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Friends of the Show - Liam Robertson's Top 5 of 2018

Liam Robertson's Top 5 of 2018
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5. Pokemon Let’s Go is a somewhat pleasant trip down memory lane that’s marred by inexplicable presentational shortcomings. Shoddy UI design, stiff, awkward animations, and a lack of voice acting left the game with an archaic, almost ‘low budget’ feel.

4. I was surprised by Starlink. It did a great job of seamlessly interweaving Star Fox into an otherwise generic sci-fi IP for kids. The original characters are as bland as they come, but the game succeeds in providing a galaxy that’s fun to explore and grindy in a way that is surprisingly enjoyable. It wasn’t without its own unique ideas either - building up an army on each world and watching the AI dynamically complete objectives for me was a thrill. I never bothered with the toys though.

3. Monster Boy and The Cursed Kingdom is one of 2018’s best surprises. This is a treat for any Wonder Boy fan that, for my money, surpasses the original games and earns its place as a modern classic. The experience clocked in at just over 20 hours for myself, but at no point did the developers let up with ingenious new uses for its many items and transformations. This game oozes creativity. Play it.

2. Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition is one of the most content-stuffed games Nintendo has put out in recent years, so of course it makes this list. This was my first time experiencing the ‘Legends’ content and it was a lot of fun.

1. Super Smash Bros Ultimate tops this list because at the end of the day I am just another fanboy desperately suckling at the ample teat of Nintendo. Sorry for that image, but the game is very good. World of Light is basically just a succession of weird franchise specific in-jokes, which I liked. The new Classic mode, now specific to each character, is brilliant. Gameplay is the strongest it has been in a long time, too. Bring on the DLC.

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