Since 2017 is pretty close to the end and I’m not expecting any new games I’d find interesting to pop out anytime soon, I figured I’d make a little list of games I enjoyed that came out this year.
Persona 5 was probably the game I was most excited for this year, obviously because I had been waiting for it for ages. It didn’t disappoint! I loved the way the game looked and the story was great as always. I actually got this for PS3 instead of PS4 and can confirm that my experience didn’t suffer from it. See my longer rambles about this here.
This was another game I was really excited for. Didn’t exactly live up to the hype but I mostly enjoyed it anyway. They improved some things like the character creation with updates after release quite a bit and it makes me a little sad they won’t be doing anything more for ME:A. See my longer review on it here.
Yonder was a happy impulse buy for me when it came out in the summer. It looked so cute and chill I had to, and I ended up really liking it. Sometimes it’s nice to just run around feeding cute animals and hoarding everything you can possibly pick up. See my longer review on it here.
I actually didn’t know The Long Dark was released this year until after I started looking up lists of 2017 releases for this post! I got it from this month’s Humble Monthly and turns out it’s really cool. I haven’t played much yet but I have already come to the conclusion that I’m absolutely horrible at survival games, but I like it anyway. I’ll most likely write a proper post about this once I’ve had a chance to play more of it!
I played this and the first Disgaea game on PS2 a lot like 10 years ago so I was pretty excited when I learned they were coming out on PC because my poor PS2 is getting old. The first game turned out to be a pretty decent port so I went and bought Disgaea 2 the moment it was released on PC because I trusted it would be just as good (it was). These games are such huge time sinks I have never finished them, and I doubt that’ll ever happen but we’ll see how far in the story I’ll get before I give up this time.
This isn’t exactly a new game but the Morrowind expansion for Elder Scrolls Online was a must buy for me because I play the game a lot. I’ve been lazy and haven’t explored Morrowind that much yet but I’m working on it! Also, this may be a weird one, but I really liked Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice even though I ended up refunding it. The idea of the game is really cool and it looks beautiful, but the combat was clunky at least on mouse+keyboard and that one door not opening despite completing a puzzle correctly even after reloading my save multiple times just made me feel like it really wasn’t worth 30€. I’ll most likely rebuy it once it’s cheaper though!
What were your favorite 2017 games? Or just favorite games in general this year?