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- Thu, 21 Nov 2019 03:31:16 EST XT3lbW6d No.746269
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This is the game of the year thread. What was your favorite game you played this year and why?

My game of the year is Terra Nova Strike Force Centauri, the game where you play as commander of Strike Force Centauri, a militarized, interplanetary police force. You select up to 3 strike force members to accompany you each mission, pick out everyone's equipment and then drop into the mission where you play in first person and command your squad mates. I was really drawn in by it because the missions are so open: every map is outdoors and you can manouver your squad effortlessly to scout positions, sabotage equipment or lay traps. The enemy always has more numbers, so creative tactics are required to keep everyone alive and complete the mission: lay a minefield and lure the enemy through it, use a planet's low gravity to jump over enemy fortifications, send in your demo man to plant remote detonated bombs at the enemy rally point and wait for them to assemble. With quick load times I had an easy time retrying missions, experimenting with different squad members, tweaking loadouts, forming the perfect plan to get everyone home with full health. It was a really good time.
Dark Link - Thu, 21 Nov 2019 04:30:08 EST HBVJmkKb No.746271 Reply
RE2. Greatest remake ever. Great extra content. Only game I've ever bothered to speedrun seriously, even though I never placed on any of the charts with times about a week behind the top 10 competitors I am very proud that I managed to close the gap from +20 minutes over top place and eventually achieved sub 1hr runs for Leon normal.

The are a few plot and continuity holes introduced in the remake, as well as lacking in key protagonist meetups during the course of the game. But all-in-all this is essentially the only thing the remake didn't succeed in improving upon over the original.
Guest character segments really stick out as by far the most improved aspect of the game as well as Mr. X being a hardcore stone-cold motherfucker in a way that was not even attempted in the RE series until the titular Nemesis.

If REmake 1 was the classic survival horror formula perfected, RE2 is where the modern RE4 formula is finally unified with its survival horror roots, proving to be much, much more than the sum of its parts.
It's not just the best game this year, it's the best game in the whole damn series.
And people who say remakes shouldn't count for GoTY are brainlet CHUDs. What if the Academy Awards worked that way? Can you even imagine? True Grit? Not even a nom. Scarface? No consideration, sorry, made that shit in the 40's. The Departed? Fuck you, you're not asian.

Green Book? Why step right the fuck in, sir.[%] [%]And BTW Outer Worlds is the Green Book of the Game Awards Green Book was a racism movie for whites. Outer Worlds is the mind-blowing RPG experience for people who think New Vegas, the game Obsidian rushed out in 18 months was the absolute pinnacle of RPGs
Michael Thorton - Thu, 21 Nov 2019 05:38:51 EST BJtLvEfC No.746273 Reply
Personally I'm loathe to declare an anything of the year until a few weeks maybe months after the year ends. You need to let every release happen and you need to actually give them time so you enjoy them. If you have an award session in November what happens to later releases? Stuff released before nominations open gets fucked? Does it count as next year? How can you know if something that's been out 3 days is the best shit of the full year?

I don't think anyone thinks FNV is the pinnacle of RPGs though even the people for whom it's an all time favourite. Outer Worlds was solid as fuck but not ambitious enough to be a masterpiece.

Disco Elysium actually did better with critics than users. But it's just below the "best of all time" tier for both though. I think it needs another few months for us to see the legacy it's going to earn. While I enjoyed Outer Worlds immensely it's clear already it's not an all time classic already. If it was, it wouldn't be apparent so soon after launch. But it clearly isn't.

As for Death Stranding, no one even knows if it's good yet.

Looking at various GOTY lists. Only one has declared a winner.


