Last year was pretty grim viewing for Bethesda. They had a lot of big names, but nothing to show for them. The only game they did have any significant time invested in was Fallout 76, which was a game that, by all account, was a disaster befitting its franchise’s name.
Do you want to know what game was cool as hell this year: Nioh. It’s baby Dark Souls with a Japanese mythology setting and Samurai combat. Do you want to know what game was still too hard for me and stopped me playing it despite how cool I thought it was: Bloodborne.
But I had the same issue with Nioh. It’s a really cool game, but I’ve never really been able to get into that Dark Souls style of hard third person action game. This is the closest I’ve ever been to properly investing time into one of these games, and I feel like I made significant progress too. But in the end, my baby pain threshold stopped me from progressing any further before I eventually dropped off. It’s real good though and worth looming into if you have a PS4 and like that type of game.
When we get to today’s entry on my game of the year list, some of you may be baffled how hypocritical my previous few paragraphs seemed. But trust me, I’m better at shooters than third person action games. Also, I can’t be bothered booting my PS4 most of the time anyway.
2017, where the hell did that year go right. It might be because I spend most of it in front of a television playing some video games. Oh yes, as this year: two thousand and seventeen comes to an end I am obligated to make ten posts over ten days listing the ten games I enjoyed the most/thought were the best games to come out over that twelve month period.
Y’know, the actual grading system behind these lists has always been a bit nebulous. I just list all of the games I’ve played in a year, which seems to get smaller and smaller each time I do this, and just hold them up against one another. I squint my eye and ask myself, did I like this game more than this game? Then bam, I have a list.
Being serious though, I don’t tend to get super critical when it comes to this list these days. I just look at what I had the most fun with and if it’s a game I’d go back to. And in the end, this being an entertainment based media, I think that’s a good excuse as any for just grinding these out. So let’s get cracking. It’s just a shame I can’t give it to Overwatch again considering that game drank up so much of my time again this year, and I still couldn’t ever get to Diamond… Continue reading “Wooderon Games of the year 2017: #10”