This one was tough too. 2017 was packed with hits like Breath of the Wild, which is the entire reason I bought a Switch, the excellent Prey reboot, and Capcom's true return to terror with Resident Evil 7.
But no game spoke to me like Assassin's Creed: Origins.
I feel like this game was made for me. As someone who absolutely adores Hellenistic Egypt, AC: Origins was everything I had ever wanted to see from the period made corporeal and interactive. The Pharos of Alexandria, Khufu's Horizon and the other towering cyclopean pyramid-tombs at Giza, the Great Library, the Sphinx, Alexander's Tomb...the list goes on and on and on.
Ubisoft's attention to detail in these new modern AC games is staggering. In Origins we saw people making dyes and sifting through silt, they venerate the Hellenistic gods that mingle Egyptian and Greek polytheism, and they walk, talk, and act as ancient Egyptians likely did. It's literally like time traveling to one of the most profound and mystifying periods in ancient history.
The story was masterfully crafted, weaved around one of the best characters in the series, Bayek, who's charming, captivating, and admirable. The combat is chaotic and there's RPG mechanics thrown in to keep you playing for long periods of time all the while collecting precious high-grade loot.
- Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Resident Evil 7
Last updated: Jan 1, 2020 at 06:11 am CST
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