>Golden Joystick, one of the biggest and oldest: RE2

The academy awards are bullshit though, and whether a remake counts should be case by case. Does it do something new? Is it an experience that offers something the old one didn't? Is it just a lot better done? If so yes. Golden Joystick obviously think so for RE2.
Banjo - Thu, 21 Nov 2019 06:18:37 EST 0Az2hD3k No.746275 Reply

Easy. Resident Evil 2. Only other games I've played this year were Astral Chain, Sekiro, Smash, and currently Death Stranding. Also, I'm not sure why Death Stranding is already being nominated. Personally I don't have an issue with it, but I can understand why so many other people absolutely hate it.
Serious Sam - Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:44:40 EST XT3lbW6d No.746287 Reply

Just tell us your favirite game you played this year so far, then get back to us later If your opinion changes.
Mei Ling - Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:16:39 EST 1PRipo9X No.746298 Reply
Disco Elysium. There were a few annoyances here and there but overall it was sublime: amazing writing and worldbuilding, great atmosphere, themes that really resonated with me, lots of risks, neat roleplaying systems that meshed with the storytelling in interesting ways, longform jokes that turned into surreally transcendant moments the actual spoilers fucking cryptid, etc etc. Even RDR2 PC doesn't come close - I love it but am not clicking with the theme as much and standard open world fatigue is setting in. I guess if you count games I played this year that came out earlier, MGSV is up there.
Guy - Thu, 21 Nov 2019 19:53:20 EST HBVJmkKb No.746302 Reply
>As for Death Stranding, no one even knows if it's good yet.

This is the truthiest thing ever. And also the brilliance of Kojima, baffle them with bullshit as they say.
honk - Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:47:02 EST hRfsG87y No.746308 Reply
Except maybe the people who have played it for more than an hour. What the fuck are you even saying?
Guy - Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:56:18 EST HBVJmkKb No.746309 Reply
I'm saying the industry people who vote on this shit haven't played it for more than an hour.
And by an hour I mean to chapter 3, where you actually get stuff and information.

Honestly it's gonna be another week or two before even the people who have been playing it a lot have solid opinions about it.
The game got released at a perfect time for award season. The only reason I have a well reasoned opinion about Sekiro or Resident Evil 2 is because I'm not still in them right now. That's what review means, having to vote on a game while you're still in it isn't review it's just 'view'
honk - Thu, 21 Nov 2019 23:06:03 EST hRfsG87y No.746312 Reply
Maybe, but I don't know. Call me an idiot savant, but personally it doesn't take me weeks to figure out whether a game's good or not.
Guy - Fri, 22 Nov 2019 04:03:50 EST HBVJmkKb No.746316 Reply
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I rated The OA on Netflix a 2/10 stars because the ending pissed me off.
Also me, rated fucking CRASH a 9/10 because I'm a fucking idiot that can be played like an emotional fiddle.

Then I looked through my IMDB ratings several years ago, realized they were HORRENDOUS ratings and revised them. This is why you gotta at least finish, if not put as much distance as possible between you and the subject matter.

Reviews can in fact be too fresh. Like an unripe avocado.
That's the entire reason TotalBiscuit and the like call their shit commentary and impressions.
If you're judging for game of the year on impressions instead of retrospective views that could easily affect your judgment, and Kojima is a goddamn genius.
Dr. Katz !KqgSR25gAQ - Fri, 22 Nov 2019 17:26:29 EST APOIaslB No.746341 Reply
I'm still jerking it to Skate 2 and that game is over a decade old at this point.
Phoenix Wright - Fri, 22 Nov 2019 21:40:51 EST x2A9r5IV No.746344 Reply
I think Untitled Goose Game is the only game actually released in 2019 I've played so far so I guess I'll pick that. Glancing over the list of releases it doesn't really seem like I missed much apart from Sekiro, and I'm saving that for later.
Been playing a bunch of Hitman 2 (2018) lately and it's still getting content released for it so that might as well be a good candidate too, even tho it's technically from last year.
Fuckit, it'll just have to be whatever Arma is the latest as it's been since OFP
Cole Phelps - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 02:06:48 EST ad/EhG4w No.746345 Reply
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I've never heard anyone here even talk about it, so I might be alone here, but 2019 GOTY:

It's like Metroid Prime, Portal, Zelda, and a dash of Quake, starring a cast of toys and set in a child's sandbox. Made by one guy. It's delightful, and has a generous demo.

