The hardest part of writing this post was trying to remember what I played at the beginning of the year. Games that I played near the beginning of the year and that I thought were really quite good or even exceptional I nearly forgot about when it came to making this list. It’s just been that kind of year.
These games are going to me in an entirely arbitrary order, there is no ranking here. I enjoyed all of these games for different reasons and it would be a disservice to their quality to have them be in a ranked list.
Let’s get started.
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After having just finished listening to the Waypoint Radio episode about favourite games of the past decade, it got me thinking about the games that were most influential to me personally in various ways. I wanted to write out some of my thoughts on these games.
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This review of Control will contain spoilers, more specifically spoilers about bosses and side quests. So if you do not want to be spoiled on those, this is your warning. I will be placing this warning about the read more tag so you don’t see the whole post on the front page.
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Not only was 2016 a fantastic year for video games, it was also a fantastic year for video game music. As an avid music listener, it would be remiss if I didn’t make a list of some of my favourite video game OSTs of 2016.
These are in no particular order.
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This past weekend I played two games: Firewatch and SUPERHOT. This post is not intended to be a review of the two games but a look at the polar differences between the two and why one gets a lot of flack for its perceived lack of content and why the other is praised for its mechanical purity.
Now you might ask, “Sadiq, why does this matter? These are two entirely separate games in two entirely different genres!”. To that I answer:
- Humour me, I need to flex my writing muscles.
- Do the words “value proposition” sound important to you? If so, you are in for a treat.
- The voices in my head say interesting things sometimes and I would like to write this down.
Let us jump in shall we?
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