Friday Favorites: Top Games of 2019

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Friday everyone!

The end of 2019 is upon us. It’s been a great year, giving me some of my favorite games. While I haven’t played as many games as I would have liked, I am pleased with the games I have discovered during the year.

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Considering my lukewarm feelings about Fates and Shadows of Valentia, Three Houses renewed my love of Fire Emblem games. I was hesitant with the academy angle from the pre-time skip, but I grew to enjoy the exploration, the characters’ growth and goals, and the supports. It was nice to have the supposed downtime activities to bolster relationships and stats alike, as well as giving the option to do skirmishes every week. That, and the cast of characters in Three Houses has been one of my favorites in some time.

Pokemon Sword

We’re huge Pokemon fans on this blog, if you haven’t noticed. Despite the criticism that had surrounded the eighth generation of Pokemon, I’ve really enjoyed Pokemon Sword! The new character designs are great, the world is fun, and the Wild Area has been an amazing feature to the series. I’m also certain that the Galar region has my favorite gym battle music!

Arcade Spirits

A visual novel set in a video game arcade sounded right up my alley, and I was not expecting the variety of choices and outcomes Arcade Spirits offered the player. With fun characters — both in personality and design — a great plot, and conscious enough to cater to non-binary and aroace folks, Arcade Spirits was an awesome experience.

Gris

I was enraptured with the images of the art style of this game before I even knew what it was about. This bittersweet tale of grief and moving on was wrapped up beautifully in its unique graphics and accompanying music, and was the first game of the year that made me tear up.

What were your favorite games of 2019? Let me know in the comments below! If you liked this post, please share it around.

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One thought on “Friday Favorites: Top Games of 2019

  1. Great choices! Fire Emblem, Pokemon, and Gris were games that made a huge impact on my 2019.

    Also, watching one of the writers of Arcade Spirits make a cameo appearance during your Arcade Spirits stream was one of the coolest things I saw this year!

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