The Fancies 2021: Steven Strom’s Game of the Year List

Another year, another landslide of problems to try and escape in the world of video games. I won’t go too deep on just how hard 2021 has been. I edited most of our end-of-year pieces by my coworkers. They already did a much better job of encompassing the struggles we…

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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: LB Hunktears’ Games of the Year

Game of the Year, Period, 2021: Wildermyth The reason Wildermyth is my game of the year is pretty simple: it does nothing I don’t like. It’s beautifully balanced. Tonally, it’s the perfect fantasy adventure game — the stakes feel high, but not stressfully so. Sad things happen, and they feel…

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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Wields Vintage Fashion as a Narrative Tool

Ace Attorney is a visual novel series about legal disputes and the judicial system, and over the past 20 years it’s carved a space for itself by transforming historically dull, monotonous court processes into some of the most dramatic reveals in games. It’s a series full of endless spectacle, and…

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