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BEST GAMES 2021 SO FAR – Happy Console Gamer

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  1. In a week, I'll likely say Monster Hunter Stories 2 – I already spent 7 hours in the demo, and I can barely wait 😀 Other than that, I don't think I played any 2021 releases besides Haven (very good, if janky), Persona 5 Strikers and… Age of Calamity? I think that was 2021? My backlog is killing me…

  2. I absolutely adore It Takes Two, sure, it's a budget game and yes, it's co-op only, but it is incredibly fun and creative.

  3. In no order:

    It Takes Two
    Bowsers Fury
    Bravely Default 2
    Monster Hunter Rise

    Those are the games I really enjoyed so far this year, id you havnt played It Takes Two you should definitely play it with your wife.

  4. one worth mentioning imo is ender lilies, a metroidvania that strikes all the right chords for the genre.

  5. I really appreciate the Nier Remake and the dlc Intermission from FF7 remake I even redo this remake with the PS5 enhancement ^^, haven't tried Ratchet yet 🙂

  6. For me it’s R-Type Final 2. I loved RE Village and Nier Replicant but I’ve sunk the most time (replayability) into R-Type. It’s not perfect but it’s damn good.

  7. Some standouts for me so far:
    -Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart
    -Resident Evil Village
    -Persona 5 Strikers
    -Yuffie DLC
    -Bowsers Fury

    I really want to play It Takes Two though! Gotta get to that soon

  8. I really need to play Famicom Detective Club it's just such a hard sell for me to get a digital only title. Especially being $90 AUD for the pack… if it was that much physically I'd be hesitant but digitally that's insane.

  9. Littlewood and Disgaea 6. It's only been out a few days, but I'm absolutely loving it. And Littlewood feels like the perfect comfort food game.

  10. Hey Johnny, Area 88 is on Peacock and it's free if you didn't know.

  11. Astalon Tears of the Earth folks. 2D side scrolling goodness.

  12. Fantasian, the new RPG from the creator of final fantasy

  13. For me too is Ys IX: Monstrum Nox so far. I platinum the game on PS4 and reeeally njoy it the story is fantastic,characters are interesting and the OST as aways its just super good.

  14. There are still to many (old) games left to play until i 'can' start something released in 2021..haha.. But im still very disappointed about RE VII…Ego-view? seriously?…i will never play it that. And im still disappointed about the combat in FF VII. Action based…bah… But its FFVII..maybe ill check it out someday…when the whole game is available in 1 package..hahaha

  15. Best games I've beaten this year:
    1. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
    2. Persona 5
    3. Judgment
    4. A Plague Tale: Innocence
    5. Final Fantasy 7 Remake
    6. Resident Evil 3 Remake
    7. Super Mario Odyssey
    8. The Evil Within

  16. I'm still catching up on games from a few years back. I haven't got time for new releases. Will let you know in a couple of years, I guess! :^D

  17. I m still stuck on my back log great choices Jonny

  18. Rift Apart and RE8 were both fantastic and my top 2 so far. Nier Replicant is very good as well, I just havnt finished it.

  19. I have been really enjoying Final Fantasy 14 this year. Not necessarily new but it's new to me!

  20. RE8 was incredible. A real surprise.
    Ratchet is a showpiece for Ps5.

  21. Haven't been playing anything new, but — Symphony of the Night randomized seeds are my new fix. I'm sticking to the old skool. New games are rather disappointing & my video card recently died (potential omen?). We got our son Mario Odyssey, though & he prefers to watch ME play — it's real good, as Mario always is. Link's awakening, too, I play on the bowl here & there.

    Pre-GFX card death; Jupiter Hell is great, but feels super EZ compared to DoomRL. Uuuuh, I beasted Sekiro, & kind of never want to play it ever again as long as I live .. Ugh .. Bitter aftertaste. Just give me my Tenchu back.

    Been distancing myself from modern games, it's all been done & I've seen it all — there's nothing left to fascinate, intrigue, surprise or hook me anymore. I just listen to Mark Passio podcasts & play Diablo 2 (PD2) in Single Player Hardcore.. Yup..


  22. Bravely default 2 was a great older style jrpg with the great job system. I absolutely love these style of games

  23. I think the only games from this year that I've played are Scarlet Nexus and Guilty Gear Strive, both great games. What I am really anticipating though is Shin Megami TEnsei V!

  24. I’m surprised you haven’t played Scarlet Nexus yet. It’s been an amazing surprise for me this year and is currently my GOTY. Great story with fun characters and the combat is incredibly fun and pretty deep. I highly recommend it.

  25. I have both RE Village and Ratchet just sitting collecting dust while I'm creeping up on almost 200 hours in CyberPunk 2077 I don't know why but it is very difficult for me to let that game go and play some of the new Releases. I even dropped OUTRIDERS when it got released.

  26. I actually loved Famicom Detective Club.
    Played both of them. Just got YS IX for switch. My personal favorite this year was Scarlet Nexus. Ready for Monster Hunter Stories 2! RE Village, Mass Effect legendary edition, nier Replicant, bravely default 2, smt3 monster hunter rise all were fun too

  27. I think I played every AAA title, 3rd, 2nd and 1st party game on Ps5 but the only game that had me glued to it was Ratchet and Clank.

  28. Watching this and seeing Ys IX Monstrum Nox as your game of the year. Made my day I hope it does at least get a nomination truly underrated.

    My picks of any which are game of the year..
    – Tales of Arise
    – Lost Judgement
    – RE 8 Village
    – Scarlet Nexus
    – Neo The World Ends with you

    Though unlikely to be goty but would say great remasters

    – Nier Replicant
    – Mass Effect Legendary
    – Legend of Mana

  29. Returnal game of the year 2021 no other games that came out are so original/exciting and with such a crazy game style…!!

  30. Ratchet and Clank ARA is a tremendous game, when I used the Rhino 8 weapon and a friggin' (robo) dino from Horizon Zero Dawn flew out of the portal, i lost it!!! A well crafted game indeed 👍🏿👍🏿

  31. Don't have time to play, too much work :-/
    Was playing Cyberpunk when it was possible, good game on PC though…

  32. The only 2021 release I’ve played so far is p5 strikers. Honestly this year has felt really lackluster for me so far, but there are some things for me this fall like smt5 and advanced wars

  33. Returnal, Ratchet And Clank Rift Apart, Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown (I wish this was a physical release)

  34. valheim or gunfire reborne is probably game of the year for me TBH.

  35. I thought it was going to be Rift Apart for sure, but Chicory: A Colorful Tale really blew me away.

  36. Awesome man always love your reviews helps me make awesome content on my channel because of your awesome recommendations ,so thank soooooo much my canadian buddy you rock .

  37. I don t like ff7 remake story (not comparing to FF7) just think all this fate story make no sense at all

  38. I got so excited when you mentioned Famicom Detective Club! The original was one of my favorite games ever so I lost my mind when they announced the remake. I even ended up importing the Japanese collector's edition with the art book. I'm really glad that you enjoyed your time with it. The series definitely deserves more attention and I hope people give it a chance.

  39. Hey dude, normally how much do you spend every month with games?

  40. Just got RE:Village and while incredibly beautiful and the enemies intriguing it's not a RE game that's really pulled me in. Maybe I'm just used to the third person perspective or something but overall I'm just not in a rush to finish the game. I have to say though I'm really waiting for the switch version of Fatal Frame Maiden Of Black Water.I also hope that we get a physical copy this time instead of just a digital game but at least though you can get the physical copy that's being advertised overseas since the Switch/PS4(5)/Xbox One(SX) aren't region locked.

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