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Topic   OP Updated (3/23/2023) 2023 GameTZ Fantasy Gaming League

Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
* 4-Jan(#1)
The 2023 GameTZ Fantasy Gaming League

1. HybridCRoW Current Total: 638


Top 10:
1. A Space for the Unbound - 85
2. Atomic Heart - 72
3. Dead Space - 89
4. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
5. Forspoken - 66
6. Hogwarts Legacy - 84
7. Like a Dragon: Ishin! - 82
8. Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
9. Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life
10. Wild Hearts - 79

Alternates:
1. One Piece Odyssey - 74
2. SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake - 70


2. Heavyd814life Current Total: 430


Top 10:
1. Baldur's Gate 3
2. Dead Space - 89
3. Final Fantasy XVI
4. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
5. Forza Motorsport
6. Octopath Traveler II - 84
7. Resident Evil 4 - 93
8. Street Fighter 6
9. The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure - 83
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
2. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty - 81


3. PizzaTheHutt Current Total: 429


Top 10:
1. Dead Space - 89
2. Diablo IV
3. Hogwarts Legacy - 84
4. Horizon Call of the Mountain - 79
5. Kerbal Space Program 2
6. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
7. Octopath Traveler II - 84
8. Resident Evil 4 - 93
9. Street Fighter 6
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Alan Wake II
2. Skull and Bones


4. Bleed_DukeBlue Current Total: 419


Top 10:
1. Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key - 82
2. Baldur's Gate 3
3. Diablo IV
4. Final Fantasy XVI
5. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
6. Horizon Call of the Mountain - 79
7. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
8. Octopath Traveler II - 84
9. Resident Evil 4 - 93
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Hogwarts Legacy - 84
2. Like a Dragon: Ishin! - 82


5. Roko Current Total: 413


Top 10:
1. Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key - 82
2. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
3. Hogwarts Legacy - 84
4. Like a Dragon: Ishin! - 82
5. Octopath Traveler II - 84
6. Rise of the Ronin
7. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
8. Starfield
9. Tekken 8
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Pikmin 4
2. Street Fighter 6


6. Archer Current Total: 407


Top 10:
1. Atomic Heart - 72
2. Dead Island 2
3. Dead Space - 89
4. Diablo IV
5. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
6. Hogwarts Legacy - 84
7. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
8. Starfield
9. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
10. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty - 81

Alternates:
1. Final Fantasy XVI
2. Oxenfree II: Lost Signals


7. Sailorneorune Current Total: 405


Top 10:
1. Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key - 82
2. Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon - 80
3. Final Fantasy XVI
4. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
5. Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe - 80
6. Like a Dragon: Ishin! - 82
7. Master Detective Archives: Rain Code
8. Street Fighter 6
9. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
10. The Plucky Squire

Alternates:
1. Sea of Stars
2. WrestleQuest


8. SilverOwl Current Total: 404


Top 10:
1. Atomic Heart - 72
2. Dead Space - 89
3. Diablo IV
4. Final Fantasy XVI
5. Forspoken - 66
6. Hogwarts Legacy - 84
7. Resident Evil 4 - 93
8. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl
9. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
10. Starfield

Alternates:
1. Dead Island 2
2. Street Fighter 6


9. Lunar Current Total: 398


Top 10:
1. Baldur's Gate 3
2. Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse - 69
3. Final Fantasy XVI
4. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
5. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
6. Octopath Traveler II - 84
7. The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure - 83
8. The Legend of Heroes: Trails Into Reverie
9. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
10. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty - 81

Alternates:
1. Dead Island
2. Wild Hearts - 79


10. Best1989 Current Total: 350


Top 10:
1. Baldur's Gate 3
2. Dead Space - 89
3. Diablo IV
4. Final Fantasy XVI
5. Hogwarts Legacy - 84
6. Octopath Traveler II - 84
7. Pikmin 4
8. Resident Evil 4 - 93
9. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Assassin's Creed Mirage
2. Like a Dragon: Ishin! - 82


