2017 Video Game Releases: A Year of Unprecedented Innovations
The year 2017 was more than a mere time marker; it was an epochal chapter in the annals of video gaming. The gaming horizon was teeming with innovative releases, underscoring the industry’s perpetual growth and showing us the gaming boundaries being ceaselessly stretched and enlarged.
Big League Games that Dominated 2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
This release was not merely a game; it was a revolution. Breath of the Wild reimagined the open-world genre with its intricate settings, multifaceted conundrums, and enthralling plotline. Gamers were dropped into the expansive realm of Hyrule with the mission to rescue it from Calamity Ganon’s grip.
Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn, an amalgamation of past and future in a post-apocalyptic setting, introduced a unique concept of robotic dinosaurs. With a powerful female lead, Aloy, this game brought in a fresh perspective to the action RPG genre.
Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario Odyssey saw Mario reverting to sandbox-style gameplay, akin to Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. The game received acclaim for its inventive gameplay mechanisms and extraordinary visuals, making it a mandatory play for every Nintendo Switch enthusiast.
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)
PUBG created a global sensation. It spearheaded the battle royale genre, laying the foundation for games like Fortnite and Apex Legends. PUBG’s realistic visuals and high-intensity gameplay led to its instant success.
Cuphead, a run-and-gun indie game, stood out for its distinctive 1930s cartoon aesthetics and challenging gameplay. Its hand-drawn animations and jazzy soundtrack set it apart from other games, giving players a unique gaming experience.
Innovative Games that Redefined Gaming in 2017
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, a psychological horror game, delved into mental illness through its protagonist, Senua. The game’s immersive audio design and eerie narrative offered a deeply impactful experience, pushing the limits of storytelling in games.
What Remains of Edith Finch
This game is a compilation of peculiar tales about a family in Washington state. As Edith, you traverse the gigantic Finch house, in search of stories as she uncovers her family history and tries to understand why she’s the last surviving member of her lineage.
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2017: A Milestone Year for Gaming
Reflecting on 2017, it’s evident that it was a milestone year for video games. From innovative blockbusters to boundary-pushing indies, the games launched this year not only entertained us but also redefined what’s achievable in gaming. As we forge ahead, we’ll continue to commemorate 2017 as a crucial year in gaming history.
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