Dec 11, 2017

Favorite Video Games of 2017

A few weeks ago, Nintendo asked if my son Truman and I would like to attend The Game Awards. It was a very enthusiastic "Yes!" they got back from us.



Last Thursday was finally the day for the awards and the evening did not disappoint. We had such a blast and it was SO cool to see just how much goes into creating these games. A lot of the categories were similar to the Oscars—Best Art Direction, Best Score, etc.—but there were a lot of unique categories I didn't expect, like Best Student Game and Games for Impact.




You can see all the nominees, and winners!, over on The Game Awards site, but today I'll be sharing some special insight from Truman and what games HE loved this year.

Cuphead

Inspired by cartoons from the 1930s, Cuphead has a classic format with boss battles (think Super Mario Bros) that fits it's classic vibe. It's available for both computers or consoles, on Steam, Xbox One, Win10, and GOG.




Rocket League

I'm not sure how someone thought up Rocket League, but we love it. Think soccer meets racing. Something great about this game is that you can play online with friends, even if you aren't playing on the same platform. So if you're on Xbox, you can play against a friend using PS4. It's also physics based, which gives it a really immersive feel.





The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Zelda is such a classic that gamers of all ages were excited when this new version came out. People have loved exploring this world, while also having that feeling of nostalgia. Breath of the Wild is available on Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Wii U.




Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey is a brand new 3-D adventure that really takes Mario to the next level (pun intended!). He's got new places to explore and new moves to show off, but the same Princess Peach to rescue from the same evil Bowser.





Over the years I've loved discovering how we can use screen time to play with our kids. The games don't need to be in the Education column (although that's a great bonus!), they can just be something super fun for you to do together.

To shop these video games, and the rest of my Holiday Gift Guide, check out my store.

Thanks again to Nintendo for such an amazing night. We had such a blast!


* My family has always loved Nintendo games. Nintendo did provide tickets for the awards, but these opinions are 100% our own. 
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