Ready Player Seventy-Seven: It's the top games of 2017! Eleventh Coint & Plick RESULTS

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Hi everyone! It's April, so you know what that means: time for your most favourite and most tardy year-end list, Coint and Plick!

We managed to get 22 ballots this year, up from 16 last year, so that thread about people leaving ILX is bullshit and we are up to year-on-year growth and this site will basically be google by 3017. You're welcome!

I've got the top 77 here (yes, it worked out perfectly) and I'll go up to 50 today, with 49-21 tomorrow and 20-1 on Friday ideally. Don't get mad if I don't enter them consistently, I am at work and am also very forgetful. Enjoy!

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:36 (one year ago) link

awesome! the last ilx poll that matters!

Mordy, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:37 (one year ago) link

w00t

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:38 (one year ago) link

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77 - Dead Cells - Computer - 4 points / 1 Votes

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:38 (one year ago) link

also i supremely fucked up on how long the images would take me this year and i actually haven't even finished the ones for 50-1 so lol i've got my work ahead of me tonight

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:40 (one year ago) link

well, looking good so far, thanks for doing that

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:41 (one year ago) link

As the kids say, “hype”

valorous wokelord (silby), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:42 (one year ago) link

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72 - Animal Crossing Pocket Camp - 5 points / 1 Votes

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:47 (one year ago) link

what system is that on?

Mordy, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:48 (one year ago) link

also for these 1 vote games if the voter could explain whether this is actually must-play or just tossing votes to enjoyable but not amazing games that would be awesome :p

Mordy, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:48 (one year ago) link

Phones xp

valorous wokelord (silby), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:48 (one year ago) link

safe to assume if someone only threw a game 5 points they're not losing their minds over it but i could be wrong!

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:54 (one year ago) link

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72 - Assassin's Creed Origins - 5 points / 1 Vote

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:55 (one year ago) link

i've heard good things about that and will def play it when it's either $5 or free on PS+

Mordy, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:55 (one year ago) link

just caught the "1 votes" on the other ones, sorry

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:55 (one year ago) link

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72 - Steamworld Dig 2 - 5 points / 1 Vote

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:02 (one year ago) link

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72 - Hob - 5 points / 1 Vote

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:09 (one year ago) link

oh fuck lol am i literally going h2h with the smashing pumpkins poll this could get dire

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:10 (one year ago) link

these should never be apart

droit au butt (Euler), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:14 (one year ago) link

haha nice

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:15 (one year ago) link

ok last one before i try to find food

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:15 (one year ago) link

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72 - Monster Slayers - 5 points / 1 Vote

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:15 (one year ago) link

if you would add what system the games are on it would be great but I'll understand if you don't wanna look it up

droit au butt (Euler), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:17 (one year ago) link

what are these last two? hob and monster slayers?

Mordy, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:18 (one year ago) link

if you would add what system the games are on it would be great but I'll understand if you don't wanna look it up

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Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:31 (one year ago) link

monster slayers is a great/fast/fun deck building game that presumably i voted for!

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:39 (one year ago) link

tons of well designed and differentiated character types to choose from and v fun card-based gameplay with some cool combo elements to explore

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:41 (one year ago) link

i forgot to vote for age of rivals but that was a fun card-based game too w/ combos. if it doesn't place ppl should check it out.

Mordy, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:43 (one year ago) link

i mean even if it does place but if it doesn't place still do so

Mordy, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:43 (one year ago) link

i played both a lot and rivals just dropped off the bottom of my list. really had too many things to vote for this year. disappointed i couldn't give this more than 5. looking up my list just now there are def several things i would change

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:45 (one year ago) link

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71 - Robo Recall - 6 points / 1 Vote

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:50 (one year ago) link

^ i voted for this, it is for "VR" i don't know how that works. i played it on an oculus?

anyway it blew my mind, i "got" the point of vr. it felt intuitive to the point where i was doing advanced things before the game taught me, e.g. grabbing and throwing enemies that jumped at me by instinct.

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:51 (one year ago) link

a VR game apparently. i'm waiting to jump into VR for when an actual must play game comes out. it seems like a lot of tech exercises still?

Mordy, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:52 (one year ago) link

here's a lil tag i made that you can use for the VR games in the countdown

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/742046565129461760/uIrFl3L3_normal.jpg

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:55 (one year ago) link

like when a VR game is in this poll's top 5 i'll be inclined to get whatever the ps4 VR hardware is called. nb i think it'll probably give me motion sickness.

