I want you to take a long, hard look at that image above. Is your first impression to laugh and then smack me for putting a joke of a game in this list?
If you skipped West Of Loathing because it uses stick figures probably drawn in Microsoft Paint, you've made a major mistake. West of Loathing is easily one of the best games of 2017 — in any genre.
Yes, it's silly. Yes, it's ludicrous. And yes, it's incredibly awesome. Classic JRPG mechanics in a Wild West setting filled with demon cattle, ghostly pickles, and horses that have seen way too much works so much better than you'd expect.