Games of the Year

RPGFan Games of the Year 2020 ~ Editors’ Awards: Neal Chandran

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3) Mythic Ocean

Mythic Ocean is a visual novel with a 3D open-world feel, a go-with-the-flow vibe, and some pretty funky characters. Its imaginative setting is an odd “limbo” where the world just ended and it’s now time to figure out how to make a new one. Mythic Ocean is a very interesting game whose blend of both unique and familiar elements handily put it on my Best of 2020 list. 

2) BoxxyQuest: The Gathering Storm

To quote classic Boxxy, “I’m not trollin!” BoxxyQuest: The Gathering Storm really is in my Best of 2020 list, because it is a well-crafted RPG that is better than it has any right to be. What could have been a gag game about an infamous internet meme queen from yesteryear turned out to be one of the most involving and surprisingly epic J-style RPG adventures I’ve experienced in a while.  

A great hall scene with people in a variety of outfits.

1) Wintermoor Tactics Club

Described as a “cozy SRPG,” Wintermoor Tactics Club definitely made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Wintermoor Tactics Club has fun gameplay, appealing visuals, solid music, engaging characters, a cool story, and that intangible “mojo” or “x factor” that put it over the top for me. I loved everything about this game and hope more people check it out.

Neal Chandran

Neal Chandran

Neal is the PR coordinator at RPGFan but also finds time to write occasional game or music reviews and do other assorted tasks for the site. When not schmoozing with various companies on behalf of RPGFan or booking/scheduling appointments for press events, he is an educator, musician, voiceover artist, cyclist, gym rat, and bookworm.