GOTY 2017 Voting!!!

Started by Legend, Feb 07, 2018, 11:34 PM

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the-pi-guy

And me

Because someone takes their studies seriously.

Legend

1: Horizon Zero Dawn
2: Legend of Zelda
3: Nier Automata
4:
5:
6: Mass Effect Andromeda
7:
8: *Everything
9: For Honor
10: Destiny 2

I have some empties in my list but I didn't want to rank things higher. Explanations in reverse order.

Destiny 2 was fun. I beat the campaign and that was that, but I enjoyed it.

For Honor was fun. I beat the campaign and played some multiplayer matches. MP isn't really my thing but I really like what they were going for.

Everything is a game I didn't play, but it had a really good 10 minute trailer. I'm voting for it just based off the quality of that alone.


Mass Effect Andromeda was really really good and I loved it up till the very end. The problem though was that the ending was extremely underwhelming and made everything else feel pointless. I did essentially 100% of the side content because I felt invested and wanted to have the best ending possible but it turns out
Spoiler for minor:
there is only one ending and in that ending only one side character can die. Mass Effect 3 had a better ending even! At least that had late game content dependent on your actions.<br><br>This wouldn&#39;t have been too bad if a sequel was coming soon that could import the save file, but that seems very unlikely. It&#39;s as if this game was just the opening act of a story that they wanted to cut into a trilogy.



Nier Automata is really good and I like almost everything about it. I was very impressed with how they used cheap development things to make a AAA like game. Also the characters were really good and it was just a fun world. Went in completely blind so it was also fun trying to figure out what the heck happened. The open world was the average bland boring open world that is being shoved into modern games but somehow it worked pretty well here. I think it's because there weren't any collectables or such scattered around. Kinda more like a last gen map vs the modern "arena" like approach. Anyway the only significant negative would be the multiple endings.
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It&#39;s a really cool concept to have you have to play the game multiple times but I feel they could have done that a bit better. Also made it hard to know when to stop playing. Very rarely do I 100% video games so it was a bit awkward trying to decide when to stop playing. Afterwards I looked online and I saw more or less all the major things but without getting spoiled, there was no way to know if the game was done or not.



Zelda was an amazing game. I love so much about it and even though the puzzles absolutely suck at being puzzles, the shrines weren't too bad and some were interesting. Probably the greatest strength of the game is that it doesn't implode halfway through. It's fun to explore the world at the very beginning and at the very end. You don't start out with wonder only to be reigned in by mechanic limitations. However, that only applies to exploration. Quests were the opposite and lots were disappointing. I especially hated the ending to the house quest. That was so disappointing that I put the game down and didn't touch it for 8 months.

It's a game that I think is incredibly overrated. It's also a game that defies logic and simultaneously deserves all its praise. Very close to my goty.


Horizon Zero Dawn is a masterpiece. I loved it from start to finish, even though it wasn't perfect.
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Why did everyone die as soon as you found them? Going off memory, I think 4 seperate people died this way and it was kinda stupid. Also the end boss fight wasn&#39;t unique. It wasn&#39;t bad but it felt like they originally planned for something else. I also would have liked more control over the story. It&#39;s a linear game and that&#39;s great but the dialogue options should have had more of a lasting impact on relationships. Like I really wanted to get close to the king &nbsp;<img src="http://vizioneck.com/forum/Smileys/default/rolleyes.gif" alt="&#58;&#58;&#41;" title="Roll Eyes" class="smiley"> &nbsp;


The lore was wonderful and I can't think of a game that did it better. Every twist and turn was almost perfectly executed. You kept trying to figure out explanations and the real ones always exceeded your predictions. Plus the game was in Colorado and it was really fun having it feel real.

Xevross

1: Horizon Zero Dawn
2: Legend of Zelda
3: Nier Automata
4:
5:
6: Mass Effect Andromeda
7:
8: *Everything
9: For Honor
10: Destiny 2

I especially hated the ending to the house quest. That was so disappointing that I put the game down and didn't touch it for 8 months.

