2017 Review inc Game of the Year



It has been a pretty bad year for gaming with only 14 games completed (excluding DLC)

Lego Star Wars - The Force Awakens (PS4)
Destiny - Rise of Iron DLC (PS4)
Tiny Rails (iOS)
World of Final Fantasy (PS4)
Tiny Troopers (PS4)
Costume Quest 2 (PS4)
Firewatch (PS4)
Titanfall 2 (PS4)
Letter Quest Remastered (PS4)
Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)
Steamworld Dig (PS4)
Ghost Recon Wildlands (PS4)
Destiny 2 (PS4)
Lego Avengers (PS4)
Uncharted Lost Legacy (PS4)

It has been very difficult to find any time for gaming & it does not help when that time is wasted playing broken games like XCOM2 or games that just go on forever & I got bored of playing them like Persona 5.

I purchased a PSVR unit in June and have played various smaller games & experiences which are not on the completed list. PSVR has been a breath of fresh air & I am utterly amazed at the technology & experiences it can deliver.

From the list above Firewatch, TitanFall 2, Horizon Zero Dawn & Ghost Recon Wildlands have been the most enjoyable experiences this year but it is Horizon Zero Dawn which I have enjoyed the most this year. Aloy's adventures in a post apocalyptic world overrun with robotic creatures is a pleasure to explore & the combat is challenging with a range of various weapons that you need to switch out depending on your foe.

I have enough on the shelf already for 2018 but it is Red Dead Redemption 2 & Dragon Quest 8 that I am most looking forward to playing.

Monthly Update – It’s E3 season

Looking forward to the E3 conferences even though I only have a PS4 I'm still interested in what Microsoft & Nintendo have to show. I can't see my buying an Xbox One or Scorpio but I am interested in the new Mario game for the Switch.

Red Dead Redemption 2 getting delayed is a bit disappointing but on the flip side it gives me time to complete more games this year. Hoping to see more on Ni No Kuni 2, Borderlands 3 & Dragon Quest XI.

Enjoyed the Destiny 2 reveal can't wait to get stuck into that game come September. I enjoyed Shadow of Mordor but the sequel is out late August and too close to Destiny 2 so will have to pass on that for release. Pick up maybe at xmas sales or next year if a GOTY edition is released.

Not quite sure what else is due out later this year that I might be purchasing maybe the new Assassins Creed game? They have had a year off so hopefully will have revisited the game with a more fresher look. I do wan to purchase Mass Effect but not until I have finished off what is on the shelf.

I completed Horizon Zero Dawn which has been a brilliant experience, one of the best games I have played on the PS4. The open world was a joy to explore, the combat was satisfying, tough in places but you have a lot of tools and weapons at your disposal once upgraded to take on even the mighty T-Rex.



Spent a few hours playing Steamworld Dig, last boss fight was a three-stage affair in which if you died you were back at stage one. After an hour of trying I gave up on it but have still marked it as complete.

Ghost Recon Wildlands is my summer game I'm playing with the boys, it is good fun much better than The Division & Bolivia is huge !!


I picked up Prey to add to the shelf, I was getting Deus Ex/Bioshock vibes from it. So that is Final Fantasy XV, Persona 5, X Com 2, Abzu, Prey & Star Ocean on the shelf to play including a stack load of PS+ giveaways I've not touched.

On iOS nothing new just the usual games, until next month keep on gaming.