Cuphead is on Steam, isn't it? You mean timed exclusive? I'd also vote Hellblade as a sleeper hit since you're voting for surprise hits.XFactor11 wrote: ↑Dec 2nd, 2017 10:58 am2017
1) Mass Effect Andromeda is so bad that any future plans for that franchise are questionable.
2) Sonic Forces
3) Yooka-Laylee - hyped and one of the most heavily funded Kickstarter projects that was supposed to be a Banjo-Kazooie successor.
On the flip side, there have been a lot of games that have far exceeded expectations this year:
Tales of Berseria - the best "Tales of" game in the franchise.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Cuphead - ended up being XBox One's best exclusive game in 2017.
Everyone already had high expectations for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Persona 5 and those all delivered.
It's one of those games that break grounds like Crysis did for graphics. Graphically Hellblade is second to none but it's also the direction they used to guide the character through the game. It is nothing we've seen done before.
Mass Effect has never appealed to me as a 'get in there, shoot'em up' type of gamer although I do enjoy games like LA Noir, Alan Wake, etc. I just have an inexplicable aversion to Star Trek like games for some reason. Love watching the shows but playing it, my interest wanes really fast.