Top Ten Video Games of 2017

Is it really over-done to talk about how great games were in 2017? Yes.

But they were.

There were several games that came out last year that you could argue were legitimate all-time greats, and countless others that were really, really, really fantastic.

In particular, I felt this was a year that video game writing came into its own. I know the myth of ‘games can’t tell good stories!’ has been dead for some time, but 2017 felt like a year where they tackled an impressive range of topics, sometimes with nuance, sometimes with bombast.

A few notable omissions; I never got around to Cuphead, much to my shame. I’ve been anticipating it for years but not owning an Xbox meant I missed out. Me and my room-mate were planning a co-op run on his XB1, but it never materialised. Likewise, not owning a gaming PC means I missed out on the phenomenon of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – even though it looked like the logical advancement of the waning-survival genre that I’ve been waiting for.

Hounorable Mentions

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Streaming Plans for 2018

I refuse to call this a resolution, it’s just an idea to make things better that just happens to coincide with the new year. Thanks.

Last year, I really put streaming on the back-burner due to moving out and laziness. So here’s the plan going forward. I’m going to try and do two a week. One early in the week, one on the weekend.

I’d like to have two series going concurrently. There’s some new Hitman content out, the Patient Zero campaign, so I’ll start that soon. You can watch my previous Hitman videos here.

After getting some good feedback on it, I decided to give Life is Strange: Before The Storm a whirl. I was apprehensive about it, but enough LiS fans have told me it’s worth checking out. You can see my full playthrough of the original series here.

I’ll start Hitman in the coming days and Life is Strange on the weekend. Once I’m done with those, I’ll finally get back to my long in-stasis Dishonored 2 playthrough.

I hope folks can check some of these out and enjoy them. I’ll also be trying to write more on this site, and I’ll update on all of this on Twitter when possible.

Happy 2018 and such. X