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2 hours ago, SaysWho? said:

 

@ Octopath: Really?

 

That's one I'd be interested in getting whenever I get a Switch. My first games would be Zelda/Mario (or possibly the core Pokemon RPG if it knocks it out of the park).

It is good sort of. The gameplay itself is fun. I like the art style. 

 

But it’s so repetitive and the plots are boring at best. And you have to grind... if you don’t grind you’re just fucked as you progress. And your characters only level if you are using them. 

 

I could go on. 

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14 hours ago, mikechorney said:

I'm assuming re-releases don't count?

 

Do you mean remasters or do you mean a game that was on, like, PC two years ago and just came to consoles?

 

14 hours ago, Paperclyp said:

It is good sort of. The gameplay itself is fun. I like the art style. 

 

But it’s so repetitive and the plots are boring at best. And you have to grind... if you don’t grind you’re just fucked as you progress. And your characters only level if you are using them. 

 

I could go on. 

 

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1 minute ago, mikechorney said:

:shrug:  Ok then.   Based on that list (and your disallowance of my previous ranking), I'll be including Bayonetta and Diablo 3 on my top 10...

 

Go for it.

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May change 1 or 2 or the order as we go, but here it is:

 

1.) Jurassic World: Evolution
2.) Spider-Man
3.) Red Dead Redemption 2
4.) Forza Horizon 4
5.) Shadow of the Tomb Raider
6.) State of Decay 2
7.) Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn
8.) God of War
9.) Kingdom Come: Deliverance
10.) Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

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1 hour ago, kittykat said:

People ranking State of Decay 2 need their head checked 

 

I've enjoyed it, as have millions of others.

Sorry you don't feel the same way.

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55 minutes ago, ARZ said:

 

I've enjoyed it, as have millions of others.

Sorry you don't feel the same way.

 

It was somewhat enjoyable but definitely not GOTY status

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11 hours ago, kittykat said:

People ranking State of Decay 2 need their head checked 

 

That's not even the hottest take.

 

11 hours ago, ARZ said:

 

7.) Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn
8.) God of War

 

 

 

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20 hours ago, crispy4000 said:

 

That's not even the hottest take.

 

 

 

 

I want impressions of Shaq Fu as I know no one who played it. >_>

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I got it free because I bought playgrounds on switch when it was messed up. It’s an ok best em up I guess, but pretty bland.

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Game Informer: Developer Top 5 Games Of 2018

 

David Adams is game director for Darksiders III at Gunfire Games.

  1. God of War
  2. Monster Hunter: World
  3. Ashen
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  5. Into the Breach

 

Cory Barlog is the director of God of War at SIE Santa Monica Studio.

  1. Spider-Man
  2. Celeste
  3. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
  4. Red Dead Redemption II
  5. Detroit: Become Human


Steve Cotton is the game director for Destiny 2: Forsaken at Bungie.

  1. Destiny 2: Forsaken - I know I’m a little biased here, but the fact is that I completely love playing Forsaken at home and I am still finding things that surprise me about the game. No matter what other games I’m playing, I’m always drawn back into the game to make my character stronger, play Gambit, or go after a new exotic.
  2. Tetris Effect - There’s something very Zen about Tetris to me and the latest version is such a complete experience with much more depth than I was expecting. Not to mention it’s one of the few games that I’m still better at than my kids, so it provides a nice confidence boost. I’ve spent way too many hours fitting blocks together in my life.
  3. Fortnite – Confession: I’m terrible at Fortnite. I don’t play it a ton because it’s pretty overwhelming for me. But I am totally blown away by so many of the things that the game of Battle Royale does so well, and how perfectly Fortnite takes that game and adds building mechanics and a compelling progression model.
  4. Red Dead Redemption II – This game is so well polished and the shear breadth of the playable space is truly awe inspiring. To me, it wins on shear production value and I find myself going back in only to remember the perfectly captured feel of being an outlaw.  Also, the bar scene alone with Lenny was one of the most enjoyable and creative experiences I’ve had in a video game in a long time.
  5. God of War - This was the only game this year that made me want to replay entire sections of the game just to show it to someone else. This happened several times for me. I was uncontrollably grinning the entire time I played the massive fight scene between Kratos and Baldur. And the swing of the axe just felt so good.

