Top games of 2018: Twelfth Coint & Plick RESULTS

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Later than ever, here comes Coint & Plick! Best games as chosen by about 20 of you of 2018. We didn't even get to 77 games this year! We invited board games to the party this year, too, and one of them showed up! Maybe it'll pull more people into the voting next year, who knows? THE BALLOT POOL IS GETTING SMALL OH GOD

Gonna TRY to post 25ish today & tomorrow and the remainder on Wednesday, but unsure I'll be able to pull it off, as I am in and out of meetings all week (guess who's the only member of his team in the office all week, yay).

Enjoy!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 14:59 (six months ago) link

Here!

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:01 (six months ago) link

Let's start with the worst of the best, courtesy of me

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:01 (six months ago) link

#67. Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee — 2 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/7JE4aol.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:02 (six months ago) link

Not sure why I even bothered putting 2 points on it. It's... fine? It is fun to play Pokemon again. I am very excited for this new gameplay decision to avoid wasting HP catching pokemon, although burning through all of those pokeballs (and not getting money back for catches) is a little concerning. Regardless, it acts as a good amuse-bouche for this year's Pokemon Sword and Shield and gun!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:04 (six months ago) link

I think I voted for two games. I'll be amazed if one of them makes it.

pomenitul, Monday, 15 April 2019 15:05 (six months ago) link

I'd say your odds are good, unless you only gave them one point each ;)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:12 (six months ago) link

#64. Far Cry 5 — 4 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/KcIq2xo.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:12 (six months ago) link

(Also: One "Disappointment of 2019" vote)
(I will add that to future ones, I forgot I was doing it this time)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:13 (six months ago) link

video games

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 15:27 (six months ago) link

trying to zero out my bookmarks while i do this makes me keep losing this tab

i was also the 4 points for far cry 5, i liked it! i may have terrible taste, as evidenced by everyone i know hating far cry 5. i thought it was vibey as hell, music was real good, story was enjoyably bleak. did it for me more than 3 for sure, maybe even 4?

anyway here's another 4 pointer from me, because apparently the beginning of this rollout is all ME, ME, ME

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:30 (six months ago) link

#64. Hole.io — 4 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/z5c1jS9.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:30 (six months ago) link

did you ever play donut county and think "boy i wanna play this, but without any of the narrative wrapper, and one level, and over and over, and tyry to eat the whole map in two minutes while other players online try to eat you?"

have i got the game for you

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:35 (six months ago) link

#64. Valkyria Chronicles 4 — 4 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/tnyav4S.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:45 (six months ago) link

my 4 pointers cannot be stopped

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:45 (six months ago) link

this is very much a valkyria chronicles game, and is very enjoyable. i got maybe 3/4 of the way into it before i was like "this mission is tough, i am gonna take a break" and inevitably never booted it up again. too much story, as expected, but that great, unique gameplay you don't get in any other strategy game. (or maybe you do, if so, let me know)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:48 (six months ago) link

i will play this someday i'm not the biggest SRPG fan but i loved the first one

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 15:49 (six months ago) link

good news is you can skip 2 & 3! because... they were on psp or came out in japan only or both

let's get into the games that i DIDN'T vote for aka the 5-pointers! as always, it's a very-many-game-tie

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:52 (six months ago) link

#51. Bad North — 5 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/H8QsMiK.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:52 (six months ago) link

i don't know anything about that game or this one coming up, do you? let us know in the thread! don't forget to bookmark! i gotta go get food so it might be a minute before my next post

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 16:00 (six months ago) link

#51. CrossCode — 5 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/JStqZmH.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 16:00 (six months ago) link

hmm i should award 6s and 11s next year to push my picks up the rankings

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 16:00 (six months ago) link

alteratively give them 4s and 3s so there are more and everyone has to listen to you and only you talk for a long stretch!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 16:01 (six months ago) link

crosscode is a very impressive indie take on the action jrpg (e.g. ys, secret of mana, etc) that unfortunately has a bit of early-access-itis where its been way overstuffed with content and kinda exhausting to play because of it, everything takes 50% longer than it should

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 16:02 (six months ago) link

i went from thinking it was the best indie rpg ever made to not finishing it

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 16:03 (six months ago) link

Bad North was my vote! It's a controller-friendly RTS game where you don't have more than four units at a time and you're defending waves of invaders on randomly-generated island after randomly-generated island. It's a weird combo of cute and bloody style. Support your local stripped-down RTS.

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 15 April 2019 16:07 (six months ago) link

hole.io is fun and i was very good at it. it could use some more maps (last i played it there were only 3 - the pirate one was most fun)

far cry 5 had its moments but it quickly wore out its welcome w/ the same repetitive mechanics (made even more repetitive by them being the same mechanics as the other far cry games) and a pretty stupid storyline. what really annoyed me tho was when all the forest animals started transforming. you'd see a bear and shoot at it and it would turn into a wolverine or something. this happened like a million times it was apparently a part of the theme tho i could never clearly work out what was doing it. (it only happened in the weirdo psychoactive drug zone so i guess the idea is that you keep hallucinating that they're something different than they are but that's not how hallucinations work and it's just absurd.) actually this was maybe an okay game but i cannot get over the stupid animal transformation shit.

Mordy, Monday, 15 April 2019 16:09 (six months ago) link

that's not how hallucinations work and it's just absurd

― Mordy

pvmic?

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 15 April 2019 16:12 (six months ago) link

ok if one time ever you saw a beaver and it turned into a cougar or whatever but over and over again the same transformation hallucination? but maybe i missed somewhere where the game explained what was going on. it was just so bizarre

Mordy, Monday, 15 April 2019 16:21 (six months ago) link

i ahve food, and it is time to roll a re-run

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 16:44 (six months ago) link

#51. Cuphead — 5 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/fjdbA05.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 16:44 (six months ago) link

#7 in 2017

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 16:46 (six months ago) link

Will probably get votes next year too courtesy the switch version

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 15 April 2019 16:47 (six months ago) link

now for one of my fave images in the rollout

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 16:53 (six months ago) link

#51. Detroit: Become Human — 5 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/EstCXlP.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 16:53 (six months ago) link

(i actually wanna play this game, but also, i extremely want to clown it)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 16:53 (six months ago) link

just gave bad north a spin it's v cool, might've tossed it some points if i had played it in time (also available on the Mac btw)

haven't played detroit: become human but it looks hilariously bad

Mordy, Monday, 15 April 2019 16:55 (six months ago) link

What, no "Press [ ] to emancipate"?

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Monday, 15 April 2019 17:08 (six months ago) link

#51. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze — 5 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/KpB0Jzn.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 17:11 (six months ago) link

remake but the original was never nominated (or placed, obv)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 17:11 (six months ago) link

fantastic game - great music, humor, the gameplay is fun, challenging (but not impossible) lots of secrets, etc. stood out even in a year with a lot of exceptional platformers.

Mordy, Monday, 15 April 2019 17:12 (six months ago) link

possibly the best 2d platformer ever but i don't like to vote for rereleases alas

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 17:13 (six months ago) link

OOOH, BANANA.

Snark aside, excited to be a part of C+P this year!

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Monday, 15 April 2019 17:13 (six months ago) link

maybe i should rank my all time 2d platformers bc i'm pretty sure it's not the best ever but it's still excellent

Mordy, Monday, 15 April 2019 17:13 (six months ago) link

another game that will be on this list is up there too

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 17:15 (six months ago) link

i don't think i'm as high on smb3/smw for GOATs as most people. yoshi's island though..

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 17:16 (six months ago) link

#51. The Guides Axiom — 5 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/EheWeul.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 17:22 (six months ago) link

sorry for the bad screen, there wasn't much out there and i didn't have time to get/play/screen the game for this poll. to the voter, tell us what it is??

