Kill Your Babies! (Exhibition): Rehash the EZA Community 2016 GOTYs!



  • In the midst of KYB Exhibitions now is the time to revisit GOTY talk from last year. That's right: the EZA Community Top 25 games of 2016 is now up for your scrutiny of killing!

    As always, just in case there are new players, here are the rules:

    Rule #1: When you make a kill, give your reason why you are killing. Just taking it out isn't all that inspiring. Whether you truly dislike the game, you strike out of revenge, you feel that there are other important entries that should have made it, or you have legitimate critiques, explaining your kill is necessary to validate its death. Yes, even to those of you who kill because they're good (Because that makes sense =-D)

    Rule #2: Please keep the updated list for the benefit of other players. Cross through your kill to identify what's been chosen.

    Rule #3: You may kill another entry after only four other people have made a kill OR if 12 hours have passed from the last overall kill (not necessarily your own). This should be plenty of time for others to get involved.

    Rule #4: If you fail to give a reason, make a 2nd kill without allowing the time to pass/proper amount of players a turn, or if there is an unforeseen issue up for potential review, your kill may not be recognized. This rule is subjective to the situation and hopefully will not be implemented.

    Rule #5: Per normal, we will have a straw poll for the final two. Please vote for the one you want to win, not lose.

    Let me know if you have any questions. Your kills are your own, so be ruthless, uncompromising, and most importantly:

    HAVE FUN!!!

    (The order is listed from 1-25)

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
    Dark Souls III
    Final Fantasy XV
    Overwatch
    DOOM
    Ratchet & Clank
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    The Last Guardian
    Pokemon Sun and Moon
    The Witness
    Inside
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
    Stardew Valley
    Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
    Street Fighter V
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    XCOM 2
    Let It Die
    World of Final Fantasy
    I Am Setsuna



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    Home Gaming Discussion Kill Your Babies! (Exhibition): Rehash the EZA Community 2016 GOTYs!
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    In the midst of KYB Exhibitions now is the time to revisit GOTY talk from last year. That's right: the EZA Community Top 25 games of 2016 is now up for your scrutiny of killing!

    As always, just in case there are new players, here are the rules:

    Rule #1: When you make a kill, give your reason why you are killing. Just taking it out isn't all that inspiring. Whether you truly dislike the game, you strike out of revenge, you feel that there are other important entries that should have made it, or you have legitimate critiques, explaining your kill is necessary to validate its death. Yes, even to those of you who kill because they're good (Because that makes sense =-D)

    Rule #2: Please keep the updated list for the benefit of other players. Cross through your kill to identify what's been chosen.

    Rule #3: You may kill another entry after only four other people have made a kill OR if 12 hours have passed from the last overall kill (not necessarily your own). This should be plenty of time for others to get involved.

    Rule #4: If you fail to give a reason, make a 2nd kill without allowing the time to pass/proper amount of players a turn, or if there is an unforeseen issue up for potential review, your kill may not be recognized. This rule is subjective to the situation and hopefully will not be implemented.

    Rule #5: Per normal, we will have a straw poll for the final two. Please vote for the one you want to win, not lose.

    Let me know if you have any questions. Your kills are your own, so be ruthless, uncompromising, and most importantly:

    HAVE FUN!!!

    (The order is listed from 1-25)

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
    Dark Souls III
    Final Fantasy XV
    Overwatch
    DOOM
    Ratchet & Clank
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    The Last Guardian
    Pokemon Sun and Moon
    The Witness
    Inside
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
    Stardew Valley
    Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
    Street Fighter V
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    XCOM 2
    Let It Die
    World of Final Fantasy
    I Am Setsuna

    FFXV probably doesn't deserve all the crap it gets, but it deserves some of it. I haven't finished it yet. That and Horizon and TW3 are on my backlog to finally get around to beating. But yeah, it's not a goty.



  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
    Dark Souls III
    Overwatch
    DOOM
    Ratchet & Clank
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    The Last Guardian
    Pokemon Sun and Moon
    The Witness
    Inside
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
    Stardew Valley
    Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
    Street Fighter V
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    XCOM 2
    Let It Die
    World of Final Fantasy
    I Am Setsuna

    It's a remake of a great game, I don't feel like awarding GOTY to remake.



  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
    Dark Souls III
    Overwatch
    DOOM
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    The Last Guardian
    Pokemon Sun and Moon
    The Witness
    Inside
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
    Stardew Valley
    Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
    Street Fighter V
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    XCOM 2
    Let It Die
    World of Final Fantasy
    I Am Setsuna

    Mercy killing UC4 in my tender and loving arms. There's no way it would have made it to the end, so I'll put it to sleep this way. Shhh. Shhhshhshhh. Sleep now my love. Sleep. I'll watch over you. Always.



  • Dark Souls III
    Overwatch
    DOOM
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    The Last Guardian
    Pokemon Sun and Moon
    The Witness
    Inside
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
    Stardew Valley
    Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
    Street Fighter V
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    XCOM 2
    Let It Die
    World of Final Fantasy
    I Am Setsuna

    One of the worst games I've played this generation. I'll never understand the thinking of it winning anyone's GOTY.