Honorable Mention

  • Meteorfall – I’m always looking for good casual games that I can play on the road. I love roguelikes. I also love card games. I was huge fan of Dream Quest and when Meteorfall came out earlier this year it managed to capture a similarly deep roguelike experience with the simplest of mechanics. Swipe left or swipe right. It’s brilliantly designed and captured my attention for awhile.

 

Rod Fergusson is the studio head of The Coalition which is currently working on Gears of War 5.

  1. God of War
  2. Monster Hunter: World
  3. Forza Horizon 4
  4. Red Dead Redemption II
  5. Beat Saber


Ralph Fulton is the creative director at Playground Games, which released Forza Horizon 4 this year.

  1. God of War
  2. Dead Cells
  3. Spider-man
  4. Clash Royale
  5. Sea of Thieves

 

Mike Gamble is producer on Anthem for BioWare.

  1. God of War
  2. Forza Horizon 4
  3. Dead Cells
  4. Valkyria Chronicles 4
  5. Beat Saber


Koji Igarashi is known for his work on the Castlevania series and is currently directing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

  1. Yo-kai Watch World
  2. God of War
  3. Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS
  4. Detroit: Become Human
  5. Identity V


Kazunori Kadoi is the director of the Resident Evil 2 remake for Capcom.

  1. Detroit: Become Human
  2. Astro Bot Rescue Mission
  3. Spider-Man
  4. God of War
  5. Red Dead Redemption II


Kris Piotrowski is creative director for Below and creative director for Capybara Games.

  1. Museum of Symmetry
  2. Gnog
  3. Simmiland
  4. The Haunted Island
  5. The Static


Shelley Preston is a senior designer at Rare.

  1. Dark Souls: Remastered
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  3. God of War
  4. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  5. Shadow of the Tomb Raider


StudioMDHR, the developer behind 2017's Cuphead, offered up its top 5 as collective list from the studio as a whole.

  1. Return of the Obra Dinn
  2. Into the Breach
  3. Celeste
  4. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
  5. Minit


Joseph Staten is the senior creative director for Microsoft Studios.

  1. Return of the Obra Dinn
  2. Forza Horizon 4
  3. Red Dead Redemption II
  4. Frostpunk
  5. Moss


Yuya Tokuda is the director for Monster Hunter: World for Capcom.

  1. Red Dead Redemption II
  2. Fortnite
  3. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  4. Dead by Daylight
  5. Hearthstone

Honorable mention

  • God of War


Yosuke Tomizawa is producer for the Tales series and is also the general producer of the God Eater series for Bandai Namco.

  1. Mega Man 11
  2. Spider-Man
  3. Detroit: Become Human
  4. Crystar
  5. Dragon Ball FighterZ


Ryozo Tsujimoto is the producer of Monster Hunter: World for Capcom.

  1. Spider-Man
  2. God of War
  3. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  4. Dragon Ball FighterZ
  5. Detroit: Become Human


Nathan Vella is the co-founder and president of Capybara Games, which released Below this year.

  1. Donut County
  2. Into The Breach
  3. Celeste
  4. Ashen
  5. Midair


Jonathan Warner is game director on Anthem for BioWare.

  1. God of War
  2. Spider-Man
  3. Dead Cells
  4. Monster Hunter: World
  5. Diablo III: Eternal Collection

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28 minutes ago, SaysWho? said:

I may have overlooked something, but Steve Cotton from Bungie was the only one who put his own game in his list lol

I can admire that type of audacity :lol:

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3 hours ago, skillzdadirecta said:

Cory Barlog didn't put his own game but he did manage to make three out of five of his picks Sony exclusives :thinking:

 

Yeah, but those games showed up in other lists; the PS4 and Sony's output itself was on fire this year. 

 

Maybe if he put Second Son, Counterspy and LittleBigPlanet 3 in his Top 5 in 2014, I'd have asked questions. :p 

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I feel like I may need to edit this as I’m not sure I can remeber everything I’ve played this year. 

 

1. God of War

2. Spider Man

3. Detroit: Become Human

4. Thronebreaker

5. Assassins Creed: Odyssey

6. Jurassic World: Evolution

7. Smash Ultimate

8. Tomb Raider

9. CoD

10. Monster Hunter World

 

where can I put RDR to give it negative points?

