A lot has happened this year, some good and some bad, but a highlight this year has been the brand new game releases. From the definitive entry in the new God of War saga to the latest game from fan favorite From Software. I took a look back at my five favorite games from the last year.
5. Sonic Frontiers (Switch, PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox series)
I’m probably the tallest in the world sound Fan. I play pretty much everything that this franchise does well or badly. Although I usually fear the release of one sound Game due to the online drama it usually stirs up, 2022 was actually a fantastic year for the Hedgehog. From comics to film, Sonic Frontiers seemed like it was pushing for a triple-A stand for the hedgehog. I’m happy to share that Sonic Frontiers is pretty good. It’s definitely the best 7.5/10 game ever made, but what they offer is a fun adventure that provides the blueprint for what’s next sound Games will be in the future. This game is great and I look forward to seeing what they can improve on in this formula with the next game.
4. Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Switch)
Kirby’s The first outing on the Switch left a lot to be desired when it first came out. Kirby Star allies wasn’t a bad play, it was just a very safe play for the series that didn’t bring anything new to the table. The developers at Hal Laboratories had to do something entirely new if they were to avoid franchise fatigue. Luckily, they did just that with the release of kirby and The Forgotten Land. When Kirby’s This game was the very first foray into the third dimension and brought a fresh take on gameplay and themes. The new mechanics introduced in this game, like time trials and copy ability upgrades, quickly became fan favorites. It’s a great 15 hour adventure that will leave you excited for what the series will bring in the future.
3. God of War Ragnarok (PS4, PS5)
This game was the reason I got a PlayStation 5 in the first place. I was really looking forward to the latest entry in the God of War Franchise. Luckily I wasn’t disappointed in the end. God of War Ragnarok builds on the foundation of the 2018 sequel and improves it with more exciting combat, new weapons and a great story that has a beautiful ending for the current saga. Although I liked 2018 a bit more after beating RagnarokI still highly recommend this game for people who want a solid single player adventure that tells a compelling story that kept me playing in my room for a week.
2. Elden Ring (PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox Series)
elden ring is probably the funnest hard grind game I’ve ever played. It takes a minute to start, but once you figure it all out, you’ll play non-stop until you beat it. I can’t say much about that elden ring because chances are you’ve probably already played it. But for those who haven’t played this game yet, I highly recommend it. Just cancel all your plans for the next few weeks, you’re going to need all the time you can get.
1. Neon White (Switch, PS4, PC)
neon white is one of those games where you put together two random concepts that you think won’t work, but somehow flow together and create an unforgettable experience. As a card based speed running shooter where you try to beat levels as fast as possible, neon white just works. The soundtrack provided by machine girl, is a pleasure to listen to and motivates to play through. It’s not the longest game ever, only taking me about eight hours to complete, but it’s an experience you’ll never forget.
2022 will be a tough year to beat, but 2023 doesn’t look like it’s holding back either. From games like Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom to street fighter 6I hope we see another solid year for video games.