2017 had many amazing games come out and I didn’t get to play all of them. So many choices, so little money. Instead of breaking it down into a top ten, I’ll mention several things I thought were great in the video game industry. It was a good year for games despite industry bullshit (more on that in a later post). All right, let’s get down to business!
Japanese Developers Return to Prominence
2B fights giant mech in Nier: Automata
Japanese developers had an excellent year. The last generation and the early part of this generation were not kind to Japanese developers. It was a struggle to appeal to an international audience while staying true to their roots. Unfortunately, they seemed to play a guessing game as to what Western gamers wanted. Trying to appeal to a wider audience often leads to a game that’s not meant for anyone. 2017…
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