Poll: Escapist Game of the Year

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Full disclosure: I think the newest game I've played is Elite Dangerous. I didn't even know half these games existed. At first I thought it was because I'm a cheap ass who doesn't like paying full price for games, then I realized that it's really because no one is making games I want to play.

Except Divinity: Original Sin 2. I definitely want to play that.

Where's the "Other" option?
Is this for console games only?

Add another vote for Divinity: Original Sin 2 here.

Despite having some flaws, I still think BotW was the best game this year. It's design will have an impact on many future games.

Ezekiel:

Canadamus Prime:
I don't know. I haven't really played anything that was released this year except for Sonic Mania. I refuse to pay $80 (CAN) for a game. Also I'm unemployed.

I'm gonna start working again tomorrow for the first time since July of last year. I was already frugal before, but after worrying about money for so long I'm gonna be even more of a cheapskate. Even though I'm gonna be making way more than I spend on rent and food.

Even when I had a job and could afford it, I still wasn't going to pay $80 (CAN) for a game. Fuck that.

Tayh:
Where's the "Other" option?
Is this for console games only?

Most of the time I come here I think this whole forum is for console games only.

Blood Brain Barrier:

Tayh:
Where's the "Other" option?
Is this for console games only?

Most of the time I come here I think this whole forum is for console games only.

Odd, it always seemed to me that many or even most of us are primarily PC gamers, albeit possibly with console gaming on the side.

It amazes me how many of you guys come into threads like this, on a gaming forum, and say shit like, "This year was shit, nothing at all good came out this year at all." Or, "That list sucks, obviously GOTY is 'Random obscure game 247'".

If you seriously think that 2017 was a shit year for video games, you obviously don't like video games. If your game GOTY isn't on the list, offer it up, otherwise just let people talk about the games they enjoyed this year instead of trying to derail or ruin a thread with pointless troll postings.

CritialGaming:
It amazes me how many of you guys come into threads like this, on a gaming forum, and say shit like, "This year was shit, nothing at all good came out this year at all." Or, "That list sucks, obviously GOTY is 'Random obscure game 247'".

If you seriously think that 2017 was a shit year for video games, you obviously don't like video games. If your game GOTY isn't on the list, offer it up, otherwise just let people talk about the games they enjoyed this year instead of trying to derail or ruin a thread with pointless troll postings.

2017 wasn't a shit year for videogames, just the ones in the OP's list.

Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2 were both much better than Zelda for starters.

pearcinator:
Despite having some flaws, I still think BotW was the best game this year. It's design will have an impact on many future games.

meh. Zelda's world is just a Xenoblade style world. the Xenoblade devs made botw after all.

Yoshi178:

CritialGaming:
It amazes me how many of you guys come into threads like this, on a gaming forum, and say shit like, "This year was shit, nothing at all good came out this year at all." Or, "That list sucks, obviously GOTY is 'Random obscure game 247'".

If you seriously think that 2017 was a shit year for video games, you obviously don't like video games. If your game GOTY isn't on the list, offer it up, otherwise just let people talk about the games they enjoyed this year instead of trying to derail or ruin a thread with pointless troll postings.

2017 wasn't a shit year for videogames, just the ones in the OP's list.

Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2 were both much better than Zelda for starters.

So why not say that in your first post? Instead of "definitely nothing on that terrible list."

You could have offered up your favorite games of the year instead of just bashing the games that the Op liked. You had a chance to offer up some conversation, instead you chose to make a dick comment.

Good for you.

Fuck, this is harder for me to decide than I thought.

