The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2017!



  • I loved both Mario and Neir, such fantastic games, though not my favourites in either franchise. It brings be back to 2010 where I remember compiling my top ten and having the original Neir beat out only just for first place by Kingdom Hearts: BBS. It really came out of nowhere for me, but it was its general reception and sales that caused such shock for me when they announced that they would be doing a sequel.

    I personally think Brannox has it right, that it will be Horizon, followed by Persona and then Zelda at number 1.



  • @DIPSET I played Inside and personally, the change at the end really soured the experience for me. But the one thing I really like about the game is how EVERYTHING is animated with no loading screens, with a great depth of background. How that game works on a technical level blows my mind.

    @Exist-2-Inspire Ditto. I thought for SURE it wouldn't be top five. So I'm SUPER happy it'll be top three.



  • @Brannox

    It is such a well thought out game on the technical front. I am blown away too. But without derailing this thread, I'll spin it back to the topic of 2017.

    We gotta play the games in the #25-11 range on our list here some point in 2018 because it'll probably change your outlook of this year in hindsight.



  • You guys want to know how it's actually gonna work out?

    1. Trails in the Sky: The 3rd
    2. Tales of Berseria
    3. Zelda
      :p


  • @Minamik Beseria was in my top 4. You never know, stealth goty.



  • @DIPSET Well, I've played numbers 12, 15, and 22, with an interest in number 14. Just need headphones for that ;-)



  • @TokyoSlim said in The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2017!:

    @Brannox As someone who's played most of the mainline Yakuza Games, I'm pretty comfortable in my opinion that this is the best one released so far. It is, in my opinion, the new high point of the series, and I don't expect 6 to do as well.

    Of course I said that before I saw Huber's talk on Frame Trap. UGHHHHHHHH

    I wannnnt



  • @TokyoSlim Ya know, I actually thought of this comment while watching the episode. Was tempted to post about Huber's thoughts, but I knew you would probably see it. ;-)



  • I like Mario Odyssey a lot, there is not much I can criticise really.



  • @Brannox said in The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2017!:

    @Exist-2-Inspire Ditto. I thought for SURE it wouldn't be top five. So I'm SUPER happy it'll be top three.

    So what was your prediction for top5, then? I mean, Horizon was clearly Sony's biggest game last year and a great success. I didn't expect it to make it into top3 here (that was Mario, P5, Zelda in my mind), but top5 for sure. Really happy that the game made it into the podium.



  • @Sentinel-Beach I didn't think about where it can land here, but I was stunned when it was nominated for GotY at The Game Awards. I mean, I love, love Horizon and it's the only game I've platinumed in 2017. But it seemed like it was banished from conversations by Zelda and other games that came after. So yeah, I'm surprised that at the end of the year many had remembered a game that was released almost a year ago, and favor it over more recent great games.



  • @Brannox I could see a hunger meter being annoying. I'm gonna have to check it out myself, but I'm hoping the food looks good. Video Game food (and real food) is my jam.



  • @Sentinel-Beach In no particular order, I thought Zelda, Mario, Persona, Nier, and Yakuza would be top five in this list, so I'm happy to be proven wrong. I'll post my thoughts about Horizon when it drops (which should be tonight).

    @TokyoSlim Yeah, that type of thing (meters of any kind really) always gives me pause, but I don't think it'll be a big issue. I'm sure the food will be on par with how the food looked in Final Fantasy XV, if not better.



  • @Minamik i voted for TITS 3rd



  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    #3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 72 points

    Votes

    #1: 5 (FerrisK96, Axel, Alex840, Lux Noctis, MiserablePerson)
    #2: 6 (FF7Cloud, Billy, sunpraiser, DMCMaster, Capnbobamous, Fridge-man)
    #3: 5 (DOOM, A7X458, Bigdude1, sonmi, Swordfish00830)
    #4: 2 (michemagius, Tragosaurus)
    HM: 4 (Inustar, Yoshi, Minamik, Jipostus)

    Information

    Release date: March 3 [US/EU]
    Developer: Nintendo EPD
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: Action-adventure
    Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, Wii U

    Links

    Trailer
    Wikipedia
    EZA Review



  • The plot thickens



  • MLB The Show '17 is number two, isn't it?



  • I'm loving this!



  • My jaw hinges hurt.

    Not EVEN joking.

    HOW did this NOT make number 1?!?!

    I know nothing. My life is a lie.

    Oh, uh, thoughts, yeah. Open world that doesn't have much in it, light on story, yada, yada, yada.

    Wha.....?!

    The game is TIED with Mario. Was the tiebreaker being ONE more person having it on their list, or there were more second place votes with an equal number of people having as their GOTY?

    Persona is number 1. Horizon number 2. I mean I have my favorite, but knowing this forum, if this isn't the reality......

    @Axel How about now?



  • @Brannox Yes the two are tied and the way these are sorted out is by looking at who has the most #1 votes, then if it's still a tie, who has the most #2 votes, and so on. So in this case Zelda beat Mario by having more #2 votes.