2017 was, at the time, viewed as one of the best years in games for a long, long time. Both on the independent scene and the AAA scene, good games were coming out on an almost weekly basis. When given outlets had to give their Top 10 lists, many struggled to fit all their favorites into just ten interests. We also had, here on the forums, a series of polls to vote for our own favorites.
It’s a year later, and we’ve had time to digest the huge list of great games from that year. What’s changed? Have your perspectives changed at all with time? Here are some questions for thought!:
What is your favorite game of 2017? What was it at the time, and what is it now? If it’s changed, what changed?
Of the categories we voted on last year (click link above), do you feel any games got snubbed by omission? What was in our blind spot last year?
Did you grow to appreciate any games of that year? Alternatively, did you sour on any games? Did more time with, distance from, or new perspectives on a given game change how you enjoyed it?
What games did you or others sleep on that were worth the return back? It was hard to keep up with all the great releases, so a lot of us ended up playing last year’s best in 2018. What about you?
What games were the underdogs of 2017? With so many incredible titles, there’s no doubt that some of them are getting overlooked. What games just don’t get the love they deserve?
If you could summarize 2017’s year of games, how would you? Was it good? Bad? An antidote? Were there themes you saw crop up in the games that came up?
How does 2017 look now that we’re nearly through 2018? Does it look better or worse in juxtaposition? Or does it look slightly different? Or entirely the same?
Let us know!