2018 continues to roll onward to its grand finale like a runaway child on a sled down a steep hill, so now that we’re just past the half-way point and are all just starting to realise that Christmas is somehow not that far away again it seems like a good time to check out the best games of the year thus far.
Now, do keep in mind that I currently game on Xbox One and PC, which means a very notable game in which “BOY!” is yelled and uttered a lot won’t be making an appearence on this list. Sorry, Playstation fans, I’m annoyed I missed it too, but money is limited and consoles are expensive.
Oh, and it goes without saying that I need to have actually played it. I’m one person, I can’t play everything. I try, though. I really, really try.
This list might be a bit late, but I can’t help it; I was playing board games. The point is 2017 was a good year for board games, and being just one person I missed so many amazing games, but I did catch some good ones, too. All in all I reviewed over twenty games in 2017, and played quite a few more, so here’s a list of my nine favorite games that I played in 2017. Do note the wordage, there; these aren’t all 2017 releases, just games that I got around to playing and reviewing that year.
Okay, okay, I admit it; the title is a lie. This isn’t the list of best games from 2015, rather it’s my personal favorite games from the last year, a very different list indeed that is made up of titles that I enjoyed the most for whatever […]
Back in the day many people, myself full included in those numbers, were leaning toward the idea that the future of the RTS genre was all about size and scope. I didn’t want to worry about the small details. I didn’t want to focus on maximizing the usage of a singe troop or unit, I wanted to command entire armies and construct vast bases. I wanted huge artillery batteries and defenses that ludicrous in scope.
Back in March of 2013 I put together my first gaming PC in a while, working with a budget so tight that the elite community of gamers would giggle like school girls as they caressed their GTX Titans. Still, tight budget or not it has done rather well over the past year, giving me access to plenty of awesome games along the way, but about a month ago the sudden urge to do some upgrades took hold of me. This highlights one of the great things about a PC: if you’ve got some spare cash then you can upgrade the machine to further enhance your experience. I didn’t need to do it, because as budget as my previous build was it could have kept playing games for a little while to come, but I did it because it was something I wanted, a treat to myself. It’s also handy for this website, as it means I can stay on top of the PC titles, at least for the time being.
(This contains spoilers for Man of Steel.) Random Loot is a new series in which I get to focus on one particular game, movie or even comic, be it relatively old or quite new. This series is far less critical than my reviews. I’m less concerned with […]
Creating a truly immersive gameworld is a difficult task that few game developers accomplish. The likes of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s levels are detailed and on a technical level is impressive, but what makes the likes of Bioshock’s Rapture or Red Dead Redemption’s portrayal of the […]