Twinfinite: “Twinfinite reveals its six best games of 2021 and ultimately its Game of the Year for 2021. Let's dive into our six GOTY 2021 candidates.”
I just started playing it in earnest today. So far it's a lot of fun and funnier than I thought it would be which isn't something I thought I'd be saying about Halo!
Halo infinite Forza horizon 5 Ratchet and clank RA Ghost of thushima ps5 edition with dlc Returnal is honorable mention but not quite goty.
"It Takes Two" is going to be the overall winner for 2021 https://www.gameawards.net/ 1. It Takes Two 2. Resident Evil Village 3. Forza Horizon 5 4. Deathloop 5. Metorid Dread 6. Halo Infinite (the launch month guaranteed it had no chance, as it's a 2021 / 2022 split) 7. Returnal 8. Ratchet and Clank 9. Psychonaughts 10. Guardian's of the Galaxy
What a damn good year '21 was. I've played 9 of those 10, own 8, beat 5, and am currently playing 2. I'll get to the final one soon. If Guardians finishes as good as it seems to be going (Chapter 10 currently) I think it might actually top my list. It looks incredible in its RT mode on console, the gameplay/combat is solid, and the voice acting is so well-performed and integrated into the team dynamic.
I can’t believe Forza Horozon 5 won so many GOTY awards. Don’t get me wrong, it completely deserves them. But that is unprecedented for a racing game.
Halo Infinite Psyconauts 2 Chernobylite It Takes Two Horizon 5 Guardians of the Galaxy
Never thought I'd see Chernobylite in some one's top 2021 list.
I really enjoyed it. I backed it a good while ago, played with it a bit, but waited until the full release to really delve in. It's not perfect, but they put a lot of effort into the project, and it's legitimately one of my favorite games of last year. It doesn't hurt that I'm friends with a number of the staff. I was invited to their studio years ago, when they were developing Deadfall. They're all great guys, and almost all of the key talent has stuck around since the beginning. This is definitely their most inspired project, and they did really well with it.
It Takes Two is hands down GOTY. What a blast that was.
I'll throw out mine. Returnal SMTV Ratchet And Clank Rift Apart Tales of Arise Metroid dread Nier Replicant
For me it's Returnal,R&C & Tales Of Arise.
Hitman 3 for me
It's easily Halo Infinite. It has great graphics and addictive gameplay.
Man, I don't get the love for Halo Infinite. I tried it, but I just did not like the way it felt. The grappling hook felt pretty good to use, if a bit...floaty? But it was a nice mix for traversal & to knock out shields. But I couldn't be bothered to even get to the open world. It felt like the carrot on the end of the stick that was the boring opening slog of corridor shooting with annoying little enemies that shout annoying little quips at you. I also really wish it had true aim-down-sights. That weird half zoom it does just felt like the strangest half-hearted attempt to straddle the line. I wonder if I got further in if I'd have enjoyed it more, despite not being a fan of the shooting mechanics (a pretty big hurdle to overcome in a shooting game lol). But I ultimately can't justify spending hours in a part of a game I don't like to MAYBE get to a part that I do, when there are so many games out there that I'll never be able to even try all the ones that I'm interested in (and are likely more enjoyable to me from the jump). And obviously not every game can be for everyone, so I'm fine that this wasn't for me. Just so weird when your take ends up being so different from the majority. But I can thank Game Pass for even letting me try it, as I'd never have bought it myself. I bought the Halo collection back on my XBO, having never played much Halo, but didn't love the "feel", and couldn't get into campaigns in those either. I do like shooters, I just sadly don't like Halo for whatever reason.
wait hold up a min really halo i mean its a good game but that game incomplete welp... maybe next year we will get a beta game as a GOTY with how low people standard be
After completing Persona 5 Strikers a few days ago, I'm gonna say that's my GOTY tied with Doki Doki Literature Club Plus
They got the look and story down but the gameplay was just ok for me. But everyone with PS plus should at least put it in their library before it leaves Feb 2nd and try it out at some point.
it's technically a 2020 game tho :-)
Yeah I know.. it was originally released in Japan in 2020.. still stands though that it's effing amazing. I got it on Switch.
My favorites from last year: Metroid Dread Resident Evil Village Halo Infinite Monster Hunter: Rise Binding of Isaac: Repentance Tales of Arise Could possibly throw Skyward Sword HD in there too. Not winning any awards, but I really enjoyed it.
It takes two was a breath of fresh air. 😊
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