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Giant Bomb Staff Picks:

 

Ben Pack

Honorable Mentions

Warhammer: Vermintide 2

The Messenger

Deltarune

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII

Ni No Kuni II

CrossCode

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Top 10

10. BlazBlue CrossTag Battle

9. Marvel's Spider-Man

8. Red Dead Redemption 2

7. Donut Country

6. Celeste

5. Return of the Obra Dinn

4. God of War

3. Dead Cells

2. Tetris Effect

1. Into The Breach

 

Matt Rorie

Books

The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch (note: I've read this book and recommend it)

Ack-Ack Macaque and Embers of War by Gareth L Powell

Command and Control by Eric Schlosser (note: I've read this book too and recommend it)

Martha Wells’ Murderbot series

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty

Redemption’s Blade /Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Games

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Path of Exile

Hollow Knight

Ni No Kuni II

God of War

Destiny 2: Forsaken


Dan Ryckert

Honorable Mentions

Soulcalibur VI

Monster Hunter: World

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII

Mega Man 11

Into the Breach

Top 10

10. Super Smash Brothers Ultimate

9. Marvel's Spider-Man

8. Super Mario Party

7. Rainbow Six: Siege

6. Spyro Reignited Trilogy

5. Astro Bot Rescue Mission

4. Hitman 2

3. Dead Cells

2. Tetris Effect

1. God of War

 

Jan Ochoa

BONUS: Pokémon Showdown

BONUS BONUS: Cytus II

Top 10

10. Pokémon Go

9. Monster Hunter: World

8. Hitman 2

7. Tetris Effect

6. Dead Cells

5. Slay the Spire

4. Marvel’s Spider-Man

3. God of War

2. Into the Breach

2b. NieR:Automata

1. Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu!

 

Vinny Caravella

Top 10

10. Hitman 2

9. Donut County

8. Red Dead Redemption 2

7. EXAPUNKS

6. Mega Man 11

5. Chuchel

4. Dragon Ball FighterZ

3. Return of the Obra Dinn

2. Marvel's Spider-Man

1. God of War

Board Games

Pandemic

Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters

Forbidden Island / Forbidden Desert

Stuffed Fables

Onirim

 

Abby Russell

Favorite Games of 2017 in 2018 - Call of Duty: WWII, Everybody's Golf, Hollow Knight

Top 10

10. Florence

9. Super Mario Party

8. House Flipper

7. Marvel’s Spider-Man

6. Moonlighter

5. Quarantine Circular

4. God of War

3. Moss

2. Return of the Obra Dinn

1. Red Dead Redemption 2

 

Brad Shoemaker

Monster Hunter: World

That Time We Streamed Sea of Thieves for Two Hours

Hitman 2

Dead Cells

Marvel's Spider-Man

Into the Breach

State of Decay 2

Tetris Effect

Destiny 2: Forsake (OF COURSE!)

Red Dead Redemption 2

 

Dave Nillasca (Business Dave)

Giant Bomb's Most Marketable 2018 Moments

10. Jeff saying "Anime's okay. It's the people who like anime that are the problem." @ Anime Expo

9. Abby Killing Patrick in 13 Deadly Sims

8. The Jeff Gerstmann Pro Skater Intro

7. Dan's 35% Shot

6. Dan Learning What Pirates do During Ubisoft's E3 Press Conference

5. Rorie Reciting Poetry to Ben During the Late Shift of GB West’s Extra Life Stream

4. Ghost Cup

3. Alex Completing 24 Straight Hours of Rock Band Drums for Extra Life

2. Vinny Dropping a "Rorie's Monitor" Joke During the Sony E3 Press Conference

1. America's Sweetheart, Matt Kessler

 

Jeff Gerstmann

10. EXAPUNKS

9. Dragon Ball FighterZ

8. Monster Hunter: World

7. Donut County

6. Destiny 2: Forsaken

5. Forza Horizon 4

4. Tetris Effect

3. Hitman 2

2. Dead Cells

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII

 