11. Ryan Current Total: 345


Top 10:
1. Dead Space - 89
2. Forza Motorsport
3. Horizon Call of the Mountain - 79
4. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
5. Octopath Traveler II - 84
6. Redfall
7. Resident Evil 4 - 93
8. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
9. Starfield
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Street Fighter 6
2. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty - 81


12. TalonJedi87 Current Total: 336


Top 10:
1. Atomic Heart - 72
2. Dead Space - 89
3. Diablo IV
4. Final Fantasy XVI
5. Like a Dragon: Ishin! - 82
6. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
7. Resident Evil 4 - 93
8. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
9. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
2. Starfield


13. Tonymack21 Current Total: 333


Top 10:
1. Dead Space - 89
2. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
3. Hollow Knight: Silksong
4. Like a Dragon: Ishin! - 82
5. Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name
6. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
7. Pikmin 4
8. Starfield
9. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
10. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty - 81

Alternates:
1. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
2. Baldur's Gate 3


14. Bogo Current Total: 328


Top 10:
1. Assassin's Creed Mirage
2. Diablo IV
3. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
4. Hogwarts Legacy - 84
5. Hollow Knight: Silksong
6. Horizon Call of the Mountain - 79
7. Metroid Prime 4
8. Octopath Traveler II - 84
9. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
10. The Wolf Among Us 2

Alternates:
1. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
2. Starfield


15. SwiftJAB Current Total: 310


Top 10:
1. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
2. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
3. Forspoken - 66
4. Hollow Knight: Silksong
5. Horizon Call of the Mountain - 79
6. Kerbal Space Program 2
7. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
8. Octopath Traveler II - 84
9. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
2. Dead Space - 89


16. Boss Current Total: 266


Top 10:
1. Dead Space - 89
2. Diablo IV
3. Final Fantasy XVI
4. Lies of P
5. Octopath Traveler II - 84
6. Resident Evil 4 - 93
7. Sea of Stars
8. Starfield
9. Street Fighter 6
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Hollow Knight: Silksong
2. Hogwarts Legacy - 84


17. EB Current Total: 263


Top 10:
1. Dead Space - 89
2. Diablo IV
3. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
4. Forza Motorsport
5. Hollow Knight: Silksong
6. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
7. Resident Evil 4 - 93
8. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
9. Starfield
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Atomic Heart - 72
2. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor


18. Mattyg00013 Current Total: 263


Top 10:
1. Alan Wake II
2. Dead Space - 89
3. Diablo IV
4. Final Fantasy XVI
5. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
6. Forza Motorsport
7. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
8. Resident Evil 4 - 93
9. Starfield
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Horizon Call of the Mountain - 79
2. Pikmin 4


19. Frank Current Total: 258


Top 10:
1. Diablo IV
2. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
3. Forza Motorsport
4. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
5. Octopath Traveler II - 84
6. Resident Evil 4 - 93
7. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
8. Starfield
9. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
10. Unannounced Mario Movie Tie-In

Alternates:
1. Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key - 82
2. Theatrhythm Final Bar - 88


20. Incubus421 Current Total: 258


Top 10:
1. Diablo IV
2. Final Fantasy XVI
3. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
4. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
5. Hollow Knight: Silksong
6. Kerbal Space Program 2
7. Octopath Traveler II - 84
8. Pikmin 4
9. Resident Evil 4 - 93
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
2. Starfield


21. Scott Current Total: 258


Top 10:
1. Diablo IV
2. Final Fantasy XVI
3. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
4. Forza Motorsport
5. Hogwarts Legacy - 84
6. Hollow Knight: Silksong
7. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
8. Pikmin 4
9. Resident Evil 4 - 93
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Sea of Stars
2. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor


