been reading/listening to some game of the year stuff, and I'm kind of into the various ways that idea can break down these days:

- it's still in early access so arguably isn't out yet (e.g. Hades)
- it's not new this year, but got renewed attention thanks to a new platform (e.g. Hollow Knight)
- only some of it came out this year because it's episodic (e.g. Life Is Strange)
- it's been out for a while, but it's a live service and a game's worth of new 'stuff' happened this year (e.g. Fortnite)

congratulations to game of the year Trails of Cold Steel 2, originally released for the PS3 and Vita in 2014 but which had a very good PC port come out this year

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