Mordy, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 16:58 (one year ago) link

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69 - Thimbleweed Park - 6 points / 2 Votes
Microsoft Windows, macOS, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Linux, Android, and Nintendo Switch

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 17:00 (one year ago) link

nice

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 17:00 (one year ago) link

i'm the 1 point vote. it was the 10th on my ballot and i used the recommended values posted in that thread so it only got one. happy to see it place tho it's a good throwback game with some decent puzzles that gets really unwieldy and sprawling midway through with like half a dozen active characters.

Mordy, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 17:01 (one year ago) link

for what it is (a throwback to SCUMM) it's much more innovative and interesting than it had to be. somehow tho not quite as charming or funny as real SCUMM games, or maybe that kind of humor worked better when i was 12yo.

Mordy, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 17:03 (one year ago) link

ok i put the platforms on all of the games for today's releases idk if i'll have time for toorrow's but i wil ltry

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 17:04 (one year ago) link

Animal Crossing was my fault, it's not quite "i'm just throwing points out", I guess it's my MPQ of the year, I bloody hate it at this stage but I've put so much time into it that I felt like I couldn't' justify not giving it any points. The pic you've used makes it look a LOT better than it is. It's got maybe 20% of the charm of a real animal crossing game, and maybe 15% of the gameplay variety, and it's really just a reskinned cookie clicker or something but it's sucked me in and I can't get out.

JimD, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 17:04 (one year ago) link

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69 - Resident Evil 7 - 6 points / 2 Votes
Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 17:06 (one year ago) link

> i'm waiting to jump into VR for when an actual must play game comes out

The Wipeout VR update came out this week and it will likely end up being my highest scoring P&C2018 game, you should totally jump in.

(oh yeah and RE7 too xp)

JimD, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 17:07 (one year ago) link

i find scary games much scarier than scary movies is it bc they require more active participation?

Mordy, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 17:07 (one year ago) link

you can't lose a movie

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 17:10 (one year ago) link

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65 - Calculator: The Game - 7 points / 1 Vote
iOS and Android

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 17:16 (one year ago) link

i didn't vote for this. i played it a little bit but it didn't really stick with me. i guess it's charming and if that's your kind of puzzle it's fun? felt a little too math homework for me. unless it gets crazy after like 20 levels or something.

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 17:16 (one year ago) link

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65 - Cube Escape: The Cave - 7 points / 1 Vote
Browser, iOS, Android

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 17:23 (one year ago) link

^ free i think too

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 17:23 (one year ago) link

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65 - Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - 7 points / 1 Vote
PlayStation 4

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 17:36 (one year ago) link

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6 - Hollow Knight - 76 points / 1 First-place vote / 4 Votes
Microsoft windows, MacOS, Linux

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 18:14 (one year ago) link

getting close! i'm gonna post #5 next, then #4 in a bit, then the results to the Best Platform of 2017 poll, then 3-2-1 in one shot!

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 18:27 (one year ago) link

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5 - Horizon Zero Dawn - 83 points / 7 Votes
PlayStation 4

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 18:27 (one year ago) link

Love Hollow Knight, would definitely recommend it to people who like Metroidvania's and the music and art manages to communicate a lot of that Dark Souls eerieness.

In the middle of Horizon at the moment, it's fun but i'm doing a terrible job of keeping up with story.

devvvine, Friday, 6 April 2018 18:31 (one year ago) link

Big points jump here... who barely missed the podium in 2017? It's...

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 18:37 (one year ago) link

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4 - Persona 5 - 127 points / 3 First-place votes / 7 Votes
PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 18:37 (one year ago) link

y'all will get the next post once i am done writing this effusive paragraph on Persona 5 fyi

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 18:50 (one year ago) link

i didn't spend as much time with horizon as i wanted before i had to return it to my brother but for as far as i got i was very into it and hope to pick up a (hopefully discounted) copy soon.

