With the end of 2021 very near, it is time to take stock of what the year has been in terms of video games and choose our favorites. In Meristation we have already done it, but obviously we are not the only ones, since Naughty Dog has published a post in which several of the members of the Californian study talk about the best games of the last 12 months, including the that have been on everyone’s lips, such as Metroid Dread, Deathloop and of course, the GOTY at The Game Awards -and Meristation-, It Takes Two.
Naughty Dog’s Favorite Games
One of the most mentioned games is Deathloop, a temporary PS5 exclusive by Arkane and which has been one of the most pleasant surprises of this year, if it is possible to speak of surprise when it comes to the creators of Dishonored or Prey. “Every space you visit and return visits becomes richer as you gain new tools, new information, and new insight into environment-based storytelling,” says Matthew Gallant, Game Director. “The freshness of his universe is what really captivated meat a time when so many games feel the same, “says Waylon Brinck, Development Director.
However, if we talk about surprises, we have to do it in Inscryption, and Vinit Agarwal, Game Director, raves about one of the great indies of 2021. “I will say that it has been a long time since I felt so surprised by the creativity of a video game. Despite having a baby, I have met several times playing until 3 in the morning until I’m done. I can not recommend it highly enough“.
But there’s more. “Metroid Dread leaves you in awe with its satisfying gameplay and absorbing atmosphere as it tells you a great story,” says Wasim Khan, Director of Character Technology. “When I saw Returnal for the first time many years ago, I was not prepared for the mental space this game was going to occupy when it came out. It still does today. Hats off to the entire Housemarque team!” Says he Vice President Arne Meyer.
And how could it be otherwise, it could not miss It Takes Two. “My partner has never been a gamer, and has really gotten involved in this. We’ve spent hours on the couch laughing, talking, and occasionally forcing each other in one direction.“says Rochelle Snyder, Senior Communications Manager. It’s also the favorite game of Evan Wells, Naughty Dog co-president.” I’m lousy at platformers, and It Takes Two combines that gameplay with amazing puzzles and beautiful art. . There is a lot of variety and clever mechanics that are continually being introduced. And the courageous decision to require a second player makes the experience unique. I’ve had a lot of fun playing with my son. “
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