Happy New Year folks! This tradition will be sticking around even if the Chaos Blogg series is gone. Plus this lets me quickly run through the years highlights without much forethought. But first lets get some honourable mentions out of the way
- Pokemon Ultra Moon (3DS)
- Miitopia (3DS)
- The Wolf Among Us (PS4)
Now let’s begin the countdown. Also a reminder that these are the top games that I played in 2017 and not from 2017 itself.
10. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Wii U):
I finally got around to finishing this one and it was kind of worth it since this is a solid kart racer that even gives Mario Kart a run for it’s money.
9. Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (Vita):
Not the most engaging game but I personally found it to be a lot of fun and I’m curious to see if the sequel will be translated.
8. Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (PS3):
I never expected to enjoy this as much as I did. It’s a lot of fun and has aged pretty nicely from what I can tell (It’s also reeking of the 80’s and 90’s).
7. Doki Doki Literature Club (PC):
The game was free and probably one of the most impacting things from last year. However I get the feeling it’s going to get stale considering just how much YouTube has been devouring this title.
6. Shantae: Half Genie Hero (Wii U):
While this is probably the worst Shantae game it’s still a fantastic title that oozes with charm, I just hope the future of the series is more like Pirates Curse and Risky’s Revenge than this.
5. Stardew Valley (PC):
A calming little time-sink that helped me immensely during a period without internet. Very enjoyable and relaxing (for the most part).
4. Blaster Master Zero (3DS):
A fairly underrated metroidvania-esque game that was a real blast to play through. Very much satisfied my craving until a certain title was released.
3. Gravity Rush 2 (PS4):
A really beautiful game that’s also quite fun. It would’ve been number 2 had it not been for it’s story and writing which just kind went all over the place and had terrible pacing.
2. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (PS4):
Crash returns with these fantastic remakes that not only update the visuals but improve some crucial flaws in Crash 1’s design. Some of the most fun I had this year.
1. Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS):
While it is a remake the latest managed to provide a fresh experience without deviating too much from what makes a good Metroid title. I’d say this is thanks mainly to the warp point system which is a first for the 2D games and great work around for Metroid II’s more linear map. I love it.
And that’s it for games played in 2017, next time I’ll be covering anime and then maybe I’ll do a movie list.