The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2015!



  • While I do try to make my own game, I was never good with level editors in games and game makers, maybe it's the fact that it limits me to some extend, like Mario Maker obviously limits you to make Mario levels, I though want full control, create my own characters and everything. So yeah, these things are not for me.



  • I don't remember SOMA very well beyond it being a first person survival horror title. As such I passed on it, so I must abstain for giving any thoughts about it. However, only two people voting for it is a little telling.



  • Soma's been on my wishlist for a long time now.. one of these days I'll grab it!



  • Mario Maker isn't really for me. I'd never make anything good or worthwhile in it, so I never bothered to pick it up, nice to see it here though. SOMA on the other hand I really enjoyed.



  • Ori and the Blind Forest

    #17. Ori and the Blind Forest - 7 points

    Votes

    #1: 1 (Brannox)
    #2: 0
    #3: 0
    #4: 1 (michemagius)
    #5: 0

    Information

    Release date: March 11 [US/EU]
    Developer: Moon Studios
    Publisher: Microsoft Studios
    Genre: Platform-adventure, Metroidvania
    Platform(s): Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

    Links

    Trailer
    Wikipedia
    GT Review



  • I didn't buy Ori until the physical edition was finally released last year. It was an ok, but not very memorable game.


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    I feel like I need to play Ori! I got it recommended by my house mate and another friend. bought it on steam when it was on sale, just havent gotten around to actually play it yet, but I kinda have to now I think



  • I didn't beat Ori, but I've got to say I found it dissapointing.

    All of the appeal it had quickly diminished after a few hours and even the presentation lost its luster, to the point where I just didn't care anymoe.



  • Ori would have been my number 6. It's gorgeous game, and highly recommend it to pretty much everyone, even though I know not everyone will appreciate it fully.



  • As I posted earlier, I only played seven games that came out in 2015 (one of which I didn't get to until late last year) and Ori was the clear winner for me. I was captivated when I first saw the trailer during the Xbox conference at E3 2014, showcasing what turns out to be the beginning of the game.

    Artistically speaking, not realistically and not stylistically, this is the most beautiful game I've ever played. The forest had such lush and spectacular environments and the story was sorrowful (Though it DID lose some of that impact a little at the end). My one big criticism for the game is while the game is challenging throughout, the difficulty spike for the end sequence seemed like an unnatural jump by just a little bit.

    Ori and the Will of the Wisps was my biggest announcement from this past E3 (Which is saying something considering the likes of A Way Out, Anthem, Metro Exodus, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Beyond Good and Evil 2, and Horizon: Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds), so I'm excited to eventually go through this game again.

    If you like Metroidvanias or you're a fan of the watercolor painting come to life artwork, I cannot recommend this game enough. Shoutout to @michemagius for also liking Ori to make their list!



  • @Brannox Ori must not be that great though, as only two people voting for it is a little telling. :P BAM! I was waiting to release that nugget back into the wild.

    I honestly would love to give Ori a go but console exclusivity has pretty much ensured I'll never play it unless an Xbox One just mysteriously shows up at my house.



  • @SabotageTheTruth The Ori and the blind forest is on Steam, GOG and possibly even in more places as well as on Xbox One. And I'm fairly sure the sequel will be on Steam and GOG as well, maybe not as soon as it's on Xbox, but eventually.



  • @jipostus Sweet, I honestly hadn't even thought of checking Steam. I'll play you yet, Ori!



  • I once imported the US version when it was on sale on Play-Asia, since we didn't got a retail release in europe for this one (thanks MS), but tbh havn't gotten around really playing it yet.
    How long is it approximately?



  • @Jigoku-no-Musou It takes about 8 - 12 hours to play through.



  • Just put Ori on my wishlist as well.. I'm hoping to get to it soon



  • Tales of Zestiria

    #16. Tales of Zestiria - 8 points

    Votes

    #1: 1 (Jigoku no Musou)
    #2: 0
    #3: 0
    #4: 1 (parasitepaladin)
    #5: 1 (Tragosaurus)

    Information

    Release date: October 16 [EU], October 20 [US]
    Developer: Bandai Namco Studios, tri-Crescendo
    Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
    Genre: Role-playing
    Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows

    Links

    Trailer
    Wikipedia
    GT Review



  • Zestiria was actually a really fun Tales game, I don't really know why it gets put down to be honest. I didn't put a lot of time into it, but I did finish it. Reminds me that I need to get back to Berseria.



  • Tales is a franchise I have no interest in, but a good friend of mine is really into it so when I have questions, I go to him. Outside of that, it doesn't surprise me that it placed.



  • I usually like every Tales of, I even liked Symphonia 2, this though was the 1st I played that has japanese voices, which adds extra awesomness for a weeb like me.
    On the other hand, 2015 imo wasn't a great year, my GotY was an easy choice really, nothing compared to this year.