We’re well into the incredibly, very good game territory now, although I’m sure some will probably disagree with that statement in relation to yesterday’s entry. But hey, I think I can allow myself to be blinded by nostalgia at least once per year. Plus, when I gave Sonic Mania number 2 last year, that was backed by the fact that it was a very good game. This year it just so happened to be a purple dragon with a Sonic-like attitude pulling on my nostalgia boner. I don’t think anyone can argue the quality or the value of the final four games on my 2018 list though. Or maybe you can, I don’t know.
By the time I finally finished this one, I ended up having some mixed feelings on certain aspects of it. But, I feel like a lot of that came from my desire to finish the game before these Game of the Year lists, that, plus I wanted to see the ending while avoiding the rampant spoilers in YouTube thumbnails everywhere. I failed in that endeavour.
Let’s recap before we get too far down a rabbit hole though: