Coint & Plick X: The 50(ish) best games of 2016

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Took me long enough! Turns out being unemployed makes me... slower at doing non-work things on the internet? Who figured? (also, I was busy compulsively playing games for my 2017 ballot!)

Anyway, I'm gonna try to do about half of them today, and half tomorrow. I had to re-learn how to use GIMP since I don't have Photoshop anymore! Sorry if my images look cut-rate!

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:24 (two years ago) link

45 - Imbroglio - 10 points / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/PaYkwyL.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:26 (two years ago) link

(yup, lots of ties at the bottom per the uzh)

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:27 (two years ago) link

Wow only one vote for Imbroglio? I thought it was ILG beloved

Mordy, Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:30 (two years ago) link

i don't know it! guess i was reading the wrong threads.

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:31 (two years ago) link

45 - Lego's Marvel's Avengers - 10 points / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/WgEPoZ3.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:31 (two years ago) link

xp is it possible to put format so i don't waste milliseconds of my life looking up stupid ios games?

that said, ppl seem to really love this game according to the itunes user reviews

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:31 (two years ago) link

i forgot to do something like that this year! dang. uhh... i don't really know which games are on iOS/etc.

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:33 (two years ago) link

well i'll manage, somehow

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:34 (two years ago) link

45 - Planar Conquest - 10 points / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/yn1sflU.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:37 (two years ago) link

Fuck, I just looked at what I did for best games of 2014 copy-pasting a bunch of MS excel into the pics with the platforms, i should do that again next year...

anyway that one there is on steam

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:38 (two years ago) link

looks interesting but extremely mixed reviews, can the voter pls make a case

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:39 (two years ago) link

i can't make a case for that one, but i sure can make a case for the next one

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:42 (two years ago) link

45 - The Jackbox Party Pack 3 - 10 points / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/cQvMMZa.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:42 (two years ago) link

Party Pack 3 is by far the best release they've done in this jackbox series, which is still a profoundly novel idea (one person buys the game, everyone goes over and uses their phone as an input device). the new Tee K.O. game (pictured) (this is one of the shirts from a game I played in fact) is a fucking GAS. you draw pictures, write slogans, and then take other people's pics/slogans and attempt to put them together in a way that makes sense, and then they battle. Quiplash is back, and better, there's a trivia game that's the closest to a real You Don't Know Jack in ages, a fun party game that involves pointing at your friends, and then only one clunker (a kind of weird family feud type "we interviewed 100 people" thing that feels completely arbitrary and pointless).

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:46 (two years ago) link

45 - Rodeo Stampede - 10 points / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/zFgCKkK.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:47 (two years ago) link

45 - SteamWorld Heist - 10 points / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/roxLEJy.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:53 (two years ago) link

45 - We Know The Devil - 10 points / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/zTtvbp2.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:58 (two years ago) link

xp shit that looks good, i have literally never heard of it

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:59 (two years ago) link

45 - Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission - 10 points / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/8JSdhIa.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:03 (two years ago) link

that's it for the 10/1 games!

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:03 (two years ago) link

43 - Superhot - 10 points / 2 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/6oq9g5x.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:09 (two years ago) link

i still haven't finished superhot, but it is so good!

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:09 (two years ago) link

43 - Ratchet and Clank 2016 - 10 points / 2 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/p1dHXGv.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:15 (two years ago) link

I know why, but it's not just me that thinks 10/1 should come higher than 10/2, right?

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:18 (two years ago) link

disagree, imo it's more notable (especially in c&p where it almost never happens) if more than one person votes for a game

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:20 (two years ago) link

when you only have 16 ballots and half of everyone's ballot is pretty much unique there's not a lot to go on! anyway, here's a game that got more than 10 points

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:21 (two years ago) link

42 - Pokemon Go - 11 points / 2 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/o70zK4l.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:21 (two years ago) link

my phone has an absolute piece of shit battery but i never stopped playing a game for that exact reason until pokemon go rolled around. what a battery vampire.

