2015 was a fantastic year for gaming once again and it’s time to reflect back on the year that was. This week you can expect many SA Gamer Awards that came from numerous debates on the team. Many of our individual favourites did not win, but we included both a runner-up and honourable mentions for titles that deserve some credit. Let us know in the comments below if you agree or if you had another game in mind:
It’s amazing to see just how far Indie games have come over the last generation of games, moving into the current gen stuff. Almost every week there is an Indie game that releases that deserves some attention. It’s just such a great place for developers to take some risks and give us something fresh. It’s a genre of games all in itself and we are thankful for the experiences they give us. This year had some excellent Indie titles, but when discussing it amongst the team there was one clear winner:
Ori and the Blind Forest
Ori and the Blind Forest is quite easily one of the best games I have played on current gen. It’s that Metroidvania style 2D platformer that hits almost every spot when it comes to clever, frustrating and engaging platformers. Ori and the Blind Forest wasn’t just platforming perfection, but also simply stunning to look at, had a moving story and an incredible soundtrack to boot. Apart from some spawning enemy annoyances there was very little to fault in Ori and the Blind Forest making it our Indie game of the year for 2015.
Runner-up: Rocket League
Honourable Mentions: Stasis, Crypt of the Necrodancer, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Helldivers