It’s award season here at Twinfinite! Today, we’re looking back at the most innovative games of 2019. Voted on by our editors, these were the best games that shook up the video game industry and had the most innovative gameplay features.
Let’s start with some honorable mentions, followed by our two runners-up, and of course, our overall winner for 2019.
Most Innovative Games of 2019
Honorable Mention: Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer
Features Editor Greysun Morales: The Legend of Zelda series is regarded as having some of the best and most memorable music with it being recognized by pretty much anyone who’s a fan of video games.
Cadence of Hyrule takes that brilliant soundtrack and turns it on its head by giving us a remixed version of it with a new rhythm-based gameplay mechanic that’s never been done before in the Zelda series.
By taking the rogue-like gameplay from Crypt of the Necrodancer, Brace Yourself Games gives players a different take on classic top-down 2D Zelda.
Instead of dealing with enemies by just hitting a button, you have to do everything in time with the music or else you’ll take major damage from the monsters that plague Hyrule.
It’s incredibly intuitive, addicting and truly innovates on the Zelda formula.