Not too many games coming out in the month of July, so this might be a good time to reflect for a second on the year so far. We're halfway through 2015 — how does it stack up in terms of games?
Compared to where we were sitting at the same point of the year in 2014? I think 2015 has been a humdinger. Big retail releases like Evolve, Dying Light plugged the gaps until massive heavy hitters like Bloodborne and The Witcher 3 came out. Batman: Arkham Asylum recently hit shelves and — regardless of where you sit on the Batmobile debate — feels like a 'next-gen' experience, if that's a term you use or care about. And I almost forgot about Splatoon — a game I'm currently obsessed with. I start playing Splatoon and I find it extremely difficult to stop.
I honestly can't remember a year in recent memory having a stronger start.
There's been great mobile games — Fallout: Shelter being the example that currently springs to mind. Indie games have been strong, with Her Story coming out and totally shocking me with a new experience I was't expecting at all. I hadn't even heard of that game until the week it was released. It's already one of my favourite experiences of the year.
So yeah, as you may have guessed — I'm a big fan of 2015 so far.
How are you finding this year so far?