Honorable mentions:
>Dragon Quest XI S
>Mario Maker 2
>Resident Evil 2
>Link's Awakening
>Cadence of Hyrule
>Yoshi's Crafted World

Still waiting to play:
>Red Dead Redemption 2
>Luigi's Mansion 3
>Death Stranding
>Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
>Disco Elysium
>Terraria: Journey's End (actually just read this was pushed to 2020, fuck)
>Outer Worlds
>Astral Chain
>AI: The Somnium Files
Cyan - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 10:49:30 EST 7uex4QDh No.746350 Reply
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Games I played that released this year:

Senran Kagura Burst Renewal
Senran Kagura Peach Ball
Resident Evil 2
Gun Gun Pixies
Atelier Ryza
Touhou 17 - Wily Beasts and Wicked Creatures

Looked at as a whole my vote goes to Atelier Ryza. I didnt even beat it yet but that game is gorgeous and charming.
Mr. Game & Watch - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 11:08:43 EST bF8eN2oR No.746351 Reply
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You think some random weeb slice of life bullshit should get an award for game of the year? Is there a difference between GOTY and whatever we enjoyed the most? I guess not but it kinda feels like there should be
Cyan - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 11:30:16 EST 7uex4QDh No.746353 Reply
Maybe I misunderstood what OP was asking about our favorite game this year.
Mr. Game & Watch - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:09:59 EST bF8eN2oR No.746354 Reply

It wasn’t a rhetorical question. It’s a GOTY thread. Is there anything objective about GOTY? Does the game even have to have come out this year?
Cyan - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:15:04 EST 7uex4QDh No.746355 Reply
Oh ok. Then I vote for Morrowind! Morrowind has consistently been the best game every year. And if we can count remakes and re-releases, Morrowind has plenty of that going on in mods.

Morrowind 2019 GOTY no contest. I'll go ahead and vote for 2020 too.
Albert Wesker - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:27:05 EST lmeASA0D No.746356 Reply
Such a good game, I lost my 360 copy during a move years ago and I've been tempted to buy it again recently
Cecil Harvey - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:44:51 EST cD+qQIk0 No.746357 Reply
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Cowboy Horse Adventure 2019
Trainer Blue - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 13:05:09 EST Mz5DvYKJ No.746358 Reply
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This is the actual GOTY

The official one pushed by big corporate shithole media outlets is going to be something awful along the lines of Fallout 76,
Krista Sparks - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 13:50:27 EST tMymQ78O No.746359 Reply
To be honest, I cannot find a better candidate than Sekiro - almost everything is perfect in it, apart from the soundtrack, which just didn't click with me.

Don't even know why that walking simulator was nominated, but I guess it's a solid interactive movie. Haven't played RE2 though, who seems like strong contender.
Blinky - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 15:59:49 EST tXpxDRmB No.746360 Reply
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My personal GOTY is definitely Baba Is You. Haven't loved a puzzle game this much since The Witness. Got 60 hours on my file and I've still got a lot left to figure out. Never had a puzzle game kick my ass this much while still being thoroughly enjoyable. The feeling of satisfaction you get when a puzzle's solution finally clicks is intoxicating.

Only other really major 2019 games I've gotten have been MHW: Iceborne (haven't played much tbh, think I ultimately just don't enjoy World-style MH as much as previous gens), Death Stranding (only picked it up recently so don't have a super well-formed opinion on it, but enjoying it so far), and Ring Fit (surprisingly fun and I never put aside time to exercise so it's been good for getting me moving a bit). The new BoxBoy! game was also not bad but having three campaigns in it stretched each one thin and as a result it never gets as challenging as previous entries (the Qudy campaign was really neat though, would buy a fullsize BoxBoy game based around that in a heartbeat).

Only remaining game coming out this year that has a chance of toppling Baba Is You is Wattam, but I have a hard time believing I'll find it as substantial and interesting in the end as much as I love Keita Takahashi's games. Also very interested in getting Disco Elysium, even though I don't normally enjoy RPGs.
Crono - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 16:05:28 EST XT3lbW6d No.746361 Reply

