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Topic   OP Updated (03/07/2022) 2022 GameTZ Fantasy Gaming League

Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
* 30-Dec-2021(#1)
The 2022 GameTZ Fantasy Gaming League

1. Kommie Current Total: 516


Top 10:
1. Dying Light 2 - 76
2. Elden Ring - 97
3. God of War Ragnarok
4. Gran Turismo 7 - 88
5. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
6. Kerbal Space Program 2
7. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
9. Total War: Warhammer 3 - 86
10. Triangle Strategy - 81

Alternates:
1. Ghostwire: Tokyo
2. Weird West


2. Sailorneorune Current Total: 483


Top 10:
1. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
2. Chocobo GP - 65
3. Elden Ring - 97
4. F1 2022
5. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
6. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
7. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83
8. River City Girls Zero - 69
9. Splatoon 3
10. Triangle Strategy - 81

Alternates:
1. River City Girls 2
2. Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin


3. Tonymack21 Current Total: 442


Top 10:
1. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
2. Bayonetta 3
3. Elden Ring - 97
4. God of War Ragnarok
5. Gran Turismo 7 - 88
6. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
7. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83
8. Stray
9. Total War: Warhammer 3 - 86
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Alternates:
1. Dying Light 2 - 76
2. Homeworld 3


4. Heavyd814life Current Total: 440


Top 10:
1. Bayonetta 3
2. Elden Ring - 97
3. Football Manager 2023
4. Forza Motorsport 2022
5. God of War Ragnarok
6. Gran Turismo 7 - 88
7. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
8. Splatoon 3
9. Total War: Warhammer 3 - 86
10. Triangle Strategy - 81

Alternates:
1. F1 2022
2. Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin


5. EB Current Total: 432


Top 10:
1. Card Shark
2. Dead Space
3. Dying Light 2 - 76
4. Elden Ring - 97
5. God of War Ragnarok
6. Gran Turismo 7 - 88
7. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
8. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83
9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
10. Tunic

Alternates:
1. Forspoken
2. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2


6. Incubus421 Current Total: 432


Top 10:
1. Bayonetta 3
2. Dying Light 2 - 76
3. Elden Ring - 97
4. God of War Ragnarok
5. Gran Turismo 7 - 88
6. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
7. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
8. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83
9. Saints Row
10. Splatoon 3

Alternates:
1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
2. Tunic


7. PizzaTheHutt Current Total: 432


Top 10:
1. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
2. Bayonetta 3
3. Dying Light 2 - 76
4. Elden Ring - 97
5. God of War: Ragnarok
6. Gran Turismo 7 - 88
7. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
8. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83
9. Splatoon 3
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Alternates:
1. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
2. Saints Row


8. Best1989 Current Total: 429


Top 10:
1. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
2. Elden Ring - 97
3. Ghostwire: Tokyo
4. God of War Ragnarok
5. Gran Turismo 7 - 88
6. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
7. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
8. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
9. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83
10. Rainbow Six Extraction - 73

Alternates:
1. Oxenfree II
2. Triangle Strategy - 81


9. BloodpuppetX Current Total: 425


Top 10:
1. A Plague Tale: Requiem
2. Dying Light 2 - 76
3. Elden Ring - 97
4. God of War Ragnarok
5. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
6. Mario + Rabbids Spark of Hope
7. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83
8. Splatoon 3
9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
10. Triangle Strategy - 81

Alternates:
1. TMNT: Shredder's Revenge
2. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands


10. Boss Current Total: 425


Top 10:
1. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
2. Dying Light 2 - 76
3. Elden Ring - 97
4. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
5. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83
6. Saints Row
7. Starfield
8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
9. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
10. Triangle Strategy - 81

Alternates:
1. Bayonetta 3
2. Kirby and the Forgotten Land


11. Ryan Current Total: 425


Top 10:
1. A Plague Tale Requiem
2. Dying Light 2 - 76
3. Elden Ring - 97
4. Forspoken
5. Forza Motorsport 2022
6. God of War Ragnarok
7. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
8. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83
9. Starfield
10. Triangle Strategy - 81