my game of the year, though, and i was pretty sure it would be before it even came out, was Persona 5. The last two iterations ended up existing in a weird space in my life where, for one reason or another, I was basically not doing anything for an extended amount of time (I think when I played Persona 3 Portable it was around xmas holidays in 2010, and I put in 70 hours in a week. Person 4 Golden, was around summer 2013, where I kinda had a dead-end job and no life and blasted through it on lunch breaks, after work etc.). This iteration was my Ultimate Form; I was unemployed, had enough money saved to basically do nothing for two weeks, which is exactly what I did. Persona games are perfect depression comfort food, in a way. When it's tough to feel much of anything, they're a rainbow spray of emotions for a hundred or so hours. The writing is a grab-bag of childish drivel and genuinely shockingly emotional moments. The "dungeoneering" aspect is by no means pioneering (although P5 may very well be the first of the three that IS), but it acts as excellent punctuation -- and counterpoint -- to a game that's pretty much about making friends, enduring hardship, and leaving your friends over a tumultuous year of school. During my extended unemployed stretch (during which I was newly single and newly without roommate for unrelated reasons, so, that is to say, INCREDIBLY ISOLATED) I powered through this and Mass Effect Andromeda. MEA left me feeling empty. Persona 5 left me wanting more.

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 18:53 (one year ago) link

ANYWAY, top 3 coming shortly! But first, here are your top platforms of the year. Yes I wrote consoles on the chart. No I will not be fixing it.

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 18:54 (one year ago) link

COINT + PLICK PLATFORMS OF 2017 RESULTS

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PS4 (incl. PS4 Pro): 22
Nintendo Switch: 18
Computer (incl. Mac, PC, Steam, etc): 11
VR (incl. PC VR, PS VR): 10
Mobile (incl. iOS, Android): 5
SNES Classic: 3
Retropie: 1
Xbox One: 0

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 18:54 (one year ago) link

lol, none of us have an Xbone i guess!

Karl Malone, Friday, 6 April 2018 18:55 (one year ago) link

fun fact: the SNES classic, aka the reason we added this poll to C+P, had zero votes until the last possible minute

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 18:56 (one year ago) link

i mean i know other consoles got 0 votes -- 3DS, for example -- but it's more fun to dunk on the Xbone, right?

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 18:57 (one year ago) link

Without further ado, here we go: your top 3 games "released" in 2017. GREAT JOB EVERYONE. Way to miss the point of voting for the best game of 2017.

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 18:58 (one year ago) link

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3 - Final Fantasy IX - 128 points / 1 First-place vote / 11 Votes
PlayStation 4 (2017); iOS & Android (2016); Microsoft Windows (2016); PlayStation (2012, re-release); PlayStation (2000)

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2 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Remastered - 129 points / 2 First-place votes / 11 Votes
Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One (2017, standalone); Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One (2016, with Infinite Warfare); OSX (2011, PAL); Wii (2009); OSX (2008, NA); Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows (2007)

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1 - The Legend of Zelda: Link To The Past - 130 points / 3 First-place votes / 33 Votes
SNES Classic (2017); New Nintendo 3DS (2016, Virtual Console, worldwide); Wii U (2014, Virtual Console, Japan & North America); Wii U (2013, Virtual Console, PAL); Wii (2007, Virtual Console, North America & PAL); Game Boy Advance (2006, Players' Choice North America); Wii (2006, Virtual Console, Japan); Game Boy Advance (2003, Japan & PAL); Game Boy Advance (2002, North America); SNES (1998, Players' Choice PAL); SNES (1996, Players' Choice NA); SNES (1992, NA & PAL); SNES (1991, Japan)

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 18:58 (one year ago) link

do you know how fucking LONG i spent tracking down the year of release of every release/re-release of Link To The Past over the past 27 years took? i'd fucking excelsior me, best gag of 2018, fuiud

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 19:00 (one year ago) link

...yeah ok i'll post the real one now

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 19:02 (one year ago) link

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3 - Super Mario Odyssey - 145 points / 1 First-place vote / 10 Votes
Nintendo Switch

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2 - Nier: Automata - 155 points / 3.5 First-place votes / 7 Votes
PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

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1 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 265 points / 5.5 First-place votes / 14 Votes
Nintendo Switch, Wii U

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 19:02 (one year ago) link

Thanks for following along, y'all. Here are all of the games to receive votes this year.

