Will 2017 be the best gaming year ever?.

We are not even halfway there, but here and there you can already hear that 2017 will be the best game year ever. And hey, with titles such as Horizon Zero Dawn, Resident Evil 7 and Zelda: Breath of the Wild that could well be … How do the ever-skilled SamaGame editors think about this topic?

PK

What is your favorite game year?
I always find it difficult. Every year a few top titles come out that I have a lot of fun with. I have never personally experienced a ‘lean game year’, as is sometimes concluded in the end-of-year review. But looking back 1998 was a very magical year. I broke Banjo-Kazooie all summer vacation and at the end of the year, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was added. What else does a 9-year-old boy need?

Will 2017 be the best gaming year ever?

Will 2017 be your favorite game year?
Uuuuuh, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Yooka-Laylee are out! So yes, that makes the score almost equal. It also helps that nowadays 10 times as many games are released and one of them always doesn’t suck. Plus, I play a lot more games now because I have significantly more money than my 9 year old me. Unfortunately, I also have considerably less free time. IT’S NOT FAIR!!!

Which game do you think your GotY will be?
If there is a game about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild this year, I will be heavily, VERY impressed.

Will 2017 be the best gaming year ever?

Alie

What is your favorite game year?
Yoshi’s Story, Banjo-Kazooie, Grim Fandango, Half-Life, Thief: The Dark Project, Mario Party, but most of all The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. 1998 is my favorite game year ever. Although 1997, 1999 and 2000 weren’t bad either … Can I just call it the N64 era? Or maybe I should just say 1990 after all, since that’s the year I got my NES and my love for gaming started.

Will 2017 be your favorite game year?
2017 will end in my top 10 favorite game years ever … Maybe it even manages to get a place in the top 5 … But despite the fact that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is really fabulous, and games like Horizon Zero Dawn and Mass Effect: Andromeda have already made up for my year now, nothing compares to the 90s.

Will 2017 be the best gaming year ever?

Which game do you think your GotY will be?
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Bass

What is your favorite game year?
Without a doubt 2008. Burnout Paradise, GTA IV, Call of Duty: World at War, Battlefield: Bad Company, LittleBigPlanet, Left 4 Dead, the best Saint’s Row (part 2), Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Metal Gear Solid IV and Fallout 3. I think I won this question with this list.

Will 2017 be the best gaming year ever?

Will 2017 be your favorite game year?
No! The year has been great so far, but to go over 2008 there are so many great games to come out. Two classics is then not enough. I am very curious how CoD can hold its own and whether Shadow of War can make as much impression as the earlier part. But I still see too few real toppers to be the best year ever.

Which game do you think your GotY will be?
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Laura

What is your favorite game year?
There is only one year that is the best game year ever and that is 1992. A great year in terms of culture anyway: Rhythm is a Dancer was a big hit, young people wore mother-like jeans or Aussies and on Saturday night everyone watched Never Give Up with Peter Jan Rens.

Will 2017 be the best gaming year ever?

Will 2017 be your favorite game year?
It should be clear: times have changed. Games have changed, but 1992 is and remains the best gaming year of all time. Why? Super Nintendo’s Super Mario World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past released in the Netherlands!

Which game do you think your GotY will be?
Such epic games, 2017 really can’t get over that, although the year is doing its best with my GotY The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the new IP Horizon Zero Dawn and the upcoming Ni No Kuni 2. LocoRoco Remastered also seems fantastic, so it will certainly be a brilliant year.

Michel

What is your favorite game year?
Without a doubt 1998. Three of my favorite games ever came out: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Banjo-Kazooie and Metal Gear Solid. Only a handful of games have ever reached the same level as these three top players. As far as I am concerned they are still the best adventure, best 3D platformer and best (cinematic) action game. And oh yes, Grim Fandango was laughing too!

Will 2017 be the best gaming year ever?

Will 2017 be your favorite game year?
I don’t think there will ever be another year coming over my favorite game year. That is not necessarily because the quality is now less, but the nostalgia of the titles from ’98 that I mentioned earlier, a modern game can of course not compete with that. Although games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nier: Automata and Horizon: Zero Dawn are getting damn close. If Mario Odyssey gets good too, then 2017 is getting damn close …

Which game do you think your GotY will be?
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. My favorite game since Ocarina of Time.

Sven

What is your favorite game year?
1998. I am probably not the only one to mention this year, because objectively this is simply the best game year. Ever. I think then. It’s the year of Metal Gear Solid, Thief, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Half-Life, and so on! Grim Fandango and Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, titles of great emotional value to me, also saw the light of day in 1998. It is no coincidence that my brother and I first became members of our favorite monthly magazine in 1998!

Will 2017 be your favorite game year?
Haha no, probably not. And I’m not saying that out of nostalgia or because I think everything used to be better (if you think that seriously, then I feel sorry for you)! I am definitely not a retro gamer and it is not the case that as an eleven year old I played more games, or that I had more fun with it than now, but the ridiculous amount of iconic games that appeared in 1998 is simply hard to beat.

Will 2017 be the best gaming year ever?

Which game do you think your GotY will be?
If Rockstar gets to 2017 (which no one really thinks), then without a doubt Red Dead Redemption 2. If not, Prey is a very good candidate. What. A. Game. Too bad there is so little hype for it, because holy crap, go play it!

Graddus

What is your favorite game year?
1998 of course! What, is everyone already saying that? Okay, okay … Then do 2007, an equally unmistakable game year full of top titles. Just think: Mass Effect, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Super Mario Galaxy, Assassin’s Creed, Crysis,…,… and then I must have forgotten a handful.

Will 2017 be your favorite game year?
Absolutely not. To be honest, I don’t think 2017 is that special at all. Sure, Breath of the Wild is arguably the best game of the past decade and Horizon: Zero Dawn and Yooka-Laylee are really nice too. But to go over 2007 (let alone 1998), at least five new IPs have to appear, three of which will turn into evergreen; something I don’t see happening 1, 2, 3.

Will 2017 be the best gaming year ever?

Which game do you think your GotY will be?
Sniper Elite 4.