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  1. Game of the Year A1. Hollow Knight I've been struggling to try and express what it is about Hollow Knight that justifies not only why this is my favourite game of the year, but also up there with my favourite games ever. There's a real sense of loneliness in the game world: that you're travelling through the ruins of this once majestic land. You meet enigmatic characters, who slowly fill you in on the world and what's happened. So far, so Dark Souls. But it's more than that. It's a Metroidvania that outshines Super Metroid and Symphony of the Night. The combat is sublime, the music is incredible and the atmosphere it builds is second to none. It's amazing and shows up any big releases this year. If ever you needed to prove to someone just how important indie games can be, just show them this. A2. Dark Souls Remastered Not much to say about this that hasn't been said many, many times over. It's Dark Souls, but it runs better than it used to. I love this game so much I think I've bought it five times over the years. A3. Into the Breach Advance Wars is probably my all time favourite game ever. Every similar style of game I play is a pale comparison to it. This isn't as good as Advance Wars. But it's probably the closest a turn based strategy game has got. Basically, you control 3 mechson a small map, trying to protect civilians and structures from an alien invasion. The clever twist with this is if you screw up, you can send one of your mech pilots back in time to restart the campaign with all the experience he's gained. It adds an interesting risk/reward mechanic and it has that 'one more go' that great turn based strategy games have. Wargroove has its work cut out for it next year if it aims to best this. A4. QUBE 2 All the heathens bitching bout this being one of the Games with Gold this month need a slap. This is probably the best Portal style knock off out there. An ingenious first person puzzle game that will have you slapping yourself for being so incredibly stupid when you figure out a puzzle you've been stuck on for the last half an hour. Strongly recommended. A5. Hitman 2 Not finished it yet, but nothing does emergent gameplay quite like it. No restarts: plan your attack and deal with the consequences. I'm amazed it's not more popular than it is. Biggest Disappointment of the Year (game, hardware, or anything else) Z1. PlayStation Classic Z2. Fallout 76 Z3. Z4. Z5. Sound Design of the Year S1. Hollow Knight S2. S3. Visual Design of the Year V1. Hollow Knight V2. V3. Writing of the Year W1. The Banner Saga 3 W2. The Council W3. Gaming Format (System) of the Year F1. PlayStation 4. I will admit, their games do pretty much nothing for me, but I can't deny what a successful year they've had with a number of critically acclaimed releases. Publisher or Developer of the Year P1. Best Supported Game (released pre 2018) of the Year B1. Rock Band 4. It will a Your game of the year that didn't come out this year (basically what is your favourite game you played this year that came out in 2017 or earlier) X1. Voez Best game character of the year C1. C2. C3. EDIT: I didn't see your post until after I'd posted this @Calashnikov
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    Race The Sun

    I loved this when I had a Vita. It's a great little game.
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    Microsoft Rewards

    I've got about £35 worth of points now. I'm trying to save them and put them all towards Sekiro on release. Not bad for a freebie.
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    Ashen

    I don't think I've played such a blatant Dark Souls rip off. It's...ok. But as usual with these games I find myself wanting to play Dark Souls instead and usually drop them pretty quickly.
  5. It's novel having a 2018 game award where only the entries from 2017 are eligible.
  6. I think I'm happy with my one run through. That my (tragic) story for Luis. Although it's interesting to see just what choices were available.
  7. It's published by Nintendo, isn't it? I could see it being a lot longer than a year exclusitivity. Probably more like Lego City Undercover, which took a generation until it was released on other things.
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    Game Awards 2018 (1:30am England time)

    People are allowed to like different things. I didn't rate it much, either.
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    Katamari Damacy

    It's awesome. I had time for a 15 minute mess around this morning and now I'm going to have the music stuck in my head all day. Katamari is perfect as a digital release. It's the sort of game I love dipping in and out of between other stuff.
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - December 7th

    So this is reviewing....pretty well. Why am I interested when I've never enjoyed Smash before?
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    Microsoft Rewards

    Got my 5000 points this morning after my message on Monday. No requests for pictures or anything, just the points deposited in my account.
  12. Hollow Knight is only £10.99. This isn't a sale price, but it's incredible value for money and everyone should play it.
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    Metroid Prime Trilogy (Switch) *unconfirmed*

    They announced the Bayonetta double pack and Bayo 3, so I can see this being the MP Trilogy and a trailer for MP4.
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    Night In The Woods

    They're on the Switch version, don't know about the others.
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