BotW is pretty good, and Cuphead was a goddamn delight. The problem is that a lot of those games are games that fall under the category of "games I WANT to play, but haven't because I'm not made of money." Neir and Resident Evil 7 fall under those categories. I bought Horizon on the Black Friday Sale, but I haven't gotten a chance to play it yet. Also people have also brought up Divinity 2 and PUBG, two games I ALSO want to play. Hell, there are games that havne't been mentioned in this thread that I'd also want to mention, like Yakuza 0 (Haven't played), Mario Odyssey (Played) and Halo Wars 2 (Haven't played and probably gonna be the last Halo game to grab my attention baring 343 getting its shit together,) Oh, and I guess Nioh. I mean, It doesn't look bad, but it does kinda scream "Dark Souls clone" and I've already got a good Dark Souls clone, it's called Bloodborne.

But I can't vote for games I haven't played. So I'll have to go for a game that utterly blew my freaking mind as well as a game that brought back comforting memories of how earlier entries in the series helped me get through college when I played them for the first time.

Persona 5.

Though I want to give honorable mentions to Hand of Fate 2 and Endless Space 2 two freaking great under the radar games.

erttheking:
Fuck, this is harder for me to decide than I thought.

BotW is pretty good, and Cuphead was a goddamn delight. The problem is that a lot of those games are games that fall under the category of "games I WANT to play, but haven't because I'm not made of money." Neir and Resident Evil 7 fall under those categories. I bought Horizon on the Black Friday Sale, but I haven't gotten a chance to play it yet. Also people have also brought up Divinity 2 and PUBG, two games I ALSO want to play. But I can't vote for games I haven't played. So I'll have to go for a game that utterly blew my freaking mind as well as a game that brought back comforting memories of how earlier entries in the series helped me get through college when I played them for the first time.

Persona 5.

Though I want to give honorable mentions to Hand of Fate 2 and Endless Space 2 two freaking great under the radar games.

I'm surprised to see how many people are voting for Persona 5 now. I mean the first few threads on this I saw where much more leaning on Horizon. I wonder what caused the shift? More people finishing Persona maybe?

Not that I don't think Persona deserves a GOTY nod, because it absolutely does.

CritialGaming:

erttheking:
Fuck, this is harder for me to decide than I thought.

BotW is pretty good, and Cuphead was a goddamn delight. The problem is that a lot of those games are games that fall under the category of "games I WANT to play, but haven't because I'm not made of money." Neir and Resident Evil 7 fall under those categories. I bought Horizon on the Black Friday Sale, but I haven't gotten a chance to play it yet. Also people have also brought up Divinity 2 and PUBG, two games I ALSO want to play. But I can't vote for games I haven't played. So I'll have to go for a game that utterly blew my freaking mind as well as a game that brought back comforting memories of how earlier entries in the series helped me get through college when I played them for the first time.

Persona 5.

Though I want to give honorable mentions to Hand of Fate 2 and Endless Space 2 two freaking great under the radar games.

I'm surprised to see how many people are voting for Persona 5 now. I mean the first few threads on this I saw where much more leaning on Horizon. I wonder what caused the shift? More people finishing Persona maybe?

Not that I don't think Persona deserves a GOTY nod, because it absolutely does.

Dunno. Like I said, I haven't played Horizon yet. I downloaded it a couple of days ago but I haven't gotten around to playing it yet.

Persona being a franchise might be a factor, it had a pre-existing fanbase to play off of.

Blood Brain Barrier:

Tayh:
Where's the "Other" option?
Is this for console games only?

Most of the time I come here I think this whole forum is for console games only.

Over half of the games on the list are PC games. The only exclusives were Horizon, Zelda, and Persona, and they're all considered some of the best releases of the year.

To whoever voted cuphead, you are hipster trash. The real best game of the year is Bomber Crew

Fox12:

Blood Brain Barrier:

Tayh:
Where's the "Other" option?
Is this for console games only?

Most of the time I come here I think this whole forum is for console games only.

Over half of the games on the list are PC games. The only exclusives were Horizon, Zelda, and Persona, and they're all considered some of the best releases of the year.

Where are the PC exclusives and point and click games, text adventures?

Chimpzy:

Blood Brain Barrier:

Tayh:
Where's the "Other" option?
Is this for console games only?

