Meet me in the middle
We crossed over into July and are now past the halfway point of the year that is 2021. Congratulations! It’s been a year so far, and there are six more months ahead.
Of course, we’ve also had six months of games come out. We’ve floods and droughts, and a pretty wide variety of games, to be honest. Just within recent memory, there’s been anime (lots of anime), a remaster of a classic trilogy, a new addition to one of 2020’s big games, some rad indies, and a new Ratchet & Clank. Oh, and uh, a Tokyo Olympics tie-in game. Weird. And that’s not even counting earlier games like Hitman 3, Returnal, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.
This is usually the point in the year where I make a list and go back over everything: what I’ve played, what I beat, and what I still need to check out before we’re out of the summer and into another downpour of game releases.
So I figured, let’s open this up: what’s your favorite game so far this year? Call it the Game of the Half-Year. The GOTHYs. I’m trademarking that later.