Top 10 Games of 2016: Games 4-2

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Previous List

  • Game 10: Pokken Tournament
  • Game 9: Far Cry primal
  • Game 8: Pokemon Sun/Moon
  • Game 7: Batman Telltale Series
  • Game 6: Doom
  • Game 5: Overwatch

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4). Street Fighter V

I played this game more than any other game this year. I like fighting games, they’re extremely rewarding and I have to set the record straight that this is a good game.

Pro:

  • The gameplay is outstanding. The game plays well and its the best looking Street Fighter game ever made.
  • For a vanilla game, this game is extremely balanced. People complain about Chun Li but she’s not that great.
  • One annoyance with fighting games can be that you spend hundreds of hours learning a character and then over night a company can nerf your character. Now everything you learned is useless, Capcom didn’t do that. They had very few balance patches and it looks like they’re going to be doing 1 yearly, balance patch.

Cons:

  • Fighting games are made to be competitive 2 player games. With that being said, single player is still important and this game has very little single player content. Also for Christ sake, throw in a god damn Arcade mode just to shut people up.
  • This game was designed to be played online which is fine and great but they’re online servers are not the best. So thats not a great game design.

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3). Rise of the Tomb Raider

I know this game technically came out last year but I’m counting it because it was released on PS4 this year and that was my first chance to play the game.

Pros:

  • Laura Croft, shes a bad ass, shes tough, she’s motivated, shes very pretty but overly sexualized and she’s also British.  This is how I want to see women represented in video games.
  • Its hard not to compare this game to Uncharted and it has some better game mechanics than Uncharted. I like that is more exploration, there is meaning to collectables and its nice to have a crafting/leveling up system. Those little things are what make Tomb Raider a better video game.
  • Probably the second best graphics I saw all year. The only game that looks slightly better is Uncharted.

Cons:

  • The Villains aren’t awful in the game but they’re just kind of cookie cutter. Insert stereotypical villain and thats what you get with this game.
  • I don’t like to say that the story is bad but its just not as good as Uncharted.

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2). Uncharted 4

I played this game in July and I just knew that this game was the undisputed game of the year. Then Rise of the Tomb Raider came out and as I played that, I started to think about Uncharted and Tomb Raider just has better gameplay. Tomb Raider made me think about Uncharted for what it really is, a great game but it does have its flaws. With that being said, its still the best Narrative I have ever seen in a video game.

Pros:

  • The story is all about Pirates. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I like Pirates.
  • I like all of the main characters in this game; Sully, Elena, Nate and Sam wears on me. I think Sully maybe my favorite side kick in all of video games. He takes a step back in this game but he’s still apart of it and thats all I wanted.
  • Every time I talk about Uncharted 4, I will have to bring up that epilogue. Its so good, it makes so happy.

Cons:

  • I did this with Tomb Raider earlier, its hard not to compare the two. The game mechanics of Tomb Raider make realize what this game is missing.
  • It feels too long, some people wish the game was entirely shorter. I would be okay if an hour was taken off of the gameplay and they added another hour of cut scenes.
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