Most of the time I come here I think this whole forum is for console games only.

Odd, it always seemed to me that many or even most of us are primarily PC gamers, albeit possibly with console gaming on the side.

Well they sure play a lot of twitch/action/fighting games for PC gamers.

Blood Brain Barrier:

Chimpzy:

Blood Brain Barrier:

Most of the time I come here I think this whole forum is for console games only.

Odd, it always seemed to me that many or even most of us are primarily PC gamers, albeit possibly with console gaming on the side.

Well they sure play a lot of twitch/action/fighting games for PC gamers.

I mean.... A Hat in Time looked neat....

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2.

On PC.

Blood Brain Barrier:

Fox12:

Blood Brain Barrier:

Most of the time I come here I think this whole forum is for console games only.

Over half of the games on the list are PC games. The only exclusives were Horizon, Zelda, and Persona, and they're all considered some of the best releases of the year.

Where are the PC exclusives and point and click games, text adventures?

Of course we play those, problem is a shitload of PC exclusives are ending up in early access hell, where they aren't out, so they don't really qualify for game of the year, but then when they do get a final release no one really cares because they've already been playing them for months/years.

And point and click and text adventures are never going to be game of the year, what are you smoking?

Dirty Hipsters:

Blood Brain Barrier:

Fox12:

Over half of the games on the list are PC games. The only exclusives were Horizon, Zelda, and Persona, and they're all considered some of the best releases of the year.

Where are the PC exclusives and point and click games, text adventures?

Of course we play those, problem is a shitload of PC exclusives are ending up in early access hell, where they aren't out, so they don't really qualify for game of the year, but then when they do get a final release no one really cares because they've already been playing them for months/years.

And point and click and text adventures are never going to be game of the year, what are you smoking?

Obviously something better than you are. They are better games than the poorly written action-fests in the poll.

Blood Brain Barrier:

Dirty Hipsters:

Blood Brain Barrier:

Where are the PC exclusives and point and click games, text adventures?

Of course we play those, problem is a shitload of PC exclusives are ending up in early access hell, where they aren't out, so they don't really qualify for game of the year, but then when they do get a final release no one really cares because they've already been playing them for months/years.

And point and click and text adventures are never going to be game of the year, what are you smoking?

Obviously something better than you are. They are better games than the poorly written action-fests in the poll.

You can keep complaining about the poll or you can offer up some suggestions.

Dirty Hipsters:

Blood Brain Barrier:

Dirty Hipsters:

Of course we play those, problem is a shitload of PC exclusives are ending up in early access hell, where they aren't out, so they don't really qualify for game of the year, but then when they do get a final release no one really cares because they've already been playing them for months/years.

And point and click and text adventures are never going to be game of the year, what are you smoking?

Obviously something better than you are. They are better games than the poorly written action-fests in the poll.

You can keep complaining about the poll or you can offer up some suggestions.

Xenoblade 2.
Metroid: Samus Returns
Super Mario Odyssey.
Splatoon 2
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

all of these are better than Zelda.

On the list, Resident Evil 7, I really really like it.

Not on the list, Pre-

B-Cell:
Prey easily.

Its a great game but if combat and enemy design was better. it could have been much better. but still best game released this year.

Oh, sh*t, I agree with B-Cell, my entire reputation is ruined now.

Eh, I mostly agree, I'm treating this as my personal favorites.
Is it the best this year, probably not but it and RE7 are definitely sticking with me more than the others.

Johnny Novgorod:
Vote goes to Persona 5, great game.

it's also a 2016 game.

Yoshi178:

Johnny Novgorod:
Vote goes to Persona 5, great game.

it's also a 2016 game.

At least they played Persona 5, and you can't play a game if it's not translated to a language you understand thus it's a 2017 game for English speakers. Voting Xenoblade 2 as GOTY when you haven't even played it, SMH. And it looks like it has all the flaws I predicted from watching that 15-minute Nintendo Direct video, it's a game that wastes the player's time with collect-a-thon and grinding bullshit along with faux complexity.

