I’ve recently just beaten God Of War and while I enjoyed it, I was slightly disappointed given all the game of the year awards. The shallow combat, small number of enemies, and largely pointless role-playing element were all a knock against it I thought, even if everything else was pretty spectacular. And that got me to think what is the actual best game of the generation so far?
The way I see it there are three main contenders: The Witcher 3, Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, and Bloodborne. I’m sure other people will nominate others and it feels kind of odd not to have Fortnite there, but while it’s enjoyable I wouldn’t say it’s an amazing game. It’s good, but its popularity is primarily due to the fact that it’s free.
I also admit that perhaps my three choices are biased to my own taste in games. But while they’re all single-player open world adventures I wouldn’t necessary say that’s my favourite type of game, I just genuinely think they’re the best. The Witcher 3 has fantastic storytelling and interaction, while the atmosphere and attention to detail in Bloodborne is just incredible – the level design may be the best in any game ever.
But I think I have to give it to Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. The mere act of surprising everyone with its quality, even though it’s part of the most critically acclaimed franchise ever kind of says it all. But my jaw never stopped dropping even hundreds of hours into the game and I really can’t imagine anything beating it, certainly not this gen. Perhaps a future Hot Topic?