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Topic   It's On! 2024 GameTZ Fantasy Gaming League (updated 5/21/2024)

Heavyd814life
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* 9-Dec-2023(#1)
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The 2024 GameTZ Fantasy Gaming League

1. Heavyd814life Current Total: 779


Top 10:
1. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - 81
2. Dragon's Dogma 2 - 89
3. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
4. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth - 90
5. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024
6. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - 90
7. Persona 3 Reload - 90
8. Rise of the Ronin - 76
9. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - 82
10. Unicorn Overlord - 88

Alternates:
1. Helldivers 2 - 82
2. Tekken 8 - 90


2. Hum Current Total: 756


Top 10:
1. Avowed
2. Dragon's Dogma 2 - 89
3. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
4. Helldivers 2 - 82
5. Mario vs. Donkey Kong - 77
6. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - 90
7. Princess Peach: Showtime - 77
8. Rise of the Ronin - 76
9. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - 82
10. Tekken 8 - 90

Alternates:
1. Skull and Bones - 60
2. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl


3. Jim269 Current Total: 754


Top 10:
1. Dragon's Dogma 2 - 89
2. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes - 76
3. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
4. Granblue Fantasy: Relink - 81
5. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth - 90
6. Princess Peach: Showtime - 77
7. Rise of the Ronin - 76
8. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - 82
8. Tekken 8 - 90
10. Visions of Mana

Alternates:
1. Alone in the Dark - 62
2. Mario vs. Donkey Kong - 77


4. SilverOwl Current Total: 747


Top 10:
1. Alone in the Dark - 62
2. Black Myth: Wukong
3. Dragon's Dogma 2 - 89
4. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
5. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth - 90
6. Mario vs. Donkey Kong - 77
7. Outcast - A New Beginning - 69
8. Persona 3 Reload - 90
9. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown - 87
10. Tekken 8 - 90

Alternates:
1. Princess Peach: Showtime - 77
2. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League - 62


5. Shane12m Current Total: 684


Top 10:
1. Dragon's Dogma 2 - 89
2. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes - 76
3. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
4. Hollow Knight: Silksong
5. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth - 90
6. Metaphor: ReFantazio
7. Persona 3 Reload - 90
8. Rise of the Ronin - 76
9. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - 82
10. Unicorn Overlord - 88

Alternates:
1. Avowed
2. Tekken 8 - 90


6. BloodPuppetX Current Total: 676


Top 10:
1. Dragon's Dogma 2 - 89
2. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes - 76
3. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
4. Granblue Fantasy: Relink - 81
5. Little Nightmares III
6. New 3D Mario
7. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown - 87
8. Princess Peach: Showtime - 77
9. Under Night In Birth II - 85
10. Unicorn Overlord - 88

Alternates:
1. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth - 90
2. Mario vs. Donkey Kong - 77


7. Frank Current Total: 612


Top 10:
1. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
2. Hollow Knight: Silksong
3. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth - 90
4. Mario vs. Donkey Kong - 77
5. Metroid Prime 4
6. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - 90
7. Persona 3 Reload - 90
8. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - 82
9. Star Wars Outlaws
10. Tekken 8 - 90

Alternates:
1. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown - 87
2. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl


8. Ryan Current Total: 610


Top 10:
1. Dragon's Dogma 2 - 89
2. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
3. Frostpunk 2
4. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth - 90
5. Metaphor: ReFantazio
6. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024
7. Persona 3 Reload - 90
8. Rise of the Ronin - 76
9. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - 82
10. Tekken 8 - 90

Alternates:
1. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl
2. The Plucky Squire


9. Bleed_DukeBlue Current Total: 601


Top 10:
1. Dragon's Dogma 2 - 89
2. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
3. Granblue Fantasy: Relink - 81
4. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth - 90
5. Metaphor: ReFantazio
6. Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater
7. Persona 3 Reload - 90
8. Rise of the Ronin - 76
9. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - 82
10. The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak

Alternates:
1. Little Nightmares III
2. Tekken 8 - 90


10. Lunar Current Total: 597


Top 10:
1. Dragon's Dogma 2 - 89
2. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes - 76
3. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
4. Hades II
5. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth - 90
6. Metaphor: ReFantazio
7. Persona 3 Reload - 90
8. Rise of the Ronin - 76
9. Stellar Blade - 83
10. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2