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 17:23 (six months ago) link

looks like a puzzle game from the pic

Mordy, Monday, 15 April 2019 17:25 (six months ago) link

looks like a scantron test from hell

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 17:27 (six months ago) link

it's free so i just installed it. will report when i have some time

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 17:33 (six months ago) link

#51. Heartbeat — 5 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/4UT76q5.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 17:33 (six months ago) link

that's my vote. this is a cute and well made rpgmaker game kind of in the vein of a undertale or early pokemon or earthbound. nothing super novel about it, it's just a lot better than what you come to expect out of rpgmaker stuff.

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 17:36 (six months ago) link

The Guides Axiom -- I'm the voter. It's a "guess the passcode" style riddle game. The main reasons I like it are that there are hidden puzzles, and that some puzzles require information from previous puzzles. It's a step above other games of its type. Con: it isn't finished -- it stops at around puzzle 70 out of 100.

adam the (abanana), Monday, 15 April 2019 17:37 (six months ago) link

#51. Iconoclasts — 5 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/8eEC36L.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 17:45 (six months ago) link

#51. Monster Hunter World — 5 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/BpyWxiu.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 17:52 (six months ago) link

The internet loves this game but this is only one of a handful of times that I've seen it mentioned on ILX.

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Monday, 15 April 2019 18:05 (six months ago) link

monster hunter world is just a MMO in disguise you can't fool me i've been done with that shit for a decade and not going back

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 18:06 (six months ago) link

#51. Overcooked 2 — 5 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/QrY2WIR.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 18:16 (six months ago) link

should've given it some points as a proxy vote for my sister. Overcooked is good coop hangout time.

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 15 April 2019 18:23 (six months ago) link

i bet that this game is a ton of fun if you can find other ppl to play w/ at a similar skill level to your own but the way i play it (w/ my kids) it's mostly just frustrating

Mordy, Monday, 15 April 2019 18:23 (six months ago) link

tell your kids to git gud mordy

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 15 April 2019 18:24 (six months ago) link

don't let them give you any guff about "having homework" or "being four"

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 15 April 2019 18:25 (six months ago) link

"no wait why are you putting the chopped lettuce there we need it for the burger what are you doing oh no your soup is on fire well this is just a disaster 0 stars"

Mordy, Monday, 15 April 2019 18:25 (six months ago) link

I voted for Overcooked. I love how rage-inducing it is when you suck, and how great it feels to perform well as a team ... if you git good.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 15 April 2019 18:34 (six months ago) link

#51. NGU Idle — 5 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/QPZcoRW.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 18:36 (six months ago) link

only a couple more 5 pointers, and this one (and tbh the last one, the idler) prob need explanation from voters!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 18:46 (six months ago) link

#51. Pro Office Calculator — 5 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/wg2uQgG.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 18:46 (six months ago) link

lol

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 18:56 (six months ago) link

Haha

pomenitul, Monday, 15 April 2019 18:58 (six months ago) link

btw tho that is a game and it does seem interesting. only spent a few mins looking into it, intend to spend more time on it
Link (free)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:03 (six months ago) link

#51. The Room: Old Sins — 5 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/7ScyL7H.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:05 (six months ago) link

That’s the tommy wiseau game?

Mordy, Monday, 15 April 2019 19:17 (six months ago) link

we have escaped 5 point, 1 vote purgatory! before we enter 10 point, 1 vote territory, enjoy this one non-tie game

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:21 (six months ago) link

#50. Two Point Hospital — 9 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/t0CoetK.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:21 (six months ago) link

glad you're still here mordy to get mad at us for not playing this and voting for it on time

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:22 (six months ago) link

more like 9 point hospital

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 19:30 (six months ago) link

I voted for Monster Hunter World, it has cats that cook for you!

Neil S, Monday, 15 April 2019 19:32 (six months ago) link

#44. Atelier Lydie & Suelle — 10 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/IUpXjwJ.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:35 (six months ago) link

Am I the only ilger who rates theme hospital?

Mordy, Monday, 15 April 2019 19:37 (six months ago) link

It’s basically the same game but new and made in 2019 fyi

Mordy, Monday, 15 April 2019 19:37 (six months ago) link

Two Point is on my list but I still haven’t gotten to it

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:38 (six months ago) link

one of several jrpg series that i'm probably the only fan of here esp with lamp not around

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 19:40 (six months ago) link

made in 2019?! brb i gotta delete this entire thread and re-poll

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:43 (six months ago) link

#44. Battletech — 10 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/C5W3d18.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:43 (six months ago) link

battling is improper use of tech imo

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 19:49 (six months ago) link

#44. Forza Horizon 4 — 10 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/baOBSfj.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:49 (six months ago) link

^ with soundtrack available on vinyl, released by hospital records!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:49 (six months ago) link

it turns out the secret to making a fun open world game is the player is supposed to be a vehicle, not a human. i should fire this up again at some point, i never really exhausted it

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 19:54 (six months ago) link

ppl love battletech esp those nerds at three moves ahead but i haven't gotten to it yet

Mordy, Monday, 15 April 2019 19:54 (six months ago) link

let's see if anyone wants to take credit for this one

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:57 (six months ago) link

#44. Genital Jousting — 10 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/XhdqU1x.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 19:57 (six months ago) link

xp also an astoundingly pretty game, kinda goes without saying. this was my preferred alternative to RDR2 for that hi-fi graphics fix last year

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 19:58 (six months ago) link

important use of xp there as it turns out

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 19:58 (six months ago) link

#44. Swarmlake — 10 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/CxevWVP.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 20:01 (six months ago) link

oops didn't mean to submit that yet. pretend i submitted that about 5 mins from now. like i spaced it out from the last one real nice

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 20:02 (six months ago) link

how "gamey" is forza horizon 4? i used to love racing games when they were like super off road and daytona but the genre feels like it heavily went in a realistic GT direction which doesn't appeal to me at all.

Mordy, Monday, 15 April 2019 20:08 (six months ago) link

forza motorsport is the realistic GT forza series, the horizon games are open world arcade racers, they're a lot more gamey and fun

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 20:13 (six months ago) link

#44. System Syzygy — 10 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/WlpQ54o.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 20:17 (six months ago) link

that looks like a shareware game i played in 1995

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 20:20 (six months ago) link

that's where i am gonna stop for today!

And, today/tomorrow/Wednesday I will post the results of the three sub-polls. Tomorrow, platforms of 2018. Wednesday, disappointments of 2018. But today...