22. Bonham2 Current Total: 254


Top 10:
1. Dead Space - 89
2. Diablo IV
3. Final Fantasy XVI
4. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
5. Hollow Knight: Silksong
6. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
7. Octopath Traveler II - 84
8. Pikmin 4
9. Starfield
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
2. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League


23. BloodPuppetX Current Total: 247


Top 10:
1. Alan Wake II
2. Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key - 82
3. Dead Island 2
4. Diablo IV
5. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes
6. Final Fantasy XVI
7. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
8. Octopath Traveler II - 84
9. Street Fighter 6
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Alternates:
1. ONI: Road to the Mightiest Oni
2. Process of Elimination


24. Jbjz Current Total: 247


Top 10:
1. Alan Wake II
2. Assassin's Creed Mirage
3. Diablo IV
4. Final Fantasy XVI
5. Hogwarts Legacy - 84
6. Hollow Knight: Silksong
7. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
8. Resident Evil 4 - 93
9. SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake - 70
10. Street Fighter 6

Alternates:
1. Palworld
2. Paper Ghost Stories: Third Eye Open


25. Cevil Current Total: 235


Top 10:
1. Clive 'N' Wrench - 61
2. Diablo IV
3. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
4. Final Fantasy XVI
5. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
6. Mina the Hollower
7. Resident Evil 4 - 93
8. Sea of Stars
9. Starfield
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Forspoken - 66
2. Octopath Traveler II - 84


26. Demonalcohol Current Total: 182


Top 10:
1. Baldur's Gate 3
2. Dead Space - 89
3. Death Stranding 2
4. Diablo IV
5. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
6. Hades II
7. Hollow Knight: Silksong
8. Resident Evil 4 - 93
9. Starfield
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
2. Pikmin 4


27. 3hitcombo Current Total: 173


Top 10:
1. Diablo IV
2. Hades II
3. Hollow Knight: Silksong
4. Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe - 80
5. Pikmin 4
6. Redfall
7. Resident Evil 4 - 93
8. Starfield
9. Street Fighter 6
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Fitness Boxing Fist of the North Star
2. Octopath Traveler II - 84


28. Shane12m Current Total: 168


Top 10:
1. Baldur's Gate 3
2. Final Fantasy XVI
3. Hogwarts Legacy - 84
4. Hollow Knight: Silksong
5. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
6. Octopath Traveler II - 84
7. Sea of Stars
8. Starfield
9. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Resident Evil 4 - 93
2. Street Fighter 6


29. SupremeSarna Current Total: 84


Top 10:
1. Diablo IV
2. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes
3. Final Fantasy XVI
4. Hogwarts Legacy - 84
5. Hollow Knight: Silksong
6. Pikmin 4
7. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
8. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
9. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
10. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

Alternates:
1. Fire Emblem Engage - 81
2. Street Fighter 6


30. Thatfootballguy Current Total: 84


Top 10:
1. Baldur's Gate 3
2. Diablo IV
3. Glitched
4. Hollow Knight: Silksong
5. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
6. Octopath Traveler II - 84
7. Sea of Stars
8. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
9. Starfield
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Final Fantasy XVI
2. Like a Dragon: Ishin! - 82


31. Sefjwm Current Total: 79


Top 10:
1. Animal Well
2. Baldur's Gate 3
3. Diablo IV
4. Forza Motorsport
5. Horizon Call of the Mountain - 79
6. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
7. Sea of Stars
8. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
9. Starfield
10. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Alternates:
1. Hogwarts Legacy - 84
2. Octopath Traveler II - 84


32. benstylus Current Total: 0


Top 10:
1. 2D Metroid Remake
2. Legacy of Kain/Soul Reaver Remake
3. New Civilization Game
4. New Hyrule Warriors Game
5. New Lego Game Based on a Comic Book/Graphic Novel IP
6. New Rayman game
7. New Shantae game
8. New Tetris game
9. New Thunder Lotus Game (Creators of Spiritfarer)
10. New Wario game

