GOTY 2017 Lists: Adam Carroll

by on December 26, 2017

Adam Carroll is a friend of the site, and has supported us forever. He also contributed to our (now defunct) music site, Seen it Heard it. But really, he’s a video game loving man who happens to also be a famous man who sings in bands. Having just called it a day with his band ZOAX, who knows where his terrific vocal chords will take him next?

5. Friday The 13th: The Game

Yes, I know, it has a lot of problems, but it also has a ton of love.

The small team of Gun Media have delivered a love letter to all the fans of the franchise. It may not make many people’s end of year lists, but as of right now, this is the best Friday The 13th game ever made.

All the nods to the franchise within will forever have me gleaming with joy, and playing with your friends makes matches outright hilarious. As time goes on with the improvements made from the dev, it makes me excited for the future of this game.

4. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

The Resident Evil franchise is back on top form.

This was an absolute roller coaster of an experience especially for the first 10 hours, and I imagine playing the entire game on VR is a different beast. For me personally, I was too terrified to experience to insanity of Marguerite and Jack Baker in virtual reality, but that also shows just how great it is to have another solid title in one of the best survival horror franchises ever created.

3. Super Mario Odyssey

This is the greatest Mario game ever made/the greatest game ever made on this list. There, I have said it.

Odyssey is just one of the games that will have you saying “I can’t believe that people were able to create this”. From the platforming to the visuals and music, it is pretty much perfect in every way.

I know it seems that this should be my number 1, but the connection I have had with my next two games are special.

2. Horizon: Zero Dawn

Aloy is my hero. I purchased Horizon on release day and it was a bad move. I was just too excited for Zelda: BOTW, which was released the same week. I put it aside for a few months, and when I returned, I was just simply not feeling it.

I understood the love that was out there for it, but after putting over 100 hours into Zelda, I was burnt out with the whole open-world experience.

Late October I went back and it has become a different story. The world is stunning, the gameplay is addictive, the enemy design of the robots and how aggressive they are became my favourite of the year, but it’s Aloy. Her story is incredible, and she is a character that I hope lives on for years to come. A phenomenal first entry that will more than likely leads us into an incredible franchise.

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild

It had to be.

If I could, I would make my Nintendo Switch number 1.

Having both Odyssey and Breath of the Wild released in the same year, with the choice of playing on the go is just perfect. It is because of this option that I was able to get right into the secrets of BOTW.

The game was such a joy from start to finish, and it contained so much of what I love from my favourite franchise of all-time. Seeing everyone’s videos throughout the year, of all the insane ways that people were finding on how to beat shrines was simply incredible.

Who knows where The Legend of Zelda series will go next, but I can guarantee that it will another amazing journey.