Battle Brothers is my game of the year for 2017, and here is my review (posted on Dec 31st 2016, haha). The review still fully stands up, and happily BB has gotten some small updates since that time. Go buy it so hopefully they release a full expansion.
The reason it’s my game of the year is it’s just such a perfect blend of everything I like. Sandbox gameplay, turn-based combat, low fantasy setting, solid difficulty with great replay value. Runs well, doesn’t crash or have bugs, and has a unique look. Plus its from a small studio and it always feels good to throw money that way vs to a major studio.
I agree. I bought it based on your review and it exceeded expectations by far. Ending development was disappointing, they could have done so much more with the game.
Very much agreed – and thank you for introducing me to it! I don’t remember the last time a single-player game gave me so much entertainment! Will happily take more recommendations from you :) .
Battle Brothers was great. It missed my top 10, but I really enjoyed it. My 2017 GOTY is Divinity: Original Sin 2 :).