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Topic   What is your 2017 Game of the Year?

BloodPuppetX
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* 12-Dec-2017(#1)
There were a lot of great games released in 2017, so I was curious to know what people consider to be their GotY. I'm going to list my top 5 but feel free to list up to 10 if you prefer.

1. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2. Super Mario Odyssey
3. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
4. Metroid: Samus Returns
5. Danganronpa 3

Honorable mentions: Fire Emblem Echoes, Ys 8, Mario + Rabbids

Game that might have made my top 5 but haven't played it yet: Etrian Odyssey V

GotY VOTES
Zelda: Breath of the Wild 10
Horizon: Zero Dawn 4
Persona 5 2
Nier: Automata 2
Super Mario Odyssey 1




SilverOwl
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12-Dec-2017(#2)
No particular order

Horizon Zero Dawn
Prey
Assassin's Creed Origins
Ys VII
Zelda BotW
DefaultGen
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12-Dec-2017(#3)
BOTW. Didn't play lots of 2017 releases though, and probably won't because I can only handle so many open world games.

benstylus
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12-Dec-2017(#4)
Zelda (Wii U) was far and away the game that captured me the most this year.

Honorable mentions go to Puyo Puyo Tetris (Switch) and Sonic Mania (Switch)

The Sexy Brutale (PS4) might make an honorable mention after I play it... I just bought it because of the art style being so cool, the reviews were fairly positive, and it came bundled with a soundtrack smile
BloodPuppetX
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12-Dec-2017(#5)
Forgot to mention but Surprise of the Year: Golf Story Nintendo Switch. Glitchy, but a lot of fun!

BloodPuppetX
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12-Dec-2017(#6)
@SilverOwl, would you pick any of those games to be your GotY? I added everybody's "votes" to the first post.

whitefire
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12-Dec-2017(#7)
Breath of the Wild, without question. Nothing else even comes close.

Admiral
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12-Dec-2017(#8)
I am trying to be different, but BotW engrossed me. Not perfect by any stretch, but many many games don't keep me coming back. BotW did.
Karaiya
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12-Dec-2017(#9)
I didnt play all the games I wanted to this year sadly so in order of best to 5th best these are mine.
If I didnt play it I didnt put it on the list.

Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild
Nier Automata
Persona 5
Super Mario Odyssey
Wolfenstein The New Colossus

SilverOwl
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12-Dec-2017(#10)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> @SilverOwl, would you pick any of those games to be your GotY? I added everybody's
> "votes" to the first post.
>
>


Yea, my goty would be Horizon Zero Dawn.
I get that Zelda is a great game, but to me it's a one and done game. For me a goty game needs to be a game that you can keep coming back to and Zelda is just a game that I have no interest replaying anytime soon.
BloodPuppetX
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12-Dec-2017(#11)
SilverOwl wrote:
> BloodPuppetX wrote:
>> @SilverOwl, would you pick any of those games to be your GotY? I added everybody's
>> "votes" to the first post.
>>
>>
>
>
> Yea, my goty would be Horizon Zero Dawn.
> I get that Zelda is a great game, but to me it's a one and done game. For me a goty
> game needs to be a game that you can keep coming back to and Zelda is just a game
> that I have no interest replaying anytime soon.

yes...I wasn't expecting Zelda to get all the votes.

tonymack21
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* 12-Dec-2017(#12)
I have to give the love to persona 5 as my #1. Nier A comes very close and I think about both games a lot even still but persona.. I thought about that game 24/7 and everything was about getting back to playing more, planning my days around getting the most play time I could. nothing else this year has done that.

Persona 5
Nier Automata
Horizon Zero Dawn
TEKKEN 7
Tokyo Xanadu eX+ (im still early in this one, but loving it, I am pretty confident it will be my #5)



honorable mentions

Ys 8, I feel like this could have been number 5 but im waiting on the translation patch to finish.
ghost recon wildlands, was really surprised by this one and really enjoyed playing it way more than I thought I would
tales of berseria, a very good entry in the tales series, enjoyed it a lot but the end could have wrapped up sooner, that classic final jrpg dungeon that you can always tell was made right at the end and is way different from everything else was a little long
Valkyria Chronicles remastered, this would have been in the top 5 easily but as its a remaster I left it for the HM category.



