It’s that time of year again, the one where where critics and websites all sit around and have fun talking about the games they liked over the past 12 months.
As per usual, I’m still working out what my best of year list will look like. I’m still playing games for instance that could make it on. Lots of catch up happens at the end of year and, for me due to my CD commitments, into January. That list is still incoming.
As for our discussion, it is really interesting to see our unique perspectives come through our lists. Especially in a year like 2014, which seems to be all about tailor making your list to reflect you. Few if any tent pole games for people to gather around, just a lot of great games that speak to few, but not all. Those that tried to be tent pole games this year all collapsed in on themselves.
Honestly, that makes 2014 a more exciting year when it comes to Game of the Year lists, because it allows us to learn about one another and thusly gain a new perspective or learn about a new game. Having gone over the podcast again, I didn’t do as bad a job explaining myself as I feared I had done. It’s always a worry for me when I don’t have someone to bounce my ideas off of in conversation.
Like last year we didn’t do a featured list, so this is as close as you’re going to get.
“The event became known as the Dragonfall.”