Wooderon Games of the Year 2018: #1

We arrive at the final day of entries before I decide what the hell I’m going to do for tomorrow. In the time since writing this list and posting it, I’ve had the chance to look at a lot of other writer’s game of the year lists. In doing so, I have seen a common sentiment. One that 2018 wasn’t as strong a year for video games as the year that came before.

Sure, Nintendo didn’t have another year in which they put out both a Mario and a Zelda game, but otherwise, I thought 2018 was just as strong a year for great video games as 2017 had been. I’ve still got a bit of laundry list of games I eventually want to get to when I find that rare combination of time and them being on sale. But, at least in terms of video games, 2018 was another good year. Even if everything else in the world is falling to pieces.

My number one entry is one I can’t see being controversial. If anything, I’d imagine that the majority of lists like there out on the internet either have this or Red Dead Redemption 2 at the top of it. They’re both very similar games in a lot of ways, one simply makes a much more… economic use of its open world than the other. But let’s get into it proper.

Before we get into it proper though, let’s reflect on the entire top ten list to end this year of video games and blogging:

#10: Dead Cells

#9: Into the Breach

#8: Dragon Ball FighterZ

#7: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

#6: Forza Horizon 4

#5: Spyro Reignited Trilogy

#4: Red Dead Redemption 2

#3: Spider-Man

#2: Monster Hunter: World

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Wooderon’s Best Movies of 2017: #10 – #6

I didn’t see anywhere near as many movies in 2017 as I did the year prior.I don’t know, maybe I spent so much time in a cinema in 2016 that I burned myself out on the experience a little. I still endeavour to go back and see the things I’ve missed out on, but there is only so much time and Dunkirk is, what, like a 70 hour movie? It feels like that anyway.

Because I always seem to want to do this to myself, I end up getting my game lists polished off and posted on time and never manage to finish my movie one. So I’m going to split this one into two halves this time to get them out in a slightly more timely manner. And in case you couldn’t tell I’m especially burned out on writing intros to lists and I’m just padding this out as much as I can so there’s a decent amount of text before the line break.

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