In praise of short AAA games | Games of the Year

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Christopher Dring

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I am not sure I’m cut out for Game of the Year lists.

Last year my ‘Game of the Year’ was a selection of remasters and remakes of games I had first played back in the late 1990s/early 2000s. It was a comment on the healing power of nostalgia during what was a nightmare year.

But it was also the result of the fact I hadn’t played many of 2020’s best games.

I’d played Spider-Man: Miles Morales (what a triumph that is), but not The Last of Us: Part 2 or Ghost of Tsushima or Hades or Final Fantasy VII: Remake.

As

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