Jason Oestreicher

10. Earth Defense Force 5

9. Soulcalibur VI

8. God of War

7. Tetris Effect

6. Dragon Ball FighterZ

5. BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

4. Onrush

3. Dead Cells

2. Marvel's Spider-Man

1. Monster Hunter: World

 

Alex Navarro

Old Games Alex Loved in 2018

Burnout Paradise Remastered

American Truck Simulator

Fire Pro Wrestling World

Thumper

Katamari Damacy Reroll

Games That Almost Made the Top 10 List

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

Mega Man 11

Donut County

Return of the Obra Dinn

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Actual Top 10

10. Frostpunk

9. Astro Bot Rescue Mission

8. Hitman 2

7. Marvel's Spider-Man

6. Forza Horizon 4

5. Dead Cells

4. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

3. Cool Tetris (aka Tetris Effect)

2. Red Dead Redemption 2

1. Into the Breach

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Giant Bomb Guest Picks

 

Rami Ismail (Vlambeer)

Best Game: Return of the Obra Dinn

Alternative: Mario Tennis Aces

 

Best AAA Game: God of War

Alternative: Starlink - Battle for Atlas

 

Best AA Game: Dead Cells

Alternative: The Missing: J.J. MacField and the Island of Memories

 

Best Atmosphere: Celeste

Alternative: Red Dead Redemption 2

 

Best Emergent Territory: Beat Saber

Alternative: Gris

 

Best Whimsical: Astro Bot Rescue Mission

Alternative: Yoku’s Island Express 

 

Best Multiplayer: Destiny 2: Forsaken

Alternative: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

 

Best B-Game: You Are Jeff Bezos

Alternative: Earth Defense Force 5 

 

Best Indie: Into The Breach

Alternative: Minit 

 

Best Mobile: Holedown

Alternative: Twinfold 

 

Best …: Nintendo Labo

Alternative: Detroit: Become Human 

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Alex Zandra Van Chestein (Novelist/Game Designer)

10. Of Mice and Sand

9. Atelier Lydie & Suelle

8. Monster Hunter: World

7. Iconoclasts

6. Pokémon Let’s Go

5. Beat Saber

4. Caves of Qud

3. A Link To The Past Randomizer v30

2. Octopath Traveler

1. Deltarune Chapter 1

 

Maffew (undisputed king of compiling pro wrestling blunders)

10. Super Mario Odyssey

9. WWE 2K19

8. Monolith

7. Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience

6. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

5. Inside

4. Cuphead

3. Sonic Mania Plus

2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

1. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

 

Kahlief Adams (co-host of Spawn on Me podcast)

10. Red Dead Redemption II

9. Zarvot

8. Just Shapes and Beats

7. Donut County

6. Destiny 2: Forsaken

5. Assassin's Creed Odyssey

4. Marvel's Spider-Man

3. God of War

2. Dead Cells

1. GRIS

 

Mary Kish (producer at Twitch)

  • The Messenger
  • Okami
  • Into the Breach
  • Astro Bot Rescue Mission
  • Celeste

 

Pat Baer (comedian)

10. Monster Girl Maker

9. Pokémon Go

8. Hitman 2

7. Celeste

6. The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game

5. Into the Breach

4. Return of the Obra Dinn

3. Dragon Ball FighterZ

2. House Flipper

1. Donut County

 

Will Smith (Fresh Prince of FOO VR)

  • Game of the Year: Dead Cells
  • Game of the Year: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Yoku’s Island Express
  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • Tetris Effect
  • Human: Fall Flat
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll
  • Frostpunk
  • Surviving Mars
  • Prey: Mooncrash

 

Games He Loved Playing With His Daughter

  • Minecraft
  • Ultimate Chicken Horse
  • LEGO The Incredibles

 

Games He Put At the Bottom of the Page So He Will Remember to Think About them for 2019’s GOTY Since They Came Out After He Was Supposed to Send This to Alex. Also There Are A Few Games Here That He Just Didn’t Get Around To In Time:

  • Mutant Year Zero
  • Ashen
  • Hades
  • The Technician
  • Below
  • Hitman 2
  • Crossgrams
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • The Messenger

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GB reining in their GOTY deliberations is bittersweet, I liked how unwieldy and contentious things got last year but even for me some of it was a little wack. I am going to miss the "20xx's old game of the year" category. 

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