Yoshi178:

Johnny Novgorod:
Vote goes to Persona 5, great game.

it's also a 2016 game.

Actually it only released in Japan in 2016. Worldwide release was April 4th 2017 and therefore qualifies as potential GOTY for 2017 in any place that isn't Japan.

Don't be a petty used tissue.

CritialGaming:

Yoshi178:

Johnny Novgorod:
Vote goes to Persona 5, great game.

it's also a 2016 game.

Actually it only released in Japan in 2016. Worldwide release was April 4th 2017 and therefore qualifies as potential GOTY for 2017 in any place that isn't Japan.

Don't be a petty used tissue.

PS4 isn't region locked = You can play it in the West in 2016 = 2016 Game

btw i thought you weren't going to reply to me? that sure lasted long. :3

Phoenixmgs:

Yoshi178:

Johnny Novgorod:
Vote goes to Persona 5, great game.

it's also a 2016 game.

At least they played Persona 5

i'm playing Xenoblade 2 right now and have been for the last 2 days thanks.

Phoenixmgs:
you can't play a game if it's not translated to a language you understand

says who? weebs watch anime and play games in japanese all the time.

Phoenixmgs:
thus it's a 2017 game for English speakers.

it's GOTY not English dubbed GOTY

Phoenixmgs:
Voting Xenoblade 2 as GOTY when you haven't even played it, SMH. And it looks like it has all the flaws I predicted from watching that 15-minute Nintendo Direct video, it's a game that wastes the player's time with collect-a-thon and grinding bullshit along with faux complexity.

good to know you definitely haven't played it, which means you can't say its not GOTY either going by your logic.

Yoshi178:

Phoenixmgs:
you can't play a game if it's not translated to a language you understand

says who? weebs watch anime and play games in japanese all the time.

.

With fucking subtitles, are you seriously making this an argument. The hell is wrong with you?

CritialGaming:

Yoshi178:

Phoenixmgs:
you can't play a game if it's not translated to a language you understand

says who? weebs watch anime and play games in japanese all the time.

.

With fucking subtitles, are you seriously making this an argument. The hell is wrong with you?

it's GOTY not English dubbed GOTY

Yoshi178:

CritialGaming:

Yoshi178:
says who? weebs watch anime and play games in japanese all the time.

.

With fucking subtitles, are you seriously making this an argument. The hell is wrong with you?

it's GOTY not English dubbed GOTY

I... https://media.giphy.com/media/UvwI1X7XkbXq0/200.gif

Did you drink the Kool-Aid?

CritialGaming:

Yoshi178:

CritialGaming:

With fucking subtitles, are you seriously making this an argument. The hell is wrong with you?

it's GOTY not English dubbed GOTY

I...image

Did you drink the Kool-Aid?

they don't sell Kool Aid in Australia soz.

Yoshi178:
i'm playing Xenoblade 2 right now and have been for the last 2 days thanks.

Not when you declared it your GOTY...

Yoshi178:

Phoenixmgs:
Voting Xenoblade 2 as GOTY when you haven't even played it, SMH. And it looks like it has all the flaws I predicted from watching that 15-minute Nintendo Direct video, it's a game that wastes the player's time with collect-a-thon and grinding bullshit along with faux complexity.

good to know you definitely haven't played it, which means you can't say its not GOTY either going by your logic.

I've seen enough gameplay to know it's not a game I would ever play along with have pretty weak characters and story. That 20 minute Kotaku video really did a number on it. I rarely play RPGs nowadays unless I know they aren't going to waste my time. Xenoblade 2 is filled with mechanics that are merely there just to waste the player's time. If a game doesn't respect my time, then I don't respect it.

CritialGaming:

Yoshi178:
it's GOTY not English dubbed GOTY

Did you drink the Kool-Aid?

Sadly not...

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