Alternates:
1. New ARMS Game
2. New EA Sports Racing Game (Not F1 or WRC)


33. Metsfan718 Current Total: 0


Top 10:
1. Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile
2. Crash Team Rumble
3. Disney Illusion Island
4. MrWang And Love
5. Peppa Pig: World Adventures
6. Romancelvania
7. Star Trek: Resurgence
8. T-Rex Dinosaur Game
9. The Last Case of Benedict Fox
10. The Plucky Squire

Alternates:
1. Daydream: Forgotten Sorrow
2. Hollow Knight: Silksong



Upcoming Releases:


March:
Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key - March 24
Resident Evil 4 - March 24

April:
Process of Elimination - April 11
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened - April 11
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp - April 21
Dead Island - April 28
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - April 28

May:
Redfall - May 2
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of a Kingdom - May 12
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League - May 26

June:
Street Fighter 6 - June 2
Diablo IV - June 6
Final Fantasy XVI - June 22
Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life - June 27

July:
The Legend of Heroes: Trails Into Reverie - July 7
Pikmin 4 - July 21

August:
Sea of Stars - August 29
Baldur’s Gate 3 - August 31

September:
Starfield - September 6



League Overview:


Welcome to Year 6 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 2024. So if you shoot for the moon with a game like Armored Core VI and it gets pushed into 2024, 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 2023. 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 2024. They cannot be used to replace games in your top 10 that review poorly.

The Prizes:
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. DemonAlcohol
3. PizzaTheHutt
4. EB
5. TalonJedi87
6. benstylus
7. Sailorneorune
8. Bleed_DukeBlue
9. HybridCRoW
10. Incubus421
11. SwiftJAB
12. Roko
13. Thatfootballguy
14. SilverOwl
15. Shane12m
16. Frank
17. SupremeSarna
18. Cevil
19. BloodPuppetX
20. Sefjwm
21. Ryan
22. Bogo
23. Boss
24. Archer
25. Scott
26. Lunar
27. Tonymack21
28. Mattyg00013
29. Bonham2
30. Metsfan718
31. Best1989
32. 3hitcombo
33. Jbjz


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

Submit Your Picks Here: https://tally.so/r/mKpOyK
Deadline: January 18, 2023 at 11:59pm




Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
4-Jan(#2)
@Roko @Cevil @Sefjwm @BloodpuppetX @Kommie @Archer @PizzaTheHutt @SupremeSarna @SilverOwl @Frank @Benstylus @Sailorneorune @SwiftJAB @HybridCRoW @Lunar @TalonJedi87 @Ryan @Boss @Thatfootballguy @EB @Scott @Bogo @Bleed_DukeBlue @Mattyg00013 @Bonham2 @Incubus421 @Tonymack21 @Gypsy @Best1989 @Apocram2222 @Codester

sefjwm
Triple Gold Good Trader
4-Jan(#3)
With all the big games pushed to this year it's going to be hard for indies and rando sports titles to make the list hmmm...
DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
4-Jan(#4)
Some big games coming out next year.
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
4-Jan(#5)
Going to share this link here to help anyone wondering what is coming out this year: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2023_in_video_game...

Credit to @benstylus for his post in the 2022 thread

PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
4-Jan(#6)
Got my list submitted

EB
Double Gold Good Trader
(frozen)
4-Jan(#7)
Submitted mine as well.
TalonJedi87
Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
4-Jan(#8)
Thanks Heavy!!! Submitted!
benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
4-Jan(#9)
Submitted. I think they are specific enough but if you feel like I need to clarify or replace any of them, let me know.

