Opinions on the best single player stories this past year? (Can include PS4 and Switch.)
Wanna play something new while my wife and family go on their beach trip. I unfortunately have to work and be a bachelor this next week.
I really liked Prey. Released May last year, so I think it counts as "this past year." Never played System Shock, but a lot of people have compared it to that. Since I've not played it, I can't confirm.
To me, it felt like Deus Ex meets Bioshock meets Alien Isolation meets Dishonored
Deus Ex because you can spec your guy to be good at hacking, or repairing, or fighting, or whatever, to avoid fights or engage in them; your choice.
Bioshock because of the world building and style (since Bioshock is the spritiual successor to System Shock, this must be where the System Shock comparisons come in).
Alien Isolation because you're on a space station all alone and the main enemies are all alien; other similarities that I wont spoil.
And Dishonored because it's made by the same devs. You can definitely feel it.
I played through twice, which is not COMPLETELY uncommon for me, if achievements require it. But this was one of the few single player games where - after I beat it - I coudn't wait to play through again.
The good/bad news is the game did not sell well at all... so you can probably find a copy real cheap.