Alternates:
1. Black Myth: Wukong
2. Mario vs. Donkey Kong - 77


11. Sefjwm Current Total: 590


Top 10:
1. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
2. Granblue Fantasy: Relink - 81
3. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth - 90
4. Mario vs. Donkey Kong - 77
5. Metroid Prime 4
6. Mina the Hollower
7. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - 82
8. Tales of Kenzera: Zau - 77
9. Tekken 8 - 90
10. The Plucky Squire

Alternates:
1. Helldivers 2 - 82
2. Unicorn Overlord - 88


12. TalonJedi87 Current Total: 562


Top 10:
1. Black Myth: Wukong
2. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
3. Hollow Knight: Silksong
4. Mario vs. Donkey Kong - 77
5. Persona 3 Reload - 90
6. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown - 87
7. Princess Peach: Showtime - 77
8. Rise of the Ronin - 76
9. Silent Hill 2
10. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League - 62

Alternates:
1. Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater
2. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - 82


13. benstylus Current Total: 544


Top 10:
1. Another Code: Recollection - 74
2. Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore - 76
3. Contra: Operation Galuga - 75
4. Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time
5. Penny’s Big Breakaway - 77
6. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown - 87
7. Princess Peach: Showtime - 77
8. Shadow of the Ninja Reborn
9. Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution
10. Ufouria: The Saga 2 - 78

Alternates:
1. Littlelands
2. Truxton Extreme


14. DemonAlcohol Current Total: 517


Top 10:
1. Avowed
2. Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden - 82
3. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - 81
4. Dragon's Dogma 2 - 89
5. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
6. Frostpunk 2
7. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth - 90
8. Hollow Knight: Silksong
9. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - 82
10. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl

Alternates:
1. Homeworld 3 - 80
2. Mario vs. Donkey Kong - 77


15. Scott Current Total: 516


Top 10:
1. Black Myth: Wukong
2. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
3. Hollow Knight: Silksong
4. Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater
5. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - 90
6. Persona 3 Reload - 90
7. Princess Peach: Showtime - 77
8. Rise of the Ronin - 76
9. Silent Hill 2
10. Tekken 8 - 90

Alternates:
1. Animal Well - 89
2. Mario vs. Donkey Kong - 77


16. Boss Current Total: 515


Top 10:
1. Decapolice
2. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
3. Hades II
4. Mario vs. Donkey Kong - 77
5. Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater
6. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - 90
7. Persona 3 Reload - 90
8. Princess Peach: Showtime - 77
9. The Wolf Among Us 2
10. Unicorn Overlord - 88

Alternates:
1. Contra: Operation Galuga - 75
2. Silent Hill 2


17. Incubus421 Current Total: 514


Top 10:
1. Black Myth: Wukong
2. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes - 76
3. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
4. Hades II
5. Nightingale
6. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - 90
7. Princess Peach: Showtime - 77
8. Tekken 8 - 90
9. Unicorn Overlord - 88
10. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2

Alternates:
1. Hollow Knight: Silksong
2. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2


18. Archer Current Total: 479


Top 10:
1. Avowed
2. Black Myth: Wukong
3. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - 81
4. Dragon's Dogma 2 - 89
5. Fable
6. Persona 3 Reload - 90
7. Princess Peach: Showtime - 77
8. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - 82
9. Skull and Bones - 60
10. The First Descendant

Alternates:
1. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
2. Rise of the Ronin - 76


19. Bogo Current Total: 436


Top 10:
1. Dragon's Dogma 2 - 89
2. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
3. Hollow Knight: Silksong
4. Metroid Prime 4
5. New 2D Zelda
6. New F-Zero
7. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - 90
8. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown - 87
9. Princess Peach: Showtime - 77
10. Star Wars Outlaws

Alternates:
1. Homeworld 3 - 80
2. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth - 90


20. Thatfootballguy Current Total: 434


Top 10:
1. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
2. Granblue Fantasy: Relink - 81
3. Hades II
4. Helldivers 2 - 82
5. Hollow Knight: Silksong
6. Metaphor: ReFantazio
7. Metroid Prime 4
8. New 3D Mario
9. Tekken 8 - 90
10. Unicorn Overlord - 88

Alternates:
1. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes - 76
2. New Mainline Pokemon


