As the year draws to a close, we turn to our faithful Geekade staff to tell us what they consider to be the ultimate winners (and losers) of the past 12 months. Join us as we look at 2019 with a critical eye, and please chime in with your own thoughts on a variety of categories.
Today, we ask the team…
What was the best game of the year?
Dave Marconi (You Shall Not Pass Go) :Pokemon Sword. Despite Dexit and how upset I am about not having the full national dex, the game is at peak form for the series. It expanded on what we loved and delivered fresh new surprises.
Karen Randazzo (This Week’s Episode, The Think Tank) : Best video game of the year—I don’t get a chance to play as many games as I would like, but Untitled Goose Game has enraptured our entire family. When a silly three-year-old, a beginning gamer six-year-old, a casual gamer mom, and a Nintendo super fanboy/retro collector can all sit around enjoying the same game, even just watching one person play it, you know you’ve struck gold.
Brenda Cierech (Tardy to the Party, 31 Days of Horror) : I miss the days when Pac-Man ruled supreme. Man, I’m old…
Dean DeFalco (Vest Lord, General Administrator) : This is tough as I don’t stay current. Pokémon Sword is up there for me because the story is a little different from most of the others. Code Vein is worth a look for any Dark Souls fans out there. Some honorable mentions: Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair, Luigi’s Mansion 3, and Steam World Quest.
Billy Ludt (Select Your Starter) : Untitled Goose Game.
Kris Randazzo (Stone Age Gamer, This Week’s Episode, Waveback) : Yikes! I’m still working on that one. But if you want to know what my game of the year is, tune in to the Stone Age Gamer Podcast in a couple weeks!
Matt Raimo (Waveback) : Doom Eternal hasn’t come out yet but I can only assume I’m going to really enjoy that one.