Coint & Plick 2018 - ILX's best games of the year - NOMINATIONS (Deadline: March 11, noon Eastern)

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It's back! Literally hundreds dozens ones of you have been waiting for it all year. The all-out rumble to figure out the best game of 2018! There's no Souls game this year, and no Borderlands, so the field is WIDE OPEN. And almost everyone stopped playing Marvel Puzzle Quest! (except DJP)

If it came out in 2018, it's fair game. Console, computer, mobile, handheld... and hey, why not board games? Try to include all of the ways it was released this year (matters when I am checking the release dates). Also if it was a super-late release last year and didn't receive any votes/noms, I'll always consider it for "2018 year of impact" (but please don't just re-nominate something because it didn't place well enough last year).

So many games, where to start? Someone will tell us I am sure!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 15:37 (nine months ago) link

like this?: Celeste, Jan 2018, PS4/Switch/XBONE/Win/Linux/Mac

thomasintrouble, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 15:42 (nine months ago) link

yes perfect!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 15:46 (nine months ago) link

Spider Man - PS4

The end

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 15:48 (nine months ago) link

also no limit on nominations. i know some of you are going to nominate stuff aspirationally (I know i do!) and I want you to try to convince yourself you're gonna play 428 shibuya scramble before the deadline

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 15:52 (nine months ago) link

I think Spidey was the only 2018 game I played.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 15:53 (nine months ago) link

Dead Cells, PS4/Switch

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:00 (nine months ago) link

Red Dead Redemption 2, PS4/XboxOne
Return of the Obra Dinn, Mac/PC

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:03 (nine months ago) link

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (PC, PS4, Switch, Vita) (invoking year of impact on this because it's not the game's fault that the english publisher botched the 2017 release)
Yoku's Island Express (PC, PS4, Switch, XB1)
Gris (PC, Switch)
CrossCode (PC)
Heartbeat (PC)
Forza Horizon 4 (PC, XB1)
Blazblue Cross Tag Battle (PC, PS4, Switch)
Atelier Lydie & Suelle (PC, PS4, Switch)
Octopath Traveler (Switch)

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:09 (nine months ago) link

Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Switch)

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:14 (nine months ago) link

Subnautica, Mac/PC
Cultist Simulator, Mac/PC
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, PS4/XBO
Far Cry 5, PS4/XBO
Into the Breach, Mac/PC
Northgard, Mac/PC
Super Mega Baseball 2, PS4/XBO
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, NS
Hollow Knight, NS
Two Point Hospital, Mac/PC
Parkitect, Mac/PC
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, PC, PS4, XBO

Mordy, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:15 (nine months ago) link

i get allowing hollow knight but trop freeze is a 2014 game

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:18 (nine months ago) link

it came out in 2018 on the NS and that's the first time i played it so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Mordy, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:18 (nine months ago) link

does that mean dark souls is eligible?

ehh i won't be a stickler about this i just won't vote for it

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:21 (nine months ago) link

am i right in understanding that we're nom'ing board games this year??

Mordy, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:23 (nine months ago) link

that'd be a fun wrinkle but i don't tend to play board games in year of release

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:24 (nine months ago) link

I think I've played fewer new videogames in 2018 than any other year in the last 20. Mostly because of:

Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team (board game/tabletop skirmish game/???I dunno what you'd want to class these things as???)

JimD, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:25 (nine months ago) link

And almost everyone stopped playing Marvel Puzzle Quest!

no way dude, still a daily obsession for me

a surprise challenge that ended with a gunging (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:26 (nine months ago) link

gonna allow DKC TF because it didn't even get nominated in 2014. dark souls was incredibly nominated/voted for. "year of impact"

and yeah open it up to board games! if it came out in 2018 that is (might need help with the evidence for this, i don't follow board games at all)

no way dude, still a daily obsession for me

i said "almost"

