And boy am I glad it's gone. 2017 was not an easy year for me or those close to me, but there were some highlights, mainly in the media side of things. Movie wise, there was some excellent stuff, new and old......
Transformers:The Last Knight - I loved it, was great to see Optimus Prime kick ass again.
Kong:Skull Island - This was great fun, great effects and a fun story
Resident Evil:The Final Chapter - This wasn't so great. I was hoping it would be better, but sadly, no.
Cars 3 - This was great, and a nice way to round out the trilogy.
Insidious - I enjoyed this at Hayley's. She has the first three and the new one's out soon, so I have some catching up to do.
Alien:Covenant - This wasn't bad at all. Not as good as Aliens, but solid.
Star Wars:The Last Jedi - You really have to ask?????
Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle - I've never seen the original, but this was awesome!
Beauty and the Beast - Surprisingly, I'm a fan of the animated movie, and this was just as good if not better. Another funny thing was that I enjoyed it, but Hayley didn't!
Murder on the Orient Express - I loved this. I love a murder mystery, and it didn't disappoint.
Pirates of the Carribean:Dead Men Tell No Tales - I love the Pirates series and this was a good one.
The Mummy - Not that great really.
Life - This is surprisingly good. Check it out if you can.
The Great Wall - This was really good.
Up! - Never saw this before NYE, but I'm certainly glad I did now.
Forza Motorsport 7 - Despite it's teething troubles, this is a solid addition to the series
Resident Evil:Biohazard - This is one of only two games that made me jump out of my skin.
Defense Grid 2 - Not bad at all.
DiRT Rally - Simply the best.
DiRT4 - See above.
F1 2016 - I was a late comer to the party, and although I need to play it more, its the best F1 game I've had in years....and I've played a few!
Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams - Cool stuff.
Gone Home - This was surprisingly good.
The Turing Test - Like it's predecessor; Pneuma:Breath of Life, this was fun and I enjoyed it.
Guns, Gore and Cannoli - Both myself and Hayley has a blast playing this.
Halo Wars 2 - Great stuff and worth the wait.
Mark McMorris Infinite Air - I got this for Hayley for Xmas, and it's not bad.
Monster Jam:Crush It! - I like Monster trucks, so sue me!
Need for Speed:Payback - Great stuff.
Sonic Mania - As good as it looked in the trailers!
Mortal Kombat X - I hadn't played a Mortal Kombat game in over 20 years before this year. I'm glad I played this one as it I can get on with this one, unlike the originals.
Tekken 7 - It's Tekken! Enough said!
WWE 2K18 - I think that this is definitely on par with 2K17, if not slightly better.
Transformers:Fall of Cybertron - I recently downloaded the remastered edition and I have had so much fun playing this again.
Project Cars 2 - I played the original earlier this year, and this one definitely has improved on the original.
Low lights - My struggle to find the job I trained for, the fact I found a job and then they dropped me after five days because I wasn't experienced enough, when I specifically told them I had no experience in the job, my breakup with Hayley, Feelings of hopelessness,
Highlights - My reconciliation with Hayley in September, getting my first pair of Converse sneakers for my birthday. Not much else really.
2017 was apparently year of the rooster, which stands for confrontation amongst other things. 2018 is year of the dog, which stands for stability, which is something I need in my life.
So here's to 2018, may it be a cracker!
'Till All Are One!