Now that 2017 is over, let’s talk about my five favourite games that came out last year!
Honourable Mention: A Hat In Time.
As much as I would love to put A Hat in Time on my top five list, I haven’t played enough of it to be able to fairly judge it. Instead, I will give it an honourable mention and hopefully I will be able to review this year!
5. Uncharted: Lost legacy.
Uncharted: Lost Legacy was a beautiful game, in both its visuals and its story. I feel like this is similar to Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, in that if you liked the previous game then this one just gives you more of what you loved. It was nice that the spotlight was given to two supporting characters from past games and it was fun to see their relationship evolve. While Uncharted: Lost Legcay doesn’t change the Uncharted formula and certainly doesn’t bring anything new to series, it does everything right. If you are looking for a great treasure hunting adventure game, then this is the game for you.
4. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age.
Next up is a remaster of a Final Fantasy game. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is a remastered game done right. Not only are the graphics and sound remastered but Square Enix took the opportunity to improve the whole experience.The major change was the introduction of the Zodiac job system. This was a huge improvement on character progression, an important thing in a JRPG. It was the character progression that put me off the original Final Fantasy XII. Now the remaster has allowed me to fall in love with the characters and world of Ivalice.
3. Total War: Warhammer 2.
I loved Total War: Warhammer. It combined one of my favourite series of strategy games with one of my favourite fantasy settings. So when its sequel was released, I couldn’t help but get excited. Fortunately, Total War: Warhammer 2 does everything I want from a sequel, it takes the original game, improves on the mechanics and makes everything bigger. With the introduction of the Mortal Empires update, which combines the two games campaign maps, you can’t get much bigger than that!
2. Assassin’s Creed Origins.
This one won’t come as a surprise to anyone who read my blog last year. It would appear that the year break for the Assassin’s Creed series did it the world of good; Assassin’s Creed Origins is a strong entry in the series. Ancient Egypt looks beautiful, allowing me to spend hours just getting lost in this world, full of side activities and monuments to explore. I was fortunate as I did not encounter the crashes other people said they experienced. I think it is safe to say that Assassin’s Creed is back on track.
1. Horizon Zero Dawn.
Again, if you’ve read one of my more recent posts, the this number one choice won’t come as a surprise. Horizon Zero Dawn is another breathtakingly beautiful open world games, set in a post apocalyptic future. The whole concept is unique and anyone who loves open world games will fall in love with this one. Aloy is a great protagonist and one you can’t help but root for. I really hope that Horizon Zero Dawn will evolve into an imaginative new series.
And that was my top five games of 2017! There were a lot of great games released this year, but unfortunately I din’t get time to play them. Let me know in the comments what your favourite games of 2017 were.
A Hat in Time image came from its Steam store page. Uncharted: Lost Legacy image came from the Playstaion Youtube channel. The image from Final Fantasy XII: THe Zodiac Age came from rpgsite.net. The Total War: Warhammer 2 image came from it Steam Store page. The Assassin’s Creed Origins screenshot was taken by myself. The Horizon Zero Dawn image came from dualshockers.com.