Best Games Played 2019: Sexiest Style & Substance

These games and awards were decided during the Wardcast’s Best Games Played 2019 episode, where we considered any and all games played by the members of the Wardcast in 2018, even if they weren’t released that calendar year.


Devil May Cry 5 really is something special.

This is the culmination of a series that founded — then refined — the character action genre. I followed it through its highest highs, its lowest lows, and even longed for it during its excruciating absence (Devil May Cry 4 was a game that was begging for a sequel without having earned it, which still frustrates me). When series director Hideaki Itsuno exclaimed “DMC is back!” I was everything between surprised and excited. I couldn’t have known what was coming. 

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Best Games Played 2019: Most Uplifting

These games and awards were decided during the Wardcast’s Best Games Played 2019 episode, where we considered any and all games played by the members of the Wardcast in 2018, even if they weren’t released that calendar year.


At its brilliant neon core, Simogo’s Sayonara Wild Hearts is about experiences — it’s about taking the good with the bad that life hands you and moving forward with your head held high. It’s a lesson that we all have to learn at some point, often at our lowest lows. Condensing that lesson in such a beautiful combination of music, visuals, and a high BPM just makes it that much better.

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