And so we arrive at the annual tradition that is Destiny showing up on my game of the year list. I mean, it wouldn’t be one of these if I didn’t talk about it at some point would it. I know I’m usually, at least a little coy about what game I’m talking about in these opening paragraphs, but let’s not beat around the bush. You all knew it was coming.
I did play a fair few indie games this year, and while there were some fun ones in the mix, such as West of Dead and the latest Shante game, none of them really left too strong an impression on me, this game was the sole exception, something I couldn’t help but have at the back of my mind for months after finishing it. The more I think about the games I didn’t play this year, the more I wonder how many little gems like this one I ended up missing out on.
I’ve been trying to catch up on older games from earlier in the year, all in an ineffectual attempt to round out my upcoming best of year that has become an annual tradition/burden on this blog. The problem is that almost all of the games worth talking about are coming out in a final couple of months of the year, barely giving me enough time to look at them.
Not helped by the fact that some of that time has been spent going back and playing games I’ve missed from earlier in the year that’ll probably end up not on the list anyway. Like Doom Eternal for example.