It’s nearly Christmas and not long before the end of 2020 but before it ends I have assembled my Game of the Year list. 2020 was a pretty quiet year for games. There were some big-budget games like The Last of Us Part II, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Half-Life: Alyx. While Cyberpunk 2077 came and is a big disappointment. Crusader Kings III also came out but I purposely avoided playing it.
It’s nearly the end of 2019 but before it ends I have once again assembled my Game of the Year list. 2019 wasnt the most memorable year for games, while there was some interesting games like Disco Elysium, Pathologic 2, Resident Evil 2, and Control it still had the usual big budget games that were mostly average. I played a few games this year mostly thanks to Xbox Games Pass, and from returning to old games. Many of the best games I played this year missed the cut off point and will likely feature in my Game of the Year 2020.
I saw Once Upon a Time in Hollywood yesterday in cinema and as a fan of Quentin Tarantino I was expecting certain Tarantino aspects to appear in the film and it mostly didn’t disappoint. However was it good though?
I saw Godzilla: King of the Monsters yesterday in a IMAX cinema and it was loud, filled with CGI, and monsters fighting. I am a quiet fan of Godzilla films so the movie should be great, but is it?
I have been following Pokémon since they were only known as Pocket Monsters so you might think Detective Pikachu would be great for me but it has quite a few problems.
Welcome to 2019! It turns out that 2018 was another good year for games, from big exclusive blockbusters like God of War, and Spider-Man to independent games like Kenshi, and RimWorld finally leaving Early Access and getting full 1.0 releases. I played fewer games this year as I tend to only play games that are good (which is debatable), and I try not to waste my time with rubbish. This also means that there is plenty of good games that I just didn’t have the time to play, or old games that I have currently shelved for the time being.
Less than two years after the first Splatoon came out and Nintendo have decided to release a sequel to it. Like the first game they are currently holding a “Global Test Fire” on the game. Where at certain times you can play an hour and try out the multiplayer component of the game. These are My Scrambled Thoughts on Splatoon 2.
For many Lords of The Fallen will be seen as an easy Dark Souls clone and cash in but if you can get past that early impression Lords of The Fallen is a worthy addition to the action RPG genre. It is a more accessible and straight forward game than its inspiration but at the same time is often a more fun story with engrossing gameplay. This is My Scrambled Thoughts on Lords of The Fallen.
I have recently updated “My Scrambled Thoughts: Tom Clancy’s The Division (PC) [Open Beta & Version 1.0.2]” review post.
Check it out for my Uplay… U-turn on the game after playing it for nearly 100 hours.
Update (23/03/16): I have decided to update my thoughts on Tom Clancy’s The Division. This is because I have had a U-turn on the game. Tom Clancy’s The Division has been out for about two weeks now and has had about three major patches that have changed the game a bit in some ways for better and worse. Read on for my updated Scrambled Thoughts on Tom Clancy’s The Division.