21. Bonham2 Current Total: 430


Top 10:
1. Dragon's Dogma 2 - 89
2. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
3. Hades II
4. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024
5. New 3D Mario
6. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - 90
7. Rise of the Ronin - 76
8. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - 82
9. Star Wars Outlaws
10. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2

Alternates:
1. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown - 87
2. Tekken 8 - 90


22. Zidimo Current Total: 425


Top 10:
1. Earthblade
2. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes - 76
3. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
4. Frostpunk 2
5. Jurassic Park: Survival
6. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth - 90
7. Mewgenics
8. Rise of the Ronin - 76
9. Tekken 8 - 90
10. The Wolf Among Us 2

Alternates:
1. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - 82
2. Star Wars Outlaws


23. Sailorneorune Current Total: 419


Top 10:
1. Another Code: Recollection - 74
2. Decapolice
3. Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time
4. Little Nightmares III
5. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - 90
6. Princess Peach: Showtime - 77
7. Tekken 8 - 90
8. The Plucky Squire
9. Unicorn Overlord - 88
10. Visions of Mana

Alternates:
1. Cat Quest III
2. Metaphor ReFantazio


24. Tonymack21 Current Total: 417


Top 10:
1. Avowed
2. Black Myth: Wukong
3. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
4. Hades II
5. Homeworld 3 - 80
6. Mario vs. Donkey Kong - 77
7. Metaphor: ReFantazio
8. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - 90
9. Princess Peach: Showtime - 77
10. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Alternates:
1. Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater
2. Rise of the Ronin - 76


25. PizzaTheHutt Current Total: 399


Top 10:
1. Behemoth
2. Contra: Operation Galuga - 75
3. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
4. Little Kitty, Big City - 78
5. Little Nightmares III
6. Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater
7. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - 90
8. Silent Hill 2
9. South Park: Snow Day - 63
10. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl

Alternates:
1. Skull and Bones - 60
2. World Of Goo 2


26. SupremeSarna Current Total: 350


Top 10:
1. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
2. Hades II
3. Hollow Knight: Silksong
4. New Kirby
5. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - 90
6. Princess Peach: Showtime - 77
7. Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution
8. Tekken 8 - 90
9. Visions of Mana
10. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2

Alternates:
1. Mario vs. Donkey Kong - 77
2. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League - 62


27. Mattyg00013 Current Total: 339


Top 10:
1. Avowed
2. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
3. Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater
4. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024
5. New 3D Mario
6. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown - 87
7. Princess Peach: Showtime - 77
8. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - 82
9. Silent Hill 2
10. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl

Alternates:
1. Dragon's Dogma 2 - 89
2. Rise of the Ronin - 76


28. Nonamesleft Current Total: 333


Top 10:
1. Antonblast
2. Contra: Operation Galuga - 75
3. Earthblade
4. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 93
5. Hades II
6. Hollow Knight: Silksong
7. Metroid Prime 4
8. Princess Peach: Showtime - 77
9. Star Wars Outlaws
10. Unicorn Overlord - 88

Alternates:
1. Metaphor: ReFantazio
2. Neva




Upcoming Releases:


January:
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown - January 18
Another Code: Recollection - January 19
Under Night In Birth II - January 25
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth - January 26
Tekken 8 - January 26

February:
Granblue Fantasy: Relink - February 1
Persona 3 Reload - February 2
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League - February 2
Helldivers 2 - February 8
Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore - February 13
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden - February 13
Mario vs. Donkey Kong - February 16
Skull and Bones - February 16
Penny's Big Breakaway - February 21
Nightingale - February 22
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - February 28
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - February 29
Ufouria: The Saga 2 - February 29

March:
Unicorn Overlord - March 8
Contra: Operation Galuga - March 12
Outcast: A New Beginning - March 15
Alone in the Dark - March 20
Dragon's Dogma 2 - March 22
Princess Peach: Showtime - March 22
Rise of the Ronin - March 22
South Park: Snow Day - March 26

April:
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes - April 23
Tales of Kenzera: Zau - April 23
Stellar Blade - April 26

May:
Homeworld 3 - May 13
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - May 21
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - May 23
World Of Goo 2 - May 23

July:
Frostpunk 2 - July 25

August:
Black Myth: Wukong - August 20

September:
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl - September 5
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 - September 9

October:
Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time - October 10
Metaphor: ReFantazio - October 11


League Overview:


Welcome to Year 7 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 OpenCritic 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 2025. So if you shoot for the moon with a game like Marvel's Wolverine and it gets pushed into 2025, 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 2024. 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 2025. They cannot be used to replace games in your top 10 that review poorly.