  • Dark Souls III
    Overwatch
    DOOM
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    Pokemon Sun and Moon
    The Witness
    Inside
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
    Stardew Valley
    Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
    Street Fighter V
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    XCOM 2
    Let It Die
    World of Final Fantasy
    I Am Setsuna

    There are good RPGs here that don't rely solely on nostalgia, so off you go



  • Dark Souls III
    Overwatch
    DOOM
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    The Witness
    Inside
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
    Stardew Valley
    Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
    Street Fighter V
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    XCOM 2
    Let It Die
    World of Final Fantasy
    I Am Setsuna

    Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me
    I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed
    She was looking kind of dumb with her finger and her thumb
    In the shape of an "L" on her fore-head

    The gaming zeitgeist feels like that because of this one series. Buh-bye self-serious Souls.



  • Overwatch
    DOOM
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    The Witness
    Inside
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
    Stardew Valley
    Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
    Street Fighter V
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    XCOM 2
    Let It Die
    World of Final Fantasy
    I Am Setsuna

    That game's localization is a tire fire.



  • Overwatch
    DOOM
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    The Witness
    Inside
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
    Stardew Valley
    Street Fighter V
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    XCOM 2
    Let It Die
    World of Final Fantasy
    I Am Setsuna

    This had been running around in Japan for two years already, it really can't be the winner for 2016.



  • Overwatch
    DOOM
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    The Witness
    Inside
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
    Stardew Valley
    Street Fighter V
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    XCOM 2
    Let It Die
    World of Final Fantasy
    I Am Setsuna

    Waaaay too many problems at launch. Left a bad taste in my mouth.



  • Overwatch
    DOOM
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    The Witness
    Inside
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
    Stardew Valley
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    XCOM 2
    Let It Die
    World of Final Fantasy
    I Am Setsuna

    It's a great game and all, but the stupid "augment your pre-order" crap and scetchy last minute b-shit microtransactions etc. combined with the cliffhanger ending that just begs for a sequel we might never get makes this a easy kill in the end.



  • Overwatch
    DOOM
    The Witness
    Inside
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
    Stardew Valley
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    XCOM 2
    Let It Die
    World of Final Fantasy
    I Am Setsuna

    Like the title says...



  • Trails of Cold Steel was killed by @Sentinel-Beach but it was still left on the list so I removed it on mine. Should be up to date now.

    Overwatch
    DOOM
    The Witness
    Inside
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
    Stardew Valley
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    XCOM 2
    World of Final Fantasy
    I Am Setsuna

    Decent but since we're talking GOTY 2016 it's not my first choice.



  • @logic__error Correction! @Sentinel-Beach killed Trails of Cold Steel II, not the first game.

    Overwatch
    DOOM
    The Witness
    Inside
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
    Stardew Valley
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    World of Final Fantasy
    I Am Setsuna

    You guys thought this thread was about killing games from top to bottom or something? Well I see where this is going, and I'm not going to let your precious DOOM win, after you barbarians killed all the great games.



  • Overwatch
    The Witness
    Inside
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
    Stardew Valley
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    World of Final Fantasy
    I Am Setsuna

    I'll kill it because I feel like it disappearing and then coming back is toying with my emotions.



  • Overwatch
    The Witness
    Inside
    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
    Stardew Valley
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    World of Final Fantasy
    I Am Setsuna

    I'm sorry Bosman, but this game is not GOTY.



  • @Axel Welp, I botched it.



  • @logic__error Don't worry, I cleaned it up for ya.



  • Overwatch
    The Witness
    Inside
    Stardew Valley
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    World of Final Fantasy
    I Am Setsuna

    It.
    Is.
    Garbage~~!~~!<3~<3!!

    The Witness isn't a puzzle game, The Witness is a $40 iPhone game set in a world that has no effect (Yes, I've found the twist you insufferable lot who would seek to 'but, actually' me!). Zelda is a puzzle game, or rather it was before they made an open world spinoff that secrets all of the careful level design away to Super Mario Sunshine challenge levels that really are all but completely divorced from the focal areas of the game. But the puzzle Zelda games — and I'm also not talking about A Link Between Worlds or whatever Pokemon Gym 2D trash you're thinking of — had beautiful, contextual puzzles that played off of the player's expectation of physics. Using the iron boots to sink down into the water and cling to magnetic surfaces and exploring 3D environments with a gradually expanding collection of items like the double clawshots.

    tl;dr: Crawling through gaps and weighing down floor switches in Zelda will always be more engaging than, glorified block escape puzzles set in a 3D facade. Even if Nintendo decides to keep messing up the item progression in the new games and making the puzzles painfully easy for no reason.



  • @TokyoSlim Thanks man!

    Overwatch
    Inside
    Stardew Valley
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    World of Final Fantasy
    I Am Setsuna

    It's cute and the combat stacking is interesting but ultimately it was pretty forgettable. :(