December always represents my favorite games blogging pastime: Game of the Year talk!
It’s genuinely safe to assume that no other major releases will sneak in and disrupt your Top Ten, though that’s not always the case. The Last Guardian released on December 6th last year and ended up in my #2 slot. Oops.
This year is different! Nothing releases between now and December 31st that I’m interested in playing, nor do I plan on making any additional purchases.
For now, I’m going to keep chipping away at Prey as my final 2017 completion and begin working on my own Top Ten list. I’ve been asked by a few other sites to contribute to their Game of the Year discussion as well, so we’ll see how that all pans out.
Side-note: If your website is doing a community collaboration for this sort of thing, let me know! I’m happy to contribute!
I’m pretty confident in the ten games that’ll appear on my list, but not in their order of appearance. The further removed I am from certain major releases, the lower their priority becomes. There are a few games that have a complete stranglehold on the top spots, though, but I’m still not sure what my Game of the Year is.
I’ll probably start rolling out my Honorable Mentions post soon and I also plan on doing a separate post discussing some of my favorite games that I played this year that didn’t actually release in 2017. I put a significant dent in my backlog for once (yay!) and there are some key players in there that I’d like to put in the spotlight well after their prime.
Are you confident in your Game of the Year pick right now? Are there any other games you’re trying to squeeze in before making your own list? Do you even partake in GOTY talk on your blog? If no, why not? If so, though, what structure do you use? Separate genre categories? Top 5? 10? Maybe no order in particular?
Sound off in the comments and let’s figure this shit out together. Teamwork and stuff.