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:24 (two years ago) link

lol. nice try pokemon go.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:25 (two years ago) link

41 - Uncharted 4 - 13 points / 3 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/BWOesJ6.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:28 (two years ago) link

37 - Dishonored 2 - 15 points / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/WE6Aais.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:35 (two years ago) link

I was the lone vote for imbroglio. Imbroglio rules, although I burned myself out on it.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:40 (two years ago) link

37 - Pocket Card Jockey - 15 points / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/sC4TDu1.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:40 (two years ago) link

i dunno what pocket card jockey is, i kinda have a feeling i wouldn't get into it, and yet i love that lil picture so much

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:43 (two years ago) link

i liked the first dishonored but i haven't once thought about picking up the sequel. i don't even know why.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:43 (two years ago) link

37 - ABZU - 15 points / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/17an59Q.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:46 (two years ago) link

I feel bad that I stalled out on Dishonored 2. It's really fun once you get into a level and pick it apart, but starting a new one can be kinda overwhelming with the amount of secret runes and paths to figure out. Gotta get back to that someday.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:49 (two years ago) link

37 - Total War: Warhammer - 15 points / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/bPEKQqm.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:53 (two years ago) link

35 - RimWorld - 15 points / 2 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/8ejXM9G.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:00 (two years ago) link

another one of my votes, i had abunch of fun with this one!

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:00 (two years ago) link

35 - Pokemon Sun & Moon - 15 points / 2 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/lltdjlc.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:06 (two years ago) link

34 - Pocket Mortys - 16 points / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/AtpeQNJ.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:11 (two years ago) link

i voted for RimWorld as well - there was a bit of a learning curve to it, and just as i was getting a handle on everything the difficulty ramped up as the invasions became more powerful and i wasn't quite prepared to fight back. it's a lot of fun though, and i imagine there are people who installed RimWorld a year ago who are still just as obsessed with it right now

Karl Malone, Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:15 (two years ago) link

in a lot of ways it feels like a more playable dwarf fortress to me, which is v v v v high praise!

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:18 (two years ago) link

33 - The Last Guardian - 17 points / 3 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/h4nXHph.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:18 (two years ago) link

pocket card jockey seems like my kind of lunacy, shame it's only on 3ds

devvvine, Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:23 (two years ago) link

29 - Mini Metro - 20 points / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/HHrhEK4.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:24 (two years ago) link

i voted for last guardian. at the time of my vote, i had just started playing the day before and was still enthralled. it would still make my ballot now, i think, but maybe with only 5 points instead of 10. the main attraction - Trico the dog bird dragon beast - is very well done. it is genuinely fun to just fuck around in a room, crawling around on Trico, petting it, watching Trico pace around the room, looking for food for Trico. it helps that Trico is very similar to my own dog, Bird. very similar mannerisms.

but the actual puzzles - not so much fun. and the controls are a goddamn shame. it's too bad, because the rest of the game is so well done.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:25 (two years ago) link

How do I filter this thread to iOS only games???

Jeff, Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:44 (two years ago) link

pocket mortys is a fun pokemonlike

i just started dishonored 2 - so far it seems much harder than the original?

does everyone know about the rimworld controversy? http://kotaku.com/rimworlds-gay-women-controversy-explained-1788555928

Mordy, Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:47 (two years ago) link

xp
http://www.rubbercat.net/simpsons/jeremysiron.png

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:48 (two years ago) link

I got addicted to Mini Metro earlier this year, but then made the mistake of updating to ios 8.21 which hasn't been jailbroken and couldn't play all my leeched stuff anymore. As excellent as it is, you do reach a tipping point from whence it becomes near impossible to progress for longer.

calzino, Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:58 (two years ago) link

29 - Rusty Lake: Hotel - 20 points / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/5qyaFWJ.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:59 (two years ago) link

weird mordy, i hadn't heard about that rimworld thing :( guess i didn't play enough to notice either

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:00 (two years ago) link

just a curiosity imo - you really wouldn't know anything was up without looking under the hood.

nb i'm feeling protective of dwarf fortress which i think is a far superior game but rimworld was good for some lolz i liked making a freezer.

