Since the normies are starting to do their GotY thing.

I think mine’s Hardspace: Shipbreaker, although 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim continues to grow on me.

The King’s Field Trilogy on PS1. These games bounced off me hard back in the day, but I got curious about them after reading about their influence on Souls. These were games that were waaaay ahead of their time, and so satisfying now that I have the patience to really appreciate what From Software were trying to create. Also: definitely play the translated version of the first Japanese one.

Rain World is absolutely amazing. I’m hopelessly addicted to it. Highly recommend if you like unique games.

Probably Nier: Replicant, though I have some I’m just starting that could possibly beat it:

  • CrossCode
  • Alan Wake
  • Red Dead Redemption II

Honorable mentions to (all great):

  • Manifold Garden
  • Human Resource Machine
  • Ori and the Blind Forest

NieR: Replicant has one of my all-time favorite soundtracks (though I like the version on the original game a touch more).

  • Days Gone
  • Dishonored 2
  • Hitman Trilogy
  • DOOM (2016)
  • Prey (2017)

Volcanoids is a fantastic co-op game that I keep going back to. Also just started playing Hardspace: Shipbreaker, interesting so far.

It’s early access so I don’t think it counts, but I played the demo some time ago: Gloomwood

Probably Manifold Garden. I just finished it last week and it was a consistently good experience. Highly recommended.

Child of light Had it on my radar for some years, then in my Steam library for many more. Finally played it. Really nice vibe and combat system with amazing art direction and narrative.

Xenoblade chronicles X. I finally got a beefy pc that can emulate it with all the graphical upgrades the Wii u can’t even fathom, and this game is so much less of a slog now that I’m an adult with a finer appreciation for menus stacked in menus sacked in menus


Red Dead Redemption 2. I got like 200 hours out of it already and still not done.


I have been enjoying on and off Immortal Redneck.

Gravity Rush.

FF7 Remake and Celeste are my favorites so far.

Theme Hospital

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