The Fancies 2021: The Big Fanbyte Game of the Year 2021 Roundup

We finally did it. We killed another year — 2021 this time — and now laugh and dance on its atemporal corpse. Its reign of tyranny is over and now we feast… on some very good video games. Specifically, we’re taking a look at Fanbyte Game of the Year 2021…

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The Fancies 2021: Michael Higham’s 10 Favorite Games That Aren’t FFXIV Endwalker

Trust me, there are other games I play besides Final Fantasy XIV. Still, I’m predictable as hell, but I know what I like. Life isn’t all catgirls and bunny boys, crystals and aether, or calamity and Primals — though many of my favorite games share similar themes. I think for…

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The Fancies 2021: Some of Imran’s Top Games of the Year

I don’t think we have enough appreciation for how weird 2021 has been for video games — or really anything. That anything came out this year is a small miracle; that enough really good things came out this year to fill a list, much less the list of 50 games…

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The Fancies 2021: Andrea Shearon’s Game of the Year List

I’m gonna kick off my Game of the Year list with a spoiler: every year, when there’s a Final Fantasy XIV expansion, said expansion winds up being my number one. I still want you to pretend to be surprised when you get to the end and see Endwalker. That being…

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The Fancies 2021: Natalie Flores’ Game of the Year List

2021 has often been pretty terrible, but at least it’s been a fantastic year for video games. I genuinely mean that. Video games are in some way tied to every source of happiness I’ve had throughout the last 12 months. That they’ve had such a spectacular year, offering plenty of…

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Nier Replicant ver.1.224787139 Reminded Me Why We Tie Emotions to Video Games

I am never more frustrated than when tasked to assess something I love. To say 2010’s action-RPG Nier was affecting to me might very well be a criminal understatement. It reinforced the sometimes dormant idea that games are ultimately made by people with ideas, thoughts, agendas, talents, and mistakes. It…

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