At the end of each year, game companies blast us with all their big releases. The release schedule is so packed many gamers call the month of October alone Broketober and of course the releases continue into November and December. These games tend to come out close to the Christmas period for obvious reasons, but also many consumers have time to play them. Once the great attack of the games ends and the new year arrives, the next two months can be pretty dry. Few big-name games come out around this time and it can frustrate many gamers, but also give them a chance to catch up on their back log of titles.
2017 came around and made an impact. The year is almost at the halfway point and we have multiple game of the year candidates such as Nier: Automata, Persona 5, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Resident Evil 7. To name other great games that have been released this year, we got another installment in the space epic series called Mass Effect: Andromeda, Team Ninja released its powerhouse action game Nioh and of course not to forget Nintendo’s instant classic, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which came alongside the Switch, their new console.
For the past few years we have seen western game companies be the main players in the industry. Gone were the days of Japanese made games making our consoles that much better. A perfect example of a console that was blessed with a catalogue of high quality Japanese made games is the Playstation 2. There was no shortage of excellent role playing games. Games like Persona 3 and 4, the dot hack series, God Hand and Okami made the PS2 worth owning or buying for those on the fence.