I already mentioned this in a different thread, but it's worth mentioning again. Yakuza 0 surprised me, bigtime!
This game has probably one of the best voice acting in a video game. I was engaged with the story from the beginning to the end. It has the perfect balance with serious crime drama to silly comedy that makes you laugh. All the characters are amazing.
Yakuza 0 is one of few games I still play when I want to fool around and do activities. It hurts not to put this as number one on my list, I really wanted this game to be my GOTY, but 2017 was an amazing year and two other games were slightly better.
A big shoutout to @TokyoSlim @DIPSET @Swordfish00830 @Inustar @SabotageTheTruth @ACardAttack @DisturbedSwan @Minamik @Tearju-Engi @SunPraiser @tokeeffe9 @DeweyDTruman @FerrisK96 @Musou-Tensei @ZyloWolfBane @Axel and @bam541 for nominating this game.
Also, Michael Huber and Ben Moore, if you ever read this, I want to give both of you a big thank you for introducing me to this amazing franchise and I cant wait for Yakuza 6 and hopefully Kiwami 2!