1 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 265 points / 5.5 First-place votes / 14 Votes
2 - Nier: Automata - 155 points / 3.5 First-place votes / 7 Votes
3 - Super Mario Odyssey - 145 points / 1 First-place vote / 10 Votes
4 - Persona 5 - 127 points / 3 First-place votes / 7 Votes
5 - Horizon Zero Dawn - 83 points / 7 Votes
6 - Hollow Knight - 76 points / 1 First-place vote / 4 Votes
7 - Cuphead - 70 points / 1 First-place vote / 5 Votes
8 - Stardew Valley - 63 points / 6 Votes
9 - Yakuza 0 - 62 points / 5 Votes
10 - Prey - 45 points / 0.5 First-place votes / 3 Votes
11 - Dark Souls III: The Ringed City - 43 points / 1 First-place vote / 3 Votes
12 - Marvel Puzzle Quest - 40 points / 0.5 First-place votes / 2 Votes
13 - Doom - 33 points / 3 Votes
14 - Gorogoa - 32 points / 0.5 First-place votes / 3 Votes
15 - What Remains of Edith Finch - 31 points / 1 First-place vote / 2 Votes
16 - Cinco Paus - 30 points / 1 First-place vote / 1 Vote
17 - Injustice 2 - 30 points / 3 Votes
18 - ARMS - 30 points / 2 Votes
19 - Fire Emblem Heroes - 29 points / 1 Vote
20 - Destiny 2 - 27 points / 1 First-place vote / 2 Votes
20 - Nex Machina - 27 points / 1 First-place vote / 2 Votes
22 - Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - 27 points / 2 Votes
23 - Pyre - 26 points / 2 Votes
24 - Earth Defense Force 5 - 25 points / 1 Vote
25 - Civilization 6 - 24 points / 4 Votes
26 - Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy - 22 points / 2 Votes
27 - World of Warcraft: Legion - 21 points / 0.5 First-place votes / 1 Vote
28 - Metroid: Samus Returns - 21 points / 2 Votes
28 - Rec-Room - 21 points / 2 Votes
30 - Universal Paperclips - 20 points / 2 Votes
30 - Northgard - 20 points / 2 Votes
32 - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - 20 points / 1 Vote
33 - Mario Kart 8 DX - 17 points / 3 Votes
34 - The Sexy Brutale - 17 points / 2 Votes
34 - West of Loathing - 17 points / 2 Votes
34 - Yooka-Laylee - 17 points / 2 Votes
37 - Superhot VR - 17 points / 1 Vote
38 - Pinball FX3 - 16 points / 2 Votes
39 - Puyo Puyo Tetris - 16 points / 1 Vote
40 - Doki Doki Literature Club - 15 points / 2 Votes
40 - Wolfenstein II - 15 points / 2 Votes
42 - Through the Ages - 15 points / 1 Vote
42 - Splatoon 2 - 15 points / 1 Vote
42 - Tales of Berseria - 15 points / 1 Vote
42 - Sonic Mania - 15 points / 1 Vote
46 - Monument Valley 2 - 14 points / 1 Vote
46 - Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy - 14 points / 1 Vote
48 - Lone Echo - 13 points / 1 Vote
48 - Superflight - 13 points / 1 Vote
50 - Gran Turismo Sport - 12 points / 1 Vote
51 - Nioh - 11 points / 2 Votes
51 - Tekken 7 - 11 points / 2 Votes
51 - Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony - 11 points / 2 Votes
54 - Everything - 10 points / 2 Votes
55 - Meshi Quest - 10 points / 1 Vote
55 - NBA Playgrounds - 10 points / 1 Vote
55 - Picross S - 10 points / 1 Vote
55 - Accounting+ - 10 points / 1 Vote
55 - Little Nightmares - 10 points / 1 Vote
60 - Statik - 9 points / 1 Vote
61 - Shovel Knight: Spectre of Torment - 8 points / 2 Votes
61 - Hidden Folks - 8 points / 2 Votes
63 - Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen - 8 points / 1 Vote
63 - The Norwood Suite - 8 points / 1 Vote
65 - Mass Effect Andromeda - 7 points / 1 Vote
65 - Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - 7 points / 1 Vote
65 - Cube Escape: The Cave - 7 points / 1 Vote
65 - Calculator: The Game - 7 points / 1 Vote
69 - Resident Evil 7 - 6 points / 2 Votes
69 - Thimbleweed Park - 6 points / 2 Votes
71 - Robo Recall - 6 points / 1 Vote
72 - Monster Slayers - 5 points / 1 Vote
72 - Hob - 5 points / 1 Vote
72 - Steamworld Dig 2 - 5 points / 1 Vote
72 - Assassin's Creed Origins - 5 points / 1 Vote
72 - Animal Crossing Pocket Camp - 5 points / 1 Vote
77 - Dead Cells - 4 points / 1 Vote
78 - Paperback - 3 points / 1 Vote
78 - Splashy Dots - 3 points / 1 Vote
80 - Typeshift - 2 points / 1 Vote