BONUS Q 1: Non-2018 games of 2018
(1 vote) Age of Wonders III
(1 vote) Breath of the Wild
(1 vote) Golf Clash
(1 vote) Hitman 2016
(1 vote) Nier: Automata
(1 vote) the Last of us
(1 vote) The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
(1 vote) The Witcher 3
(1 vote) Towerfall
(1 vote) Wolfenstein

and...
(2 votes! You win, Kiryu-chan~ ♥) Yakuza 0

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 20:25 (six months ago) link

#44. Atelier Lydie & Suelle — 10 Points — 1 Vote
#44. Battletech — 10 Points — 1 Vote
#44. Forza Horizon 4 — 10 Points — 1 Vote
#44. Genital Jousting — 10 Points — 1 Vote
#44. Swarmlake — 10 Points — 1 Vote
#44. System Syzygy — 10 Points — 1 Vote
#50. Two Point Hospital — 9 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Bad North — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. CrossCode — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Detroit: Become Human — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Heartbeat — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Iconoclasts — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Monster Hunter World — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Overcooked 2 — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. NGU Idle — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Pro Office Calculator — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. The Guides Axiom — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. The Room: Old Sins — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Cuphead — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#64. Far Cry 5 — 4 Points — 1 Vote
#64. Hole.io — 4 Points — 1 Vote
#64. Valkyria Chronicles 4 — 4 Points — 1 Vote
#67. Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee — 2 Points — 1 Vote

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 20:29 (six months ago) link

ciderpress I'll play Atelier should I try that one or one of the Arlands, is there any difference between any of them

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 15 April 2019 20:41 (six months ago) link

speaking of old games I bought Ikaruga on Switch last night

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 15 April 2019 20:42 (six months ago) link

holy shit there was a cliff Johnson style puzzle game released last year? Woooooow thx ilg!

lumen (esby), Monday, 15 April 2019 20:43 (six months ago) link

I also played System's Twilight in the 90's which based just on that screenshot was almost certainly a direct influence upon System Syzygy! It was a good game. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System%27s_Twilight

Dan I., Monday, 15 April 2019 20:47 (six months ago) link

I found out about System Syzygy from andrew plotkin's blog (he created system's twilight and also he was the guy who turned mafia into werewolf).

adam the (abanana), Monday, 15 April 2019 20:52 (six months ago) link

I threw Detroit a vote but definitely don’t recommend it unless “Quick Time Event: The Game” sounds up your alley or you’re a Clancy Brown superfan. Humorless, self-important, cliche, very clownable! AND YET the gimmick of pressing a series of buttons to make characters do boring things like set the table or gather wood eventually made me care about them more? It’s like, I tucked in this orphan girl and told her a bedtime story you’re damn right I’ll murder every human between her and the android haven of Canada.

orifex, Monday, 15 April 2019 20:59 (six months ago) link

lol

(1 vote) the Last of us

HI DERE. If not for TLOU, I would definitely have voted for ace rhythm game Yakuza 0 (though if not for TLOU, I may not have gotten back into console gaming).

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Monday, 15 April 2019 21:16 (six months ago) link

There's an iOS game called Calculator:The Game, it's got wacky buttons, so on the level I'm on now you start with 91 and your goal is to get to 19 in 6 button presses and the buttons available are '+5', 'Mirror' (12->1221) and 'Sum'

The Room is the OG very fancy looking room escape / object manipulation games, yes?

I did actually play System Syzygy last year, it was great but I would have completely forgotten about it if I'd voted (which I didn't)

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 15 April 2019 21:19 (six months ago) link

Also I will probably repeat this later but I heart ILE as somewhere that loves games but will give an industry behemoth like MHW 5 points total (NB this is not in any way a reflection on the quality of MHW)

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 15 April 2019 21:22 (six months ago) link

(xp @silby) if you're patient, wait for them to put Atelier Ayesha on switch which is both an entry point and the best game in the series according to several people i trust on this stuff (i haven't played it yet myself). if you're impatient, rorona is a fine entry point / litmus test, and totori is a bit harder but my favorite of the ones i've played

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 21:28 (six months ago) link

I can be pretty patient considering I still have to beat Octopath or at least beat someone's chapter 4 I'm so slow lol

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 15 April 2019 21:40 (six months ago) link

holy shit there was a cliff Johnson style puzzle game released last year? Woooooow thx ilg!

― lumen (esby), Monday, April 15, 2019 4:43 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah this is making me immediately interested as well

though it also made me realize that i've stopped getting the monthly emails from cliff's mailing list that i've been on for years and he stopped updating his site, hope he's okay

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 22:08 (six months ago) link

Moved too fast! I haven't heard of like 90% of these!
hole.io was fun.
I loved Theme Hospital, flaws and all, Mordy. But I am a cheapskate who will wait for that game to go under $5 or be included in a bundle for pretty much any PC game.

Nhex, Monday, 15 April 2019 22:52 (six months ago) link

that's fair. i don't regret paying for it - it had a good amount of content and my 7yo loves playing it too.

Mordy, Monday, 15 April 2019 22:56 (six months ago) link

bad north reminds me of ftl a lot

Mordy, Monday, 15 April 2019 23:37 (six months ago) link

None of my votes have shown up yet, but I played a bunch of NGU Idle after I saw it on the nominations thread. It's exactly what you'd expect an idle clicker thing to be in 2018 I guess? Both a parody of older idle clickers and a much more complex version of the same. It got it claws into me for a week or two but in retrospect I'd have been happier not picking it up in the first place.

JimD, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 13:27 (six months ago) link

NGU Idle was my nom and vote. I played it more than any other game in 2018, which was enough for me to give it a few points. It starts out very fiddly with the active game being much better than the passive game -- but there comes a point where the best strategy is to play it once briefly every 24 hours to collect some powerful tree fruit, then rebirth.

adam the (abanana), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 13:41 (six months ago) link

xxp

bad north like ftl is the kind of game I'll play for years cos I'm easily sated!

calzino, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 13:42 (six months ago) link

although a criticism is the random generating islands delays can be way too slow.

calzino, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 13:44 (six months ago) link

i'm back and ready for more countdown! Let's start with a game that barely missed being tied for 44th with a microslice of a first-place vote!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:00 (six months ago) link

#43. Dragon Quest XI — 10 Points — 1 Vote — 0.1 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/62j30AO.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:00 (six months ago) link

No one else played Dragon Quest last year?!?!?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:05 (six months ago) link

no one that voted!

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:06 (six months ago) link

0.1 first place votes? hrm!
i wanted to play this but it got buried under everything else coming out. and Spider-Man iirc

Nhex, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:07 (six months ago) link

I will play it eventually but not at full price

L'assie (Euler), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:08 (six months ago) link

i played it! it's perfectly fine but left me a bit cold

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:09 (six months ago) link

felt like playing a jrpg greatest hits collection, every story beat was recognizable and i didn't find any meaningful throughline to tie it all together

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:10 (six months ago) link

when someone ranks 10 games at 10 points each, i give them all 0.1 first place votes. it's fun! we get some weeeird decimals sometimes

anyway sorry im back i had to do a real work there for a minute

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:43 (six months ago) link

#42. Blazblue Cross Tag Battle — 10 Points — 2 Votes
https://i.imgur.com/Vfbeunj.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:44 (six months ago) link

fighter?

Mordy, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:46 (six months ago) link

the only tag fighter i've ever gotten into

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:04 (six months ago) link

also deserves props for raising the profile of under night which is the best active fighting game right now as it turns out

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:06 (six months ago) link

It's fun! Wish I had time to play it beyond the demo, but it still made my list. There were SO many fighters this year.
And yes, Under Night rules.

Nhex, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:16 (six months ago) link

yeah that demo weekend was so fun that it basically singlehandedly got me back into fighting games after like 10 years of ignoring them

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:20 (six months ago) link

Is that the first to get multiple votes? WE'VE CROSSED THE RUBICON.

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:08 (six months ago) link

#40. Lumines Remastered — 12 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/U3Rwgma.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:43 (six months ago) link

back to 1 vote! (sorry i spaced on this for a bit there!)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:44 (six months ago) link

hi I played Lumines for the first time last year, guess what it's good

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:44 (six months ago) link

much like tropical freeze, i think this is possibly the best game ever of its genre but it's not really a 2018 game

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:51 (six months ago) link

yeah yeah :P

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:52 (six months ago) link

i'm fine with them being on the list i just play too many games so its a much needed point of disqualification for my own ballot

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:54 (six months ago) link

still think u should blog

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:57 (six months ago) link

#40. Northgard — 12 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/WiRgySe.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:59 (six months ago) link

ilx is my blog

i think i said that last time though, i don't have a new witty comeback sorry

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:00 (six months ago) link

that's my vote. northgard is an RTS but the way it's designed it's more slow and methodical. you can overextend and when winter comes it'll destroy you which means that strategic considerations for expansion are more importantly than inputs per second. it's v clever. i haven't played much multiplayer with it but the campaign is definitely worth playing through.

