Wooderon Games of the Year 2018: #3

Top Three time! Statistically, the only part of the list that most people care about. Where do I source my statistics? Why would I pose this leading question? I’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions. I’m not used to speaking this positively for such an extended amount of time. It’s exhausting, I don’t know how people do it. But I’ve got plenty of nice things still to say these next few days, so let’s hope I don’t hit a happy wall as I get to the games I should be praising the most.

Wooderon Games of the Year 2018: #3

From a game in which I had mixed feelings about, despite it’s obviously staggering accomplishment, I move onto a game I just adore from top to bottom. A combination of being from a franchise I love, from a developer I have a long history with and simply being an incredibly fun game. There’s not much to do but praise this one.

And I’ll get to that in a moment, but first I need to post my traditional list of links:

#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

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Wooderon Games of the Year 2018: #7

It’s Christmas Eve, by this point in the process I’d really hope that my entire list is written, wrapped and ready to go up while I sleep and recover from the busiest week in retailing. Historically though, I’d kill myself writing these and then always end up putting some portion of my best of year blogs late. We’ll see how things fair this year, because it’s so far so good.

Wooderon Games of the Year 2018: #7

Today’s number seven entry is something of a throwback for me. A game I found myself looking at for weeks and weeks before eventually saying screw it and picking it up just a couple of weeks ago. Had I played it as soon as it came out, then maybe it would have been higher, but even just 20 hours in, I adore this game and really needed to include it on my list.

Before we get to that, here’s the list as it stands thus far:

#10: Dead Cells

#9: Into the Breach

#8: Dragon Ball FighterZ

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Wooderon Games of the year 2017: #5

For a lot of people, 2017 was the year of the Battle Royale. Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds took the world by storm when it came out in early access on Steam. I was very tempted to pick it up, but then it was announced that there was going to be a console port at the tail end of the year, so I thought I’d wait. But then Epic jumped on the tailcoats of PUBG and released a new mode for their game Fortnite on console, much to the disgruntlement of the PUBG developers. Especially when it took Epic’s under performing game and breathed new life into it, changing what it was.

I played a little Fortnite but couldn’t get into it really. The 1 vs. 100 gimmick didn’t do a lot for me and I found myself going back to more tried and tested waters for me, Like Overwatch, or Destiny 2. I probably will give PUBG a try when it comes to console. But in case you were wondering my thoughts on that whole genre/flavour of the month, there it is, and why it doesn’t make an appearance on my list. Spoilers, I guess.

#10: Prey

#9: Star Wars Battlefront II

#8: Cuphead

#7: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

#6: Destiny 2

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