If you’re like me, you grew up playing Pokémon until you hit high school when you discovered first-person shooters. I tried getting back into Pokémon years later but disconnected to all of the new titles. So I traded in cute and cuddly Pokémon training for dark and gritty demon slaying when I discovered Shin Megami Tensei, the OG team-building RPG.
By now, everyone has done all of their Game of the Year stories. People are still bitching on Facebook and Reddit about The Last of Us Part 2. We get it. You have strong opinions and have a hard time when people disagree with your views online. So we are going a different route because (obligatory 2020 was hard line goes here.) We decided it was better to share the games we played this year that helped us escape from the drama and tragedy of 2020 while getting us closer to January 1. Here are the games that helped get us through 2020. Maybe you will find as much enjoyment out of them as we did.
Theres no denying that Super Mario Sunshine is a beautiful game, but what else does it really have going for it? An analysis of Sunshine without the nostalgia goggles.
Hugh is just the worst, and not just aesthetically. Every time I see him, he’s Naruto-running around for no reason. If I don’t talk to him for a few days, he says creepy things like “I stood outside your house for hours waiting to see you.”
My friend took me golfing over the weekend in the Cleveland area. I thought it was just going to be the two of us playing and it would be a good time to relax, drink, and maybe even learn a little from him. I bought a mismatched set for $40 on Facebook marketplace and was ready to go. As soon as we signed in and walked up to the tee box, we were paired up with two older gentlemen, Carmen and Chris, who later told me they had been playing since 1979. To put 1979 in perspective, that’s when McDonald’s introduced the Happy Meal, the Voyager discovered rings on Jupiter, and Michael Jackson released Off The Wall.
What is it about being dropped off on a deserted island, forced into serfdom, and doing menial labor for hours that makes Animal Crossing so much fun?