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2020 is going to be a great year for video games — hopefully! Around this time of year, I usually put together a list of my most anticipated movies. But honestly, there aren’t too many movies in the new year I’m really excited about. Whereas I’m practically giddy about some of the great video games we’ve got coming up!
Last year wasn’t a big year for video games for me. I spent about 90% of the year just playing Red Dead Redemption Online, and was happy for it. I’m currently loving the heck out of Death Stranding and its meticulous gameplay. And I’ve got a few other games in the pocket to pick up next. Hopefully those will hold me over until some of these gems come out!
Join me after the jump for six video games I am quite excited about in 2020! And feel free to share some of your own anticipated games in the comments!
Happy New Year, everybody! Like pretty much every pop culture site on the internet, I do a round-up for my favorite things of the past year. Unlike all those professional sites with their professional standards and plenty of employees, I just try to bang out my favorites in a couple different categories. Mostly, there were a ton of good TV shows this year!
I had a little trouble coming up with some bonus categories. I don’t really listen to music, so I can’t judge that. And I need to get my Lists of Six up to six. Sometimes I’ve done my favorite toys of the year, but then I didn’t really buy too many memorable action figures or LEGO models. And sometimes I’d done my favorite new thing on the internet, but I don’t think I saw too many new and exciting things. And there weren’t many memorable movie trailers!
So join me after the jump to see what I eventually came up with! Along with my favorite video games, TV shows, movies and comic books! Feel free to share your own favorites in the comments!
Do you henchies watch Brian David Gilbert over at Polygon? He’s a funny guy, and he’s been making some great, humorous, academic video game videos on YouTube for awhile now. This is some hilarious stuff, and I like to share hilarity when I find it!
Behold perhaps his greatest achievement: Waluigi, Unraveled!
That is sheer funny. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did! And I highly recommend going through and watching all of his videos. They’re a gem on this wasteland of an internet.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker comes out this week and I wanted to make the occasion with a Star Wars List of Six. I’ve done some great ones in the past, like my list of crazy alien Jedi or my list of other famous wookiees. But for this week’s List of Six, I’ve decided to give my review of another big recent Star Wars property: the video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order!
Comic Rating: 7/10 – Good.
I’ll probably also review Rise of Skywalker and even The Mandalorian soon, so look out for those. But now I want to delve into Fallen Order, the best Star Wars game in quite some time, and hopefully the herald of some new games going forward. It’s an original story with original characters, set in a very familiar universe. I was wary about the game based on the trailers. And while my concerns weren’t overcome, I still had fun with Fallen Order. It was a quick game, I beat it over two rental weekends, and now it’s time to be super late in my review!
Join me after the jump for my thoughts on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Expect some SPOILERS for the game in the review. And feel free to share your own review and thoughts in the comments!
I don’t often review video games because I usually take my time with them. It took me two months to play through my favorite game of last year, Red Dead Redemption 2, and I’m still playing the online multiplayer mode to this day. But I’ve already bought and beat my most anticipated game of this year: The Outer Worlds!
Video Game Rating: 8/10 – Very Good.
I love the story behind The Outer Worlds. Game studio Obsidian created the snarky Fallout games back in the day, then fellow studio Bethesda came along and took over. They revamped the play style and made it bigger and better, delivering Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 to great acclaim. I loved both games! They even let Obsidian play in their toybox, having Obsidian create spin-off Fallout: New Vegas using the same game engine but telling a new story.
Then something went wrong and Bethesda kicked Obsidian to the curb. So Obsidian decided to make their own Fallout, with black jack and hookers! And here comes The Outer Worlds, a game that plays almost exactly like a Fallout game, but with a new idea set in a corporation-controlled outer space. What a great twist!
Join me after the jump for my thoughts and full review of The Outer Worlds!