Eugh. I shouldn’t have waited to do this.
This is my fourth year of doing a Top Ten list for Gamecritics. If you are interested in my recommends from previous years, then please go check out 2017, 2018, and 2019. Honestly, my opening piece from each of these entries is feeling more and more like a prophecy of doom, with 2020 actually beating 2019 for terribleness. Well done.
Hello? Is It Orwell You’re Looking For?
HIGH Calling 911 on the phone right away.
LOW Trying to click a button a hundred times and failing miserably.
WTF Forgetting the password to unlock the smartphone.
While 2020 stunk out loud, it did provide me more videogame time than I’ve logged in a long, long while. Even with all that extra time, one thing remained true — I didn’t play any of the big hits!
Two Legs Good, A Thousand Mouseclicks Bad
HIGH Managing to resist the humans and defend the farm.
LOW Having to click endlessly to get through each dialogue.
WTF Getting the same ending three times in a row.
I will admit that the bit this article is going for started as a joke in the first half of 2020, but as the year went on, it became less of a joke and more of a legitimate argument.
Getting Laid With Nostalgia
HIGH Seeing Larry back in action.
LOW Having to exhaust all dialogue with all characters to proceed
WTF Weirdly dated pop-culture references.
Slang And Swearing Only
HIGH Pixel Neo Noir looks great.
LOW Lackluster and inconsistent combat.
WTF The number of memes.
The title of this article says it all, but I would like to give credit where credit is due and say that this piece was ultimately inspired by @CoreyMotley and @StephenTotilo. Custom art by @Alex_Connolly!
December Total: 33
Be The First Responder
HIGH Back to the ’70s!
LOW Taking ten minutes to figured out that a traffic light was a ‘clue’.
WTF No one goes to jail for running red lights in Poland?