Heavyd814life
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* 12-Dec-2017(#13)
Top 5:
1. Nier Automata
2. Persona 5
3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
4. Horizon Zero Dawn
5. Resident Evil 7

Honorable Mentions:
1. Tales of Berseria
2. Little Nightmares
3. Hidden Agenda

Still have to play Yakuza 0, Uncharted: Lost Legacy, Ys 8, Pyre, What Remains of Edith Finch, Nioh, Hellblade, Cosmic Star Heroine, Divinity Original Sin 2, A Hat in Time, and Tokyo Xanadu so my list is subject to change.


Karaiya
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* 12-Dec-2017(#14)
Honorable Mentions for me include.

Etrian Odyssey V
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Destiny 2
Fortnite
Cosmic Star Heroine
tonymack21
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12-Dec-2017(#15)
cosmic star would probably be my indie of the year if not for cuphead

Justin
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* 12-Dec-2017(#16)
BotW is my GotY

Honorable mentions:
Mario & Rabbids
Super Mario Odyssey

You go Nintendo.

Still need to play Persona 5 and Golf Story, and I have high hopes for both.
Archer
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12-Dec-2017(#17)
I always find it hard to order games in a goty list. But I guess I'd do it like this:

1. Nier: Automata
2. Horizon: Zero Dawn
3. Pyre
4. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
5. Destiny 2
6. Persona 5
7. Assassins Creed: Origins
8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
9. Prey
and 10 could be a toss up between any two of the other 10 games I played this year really.

And honestly any one of my top four could be the one on any given day. And BotW is pretty low for me because I never got around finishing it. I need to correct that soon.
dustin11
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* 12-Dec-2017(#18)
My GotY in order:

BotW
Cuphead
Forza 7
Mario Odyssey
Mario + Rabbids
PizzaTheHutt
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12-Dec-2017(#19)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Runner up: Super Mario Odyssey

I really didn't play too many other games released in 2017. I have a few that are still unopened but won't be starting them until well into 2018.
SilverOwl
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12-Dec-2017(#20)
I know I put five games in my list, but I should add nier automata to it as well.
With so many great games this year, it's hard to pick just one, I really don't like to pick best game. Like the user above said, depending on day or mood I'm in, it could change.
whitefire
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12-Dec-2017(#21)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Top 5:
> 1. Nier Automata
> 2. Persona 5
> 3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
> 4. Horizon Zero Dawn
> 5. Resident Evil 7
>
> Honorable Mentions:
> 1. Tales of Berseria
> 2. Little Nightmares
> 3. Hidden Agenda
>

I'm glad to see you add Hidden Agenda. I just picked it up from Best Buy today. It was $12, so I figured I'd give it a shot. It seems like my kind of game.

KCPenguins
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12-Dec-2017(#22)
whitefire wrote:
> Breath of the Wild, without question. Nothing else even comes close.
>
>
Dasgessabel
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13-Dec-2017(#23)
My top 3:

1.) Horzion Zero Dawn
2.) Resident Evil 7
3.) Nier Automata
4-forever.) Everything else
Finn
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14-Dec-2017(#24)

My GoTY is:

Horizon Zero Dawn

I have not even finished it but it just has me wanting more. I can't remember the last time a game did this!

2. Crash Bandicoot Insane Trilogy
3. Call of Duty WW2
4. Star Wars Battlefront 2
5. NHL 18




sixteenvolt420
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* 15-Dec-2017(#25)
Horizon Zero Dawn, is my GOTY.



My 3 runners up are:

Zelda: BOTW
Crash Bandicoot N Sane trilogy
Resident Evil 7
dustin11
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* 15-Dec-2017(#26)
So are we going to give the GTZ GotY award to BotW just like pretty much every other gaming source has?
BigdogJ
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15-Dec-2017(#27)
For me it was Persona 5. Put almost 100 hours into it and loved every minute of it.
Admiral
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15-Dec-2017(#28)
dustin11 wrote:
> So are we going to give the GTZ GotY award to BotW yet like pretty much every other
> gaming source has?