Alternates:
1. Gran Turismo 7 - 88
2. TMNT: Shredder's Revenge


12. Lunar Current Total: 397


Top 10:
1. Babylon's Fall - 41
2. Bayonetta 3
3. Elden Ring - 97
4. God of War Ragnarok
5. Gran Turismo 7 - 88
6. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
7. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83
8. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
10. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Alternates:
1. Dying Light 2 - 76
2. Ghostwire: Tokyo


13. HybridCRoW Current Total: 394


Top 10:
1. Babylon's Fall - 41
2. Elden Ring - 97
3. Gran Turismo 7 - 88
4. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
5. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2
6. King of Fighters XV - 80
7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
8. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
9. Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong
10. Weird West

Alternates:
1. Forspoken
2. Heaven Dust 2


14. Frank Current Total: 356


Top 10:
1. Elden Ring - 97
2. God of War Ragnarok
3. Gran Turismo 7 - 88
4. Hollow Knight: Silksong
5. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
6. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
7. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83
8. Starfield
9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
10. Tiny Tina's Wonerlands

Alternates:
1. Dying Light 2 - 76
2. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope


15. SwiftJAB Current Total: 356


Top 10:
1. Bayonetta 3
2. Elden Ring - 97
3. Ghostwire: Tokyo
4. God of War Ragnarok
5. Gran Turismo 7 - 88
6. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
7. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
8. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83
9. Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Alternates:
1. Stray
2. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands


16. Gypsy Current Total: 354


Top 10:
1. A Plague Tale: Requiem
2. Bayonetta 3
3. Elden Ring - 97
4. God of War Ragnarok
5. Gran Turismo 7 - 88
6. Hogwarts Legacy
7. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
8. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
9. Saints Row
10. Triangle Strategy - 81

Alternates:
1. Dying Light 2 - 76
2. King of Fighters XV - 80


17. Bogo Current Total: 344


Top 10:
1. Bayonetta 3
2. Dying Light 2 - 76
3. Elden Ring - 97
4. God of War Ragnarok
5. Hollow Knight: Silksong
6. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
7. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
8. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83
9. Starfield
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Alternates:
1. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
2. Total War: Warhammer 3 - 86


18. TalonJedi87 Current Total: 344


Top 10:
1. A Plague Tale: Requiem
2. Dying Light 2 - 76
3. Elden Ring - 97
4. Gotham Knights
5. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
6. Mario+Rabbids Sparks of Hope
7. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83
8. Starfield
9. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
10. TMNT: Shredder's Revenge

Alternates:
1. Forspoken
2. Metal Hellsinger


19. Roko Current Total: 273


Top 10:
1. A Plague Tale: Requiem
2. Baldur's Gate 3
3. Bayonetta 3
4. Elden Ring - 97
5. Ghostwire: Tokyo
6. God of War Ragnarok
7. Gran Turismo 7 - 88
8. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
9. Starfield
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Alternates:
1. Hogwarts Legacy
2. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide


20. Mattyg00013 Current Total: 268


Top 10:
1. Bayonetta 3
2. Elden Ring - 97
3. Forspoken
4. God of War Ragnarok
5. Hollow Knight: Silksong
6. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
7. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83
8. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2
9. Starfield
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Alternates:
1. Dying Light 2 - 76
2. Gran Turismo 7 - 88


21. Scott Current Total: 268


Top 10:
1. Bayonetta 3
2. Elden Ring - 97
3. God of War Ragnarok
4. Hogwarts Legacy
5. Hollow Knight: Silksong
6. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
7. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
8. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83
9. Splatoon 3
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Alternates:
1. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
2. Gotham Knights


22. SilverOwl Current Total: 268


Top 10:
1. Elden Ring - 97
2. Forspoken
3. God of War Ragnarok
4. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
5. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83
6. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2
7. Starfield
8. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
9. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
10. TMNT: Shredder's Revenge

Alternates:
1. Chocobo GP - 65
2. Saints Row


23. SupremeSarna Current Total: 268


Top 10:
1. Elden Ring - 97
2. God of War Ragnarok
3. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
4. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
5. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83
6. Splatoon 3
7. Starfield
8. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
10. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

