2018 was a very important year for us, and therefore we decided to make some compilations of this year's best products. Our editorial team shared their opinions to determine at the time that were the best smartphones, TV shows and movies we've had in the last 12 months.
Now it will be the tournament of video games where You can see the difference in taste when you take control. Each editor decided to mention his favorite video game of the year, as well as making an honest mention of the title that stole our hearts.
Rodrigo Garrido: God of War
We start with Big Boss, our editorial coordinator, who repeats the love he has for the franchise "God of War", his hobby is so great that his dog is called Kratos:
God of War is one of the biggest risks Sony has taken in recent years. A re-inventing of the franchise, dedicated to six acts, focusing on the action, where time chose an impeccable narrative along with a refined gameplay and a fantastic visual section.
God of War is not only the best game of the year because it excels in one of its sections, but because it as a whole is almost perfect.
As an honorable mention, he decided to go to the Capcom phenomenon, which finally reached the next-generation consoles we talked about New Monster Hunter & # 39;.
The Monster Hunter saga has a solid base of users who found grinding and joined their friends to hunt an animal as something fun. The formula had an overwhelming success in the Japanese market, but could never conquer the rest of the world. "Monster Hunter World", however, has shown that a combination of the addictive gameplay along with an impeccable technical section and a movie story can also conquer the West.
I have always said that the favorite game is also defined by how many hours you have invested. And the more than 250 hours invested in Monster Hunter World puts it in second place of my favorites this 2018.
Oscar Steve: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Steve, "all-rounder" on the team decided to return to Nintendo with Switch and He met love at first glance with & # 39; Smash Bros & # 39;:
The title of & # 39; most ambitious crossover in history & # 39; will not be to Avengers, but to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Minimal changes in gameplay, some settings in scenarios and wastage of available characters are all that was needed to make the classic its final version.
The sales decline for Nintendo may not be very attractive to new audiences, but it's not that Smash Bro's fan base is exactly small. The question that it is currently harmless, but it will eventually arise: What is next for the franchise after this?
Our friend is a person of simple taste and decided to add his addiction to FIFA & # 39; reached another level with the delivery of 2018:
For several years it has been a constant demand that the renewal of the new versions of FIFA ceases to be only aesthetic. Visual aspects and game modes have changed in every generation, but in such a moderate way that it became increasingly difficult to justify buying a new FIFA a year.
FIFA 19 has less and less changes in player performance and skill on the court, but instead implements alternatives to the classic game mode that sets a new path a little further from the conventional game.
Adaptation rules, sets of three or five games for two players, games with items eliminated by goals and straight matches, where almost everything goes, are part of the new offer of FIFA, incorporations that distinguish FIFA 19 from its previous version as no other version of the saga had done.
Antonio Cahun: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Without a doubt the friendly face of Xataka Mexico, he also decided to return to Nintendo after his hundreds of hours dedicated to & # 39; Pokémon & # 39; in her youth. & # 39; Smash Bros & # 39; was the return to the era of "lazy" that he himself decided to buy his Gamecube controls to play as he should:
I've never been a video game person, more than just a few Gears or Halo very occasionally. I've always been more of Nintendo, with an N64 in my existence as the only console. Switch meant for me the "final" return to the video game world, and therefore, two of the main Nintendo franchises are my games of the year, mostly because they are the reasons why I originally purchased my console.
Smash Bros. Ultimate: Even before I knew about her official release, I was sure I would see it coming. Back is teasing with old childhood friends, now online themselves, besides new challengers have become the arena, both digital with the new characters and in real life, with my sister practicing every day to beat me (and he has achieved it) .
For things like this, more than the graphics, gameplay, characters, and so on, Smash Bros. Ultimate is for me this year's game.
Toñito is unique and decided in his honorable mention to place the "Zelda Legend: Breath of the Wild" title that I dedicate more than 100 hours to. Unfortunately, after opening your heart, we remind you that it was a game in 2017, but we decided to save the following sentence that is worth:
Then, with Switch and the ability to play a brand new Zelda, the decision wasn't that hard to make. Unlike Smash, reviving memories of my childhood with friends, BotW revived memories alone and complemented the nostalgic experience.
Martin Pacheco: Red Dead Redemption 2
Rockstar is a study called its name, releasing its titles at the time they believe necessary. That's why it took five years after the Grand Theft Auto V & # 39; to see a new title and Red Dead Redemption 2 & # 39; managed to meet with revenge.
We face a truly open world, the plot places us in 1899, where the wild west has begun, and our protagonist will be Arthur Morgan, a member of a band who is forced to flee from the beginning with the hope of a new home and start . We are completely in the world of cowboys, where we can do the basics as being full in a canteen until we spot a train while we jump from our horse in motion.
Every mission, speech or landscape is a completely different adventure, we will be the only ones who will dictate the rules of how to play the title. Visually it is a show, in short it is one of the games that absorb you from the first moment.
And for my honest mention, I have Spider-Man's exclusive adventure on PlayStation:
In the beginning, it was inevitable to compare it to Batman's story of Arkham after seeing his first moments of gameplay, but over time we went into the hands of Insomniac Games, a studio that perfectly matches the character of the personality . A fun game that broke your mouth and presented a mature Spider-Man who had to face his most difficult moment.
From start to finish we found a fun game with controls that are very easy to use, but evolving to achieve higher scores. Undoubtedly, it is a title that invites us from the beginning to complete it in its entirety for the various collectibles and with a "simple" platinum trophy to get as it does not take us more than 40 hours.
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