(I meant me)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:26 (nine months ago) link

boardgamegeek.com an easy way to look up board game release years

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:29 (nine months ago) link

dark souls on switch is a this year game!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:39 (nine months ago) link

you're not allowed to vote for it unless you played it for the first time on switch. otherwise im giving all my points to grim fandango and money puzzle exchanger

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:44 (nine months ago) link

^^ exactly

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:47 (nine months ago) link

haha I did quite Marvel Puzzle Quest this year more or less, I will vote for it for worst game of the year if that is a category though

a few noms for now:

Wordament, iOS (got a big update in late 2018 that radically changed the game)
Waku Waku Sweets, Switch
Dragon Quest Builders, Switch (well it was new on Switch this year at least)
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, Switch/PS4/XBone/PC
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Switch

L'assie (Euler), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:49 (nine months ago) link

quite = quit, gah

L'assie (Euler), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:50 (nine months ago) link

NSMBU deluxe is 2019, surely that's ineligible at least

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:51 (nine months ago) link

ah dang you're right, what are years anyway

L'assie (Euler), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:52 (nine months ago) link

oh wait i have a better curveball to throw

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:53 (nine months ago) link

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS)

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:54 (nine months ago) link

extremely here for this

||||||||, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 17:42 (nine months ago) link

small request: just to make my life easier, can yall put game title, then open parentheses, all consoles of note for 2018, then close parentheses?

just give it a quick wiki before you nominate so i don't miss consoles. (i will prob double-check them all, but the less i need to change the better)

also use the same abbreviations if possible -- PS4, XOne, NS, Win, Mac, Linux, 3DS, Vita, PSVR, Oculus, Mobile (let's just merge them all), Tabletop (lol idk it's a "platform" isn't it)

my early noms/examples:

428: Shibuya Scramble (PS4, Win)
A Way Out (PS4, XOne, Win)
God of War (PS4)
Tetris Effect (PS4, PSVR)
Valkyria Chronicles 4 (PS4, XOne, NS, Win)
YAKUZA 6: The Song of Life (PS4)
YAKUZA KIWAMI 2 (PS4)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:37 (nine months ago) link

you're not allowed to vote for it unless you played it for the first time

well yeah, this is a given i thought

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:48 (nine months ago) link

downloading wordament now insofar as i need a game to make me waste my life since i've hit my third wall on crazy kings
btw
Crazy Kings (iOS)
^not good but time-eating tower defense with extremely lite rpg elements

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:49 (nine months ago) link

side note to MPQ ilx clan faithful -- i keep forgetting but i am gonna quit the clan today and delete the game ;_; i might come back one day if there's a huge update but as of now i barely open it and i was sleepwalking thru deadpool for tooooo long

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:51 (nine months ago) link

Yakuza 0 (PC)
Minit (PC, Mac, Switch, PS4, XOne)
Donut County (PC, Mac, Switch, PS4, XOne)
Swarmlake (PC)
Genital Jousting (PC)

methanietanner, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:51 (nine months ago) link

dang i was gonna nominate golf story but it was 2017! and nominated in 2017 too. 0 votes though. ah well! it's a fun game

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:59 (nine months ago) link

it's fun but it missed my ballot last year, too many good games

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 19:06 (nine months ago) link

Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)

Stateleee, Plump Buck Mulleeegan (Leee), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:06 (nine months ago) link

Oops, didn't play any new games last year. Just Dark Souls 3 and Dark Souls Remastered. Again.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:08 (nine months ago) link

This will be my first time ever participating so I'm excited to shout "TOO HIGH" at GOW.

Stateleee, Plump Buck Mulleeegan (Leee), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:14 (nine months ago) link

shiit i didn't realize Golf Story was last year either. would've gone on my ballot

Nhex, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:31 (nine months ago) link

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (PS4, XB1, PC)
Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Switch)
Dragon Ball FighterZ (PS4, XB1, PC) -- yup, this was January

Nhex, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:35 (nine months ago) link

Slay the Spire (PC, Mac)
Florence (Mobile)
Battletech (PC, Mac)
Cuphead (Mac)

Mordy, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:42 (nine months ago) link

Reigns: GoT (Mobile)
Fight List (Mobile)
Pocket City (Mobile)
Hole.io (Mobile)

Mordy, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:46 (nine months ago) link

The Guides Axiom (android/ios, 2017, significantly updated in 2018)
System Syzygy (Windows/mac/linux, 2018) https://mdsteele.games/syzygy/
Pro Office Calculator (Windows/mac/linux, 2018) https://proofficecalculator.com
The Room: Old Sins (ios/android, 2018)
Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle (PC/ios/android/switch, 2018)
Adventure Communist (android/ios, 2016, significantly updated in 2018)
NGU Idle (website, 2018) https://www.kongregate.com/games/somethingggg/ngu-idle
Dragon Quest XI (PS4/PC, 2017, english release in 2018)

adam the (abanana), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:38 (nine months ago) link

one note is New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe that was nominated above is actually a 2019 release

La-Mulana 2 (PC)
Lucah: Born of a Dream (PC)
The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories (PC/PS4/NS/XOne)
Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition (PC/PS4/XOne)
Iconoclasts (PC/Mac/Linux/PS4/Vita/NS)

ufo, Friday, 15 February 2019 10:59 (eight months ago) link

are we nominating board games ? not that hat I’m going to nom any or vote for any but interested to see if any of them place

||||||||, Friday, 15 February 2019 11:28 (eight months ago) link

i haven't played any 2018 released board games and I'm prob one of the bigger board gamers here

board games being more about longer term replayability i don't rush out to get new ones like video games, instead wait a couple years to see which ones stick

ciderpress, Friday, 15 February 2019 14:06 (eight months ago) link

Lumines Remastered (NS/Xone/PS4/PC)

Norm’s Superego (silby), Friday, 15 February 2019 17:09 (eight months ago) link

Bad North (NS/Xone/PS4/PC/Mac)

Norm’s Superego (silby), Friday, 15 February 2019 17:11 (eight months ago) link

Holedown (mobile)

Norm’s Superego (silby), Friday, 15 February 2019 17:12 (eight months ago) link

Little less than two weeks for noms, so I'll post what we have so far in convenient alphabetical order for all of you!

If something is missing, nominate it; if the platform(s) is(are) wrong, please correct me :) keep in mind that it should only be the consoles it was released on in 2018, and if you're voting, you're voting for it on THAT console. I lvoe Stardew Valley too, but it should only be nominated/voted for by someone who discovered it on PS Vita in 2018 (yes, that's real, and it blows my mind too. Vita is still putting out games???)