Mordy, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:12 (six months ago) link

veering into "someone really liked this" territory!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:14 (six months ago) link

#39. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana — 15 Points — 1 Vote — 0.5 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/jKZtiWG.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:14 (six months ago) link

#38. Captain Toad Treasure Tracker — 15 Points — 2 Votes — 0.1 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/1yQdTG4.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:27 (six months ago) link

what kind of game is captain toad treasure tracker

Mordy, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:35 (six months ago) link

two player puzzle diorama intended for children and mario nerds

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:47 (six months ago) link

#37. Holedown — 15 Points — 3 Votes
https://i.imgur.com/YTaPqvw.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:48 (six months ago) link

i hope that screenshot is accurate because it looks goofy as hell

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:48 (six months ago) link

xp puzzle box dioramas

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:48 (six months ago) link

ys 8 is fantastic and nisa has finally cleaned up most of the mess they made with the western release so i can recommend it to ppl

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:51 (six months ago) link

#36. Octopath Traveler — 19 Points — 3 Votes
https://i.imgur.com/e895f3G.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:55 (six months ago) link

i think i threw octopath a tiny number of points. i liked the idea of it more than the execution, i'm afraid. i didn't ever finish it tho, perhaps i'll go back at some point.

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:01 (six months ago) link

hold on to your butts! i got so many posts to do today :O

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:02 (six months ago) link

#35. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon — 20 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/01xfnzt.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:02 (six months ago) link

octopath has a good rpg system and some cool story beats but the structure just doesn't work out. i still threw it some points since i like the moment to moment gameplay and the music a ton

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:05 (six months ago) link

Holedown was 2018’s only real good mobile time waster that I glommed on to and I got to the end too fast

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:07 (six months ago) link

#31. Dragon Quest Builders — 20 Points — 1 Vote — 0.2 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/VdPKYgD.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:08 (six months ago) link

I was so worried octobore would go top 10 feeling relieved now

Mordy, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:12 (six months ago) link

#31. NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 — 20 Points — 1 Vote — 0.2 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/E41CPqa.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:14 (six months ago) link

#31. Waku Waku Sweets — 20 Points — 1 Vote — 0.2 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/5qMPWWS.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:21 (six months ago) link

no way, top 10 is gonna be all indies this year those are what had ~mindshare~

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:22 (six months ago) link

Wait so two different voters gave 10 games each their #1?

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:22 (six months ago) link

nice back to back this is why C&P is good

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:23 (six months ago) link

if you did an 'unweighted' ballot it'd just be 10x10 so yeah

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:23 (six months ago) link

or 5x20 in the case of whoever voted for these

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:24 (six months ago) link

can confirm i received one 10x10 and one 5x20. also got a 40/30/30 that i edited to 30/29/29 to fit within the rules but that's neither here nor there

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:26 (six months ago) link

tell me of Waku Waku Sweets, voter

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:27 (six months ago) link

also tell us about this!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:29 (six months ago) link

#31. Wordament — 20 Points — 1 Vote — 0.2 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/Z8Ael6y.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:29 (six months ago) link

no way, top 10 is gonna be all indies this year those are what had ~mindshare~

indie hit rdr2

Mordy, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:39 (six months ago) link

lol i love wordament except it won't let me play not as a guest! also feels like i've had that game on my phone for several years?

lumen (esby), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:45 (six months ago) link

Yeah same, sure I played Wordament years ago, am I misremembering? Was I playing on PC or something?

Just bought Holedown, looks like a fun time!

JimD, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:56 (six months ago) link

(checked my purchase history, I originally got wordament on ios in 2012).

JimD, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:58 (six months ago) link

#30. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey — 20 Points — 1 Vote — 0.5 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/N2CQwbC.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:59 (six months ago) link

I have a feeling I'm going to be asked to talk about a certain game soon!

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:13 (six months ago) link

Also I'm downloading Wordament because heaven knows that I need something besides boring kindle books to read on my commutes.

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:14 (six months ago) link

That was my ballot, wordament which got a story mode (kind of, there’s no story but I dunno there are “worlds” and xp and levels)

and waku waku sweets is fun make gestures to make foods I like food games a lot

L'assie (Euler), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:14 (six months ago) link

#29. Gris — 20 Points — 2 Votes
https://i.imgur.com/kr6SLBS.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:14 (six months ago) link

I dearly want to play GRIS but am stubbornly waiting for a PS4 port.

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:17 (six months ago) link

xps Ah cool, glad to have an excuse to jump back into wordament tbh so that's good.

JimD, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:18 (six months ago) link

#28. Slay the Spire — 21 Points — 2 Votes
https://i.imgur.com/3Yw7bZ3.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:25 (six months ago) link

#27. Katamari Damacy Reroll — 22 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/tCVR5Yo.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:37 (six months ago) link

Katamari Damacy is good in any year <3

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:38 (six months ago) link

I think NBA Playgrounds was a late cut for me. I love the game, but it's way too hard to unlock players without spending money.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:43 (six months ago) link

#26. Donut County — 24 Points — 3 Votes — 0.1 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/tSx0fFW.png
One Disappointment of 2019 vote

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:51 (six months ago) link

i keep forgetting that katamari is on switch thanks to it coming out the same day as smash

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:58 (six months ago) link

I voted for Katamari, first time the original game has ever had a UK release and it's almost as good as the second game, so much better than everything that came after those first two.

JimD, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:06 (six months ago) link

#23. Gravity Rush 2 — 25 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/JqYrDP5.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:10 (six months ago) link

four left today...

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:17 (six months ago) link

#23. Pathfinder: Kingmaker — 25 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/95vCksq.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:17 (six months ago) link

There it is (re: Gravity Rush 2). It has a few stretches of tedious/bad gameplay (boo to the stealth sections), the controls can be fussy, but the writing, design, and general ambiance are superb and all add up to some undeniable charm -- the nightclub sequence is such a delightful moment that outshined all of the other flaws of the game.

For a game that doesn't seem to have had a lot of support behind it, the localization is remarkably polished.

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:23 (six months ago) link

#23. YAKUZA KIWAMI 2 — 25 Points — 1 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/wI92bhF.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:31 (six months ago) link

For the Baldur’s Gate/Icewind Dale/Neverwinter Nights nostalgics among us, Pathfinder: Kingmaker is worth your time (well, almost, as it’s exceedingly long).

pomenitul, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:33 (six months ago) link

i am the sole voter for kiwami 2! play it you poxy fules

they moved it to the engine from 6 instead of the engine from 0 (as kiwami 1 was), gave majima a (very short) side story mode that is quietly lovely (but also has him, uh, stabbing people like that, because majima), more of the minigames and weirdness you've grown to love. I have heard that Yakuza 2 is one of the less-loved ones in the series, which I guess has me pretty stoked for 3/4/5 because I thought it was great!!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:33 (six months ago) link

i thought i voted odyssey but i guess it just missed my list. it's v open world what you'd expect from a late gen AC game lots of AC mechanics + lots of borrowed stuff from other games (FC series or the LOTR games w/ the nemesis system). it's v well polished but gets stale and exhausts its gameplay elements long before you're even close to finishing it. cool plot stuff includes questlines with famous greeks like sophocles + socrates. ultimately tho too iterative and too long and bloated to make my list.

slay the spire is a v clever deck building roguelike/rpgish game w/ enough new ideas and a unique enough aesthetic that it's definitely worth a look, esp if you like the genre. there are 3 different characters you can play each w/ entirely different deck components (tho there are colorless cards that are shared between decks normally w/ exceptional effects) and design. i think it's a really excellent game tbh, a little surprised it didn't get more notice on ilg. i think it's the kind of thing a lot of posters here would dig.

