When I was looking through the list of games, that were released in 2018, I started to think this was going to be a difficult year to talk about. Sure, there a lot of games released in that year and I did try quite a lot of them. Unfortunately, I have this bad habit of starting games and not finishing them, which was certainly the case for the games released in 2018. Fortunately, there were a couple of games that I did finish that I did love, so let’s go and take a look at them!
This first game is one that my boyfriend and I played together. We had wanted to play some co-op games and we were looking for a game that didn’t take itself to seriously, that we could play together. Strange Brigade, developed by Rebellion Developments, was the game we ended up playing first. Strange Brigade is a third person shooter, similar to Left 4 Dead, that follows a group of adventurers as they try and stop a recently awakened dead tyrant. Think Indiana Jones meets 1950’s action film with some seriously terrible puns. It wasn’t an overly long game, or a difficult one; but the fun that we had together, facing the hordes of undead, made us fall in love with Strange Brigade.
The second game is a bit of a love left to classic JRPGs and that is Octopath Traveler. In Octopath Traveler, you experience the adventures of eight travellers, all of whom have set out on their own journeys for various personal reasons. What’s great about Octopath Traveler is that you can take the time to play all eight stories or just the ones you are interested in. The game gives you limited guidance, leaving it up to you to pay attention to the map and dialogue to work out where you need to go. Octopath Travelerwill feel like a much slower game, compared to most modern JRPGs, however, for me, it reminded me of the things that I loved about the genre.
And those were the two games released in 2018 that I loved! What games released in that year did you love playing? Let me know in the comments below and join me for the last A Year Of My Life In Games post next week. See you then!