Also, my picks all relate to console/pc, I am specifically excluding any mobile only releases

sailorneorune
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
4-Jan(#10)
Submitted. Playing it safe-ish, but hoping for some smaller titles to do well.
HybridCRoW
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
4-Jan(#11)
I submitted.
incubus421
450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
5-Jan(#12)
New top 10 list submitted. Thanks for hosting again @Heavyd814life and congrats on the win in 2022! Looks like we would have tied had I played my alternate pick of Tunic in place of the disappointment that was the Saints Row reboot. I'm going to get you this year!....maybe
benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
5-Jan(#13)
I'm not going to win but if even half my list happens it's going to be a great year

bogo
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (5 minutes ago)
5-Jan(#14)
going to try and get my list submitted before i leave the office today!
HybridCRoW
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
5-Jan(#15)
BTW, should the 3rd rule be for 2024??? Or maybe I'm confused on it??
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
5-Jan(#16)
I'm in it to win it!

Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
5-Jan(#17)
HybridCRoW wrote:
> BTW, should the 3rd rule be for 2024??? Or maybe I'm confused on it??

Fixed!

Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
5-Jan(#18)
My goal is to do better than last time (in which I was second to last), so I feel like that’s achievable lol.

SwiftJAB wrote:
> I'm in it to win it!
>
>
thatfootballguy
Triple Gold Good Trader
5-Jan(#19)
After some research, it's going to be another amazing year!
SilverOwl
Gold Good Trader
5-Jan(#20)
i also submitted my answers
Shane12m
Triple Gold Good Trader
* 5-Jan(#21)
Idk how I’ve missed this each year, this seems like a ton of fun. Count me in!
I’ve submitted my picks
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
5-Jan(#22)
Submitted my picks grin

bogo
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (5 minutes ago)
6-Jan(#23)
Work for slammed and I'm still deciding my last couple. There are so many huge games coming out because of the delays
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
6-Jan(#24)
Submitted my picks. I didn't recognize most of the games people are buzzing about, and one of my picks may have its user score seriously impacted by external forces. We'll just have to see how this year shapes up.

Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
6-Jan(#25)
bogo wrote:
> Work for slammed and I'm still deciding my last couple. There are so many huge games
> coming out because of the delays

No rush! Plenty of time to submit your picks.

bogo
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (5 minutes ago)
6-Jan(#26)
yep, i just have my running list on my work computer so i wont be able to get another chance to submit until tuesday when im back in. i'm just trying to find a better mix of games that are actually likely to come out and trying to pick some things that others might not
Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
7-Jan(#27)
Need to free some time to pick.
sefjwm
Triple Gold Good Trader
* 9-Jan(#28)
Working on my picks and I have like 5-6 games that start with 'S', I wonder if I can get a full 12 all that way. It's not looking likely so far though I want a chance to win

EDIT - Submitted my picks. Wasn't able to do the every game begins with S thing. Even had to pull a couple because it really looked like they won't even make it in 2023 :( I have a feeling a lot of us are going to have the same games but I still tried to sneak in a couple more obscure things
Ryan
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Jan(#29)
submitted!
Lunar
GameTZ Subscriber 950 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
10-Jan(#30)
Will work on it this week.

Thanks for doing this again Heavy yes

bogo
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (5 minutes ago)
10-Jan(#31)
alright...i'm submitted...and i left out 2 games that i absolutely thought i would have on my list. there are so many potential superstar games coming out this year.

Also, if there's a nintendo direct in the next week, i may alter my list lol
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
10-Jan(#32)
bogo wrote:
> Also, if there's a nintendo direct in the next week, i may alter my list lol


For the past few years we get a Nintendo Direct within 2-3 weeks of the deadline for submitting our lists with a whole bunch of announcements that are too late to add.
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
10-Jan(#33)
bogo wrote:
> alright...i'm submitted...and i left out 2 games that i absolutely thought i would
> have on my list. there are so many potential superstar games coming out this year.
>
> Also, if there's a nintendo direct in the next week, i may alter my list lol