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 19:03 (one year ago) link

thanks for running the poll Will!

devvvine, Friday, 6 April 2018 19:08 (one year ago) link

thank YOU (and everyone) for voting! lots o' ballots this year comparatively, feels good :)

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 19:15 (one year ago) link

I reckon my knackered old slow PC could handle Stardew Valley and I like the look of it.

calzino, Friday, 6 April 2018 19:16 (one year ago) link

will m's ballot:

Persona 5 - 30
Fire Emblem Heroes - 29
Horizon Zero Dawn - 10
Mass Effect Andromeda - 7
Doki Doki Literature Club - 6
Civilization 6 - 6
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony - 6
Robo Recall - 6

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 19:17 (one year ago) link

Breath of the Wild - 20
Puyo Puyo Teris - 16
Hollow Knight - 16
Persona 5 - 14
Yakuza 0 - 12
Horizon: Zero Dawn - 10
Dragon's Dogma - 8
Typeshift - 2
Universal Paperclips - 2

Ocarina of Time was my old game of the year, pretty great it turns out!

devvvine, Friday, 6 April 2018 19:27 (one year ago) link

thanks will! as always, i look forward to revisiting this thread throughout the next couple years whenever i'm looking for something new to play.

Karl Malone, Friday, 6 April 2018 19:28 (one year ago) link

one day i will play a game in its year of release and have a ballot for this thing

anyway, always a good time

vermicious kid (Noodle Vague), Friday, 6 April 2018 19:44 (one year ago) link

i might run another "console generation" poll this year -- first one was NES era, next was SNES era, so considering doing PS1 era! maybe in the autumn!

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 19:50 (one year ago) link

Thanks for running this, Will!

My ballot:
Nier: Automata - 30
Ending E, nuff said

Earth Defense Force 5 - 25
I was thinking of skipping this one until it got a localised release but I happened to get the EDF itch right around when it came out and impulse bought it. The series that keeps getting better. No, Insect Armageddon doesn't count, I don't care what it says on the box art, EDF = Sandlot.

Yakuza 0 - 24
I got this on a whim and enjoyed it a lot more than anticipated. Any game that lets you beat up smug, gold suit-donning nouveau riche can't possibly be bad.

Persona 5 - 21
More Persona, with all the good and bad it entails. Killer UI. SMT V might make me buy a switch.

chihuahuau, Friday, 6 April 2018 20:00 (one year ago) link

one of the better fakeout endings, somehow almost believable for c+p. great stuff will, thanks for doing this

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 6 April 2018 20:03 (one year ago) link

nier: automata way way more popular here than i realized, it seemed like only cider was repping it at the time. think this'll push me to finally pick it up

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 6 April 2018 20:06 (one year ago) link

someone else here got me to buy it by describing it as a ps2 jrpg with platinum games combat i forget who

ciderpress, Friday, 6 April 2018 20:12 (one year ago) link

hope i can play p5 someday atlus are pretty much the last holdout on not bringing their games to pc

ciderpress, Friday, 6 April 2018 20:15 (one year ago) link

great list! count me as intrigued by Nier: Automata

im 3/4 temples done with BOTW now lol. just taking my sweet time. feel like this is the kind of game i could play off and on for years.

Super Mario Odyssey was such a fun ride but i feel like i OD'd on it when it came out just playing non-stop. crossing my fingers for Haunted House Kingdom DLC...

Stardew is indeed great and great fun. and it's made entirely by one person, which is both inspiring and super intimidating! like the music alone is a brilliant achievement, to think the same person also did artwork and also did ALL the programming will never not blow my mind.

Cuphead just rules so much. really captured that Metal Slug feeling of nonstop beautiful bullet hells. feel like there was an opportunity to cheat with the art and they refused and went ahead and did things the hard way, and it really comes across in the presentation. each boss is a level. making it to each new phase is like reaching a new area. the sound work is great as well, the intros to each stage always make me feel like i just dropped a quarter into a noisey arcade game. ahh <3

great games all around! love these video games

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 6 April 2018 20:22 (one year ago) link

i;m thinking about thos games

ciderpress, Friday, 6 April 2018 20:25 (one year ago) link

Stardew is indeed great and great fun. and it's made entirely by one person, which is both inspiring and super intimidating! like the music alone is a brilliant achievement, to think the same person also did artwork and also did ALL the programming will never not blow my mind.

definitely - it's an impressive achievement.

