That Dragon, Cancer was created by Numinous Games, a small team of developers led by Ryan Green, Amy Green, and Josh Larson. The game shares Ryan and Amy’s autobiographical struggles after their son, Joel, was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of one. While the setup might be too morose for some, if you’re the type of person that can appreciate the catharsis of confronting personal tragedy, then I’d encourage you to try That Dragon, Cancer for yourself regardless of your age or experience with video games.
And now the conclusion to my top 10 games of 2015.
Finally, my top 10 games of 2015. Let’s get right to it.
What happens when selecting the top ten games of the year becomes too difficult? Answer: an honorable mentions list gets created. Here are a few games that barely missed my cut, but were still worthy of their own post. Call it cheating if you’d like, but not acknowledging these experiences seemed like a far greater crime. Indulge me, won’t you?
Love him or hate him, no one makes films—actual films—quite like Quentin Tarantino. No one currently working has a track record like Tarantino either, which is why each time he releases a new film it’s sort of a big deal. His latest, The Hateful Eight, might be his most divisive work yet, but for those who seek the audacious and have a bit of patience, this is another masterpiece that should not be missed.
2015 was a great year for games. Like the rest of the internet, I’ve been contemplating my own top 10 list over the past few weeks. It’s proved to be an exercise in futility and self-indulgence, but fun nonetheless. For me, the purpose of creating such a subjective ranking isn’t necessarily to reach a broader consensus, but to recommend a few titles people may have overlooked.
That all being said, I felt the need to explain why a few games didn’t make the cut. Both the press and fans alike have lauded the following titles. To those people and the following games, know that it’s probably not you, it’s me. Recommendations don’t always pan out due to taste, and while I certainly never go into an experience hoping to come away dissatisfied, here we are anyway. Without any further ado, here are the games I wish I had enjoyed more in 2015.
Minor spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Video Games 2015: The “It’s Not You, It’s Me” List”