Mordy, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:38 (six months ago) link

looking forward to posting some version of "ultimately tho too iterative and too long and bloated but somehow still made my list" later on in the poll

Mordy, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:39 (six months ago) link

#22. Dragon Ball FighterZ — 25 Points — 1 Vote — 0.5 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/sN9homh.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:40 (six months ago) link

let's wrap this up for today with this one, which i am shocked was not voted for or, apparently, even nominated last year?????

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:46 (six months ago) link

#21. Fortnite Battle Royale — 25 Points — 2 Votes
https://i.imgur.com/ByhbS7g.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:46 (six months ago) link

Slay the Spire is great. The closest thing to a sequel to Dream Quest that I’ve come across.

AlanSmithee, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:46 (six months ago) link

#21. Fortnite Battle Royale — 25 Points — 2 Votes
#22. Dragon Ball FighterZ — 25 Points — 1 Vote — 0.5 First Place Votes
#23. Gravity Rush 2 — 25 Points — 1 Vote
#23. Pathfinder: Kingmaker — 25 Points — 1 Vote
#23. YAKUZA KIWAMI 2 — 25 Points — 1 Vote
#26. Donut County — 24 Points — 3 Votes — 0.1 First Place Votes
#27. Katamari Damacy Reroll — 22 Points — 1 Vote
#28. Slay the Spire — 21 Points — 2 Votes
#29. Gris — 20 Points — 2 Votes
#30. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey — 20 Points — 1 Vote — 0.5 First Place Votes
#31. Dragon Quest Builders — 20 Points — 1 Vote — 0.2 First Place Votes
#31. NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 — 20 Points — 1 Vote — 0.2 First Place Votes
#31. Waku Waku Sweets — 20 Points — 1 Vote — 0.2 First Place Votes
#31. Wordament — 20 Points — 1 Vote — 0.2 First Place Votes
#35. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon — 20 Points — 1 Vote
#36. Octopath Traveler — 19 Points — 3 Votes
#37. Holedown — 15 Points — 3 Votes
#38. Captain Toad Treasure Tracker — 15 Points — 2 Votes — 0.1 First Place Votes
#39. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana — 15 Points — 1 Vote — 0.5 First Place Votes
#40. Lumines Remastered — 12 Points — 1 Vote
#40. Northgard — 12 Points — 1 Vote
#42. Blazblue Cross Tag Battle — 10 Points — 2 Votes
#43. Dragon Quest XI — 10 Points — 1 Vote — 0.1 First Place Votes
#44. Atelier Lydie & Suelle — 10 Points — 1 Vote
#44. Battletech — 10 Points — 1 Vote
#44. Forza Horizon 4 — 10 Points — 1 Vote
#44. Genital Jousting — 10 Points — 1 Vote
#44. Swarmlake — 10 Points — 1 Vote
#44. System Syzygy — 10 Points — 1 Vote
#50. Two Point Hospital — 9 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Bad North — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. CrossCode — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Detroit: Become Human — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Heartbeat — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Iconoclasts — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Monster Hunter World — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Overcooked 2 — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. NGU Idle — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Pro Office Calculator — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. The Guides Axiom — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. The Room: Old Sins — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Cuphead — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#64. Far Cry 5 — 4 Points — 1 Vote
#64. Hole.io — 4 Points — 1 Vote
#64. Valkyria Chronicles 4 — 4 Points — 1 Vote
#67. Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee — 2 Points — 1 Vote

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:47 (six months ago) link

BONUS QUESTION NUMBER TWO

Platforms of 2018

5. PS Vita (2 pts)
4. Mobile (6 pts) - includes iOS, Android
3. PC (13 pts) - includes Mac, Windows
2. Switch (43 pts)
1. PS4 (52 pts)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:48 (six months ago) link

top 20 tomorrow, hopefully!

i have a deadline and presentation tmrw afternoon so there might be a biiiig gap in the afternoon while i do that.

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 22:01 (six months ago) link

if its in the service of Games its acceptable

ciderpress, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 22:09 (six months ago) link

Semper Games

lumen (esby), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 22:13 (six months ago) link

o7

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 22:22 (six months ago) link

I find myself thinking about Fortnite a lot even though I suck at it. The chess of building your fort while opponents are chipping away at it results in these odd landscapes of abandoned stairways and towers ascending to nowhere, like a series of competing Hudson Yard prototypes.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 22:36 (six months ago) link

Surprised I was the sole vote for both Bloodstained and Dragon Ball Fighterz!
Bloodstained was a Kickstarter reward for most but universally praised and for good reason - it's a cover version of Castlevania III that RIPS.
And DBFZ is a gorgeous license use, the fighter of the year pretty much, fun as hell.

Nhex, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 23:11 (six months ago) link

Slay the Spire has been a lot of fun, still playing it a lot. Gris was gorgeous but minor (like me).

My 2018 GOTY/GOAT was BOTW so I had to pick a distant second for this poll and went with Odyssey. I never got into the AC series but Odyssey stole a few good ideas from Witcher, especially making the main character a thug-for-hire as opposed to The Chosen One, so she’s got this cheerful “sure I’ll go stab a guy for you” attitude that helps justify the innumerable side quests. Her character kept me going through the Ubisoft treadmill a lot longer than expected — she’s funny, horny, no-nonsense, thinks the gods are sort of lame, enjoys solving problems by kicking them to death. I liked sailing around the Aegean and having her all-lady crew burst into song.

orifex, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 23:21 (six months ago) link

Speak to me of the PS4 vote - is this just <redacted> and <redacted>?

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 06:34 (six months ago) link

#20. Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle — 25 Points — 3 Votes
https://i.imgur.com/NcDaz9K.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:16 (six months ago) link

re: the console of the year vote, it was separate from the main thing, ppl picked their fave consoles overall for theyear. could include games they didn't even nom/vote. guess people spent more time on the ps4 this year!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:16 (six months ago) link

also i am only back for a few mins! been a crazy day. then gone til 3ish. then i'll do some more.

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:17 (six months ago) link

Is that a survival puzzle game?

jmm, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:18 (six months ago) link

friday the 13th is a puzzle game - no survival aspects. it's actually pretty great!

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:24 (six months ago) link

#19. Subnautica — 25 Points — 3 Votes — 1 First Place Vote
https://i.imgur.com/CWBOQOH.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:34 (six months ago) link

what a game wow

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:36 (six months ago) link

ultimately couldn't close the deal (those electrical sucking worms that attach themselves to you in the lava zone got so tedious i stopped playing) but the first 20 hours or so are unbelievable. cannot imagine how good it is in VR.

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:37 (six months ago) link

in the top 20 we are definitely getting into some wows now!

I might stop at top 10 today depending on how slow i am. i don't wanna still be posting at 7pm. but if i can keep a decent pace i shouldn't be too late? nah fuck it WE'RE DOING IT ALL TODAY

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:38 (six months ago) link

power through for the sake of games

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:40 (six months ago) link

#18. YAKUZA 6: The Song of Life — 26 Points — 1 Vote — 1 First Place Vote
https://i.imgur.com/HKUluXZ.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:42 (six months ago) link

that's a lot of yakuza games away still but I'll get there someday

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:43 (six months ago) link

So I've only played 5-10 hours of Yakuza 6 so far, not enough to say GOTY CONFIRMED yet, but having playing Yakuza Kiwami, Zero and Kiwami 2 all in the past 12 or so months, they are all GOTY-worthy games and so far Y6 has me even more enthralled. So let's call it an educated estimate.

