The best games of 2018 (so far!)


#98

It’s been a shockingly good first 6 months of the Year for Games. My list would be as follows:

  1. Battletech
  2. God of War
  3. OnRush
  4. Monster Hunter World
  5. Pillars of Eternity II
  6. Vermintide 2
  7. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux
  8. Ni No Kuni 2
  9. Radiant Historia Perfect Chronology

#99

If you’re going to look up the builds for Slay the Spire you’ve deprived yourself of like 80% of the fun of the game. I’ve taught myself how to ascend with the Ironclad and it was a fun 10 hours or so that I’m going to get to do twice more with the other characters. Which is a thing you can do in a game where a complete playthrough takes 30 minutes


#100

When it came to terrifying enemies and sound design, Prey just didn’t come close to System Shock 2 which set the bar for haunted space ship games 20 years ago (oh my god, has it been that long?). I guess it was a case of “I saw this done better all the way back in 1998” ?

Which is a shame because it’s better gameplay wise, polish wise, and mechanics wise. I just got done hosing down a heartless with a comical foam goo gun and “horror” was the furthest thing from my mind.


#101

Yes, Prey doesn’t particularly try to be part survival horror, unlike SS2.


#102

Nothing will ever match the cyborg midwives, I’m totally with you there.


#103

Or the scream of those damn monkeys.


#104

It turns out I can’t deal with survival horror so I am glad they designed it the way it did or I wouldn’t have been able to play it. Alien Isolation sits quietly in my steam library at 4 hours of game time, unlikely to ever be returned to…


#105

Oh, man, Florence came out this year. It’s got to be on my list. Could easily see it being my favorite of the year come December.


#106

Okay, and now that I’m done with it, Yoku’s Island Express is definitely a list-maker!


#107

RPS late to the party!


#108

Don’t really care for the new RPS design.


#109

Don’t really care for RPS.


#110

RPS is the best, will get used to the new design.


#111

RPS needs to work on its writing/editing instead of its appearance.


#112

Alice O’Connor’s news write-ups were entertaining and, amazingly, not annoying. But I doubt she’s still around?


#113

At first I found much of the writing style there entertaining but after a little while it started to grate on me. I’m not sure who it was I was frequently reading.


#114

Alice is still there.


#115

And joined by another Alice. Soon it will be Alices all the way down.


#116

Subnautica is my favorite game of the last I don’t know how many years.


#117

Adding Hollow Knight to my list because those worms are the cutest.