Jack Smith @cronogenesis – GOTY Lists

LGR ‘behind the scenes’ crew member Jack Smith @cronogenesis and Nintendo expert sent in an impressive range of lists for his Game Of The Year so see below to see what he has to offer.

After much deliberation, here’s my five favourite 3DS games played this year:


  1. Hyrule Warriors Legends
  2.  Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Spirit of Justice
  3. Pocket Card Jockey
  4. Pokemon Sun
  5. Rhythm Paradise Megamix


Five WiiU games so fun they’ve pulled me away from playing my 3DS:


  1. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
  2. Jotun: Valhalla Edition
  3. Picross 3D
  4. Severed
  5. Super Mario Maker


Five WiiU games I really need to either start or play more of:


  1. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
  2. Human Resource Machine
  3. The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD
  4. Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)
  5. Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE#


Five favourite games played on my iPad this year (not all of which are boardgames):


  1. 80 Days
  2. The Battle of Polytopia
  3. Paperback
  4. Patchwork
  5. Solitarica


My five favourite games played this year which are made out of cardboard:


  1. Archeology: The New Expedition
  2. Castellion
  3. The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game
  4. Legendary: A Marvel Deckbuilding Game
  5. Pyramid Arcade


Five games I wish I could have included on one of the other lists, but didn’t:


  1. Fire Emblem Fates (3DS)
  2. Mini Metro (iPad)
  3. The Networks (Tabletop)
  4. Picross 3D: Round 2 (3DS)
  5. Tokaido (Tabletop & iPad)


My definitive five favourite games of the year, in order:

*shrugs* There are so many fantastic games I’ve played this year that I’ve enjoyed & for so many different reasons it’s hard to quantify a definitive list. Even limiting things to just these thirty titles feels like I’m doing a number of excellent experiences a real disservice by not including them. Every title mentioned above has been a joy & while I may not be able to provide a succinct, neat, numbered list, I hope something above has managed to catch your interest & leads you to your own world of enjoyment.

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