Inside, Stardew Valley, and Uncharted 4 are great picks for 2016! All those came close to making my 2016 list too.
Cosmic Star Heroine and Little Nightmares are also a couple picks from 2017 that I liked a lot too! 2017 was one of the best years in gaming history, IMO. I could list 15 games from that year that that I absolutely love. Such an expanded list would include NieR: Automata, Dream Daddy, Sonic Mania, Star Fox 2, Metroid: Samus Returns, and so many others!
I was somewhat curious about Flipping Death back when I saw a trailer for it, but forgot all about it. It's that good?
Flipping Death was a sleeper hit for me, wasn't a fan of Zoinks previous games and bought FD without expecting anything but it was a pretty fun & imaginative game. I enjoyed my entire time with it.
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