2022 is now in the rear view mirror, and overall I’d say it was a good year — in terms of videogames, if little else. Interestingly, the rising popularity of the So Videogames Podcast has meant that I had less time to deep-dive on games and less time to write full reviews, and despite playing a ton of titles over the last twelve months, there were still a large number that I just didn’t have the chance to properly evaluate… I did manage to settle on a top 10, though, and I’m pretty happy where I ended up!
Tag: game of the year
I don’t know if 2021 (as a year) was better or worse than 2020 — they were both pretty rough! — but I find myself feeling a tad more optimistic than I did before. We could hem and haw about it until the cows come home, but I do believe that ’21 was a much better year for new releases in ’20, so I don’t feel the need to go overly snarky and make my list entirely out of remasters. This was a great year for games, and I want to recognize the wide variety of brand-new, original releases that captivated me throughout the year.
Last year I was feeling a bit snarky after what I thought was a pretty underwhelming year for new releases, so I populated my top 10 list with nothing but remakes and remasters. I still stand by this choice, as it allowed me to somehow award Dragon Quest XI my Game of the Year three times in a row. Thankfully, 2021 has proven to be a much stronger year. I’m also feeling less dour than I was at the end of 2020, so I wanted to do the inverse and focus this year’s GOTY list on only truly new releases.
Do You Want The Rest Of The Story, York?
HIGH The ending is a perfect place to leave the characters.
LOW So many crashes!
WTF Is that character named after me? Probably not, right?