I wanted to start the new year by talking about the games I loved that were released in 2018
Nintendo 3DS Games
I loved this game! It was a lovely puzzle game that made me smile! I also loved Detective Pikachu as a character and even got the cute amiibo at launch! I am hoping that this game gets a sequel!
PlayStation 4 Games
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
I got this as soon as I finished Assassin’s Creed: Origins. I love the RPG mechanics and getting to choose the events of the story. I can see why this game is loved and I am looking forward to finishing it this year!
Spyro Reignited Trilogy
I have always wanted to play the Spyro games so I was really excited to play this game! I am still on the first game, but I love it so far! It’s so much fun and just a joy to play! I love Spyro’s personality and the game is adorable!
Yakuza Kiwami 2
This game had a really amazing final boss! I also enjoyed the twists that the story took and the hilarious substories!
I enjoyed seeing the end of Kiryu’s story! I also loved the substories in this game such as rescuing all the stray cats so they could live at a cat cafe and be fed by Kiryu! The game had an emotional finale that brought the story to an emotional conclusion.
Nintendo Switch Games
While this game is a port of an older game, I still consider it to be a 2018 release especially since this was the first time I was able to experience the game! I enjoyed seeing more of Bayonetta and loved the story!
Just Dance 2019
I loved this game because I enjoy dancing and was excited for it after playing Just Dance 2018! I enjoy playing it when I feel dancing and find it to be a fun and relaxing game!
I also still need to finish this one, but I have loved what I have played so far! I think it is a visually stunning game with a great soundtrack! I also enjoy that every character has their own story you can follow! I look forward to seeing everyone’s story as I play more of the game!
Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu
I love what I have played of this game so far! It is different from previous Pokemon games, but I do not find the differences that were made such as an emphasis on catching Pokemon instead of fighting them! I am hoping to beat all the gym leaders with my Pikachu!
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
This was the perfect game to play during the Holiday weekend. I have unlocked a lot of the characters but still have more to go! I have played through World of Light, but mostly enjoy Classic mode! I am looking forward to playing this game with friends! I showed my family this game and they were enjoying it!
The World Ends With You: Final Remix
I knew nothing about this game before I played it, but it was phenomenal! I loved the story and the unique soundtrack! This was an amazing game to play and I highly recommend playing this game if you have not played it yet!
Shining Resonance Refrain
This game is a lot of fun! I love music and dragons so it was a match made it heaven for me! I am still playing through the story, but so far it is a fun game that makes me smile!
Bonus: Getting a Wii U in 2018
I was really glad I got a Wii U! Yes I have the Switch, but I also wanted a Wii U! I really wanted to play The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. I am also enjoying Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE!
Game of the Year
This year I am going to split this one in two. Because one game I have completed and the other game still needs to be finished.
The game that I finished that wins Game of the Year is Yakuza 6 for it’s gripping story and substories!
The game that I still need to be finished that also wins Game of the Year based on what I have played is Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey for being an amazing RPG with a rich world and intriguing story where I can choose the outcomes of the story!
What games did you love playing in 2018 and what is your Game of the Year?