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When talking about a game critically, I constantly have this crushing pressure to say something meaningful, to explain in cursive exactly why a game resonated so hard with me, poring over every possible element of discussion to find a poignant, eloquent point worthy of reading. But sometimes it’s just nice to say you played a lot of a game because you simply like it.
Under normal release date rules, my game of 2021 would be Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. Aside from it being a complete visual showstopper, a triumph of design and a total delight to play, it