This has been a great year for video games in general, and a particularly excellent year for Sony as a platform holder. Keeping up with notable PlayStation 4 releases throughout 2017 was no small feat thanks in large part to Japan. Even now, in mid-December, I’m struggling to catch back up.
A whole new audience of players learned how draining it feels to become emotionally invested in characters penned by Yoko Taro. Nioh filled the Souls-sized hole in our hearts with yokai. The latest Persona made it to the West. Somehow, Gravity Rush got a full-fledged sequel. And, as if that weren’t enough, this was the year I finally fell in love with the enthralling criminal world of Yakuza.
Now all that’s left is to take those experiences and whittle them away until only one remains…
These are the nominees for Destructoid’s Best PS4 Game of 2017: