There have been flashes of brilliance here and there, but the current console generation is still waiting for a burst that dashes the industry forward.
Luckily, 2017 is being billed as exactly that sort of year, and the industry has been very vocal in its excitement. It’s easy to see why, of course; Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo’s first party studios are looking very hot, indeed, with scores of exclusive titles in numbers not seen since the previous generation. And then we’ve got some long-awaited titles from third party developers that are expected to become leaders of their respective genres.
But this year marks the 10th year anniversary of one of gaming’s best ever and if 2017 is truly to be remembered as a golden year, it’s got some pretty serious competition usurping 2007. More importantly, looking back on 2007’s impressive catalogue, many of those games arguably hold up just as well today. This begs the question, how much has gaming really evolved over the past decade?
So, we’re looking back on eight special games from 2007 and discussing what this year’s most anticipated titles will have to do to earn their own place in gaming legend.