I might make a small change if something gets announced, but I sorta like the idea of only guessing based off information we have before any big announcements for the year arrive raspberry
benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
10-Jan(#34)
My entire list this time around is games that haven't even been announced. No need to wait for a Nintendo direct when you can just guess and wish.

sefjwm
Triple Gold Good Trader
10-Jan(#35)
Hollow Knight 3: Silksong the Return is going to be fire yo
bogo
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (5 minutes ago)
11-Jan(#36)
sefjwm wrote:
> Hollow Knight 3: Silksong the Return is going to be fire yo
Building your 2030 list already? Lol
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
11-Jan(#37)
sefjwm wrote:
> Hollow Knight 3: Silksong the Return is going to be fire yo
>

I made that mistake twice. Not again raspberry
sefjwm
Triple Gold Good Trader
11-Jan(#38)
Silksong was one of the "S" games I was trying to make work but with almost nothing shown so far I wasn't going to risk it. I was actually surprised at how many of my initial short list of games was still likely a couple of years away. Even games in early access and some Kickstarter games were saying 18+ months to go xD
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
11-Jan(#39)
At that recent Xbox live steam Silksong was shown and it claimed all the games shown would be released "within 6 months" or something..... No news about Silksong since.
Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
12-Jan(#40)
Hey guys, signups are open for 6 more days. Going to tag the peeps who participated last year but haven't submitted lists yet.

@kommie @archer @lunar @boss @scott @mattyg00013 @bonham2 @tonymack21 @gypsy @best1989 @apocram2222 @codester

Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)
12-Jan(#41)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Hey guys, signups are open for 6 more days. Going to tag the peeps who participated
> last year but haven't submitted lists yet.
>
> @kommie @archer @lunar @boss @scott @mattyg00013 @bonham2 @tonymack21 @gypsy @best1989
> @apocram2222 @codester
>
>

I'll send a list now but may want to adjust if Nintendo Direct happens.
bogo
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (5 minutes ago)
12-Jan(#42)
just went back to look at Nintendo's first direct of 2023: they announced Mario Strikers, Switch Sports, and Xenoblade 3...all which came out last year. thinking there's going to be at least one brand new game that's announced that ends up coming out this year. sadly, that first direct was in February...
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
12-Jan(#43)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Hey guys, signups are open for 6 more days. Going to tag the peeps who participated
> last year but haven't submitted lists yet.
>
>

I'm out this year
Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
12-Jan(#44)
Kommie wrote:
> Heavyd814life wrote:
>> Hey guys, signups are open for 6 more days. Going to tag the peeps who participated
>> last year but haven't submitted lists yet.
>>
> |>
>
> I'm out this year

Bummer. But hopefully you join up again next year.

Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
12-Jan(#45)
bogo wrote:
> just went back to look at Nintendo's first direct of 2023: they announced Mario Strikers,
> Switch Sports, and Xenoblade 3...all which came out last year. thinking there's going
> to be at least one brand new game that's announced that ends up coming out this year.
> sadly, that first direct was in February...

Yeah, I'm thinking we get a Direct after Fire Emblem drops not before.

bogo
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (5 minutes ago)
12-Jan(#46)
i was hoping that they were going to do a direct earlier on to get the hype up for FE...i can still hope lol
Archer
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
12-Jan(#47)
Submitted my picks. Not confident about them at all.
Shane12m
Triple Gold Good Trader
12-Jan(#48)
I keep seeing mentions of changing your picks. If we want to do that how do we go about it? Not saying I am for sure, but if there is a direct, then maybe lol
Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
12-Jan(#49)
Shane12m wrote:
> I keep seeing mentions of changing your picks. If we want to do that how do we go
> about it? Not saying I am for sure, but if there is a direct, then maybe lol

Yeah, anyone can change picks between now and the deadline. Just shoot me a PM and I can make edits.