If the shoe fits?
jgrant78
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15-Dec-2017(#29)
I don't have a Switch, so didn't play Zelda. Don't have a PS4, so didn't play Horizon. Take those two of the mix and overall, it's been a pretty meh year for games to me
Admiral
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15-Dec-2017(#30)
jgrant78 wrote:
> I don't have a Switch, so didn't play Zelda. Don't have a PS4, so didn't play Horizon.
> Take those two of the mix and overall, it's been a pretty meh year for games to
> me

Do you have an XB1?
dustin11
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* 15-Dec-2017(#31)
Admiral wrote:
> jgrant78 wrote:
>> I don't have a Switch, so didn't play Zelda. Don't have a PS4, so didn't play
> Horizon.
>> Take those two of the mix and overall, it's been a pretty meh year for games
> to
>> me
>
> Do you have an XB1?

X1 games still got 2 of my top 3 GotY nominations because both Forza 7 and Cuphead were incredible games.
BloodPuppetX
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15-Dec-2017(#32)
I'm surprised that nobody has named Super Mario Odyssey their GotY yet. I guess being on the same system that most people played BotW on has something to do with that.

jgrant78
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15-Dec-2017(#33)
I do have an Xbox One. Forza was fine, I enjoyed it, but it was just more of the same to me. Cuphead looks really cool, but I didn't really enjoy the gameplay - games of that style just aren't my thing. I appreciate that it was a very good game, just not high on my list personally.
Heavyd814life
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15-Dec-2017(#34)
jgrant78 wrote:
> I don't have a Switch, so didn't play Zelda. Don't have a PS4, so didn't play Horizon.
> Take those two of the mix and overall, it's been a pretty meh year for games to
> me

You need to do yourself a favor and grab one or both of those consoles. You're missing out on some really great games.

Admiral
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15-Dec-2017(#35)
I am torn on how soon I need to get myself a Switch. I have BOTW on Wii U, and it's almost identical from what I've read/seen. I would LOVE to get Mario Odyssey, but then again - I have 3 or 4 other 3D Mario games I haven't finished in my life.

And, that's about all of the games I would buy on it.

But it's sweet, and people love it, and I love gadgets and I can't stop spending my money on games....sooooooooooo.....
tonymack21
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15-Dec-2017(#36)
Lol. 2018 if all the games expected to release could be an excellent year for all consoles switch included. It's a great problem to have I guess.

dustin11
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15-Dec-2017(#37)
And the thing is that we don't even really know about a good chunk of games hitting around late summer to the holiday season next year which is typically when all the heavy hitters get released. Pokemon is going to be a monster.
tonymack21
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15-Dec-2017(#38)
Ya one of my 2018 predictions in that other thread was Pokemon would be huge. Possibly the highest selling game of 2018

dustin11
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15-Dec-2017(#39)
I think it will probably be the biggest games of next year, especially since it seemed like Nintendo was aiming for a summer release according to last year's E3. Get the game to market just in time for summer break. If Mario hit 2.1 million in the US alone in 5 days, Pokémon will probably sell 4-5 million, and it will pretty much blackout the Japanese market for weeks.
tonymack21
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16-Dec-2017(#40)
Oh ya imagine a new Pokemon game as all those kids are getting out of school.. crazy. Is anything we know of coming out in 2018 likely to do Pokemon sales numbers? Red dead?

dustin11
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16-Dec-2017(#41)
I don't think RDR2 has the selling power of Pokémon. 6.41 million for RDR across both PS3 and 360 to where the most recent entry in the Pokémon Series, Sun and Moon, has sold 14.7 million and counting. The Switch also has an insane attach rate, probably the best for exclusives a console has ever seen. Honestly, I think this thing is going to beat the piss out of RDR2 in terms of sales. Japan alone will probably sell more copies of Switch's Pokémon game than RDR2 sells world wide.
tonymack21
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16-Dec-2017(#42)
If sun and moon did that then that's probably accurate.

sixteenvolt420
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16-Dec-2017(#43)
RDR didn't blow me away like it seems to have with other people. It was good, but it just felt like GTA on a horse, to me.
Karaiya
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16-Dec-2017(#44)
Okay so I bought Tokyo Xanadu. My XBC2 hasnt arrived yet. @tonymack21 I'm taking your recommendation on this. The trailer certainly scratches my weeb itch.
tonymack21
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16-Dec-2017(#45)
nice, i really cant imagine you'll be dissapointed, im still really enjoying it alot and though it isnt dripping with so much style you think you are gonna get it on you through the tv like persona its still really good.