The Prizes:
1st Place: A $100 Amazon Gift Card
2nd Place: A $20 Amazon Gift Card
3rd Place: A $10 Amazon Gift Card

The Participants:
1. Heavyd814life
2. TalonJedi87
3. Jim269
4. Archer
5. PizzaTheHutt
6. SupremeSarna
7. Zidimo
8. Frank
9. Ryan
10. Incubus421
11. SilverOwl
12. Shane12m
13. Bleed_DukeBlue
14. BloodPuppetX
15. Bonham2
16. Sailorneorune
17. benstylus
18. Boss
19. DemonAlcohol
20. Sefjwm
21. Lunar
22. Thatfootballguy
23. Bogo
24. Mattyg00013
25. Hum
26. Tonymack21
27. Nonamesleft
28. Scott

Previous Winners:
2023: Shane12m
2022: Heavyd814life
2021: Ryan
2020: Mattyg00013 and Roko
2019: Heavyd814life
2018: Heavyd814life

Submit Your Picks Here: https://tally.so/r/n0ego0
Deadline: January 14, 2024 at 11:59pm




PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
26-Apr(#2)
Ya know what kinda bugs me about Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (specifically the remake)? Normally I have no complaints about games running at 30fps as long as it is consistent and doesn't dip below that. Of course 60fps would be ideal, but I can deal with 30. But this Paper Mario remake was confirmed yesterday to be running at 30, when the original on GameCube was a locked 60. I feel like when you are tasked with remastering or remaking a game, you should aim to match the fps of the source material, or improve upon it if it was sub-60 to start with, but not cut it in half. I know the Switch is old hardware at this point, but it shouldn't be breaking a sweat with this game.

TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 26-Apr(#3)
Ewww really? That’s despicable by today’s standards. Hellblade 2 is also making console versions locked to 30fps. Luckily that I’ll just be getting game pass for a month to hit and quit it though so that’s really no love lost but spending $60 on a remake, first of all, only for them to have the original perform better is beyond baffling not to mention frustrating.
nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
* 26-Apr(#4)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> Ya know what kinda bugs me about Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (specifically
> the remake)? Normally I have no complaints about games running at 30fps as long as
> it is consistent and doesn't dip below that. Of course 60fps would be ideal, but
> I can deal with 30. But this Paper Mario remake was confirmed yesterday to be running
> at 30, when the original on GameCube was a locked 60. I feel like when you are tasked
> with remastering or remaking a game, you should aim to match the fps of the source
> material, or improve upon it if it was sub-60 to start with, but not cut it in half.
> I know the Switch is old hardware at this point, but it shouldn't be breaking a sweat
> with this game.
>
>
That seems strange to me. I don't know that much about hardware, but I would think that the switch is more powerful than the Nintendo GameCube and while that doesn't necessarily mean that a remastered game would automatically be a simple thing to capture the same fps, it's surprising to me that it would go from 60 to 30. Personally, as long as there's no lag I don't mind. But still. Surprising to me.
Kommie
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 26-Apr(#5)
Nintendo is waiting for Switch 2 sothey can charge $70 for that 60fps port of a Switch 1 game.
TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
26-Apr(#6)
I wouldn’t put it past them. I’m sure they’re already salivating at the idea. They already started flirting with the $70 price tag with Zelda TOTK at launch.
Kommie
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
26-Apr(#7)
Nintendo's favorite game to sell you is one you've already bought at full price.
Shane12m
Triple Gold Good Trader
26-Apr(#8)
Alright with two low scores in a row I’m def not winning this year haha, but maaaaybe top 5?
sefjwm
Quadruple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (9 minutes ago)
9-May(#9)
Kicking myself for taking Animal Well off my list. I had it last year but news about release dates was lacking so I decided not to have it. Looking to be like mid to high 80s so far
TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
9-May(#10)
Really looking forward to Animal Well. I’ve been enjoying Dunkey’s Daily random video updates too about the countdown to the Animal Well update.
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
9-May(#11)
Animal Well is up for PS+ Extra subscribers today. I have it downloading now.