428: Shibuya Scramble (PS4, Win)
A Way Out (PS4, XOne, Win)
Adventure Communist (mobile)
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (PS4, XOne)
Atelier Lydie & Suelle (Win, PS4, NS)
Bad North (NS, Xone, PS4, Win, Mac)
Battletech (Win, Mac)
Blazblue Cross Tag Battle (Win, PS4, NS)
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (PS4, XOne, Win)
Celeste (PS4, NS, XOne, Win, Linux, Mac)
CrossCode (Win)
Cultist Simulator (Win, Mac)
Cuphead (Mac)
Dead Cells (PS4, NS)
Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition (Win, PS4, XOne)
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (NS)
Donut County (Win, Mac, NS, PS4, XOne)
Dragon Ball FighterZ (PS4, XOne, Win)
Dragon Quest Builders (NS)
Dragon Quest XI (PS4, Win)
Far Cry 5 (PS4, XOne, Windows)
Fight List (Mobile)
Florence (Mobile)
Forza Horizon 4 (Win, XOne)
Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle (Win, mobile, NS)
Genital Jousting (Win)
God of War (PS4)
Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
Gris (Win, NS)
Heartbeat (Win)
Hole.io (Mobile)
Holedown (mobile)
Hollow Knight (NS)
Iconoclasts (Win, Mac, Linux, PS4, Vita, NS)
Into the Breach (Win, Mac)
La-Mulana 2 (Win)
Lucah: Born of a Dream (Win)
Lumines Remastered (NS, Xone, PS4, Win)
Minit (Win, Mac, NS, PS4, XOne)
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (PS4, XOne, Win)
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 (PS4, XOne, NS, Win)
NGU Idle (browser)
Northgard (Win, Mac)
Octopath Traveler (NS)
Parkitect (Win, Mac)
Pocket City (Mobile)
Pro Office Calculator (Win, Mac, Linux)
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, XOne)
Reigns: GoT (Mobile)
Return of the Obra Dinn (Win, Mac)
Slay the Spire (Win, Mac)
Spider-Man (PS4)
Subnautica (Mac, Win)
Super Mega Baseball 2 (PS4, XOne)
Super Smash Bros Ultimate (NS)
Super Smash Bros Ultimate (NS)
Swarmlake (Win)
System Syzygy (Win, mac, linux)
Tetris Effect (PS4, PSVR)
The Guides Axiom (mobile)
The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories (Win, PS4, NS, XOne)
The Room: Old Sins (mobile)
Two Point Hospital (Win, Mac)
Valkyria Chronicles 4 (PS4, XOne, NS, Windows)
Waku Waku Sweets (mobile)
Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team (tabletop)
Wordament (mobile)
Yakuza 0 (Win)
YAKUZA 6: The Song of Life (PS4)
YAKUZA KIWAMI 2 (PS4)
Yoku's Island Express (Win, PS4, NS, XOne)
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Win, PS4, NS, Vita)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 19:43 (eight months ago) link

semper games

ciderpress, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:06 (eight months ago) link

Hollow Knight is on PS4, too.

Gaseous Clay (Leee), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:07 (eight months ago) link

"Mac" is the wrong platform for Cuphead
Into the Breach is on Switch
Smash Ultimate on there twice

We need more noms, that's only 74 games!

Not that I can think of any offhand.

moose; squirrel (silby), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:17 (eight months ago) link

i can add a few more things i guess but they're not likely to make my ballot

Timespinner (Win, PS4, Vita)

ciderpress, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:27 (eight months ago) link

Wizard of Legend (Win, NS, PS4, XOne)

ciderpress, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:32 (eight months ago) link

Mac is not the wrong platform for Cuphead

Mordy, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:34 (eight months ago) link

added ps4 to hollow knight! (and xone, since that was also 2018). didn't add win/mac/linux since those were 2017.

Cuphead was Win + Xone in 2017, and Mac in 2018

I knocked one of the smashes off the list and defended the edge to make sure it didn't come back. Fixed Into the Breach.

aaaand added cider's two new ones! yay

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:35 (eight months ago) link

wait cuphead is on mac? am I just an idiot who doesn't know things?

moose; squirrel (silby), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:39 (eight months ago) link

whaddaya know

moose; squirrel (silby), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:40 (eight months ago) link

Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion (NS)
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country (NS)

these are both standalone dlc campaigns which i assume is kosher? i havent played either of em yet but here they are in the interest of getting past 77 noms

ciderpress, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:51 (eight months ago) link

some more haven't played but maybe someone else did:

WarioWare Gold (3DS)
Detective Pikachu (3DS)

ciderpress, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:55 (eight months ago) link

Waku Waku Sweets (mobile)

Is wrong, it’s only on switch

L'assie (Euler), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:58 (eight months ago) link

standalone DLC is ok! even not-standalone DLC is ok!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:05 (eight months ago) link

will be voting for piranha plant in c&p 2019

ciderpress, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:06 (eight months ago) link

Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom (PS4, Win)

ciderpress, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:12 (eight months ago) link

Soul Calibur VI (PS4, XOne, Win)

ciderpress, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:13 (eight months ago) link

^^ Dr. Sex-gun approves.

