View Poll Results: What is your Game of the Year

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  • Cuphead (PC/XB1)

    5 6.41%
  • Divinity Original Sin 2 (PC)

    4 5.13%
  • Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)

    0 0%
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (PC/PS4)

    0 0%
  • Hollow Knight (PC/Switch)

    1 1.28%
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)

    9 11.54%
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)

    13 16.67%
  • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Switch)

    0 0%
  • Metroid Samus Returns (3DS)

    0 0%
  • NieR Automata (PC/PS4)

    23 29.49%
  • Nioh (PC/PS4)

    0 0%
  • Persona 5 (PS4)

    13 16.67%
  • Pyre (PC/PS4)

    1 1.28%
  • Sonic Mania (PC/PS4/XB1/Switch)

    1 1.28%
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)

    4 5.13%
  • Tales of Berseria (PC/PS4)

    2 2.56%
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (PC/PS4/XB1)

    0 0%
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus (PC/PS4/XB1)

    0 0%
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch)

    1 1.28%
  • Yakuza 0 (PS4)

    1 1.28%
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    Games 2017 Blue Gartr Game of the Year Discussion Thread: May Cause PUBG Meltdowns

    It's back for the second year in a row! The mods/admins will have their say in a few weeks, but this is the time for us as a community to shit on each other's GOTY choices! Especially in this ridiculous year of gaming!

    I tried to include the major GOTY contenders from around the interwebs along with a few surprises!

    This year I played:

    Horizon Zero Dawn
    LoZ Breath of the Wild
    NieR Automata
    Persona 5
    Yooka-Laylee
    FE: Shadows of Valentia
    Splatoon 2
    Ys 8 (incomplete)
    Destiny 2
    Super Mario Odyssey
    South Park: Fractured But Whole
    Pokemon Ultra Sun (incomplete)
    Xenoblade 2 (incomplete)

    Of these, I would say Horizon Zero Dawn was the one game that absolutely got its hooks in me and did not let go. I haven't had time to get to the DLC yet however.

    Also, I have to give a shout out to Shadows of Valentia that totally made me fall in love with a Fire Emblem game.

    I could go on for hours about each of these games, but let's see what each of you loved (and hated) this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaslo View Post
    This year I played:

    Horizon Zero Dawn
    LoZ Breath of the Wild
    NieR Automata
    Persona 5
    Yooka-Laylee
    FE: Shadows of Valentia
    Ys 8 (incomplete)
    Super Mario Odyssey
    South Park: Fractured But Whole
    Pokemon Ultra Sun (incomplete)
    Xenoblade 2 (incomplete)
    So you played those, but you lived Destiny 2, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6souls View Post
    So you played those, but you lived Destiny 2, right?
    all 'bout that life. Also poll live now.

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    Of the ones I played this year, Persona5 wins hands down.

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    I played 3 new games this year, Lego Worlds, Mass Effect: Andromeda, & Destiny 2. Had a lot of fun with the creativity of LW, enjoyed the expanded lore of ME:A, but D2 is pretty much my life now. D2 is not much of a GoTY, but I've already put a couple hundred hours into it.

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    Metroid Prime 4. Come at me.

    It's a loaded year, with that 3-4 month window middle of the year loaded with everything it felt like.

    Best Return to Form: Sonic Mania
    Best RPG: Persona 5
    Most Anticipated/Hyped: Persona 5
    Best Remake/Remaster: Samus Returns (Mostly due to Metroid just being forgotten for so long)
    Best Surprise: Cuphead (Mario/Rabbids a very close 2nd)
    Best "What you expected": Mario Odyssey
    Best "Something a little different": Breath of the Wild

    Best New IP: Horizon
    Best Old IP: Mario Odyssey

    Game of the Year: Persona 5
    Console of the Year: Nintendo Switch

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    A lot of shit has personally happened to me this year, so the games I played were heavily impacted by my general mood. The most affected was Destiny 2. It didn't help that I started playing it during the worst depression in my life, but the mindless fun pvp wasn't there anymore, and it was infuriating having to fight my own teammates for power ammo.

