2016 was a not great year in a lot of ways, and I’m definitely hoping for better in 2017. But for all its faults, 2016 did provide me with a number of great and fun games. I didn’t play a ton this year, but all I played I loved. So without further ado, here’s my top 5 games of 2016:
#5: Final Fantasy Explorers
If there is one type of game that will always capture my interest, it is fun handheld RPGs. I adore games where I can just pull out my handheld and grind a few levels, or set some skill points, or tackle a boss while I sit on the bus. I especially love when these games have funny or clever writing, or a particularly good localization.
Thus, it should come as no surprise that I ended up playing and enjoying 7th Dragon III: Code VFD.
I will start this off by saying that I have never once watched a full episode of Steven Universe, only bits and pieces here and there. I have mostly learned what I know about it from cultural osmosis and friends who are into the show. That being said, I have always admired it from afar as a show that encourages progressive thinking about gender and gay relationships.
Thus, I was horrified recently to hear about one of the show’s storyboard artists being chased off of twitter.
Those who follow me on twitter will know that I have been screaming nonstop about the game 7th Dragon III for a few weeks now. Part of this is due to the fact that it’s a fun game with fun characters, but a larger part of my love for this game comes from how unbelievably gay it is.