I don't know if anyone other than me has it on their list, but Little Kitty, Big City reviews are out too, it's at 78.
https://opencritic.com/game/16635/little-kitty-big...
sefjwm
Quadruple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (9 minutes ago)
9-May(#12)
Opencritic updated and it's 89 wow. I knew it was going to be good, just didn't trust the release dates xD
nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
9-May(#13)
Animal Well looks pretty good. Had no clue about it until today. It's interesting to me how certain games I know about long in advance but certain games I hear next to nothing about.
TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 9-May(#14)
I guess never doubt The Dunkey!!! 7 million subs for a reason. Did anyone have Animal Well on their list?
sefjwm
Quadruple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (9 minutes ago)
9-May(#15)
:'( sadface

image

Pretty sure I saw it on one or two lists this year.
nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
9-May(#16)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> I guess never doubt The Dunkey!!! 7 million subs for a reason. Did anyone have Animal
> Well on their list?
It wasn't even remotely on my radar. Pretty sure I didn't hear about it until today on this site.

The art style (at least of the gameplay I watched) reminds me of Undertale, Celeste, and Omori.
sefjwm
Quadruple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (9 minutes ago)
9-May(#17)
Best part is we get the game freeeeeeeee with PS+ Extra woooo
TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
9-May(#18)
sefjwm wrote:
> :'( sadface
>
> {imgt}https://imgur.com/ZUdQVRF.png 432 330{imgt}
>
> Pretty sure I saw it on one or two lists this year.

Oh man great call there!!!
Heavyd814life
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
9-May(#19)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> Animal Well is up for PS+ Extra subscribers today. I have it downloading now.
>
> I don't know if anyone other than me has it on their list, but Little Kitty, Big
> City reviews are out too, it's at 78.
>

Just updated the OP with scores for Little Kitty, Big City. Thanks for the heads up!

Heavyd814life
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
9-May(#20)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Did anyone have Animal
> Well on their list?

Just @scott and he only had it as an alt.

sefjwm
Quadruple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (9 minutes ago)
10-May(#21)
Well he'll get it since Silksong is somehow still unlikely xD
Heavyd814life
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
14-May(#22)
OP updated with scores for Homeworld 3. It's currently sitting at 80 on OpenCritic from 16 reviews.

https://opencritic.com/game/16052/homeworld-3

sefjwm
Quadruple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (9 minutes ago)
15-May(#23)
So, uh, is everyone going to have Hades 2 next year xD
Kommie
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
15-May(#24)
If it leaves Early Access next year.
TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
15-May(#25)
While I liked Hades 1 it exhausted me. Rogue likes just aren’t for me sadly.
Heavyd814life
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
* 15-May(#26)
Dude same. I got through it twice and had zero interest in playing any more. But I understand the appeal for sure. It’s objectively a damn fine game.

Heavyd814life
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
15-May(#27)
Oh snap guys I totally forgot about guesses for games this month. Should we do Hellblade 2 and Paper Mario? Both are out in about a week

Hellblade 2 - 85
Paper Mario - 85

DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
15-May(#28)
Hellblade 2 - 86
Paper Mario - 82

Lunar
GameTZ Subscriber 950 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
15-May(#29)
Hellblade - 88
Paper Mario - 88

BloodPuppetX
400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
15-May(#30)
Hellblade 2 83
Paper Mario 87
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
15-May(#31)
Hellblade 2 - 86
Paper Mario - 86

benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
15-May(#32)
Hellblade 2 - 69
Paper Mario - 91



incubus421
450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
15-May(#33)
Hellblade 2 - 77
Paper Mario - 84
TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
15-May(#34)
Yep I put in my two cents on those earlier on a few weeks ago...I would be SHOCKED if Hellblade 2 was in te 60's and 70's but if it is good call on that, gents.

Hellblade II: Senua’s Sacrifice - 89
Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door - 86
Kommie
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
15-May(#35)
Too bad Hellblade will sell poorly since no one will buy it because of LamePass
nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
15-May(#36)
Kommie wrote:
> Too bad Hellblade will sell poorly since no one will buy it because of LamePass
But that wouldn't affect the scoring though.