Karl Malone, Friday, 6 April 2018 20:27 (one year ago) link

lol ciderpress

two cool rock chicks pounding la croix (circa1916), Friday, 6 April 2018 20:31 (one year ago) link

ARMS was 2017, feels like so long ago

Nhex, Friday, 6 April 2018 20:50 (one year ago) link

showed list to my friend and his immediate response was "where's night in the woods" so i guess i gotta play that!

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 6 April 2018 21:12 (one year ago) link

if doesn't appear I'll be surprised! got hype, but then again so did Little Nightmares

Nhex, Friday, 6 April 2018 21:30 (one year ago) link

one thing i really liked about Mario was the camera system, it seemed like Mario was larger on the screen most of the time, but the background was still readable. with the nice and colorful art style it made it look very good, like a lunchbox illustration at times. the bits where you were running in the HD city and hitting ? blocks next to street lamps were so wonderfully rendered and fun to play; a real dream come true.

when presented with the problem of GTA-style realism in rendering tech, Nintendo opted - thankfully and as always - for an abstract, somewhat art deco, Buster Keaton/Charlie Chaplin/Singin' in the Rain stylism. add in the incredibly intuitive Mario moveset (with only two buttons needed to play! <3 this NES-level simplicity) and the options for vertical transveral across a vast cityscape of skyscrapers, plus the 30th anniversary tribute section which is another nostalgia dream come true. New Donk City is level of the year for me. well done Nintendo! we cannot possibly imagine the great games we have coming our way =)

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 6 April 2018 21:41 (one year ago) link

wow yeah night in the woods is a pretty big snub - in any other year i might have tossed it a dozen points but it missed the cut this year

ciderpress, Friday, 6 April 2018 21:55 (one year ago) link

I even played that one a little, it's super cute and well-written, just not very game-y imo. Great if you like chill exploration/storytelling though.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 6 April 2018 22:27 (one year ago) link

id approach it as a visual novel, if you're expecting a game there's not much of that

ciderpress, Friday, 6 April 2018 22:30 (one year ago) link

Hollow Knight was my #1, the best metroidvania/exploration platformer ever made. incredibly expansive, beautiful, and atmospheric. unlike most games in the genre which have a fairly strict core/intended path, Hollow Knight is a bit more open, allowing for many different routes/orders of exploring areas/obtaining abilities throughout the game which is a refreshing approach. the soul meter mechanic is really clever risk/reward too, combining the Dark Souls estus flask (relatively low health pool that can be healed at the cost of staying still) with the Hyper Light Drifter 'refill projectile ammo by doing melee damage' mechanic.

also voted for Mario, Zelda, Nier, Prey and Persona.

thanks for the poll!

ufo, Saturday, 7 April 2018 00:11 (one year ago) link

oh weird. my work time settings being off i think magically ported my messages several hours into the future
Injustice 2 was great btw
Zelda such an obvious winner, everyone should play that game for sure
So many cool looking indies that I'll probably forget about it immediately. so many past ones on the backlog

Nhex, Saturday, 7 April 2018 07:30 (one year ago) link

Breath of the Wild is a world I'll come back to any time I want to explore. No other open world game has come CLOSE to the freedom I feel. Sketchy to describe it this way, but it mirrors several dreams of feeling free I've had, where I'll float over hills and under waterfalls and through forests and every little detail is a delight.

Love Odyssey in many ways, but I've concluded that I do prefer the more linear 3D Mario stylings of Galaxy, 3D land and 3D world, simply for the replayability. I want to play Mario primarily to do creative, surprising obstacle courses in colorful worlds. Not to explore for secrets. There' s some very lovely pure platforming in Odyssey, but getting back to it feels a bit more like work than in the 'course'-based 3D Marios. Still a solid top 10 place for me last year though.

abcfsk, Saturday, 7 April 2018 08:01 (one year ago) link

I didnt vote but I'm glad BOTW won. It has straight up spoiled me for all the other open world games I still dip into. Why cant I climb evry mountain and paraglide over evry stream in Oblivion or whatever dammit.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Saturday, 7 April 2018 10:48 (one year ago) link

Thanks Will.

Like Karl, I'll be checking out some of these games I've never seen before.

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Saturday, 7 April 2018 21:46 (one year ago) link

Just catching up on this now. Thanks for running the poll, Will!

methanietanner, Saturday, 7 April 2018 23:59 (one year ago) link

Yes, thanks!

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 8 April 2018 00:22 (one year ago) link


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