THESE GAMES ARE SO GOOD.

xp i skipped 3/4/5 tbh! 1, 0, 2, 6! i am a madman.

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:45 (six months ago) link

(i'll come back to 3/4/5 when i can)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:45 (six months ago) link

i've only played 0 and plan to play judgment before 1 & 2 because i enjoy the hype of new things

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:47 (six months ago) link

funny you should mention that

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:51 (six months ago) link

#17. Yakuza 0 — 27 Points — 1 Vote — 1 First Place Vote
https://i.imgur.com/yGgrKj1.png
Two "game of not-2018 in 2018" votes
#9 in 2017

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:51 (six months ago) link

myself & one other voter said that they would have voted yakuza 0 highly were it not against the spirit of the thing (played it on ps4, not pc)... so it could have been in the top 10 easily this year! or if we all played it in 2017, even higher!!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:52 (six months ago) link

i didn't have a ps4 in 2017 alas

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:53 (six months ago) link

#16. Florence — 29 Points — 2 Votes — 0.1 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/15UjBx3.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:57 (six months ago) link

i know nothing abt this one so i hope someone comes to tell us about it!!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:57 (six months ago) link

it's cute! it's a visual novel sorta about a relationship and breakup that is genuinely affecting. iirc either no or barely any words so it's all told visually/musically and thru little puzzles.

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:00 (six months ago) link

Oh, I played that! It was pre-released for download on Valentine's day iirc. It was very short, but aesthetically promising.

I'm enjoying this countdown btw. I only really play games on my phone (and board games) these days, but I should really put in a vote next year. Is there a minimum for voting?

alrakis morissette (tangenttangent), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:03 (six months ago) link

no minimum for voting! you get 100 points to allocate and up to 30 for any individual game. if you vote for one game you can give it 30 points and be done!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:04 (six months ago) link

#14. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire — 30 Points — 1 Vote — 1 First Place Vote
https://i.imgur.com/20tWEa9.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:04 (six months ago) link

(the tie for #14 is the last tie in the rollout!)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:04 (six months ago) link

there's an example of such voting

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:08 (six months ago) link

#14. Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team — 30 Points — 1 Vote — 1 First Place Vote
https://i.imgur.com/oHGv2J0.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:09 (six months ago) link

our first ever board game! welcome to the rollout you weird dice-rolling luddites, WE LOVE YOU HERE

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:09 (six months ago) link

i couldn't finish the first pillars of eternity tho i did enjoy what i played. there's just so much text and most of it isn't great. they should borrow a page from alexis kennedy on how to write memorable scenes and dialogues without just drowning the reader in words.

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:10 (six months ago) link

oh that reminds me if i had played it in time i would've voted for Root - fantastic asymmetrical game w/ a woodland creatures theme for those of u who are really interested in the COIN games but find the topics too depressing.

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:10 (six months ago) link

if Gandhi comes out next year tho i'll prob vote for it if i can play it in time!

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:11 (six months ago) link

root is neat ive only played it once though and was the cats who seem like they play the most basic game. the birds mechanic looked really clever

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:15 (six months ago) link

#13. NES Switch Online — 30 Points — 2 Votes — 0.3 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/4omDSvU.png
One Disappointment of 2019 vote

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:16 (six months ago) link

i couldn't finish the first pillars of eternity tho i did enjoy what i played. there's just so much text and most of it isn't great. they should borrow a page from alexis kennedy on how to write memorable scenes and dialogues without just drowning the reader in words.

The second instalment tries to address some of these issues, not always successfully, but isometric-style CRPGs are my nostalgic opium of choice so I go easy on the writing (which is still upper-tier shlock compared to the usual fare).

pomenitul, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:19 (six months ago) link

hmm i should put those "disappointment votes" above the images instead of below, easy to lose them

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:23 (six months ago) link

donut county had one disappointment vote, and NES switch had one.

i'll tell you what had more than one, though

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:24 (six months ago) link

#12. Red Dead Redemption 2 — 32 Points — 4 Votes
DISAPPOINTMENT WINNER: Five Disappointment of 2019 votes
https://i.imgur.com/MBwILLj.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:24 (six months ago) link

I voted for Florence, a love story told via WarioWare-esque game mechanics. A cool little experience.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:26 (six months ago) link

Take THAT, game I never intend to play!

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:27 (six months ago) link

wow kinda shocked how low it came out

it's a game with a lot of problems but the stuff that's good about it i think mostly ends up being the takeaway: it's a gorgeous cowboy simulator

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:32 (six months ago) link

no way, top 10 is gonna be all indies this year those are what had ~mindshare~

indie hit rdr2

- Mordy, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 3:39 PM (twenty minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:33 (six months ago) link

i meant to post that immediately after posting the result lol

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:34 (six months ago) link

the wrinkle detail on the horse testicles got downgraded from the prerelease trailer footage and there was really no saving it from gamer dismissal after that

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:34 (six months ago) link

looking forward to posting some version of "ultimately tho too iterative and too long and bloated but somehow still made my list" later on in the poll

― Mordy, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 5:39 PM (yesterday)

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:34 (six months ago) link

and now for 11 games that ilx likes more than cowboy game 2

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:37 (six months ago) link

#11. Minit — 33 Points — 3 Votes
https://i.imgur.com/HtpaGFK.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:37 (six months ago) link

this game managed to piss me off in the like one hour it takes to finish though i don't remember why now

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:39 (six months ago) link

i think i was just disappointed that it had changing respawn points which is the least clever way to lock in progress with the game's mechanic

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:44 (six months ago) link

#10. Super Smash Bros Ultimate — 37 Points — 3 Votes
https://i.imgur.com/fnRix6s.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:55 (six months ago) link

this will become a good game in roughly 6 hours when they add persona music to it

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:57 (six months ago) link

#9. God of War — 46 Points — 4 Votes — 0.33 First Place Votes
One Disappointment of 2019 Vote
https://i.imgur.com/mK2kG3x.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:06 (six months ago) link

Game of Overrated! (I still voted for it.)

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:09 (six months ago) link

does c&p permit the power move of voting for a game in the main poll and also most overrated?

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:16 (six months ago) link

err biggest disappointment i mean

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:17 (six months ago) link

Yes, because I was the DISAPPOINT vote.

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:20 (six months ago) link

#8. Spider-Man — 50 Points — 4 Votes — 0.6 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/jju3rao.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:27 (six months ago) link

xp i've seen people rate a game GOTY and disappointment of the year!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:28 (six months ago) link

i heard this was the game that really made you feel like spider-man

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:29 (six months ago) link

it stars spiderman

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:30 (six months ago) link

who's that

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:34 (six months ago) link

i bet that's a fun game i'd like to pay it (when it costs $5)

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:34 (six months ago) link

i dare say it's worth more than $5! its great!!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:35 (six months ago) link

#7. Yoku's Island Express — 52 Points — 5 Votes — 0.1 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/rQPC8lq.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:35 (six months ago) link

i picked up this one because i saw how high it ranked and played it for a bit. i felt a little lost fairly soon, and kinda fell off and started playing one of the other many little games i have on my switch. i guess i will go back to it but i don't see what the hype is all about yet! good idea tho

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:37 (six months ago) link

it's only 2 hours or so - so it doesn't wear out its welcome.