Mordy, Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:03 (two years ago) link

yeah i didn't know about the rimworld controversy, either. many, many videogames have glaring problems with sexism and gender roles, of course, but i suppose games that simulate aspects of human relationships are different because you can actually addresses sexuality in the code. makes me wonder how games like The Sims evolved over the years.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:06 (two years ago) link

because you can actually ^look into how the game ^addresses sexuality in the code, i meant

Karl Malone, Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:07 (two years ago) link

29 - Watch Dogs 2 - 20 points / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/FxXkes4.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:08 (two years ago) link

rusty lake hotel looks neat!

Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:11 (two years ago) link

Which of the pictured figures is Poochy?

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:11 (two years ago) link

29 - Teeny Titans - 20 points / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/8Y6Y1Hb.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:13 (two years ago) link

xxp it is! It's also one of three games from 2016 that I played last year, so expect to see them skewing the results in another 10 points.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:13 (two years ago) link

also the watch dogs vote was me. i really had a great time with it. yeah it has a lot of "attitude" but i did appreciate how A) tonally consistent the whole thing was (even if it was puerile, it's rare to see a playyground game feel so... well-curated?) and the city is great (even if it's just based on sf) and has actually engaging content (looking at you, almost evry other open world game)

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:14 (two years ago) link

28 - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - 20 points / 2 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/JW8aJrf.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:27 (two years ago) link

27 - Nuclear Throne - 21 points / 2 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/j33Z6r1.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:35 (two years ago) link

2 of mine. nuclear throne is really good. mankind divided is okay but nothing special.

Mordy, Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:36 (two years ago) link

25 - Picross 3DS Round 2 - 22 points / 2 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/5FY4MFO.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:51 (two years ago) link

25 - Titanfall 2 - 22 points / 2 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/aMzcvd8.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:58 (two years ago) link

gonna drop a too low here, titanfall 2 is so great

devvvine, Thursday, 20 April 2017 18:05 (two years ago) link

everywhere overwatch fails wrt unlocks/leveling/game matching titanfall does perfectly

devvvine, Thursday, 20 April 2017 18:09 (two years ago) link

24 - Severed - 25 points / 2 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/0Tc7Ptw.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 18:13 (two years ago) link

22 - Crashlands - 25 points / 3 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/942Ddvq.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 18:22 (two years ago) link

22 - Hitman - 25 points / 3 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/rkD0ZL6.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 18:25 (two years ago) link

Aaaaaand that's it for today. Gonna start tomorrow with a tie for 20th!

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 18:26 (two years ago) link

Yaaay I think I voted for something

El Tomboto, Thursday, 20 April 2017 18:26 (two years ago) link

uhh... did you?

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Thursday, 20 April 2017 18:51 (two years ago) link

Just to say my easily pleased contrarian heart is delighted by the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided / Nuclear Throne / Picross 3DS Round 2 / Titanfall 2 run, and I haven't even played any of these games.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 21 April 2017 12:31 (two years ago) link

glad i checked in on ilx today to see the results.

the klosterman weekend (s.clover), Friday, 21 April 2017 22:18 (two years ago) link

I TOTALLY FORGOT I WAS SUPPOSED TO FINISH THIS TODAY

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Friday, 21 April 2017 22:46 (two years ago) link

20 - Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- - 25 points / 0.33 First-place votes / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/Bp5GHSX.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Friday, 21 April 2017 23:04 (two years ago) link

20 - Street Fighter V - 25 points / 0.33 First-place votes / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/3kq2vL2.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Friday, 21 April 2017 23:10 (two years ago) link

sry my buddies for the lateness. may finish tonight not sure (may just drop 10 and save 10 for tmrw or monoday)