You understood correctly. This is GOTY masturbation. Forget everyone else and just focus on you. You don't have to vote either, because democracy is by definition, not a masturbatory act.
Four - Sun, 24 Nov 2019 01:43:44 EST 7/wT3seY No.746380 Reply
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I wanna say Bloodstained but if being honest I prefer Order of Ecclesia. Maybe I need to go back and play it but It feels OoE was a much more solid game than Bloodstained. I know visually it does, there are moments when I'm playing Bloodstained I whence or cringe at how ugly the background is.
Nothing deserving of goty yet.
Sonia Belmont - Sun, 24 Nov 2019 02:10:51 EST uH1vzJOG No.746381 Reply
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, I love it so much. That and cuphead are hands down two of the most addicting games I played both this year and my whole life. MK8's tracks are just so gorgeous and creative really the only one I can think of that I dont like is the excitebike arena because its just boring as shit to race on but I understand that they had to keep it simple in the spirit of the original game. I've got 75 hours clocked in and still have to get the 3 gold stars for mirror and 200cc for like 5 cups. Then I have to do the time trials for those cups. Time Trials are definitely my favorite thing to do, racing against ghosts of actual nintendo employees is a blast and you dont have to worry about getting shelled every 5 seconds. I have no doubt that when i'm done with it i'm probably going to be over 120 hours, and i'll probably will play it off and on for years just racing online.

Honorable mentions of other games I played this year and really enjoyed:
Marble It Up
Human Resource Machine
Salt and Sanctuary
Hyper Light Drifter
Hitman first season
Baba is You
Mileena - Sun, 24 Nov 2019 11:12:17 EST 1PRipo9X No.746389 Reply
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Actually I changed my mind. After reviewing and scientifically analyzing the raw data, I can only conclude that China: Hua Guofeng Simulator is objectively Game of the Year. To all the runners-up, I'm sorry but you should have tried harder.
Nathan Drake - Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:14:53 EST n0yTzv9G No.746423 Reply
Im glad someone has not only played that game, but also came to the conculsion that its a Hua Goufeng choose your own adventure RPG.

Unless I made that post while blackout drunk
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:20:37 EST 7SQKm/p/ No.746543 Reply
I guess Halo MCC since they've improved it a lot and with Reach coming out it will hopefully be better.

>I rated The OA on Netflix a 2/10 stars because the ending pissed me off.

Season 1 or season 2? Season 1 I'd agree with though season 2's ending was pretty good.
Hugh Darrow - Thu, 28 Nov 2019 22:53:37 EST f0OkdQoJ No.746716 Reply
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Death Stranding is GOTY
Gray Fox - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 00:23:07 EST 6VR5AF/4 No.747320 Reply
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Game awards didn't Green Book us with Outer Worlds or Bohemian Rhapsody us with Death Stranding.

I got quite drunk to soften the blow of getting Green Booked only to find out about the UK elections.
Well at least these vodka LaCroixs didn't go to waste.
Krystal - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 00:39:21 EST P2PhJdjM No.747322 Reply
This was the most garbage Game Awards in years. All those reveals were trash. The fucking big announcement at the end was for a Fast and Furious game LMAO
Chell - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 02:00:04 EST XT3lbW6d No.747327 Reply

What the fuck are yall doing bringing game awards into this thread. This thread isnt about the game awards.
Chell - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 02:02:08 EST XT3lbW6d No.747328 Reply
Seriously, fuck off with the game awards. I want to hear what *you* think. Game awards judges dont post here so their opinions dont matter.
Four - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 03:13:33 EST 7/wT3seY No.747329 Reply
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Not all of them. Bravely Default 2 for the switch is pretty cool.
Nothing is worse than Cyberpunk music reveal, fucking grimes, refused, and asap rocky. What the hell
Dick Gumshoe - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 03:57:24 EST Axjha0zZ No.747330 Reply
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>Bravely Default II
>Revo/Lost Horizon back on soundtrack duty

Oh my fucking god yes. Bravely Second was fine, but the music in Default was some next level dope, and is still one of my favorite OSTS of all time. I still listen to this weekly: https://youtu.be/3Nil0qRve4k

That whole concert is fucking amazing: https://youtu.be/7mR4KVDo76s
Eddie Riggs - Sat, 14 Dec 2019 00:36:31 EST 6VR5AF/4 No.747366 Reply
Check the timestamps retard. You're fucking stupid.

Anyway kirt banned porn from b and I only came here to close this tab and never visit this site again.

Four - Sat, 14 Dec 2019 05:37:35 EST 7/wT3seY No.747374 Reply
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I'm a little worried about how it's going to look. Akihiko Yoshida still hasn't been confirmed yet and it won't be on the 3ds so we're missing the unique 3D Bravely Default experience. That's really my only concern and censorship

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