You make a good point about game pass. I'm speculating that Microsoft's financial team has data to support that enough revenue comes in from either game pass or other sources in order to offset actual copies sold.
nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
15-May(#37)
Paper Mario - 89
Hellblade 2 - 83

If I had known that remakes were allowed, Paper Mario would likely have been on my list. That game was great.
TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 15-May(#38)
Yeah I have no intention on buying Hellblade II since its gonna be on GP. And I’m in no rush to play it as I have a bunch of stuff ahead of it. Perhaps MS should rethink their strategy and push out new 1st party releases on GP for like 6 months post launch as I’m sure everyone who isn’t a kid anymore and has real world responsibilities isn’t lining up to play it on launch day. That's like half their demographic right there. So it might mitigate frequent GP price hikes too and boost overall sales near a game’s launch window at the same time.
benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
16-May(#39)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> if Hellblade 2 was in te 60's and 70's but if it is good call on that, gents.

It's MS, it's gamepass, prepare for disappointment.


bonham2
600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
16-May(#40)
Paper Mario - 87
Hellblade 2 - 89
mattyg00013
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16-May(#41)
Hellblade - 88
Paper Mario 84
SilverOwl
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17-May(#42)
Hellblade 2 84
Paper Mario 83
sefjwm
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17-May(#43)
Hellblade 2 - 86
Paper Mario - 84
Shane12m
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18-May(#44)
Paper Mario 86
Hellblade 2 91
Frank
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18-May(#45)
Paper Mario - 90
Hellblade 2 - 87
Heavyd814life
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20-May(#46)
Last day to get guesses in, guys. I think reviews drop for Hellblade tomorrow.

TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
20-May(#47)
If Hellblade II gets a 67 it’s gonna cause a huge upset. I think the majority of folks including myself have it pegged in the high 80’s, low 90’s.
nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
20-May(#48)
Regarding Hellblade, for a game coming out very soon, to me there seems to be a big lack of gameplay videos.

With many games, there's lot's of gameplay prior to the release. But I'm not finding much of that here. Seems odd.
sefjwm
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20-May(#49)
It's a very hard game to market but even then there is very little marketing behind it
TalonJedi87
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* 21-May(#50)
So far Hellblade II is sitting at an 84 on OC from 70 critic reviews. I figured it would land in the 80’s somewhere even tho I over shot my score by a few points.

https://opencritic.com/game/16475/senuas-saga-hell...
Heavyd814life
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21-May(#51)
Okay guys I just updated the OP with scores for both Hellblade II (82 OpenCritic) and Paper Mario (90 OpenCritic).

https://opencritic.com/game/16475/senuas-saga-hell...
https://opencritic.com/game/15500/paper-mario-the-...

nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
21-May(#52)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Okay guys I just updated the OP with scores for both Hellblade II (82 OpenCritic)
> and Paper Mario (90 OpenCritic).
>
>
>
Wow. I'm off by 1 for both of them? Now that's just a tease.
Lunar
GameTZ Subscriber 950 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
* 21-May(#53)
nonamesleft wrote:
>>
> Wow. I'm off by 1 for both of them? Now that's just a tease.

image


nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
21-May(#54)
Lunar wrote:
> nonamesleft wrote:
> |>>
>> Wow. I'm off by 1 for both of them? Now that's just a tease.
>
>
>
>
Ha. Made me chuckle.

Is that supposed to mean that being off by 1 isn't really close at all?
Lunar
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21-May(#55)
Heh, just commenting on that's how slot machines/scratch offs work, always just ALMOST winning.

Heavyd814life
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21-May(#56)
nonamesleft wrote:
> Heavyd814life wrote:
>> Okay guys I just updated the OP with scores for both Hellblade II (82 OpenCritic)
>> and Paper Mario (90 OpenCritic).
>>
>>
>>
> Wow. I'm off by 1 for both of them? Now that's just a tease.

