Kill Your Babies!: The 30 Worthy Games of 2017



  • You've picked them, now time to axe them! You know it, you love it, time once again for Kill Your Babies!

    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 it, you strike out of revenge, you feel that there are other important titles 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. Italicize or bold it to help it stand out if you feel it necessary.

    Rule #3: You may kill another game 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!!!

    Yakuza 0
    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonored. 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
    Nier: Automata
    Fortnite Battle Royal
    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Night in the Woods
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus



  • Yakuza 0
    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonored. 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
    Nier: Automata
    Fortnite Battle Royal
    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Night in the Woods
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    The one game I quit playing this year. Repetitive, kind of obtuse. I dunno, I did not enjoy the time I put into this game. I still own it and may go back to it sometime, but I got burned out in 3 hours by what's apparently an 8 hour game. That's pretty impressive.



  • Yakuza 0
    Gravity Rush 2
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonored. 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
    Nier: Automata
    Fortnite Battle Royal
    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Fantastic game but not better than the rest of this list

    @TokyoSlim AAAAARGH!



  • @logic__error Sorry. I know lots of people seem to like it. I just got 2 hours in and thought I was like 10 hours in because of all the repetition. I put another hour in, and just couldn't take it anymore.



  • Seeing your dark horse get knocked off a KYB list right near the start is a burn, but it's like a good burn. At least you don't gotta sit in anticipation hoping it survives I guess.

    Yakuza 0
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonored. 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
    Nier: Automata
    Fortnite Battle Royal
    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Only time AC has really caught my eye and kept my interest was Black Flag. This might be one of the good ones, but either way this year is full of so many good games you gotta start culling somewhere.



  • Yakuza 0
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonored. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
    Danganronpa 3
    Sonic Mania
    Pyre
    Metroid: Samus Returns
    Injustice 2
    Etrian Odyssey V
    Hollow Knight
    Nier: Automata
    Fortnite Battle Royal
    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Nothing against it but it's only this year's version of an annualized series, compared to all the original games on the list.



  • Yakuza 0
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Prey
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonored. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    Danganronpa 3
    Sonic Mania
    Pyre
    Metroid: Samus Returns
    Injustice 2
    Etrian Odyssey V
    Hollow Knight
    Nier: Automata
    Fortnite Battle Royal
    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    They destroyed the original narrative and mythology and just used the brand. Lazy. No Tommy Tawodi? I can't get behind that.



  • Yakuza 0
    River City Ransom: Underground
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonored. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    Danganronpa 3
    Sonic Mania
    Pyre
    Metroid: Samus Returns
    Injustice 2
    Etrian Odyssey V
    Hollow Knight
    Nier: Automata
    Fortnite Battle Royal
    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    It's starting to be the time to let 3DS games go to sleep. Also just not my genre out of all these.



  • Yakuza 0
    River City Ransom: Underground
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonored. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    Danganronpa 3
    Sonic Mania
    Pyre
    Metroid: Samus Returns
    Injustice 2
    Etrian Odyssey V
    Hollow Knight
    Nier: Automata
    Fortnite Battle Royal
    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Some people may take this as a deliberate targeting of what's popular, but it was truly the worst game I personally played this year.



  • Yakuza 0
    River City Ransom: Underground
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    Dishonored. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    Danganronpa 3
    Sonic Mania
    Pyre
    Metroid: Samus Returns
    Injustice 2
    Hollow Knight
    Nier: Automata
    Fortnite Battle Royal
    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    I don't really like South Park enough to play through the whole game. Admittedly I didn't. I played quite a bit of Stick of Truth, and from what I saw, the jokes are all kind of the same. The battle system seems more interesting, but on the whole, I think the South Park formula is something I'm just kind of over.



  • Yakuza 0
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Dishonored. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    Danganronpa 3
    Sonic Mania
    Pyre
    Metroid: Samus Returns
    Injustice 2
    Hollow Knight
    Nier: Automata
    Fortnite Battle Royal
    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Having seen a few hours it really seems like the collection of everythibg I hate about JRPGs


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    Yakuza 0
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Dishonored. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Danganronpa 3
    Sonic Mania
    Pyre
    Metroid: Samus Returns
    Injustice 2
    Hollow Knight
    Nier: Automata
    Fortnite Battle Royal
    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    I dont know if its just me, but it feels like Sonic kind has lost is charm and now just feels old and tired



  • Yakuza 0
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Dishonored. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Danganronpa 3
    Pyre
    Metroid: Samus Returns
    Injustice 2
    Hollow Knight
    Nier: Automata
    Fortnite Battle Royal
    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    I keep reading this list back and forth, and there are maybe three games I'm not interested in. Sadly for Ys, it's one of those. Could be an OK adventure, but I've seen those characters a hundred times before, and the art style could be more ambitious.



  • Yakuza 0
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Dishonored. Death of the Outsider
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Danganronpa 3
    Pyre
    Metroid: Samus Returns
    Injustice 2
    Hollow Knight
    Nier: Automata
    Fortnite Battle Royal
    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    My second to least favourite game of the year, and the second of only two that I can honestly say I didn't enjoy. It hosts you're typical open world chores and to add insult to injury has one of the most unappealing protagonists of 2017 just after Senua. The more I play, the more ' bySJW' everything feels influenced, and it's just dang boring to boot.



  • @Sheria What about the game was SJW influenced?

    Yakuza 0
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Dishonored. Death of the Outsider
    Persona 5
    Splatoon 2
    Danganronpa 3
    Pyre
    Metroid: Samus Returns
    Injustice 2
    Hollow Knight
    Nier: Automata
    Fortnite Battle Royal
    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Soundtrack isn't as good as 3's.



  • Yakuza 0
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Dishonored. Death of the Outsider
    Splatoon 2
    Danganronpa 3
    Pyre
    Metroid: Samus Returns
    Injustice 2
    Hollow Knight
    Nier: Automata
    Fortnite Battle Royal
    Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    You aint getting away from me Uncharted



  • Yakuza 0
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Dishonored. Death of the Outsider
    Splatoon 2
    Danganronpa 3
    Pyre
    Metroid: Samus Returns
    Injustice 2
    Hollow Knight
    Nier: Automata
    Fortnite Battle Royal
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    FTPPUBGOMGWTFBBQ



  • Yakuza 0
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Dishonored. Death of the Outsider
    Splatoon 2
    Danganronpa 3
    Pyre
    Metroid: Samus Returns
    Injustice 2
    Hollow Knight
    Nier: Automata
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Metroid? On 3DS? Double nah from me.



  • Yakuza 0
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Dishonored. Death of the Outsider
    Splatoon 2
    Danganronpa 3
    Pyre
    Injustice 2
    Hollow Knight
    Nier: Automata
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    The way modern top-down perspectives games are created places a limit on how good they can be, especially if it's an RPG. I haven't played Hellblade yet, but that's an example of how to make an affecting narrative game on and independent budget. Hell, you don't even have to have facial animation a fifth as good as Hellblade, you just have to let us see it at all.

    I also hate being glued to the ground in a 2D game, and almost every top-down game does that. Nier is an example of a game that uses alternate camera angles without being leashed to them due to a lesser budget and/or capability.



  • Yakuza 0
    River City Ransom: Underground
    Dishonored. Death of the Outsider
    Splatoon 2
    Danganronpa 3
    Pyre
    Injustice 2
    Hollow Knight
    Nier: Automata
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Nioh
    Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Too many juggernauts on the list to let this game win.