SGJ Podcast #229 – A Look Back at 2017

What a Year, Huh?

Welcome to this late episode of the SGJ Podcast! Sorry it took so long to get this up, but this past week was CRAZY. Anyway, in this episode, Jim, Hunter, Spaz and I look back at the crazy year that was 2017, and talk about the games that surprised us, disappointed us, and quite a bit else. Sure, we go on some tangents, but overall we talk about a TON of games, the lists of which you’ll see below.

Next week on the show, we’ll be welcoming the Trese brothers to talk about the fantastic Star Traders: Frontiers! As always, if you have a question or comment, you can drop them below. email us at hail@spacegamejunkie.com or hit us up on the forums.

Show Notes

Most Surprising Game

Brian:

  • Space: Star Fleet Armada Rogue Adventures and Orbital Racer
  • Non-Space: LOGistICAL and Geneshift

Jim:

  • Non-Space: Cogmind

Hunter:

  • Space: Mass Effect Andromeda and EVE Valkyrie – Warzone
  • Non-Space: Sonic Mania

Spaz:

  • Space: Heat Signature and Deep Rock Galactic
  • Non-Space: Bomber Crew and Geneshift
  • Honorable Mention: Icarus Starship Command Simulator

Most Disappointing Game

Brian:

  • Space: The Long Journey Home
  • Non-Space: Lux Alliance

Jim:

  • Space: Elite: Dangerous

Hunter:

  • Space: Star Wars: Battlefront 2
  • Non-Space: Dawn of War III

Spaz:

  • Space: The Long Journey Home

Most Played Game

Brian:

  • Space: 3030 Deathwar Redux
  • Non-Space: Lord of the Rings Online

Jim:

  • Space: Elite Dangerous
  • Non-Space: Mechwarrior Online

Hunter:

  • Space: EVE Online
  • Non-Space: Grand Theft Auto 5

Spaz:

  • Space: Heat Signature, Astroneer, Everspace
  • Non-Space: Monster Slayers, AirMech (Wastelands and Strike)

Quickest Game to Be Refunded

Brian:

  • Space: Precursors
  • Non-Space: Nex Machina

Jim:

  • Non-Space: Battleborn

Hunter:

  • Non-Space: Battleborn

Spaz:

  • Non-Space: Rezrog

Game(s) We’ll Be Playing into 2018

Brian:

  • Space: Orbital Racer and Starpoint Gemini Warlords
  • Non-Space: LOGistICAL

Hunter:

  • Space: EVE Valkyrie – Warzone

Spaz:

  • Space: Astroneer, Everspace
  • Non-Space: Bomber Crew and AirMech Wastelands

Best Early Access Story

Brian:

  • Space: Helium Rain, Avorion and Lightspeed Frontier
  • Non-Space: Parkitect

Jim:

  • Space: Helium Rain

Hunter:

  • Space: Empyrion, Osiris: New Dawn, Pulsar: Lost Colony
  • Non-Space: Subnautica

Spaz:

  • Space: Helium Rain, Osiris: New Dawn, Astroneer, Pulsar: Lost Colony
  • Non-Space: Dead Cells, AirMech Wastelands

Favorite Podcast

Brian:

Jim:

Hunter: EVE Valkyrie – Warzone Show, #188 – X-Wing/TIE Fighter Series

Spaz: #209 – Icarus Starship Command Simulator, Runner Up: #226 – Roguelikes

1 comment on SGJ Podcast #229 – A Look Back at 2017

  1. Vendetta Online is a game where the payoffs are few and far between; you can play for an hour and the most interesting thing that happens is a newbie will ask where to mine Aquean ore.

    That said, the payoffs are very big; the PvP is awesome. Building a virtual business can be a lot of fun, and it’s easy to make a name for yourself by picking some random, arbitrary cause.

    I will be running a half hour long event tonight at 6 pm California time in Sedina D-14: “Corvus Mineral Research”. Come check it out if you are available. Bring a ship you don’t mind losing.

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