The time has come for only one of the magnificent seven to stand tall. Here’s our game of the year 2017.
Surprising as it may be as I wholeheartedly declare 2017 one of best years in video games ever, I didn’t have much of problem to declare its absolute ruler. In fact, it did seem I wouldn’t have this problem since as early as February.
NieR: Automata is mind-blowing. It’s not afraid of anything, be it an Earth-shattering genre mash-up, or a head-on attack on deepest philosophical questions. Luck does favour the brave, but not for a second do I believe the sheer genius of Yoko Taro left anything to luck in this case. Is is once again with the words of Jim Sterling that I wave the eye-wateringly superb 2017 farewell:
NieR: Automata; Fucking. Brilliant.