The Nesta’s Games of The Year 2020 Edition

Thanks again, as always to my wife Zara for making the banner image as always. Source for the images used in the banner in order from left to right: Hijiyama(I think this is official art for the 1st year anniversary??), Tifa, Ichiban, Djeeta & Belial, Jin, My Nioh 2 OC (it’s a screenshot), and Zagreus.
My wife and I are rocking our best Goro Majima, and Kazuma Kiryu looks.

10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Oh hey, remember a time before Animal Crossing: New Horizons came out? Don’t be silly, of course you don’t remember that either.

$8 Raymond
Not my proudest moment.
I’ve got my eye on you.

9. Genshin Impact

(Best Surprise 2020)

miHoYo’s “Pants Tech” is off the fucking charts. Look at that shit!
Jean’s Pants Fan 86 has logged into chat.
Who knew this game was so homoerotic?

8. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

It only took 10 years, but hey, I can say that I finally consider myself a fan of Xenoblade Chronicles. That is to say, the first game. As opposed to Xenoblade Chronicles X, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 which I already liked.

Sad Riki is both among the funniest, and saddest things I’ve seen in a game all year.
“How far down does this game of the year list go anyhow?”
Rainy Moods

7. Nioh 2

A year after From Software’s Sekiro sadly disappointed me, and still with no news on Elden Ring in sight, I guess it was up to Team Ninja’s sequel to Nioh to pick up the slack.

I guess this was my build when I finished the game?
So-fucking-kawaii.
Iconic

6. Final Fantasy VII Remake

Wow. So you’re telling me the Remake of Final Fantasy VII, one of my favorite games of all time didn’t even crack the top 5 on this year’s list? Despite it being the game I was the most excited for going into this year? Perhaps not the “Best” surprise of the year, but maybe the “Biggest” surprise?

No glaring issues here, just alone in a room with my childhood crush.
The Wall Market is absolutely stunning.
Barret Wallace is a BAMF.
Breathtaking

5. Ghost of Tsushima

(Best Looking Game 2020)

This was one hell of a send off for the PlayStation 4.
Sometimes the vistas were reward enough for climbing up to the shrines.
Think deeply about the body with Jin.
Unfortunately all of my screenshots were off successful runs, so I had to Google something more interesting for people to look at, lol.

4. Hades

(Best Soundtrack 2020)

This run clapped back.
I fought this boss. Once or twice. Not pictured: Me fighting this boss.
Here’s someone who isn’t me in Elysium. That ended up being my least favorite area of the run by the time I was finished with the game.
As you can see here, 13 Sentinels is about a time traveling man who is forced to come to terms with his love for delicious ground beef.

3. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

(Best Story 2020)

You thought I was joking motherfucker?!
Many lives were lost during the battle of Yakisoba Pan vs. Hemborger.
The Yakisoba Pan Alliance
Yakuza is a very serious series about nasty crime boys.

2. Yakuza (7): Like A Dragon

(Best Voice Actor 2020: Kaiji Tang (Takatoshi Hijiyama (13 Sentinels), Ichiban Kasuga (Yakuza 7)

Boys who like booze.
Boys who like pie.
Boys who like blastin’.
Boys who like naked asses.
Boys…who… like… diapers???
Just Belial fucking Djeeta. Nothing new to see here.

1. Granblue Fantasy Versus

First, I really have to wonder if anyone who knows me, or even people just reading along with this list was able to predict Granblue Fantasy Versus would be my overall #1 game? To those that follow me on Twitter, it’s probably not a secret that I really love this game, but even so — a fighting game for #1? And it isn’t a Smash Bros. game? Really?

This game is absolutely gorgeous if you couldn’t already tell.
These things get a lot of use.
For Halloween my wife and I decided to play as every character wearing the joke “Wyrn” skin and weapon on every character. It helped us cope with a traumatic attempt at trying to play PT.
There he is. The NTR Man himself.
There he is. The NTR’d Man himself.
The Wyrn weapons are *pretty* good sometimes.

Hi, My name is Joel and I write things like incredibly long game of the year lists, the occasional review or article, and fanfiction every once in a while.

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