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:39 (six months ago) link

it's longer than that maybe 5 hours if you just play to the credits

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:40 (six months ago) link

#6. Tetris Effect — 53 Points — 3 Votes — 0.5 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/r6Csp2b.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:43 (six months ago) link

idk if that'll be a "controversial" (no matter how good it is, it's still just tetris!) one but, god, tetris effect is SO GOOD it approaches fuiud territory. it just feels good as helllllll

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:44 (six months ago) link

i can't even imagine in vr wow

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:44 (six months ago) link

#5. Return of the Obra Dinn — 61 Points — 5 Votes
https://i.imgur.com/NawUujK.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:52 (six months ago) link

got quiet in here! yall just holding yr breath waiting for the finish?

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:59 (six months ago) link

#4. Into the Breach — 93 Points — 7 Votes — 0.33 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/wcgm9Yc.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:03 (six months ago) link

think i know what 4 of the last 5 to place are

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:04 (six months ago) link

oh, i should've said i think i know what all the games left to place are lol didn't realize we were at 4 already

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:04 (six months ago) link

3 platformers in a row now right?

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:04 (six months ago) link

a brilliant and cruel game that i have never gotten very far in and was nonetheless very satisfied by

xp YOU WOULD THINK SO... BUT MAYBE NOT?

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:05 (six months ago) link

i liked into the breach a lot and i think for what it is it's stellar but it's no ftl it just lacks something

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:06 (six months ago) link

but yes when there aren't enough games to have voted-for games not make the rollout it loses a little bit of its drama

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:06 (six months ago) link

AND NOW... YOUR... FINAL... THREE... GAMES... OF... 2018........

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:11 (six months ago) link

#3. Guards Against Insanity — 200 Points — 13 Votes — 4.20 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/4n5iy1J.png

#2. Fallout '77 — 203 Points — 14 Votes — 6.9 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/iIRGkXF.png

#1. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch — 304 Points — 15 Votes — 6.66 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/4ecan8f.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:11 (six months ago) link

MAKES U THINK.

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:12 (six months ago) link

ilx coint and plick 2018: rly makin u think all over again

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:13 (six months ago) link

ok but for real now

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:13 (six months ago) link

#3. Dead Cells — 115 Points — 8 Votes — 0.6 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/2MJrPla.png

#2. Hollow Knight — 181 Points — 9 Votes — 3.43 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/kznU66H.png

#1. Celeste — 241 Points — 11 Votes — 5.1 First Place Votes
https://i.imgur.com/HIt0jUU.png

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:14 (six months ago) link

the points distance between 5 and 4, and 3 and 2, and 2 and 1... dang

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:15 (six months ago) link

#1. Celeste — 241 Points — 11 Votes — 5.1 First Place Votes
#2. Hollow Knight — 181 Points — 9 Votes — 3.43 First Place Votes
#3. Dead Cells — 115 Points — 8 Votes — 0.6 First Place Votes
#4. Into the Breach — 93 Points — 7 Votes — 0.33 First Place Votes
#5. Return of the Obra Dinn — 61 Points — 5 Votes
#6. Tetris Effect — 53 Points — 3 Votes — 0.5 First Place Votes
#7. Yoku's Island Express — 52 Points — 5 Votes — 0.1 First Place Votes
#8. Spider-Man — 50 Points — 4 Votes — 0.6 First Place Votes
#9. God of War — 46 Points — 4 Votes — 0.33 First Place Votes
#10. Super Smash Bros Ultimate — 37 Points — 3 Votes
#11. Minit — 33 Points — 3 Votes
#12. Red Dead Redemption 2 — 32 Points — 4 Votes
#13. NES Switch Online — 30 Points — 2 Votes — 0.3 First Place Votes
#14. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire — 30 Points — 1 Vote — 1 First Place Vote
#14. Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team — 30 Points — 1 Vote — 1 First Place Vote
#16. Florence — 29 Points — 2 Votes — 0.1 First Place Votes
#17. Yakuza 0 — 27 Points — 1 Vote — 1 First Place Vote
#18. YAKUZA 6: The Song of Life — 26 Points — 1 Vote — 1 First Place Vote
#19. Subnautica — 25 Points — 3 Votes — 1 First Place Vote
#20. Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle — 25 Points — 3 Votes
#21. Fortnite Battle Royale — 25 Points — 2 Votes
#22. Dragon Ball FighterZ — 25 Points — 1 Vote — 0.5 First Place Votes
#23. Gravity Rush 2 — 25 Points — 1 Vote
#23. Pathfinder: Kingmaker — 25 Points — 1 Vote
#23. YAKUZA KIWAMI 2 — 25 Points — 1 Vote
#26. Donut County — 24 Points — 3 Votes — 0.1 First Place Votes
#27. Katamari Damacy Reroll — 22 Points — 1 Vote
#28. Slay the Spire — 21 Points — 2 Votes
#29. Gris — 20 Points — 2 Votes
#30. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey — 20 Points — 1 Vote — 0.5 First Place Votes
#31. Dragon Quest Builders — 20 Points — 1 Vote — 0.2 First Place Votes
#31. NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 — 20 Points — 1 Vote — 0.2 First Place Votes
#31. Waku Waku Sweets — 20 Points — 1 Vote — 0.2 First Place Votes
#31. Wordament — 20 Points — 1 Vote — 0.2 First Place Votes
#35. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon — 20 Points — 1 Vote
#36. Octopath Traveler — 19 Points — 3 Votes
#37. Holedown — 15 Points — 3 Votes
#38. Captain Toad Treasure Tracker — 15 Points — 2 Votes — 0.1 First Place Votes
#39. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana — 15 Points — 1 Vote — 0.5 First Place Votes
#40. Lumines Remastered — 12 Points — 1 Vote
#40. Northgard — 12 Points — 1 Vote
#42. Blazblue Cross Tag Battle — 10 Points — 2 Votes
#43. Dragon Quest XI — 10 Points — 1 Vote — 0.1 First Place Votes
#44. Atelier Lydie & Suelle — 10 Points — 1 Vote
#44. Battletech — 10 Points — 1 Vote
#44. Forza Horizon 4 — 10 Points — 1 Vote
#44. Genital Jousting — 10 Points — 1 Vote
#44. Swarmlake — 10 Points — 1 Vote
#44. System Syzygy — 10 Points — 1 Vote
#50. Two Point Hospital — 9 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Bad North — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. CrossCode — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Detroit: Become Human — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Heartbeat — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Iconoclasts — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Monster Hunter World — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Overcooked 2 — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. NGU Idle — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Pro Office Calculator — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. The Guides Axiom — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. The Room: Old Sins — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#51. Cuphead — 5 Points — 1 Vote
#64. Far Cry 5 — 4 Points — 1 Vote
#64. Hole.io — 4 Points — 1 Vote
#64. Valkyria Chronicles 4 — 4 Points — 1 Vote
#67. Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee — 2 Points — 1 Vote

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:15 (six months ago) link

Into The Breach is a very good game, but it's no FTL.

re: the console of the year vote, it was separate from the main thing, ppl picked their fave consoles overall for theyear. could include games they didn't even nom/vote. guess people spent more time on the ps4 this year!

Sure sure, and I get that - what I was clumsily trying to get at was, is it just that its exclusives of Spider-man and God of War (and Tetris Effect, which I forgot) were so good, or was it anything else that caused people to think of it fondly in its fifth year?

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:20 (six months ago) link

lol just read Mordy's xp post on Into The Breach, but honestly feel the same.

whoops i was at the grocery store

good list

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:23 (six months ago) link

and the yakuza games! and mlb the show! and detroit become human, lol. ni no kuni. those + your list = a wild exclusives list for 2018!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:24 (six months ago) link

Additional disappointment of 2018 votes, all one point each:
- Destiny 2
- Marvel Puzzle Quest
- Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom
- Secret of Mana remake
- "not enough hours in the day"

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:24 (six months ago) link

re: PS4 i think it's just that it's a lot of people here's main platform for gaming and nintendo had a lower key year

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:25 (six months ago) link

xp (in addition to one vote each for God of War, Donut County, Far Cry 5, NES Switch Online, and five votes for Red Dead Redemption 2)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:26 (six months ago) link

So I should play Celeste (and FTL), huh?