Shane12m
Triple Gold Good Trader
12-Jan(#50)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Shane12m wrote:
>> I keep seeing mentions of changing your picks. If we want to do that how do we
> go
>> about it? Not saying I am for sure, but if there is a direct, then maybe lol
>
> Yeah, anyone can change picks between now and the deadline. Just shoot me a PM and
> I can make edits.
>
>

Awesome, thanks : )
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
12-Jan(#51)
Submitted mine yes
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
12-Jan(#52)
Are there rumors of an incoming Nintendo Direct this month? I wouldn't worry about it too much, the bigger ones are pretty much always in February for as long as I can remember, so the deadline will have passed.

Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
12-Jan(#53)
While I do like how Nintendo does a fair amount of announcing games and releasing them in the same year, it does kind of suck for this thread.
sefjwm
Triple Gold Good Trader
12-Jan(#54)
Kommie wrote:
> At that recent Xbox live steam Silksong was shown and it claimed all the games shown
> would be released "within 6 months" or something..... No news about Silksong since.
>

They also showed Slime Rancher and a think a couple others that "released" in early access. Slime Rancher says maybe 18 months or more in early access >.>
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
12-Jan(#55)
Early access launches are for companies who are too cheap to pay for good testers and focus groups. In terms of fantasy picks, you certainly get a better idea of what the game is going to be like when it launches, but you never know when that will be.

Cevil
Gold Good Trader
12-Jan(#56)
@kommie

Would you rather submit a 2023 fantasy list or play through the latest Pokemon game? :)
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
12-Jan(#57)
Cevil wrote:
> @kommie
>
> Would you rather submit a 2023 fantasy list or play through the latest Pokemon game?
> :)


List
tonymack21
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
12-Jan(#58)
I'll do my list up over the next day or so.


gonna guess Trails to Azure and Trails into Reverie are not eligible? they're just localizations and its already known how the games are?



Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
12-Jan(#59)
tonymack21 wrote:
> I'll do my list up over the next day or so.
>
>
> gonna guess Trails to Azure and Trails into Reverie are not eligible? they're just
> localizations and its already known how the games are?
>
>
>
>

They won't score that high, in all honesty.
tonymack21
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
12-Jan(#60)
probably not, they're amazing but not that mass market high review appeal


Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
12-Jan(#61)
@tonymack21 Yeah, they both count. We had that a couple of years ago with Ys 9 and a couple of years before that with Yakuza 6. They’d both been released in Japan. I think as long as they’ve never been released in the West, they are fair game.

tonymack21
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
13-Jan(#62)
list is in


Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
13-Jan(#63)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> bogo wrote:
>> just went back to look at Nintendo's first direct of 2023: they announced Mario
> Strikers,
>> Switch Sports, and Xenoblade 3...all which came out last year. thinking there's
> going
>> to be at least one brand new game that's announced that ends up coming out this
> year.
>> sadly, that first direct was in February...
>
> Yeah, I'm thinking we get a Direct after Fire Emblem drops not before.
>
>

I could see them slipping one in right before launch. Obviously, they wouldn't spend a lot of time on FE, but they have done similarly timed Directs in the past.
mattyg00013
400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
13-Jan(#64)
I have submitted my picks, a lot of great options this year so the picks should be interesting. Thanks for keeping this going, and congrats on the 2022 win.
sefjwm
Triple Gold Good Trader
16-Jan(#65)
Beyond Good and Evil 2 is officially still in development if anyone wanted to add that one last second.
Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
17-Jan(#66)
sefjwm wrote:
> Beyond Good and Evil 2 is officially still in development if anyone wanted to add
> that one last second.

It?s pretty much vaporware at this point. So sad.

Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
17-Jan(#67)
Tomorrow is the last day to submit your entry for 2023. I?ll close signups sometime tomorrow evening and update the OP with all our picks.

I was hoping to have this wrapped up before the reviews for Fire Emblem Engage dropped, but looks like they came in this morning. Didn?t review as well as Three Houses did, but it?s at 82 from 63 reviews which is still very solid!

https://www.metacritic.com/game/switch/fire-emblem...