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Friday, 21 April 2017 23:12 (two years ago) link

18 - Skyrim Remastered - 30 points / 0.33 First-place votes / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/xjHlUk2.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Friday, 21 April 2017 23:18 (two years ago) link

i didn't realize street fight v was a 2016 game, it seems so old already

Karl Malone, Friday, 21 April 2017 23:20 (two years ago) link

18 - Steep - 30 points / 0.33 First-place votes / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/eqUYL6X.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Friday, 21 April 2017 23:22 (two years ago) link

it is over a year old, but that's more due to me taking forever to collect/release this EOY!

has anyone made a plugin yet that autoposts ilx poll results to a thread? :P

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Friday, 21 April 2017 23:24 (two years ago) link

lol I just assumed if crashlands got 3 votes then that must have meant I remembered to vote; I only really put time into one nominee because I only play games that are either old or terrible or both

El Tomboto, Friday, 21 April 2017 23:24 (two years ago) link

nope, 3 other ppl voted for it! never got a ballot from you (double checked and panicked when u said your voted, hence my confused response)

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Friday, 21 April 2017 23:30 (two years ago) link

16 - Rusty Lake: Roots - 30 points / 0.5 First-place votes / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/0eFKEvj.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Friday, 21 April 2017 23:30 (two years ago) link

will i really appreciate u running this and i kno it's a huge pain in the ass esp when it seems like there aren't too many ppl into it. but not knowing the OS for these is killing me.

Mordy, Friday, 21 April 2017 23:33 (two years ago) link

16 - World of Warcraft: Legion - 30 points / 0.5 First-place votes / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/FYpwkTR.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Friday, 21 April 2017 23:35 (two years ago) link

xp i'll re-include em next yr, sry

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Friday, 21 April 2017 23:36 (two years ago) link

13 - Devil Daggers - 30 points / 1 First-place vote / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/YeBRiko.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Friday, 21 April 2017 23:42 (two years ago) link

13 - Plants vs. Zombies Heroes - 30 points / 1 First-place vote / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/3sUDZ8m.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:00 (two years ago) link

(two more tonight, will get us thru the games with 30 points)

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:03 (two years ago) link

13 - Rez Infinite - 30 points / 1 First-place vote / 1 Vote
http://i.imgur.com/RWeLgxO.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:04 (two years ago) link

12 - XCOM 2 - 30 points / 1 First-place vote / 3 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/1zwnDwG.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:08 (two years ago) link

(any pref for the last 11 -- tmrw or monday?)

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:08 (two years ago) link

tomorrow good for me

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:11 (two years ago) link

So PO-ed about Jackbox 3 being current gen only. I've been such a vocal champion of those games. They owe me a PS3 version. Or a writing job, at least.

Sort-of like a Hershey's kiss, only it's an anus (Old Lunch), Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:14 (two years ago) link

reading thread. nothing to add. but thanks

Nhex, Saturday, 22 April 2017 04:20 (two years ago) link

xcom 2 is a game i'm saving for a rainy day. i know i'll love it, and i know what to expect, so i just kind of want to save it for a while.

Karl Malone, Saturday, 22 April 2017 04:22 (two years ago) link

i'm kind of curious about steep. i played the shit out of cool boarders 2 for psx back in the day, and the thought of open world sounds enticing, but something makes me suspect that steep is a game where you spend more time on loading screens than the actual game

Karl Malone, Saturday, 22 April 2017 04:24 (two years ago) link

i was obsessed with original skyrim but got sidetracked and never returned. like xcom2, i'm saving the remastered version for an appropriate time. preferably a time when i live in the woods by myself and drink constantly

Karl Malone, Saturday, 22 April 2017 04:26 (two years ago) link

Steep is the first game i've seen that makes me want a PS4 tbh

Brexterminate all the brutes (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 22 April 2017 04:29 (two years ago) link

xcom looks really interesting.

skyrim was great first time around. coming back with the remaster was a bit of a letdown once you remembered that the dungeon/enemies you fight your first hour in are more or less the same as the ones you fight 25, 50, 100, hours in.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 22 April 2017 14:21 (two years ago) link

So PO-ed about Jackbox 3 being current gen only. I've been such a vocal champion of those games. They owe me a PS3 version. Or a writing job, at least.

