The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2015!

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    #4. Undertale - 34 points


    #1: 4 (bard91, SabotageTheTruth, logic_error, naltmank)
    #2: 1 (Sazime)
    #3: 1 (LordBaztion)
    #4: 3 (DeweyDTruman, Inustar, WarpDogsVG)
    #5: 1 (TokyoSlim)


    Release date: September 15 [US/EU]
    Developer: Toby Fox
    Publisher: Toby Fox
    Genre: Role-playing
    Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, OS X



  • Awwwww yesss, there is my GOTY and one of my favorite games of all time.

  • I expected to like Undertale simply based on it's premise and the little I knew of it before starting it, I wasn't expecting it to be absolutely amazing at every turn and that it would make me feel bad for not beating it more than once. I feel like everything in that game works to perfection, and it has every right to stand against any other video game you can throw at it.

  • @bard91 If it makes you feel any better, if you go through the effort of getting the "best" ending, they guilt you into NEVER PLAYING THE GAME EVER AGAIN. Or... at the very least making a copy of your save and keeping it safe forever. The metaverse is strong in this game.

  • @SabotageTheTruth Wait, Undertale was your number 1 that you were so worried wasn't gonna be on the list? Are you mad?! We're not monsters.... Well not completely.

    I super adore Undertale even though I couldn't finish it. Just not good enough at it, but man I really appreciate the idea of the game, the soundtrack, the characters and the aesthetic.

  • @Inustar Undertale gets a lot of hate on the interwebs y'know.

    BUT. Super happy to see it represented so high on the list here. It changed my perception of games while creating some unique characters and a fleshed out world. Toby Fox's soundtrack is absolutely stellar as well.

    Only one game on my list that hasn't shown up yet but that one will for sure. Feels good.

  • That one surprised me, I expected it to show up but I never imagined it would rank that high. Guess I really need to play it someday!

  • 2 for 2! Undertale doesn't appeal to me for several reasons, but there are two things about it I respect:

    The ways it treats the player, dependent upon the player's choices.
    If you play Undertale, then at the VERY LEAST you like it OR you absolutely HATE it.

    I think Rocket League was the out of nowhere success more than any other, but Undertale was more of an indie-darling: Didn't get as much attention, but is at least, if not more, impactful on the industry.

    Good on both of those games!

  • Time for Rainbow Six Seige to beat out MGSV for 3rd. We all know who the top 2 are...

  • Freakin love Undertale, but I almost changed my opinion on it because of the fandom. It actually led to me completely changing the way I interact with/on the internet, which I guess can be seen as a positive in the long run. Managed to come back from the toxic swamp of the internet with an even stronger love for this game, where it now ranks among my favorites of all time.

  • Speaking of Undertale, is there anyone here that hasn't played it yet that wants to?

  • @Sazime Yup and I'd be all over it on Vita next week but I've such a huge backlog and August is a month of several games I'm getting (Hellblade, Matterfall, Uncharted: TLL at least) that it'll be another while yet. I was always kinda waiting for it to come to Vita. Same with Paper's Please.. where the heck is that?

    But I definitely want to play it someday.

  • @tokeeffe9 I'm always surprised I got to it when I did, considering the backlog I have. Somehow, the fan talk of it (from various podcasts, etc) got me hopping on it a lot earlier than I thought I would.

    Which is why I think I am surprised by @SabotageTheTruth 's experience. I guess my interwebs and different. :)

  • @Sazime Oh no, I've definitely seen some dislike for the game too but that just makes it more intriguing to me.

  • @Sazime Yes, at this point I'm waiting for a Switch version.

  • @Sazime Well, here's my story with Undertale. I saw Jim Sterling post a video on it one of the first days it came out. I immediately loved the art style and music, so I purchased it without knowing anything else about it. Finished it the next day, was blown away, completed it again, and then took the internet to watch some Let's Plays. That's where I started noticing the fan base and how they reacted if you don't play exactly the way they want you to. "You ate the pie in an early boss fight?! You're an awful human being and should kill yourself." That could be contributed to YouTube culture in general but there's a very vocal, very annoying section of the Undertale fan base that ruins the game for others, as @naltmank mentioned. Consider yourself lucky!

    Either way, it's years out now and some of that fervor has died off thankfully. With it's release on the PS4/Vita next week, now is the perfect time to hop in. I've got my collector's edition on the way, so I'll probably play it again while I wait for Yakuza Kiwami/Everybody's Golf.

  • @SabotageTheTruth Good for you, getting away from the negativity. It can be hard sometimes. I first heard of it from the Super Best Friends, and they loved it. They were able to talk about it without spoilers, and their individual reactions to it really got me excited to play it.

    Hell, even for games not generally well received, haters can just suck it. It's ok not to like something, but some people are total killjoys.

  • I've heard so much about Undertale that I just have to experience it on PS4 now eventually. (Though maybe not this year still, as the fall's pretty insane.)

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    I still haven't played underrate. Also told myself that if I haven't played any of the top 3 or top 4 games I should give them a try.

    Guess Im playing Undertale this weekend haha

  • As far as the toxic part of the Undertale fandom...

    That incident happened because of someone not liking some fanart someone made for the series, it only happened a few months ago too. So I understand why some people shied away due to toxic parts of the fandom. The irony is that the negative fans' opinions are in such stark contrast to the values of Undertale that it makes me wonder if they played the same game as everyone else.