Not the best year for gaming, but still a solid one.
So with 2015 finally at an end, I had a lot of hopes for the year going into it. Did it live up to this expectations? Well it was going to, but then most of the best titles of the year were delayed into 2016. Whoops. Games like Uncharted 4, Zelda Wii U, Quantum Break, Might No. 9, Star Fox Zero, and many other games with a lot of hype were delayed and unfortunately left most of the year pretty barren. There weren't that many outstanding games to play this year, with most of the big releases of the year being few and far between. Hell, for the holidays, I can name only about two or three AAA games that were released that were actually half way decent.
Still, that's not to say that the entire year was a wash. Out of the few AAA games that were released this year, the ones that did were still fantastic. Plus, a lot of the slack was picked up by Indie developers with a whole slew of experimental titles that received critical acclaim. And then there's Nintendo, who was just being Nintendo and doing their own thing as always.
So this year, I really had to scrape together a Top 5 list, if only because I didn't play that many new games this year that weren't remakes or remasters. It mostly was a three way combination of a lot of the games I wanted to play being delayed into 2016, being in England for four months without a dedicated system, and the fact that a lot of games I played this year just weren't that great. I spent way more time playing games from 2014 than I did 2015. But still, that's no excuse, and I was still able to make a Top 5 list. Now I didn't play every game that was released this year, so if your favorite game didn't appear on this list, chances are I just didn't get to play it. So without further adieu, here are my Top 5 Video Games of 2015.
|HM: Huniepop (PC)|
Except for the cabbages. The cabbages may have been exaggerated.
I will fully admit that Huniepop is not a fantastic game and is pretty much an adult dating sim game mixed with some porn. It's all true and there are 12 girls to romance, and I romanced the hell out of all 12 of them. But the reason why this game gets my honorable mention is solely because of the experience I had playing it.
When we first heard about the game, a friend and I did the only thing we could do and played it together. We spent many a sleepless nights just playing the game and romancing each woman and taking part in puzzles with each woman and eventually doing the nasty with them. We had many a good laughs, and we still talk about how hilarious the game is. Every joke that was in the review was a running joke when we were playing it. Our playthrough got so intense that we had a final four hour gaming session until 3:00 a.m. just to beat it. Which we did.
If anything, play this game with a group of friends. There's enough material in here to make you laugh for days, and divvying up a certain amount of characters to each player makes the game all the more fun. You get invested into the woman you're trying to romance, which makes for even more hilarious dates and scenarios. Nothing beats giving a woman perfume and Tabasco sauce to really get her going.
God I'm lonely.
|#5: Evolve (PS4, XBONE, PC)|
|#4: Persona 4: Dancing All Night (VITA)|
|#3: Xenoblade Chronicles X (WII U)|
|#2: Undertale (PC)|
|#1: Yoshi's Woolly World (WII U)|