GAMESBLIP 'BLIPPY' AWARDS 2015
Whoomp! There it was. As 2015's taillights fade it's time once again
to get all judgy on the console games that we played during the
year. As we're not superhuman - and have a day job - we didn't get
to play everything, so can
only type of that which we know.
We've streamlined it (a
bit) this year as the Blippys were turning into a monster, plus we
don't have a 'game of the year' as such now, just our favourite of
the year. It may not be the best thing released, but we really liked
it. After all, opinions are like arseholes - everybody's got one. So
these are our arsehol- erm, opinions for the year...
2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST
RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER
Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix
We'll always bear with you, Lara. Even when you're monoconsolic.
2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST ADVENTURE THING
EVERYBODY'S GONE TO THE RAPTURE
The Chinese Room/Sony
It may be languid, but what an immersive trip.
2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST ARCADE THING
DARIUSBURST: CHRONICLE SAVIOURS
Super expensive, but super arcade perfect.
2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST DRIVING THING
FORZA MOTORSPORT 6
Hoon down Conrod Straight 'flat knacker' and just try not to grin.
We dare you!
2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST FIGHTING THING
ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 3
Omega Force/Bandai Namco
One of the year's most out-and-out fun surprises.
2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST GUILTY PLEASURE THING
SAINTS ROW: GAT OUT OF HELL
What it lacks in polish it gains in wonderful, hilarious insanity.
2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST MONEY PIT THING
TT Games/WB Games
Hey, tire of it and at least you have a bunch of (scarily expensive)
blocks and minifigs to chuck into your LEGO collection!
2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST PLATFORMY THING
We love things that inspire creativity, and so do Media Molecule.
2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST PUZZLY THING
THE TALOS PRINCIPLE: DELUXE EDITION
Croteam/ Devolver Digital
A philosophical puzzler with an actually sane learning curve.
2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST REMASTERED THING
Blast Corps and 29 other games - some great, some dated -
in a superbly presented package. More please.
2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST RPG THING
THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT
CD Projekt RED
Much more fun than an arrow to the knee...
2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST SHOOTY THING
Nintendo's day-glo way to go gun crazy. A wonderful surprise, and
killer (well, splatty) multiplayer experience.
2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST SNEAKY THING
METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN
The only Snake that we don't hate.
2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST SPORTY THING
Car soccer, or 'soccar' if you prefer (hopefully you don't though,
because naff - unlike the game, which is tops).
2015 BLIPPY FOR BIGGEST DISAPPOINTING THING
ROCK BAND 4
So very disappointing. Much of what was good about RB3
stripped out, a D-grade track list, stupid additions and promises
made that are still nowhere to be seen at the time we're writing
this (like exports we've previously paid for, and that were used as
a major selling point.) At least updates are slowly improving
things, but it's a dud so far.
2015 BLIPPY FOR OUR FAVOURITE THING
ASSASSIN'S CREED SYNDICATE
AWOO! Grapple hooks of London... Loading times suck really hard, but
the bits in-between are just great fun, even if we can't make that
bloody carriage destruction trophy pop...
2015 BLIPPY CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR THINGS
DISNEY INFINITY 3.0
LIFE IS STRANGE
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