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Why This Game?
I would be lying if I didn’t say that this one wasn’t personal. Resident Evil is one of my favorite series and I can confidently say that this latest entry is one of the best yet. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard being a relatively short game overall also contributed to my drive to make this my first platinum trophy of the series, though it being an immensely fun game didn’t hurt. Looking at the initial trophy list, it didn’t seem like too much of a tough one to tackle, but like any platinum, there are a few obstacles that are easy to underestimate when you’re simply staring at a list. That being said, let’s break this one down.
In this, the final episode of this Resident Evil 7 play through, Ethan finally catches up with Eveline and then immediately receives a phone call. Oh no, wait that was me in real life. As such, the Ben Cam cuts out at that moment. Will Ethan finally put an end to the madness? Watch to find out and please comment and subscribe to let me know what you’d like me to play next!
Exploring more around the derelict ship, Mia regains her memories of how this mess all got started. What are Mia’s ties to the incident? Watch to find out and subscribe for more episodes daily!
As Ethan emerges from Lucas’ death trap, he must face one more challenge before attaining the cure for the virus ravaging the Baker estate. My my, how big you’ve gotten… Is this the final challenge? Watch to find out and subscribe for more episodes daily!
No live stream tonight as I’m going to use that time recording more episodes of this play through instead! As a thank you, please enjoy this Wednesday Night Stream-style picture of me as Jack Baker! Now, enjoy this bonus episode for the day: Sure, let’s chase spider-crawling Marguerite down a creepy tunnel… That seems like a good idea. Will there be a terrifying boss battle? Watch to find out and subscribe for more episodes daily!
The one PC game that has always held a special place in my heart is Doom. After such a lengthy development cycle, I was on the fence about getting it at all. In the end, id Software made it worth the wait and the new Doom is a phenomenal game. Channeling just about everything that made the original Doom games great, it updates the formula perfectly and brings a classic game into a new generation just as well as the likes of Ocarina of Time. Frankly, it was all out war between Doom and my number one game, with the deciding factor being that I got side-tracked and haven’t finished the entire Doom campaign. Even still, this game well deserves as high a spot as it got on my list.
An outside observer might have expected Overwatch to be significantly higher on my game of the year list. The actual truth is that this game existing on my list at all is a testament to how well it does its job. I can count on one hand the number of multiplayer-focused games I’ve gotten into over the years. Blizzard takes any concept they work on and polish it to a high sheen and Overwatch is no exception. Not only are the characters tons of fun to see and play with, but the whole game feels a lot more friendly and inclusive than others of its kind. It’s easy to get into, difficult to master and celebrates all of the players without putting anyone down in the process.
One of the first games I ever backed on Kickstarter, Superhot was definitely one of the hottest games of 2016 for me. I was sold based on the premise alone, easily spotting an awesome gameplay mechanic from its earliest stages. Other games on this list have a clear edge with time spent playing, but the statement that Superhot is able to make in the short time it takes to complete makes it well worth recognizing. Coming up with a truly original idea in a sea of remakes and sequels, Superhot shines in almost every category and is a true crowd-funding success story.