What Stunned You This 12 months? 2022 Version


Cover art for Firaxis' Marvel's Midnight Suns.

Picture: 2K Video games/Firaxis/Marvel

It’s December 27, the yr is mainly over, and you realize what which means: it’s time to look again on some stuff.

Throughout the lead-up to the vacations, we right here at io9 talked about a few of our favourite stuff all year long we watched or learn. (And generally performed with!) However an excellent quantity of that stuff might be chalked as much as a intestine feeling or affirmation bias; we had an excellent feeling that it will be good due to the artistic group behind it, the monitor report of earlier installments (if it’s a franchise), that kind of factor. Different stuff took us without warning, and like with final yr, we wish to know what a few of that was for you.

Personally, I feel one of many greater surprises for me was getting again into watching tv once more. It’s one thing that I fell out of doing just a few years in the past, however exhibits like Abbott Elementary and Interview With the Vampire had been so good that it made binging all of them the extra worthwhile. Equally, Andor and Ms. Marvel made for good weekly viewing to start out the morning off with earlier than work. And this isn’t simply TV—film sensible, I used to be pleasantly delighted by motion pictures like RRR and Prey, to not point out the likes of Elvis and that Bob’s Burgers film.

Because of Marvel’s Midnight Suns, I feel I may additionally be a closet card gamer? Firaxis’ tackle the Marvel universe as a card-based ways sport that includes heavy hitters like Spider-Man and Scarlet Witch, and dependable B-listers equivalent to Blade and Robbie Reyes, is actually good (which you’ve most likely heard by now). I’m having such good a time with it that I’ll leap over to Marvel Snap to see if that offers me any comparable hits of dopamine. By that very same token, I wasn’t actually positive what to anticipate from video games like Neon White or Tunic, however after selecting up what they had been placing down, they’ve struck a chord with me.

Tell us within the feedback beneath what you ended up liking (or disliking) from this yr greater than you thought you’ll, and have an excellent vacation.

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