Alternates:
1. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
2. Sonic Frontiers


24. Cevil Current Total: 266


Top 10:
1. AI: The Somnium Files -- nirvanA Initiative
2. Bayonetta 3
3. Clive N' Wrench
4. Elden Ring - 97
5. God of War Ragnarok
6. Hollow Knight: Silksong
7. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
8. Sports Story
9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
10. Triangle Strategy - 81

Alternates:
1. Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
2. TMNT: Shredder's Revenge


25. Thatfootballguy Current Total: 266


Top 10:
1. Dune: Spice Wars
2. Elden Ring - 97
3. Glitched
4. Gotham Knights
5. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
6. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
7. Mario + Rabbids Spark of Hope
8. Starfield
9. Triangle Strategy - 81
10. Weird West

Alternates:
1. Nobody Saves the World
2. Sonic Frontiers


26. Bonham2 Current Total: 265


Top 10:
1. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
2. Bayonetta 3
3. Elden Ring - 97
4. God of War Ragnarok
5. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
6. Shovel Knight Dig
7. Sifu - 80
8. Splatoon 3
9. Starfield
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Alternates:
1. Gran Turismo 7 - 88
2. Kirby and the Forgotten Land


27. Codester Current Total: 265


Top 10:
1. A Plague's Tale: Requiem
2. Elden Ring - 97
3. God of War Ragnarok
4. Gotham Knights
5. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
6. Marvel's Midnight Suns
7. Redfall
8. Sifu - 80
9. Starfield
10. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

Alternates:
1. Bayonetta 3
2. Ghostwire: Tokyo


28. Archer Current Total: 261


Top 10:
1. Dying Light 2 - 76
2. Elden Ring - 97
3. Forspoken
4. God of War Ragnarok
5. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
6. Oxenfree II
7. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2
8. Starfield
9. Stray
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Alternates:
1. Hogwarts Legacy
2. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum


29. Apocram2222 Current Total: 226


Top 10:
1. Babylon's Fall - 41
2. Bayonetta 3
3. Bomb Rush Cyberfunk
4. Elden Ring - 97
5. Ghostwire: Tokyo
6. God of War Ragnarok
7. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
8. Hollow Knight: Silksong
9. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Alternates:
1. Gotham Knights
2. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League


30. Bleed_DukeBlue Current Total: 185


Top 10:
1. A Plague Tale: Requiem
2. Elden Ring - 97
3. Forspoken
4. God of War Ragnarok
5. Hogwarts Legacy
6. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
7. Marvel's Midnight Suns
8. Starfield
9. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Alternates:
1. Gotham Knights
2. Pokemon Legends: Arceus - 83


31. Sefjwm Current Total: 185


Top 10:
1. A Plague Tale: Requiem
2. Elden Ring - 97
3. Horizon Forbidden West - 88
4. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
5. MLB The Show 22
6. Moss: Book II
7. Sea of Stars
8. Slime Rancher 2
9. Two Point Campus
10. Weird West

Alternates:
1. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
2. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands


32. Benstylus Current Total: 0


Top 10:
1. EA Sports PGA Tour
2. F1 2022
3. FIFA 23
4. MLB The Show 22
5. Madden NFL 23
6. NBA 2K23
7. NHL 23
8. PGA Tour 2K23
9. WRC 11
10. WWE 2K22

Alternates:
1. Forza Motorsport 2022
2. Gran Turismo 7 - 88



Upcoming Releases:


January:
Rainbow Six Extraction -- January 20
Pokemon Legends: Arceus -- January 28

February:
Dying Light 2 -- February 4
Sifu -- February 8
River City Girls Zero -- February 14
King of Fighters XV -- February 17
Total War: Warhammer 3 -- February 17
Horizon Forbidden West -- February 18
Elden Ring -- February 25

March:
Babylon's Fall -- March 3
Gran Turismo 7 -- March 4
Triangle Strategy -- March 4
Chocobo GP -- March 10
WWE 2K22 -- March 11
Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin -- March 18
Ghostwire: Tokyo -- March 25
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands -- March 25
Weird West -- March 31