Karaiya
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16-Dec-2017(#46)
This game is a dungeon crawling action adventure Persona basically. Its super fun.
six
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17-Dec-2017(#47)
I wasn't really blown away by any games this year. Either cuphead or Injustice 2 for me.
tonymack21
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17-Dec-2017(#48)
Karaiya wrote:
> This game is a dungeon crawling action adventure Persona basically. Its super fun.

Yes good description. Persona with dungeon crawling action rpg combat.

Scott
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* 23-Dec-2017(#49)
GotY: Super Mario Odyssey
Runner-Up: Breath of the Wild

I already stated my thoughts on BotW in the Unpopular Opinions thread, so I'll just copy/paste here:


My unpopular opinion: Breath of the Wild isn't that great. Now hear me out! I think it's a great game. I think Nintendo did an amazing job of revolutionizing the series and taking things in a new direction. Even before I finished playing the game, I was already nostalgic over my earlier times playing it, which was probably a first for me. I just don't think it's the godly game that so many make it out to be. Nintendo focused too much on making it open-world, IMO. The overall story and actual core of the game are practically non-existent. You've got the Great Plateau, a few villages, 4 "dungeons" that are just giant puzzles with no enemies, and then Ganon's castle. The rest of the game is just explore explore explore. The exploration was amazing at first, but it got old for me maybe 1/3 of the way through the game (going for all 120 shrines, that is). After that, it quickly became a chore trying to make sure I explored everywhere. There wasn't much variance to the exploring either. Landscapes looked different, some areas would have their little quirks, but for the most part, it's walk over here, kill some enemies, climb this mountain, paraglide over here, kill a camp of enemies, do a shrine, rinse and repeat. It did a lot of things well, and it was a nice direction for the series overall, but it still needs some work. First off, we need classic dungeons, and a lot of them. I want to see more combat tricks, and a lot more enemies (not to mention, more bosses, not the same boss over and over). They either need to make the overworld a fair amount smaller, or fill it up a lot more. Do away with the weapon-breaking mechanic and let us find stronger weapons as we progress. Also, give us more weapon types and more of the classic Zelda special items. I want to see more limits on just how "open" the game is. It's ok to "rope off" some areas and require some kind of special item or story progression to gain access. It's ok if you can technically go (just about) anywhere, in true open world spirit, but if it's an area you really shouldn't be in yet you should be punished by facing very difficult enemies (think of the Lynels on Death Mountain in the original LoZ). I'm excited to see what Nintendo decides to do for the next 3D Zelda game. I really hope they make a lot of the changes I've mentioned here.


Odyssey, however, was near perfection for me. The game was so fun and charming, I had a huge smile on my face from start to finish. It had two of my favorite video game songs of all time, Steam Gardens and Break Free (Lead the Way). The controls were the most polished they've ever been for a 3D Mario game, everything just worked as it should. Cappy was an excellent addition. Capturing enemies and using their abilities was fun of course, but the main thing I liked was all the extra moves/mechanics he introduced. When you really get into the more advanced techniques, traversing the levels becomes a bigger joy than ever. I didn't think I was going to love the collect-athon aspect of the game, but I ended up loving it. Some moons were easy/basic, but I found most of them to be very enjoyable to track down. It was so much fun that it actually drove me to find almost all of them on my own without any help (guides, amiibo, hint Toad). The only real let-down for me was that the challenge level at the end was pretty easy. I was hoping for something in line with Champion's Road from Super Mario 3D World. I wouldn't have minded more difficulty throughout the game, but, it's Mario. Nintendo isn't going to make it too hard, they want gamers of all ages and levels of experience to be able to enjoy it. Plus, I still don't think it's AS easy as many make it out to be. I think the perfect controls help a lot (think of how many times you died in Mario 64 or Sunshine due to crap controls not doing what you wanted) and also most of us are older and have 20 years of experience with 3D Mario games. This game was a masterpiece, one that I'll never forget playing. I wish I could go back and experience it all for the first time again.

whitefire
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23-Dec-2017(#50)
Wouldn't it be cool if they did a Pokemon Go style feature where you could use the tilt controls to see a virtual version of your environment with Pokémon. Obviously, it would only work over a WiFi, and it would just be a small side game, but that'd be pretty cool.

Topic   What is your 2017 Game of the Year?