic game but was still full price, and you get a recipe for disappointment. However, looking at it now, the game does have some things that make it worth checking out. Continue reading