― Sort-of like a Hershey's kiss, only it's an anus (Old Lunch), Friday, April 21, 2017 8:14 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Jackbox 3 is also on weird shit like... Apple TV.

ANYWAY HERE ARE THE REST

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 18:43 (two years ago) link

11 - Doom - 33 points / 1 First-place vote / 2 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/olZ3JQb.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 18:44 (two years ago) link

i want to play doom but i can't see myself doing it with a ps4 controller. i need the mouse and keyboard combo and my computer isn't good enough to handle it.

Karl Malone, Saturday, 22 April 2017 18:47 (two years ago) link

doom is a masterpiece

devvvine, Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:05 (two years ago) link

10 - No Man's Sky - 35 points / 0.33 First-place votes / 2 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/S6VasDM.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:11 (two years ago) link

9 - Witcher 3: Blood & Wine - 36 points / 1 First-place vote / 2 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/oSWxPyV.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:24 (two years ago) link

8 - Overwatch - 37 points / 0.33 First-place votes / 2 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/HorVwWU.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:36 (two years ago) link

shocked those two aren't at the top

Nhex, Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:39 (two years ago) link

7 - Firewatch - 41 points / 1 First-place vote / 3 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/gj1tMAb.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:44 (two years ago) link

firewatch: highest-rated -watch game of ILX 2016

(i was the #1 vote, i loved it, fite me)

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:45 (two years ago) link

6 - Marvel Puzzle Quest - 45 points / 1 First-place vote / 2 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/q7hBgsu.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 20:39 (two years ago) link

MOVING ON

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 20:43 (two years ago) link

5 - Salt & Sanctuary - 50 points / 3 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/ri8nNl1.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 20:44 (two years ago) link

4 - Stardew Valley - 75 points / 6 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/bYIUlOz.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 20:54 (two years ago) link

lol i only didn't vote MPQ because i thought you'd shit the bed again :P

Nhex, Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:05 (two years ago) link

mpq voters should just have their ballots destroyed at this point

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:09 (two years ago) link

Cosign

Jeff, Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:21 (two years ago) link

ban Roberto Spirelli and Jeff

droit au butt (Euler), Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:26 (two years ago) link

it just looks like a hideously ugly Bejeweled knock-off.

calzino, Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:28 (two years ago) link

I like the look of Stardew Valley tho

calzino, Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:28 (two years ago) link

stardew valley is good - very cute and at least worth playing through one year. i couldn't get beyond that tho you exhaust the new stuff pretty quickly and outside building larger and larger farms (which just means more clicking since everything is > click here to plow this > click here to put seeds here > click here to water seeds here or > click here to milk cow > click here to put milk in cheesemaking machine) and an underbaked combat system (that reminds me a lot of princess maker).

Mordy, Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:49 (two years ago) link

3 - The Witness - 90 points / 2 First-place votes / 7 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/8f4fOtV.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:12 (two years ago) link

i'd be cool to destroy mpq ballots if they didn't make up double-digit percentages of total number of ballots

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:13 (two years ago) link

2016 was not a great year for video games

Mordy, Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:14 (two years ago) link

I didn't vote since I only played around 5 games from 2016. The Witness was definitely my favorite.

Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:18 (two years ago) link

i forgot to put it on my ballot but the witness rules

devvvine, Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:20 (two years ago) link

2 - Dark Souls 3 - 90 points / 2.5 First-place votes / 3 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/f7q1m6t.png

1 - Inside - 94 points / 0.5 First-place votes / 6 Votes
http://i.imgur.com/9ehFq5R.png

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:20 (two years ago) link

Everything that got a vote:

1 - Inside - 94 points / 0.5 First-place votes / 6 Votes
2 - Dark Souls 3 - 90 points / 2.5 First-place votes / 3 Votes
3 - The Witness - 90 points / 2 First-place votes / 7 Votes
4 - Stardew Valley - 75 points / 6 Votes
5 - Salt & Sanctuary - 50 points / 3 Votes
6 - Marvel Puzzle Quest - 45 points / 1 First-place vote / 2 Votes
7 - Firewatch - 41 points / 1 First-place vote / 3 Votes
8 - Overwatch - 37 points / 0.33 First-place votes / 2 Votes
9 - Witcher 3 Blood and Wine - 36 points / 1 First-place vote / 2 Votes
10 - No Man's Sky - 35 points / 0.33 First-place votes / 2 Votes
11 - Doom - 33 points / 1 First-place vote / 2 Votes
12 - XCOM 2 - 30 points / 1 First-place vote / 3 Votes
13 - Devil Daggers - 30 points / 1 First-place vote / 1 Vote
13 - Plants vs. Zombies Heroes - 30 points / 1 First-place vote / 1 Vote
13 - Rez Infinite - 30 points / 1 First-place vote / 1 Vote
16 - World of Warcraft: Legion - 30 points / 0.5 First-place votes / 1 Vote
16 - Rusty Lake: Roots - 30 points / 0.5 First-place votes / 1 Vote
18 - Skyrim Remastered - 30 points / 0.33 First-place votes / 1 Vote
18 - Steep - 30 points / 0.33 First-place votes / 1 Vote
20 - Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- - 25 points / 0.33 First-place votes / 1 Vote
20 - Street Fighter V - 25 points / 0.33 First-place votes / 1 Vote
22 - Hitman - 25 points / 3 Votes
22 - Crashlands - 25 points / 3 Votes
24 - Severed - 25 points / 2 Votes
25 - Titanfall 2 - 22 points / 2 Votes
25 - Picross 3DS Round 2 - 22 points / 2 Votes
27 - Nuclear Throne - 21 points / 2 Votes
28 - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - 20 points / 2 Votes
29 - Mini Metro - 20 points / 1 Vote
29 - Rusty Lake Hotel - 20 points / 1 Vote
29 - Watch Dogs 2 - 20 points / 1 Vote
29 - Teeny Titans - 20 points / 1 Vote
33 - The Last Guardian - 17 points / 3 Votes
34 - Pocket Mortys - 16 points / 1 Vote
35 - RimWorld - 15 points / 2 Votes
35 - Pokemon Sun & Moon - 15 points / 2 Votes
37 - Dishonored 2 - 15 points / 1 Vote
37 - Pocket Card Jockey - 15 points / 1 Vote
37 - ABZU - 15 points / 1 Vote
37 - Total War: Warhammer - 15 points / 1 Vote
41 - Uncharted 4 - 13 points / 3 Votes
42 - Pokemon Go - 11 points / 2 Votes
43 - Superhot - 10 points / 2 Votes
43 - Ratchet and Clank 2016 - 10 points / 2 Votes
45 - Imbroglio - 10 points / 1 Vote
45 - Lego's Marvel's Avengers - 10 points / 1 Vote
45 - Planar Conquest - 10 points / 1 Vote
45 - Jackbox Party Pack 3 - 10 points / 1 Vote
45 - Rodeo Stampede - 10 points / 1 Vote
45 - SteamWorld Heist - 10 points / 1 Vote
45 - We Know The Devil - 10 points / 1 Vote
45 - Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR Mission - 10 points / 1 Vote
53 - Battlefield One - 9 points / 1 Vote
54 - Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor - 8 points / 1 Vote
54 - The Playroom VR - 8 points / 1 Vote
56 - Really Bad Chess - 6 points / 2 Votes
57 - Battle of Polytopia - 5 points / 1 Vote
57 - Disney Magic Kingdoms - 5 points / 1 Vote
57 - Dragon Quest Builders - 5 points / 1 Vote
57 - EDF 4.1 - 5 points / 1 Vote
57 - Spaceplan - 5 points / 1 Vote
57 - Bullet Hell Monday - 5 points / 1 Vote
57 - Burrito Bison: Launcha Libre - 5 points / 1 Vote
57 - Human Resource Machine - 5 points / 1 Vote
57 - King Rabbit - 5 points / 1 Vote
57 - Pony Island - 5 points / 1 Vote
57 - Stellaris - 5 points / 1 Vote
57 - Job Simulator - 5 points / 1 Vote
57 - Pinball FX2 VR - 5 points / 1 Vote
57 - The Lab - 5 points / 1 Vote
71 - Disney Crossy Road - 4 points / 1 Vote
71 - Harvest Moon - 4 points / 1 Vote
71 - Let it Die - 4 points / 1 Vote
74 - Glittermitten Grove - 3 points / 1 Vote
74 - Stories: The Path of Destinies - 3 points / 1 Vote
76 - Owlboy - 2 points / 1 Vote
77 - Hero Slide - 1 points / 1 Vote
77 - Twilight Struggle - 1 points / 1 Vote