April:
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga -- April 5
MLB The Show 22 -- April 5

May:
Vampire: The Masquerade -- Swansong -- May 19

August:
Saints Row -- August 23

October:
Forspoken -- October 11
Gotham Knights -- October 25

November:
Starfield -- November 11

December:
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 -- December 8



League Overview:


Welcome to Year 5 of the GameTZ Fantasy Gaming League! This is basically fantasy football with games. Each person picks 10 games and those 10 games make up your "team" for the year. The Metacritic scores for your 10 games are tallied up at the end of the year to determine your total. Highest overall score wins. You also get 2 alternate picks (these should be safe choices) just in case one of your picks gets delayed into 2023. So if you shoot for the moon with a game like Final Fantasy XVI and it gets pushed into 2023 (because you know it will lol), one of your alternates takes its place and you don't end up with 0 points for that game. The goal is to pick games that you think have a very good chance of releasing in 2022. Don't YOLO your way into a bunch of 0s lol.

The Rules:
1. No DLC or Expansions
2. No Ports or Remasters (full remakes are allowed)
3. Alternate picks can only replace games delayed into 2023. They cannot be used to replace games in your top 10 that review poorly.

The Prize:
1st Place: A $50 Amazon Gift Card
2nd Place: A $20 Amazon Gift Card
3rd Place: A $10 Amazon Gift Card

The Participants:
1. Heavyd814life
2. Roko
3. Cevil
4. Sefjwm
5. BloodpuppetX
6. Kommie
7. Archer
8. PizzaTheHutt
9. SupremeSarna
10. SilverOwl
11. Frank
12. Benstylus
13. Sailorneorune
14. SwiftJAB
15. HybridCRoW
16. Lunar
17. TalonJedi87
18. Ryan
19. Boss
20. Thatfootballguy
21. EB
22. Scott
23. Bogo
24. Bleed_DukeBlue
25. Mattyg00013
26. Bonham2
27. Incubus421
28. Tonymack21
29. Gypsy
30. Best1989
31. Apocram2222
32. Codester

Previous Winners:
2021: Ryan
2020: Mattyg00013 and Roko (totally forgot we had a tie in 2020!)
2019: Heavyd814life
2018: Heavyd814life

Submit Your Picks Here: https://GameTZ2022.checkbox.com/2022-GameTZ-Fantas...
Deadline: January 14, 2022 at 11:59pm




SilverOwl
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
6-Feb-2022(#241)
I might have made some bad choices for my list. Seems 3 could get delayed, and that's including the backup ones
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
6-Feb-2022(#242)
Reviewers are crap at games by and large this has been proven time and time again.
benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
6-Feb-2022(#243)
Lunar wrote:
> If he could have beaten it, would that have improved the score?

That's the question, isn't it? Answer is probably, but not by much. It likely would have been a "Ugh, FINALLY" sort of moment.

> Also that seemed like a lot of assumptions @benstylus
>
> Reviewers are inherently good at games? Doubtful.

No it's not inherent, it's a skill they have developed from years of playing video games, just like the rest of us (Jimmy Woods notwithstanding). Except they do it for a living.

Lunar
GameTZ Subscriber 950 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
6-Feb-2022(#244)
They are paid for strings of words. Not so much for their speed run WR.

benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
6-Feb-2022(#245)
I'm not saying they're the best in the world. Pretty sure I explicitly spelled that out. Just better than average.

And professional reviews are generally aimed towards influencing the decisions of the average gamer.

The funny thing about your comment is I would argue their writing skills as a whole are considerably weaker than in other areas of non-gaming journalism.

Lunar
GameTZ Subscriber 950 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
6-Feb-2022(#246)
I would bet their writing is better than their game skills. Take that however you like.

Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 6-Feb-2022(#247)
There was the Cuphead tutorial thing, the Mass Effect thing where the person didn't know about skill points, reviewers weeping about Metroid Dread... The list goes on and on. Given how From makes games, I'm sure we are in for some moaning over Elden Ring. The Sekiro whinging was enough for a life time.

https://www.engadget.com/2010/05/03/nier-review-fa... (reviewer doesn't realize quest locations are shown on the mini-map)
https://gamecritics.com/brad-gallaway/3231/ (impossible not to die in Giga Wing 2 tbh, never once did someone achieve a 1CC of it)
https://www.vice.com/en/article/59xgqz/resident-ev... (lol)

I'm not looking to game reviewers for any kind of meaningful opinion and yet they are still somehow worse than I thought every time I look.

Lunar wrote:
> I would bet their writing is better than their game skills. Take that however you
> like.
>
>

Lol agree.
sefjwm
Triple Gold Good Trader
* 6-Feb-2022(#248)
I'm actually surprised how well Sifu is doing. It seemed like a niche game a lot of people wouldn't love but it's performing admirably. Same thing for OlliOlli World. That game is doing awesome.
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
6-Feb-2022(#249)
sefjwm wrote:
> I'm actually surprised how well Sifu is doing. It seemed like a niche game a lot
> of people wouldn't love but it's performing admirably. Same thing for OlliOlli World.
> That game is doing awesome.

I hadn't even heard of it and I didn't see it when I was looking for upcoming games for this thread. Looks interesting.
bonham2
600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
* 6-Feb-2022(#250)
"Honestly, if you want a punishing grind where your efforts will actually pay off you're probably better off just taking a Kung-Fu class in real life." - Another 40 review

I read a bunch of previews. There was a lot of excitement for Sifu. I expected it to do well, and it was a guarantee 2022 release. Seemed like a safe bet to me.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
7-Feb-2022(#251)
I hadn't even heard of Sifu until it was first mentioned in this thread a few days ago.
Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
7-Feb-2022(#252)
I'd watched a few videos and it looked quite solid, but it felt like a risky game to include on my list. Their other game, Absolver, which is also a martial arts themed game has a Meta score of 75 and I figured this would be in the same ballpark. But props to the folks who picked it. 81 is a very solid score!

Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
* 9-Feb-2022(#253)
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp launches April 8. I've added it to the upcoming releases section of the OP.

I think this is the one game I regret not putting on my list. It'll probably be in the high 80s maybe even low 90s.

https://www.gematsu.com/2022/02/advance-wars-12-re...

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (10 minutes ago) Secret Santa
9-Feb-2022(#254)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp launches April 8. I've added it to the upcoming releases
> section of the OP.
>
> I think this is the one game I regret not putting on my list. It'll probably be in
> the high 80s maybe even low 90s.
>
>
>

I didn't put it on mine because I didn't think it counted, since it's remakes of the first two GBA titles.
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
9-Feb-2022(#255)
Frank wrote:
> Heavyd814life wrote:
>> Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp launches April 8. I've added it to the upcoming
> releases
>> section of the OP.
>>
>> I think this is the one game I regret not putting on my list. It'll probably be
> in
>> the high 80s maybe even low 90s.
>>
>>
>>
>
> I didn't put it on mine because I didn't think it counted, since it's remakes of
> the first two GBA titles.


Remakes count, it's remasters that don't.
BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
9-Feb-2022(#256)
Did anyone guess Xenoblade Chronicles 3 coming this year? Definitely looking forward to that.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
9-Feb-2022(#257)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp launches April 8. I've added it to the upcoming releases
> section of the OP.
>
> I think this is the one game I regret not putting on my list. It'll probably be in
> the high 80s maybe even low 90s.
>

I thought I remembered it not making the cut on my list, but evidently it did (alternate). Sweet!
bonham2
600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
10-Feb-2022(#258)
Frank wrote:
> Heavyd814life wrote:
>> Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp launches April 8. I've added it to the upcoming
> releases
>> section of the OP.
>>
>> I think this is the one game I regret not putting on my list. It'll probably be
> in
>> the high 80s maybe even low 90s.
>>
>>
>>
>
> I didn't put it on mine because I didn't think it counted, since it's remakes of
> the first two GBA titles.
>

I asked. Otherwise I wouldn't have included it. I can't see it snowing less than an 80. I think mid 80s is a good guess.
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (10 minutes ago) Secret Santa
10-Feb-2022(#259)
I think next year, unless it's a remake in the vein of FF7 or RE2, it shouldn't count. "Remakes" like Link's Awakening or Advance Wars, to me, come off as the same game with a fresh coat of paint. Link's Awakening on Switch I played all the way through, but it was still very much the same game. Just better visuals and refined controls.

