There wasn’t really many good games released in 2016 was there? There were no Witcher 3’s or Skyrims this year, but I suppose anyone that has a modicum of deductive power can make an educated guess as to what my game of the year is going to be by looking at the list of nominees. Speaking of nominees, here they come now.
- Final Fantasy XV
- Persona 5
- Stardew Valley
- XCOM 2
I’m assuming you all guessed correctly (If you didn’t I’m hoping for a better effort next week). In my review of Persona 5 I did mention that the game was not perfect but the good things the game does do are done extremely well, the soundtrack is catchy and really fits with the games aesthetics. The story of social injustice and political corruption is one a lot of people can relate to given current world affairs. The characters were also deep and relatable. Given that I only picked it up on a whim I was very pleasantly surprised by it. So there you have it, Persona 5, Game of the Year 2016.