Into The Spine’s Games of the Decade: After Hours

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2019 is coming to an end, so we thought on sharing short stories and anecdotes surrounding our favorite games from the decade. In this final part, we take a look at our honorable mentions. Don’t forget to also check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 in case you missed them.

The list below is brought to you by Jay C., Cian, Liz, Haru, Jason, Jordan, Nic, Aron, Andrew K., Jay P., Cody, Aimee, Ewan, Kyle, Natalie, Carl, Dylan, Caitlin, Kenneth, and Diego.

Editor’s note: Apologies for the following

Honorable mentions

Pyre, Fallout: New Vegas, Butterfly Soup, EXTREME MEATPUNKS FOREVER, Bayonetta 2, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Night In The Woods, Pokemon X/Y, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Odyssey, Into the Breach, The Binding of Isaac, Slay The Spire, FFXIV, Monster Hunter World, No Man’s Sky, Love Live! School Idol Festival, Forza Horizon 4, Pokemon Sun/Moon, Borderlands 2, Klaus, Undertale, Persona 5, Cannibalism Divinity Sin 2, Tomb Raider (2012), Uncharted 4, Overwatch, Journey, Yakuza 0, Pokemon GO, Bloodborne, Gris, Crawl, Rocket League, Eternal, Oxenfree, Dragon Quest XI, Terraria, Dying Light, Doki Doki Literature Club, Kingdom Hearts III, The Darkness II, Thumper, Florence, What Remains of Edith Finch,  Last Guardian, The Witness, The Last Of Us, DA: Inquisition, Skyrim, Mass Effect 3, Wandersong, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game, Danganronpa 1, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Dragon Quest Builders 2, NieR: Automata, Xenoblade Chronicles, Pandora’s Tower, New Super Mario Bros U, Pokemon Black/White, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Red Dead Redemption II, Return Of The Obra Dinn, Furi, Sacramento, A Mortician’s Tale, Fortune 499, Hatoful Boyfriend, Dandara, Insomniac’s Spider-Man, Life is Strange, Portal 2, God of War (2018), Dragon Age: Origins Awakening, Heart of the House, Wolfenstein 2, DOOM (2016), Titanfall 2, Dishonored 2, Tales of Berseria, Yakuza 0, Disco Elysium, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Hitman 2, Dujanah, Prey, Total War: Warhammer 2, Stellaris, Paratopic.

DID ANYONE CHOOSE BREATH OF THE WILD   Dylan was a maybe on it 

We’ll make sure it either gets a blurb or the list I’m Andrew King and I’ll write about Breath of the Wild

Did anyone decide on Nier: Automata? Like BOTW it needs to be SOMEWHERE lol

Why don’t we put these in the honourable mentions and then edit them out if we need to

Who edits things, pft

Petition to put this whole gdoc on spine unedited seconded thirded this is a lot to witness FOURTHED

Okay seriously this is Dylan and god I could write about both then also so many indies this is a tough decision

Let’s make sure it’s clear, nobody should feel pressured to write about BotW or anything as their game if there’s another game they want to write about more



We could also have a Spine choices, for those games that have to be written about in general (aka we need more articles on the Witcher 3) Cian, no cian rest, have a nap, stop talking about the witcher 3 drink more water haha (Guinness is bad for you, actually) I might just post this without editing

Into the Spine: After Dark, Before Edits (YES) podcast when please!!!!!!! A podcast would just be all of us screaming into the mic – yes but also it would be fun and we can discuss why the witcher series is going to be good, actually this place is fun because I can say I didn’t think the witcher was that good and no one will ever know who it was

Podcast seconded!! We could even put it up on YouTube too with changing gameplay footage so it’s accessible –we could also do YouTube with one of those cool audio graphics that Waypoint and Spawn on me use

I have to go make some tea, no one do anything chaotic till I get back(okay everyone go crazy) I’M BACK DON’T DO IT


Oh hey our mascot

Lmao sorry for stealing your T there. Aaaaaaaa fuxk

I love this 




Who is being sensible and adding headings

That’s not allowed

What the hyuk

What the fuck have I done

What the hyuck have we become

A Jordan Oloman series

By Jordan Oloman

Geordie journalist with a passion for old-school adventure games and everything melancholy. Bylines at IGN, Kotaku, PCGamesN, Playboy and more. @JordanOloman

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