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:22 (two years ago) link

My ballot:

17 /// XCOM 2
16 /// Nuclear Throne
15 /// Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
10 /// Titanfall 2
9 /// Battlefield One
8 /// Hitman
8 /// Stardew Valley
7 /// Inside
5 /// The Witness
5 /// Stellaris

Mordy, Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:24 (two years ago) link

18 /// Doom
17 /// Stardew Valley
12 /// Titanfall 2
12 /// Overwatch
12 /// Hitman
8 /// Dark Souls III
8 /// Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor
6 /// Witcher 3 Blood and Wine
4 /// Let it Die
2 /// The Last Guardian
1 /// Really Bad Chess

Thanks for doing this Will!

devvvine, Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:25 (two years ago) link

The only game to get two "disappointment of 2016" votes was No Man's Sky. other disappointments:

- I didn't play enough games
- Final Fantasy XV
- people still play MOBAs and match three games
- Stellaris

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:27 (two years ago) link

No repeats in "non-2016 game of 2016" category. The list:

Trapball
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Assassin's Creed II
10 Second Ninja
Tearaway Unfolded
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Witcher 3
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014)
Puyo-Puyo Tetris

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:28 (two years ago) link

Thanks for ballots everyone, hopefully by the next time I run a poll I have a job and therefore am actually sitting at a computer for more thna 5 minutes at a time

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:28 (two years ago) link

i might actually hand this off next yr, doing two of these a year is kind of a pain (and i wanna keep doing the generational polls in late summer-early autumn)

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:35 (two years ago) link

lol at ds3 - 3 votes, all 1st place. i guess by this point you aren't playing the series still if you don't love it. cool with inside getting #1, wonderful game

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:36 (two years ago) link

the ballot I didn't send in:

1 // Crashlands

El Tomboto, Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:37 (two years ago) link

the from software & borderlands blocs will run this poll by next year at this rate of vote decay

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:45 (two years ago) link

Nah we're gonna get better

2016 wasn't great. non-election years should be better

El Tomboto, Saturday, 22 April 2017 23:03 (two years ago) link

Sorry I didn't vote, but I seriously only played maybe 2-3 2016 games. Now that PS3 is almost dead and Vita is slowly slipping away (although it did just get a Salt & Sanctuary port), I'd guess I'm pretty much tapping out of contemporaneous C+P polls for the foreseeable future.

Sort-of like a Hershey's kiss, only it's an anus (Old Lunch), Saturday, 22 April 2017 23:17 (two years ago) link

I would have really gone in hard for Total War: Warhammer and MiniMetro had I voted.

