Game of the Year 2017: Our top 10 Contributors: Polygon Staff Image credit: Nintendo For Game of the Year 2017, Polygon has been counting down our top 10 throughout the month of December. On Dec. 18, we'll reveal our favorite 50 of 2017, but before that, we’ve got a look at our top 10 for the year. And throughout the month, we'll be looking back on the year with special videos, essays and surprises!
While some watch The Game Awards to see what won Game of the Year, most of us are here for the game reveals. This was probably one of the biggest lineups of announcements and reveals in the show’s four-year history. Some of the big reveals include the announcement of Soulcalibur 6, Bayonetta 3, the existence of a new From Software title, a new title from Campo Santo and a four-player co-op title based on World War Z.
Persona 5 isn’t a game I thought I’d like. Japanese RPGs, at least in their current form, just don’t appeal to me. Many games I’ve tried — Bravely Default, Ni no Kuni, Xenoblade Chronicles X — felt endless, disrespectful of the player’s time in a world where I have increasingly less and less of it. There’s just no way I can appreciate grinding for grinding’s sake anymore.
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