Horizon Zero Dawn is a masterpiece.
I thought the open world in Nier was absolute poop. I hated doing anything in that game because the open world was bland and boring. Not to mention the map for it was just hot garbage and really difficult to use.

What did you dislike so much about the house quest ending? :o

Pretty much fully agree on Horizon.

Dr. Pez

Horizon spoiler
Spoiler for Hidden:
i don&#39;t remember people dyibg in horizon

Xevross

Horizon spoiler
Spoiler for Hidden:
i don't remember people dyibg in horizon

Well there were some side characters that died but nothing too major.

SWORDF1SH

What remains of Edith Finch
Uncharted
VizionEck Solid: The Phantom Game

Legend

I thought the open world in Nier was absolute poop. I hated doing anything in that game because the open world was bland and boring. Not to mention the map for it was just hot garbage and really difficult to use.

What did you dislike so much about the house quest ending? :o

Pretty much fully agree on Horizon.
The open world wasn't good, but it didn't actively annoy me. Rise of the Tomb Raider's open world was much worse imo. I liked the Nier map! It was pretty useless but more or less felt like it worked with the game.

Zelda
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I built a freakin town and all I got was some lame rewards! Once built, the town acts like any other town in the game. Instead it should have emphasized that you were an integral part in its creation. Give you another house, give you an admin role, make the villagers know who you are, or really just anything to make the town special.


Horizon spoiler
Spoiler for Hidden:
i don't remember people dyibg in horizon

Spoiler for Hidden:
The sister of the main dude, the side quest with you finding the lover of the girl on the island, the other guy from the hunting lodge that was fighting the trex robot, and I think a couple more.


VizionEck Solid: The Phantom Game
That is the official name now.

Xevross

The open world wasn't good, but it didn't actively annoy me. Rise of the Tomb Raider's open world was much worse imo. I liked the Nier map! It was pretty useless but more or less felt like it worked with the game.

Zelda
Spoiler for Hidden:
I built a freakin town and all I got was some lame rewards! Once built, the town acts like any other town in the game. Instead it should have emphasized that you were an integral part in its creation. Give you another house, give you an admin role, make the villagers know who you are, or really just anything to make the town special.

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I thought the quest itself was great and building a town from scratch just felt so awesome and unique I didn&#39;t really care about any material reward. I don&#39;t think link would want to have an admin role anyway. Yeah, maybe it would be nice if all the villagers knew you helped build the town but I don&#39;t really care about that.

Legend

Spoiler for Hidden:
I thought the quest itself was great and building a town from scratch just felt so awesome and unique I didn't really care about any material reward. I don't think link would want to have an admin role anyway. Yeah, maybe it would be nice if all the villagers knew you helped build the town but I don't really care about that.

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See I really got invested in the quest. I even ran off blindly to the bird village just so I could get that person.<br><br>I loved seeing the progress and the &quot;upgrades&quot; to the town, seeing it getting more and more finished. Then it just ends and the work seems superficial.<br><br>Didn&#39;t want a material reward, because that&#39;d just be a game mechanic. I just wanted that abstract feeling of accomplishment.

the-pi-guy

Has anyone played Dark Cloud?

Legend


the-pi-guy

No
That game is all about building villages.
While finding parts in dungeons.  

SWORDF1SH

That game is all about building villages.
While finding parts in dungeons.  
But how do you know? Legend just said that nobody has played it. I don't know how he would no if anybody has or hasn't played it but since he's a trustworthy game developer, I have to believe him.

Legend

But how do you know? Legend just said that nobody has played it. I don't know how he would no if anybody has or hasn't played it but since he's a trustworthy game developer, I have to believe him.

I'm sure 1/2 tau is just making it up. Does such a game even exist?

That game is all about building villages.
While finding parts in dungeons.  
Well that's lame. I don't want to play a village building game.  ::)

the-pi-guy

Well that's lame. I don't want to play a village building game.  ::)
It's not a village building game.  It's an RPG where you go on adventures where you happen to build villages, and you get rewards and stuff.  :P
GOTY 2001 right there.

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