    When Super Mario Odyssey came out, life was turning around as I left my shit job the day it released and would start my new job next Wednesday. I spent all Friday and Saturday binge playing coop with my niece and it was a blast, so this is my GOTY.

    Currently playing Xenoblade 2, and while I'm loving the game, I just grinded like hell during the free campaign in FFXI, and since the battle mechanics are really similar, I'm a little burned out from the mmorpg battles and quests. Although, I can't wait to watch all the cutscenes in JP audio with my niece during the holidays since she's in her anime phase right now. She's going to love the comedy and battle scenes.

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    I am now just realizing how very few games of this year I actually played. Mostly been working on backlog titles, or games from last year that I got cheap this year, or got via re-release in some form, eg. Hitman Complete Season 1 (which is fantastic btw). There's also FFXII Zodiac Age, but I'm not counting as a 2017 game, same for Yakuza Kiwami (which technically is a 2016 title in Japan).

    Of the poll itself, I've only played four of the listed, and of those, Sonic Mania gets my pick because it's the best celebration of a game series I've seen in forever, followed by Cuphead, then Zelda, then Metroid.

    $20 for Mania netted you a lot of extremely solid Sonic gameplay by the series standards, with one of the better soundtracks (both the original and remixed stuff) in recent memory. Arguably better than S3&K.

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    On a discussion note, I feel Zelda BotW is overrated across the internet. To me, it feels like there's half a game missing given the lack of variety in everything, and how the world's exploration reward filler devolves to a currency from repetitive puzzle shrines, and ya-ha-has, with the odd armor piece you probably already have something better of.

    Doesn't quite help that they tease these character interactions with the optional backstory stuff that could have been the first half of the game, with the second half being the "100 years later" bit we have now.



    Yakuza 0 I wish I had the time to buy and play this year, but that'll have to be for 2018. Still need to finish 5 & Kiwami here at any rate. Everything I've seen of 0 though makes it look like it's the best entry in the series.

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    I haven't played any of these titles. Fuck, I'm old.

    I probably would have played Mario and Zelda if I had a Switch, though.

    The only new games I've played this year were Mass Effect Andromeda (HUGE disappointment), Shadow of War (Good game until the endgame, then it's garbage), and Assassin's Creed Origins (jury still out, far too early in the game but it seems fun). Oh, I played through Stormblood and it's been okay,

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    On that list, mixed between Berseria and Persona 5. Went for Berseria.

    While not on the list, I would give a huge shout out to Cosmic Star Heroine.

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    No Dragon's Dogma? Bitches.

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    Gotta give it to Persona 5. Confidants having a much bigger influence in battle other than Persona growth, a theme I think a lot of people can relate to, and such a catchy OST.

    Also on another (and jokingly) note, no Ys VIII? Shame on you!

    Anyway, my top 5:

    1. Persona 5
    2. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
    3. Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd (It finally got a US release, it counts)
    4. Super Mario Odyssey
    5. Horizon: Zero Dawn

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    Divinity OS2 with honorable mention to Hollow Knight and Nioh

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    Persona 5 was my #1 this year, best game I've played since TW3. Had style, substance, an ungodly amount of gameplay, the whole package. Runners-up would be Cuphead and BotW with Wolfenstein 2 as an honorable mention.

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    Threw my vote in for Nier. Game is fucking awesome.

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    Tough call between Nier and Zelda. I'm still playing Zelda and its been the the most fun I have had in a video game in a long time. But Nier was awesome too

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    Gotta give it to P5, it had everything you could want, oozes with style with the amazing art style and music, amazing presentation, very long story, made some great improvements on the mechanics from the previous games, memorable cast of characters and even brought some memes into the fray.

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    Is it not possible to make a multi vote poll, like 3 options?

    I'm going with Horizon because of how it exceeded expectations for me.

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    Proud of your top 2 choices so far BG. NieR wins for me over Persona. Divinity third.

    Also feel that RE7's VR was worthy of nomination.

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