This year has been a strange one. I went into it anticipating approximately nothing, and I’ve left it with some new all-time favorites. Most of the blockbuster releases this year did absolutely nothing for me, and the smaller, more intimate games really carried me through the year. As always, my game tastes tend toward the downer, the sad, and the melancholy, but I think this list bucks that trend in some interesting ways that I had not considered until I wrote everything down.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/v74ggm/waypoint-best-2019-kunzelman-games-list