It's not over yet. I won't finalize our guesses until tomorrow morning since scores can move up and down as more reviews come in. So there still a chance!

nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
21-May(#57)
Lunar wrote:
> Heh, just commenting on that's how slot machines/scratch offs work, always just ALMOST
> winning.
>
>
:) Yeah. You're right. Being one off in the lottery really isn't close.
TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
21-May(#58)
My lucky streak on guesses has ended haha I’m off for both. If I reversed my guesses I too would be just 1 point away from Paper Mario.
Frank
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* 21-May(#59)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> nonamesleft wrote:
>> Heavyd814life wrote:
> |>> Okay guys I just updated the OP with scores for both Hellblade II (82 OpenCritic)
> |>> and Paper Mario (90 OpenCritic).
> |>>
> |>>
> |>>
>> Wow. I'm off by 1 for both of them? Now that's just a tease.
>
> It's not over yet. I won't finalize our guesses until tomorrow morning since scores
> can move up and down as more reviews come in. So there still a chance!
>
Man, now I'm off by one on Paper Mario laughing out loud

So are you counting 89 or 90? You updated op with 90 but OC is now at 89.
benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
21-May(#60)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> So far Hellblade II is sitting at an 84 on OC from 70 critic reviews. I figured it
> would land in the 80’s somewhere even tho I over shot my score by a few points.
>
>

Wow PC Gamer really didn't like it.

https://www.pcgamer.com/games/adventure/senuas-sag...

Heavyd814life
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
21-May(#61)
Frank wrote:
> Heavyd814life wrote:
>> nonamesleft wrote:
> |>> Heavyd814life wrote:
>> |>> Okay guys I just updated the OP with scores for both Hellblade II (82 OpenCritic)
>> |>> and Paper Mario (90 OpenCritic).
>> |>>
>> |>>
>> |>>
> |>> Wow. I'm off by 1 for both of them? Now that's just a tease.
>>
>> It's not over yet. I won't finalize our guesses until tomorrow morning since scores
>> can move up and down as more reviews come in. So there still a chance!
>>
> Man, now I'm off by one on Paper Mario laughing out loud
>
> So are you counting 89 or 90? You updated op with 90 but OC is now at 89.

Scores in the OP are just whatever the OpenCritic scores were when I did the update. So the scores aren't always exact since scores can go up or down a point or two throughout the year and going in and updating it every time the score goes up or down a point is a chore.

For our guesses I go with whatever the OpenCritic score is the morning after reviews drop. So I give it a day for reviews to settle down and then whatever the score is the morning after is what I go with.

TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
21-May(#62)
benstylus wrote:
> TalonJedi87 wrote:
>> So far Hellblade II is sitting at an 84 on OC from 70 critic reviews. I figured
> it
>> would land in the 80’s somewhere even tho I over shot my score by a few points.
>>
>>
>
> Wow PC Gamer really didn't like it.
>
>
>

I can understand some of their points. I honestly never imagined this would get a sequel and it sounded like they kind of had to make one since MS bought Ninja Theory's studio or else, so it kind of makes sense where some things may feel out of placed, tacked on or forced opposed to the first game's organically feeling story and story beated elements. I see a bunch of GP deals now. I may just re-up for a 3-monther code and run thru this and a few other games I had my eye on in GP over the past few months.
sefjwm
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21-May(#63)
Hellblade has very mixed reviews, though it's holding in the 80s overall. These are going to be interesting reads (yes, you should read reviews instead of just the numbers xD)
Heavyd814life
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
* 22-May(#64)
Hellblade II: Senua's Saga - 82

1. Shane12m - 91
2. Bonham2 - 89
3. TalonJedi87 - 89
4. Lunar - 88
5. Mattyg00013 - 88
6. Frank - 87
7. DemonAlcohol - 86
8. PizzaTheHutt - 86
9. Sefjwm - 86
10. Heavyd814life - 85
11. SilverOwl - 84
12. BloodPuppetX - 83
13. Nonamesleft - 83
14. Incubus421 - 77
15. benstylus - 69

No winners for this one, but @BloodPuppetX and @nonamesleft came really close.

Heavyd814life
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* 22-May(#65)
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - 89

1. benstylus - 91
2. Frank - 90
3. Nonamesleft - 89
4. Lunar - 88
5. BloodPuppetX - 87
6. Bonham2 - 87
7. PizzaTheHutt - 86
8. Shane12m - 86
9. TalonJedi87 - 86
10. Heavyd814life - 85
11. Incubus421 - 84
12. Mattyg00013 - 84
13. Sefjwm - 84
14. SilverOwl - 83
15. DemonAlcohol - 82

Most of our guesses weren't high enough. Congrats @nonamesleft. PM incoming!

