As 2017 draws to a close, I’ve decided to reflect on some of my favourite things from the last 12 months. This will be a series of posts over the next week, covering Television Shows, Video Games, Movies, and Podcasts.
This post looks at my favourite video games from 2017.
Fortnite Battle Royale (Xbox One, PS4, Windows 10, OSX)
Fortnite Battle Royale parachutes 100 people onto an island where you have to scavenge weapons and shields and set out killing everyone else on the map. Last player standing wins! There are also duo and squad modes where you can play in teams of two and four respectively. They also had a recent limited mode where the 100 players were split into two teams of 50 which was utter chaos, but also so much fun. I’ve had a blast in this game this year, and its a perfect way to spend 20 minutes. Its free on Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Mac, so there’s no excuse not to give it a try!
Sonic Mania (Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10)
I grew up playing Sonic The Hedgehog on my Sega Master System, and have loved the game ever since. The Sonic brand has had a few tumultuous titles in its time, with some of the later ones being reviled by the fans and critics alike. This Sonic game, however, was made by fans, and consists of old levels from the classic 2D side-scrolling games, as well as new levels made especially for this game. It feels so much like a game from my childhood, but in glorious HD. The soundtrack is beautiful, and the gameplay is fast and frantic. For any fan of classic Sonic the Hedgehog, this game is a must buy!
CupHead (Xbox One, Windows 10, Xbox Play Anywhere™)
This game is one of the most remarkable games I’ve ever played. Made by two brothers, Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, you play as Cuphead, a lively kid with a cup for a head. He and his brother, Mugman, enter the devils casino and end up losing their souls to the devil. They make an arrangement to collect other souls on the devils behalf. This is the beginning of one of the single hardest games I’ve played in years. Its a truly painful run&gun style game, reminiscent of Gunstar Heroes, but its most unique selling point is the art style of the game. The whole game looks and feels like a classic cartoon from the likes of early Disney or Betty Boop, with every jump, shoot, dodge, drop, and spin being painstakingly hand painted if beautiful watercolour. As well as this, the soundtrack is fully orchestrated, which is truly breathtaking. If you have an Xbox one or Windows 10 PC, definitely get this game!
So there we are, 3 games that I’ve loved playing this year. There are a heap more from this year that I have, but haven’t had the time to play properly yet. What are your favourites? Let me know in the comments below
Happy gaming, Be Kind