I've just realised I didn't play any games released this year, I just tackled a little bit of my backlog and got pretty hard into Metroidvanias.
Best game I played for the first time this year was Super Metroid. Obviously a classic but it's joined my pantheon of SNES games that are still 10/10 today, along with A Link to the Past and Kirby's Dream Course (it's the best golf game ever fight me)
Shout out to both Ori games as well, especially Will of the Wisps. Had a great week plowing through those two before Hollow Knight completely crushed my spirit.