The mark of a high quality difficult game is when it manages to be incredibly fun as well. Cuphead was quickly on most people’s radar due to the art style which oozes the charm of 1930s cartoons. Playing Cuphead, it’s almost incomprehensible how StudioMDHR was able to so accurately and fluid created the look of this game. Many people have floated the phrase “it’s like playing a cartoon” about games before, but it has never been more true than with Cuphead. The characters are fun and stylish and it has one of the best and most fitting soundtracks of the year. On top of everything else, the game is fun as hell! Each boss takes trial and error, patience and feels amazing every time you beat them. Cuphead certainly deserves the spot as the 5th best game of 2017.
Trucking simulators have never really appealed to me. The concept of taking goods from one place to another in a video game doesn’t exactly scream excitement and sounds more like work than play. Little did I know, all that was required was setting it in space and including blowing up other ships to hurtle me over to the opposite side of the fence. Rebel Galaxy brings the style and action necessary to make transporting goods as exciting as it is cathartic and relaxing.