Lunar
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22-May(#66)
Turns out that meme was for me 🤣

Congrats @nonamesleft , you hit the Jackpot finally!

TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
22-May(#67)
What’s on tap for June?

Luigi’s Mansion 2 remake? Does that one count?
PizzaTheHutt
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22-May(#68)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> What’s on tap for June?
>
> Luigi’s Mansion 2 remake? Does that one count?


That one didn't count because it's more of a remaster.
TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
22-May(#69)
Ah ok. Gotcha. I don’t have it on my list anyway, but I do enjoy this guessing game for the average score even if there’s no reward this time haha.
nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
22-May(#70)
Lunar wrote:
> Turns out that meme was for me 🤣
>
> Congrats @nonamesleft , you hit the Jackpot finally!
>
>
laughing out loud

Cool!
nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
22-May(#71)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - 89
>
> 1. Benstylus - 91
> 2. Frank - 90
> 3. Nonamesleft - 89
> 4. Lunar - 88
> 5. BloodPuppetX - 87
> 6. Bonham2 - 87
> 7. PizzaTheHutt - 86
> 8. Shane12m - 86
> 9. TalonJedi87 - 86
> 10. Heavyd814life - 85
> 11. Incubus421 - 84
> 12. Mattyg00013 - 84
> 13. Sefjwm - 84
> 14. SilverOwl - 83
> 15. DemonAlcohol - 82
>
> Most of our guesses weren't high enough. Congrats @nonamesleft. PM incoming!
>
>
Awesome!
nonamesleft
Double Gold Good Trader
* 23-May(#72)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> What’s on tap for June?
>
> Luigi’s Mansion 2 remake? Does that one count?
There are two games that I know of that are set for a June release, but I don't think anyone here has them on their list: Killer Clowns from Outer Space, and Shin Megami Tensei V Vengeance.

That second one might be a remaster though. Seems like it has some extra content, like maybe an alternate story or something, but I don't know much about it other than it's set for June.
Boss
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24-May(#73)
My 3 remaining games need to be 90 or above for me to have a chance of winning.
Heavyd814life
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24-May(#74)
Seeing Tekken 8 as one of my alts still hurts. And I think not having Metaphor: ReFantazio might end up costing me. But if Microsoft Flight Simulator reviews well, I think I should be in the mix when it's all said and done.

Shane12m
Triple Gold Good Trader
* 24-May(#75)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Seeing Tekken 8 as one of my alts still hurts. And I think not having Metaphor: ReFantazio
> might end up costing me. But if Microsoft Flight Simulator reviews well, I think
> I should be in the mix when it's all said and done.
>
>

Yeah you are gonna be good with MFS.
benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
24-May(#76)
Shane12m wrote:
> Heavyd814life wrote:
>> Seeing Tekken 8 as one of my alts still hurts. And I think not having Metaphor:
> ReFantazio
>> might end up costing me. But if Microsoft Flight Simulator reviews well, I think
>> I should be in the mix when it's all said and done.
>>
>>
>
> Yeah you are gonna be good with MFS.

We're in the perceived MS downward spiral now. Nothing they do is good enough anymore.

Don't be surprised if most reviews are disappointed that it's too similar to the previous one

TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
24-May(#77)
MS has turned to the darkside. They’re the gaming industry’s Imperial Galactic Empire from Star Wars. Constantly devouring up studios to do nothing but strike fear into the hearts of those who oppose them. Fear will keep those local systems who they acquired in line. Fear of their layoff battle station.
benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
24-May(#78)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> MS has turned to the darkside. They’re the gaming industry’s Imperial Galactic
> Empire from Star Wars. Constantly devouring up studios to do nothing but strike fear
> into the hearts of those who oppose them. Fear will keep those local systems who
> they acquired in line. Fear of their layoff battle station.

Maybe? With as many layoffs as their have been in the gaming industry (not just MS) I'm sure a lot of folks are brushing up their resumes anyway. People are realizing their dream job may not be quite the dream.

TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
24-May(#79)
That’s why I never pursued a career in the gaming industry. The closest I got was managing a GameStop but they’re probably worse or just as bad as publishers. I still refuse to buy anything from a GameStop to this day after working there and witnessing the horrors that go on behind the scenes.

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