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



  • 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. :(



  • Overwatch
    Inside
    Stardew Valley
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch
    I Am Setsuna

    well there was no Persona in this list, but I guess that to keep tradition alive I can enact revenge and not let any other JRPGs stand over Trails of Cold Steel, so bye bye I Am Setsuna



  • Overwatch
    Inside
    Stardew Valley
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch

    It gets enough praise as it is. I like it, but I'm just not that into Multiplayer games like I used to be.



  • Inside
    Stardew Valley
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI
    Firewatch

    It's one of the best stories in gaming, but once you have played through it once, it doesn't get have as strong effect as it does the first time.



  • Inside
    Stardew Valley
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2
    Civilization VI

    Compared to the other games on the list, it's the most iterative, least original one. And I have no affinity for the series.



  • Inside
    Stardew Valley
    Hitman
    Titanfall 2

    Just going with the one that least interests me at this point.



  • Inside
    Stardew Valley
    Hitman

    I don't have a great argument for this, other than I havn't played, and some of the stuff I've heard seem to blow stuff out of proportion (but who knows Limbo is fantastic so it might just be true) and that irks me a little



  • Damnit, Inside almost made it! Should have killed Stardew Valley when I had the chance.



  • @Axel I was so hopeful :(



  • @Axel Early bird gets the joy of the kill...



  • Lol, Firewatch isn't one of the 'best stories in gaming' by half. It's just another indie game that's afraid of 3D character models, which shifts the entire premise outside of the place you spend 95% of your time interacting with. Such a severely dumb plot. Watch the first trailer and never buy this game — you'll enjoy it more.



  • I missed this but I'm so glad Stardew Valley made it! You couldn't get two games more disparate in tone.


  • Global Moderator

    interesting final.. would of loved to see Titanfall 2 VS Stardew Valley though! two vastly different games with much going for them



  • And we have our final two and WOW this went by quick! Which game is the real GOTY of last year?

    Stardew Valley
    Hitman

    Click the link to cast your vote and by 10:30 a.m. EST, the vote will be over!

    http://www.strawpoll.me/12978014



  • In a close 7-6 vote, the true 2016 GOTY is...

    Stardew Valley!

    Thanks for your kills, votes, and posts! This by really quick!



  • Hurray! All hail Stardew Valley!