It’s December 27ththe year is basically over, and you know what that means: it’s time to look back.
In the run-up to the holidays, here at io9 we’ve talked about some of our favorite things to do throughout the year looked or read. (And sometimes played along!) But a lot of this can be attributed to gut feeling or confirmation bias; We had a good feeling it was going to be good because of the creative team behind it, the track record of previous installments (if it’s a franchise), and so on. Other things surprised us, and how with last yearwe want know what some of it was for you.
I personally think one of the bigger surprises for me was watching TV again. It’s something I gave up a few years ago, but shows like Abbott Elementary School and Interview with the vampire were so good that it was all the more worth devouring. Similar, Andor and Mrs Miracle made for a good weekly contemplation to start the morning before work. And it’s not just TV – cinematically, I’ve been pleasantly pleased with films like RRR and Prey, not to mention such elvis and the Bob’s burger Movie.
Thanks to marvel midnight suns, I think I might be a secret card player too? Firaxis takes on the Marvel Universe as a card-based tactics game starring heavy hitters like Spider-Man and Scarlet Witch. and reliable B-listers like Blade and Robbie Reyes, is Yes, really good (which you’ve probably heard). I have such a good time with it that I can jump over to Marvel snap to see if that gives me similar dopamine hits. For the same reason, I wasn’t sure what to expect from games and how neon white or Tunic, but after picking up what they put down, they struck a chord with me.
Let us know in the comments below what you ended up liking (or disliking) more than you thought this year and have a great holiday.
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