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2017 was, in my opinion, the best year in the history of video games as a medium! I've spent much of my gaming time this year just playing and replaying the metric ton of outstanding titles released last year. Alas though, there has been so much catching up to do that I've resultantly kinda lost track of what new has been going on in gaming in the last few months and am in the market for something new; something 2018. I was wondering if anyone here would be interested in helping me find something that's been released this year so far that might be of particular interest. Any new games you (anyone) would recommend that I try?

If it helps decipher what my preferences are...

My Top 20 Favorite Games

1. Butterfly Soup
2. Gone Home
3. Chop Suey
4. Papo & Yo
5. Night in the Woods
6. Celeste
7. Portal
8. Portal 2
9. Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor
10. Ittle Dew 2+
11. Sword & Sworcery EP
12. Beyond Good & Evil
13. This War of Mine
14. Undertale
15. Ori and the Blind Forest
16. Okami
17. Mirror's Edge
18. Super Metroid
19. What Remains of Edith Finch
20. Crypt of the NecroDancer

Most Preferred Game Characteristics

-quality narrative
-ambience
-female lead
-retro aesthetics
-exploration
-creative gameplay

As you can see from my top 20 list, no game needs to have all of the above qualities per se. The above are just general preferences. Anyway, is there anything new (2018) along these general lines that you (anyone) would recommend that I check out?



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I can't help with new stuff, but I'll post anyways. I'm still in the way back machine for the most part. Played no 2018 games as of yet, and only one from 2017, which was the "First Season" ( ugh ) of Hitman, which I DID rather like. It def hits on ambiance, exploration, and creative gameplay. So, as the most recent release I've played ( and some would argue it's a 2016 game ), try Hitman! Even though it's old, I also had a blast with Dishonored last summer. Ended up buying all the DLC too. Maaaaybe my favorite game last year. Seriously, look into it if you've never played it.



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Jaicee said:

My Top 20 Favorite Games

1. Butterfly Soup (3hour long visual novel about lesbaians)
2. Gone Home (walking simulator  1st person action-adventure)
3. Chop Suey (point and click game aimed at 7-12 year old girls says wiki)
4. Papo & Yo (fantasy adventure game about a run away trying to escape his drunk father)
5. Night in the Woods (another adventure game)
6. Celeste (a platformer? this is very differnt from the others)
7. Portal  (storybased puzzle solveing)
8. Portal 2 (storybased puzzle solveing)
9. Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor (adventure game)
10. Ittle Dew 2+ (zelda clone? with more puzzles)
11. Sword & Sworcery EP (action-adventure)
12. Beyond Good & Evil (action-adventure)
13. This War of Mine (survival strategie game)
14. Undertale (A RPG! thank god, you had one on the list)
15. Ori and the Blind Forest (platformer)
16. Okami (zelda clone)
17. Mirror's Edge (action-adventure/platformer)
18. Super Metroid (action-adventure/platformer)
19. What Remains of Edith Finch (adventure)
20. Crypt of the NecroDancer (roguelike)

I had to look up a few of these :p

You seem to like Adventure games, with exploration/story/puzzle elements.... and platformers.

Id recammend.....

MORE JRPGS :P

JK.

 

erhmm...
Have you played

Thimbleweed Park?



Try FEZ and Thomas Was Alone.



 

The PS5 Exists. 


How about Iconoclasts? Female lead. Exploration, puzzle-solving, and platforming. Impressive story. Pixel art.

Some others:

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
Perception
Alone with You



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Axiom Verge. Rivals Super Metroid imo.



Came in to recommend DOOM 2016, but based on your taste, i doubt you'd like it.




Most Preferred Game Characteristics

-quality narrative
-ambience
-female lead
-retro aesthetics
-exploration
-creative gameplay

Nier: Automata? It meets all those requirements.
If someone says that 2017 was the best year for gaming, chances are they already played it. But looking at your game preference, you may not have.
While most of the gameplay is a stylish hack & slash with jrpg elements,



clever use of dynamic camera angles can at any point switch the gameplay to a platformer, or bullet hell shooter.




It can even play like Castlevania:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIU3f-8cdqE

The story very philosophical and made a friend of mine say "I never realized how beautiful the world is".
Without spoiling anything, it's about a conflict between androids, humanity and robots. And the story is played from the point of view of three different characters (two of whom are female), and you get to take different paths through the story because of that.

The setting takes you through a nice variety of locations.





In terms or retro visuals, there's only a bit of that. Mainly when you use one of the main character's hacking skills.

The music is absolutely fantastic, and it's no wonder it won Best Soundtrack at the 2017 Videogame Awards.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn_janwmzRU

You do a lot more in this game than just kill things though.
This person does a much better job than me at explaining why people should play this this masterpiece:

I'm currently on route C, (which is actually not an alternate route, but a continuation of the story after clearing routes A and B),  and even though I'm not finished with the game, I can already tell its something very special.

Last edited by Hiku - on 05 April 2018

Try Celeste, it's right up your alley

Edit: Scratch that, didn't see it was already in your OP



Angelus said:
Try Celeste, it's right up your alley

Its also her 6th favorite game...