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The best games of 2016 you didn't play

I said it about 2015 and I feel as if it's even more true of 2016: this was a great year to play video games. The general landscape of the industry seems to be trending in a positive direction, with more and more things to love. However it'...   read

 
 
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2016 was a master class in game design

Game mechanics have always come first for me. I love looking at how a game works at a base level and tinkering with what is there. I'm very curious as to what the limitations are, always looking for a way to "cheat" mechanics or use them to...   read

 
 
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Review: Planet Coaster

It feels very weird to me to be reviewing a coaster sim in 2016. I had just always thought that it was a genre left to the past, and I was pretty okay with that. The days of staying over a friend's house and laughing as we made drinks free ...   read

 
 
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Dota 2's 7.00 patch fundamentally changes the game

I'm uhh, not even sure where to begin here. Fresh off of the Boston Major, Valve has just released the update page for Dota 2's newest patch: 7.00. The community has anxiously been awaiting the patch just for the brand new Hero of Monk...   read

 
 
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Review: Tyranny

I really can't get enough of RPGs in the vein of Baldur's Gate or Planescape: Torment. Those type of games, which I guess we call "cRPG" now, helped shape what I enjoy in the gaming medium. I enjoyed Pillars of Eternity, though it didn...   read

 
 
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Review: Maize

I've always wondered why there's such a big controversy around the popcorn button on microwaves. I mean, it's always there and seems super convenient, but every popcorn bag I've ever made has explicit instructions not to use the popcor...   read

 
 
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Review: Rock Band Wired Legacy Adapter

I bought an Xbox One for one single reason: to play Rock Band 4. I've spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours in the Rock Band franchise. Thing is, about 90% percent of that time was on the drums. I was drumming so much that I eventu...   read

 
 
 

god damn modern review sites, always giving everything the same scores. i remember when people weren't afraid to give 5s and below!!!!!1 -- In all seriousness, I think 2016 has been an amazing year for games and I can't wait to enter GOTY season


 
 
 

Man, I can't wait until everyone gets to experience Owlboy! Such a beautiful game.

 
 
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Review: Owlboy

Welp, it was worth the (eight-year) wait!   read

 
 


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Review: Super Mario Adventures

In 1992, I was three years old. Apparently, some of you old farts were reading Nintendo Power at that time and were treated to installments of Super Mario Adventures. The magazine ran a chapter of the story each month of the year, and now t...   read

 
 
 

In honor of Undertale's anniversary, here's a picture of a poster I have up in my classroom! Easily one of my favorite moments in the game.


 
 
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Review: Noitu Love: Devolution

Noitu Love. Spell it backwards. Evol Ution. Evolution! If the damn title can blow your mind, imagine how great the game must be.   read

 
 
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Review: Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire

Two of my favorite games of all time are strategy games: Final Fantasy Tactics and Shining Force II. I have such fond memories of these titles, and others like them, from when I was growing up. I'm always chomping at the bit to sink my...   read

 
 
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Children of Morta has all the ingredients to be the next great roguelike

The term "roguelike" has been bastardized a bit and can cause some confusion at times, but I think most people can think of a few traits that always persist. Permadeath, randomized level design and possibly powerups, and tough difficulty ar...   read

 
 
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Missed September's Nintendo Direct? Catch up here

No, there were no surprise NX details. But there was a lot of good stuff announced! A couple of Wii U to 3DS ports, some new (and surprising) games like Pikmin, and of course goofy skits in between! Here's the Direct, alongside a list of ev...   read

 
 
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A new Pikmin title is coming to the 3DS

A new Pikmin title was announced during today's Nintendo Direct, but it's not quite the same as its predecessors. Eschewing the traditional view, the 3DS adventure is a sidescrolling game, but retains the core ideas. The video shows Ol...   read

 
 
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Yoshi's Woolly World headed to 3DS early next year

Following in Super Mario Maker's footsteps, Yoshi's Woolly World is also headed to the 3DS. The game releases on the handheld on February 3, 2017. It will have new features, like Poochy levels that looks like some sort of bonus stage. ...   read

 
 
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New Zelda amiibo coming later this year

amiibo! Nintendo loves making them, people love buying them. I've fallen out of my amiibo craze, or at least, I thought so. Today Nintendo announced four new Legend of Zelda amiibo coming on December 2: 8-bit Link, Ocarina of Time ...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker is coming to 3DS this year with a big restriction

Super Mario Maker, one of my most-played Wii U titles, is coming to the 3DS later this year on December 2. Shown off at today's Nintendo Direct, it looked just the same as the Wii U version in action. However, the biggest caveat, and one th...   read

 
 
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Juri is the most complex character on the Street Fighter V roster

[Header image from Dead End Thrills] I'll admit, I'm a little late getting this guide out compared to my internal timeline. I have a good reason though, and I think Street Fighter V fans will understand. You see, in between playin...   read

 
 
 

So is Pony Island some sort of inside joke that I don't get? I can't even bring myself to finish it because of how....lame it is.

 
 
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PC Port Report: Little King's Story

I've heard people clamoring about Little King's Story ever since its release in 2009. "It's a great Pikmin-esque experience!" and "It's so cute and charming, you gotta play it!" they'd say. I'm not exactly sure why I didn't get around ...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: No Man's Sky

When the PC version of No Man's Sky got delayed, I was very sad. I've been anticipating this game for a long time. I've been a fan of Hello Games ever since Joe Danger. Both games in that franchise are brilliant and I've poured dozens ...   read

 
 
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Review: Just Cause 3: Bavarium Sea Heist

Man, I have never been so excited to uninstall a game in my life. If you bought this Season Pass, you truly have my condolences.    read

 
 


About Patrick Hancockone of us since 1:38 PM on 08.24.2011



During the day he teaches high school kids about history. At night he kicks their butts in competitive games like Rocket League, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike. Proponent of eSports and indies. ~

Disclosure: I've personally backed Double Fine Adventure, Wasteland 2, Dead State, SPORTSFRIENDS, Torment: Tides of Numera, and STRAFE. I have previously written for AbleGamers.com and continue to support them whenever possible (like HumbleBundle).

Feel free to hit me up at patrick]at[destructoid.com, or at @therealhancock
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