What Stunned You This 12 months? 2022 Version

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Cover art for Firaxis' Marvel's Midnight Suns.

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It’s December 27, the 12 months is principally over, and you realize what meaning: it’s time to look again on some stuff.

Through 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 read. (And typically played 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 might be good due to the inventive staff behind it, the observe document of earlier installments (if it’s a franchise), that form of factor. Different stuff took us abruptly, and like with last year, we wish to know what a few of that was for you.

Personally, I believe one of many larger surprises for me was getting again into watching tv once more. It’s one thing that I fell out of doing a number of years in the past, however reveals 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 begin the morning off with earlier than work. And this isn’t simply TV—film clever, 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 believe I may also be a closet card gamer? Firaxis’ tackle the Marvel universe as a card-based techniques 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 certain 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 12 months greater than you thought you’ll, and have an excellent vacation.

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