Gukbe, Saturday, 22 April 2017 23:39 (two years ago) link

30 /// The Witness
i think i have raved enough. i love this game, which is so much more than just solving a series of line puzzles on panels.
15 /// Stardew Valley
a slightly different spin on harvest moon. that's all i wanted, and it delivers! i heard a rumor about local multiplayer coming at some point and i really hope it's true.
10 /// Salt & Sanctuary
dark souls + castlevania. tbh i'm more excited about a S&S sequel than a proper souls sequel.
10 /// RimWorld
higher learning curve than you'd think, but it's not terribly cumbersome to learn. just takes a bit of effort.
10 /// The Last Guardian
i mentioned this upthread. ultimately disappointing despite nailing the dogdragon dynamic.
10 /// Imbroglio
it feels like this came out ages ago. i would esp. recommend this game for people who enjoy building custom decks and optimization. i don't, but the default settings were enough to provide plenty of puzzle fun for quite a while.
5 /// Inside
it was really good. not best game of 2016 good.
5 /// Dragon Quest Builders
lighthearted minecraft style sandbox but with a nice set of structured goals.
5 /// EDF 4.1
only for local co-op purposes. this game is ridiculously stupid, relentlessly so. and all the levels start to blend together after a while. but man, when you are sitting there on the same couch desperately trying to fend off waves of giant ants it is sooooo much fun.

Karl Malone, Saturday, 22 April 2017 23:48 (two years ago) link

my ballot is all ps4 except for rimworld (mac) and imbroglio (iOS)

Karl Malone, Saturday, 22 April 2017 23:49 (two years ago) link

i didn't vote bc i didn't play that many new games. Dark Souls 3 and DOOM and No Man's Sky, that's it. i was looking forward to playing FFXV but they STILL haven't issued a PC release date.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 22 April 2017 23:59 (two years ago) link

Yeah I feel bad that I got two games to #16 just because I didn't play a lot of games last year. I promise that I'll play more this year, not just WoW.

*realises with horror that he's playing WoW while posting this*

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 23 April 2017 00:34 (two years ago) link

I voted for all three games I played a ton last year:

Skyrim
Steep
No Man's Land

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 23 April 2017 03:19 (two years ago) link

i checked out the Rusty Lake games because of this thread, and played through all of them over the last week. so good! really clever and creepy. and i only cheated a couple times, i swear.

goole, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 16:52 (two years ago) link

i did not, however, get through the final time-challenge sequence of (whichever one)

goole, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 16:53 (two years ago) link

RL: Roots was even moving, if that edward gorey/wes anderson type of thing does it for you

goole, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 16:54 (two years ago) link

Aw great, I'm glad of that - yeah all of the free games that Rusty Lake made before those two are also good, but Roots is the best.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 19:57 (two years ago) link

I have got into Inside this week. So many gruesome ways for the poor child to get killed! I like it's sense of mystery and total lack of daft voice-overs so far.

calzino, Saturday, 6 May 2017 11:52 (two years ago) link

I hate the dogs in Inside, they terrify me.

nate woolls, Sunday, 7 May 2017 10:23 (two years ago) link

The bastards are so fast, there is that bit where you can scare them off with fire - but then they start coming at you from both sides.

calzino, Sunday, 7 May 2017 11:56 (two years ago) link

I love the Abe's Oddysee style mind control puzzles as well.

calzino, Sunday, 7 May 2017 12:03 (two years ago) link

The worst dog part is where you've got to climb a fence, pull boards off a doorway and then run back to the fence before the dogs get you, and then do it twice more. I was a nervous wreck after doing that one.

nate woolls, Sunday, 7 May 2017 13:47 (two years ago) link

fyi there's an extra lil puzzle in rusty lake: cave. when you're in the sub, go to some familiar landmarks! p cool.

goole, Thursday, 11 May 2017 01:18 (two years ago) link

Shoulda participated in this, feel like I played more games this year than I typically do. Wouldn't have added too much that was novel though, DOOM and Dark Souls were my go-to's.

circa1916, Thursday, 11 May 2017 01:28 (two years ago) link

eight months pass...

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