Gaseous Clay (Leee), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:19 (eight months ago) link

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee (NS)
Super Mario Party (NS)
Monster Hunter World (PS4, XOne, Win)

do we not have any monster hunters on this board? kinda surprising

ciderpress, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:21 (eight months ago) link

guess we don't have any cod/battlefield types either though so cuts both ways

ciderpress, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:24 (eight months ago) link

Fallout 76 (PS4, XOne, Win)
A Case of Distrust (Win, Mac, NS)

Gaseous Clay (Leee), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:38 (eight months ago) link

lol

ciderpress, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:41 (eight months ago) link

one i haven't played, but everyone i talk to says it rules...

Sea of Thieves (Win, Xone)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:55 (eight months ago) link

Mario Tennis Aces (NS)

ciderpress, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 23:56 (eight months ago) link

Deltarune (Win, Mac)

adam the (abanana), Thursday, 28 February 2019 02:24 (eight months ago) link

its just chapter 1 right? the full game doesnt exist yet?

ciderpress, Thursday, 28 February 2019 02:26 (eight months ago) link

The Messenger (Switch, Windows, Xbox One, PS4)
Frostpunk (Windows)

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 28 February 2019 02:31 (eight months ago) link

Life is Strange 2 (Win, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xone)

Gaseous Clay (Leee), Saturday, 2 March 2019 00:05 (eight months ago) link

My PC gaming is as always dated, but I played some things on my phone:

Rusty Lake Paradise (PC, Mac, Mobile)
Returner 77 (PC, Mac, Mobile)
Push (PC, Mac, Linux, Mobile)
.projekt (PC, Mac, Mobile)
Cube Escape: Paradox (PC, Mac, Mobile)

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 11 March 2019 13:03 (eight months ago) link

NES Switch Online (Switch)
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Switch)

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 11 March 2019 13:46 (eight months ago) link

So the deadline is now passed technically and we are at 98 nominations. Unless anyone has any last minute ones, I am gonna start the other thread at some point today!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 11 March 2019 17:32 (eight months ago) link

my ballot/body is ready

ciderpress, Monday, 11 March 2019 17:35 (eight months ago) link

More suggestions, many of which I haven't played

11-11: Memories Retold (PS4, XBone, PC)
Artifact (PC, iOS)
Astro Bot Rescue Mission (PSVR)
Battlefield V (PS4, XBone, PC)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (PS4, XBone, PC)
Chasm (PS4, XBone, PC, Switch, Vita)
Chuchel (PC, iOS)
Darksiders III (PS4, XBone, PC, 8chan)
Detroit: Become Human (PS4)
Earth Defense Force 5 (PS4)
F1 2018 (PS4)
Firewall: Zero Hour (PSVR)
Fortnite Battle Royale (iOS, Switch)
Guacamelee! 2 (PS4)
Hitman 2 (PS4, XBone, PC)
Jurassic World Evolution (PS4, XBone, PC)
Just Cause 4 (PS4, XBone, PC)
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PS4, XBone, PC)
Mega Man 11 (PS4, XBone, PC, Switch)
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (PS4)
Moonlighter (PS4, XBone, Switch, PC)
Moss (PSVR, PC)
Nintendo Labo (Switch)
Onrush (PS4, XBone)
Overcooked 2 (PS4, XBone, PC, Switch)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4, XBone, PC)
Surviving Mars (PS4, XBone, PC)
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido (Switch)
The Forest (PC)
Unravel Two (PS4, XBone, PC)
Vampyr (PS4, XBone, Switch)
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (PS4, XBone, PC)

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 11 March 2019 19:00 (eight months ago) link

cool! added those, will make thread tomorrow because today was busy as fuck!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:27 (eight months ago) link

I for one can't wait to vote in this for the first time.

Gaseous Clay (Leee), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:31 (eight months ago) link

excited to once again be the only voter for my GotY

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:45 (eight months ago) link


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