For the past five years I’ve written a top ten video game list during the final days of the year. And following each and every one of those competed lists, I have always toyed with the idea of going back and doing a revised version in the lead up to the following year’s game of the year list.
The new Pokemon game is right around the corner, and I kind of feel that the mass immaturity surrounding the national dex drama has finally started to ease off. That or I’ve blocked enough people In Twitter that I’m just not seeing it anymore.
While I am exasperated by this disorganised revolt against the Pokemon franchise, that doesn’t mean I don’t have my own misgivings about the upcoming game and the direction of the franchise some respects. I am excited for the new game, seeing the franchise make the jump to a home console is something I’ve been thinking about for a long time.
Every now and then, culture manages to jump it’s pre-appointed station and grab the attention and imagination of this cynical old internet. Untitled Goose Game was one slice of media that managed to charm the pants off everyone leading up to, and follow its release on Switch and PC a few weeks back.
Like so many games of this type though, the buzz surrounding the game ended up being far more rewarding to interact with than the game itself could ultimately live up to.