What Is Your Game Of The Year So Far?

We are over halfway through 2018, if you can believe it. Strange aside: it’s also Friday the 13th, today. I will probably choose to skip the usual namesake horror movie marathon (I did one on the last Friday the 13th back in April), but will indulge in Horror Movie Friday all the same.

In a video game group I belong to, I started seeing people giving updates on what games they have completed this year, and what their potential game of the year front-runners are.

As many of you know, I’m way behind for this year. As of the time of this writing, I’ve only completed eight games or major DLC expansions so far in 2018.

Eight.

What am I even doing with my life?

Anyway, as of today, the games I’ve completed in 2018 are as follows:

Date Completed / Title
01.01.18  Mr. Massagy
03.01.18  Far Cry: Primal
03.04.18  Florence
03.09.18  It’s Spring Again
04.21.18  Borderlands 2 (again)
04.22.18  Far Cry 5
05.05.18  Borderlands 2 Captain Scarlett DLC (again)
05.12.18  Borderlands 2 Mr. Torgue DLC (again)

That data shows I haven’t completed a game in two months. Yeesh.

I know the pool of choices isn’t large, but if I had to choose a front-runner for my game of the year so far (that released in 2018), hands down it would be Florence.

Some months back I wrote a review of Florence, and I stand behind every word. It’s a beautifully crafted experience.

I’ve currently got a challenge going to complete six new-to-me games by the end of July and I have to be honest: it’s not going terribly well. I hope to change that this weekend.

What games have you completed so far this year? Of the ones released in 2018, which is your current front-runner for your game of the year? And why?

This weekend I’m hoping to knock a few of the smaller games off my to-play list. I’m tackling the two hour and under category just to build some successes before I dive in to a larger game. If I can complete even three of them this weekend, I will consider myself successful, indeed.

What will you be playing this weekend? Will you be doing anything to commemorate this Friday the 13th?

Please be safe out there, friends. And please be kind to each other; you never know who could use those kindnesses.

Over and out. Cheers.

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  1. Hey Rebekah! For me, God of War is my GOTY so far. The story is compelling, the musical score is beautifully haunting, & the voice acting is spot on. I have finished Batman’ Telltale Season 2 & GoW. Looking forward to Spiderman & Tomb Raider (withholding purchase until reviews have released) next.

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  2. I haven’t finished many games myself so far this year. Certainly not any new releases. My wife and I are playing A Way Out and we are having fun with playing together. Otherwise I am trying to knock out unfinished games. I am out of town this weekend and so I don’t have too much gaming time. However, I want to level up in Destiny 2’s Iron Banner for fun and if I can I’d like to finish up Observer (I became stuck in a “running from a monster” segment).

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    • I love that you are playing A Way Out together! I really want to play it with my partner, too.

      I have much respect for knocking out unfinished games! And I hope you were able to level up in Iron Banner. I can’t believe the faction rallies are back this week. I am not a fan of the renown system.

      I hope you are able to finish Observer; I really want to start it, myself!

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  3. I suppose I’d have to say Rainbow Skies simply by default. It’s the only game I’ve bought this year. Everything else has been continuing to play old stuff :P

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  4. I’ve made more progress in my backlog more than new releases. Here’s what I’ve completed so far this year:

    Non 2018 Games
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Yooka Laylee
    Little Nightmares + DLC
    NieR: Automata
    Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India
    Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia
    Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
    Attack on Titan

    2018 Games
    Dragonball FighterZ
    Far Cry 5
    God of War

    My game of the year so far is looking to be God of War. I’m hoping to get to Yakuza 6 at some point and there are some good titles still on the way so it can change by the end.

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    • Dang! You’ve made some good progress this year! And you are reminding me I need to go back to God of War. I got sidetracked after I started it but I always meant to go back.

      I’m curious to see what your list looks like around November!

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