Shane12m
Triple Gold Good Trader
18-Jan(#68)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Tomorrow is the last day to submit your entry for 2023. I?ll close signups sometime
> tomorrow evening and update the OP with all our picks.
>
> I was hoping to have this wrapped up before the reviews for Fire Emblem Engage dropped,
> but looks like they came in this morning. Didn?t review as well as Three Houses did,
> but it?s at 82 from 63 reviews which is still very solid!
>
>
>

I don?t remember all my picks but want to make a couple changes. I?ll PM you before the deadline
3hitcombo
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9)
18-Jan(#69)

Joined for the first time
“A new challenger approaches”

3hitcombo
GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9)
18-Jan(#70)
Oh crap I just read about Fire Emblem Engage after I entered. I can replace with something else however that’s possible

Shane12m
Triple Gold Good Trader
18-Jan(#71)
3hitcombo wrote:
> Oh crap I just read about Fire Emblem Engage after I entered. I can replace with
> something else however that’s possible
>
>

I’ll allow it (says the one not in charge) lol
Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
18-Jan(#72)
Shane12m wrote:
> 3hitcombo wrote:
>> Oh crap I just read about Fire Emblem Engage after I entered. I can replace with
>> something else however that’s possible
>>
>>
>
> I’ll allow it (says the one not in charge) lol

Lol I'll send you guys PMs with your lists so you can make changes.

Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
18-Jan(#73)
Final call, guys. Today is the last day to submit picks if you'd like to participate this year.

@gypsy @apocram2222 @codester

jbjz
Gold Good Trader
18-Jan(#74)
Think im in, one or 2 of the games I listed might count as remasters. though :(
sefjwm
Triple Gold Good Trader
18-Jan(#75)
A Space for the Unbound getting really good reviews. Who had that one?
Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
18-Jan(#76)
sefjwm wrote:
> A Space for the Unbound getting really good reviews. Who had that one?
>

Yeah, really great early reviews. Only @HybridCRoW had it on his list. I'd never even heard of it.

HybridCRoW
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
18-Jan(#77)
I picked my titles off that wiki link you posted... I did also dbl chk to make sure they were within the rules of the League... at least hopefully... and since I haven't heard anything sounds like I'm good.
Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)
19-Jan(#78)
And we're live! OP has been updated with all our picks! Thanks for joining, everyone. We've got 33 this year (one more than last year) and I think it's going to be a really close race. Please look over the OP when you have a minute to make sure I have all your picks listed correctly.

And like last year, I've added release dates to the OP. If I've missed any please let me know and I can update the list.

@HybridCRoW is our early leader with 2 games on the board. Great start! 18 of us are on the board with Fire Emblem Engage. Next up is Forspoken. I honestly have no idea how it'll review. Probably in the mid 70s, if I had to guess. I hated the demo at first, but I played through it again last night and the combat definitely grew on me. The world is completely barren, though and the dialogue is unbearable so it'll be interesting to see how it does.

sefjwm
Triple Gold Good Trader
* 19-Jan(#79)
Wow, I was mostly joking but nice that someone actually had A Space for the Unbound. It's definitely on my buy list.

Some initial things I saw. Eiyuden Chronicles! super excited for that game and happy someone picked it. Silksong, will be shocked this makes it. If it does it will likely score super high though. Unannounced Mario movie tie-in, lols. Shout out to fellow Sea of Stars fans. Ben definitely has... a list of something and nice Metsfan {insert bold strategy cotton meme here}. Overall seeing a lot more smaller and "off meta" picks. Will be an interesting year.
benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
19-Jan(#80)
sefjwm wrote:
> Ben definitely has... a list of something

Hey someone has to be last place!

That our we will have one of the greatest gaming years in at least a decade.

Topic   OP Updated (3/23/2023) 2023 GameTZ Fantasy Gaming League