Make no mistake, 2017 has been the best year for video games so far this generation. Whether that was firing out the gates with Resident Evil 7, Gravity Rush 2 and Yakuza 0, a slow ramp up that included For Honor, Sniper Elite 4 and Halo Wars 2, or the complete, 'arms-flailing-in-the-air' rush of Horizon Zero Dawn, Nioh, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and NieR: Automata.
Mostly down to all manner of projects that got greenlit during the disastrous year that was 2014, those furtive visions are finally releasing, one by one. Even at time of writing, April itself is loaded with everything from the 100 hour-strong Persona 5, to the ludicrously addictive Puyo-Puyo Tetris, throwback 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee and the next big Nintendo Switch exclusive, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
All of this is to say: As it stands, the industry is healthier than ever right now, and thanks to easter eggs in entertainment properties being all the more tucked away inside detailed 3D environments, this year's gaming selection has had some of the best.
Let me know your own favourites down in the comments below, and let the good times roll.