Game of the Year 2022, Part 1
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Come one, come all to the first installment in our year-end reflection on many of our favorite games this year, with some chill, non-binding, conflict-free awards for storytelling, art design and technical achievement in visuals, some personal categories just for funsies, and moresies! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at, or support us on Patreon! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate in versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers.(00:00:10) Intro(00:01:42) Game of the Year housekeeping notes(00:03:46) Best Storytelling (Games noted for possible spoilers)(00:07:07) The Quarry [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One] on Jun 10, 2022(00:09:40) Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4] on Nov 11, 2022(00:15:40) FAR: Changing Tides [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on Mar 01, 2022(00:17:10) Tunic [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch] on Mar 16, 2022(00:19:43) Stray [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jul 19, 2022(00:24:05) Immortality [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S] on Aug 30, 2022(00:28:15) Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Mar 18, 2022(00:29:53) The Excavation of Hob's Barrow [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Linux] on Sep 28, 2022(00:31:15) Citizen Sleeper [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on May 05, 2022(00:33:16) Pentiment [Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Nov 15, 2022(00:38:33) Norco [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5] on Mar 24, 2022(00:42:33) The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe [Linux, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S] on Apr 27, 2022(00:43:53) God of War Ragnarök [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5] on Nov 09, 2022(00:44:54) Horizon Forbidden West [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Feb 18, 2022(00:51:45) Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022(00:55:46) First Break(00:55:50) Best Storytelling winners(01:02:42) Vinny's Category: FMV And/Or Point and Click Adventure Games That Are for Cool People(01:06:44) Best Game We Came Back To(01:24:57) Brad's Category: Hard Game Club(01:35:03) Second Break(01:35:07) Best Look(02:19:59) Alex's Category: Music(02:43:53) Wrapping up and recap(02:47:29) See ya!(02:47:43) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (thanks everyone!) See for privacy information.
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