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:26 (six months ago) link

I tried to talk myself out of voting for Celeste #1 but it's definitely the one I enjoyed the most.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:26 (six months ago) link

yeah celeste was just one of those self-evidently great and memorable games, couldn't really not vote it #1 though i gave it the tie with ys 8 which was a more emblematic favorite of what i was playing in 2018

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:29 (six months ago) link

celeste is undeniable

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:30 (six months ago) link

hollow knight was robbed!*

*I've not played celeste because it didn't go on sale yet

... and the crowd said DESELECT THEM (||||||||), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:43 (six months ago) link

it's been on sale occasionally

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 22:02 (six months ago) link

No need for a separate ballot thread, yeah?

30 /// Celeste
12 /// Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
12 /// Lumines Remastered
12 /// Octopath Traveler
12 /// Into the Breach
12 /// Yoku's Island Express
5 /// Bad North
5 /// Holedown

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 22:10 (six months ago) link

nah post em here!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 22:27 (six months ago) link

Not sure what games I've played I'd say are definitely better than Celeste

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 22:28 (six months ago) link

hollow knight was robbed!*

*I've not played celeste because it didn't go on sale yet

Cosign


30 /// Hollow Knight
25 /// Gravity Rush 2
2 /// Return of the Obra Dinn
3 /// Dead Cells
1 /// God of War

Definitely would've voted Yakuza 0 if nor for RULEZ.

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:47 (six months ago) link

here's mine

15 /// Subnautica
14 /// Celeste
13 /// Red Dead Redemption 2
12 /// Northgard
11 /// Slay the Spire
9 /// Two Point Hospital
8 /// Dead Cells
7 /// Into the Breach
6 /// Hollow Knight
5 /// Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Mordy, Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:07 (six months ago) link

I never play enough games to vote in these polls (1-2 a year) but Hollow Knight was such a wonderful experience, glad to see it do so well

Vinnie, Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:12 (six months ago) link

Best
Spider-Man (PS4)
Dragon Quest 11 (PS4)
Celeste (PS4)
Hollow Knight (Switch)
NES Switch Online (Switch)
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Switch)
Florence (iOS)
Donut Country (iOS)
Yoku’s Island Express (PS4)
Dead Cells (PS4)

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 18 April 2019 02:45 (six months ago) link

30 Celeste
20 Hollow Knight
20 Dead Cells
10 Return of the Obra Dinn
5 Red Dead Redemption 2
5 Into the Breach
5 God of War
5 Cuphead

top 3 are all-timers for me, the rest of the year felt a little boring but i didn't really play that many different games. more like a handful of games a LOT

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Thursday, 18 April 2019 03:26 (six months ago) link

solid results! Thanks Will for running this. Here's my ballot

5 /// Monster Hunter World
5 /// Dead Cells
30 /// God of War
30 /// Hollow Knight
30 /// Into the Breach

Neil S, Thursday, 18 April 2019 12:32 (six months ago) link

Can't remember which order they were in but I basically voted for the top 4 + iconoclasts

thomasintrouble, Thursday, 18 April 2019 14:22 (six months ago) link

Can't remember which order they were in but I basically voted for the top 4 + iconoclasts

thomasintrouble, Thursday, 18 April 2019 14:22 (six months ago) link

27 /// Yakuza 0
22 /// Celeste
13 /// Minit
10 /// Genital Jousting
10 /// Swarmlake
10 /// Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle
4 /// Subnautica
4 /// Donut County

I'm PC only these days so my Yakuza 0 vote was legitimate. Thanks for running the poll, Will.

methanietanner, Thursday, 18 April 2019 14:30 (six months ago) link

25 /// Hollow Knight
15 /// Minit
10 /// System Syzygy
10 /// Yoku's Island Express
10 /// Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle
10 /// Celeste
5 /// NGU Idle
5 /// Pro Office Calculator
5 /// The Guides Axiom
5 /// The Room: Old Sins

adam the (abanana), Friday, 19 April 2019 07:57 (six months ago) link

I haven't played Dead Cells, Obra Dinn or Into the Breath yet, but I look forward to playing them.

adam the (abanana), Friday, 19 April 2019 07:58 (six months ago) link

30 /// Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team
22 /// Katamari Damacy Reroll
18 /// Tetris Effect
15 /// Fortnite Battle Royale
10 /// Yoku's Island Express
5 /// Super Smash Bros Ultimate

JimD, Friday, 19 April 2019 12:07 (six months ago) link

If I'd played more games last year I might've added to the Obra Dinn votes - I had a few minor reservations but overall loved that game.

emil.y, Friday, 19 April 2019 13:36 (six months ago) link

Yeah, my enthusiasm for Obra Dinn was only slightly dampened by some interface/navigation annoyances, but it’s one that I’ll be recommending for a long time.

And as good as Dead Cells is, there’s probably going to be another 20 games like it over the next few years. Obra Dinn, unless something very unexpected happens, is unlikely to be replicated anytime soon.

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Friday, 19 April 2019 13:41 (six months ago) link

Is this for the first C+P where indies swept the top 5?

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Friday, 19 April 2019 16:52 (six months ago) link

we're all getting old.

Nhex, Friday, 19 April 2019 16:53 (six months ago) link

they're the only realm where everyone's on the same page

ciderpress, Friday, 19 April 2019 17:16 (six months ago) link

fuck, hollow knight finished... 6th last year? how did i let that one slide? i hope the voters were all new voters. if not i tsk at you. TSK TSK TSK
2 years ago was a near-sweep of the top for indies. inside, dark souls 3, witness, stardew, salt & sanctuary. indies always do very well here, if not for borderlands, marvel puzzle quest, dark souls, and a couple of other cult classics over here it'd almost always be all indies!

also i forgot to post my own ballot.

YAKUZA 6: The Song of Life - 26
YAKUZA KIWAMI 2 - 25
Tetris Effect - 15
Spider-Man - 10
Hole.io - 4
Far Cry 5 - 4
Valkyria Chronicles 4 - 4
Red Dead Redemption 2 - 4
Into the Breach - 4
Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee - 2
Octopath Traveler - 2

ty 4 playing everyone! see you next year! (or sooner if i run a summer/fall generations poll!)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Friday, 19 April 2019 18:36 (six months ago) link

i did think something was off about Hollow Knight, it makes sense since it didn't come to consoles until 2018

Nhex, Friday, 19 April 2019 18:46 (six months ago) link

yeah it had a bigger hype cycle when it came out on switch than when the original pc version came out the previous year

ciderpress, Friday, 19 April 2019 18:48 (six months ago) link

also PCs are for powerpoint

... and the crowd said DESELECT THEM (||||||||), Friday, 19 April 2019 18:53 (six months ago) link

dark souls 3 is indie?

Last year, I played the intro section of Hollow Knight on PC and I may have given it some points. I played the rest of the game on PS4 this year.

adam the (abanana), Saturday, 20 April 2019 00:41 (six months ago) link

2 years ago was a near-sweep of the top for indies. inside, dark souls 3, witness, stardew, salt & sanctuary.

Audrey Tautoulogy (Leee), Saturday, 20 April 2019 00:45 (six months ago) link

got it

adam the (abanana), Saturday, 20 April 2019 00:47 (six months ago) link


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