Selective Creation: YOUR picks for 30 of 2017's best



  • Why hello there Allies! It's been awhile since one of these hasn't it? It's that time of year GOTY discussions are in full effect and I thought, for one time only (for now...) we bring back one round of what was a lot of fun

    Time for Selective Creation! For those new to the forums or those who need a quick refresher, Selective Creation is the opposite of Kill Your Babies! Here, we give a predetermined number of games for a particular category. If you don't know what Kill Your Babies! is, well... stick around ;-)

    With that said, a refresher on this works:

    Here's the breakdown: You've been given the power to green-light 30 games, but here's the catch: these 30 games will be the ONLY games to be remembered from this unbelievable year in gaming. What should be the games that make the cut? By giving 30 select titles, you are essentially playing an inverse of Kill Your Babies.

    You can only give one title until four people have added after you OR 12 hours have passed since the last overall addition, NOT NECESSARILY YOURS, so think really hard about which game should be on the list. It could be your favorite game, or if your favorite is already present, then you can add another you hold dear. Or if you haven't had an interest in this year (or want to give some bad games), get to trolling if it makes you happy.

    There typically has been a franchise cap, but since we're only doing THIS year, I don't think there has been ANY game have multiple, different entries.

    Once you have given a game, please keep a running list going for the benefit of the next person that would like to play. Because I'm pitching the game, I will refrain from adding to the list unless absolutely necessary because it would be unfair for me to skew the list in my favor.

    And so Allies, what are the definitive 30 games that define 2017?

    Have fun!



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    Gravity Rush 2

    Just because I have faith that either someone else will put my GOTY or there will still be room for me to add it tomorrow, but there's no way I'm letting this game slide. It's already gone under the radar and almost been forgotten, which is a shame considering just how damn good it is. Straight upgrade from the already great original.



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    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground

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    This is by far one of the most faithful adaptations of anything I've seen that balances new with old. It deserves every bit of praise it gets. *barf*



  • Yakuza 0
    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey

    Such a surprise for me this year. A must play.



  • Yakuza 0
    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole

    The funniest game I can remember.



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    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonoured. Death of the Outsider- Think this ones going to get overlooked. Absolutely loved every minute of this. Arkane is one of my favourite studios. Unfortunately their games are not selling to well (not enough loot boxes)


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    Have anyone even played 30 games this year? :O

    Yakuza 0
    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonoured. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn



  • Yakuza 0
    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonoured. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5



  • Yakuza 0
    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonoured. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2



  • Yakuza 0
    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonoured. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2



  • Yakuza 0
    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonoured. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2018



  • Yakuza 0
    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonoured. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
    Assassin's Creed Origins

    Egypt! I think this is my new favourite in the series.



  • Yakuza 0
    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonoured. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
    Assassin's Creed Origins
    Danganronpa 3

    Not done with it, but I'm certainly liking it.



  • Yakuza 0
    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonoured. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
    Assassin's Creed Origins
    Danganronpa 3
    Sonic Mania

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  • Yakuza 0
    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonoured. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
    Assassin's Creed Origins
    Danganronpa 3
    Sonic Mania
    Pyre



  • Yakuza 0
    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonoured. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
    Assassin's Creed Origins
    Danganronpa 3
    Sonic Mania
    Pyre
    Metroid: Samus Returns

    2017 will hopefully be remembered as the year Metroid returned -- twice! (if you count the E3 annoucements) This is why I think the game deserves a spot.



  • Yakuza 0
    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonoured. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
    Assassin's Creed Origins
    Danganronpa 3
    Sonic Mania
    Pyre
    Metroid: Samus Returns
    Injustice 2

    One of the biggest surprises of the year. A success.



  • Yakuza 0
    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonoured. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
    Assassin's Creed Origins
    Danganronpa 3
    Sonic Mania
    Pyre
    Metroid: Samus Returns
    Injustice 2
    Etrian Odyssey V

    Far from a GOTY but I'm enjoying it a ton.



  • Yakuza 0
    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonoured. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
    Assassin's Creed Origins
    Danganronpa 3
    Sonic Mania
    Pyre
    Metroid: Samus Returns
    Injustice 2
    Etrian Odyssey V
    Hollow Knight

    A lovely game that I'm having a lot of fun with. It definitely deserves some recognition!