The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2016!


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    Oh only 19? =( For me this is easily GOTY, but then again I havent played Uncharted 4 yet.

    Titanfall 2 were really unlucky how it got released between battlefield and Call of Duty, its like the ultimate FUBAR. I feel like TF2 deserves my GOTY as it is one of the most SOLID shooters I have played. Sure the main character are the most generic white man in the history of games, but the paceing and the relationship with BT 7274 are really awesome. I really recommend playing through the story, dont go for collectibles or such, just follow along and try out the magnificent level design! Each and every level gives a new way of playing which kept me entertained. The only complain are that the story were too short, they could have added another couple off hours even though that might of messed up the balance of the game.

    Then we have the multiplayer! oh this beautiful thing! I normally dont play much multiplayer, especially not FPS game as I am a RPG nerd deep down. But this multiplayer are so well balanced, good maps and I know that I am repeating myself, but just solid! I still play this many evenings each week and enjoy each game as much as the next (might also be because it is a MP Im finally decent at). There are a special feeling of parkour around the levels, shooting enemys, sneaking up behind someone and break their neck as my titan falls down ontop of an enemy titan which explodes in this beautiful cloud of metal and dust. Jumping into my titan to then wreck havock over the map are pure love! Who hasnt always wanted their own mech?

    As you can tell I really love this game and I urge everyone that hasnt played it to at least give it a shot. It is one of those games that you can go on about forever, but that you ACTUALLY have to play to understand how solid it actually is.



  • I had a blast playing the beta for Titanfall 2 when that was a thing and probably would have picked it up if it weren't for the horrible release date. I only have the attention and time for a single multiplayer game at a time, and that almost exclusively relies on what my friends are playing. We all got Battlefield 1 and there was just no time for Titanfall. It is a real shame that it was released when it was.



  • I loved the campaign of Titanfall 2, for someone like me who's not a FPS fan, it was such a fun time. Controlling the human character feels so smooth, the wall-running never gets old. And the titan gameplay is pretty deep, I was only beginning to scratch the surface by the end of the campaign.

    But not good enough to make my top 5!



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  • A really great game that I would like to see higher, but it just shows that so many great games came out in 2016.



  • The first game from my list to appear, I'll keep this post truncated because A.) I feel what's been said and B.) I'm repeating myself from the most recent Community Comments:

    While fun, the campaign felt purely average. The characters, except for BT and MAYBE one antagonist were bland, and the length was meh. The time mechanic was awesome, and I wish it was further utilized. Excellent level design and great final mission.

    Multiplayer is mulitplayer. Not necessarily bad, as it is tightly designed, just not my cup of tea.



  • Hitman

    #18. Hitman - 12 points

    Votes

    #1: 1 (TokyoSlim)
    #2: 1 (ACardAttack)
    #3: 1 (TheHashtag0nist)
    #4: 0
    #5: 0

    Information

    Release date: March 11 [US/EU]
    Developer: IO Interactive
    Publisher: Square Enix
    Genre: Action-adventure, Stealth
    Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

    Links

    Trailer
    Wikipedia



  • Hey, it's my GOTY!



  • I regret not jumping on board with Hitman, I've heard so much good about it. Plus I know myself and that I enjoyed the previous games, so yeah, stupid me. Now there's the disc version that was just released this week, so I'll be sure to pick it up.



  • I left Hitman out of my picks because at the time I had only played the first episode. I'm currently assassinating my way through the rest of them and it truly is an amazing game.

    The multitude of paths and approaches to missions. The sheer variety of ways you can kill your target. The darkly comic sense of humour that permeates throughout the whole game. It is all perfectly crafted.

    Then there are all the additional modes that add an arcade like feeling to the game. I know if I have 20mins or so free I can do a quick contract. Then if I have more time and there is one available I can try to take down an Elusive Target or a set of Escalation Missions which strike a perfect balance between risk and reward.

    Io's episodic plan was worrying in the run up to initial launch but with such a good final product it has set a really high bar for any future episodic games.



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  • Despite the many positives for Hitman, I'm a little turned off by it. The group stream the Allies had didn't really sell me on the game (even though they were intentionally playing in a way that wasn't "serious."). However, I recognize that it has overcome pre-launch skepticism and deserves a mention for GOTY talk.



  • @Musou-Tensei You don't need to make a comment about things you haven't played and don't care about. It adds nothing to the conversation. All you're doing is making people scroll more.



  • @Sentinel-Beach I picked it up like 2 months ago on sale. It's not too late!

    My very first game on the list is my #1 game. I think half my list is pretty much of the board now.



  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

    #16. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - 13 points

    Votes

    #1: 1 (bard91)
    #2: 2 (Musou Tensei, FutureCorpse)
    #3: 0
    #4: 0
    #5: 0

    Information

    Release date: January 29 [EU]
    Developer: Nihon Falcom
    Publisher: NIS America, XSEED Games
    Genre: Role-playing
    Platform(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita

    Links

    Trailer
    Wikipedia


    Street Fighter V

    #16. Street Fighter V - 13 points

    Votes

    #1: 1 (Kaminski)
    #2: 2 (DMCMaster, Tearju Engi)
    #3: 0
    #4: 0
    #5: 0

    Information

    Release date: February 16 [US/EU]
    Developer: Capcom
    Publisher: Capcom
    Genre: Fighting
    Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

    Links

    Trailer
    Wikipedia



  • A perfect tie between The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel and Street Fighter V, they got the exact same votes. Therefore they are both #16.



  • If I would have played Trails of Cold Steel earlier, it would have made my list, therefore boosting it higher but... ah well! Still good to see it on the list. I'd also like to see a Cold Steel x Street Fighter crossover game.



  • And here I am not knowing anything about Trails of Cold Steel. Wow.



  • Street fighter seems a bit high on considering everything negative that was said when it released. I know nothing about Trails, so good job to both.



  • @Nillend
    You do know you can pick up a retail copy of SF5 for like $20, swear every other week I see it drop that low on Amazon and Gamestop.