But that's just my opinion on the matter. Either way, these fantasy leagues are all in good fun, and I'm sure it's a lot of work on @Heavyd814life to constantly update a list for 30+ people.

Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
10-Feb-2022(#260)
There are probably plenty of remakes that fall in between those two extremes, so there could easily be disagreement on what counts as different enough. Probably best to either allow all remakes, or not allow any.
bonham2
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11-Feb-2022(#261)
Based on the SwitchUp preview, I think those of you that picked Triangle Strategy are going to be very happy with the results. I'm kind of kicking myself. I didn't have high expectations, honestly.
Heavyd814life
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11-Feb-2022(#262)
bonham2 wrote:
> Based on the SwitchUp preview, I think those of you that picked Triangle Strategy
> are going to be very happy with the results. I'm kind of kicking myself. I didn't
> have high expectations, honestly.

It was one of the first games on my list. The demo was fantastic!

Scott
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11-Feb-2022(#263)
I considered Triangle Strategy, but was too unsure about it.
Kommie
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11-Feb-2022(#264)
King of Fighters XV is at 79 on PS5/PS4
Heavyd814life
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11-Feb-2022(#265)
Thanks @Kommie. I'll update the OP tonight.

HybridCRoW
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12-Feb-2022(#266)
I kind of wish I had known about Ghostwire: Tokyo... that looks interesting. Sucks it's only a PS5 and PC exclusive.
sefjwm
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12-Feb-2022(#267)
Likely a timed exclusive seeing as Microsoft owns the studio now.
Heavyd814life
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12-Feb-2022(#268)
OP updated with scores for King of Fighters XV. It's currently at 81 on Metacritic from 16 reviews.

https://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-5/the-...

sefjwm
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14-Feb(#269)
Forbidden West so close to that 90 xD Pretty sure everyone had it though so playing field should be level.
benstylus
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* 14-Feb(#270)
sefjwm wrote:
> Forbidden West so close to that 90 xD Pretty sure everyone had it though so playing
> field should be level.

You keep your filthy AAA games out of my annual sports list!

Kommie
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14-Feb(#271)
Total War: Warhammer III at 87
Lunar
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14-Feb(#272)
Kommie wrote:
> Total War: Warhammer III at 87

frown regretting not having this now

Lunar
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14-Feb(#273)
Happy Birthday!! @Heavyd814life

Heavyd814life
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* 14-Feb(#274)
OP updated with scores for Horizon Forbidden West (89 Metacritic) and Total War: Warhammer III (87 Metacritic).

We are all on the board now. Well, all of us except @benstylus the sports guy lol.

@Lunar Thanks man!

Archer
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14-Feb(#275)
Happy cake day @Heavyd814life
Boss
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14-Feb(#276)
Happy Birthday @Heavyd814life

Its going to be a close one this year.
sefjwm
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14-Feb(#277)
Warhammer games are always so risky. Such a wide range of quality.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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14-Feb(#278)
Happy Birthday!


Heavyd814life wrote:
> OP updated with scores for Horizon Forbidden West (89 Metacritic) and Total War:
> Warhammer III (87 Metacritic).
>
> We are all on the board now. Well, all of us except @benstylus the sports guy lol.
>
> @Lunar Thanks man!
>
>
Kommie
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14-Feb(#279)
Total War: Warhammer II had an 87, so I figured III would be similar
Heavyd814life
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14-Feb(#280)
Thanks guys!

Heavyd814life
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14-Feb(#281)
Kommie wrote:
> Total War: Warhammer II had an 87, so I figured III would be similar

Yeah, and the first Total War: Warhammer game had an 86 I believe. Definitely one of those games I felt really good about.

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