Another year, another top ten.
Getting right down to business, Nikki Waln foregoes any preamble and drops her top ten!
Welcome to This Is Not A Review. In these articles we discuss general impressions, ideas and thoughts on any given game, but as the title implies, it’s not a review. Instead, it’s an exercise in offering a quick recommendation (or dismissal) after spending enough time to grasp the ideas and gameplay of a thing without necessarily playing it from A to Z.
The subject of this installment: The Blueness of a Wound, developed and published by ZAPERART.
Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat — 2020 was a lousy year, particularly if you lived in the United States, and particularly if, like me, you live in New York. I spent most of the year inside (when I wasn’t working six jobs) looking for something to distract myself from the dystopian hellscape that is the real world.
Metal Gear is one of the most recognizable franchises in videogames. The series is still wildly popular after more than 33 years since the launch of the very first title, and out of all the boss fights and various antagonists Hideo Kojima has cooked up over the years, Solid Snake’s confrontation with Psycho Mantis is the most memorable. In fact, many believe it to be one of the best boss fights in videogame history.
I originally planned to go all-out and include some superlatives and other categories for this list. After some pondering, I would rather keep it simple but sincere. I mean, that’s basically been my M.O. for the past 9 months I’ve been writing at GameCritics.
I had a strong year of gaming in 2020, although this was almost exclusively based on games released from other years.
Wasting no words, staffer Eugene Sax lays out his top picks for 2020!
You might not think you know Dan Marshall, but odds are good you’ve seen or played his games. The co-founder of BAFTA award-winning indie developer Size Five Games has overseen the creation of everything from sex-ed comedy shoot-’em-ups to 2D stealth/thievery, all the way to LucasArts adventure homages.
I don’t think it’s a stretch to pronounce 2020 a real Low and WTF of a year.