The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2014!

  • @sentinel-beach

    Didn't people go through any game list from '14 before voting? I've seen way too many posts in this thread saying "man, I totally forgot this and that". These kind of things require a thorough examination before handing out one's votes. This is important, dammit! slams table

    I think there could be a way to address this problem for the next nominee thread. Perhaps instead of saying "do not post your list on the forum before the reveal is over", this rule could be relaxed slightly so that people could actually mention the names of some game titles without mentioning their intended votes. For example, what if people were allowed to post comments like "Here are some good nominees from that year that I'm considering ......"? This would accomplish the purpose of jogging everyone's memories (and encourage more discussion). I really like idea of having someone post "One nominee I haven't heard mentioned yet is ____", which you can easily imagine happening.

    There would still be a rule though about not revealing your what you plan to vote. The rule could be written in any number of ways, but for example the rule might be that you aren't allowed to give a ranking to the games you mention, and that you are only listing them as considerations, not your final picks. Perhaps it should also be stated that if a game has been "mentioned as a good nominee" multiple times, then others must refrain from (redundantly) mentioning it in their posts. This would help keep secret which nominees have wide popularity.

    Just some thoughts for @Axel to consider.

  • @sentinel-beach I tried to get look at that wall of text. I TRIED MAN

  • Danganronpa 2 had Gundham Tanaka in it. Gundham Tanaka may be one of the best characters ever thrown into a game so.... that's kinda a huge win.

    Plus, Nagito is insanely well written.

    I've never had such a compelling last 4 to 5 hours of a game pretty much ever. So damn good.

    Welp, my top 4 made it onto the list, I'm happy.

  • @sentinel-beach This why I said we should go beyond 2015, people are going to forget/miss games.

  • @chocobop Yeah we could either do this or what I suggested before, I could add an exhaustive list in the original post that would be more readable than the wikipedia page, and make sure I include all the "big" games of that year in there. That way, nobody has to hint at what they're voting, and it'll limit the amount of people who change their vote because they just saw someone else post about a game they'd forgotten. I'll try that for the next voting round!

  • @axel I was thinking beforehand of doing a thing where you'd try to appeal to people. Think of it like the GotY awards when everyone is discussing why that's their number one on stream.

    So if you felt very strongly about a game, you could mention it and why and that might be best to remind some people on things they missed.

  • @tokeeffe9 Sure, we can try this next time! I'm a bit worried it would spoil the end results though, if a lot of people recommend their own GOTY to the others. Let's just try and see how it goes!

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition

    #6. Dragon Age: Inquisition - 25 points


    #1: 2 (ffff0, Lotias)
    #2: 0
    #3: 3 (Exist 2 Inspire, Faaip, RARMSTAR)
    #4: 0
    HM: 6 (A7X458, Hidz, Capnbobamous, Billy, Crepe, thenerdtheword)


    Release date: November 18 [US], November 21 [EU]
    Developer: BioWare
    Publisher: Electronic Arts
    Genre: Action role-playing
    Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360


    GT Review

  • @axel Well I was thinking it'd be used more for the games that are unlikely to win. So no one would really do it for an Uncharted 4, Witcher, Bloodborne... it'd be more like for an Alien Isolation, Until Dawn, Spelunky.

    At least that's how I imagined it. Championing the game you want to get more attention.

  • I'm gonna be honest, anyone who has problems reading the original list of games you provided - the issue is with them. It's color coded, and sorted by release date, people. No list we'd make would be any easier to read than that. You "forget" something? That's on you bruh. I read that list on mobile and did fine. :)

    I disagree that anything has to change. The tools are provided.

  • @tokyoslim Agreed.

  • I liked Dragon Age: Inquisition ok right after I got done playing it. (I think the twist shook me a bit, as i didn't see it coming)
    But in looking back on it, there's just a lot of games I liked more, so it's not on my list. I don't think it's a BAD game. It might not be half as good as Origins though.

  • @hanabi said in The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2014!:

    I think if a person making a Top X games of Y year list forgets a game existed it says more about the game than it does the person making the list.

  • And here is the other game that dominated GOTY talk that year! While I'm a big fan of BioWare with their work from the original Mass Effect trilogy and KOTOR, Dragon Age never really appealed to me. I AM curious however: With Inquisition coming in at six, what could the top five be? Here are some of the "Big" names yet to be revealed (And no, I absolutely do NOT expect some of these to place)

    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
    Bayonetta 2
    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
    South Park: The Stick of Truth
    Wolfenstein: The New Order
    Sunset Overdrive
    Far Cry 4
    Forza Horizon 2

    Of the above, in no order, I think we'll see South Park, Wolfenstein, Bayonetta, Smash Bros., and Far Cry (Granted, knowing my luck, I've probably left off a HUGE oversight, and it'll wind up being GOTY)

    A final thing: I agree with @TokyoSlim on the list issue. However, I feel that if people want the additional tools and/or help, it should be provided. I'll stick with the Wikipedia list (Though I DID forget one game, it only would've made Honorable Mention for me.)

  • Three of my top four and one HM of mine have made the list already, Out of everything left, none of them are on @Brannox list. :)

    Goat Simulator was released in 2014. IS IT THE GOATY?

  • I’m a little surprised that Dragon Age: Inquisition is only #6. I thought it will be higher since that year was a slow one.

    This is my GotY, so obviously I love this game. First of all, I love games that have moments I want to replay and/or rewatch on YouTube and Dragon Age: Inquisition has several of those (my favorite is “The Dawn Will Come” and the following “travelling” cut-scene, which makes you feel both physical and mental journey of the characters).
    Secondly, I was lucky enough to pick that race & gender that makes possible romancing a certain character, and on top of that, I’ve picked him as my love interest. The payoff was awesome, including last DLC.
    And finally, I really enjoyed applying Orlais knowledge I’ve got from the Dragon Age books to the Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts questline.

    I understand the critique of power level that makes side quests mandatory, but since I’m doing all of them anyway, this wasn’t a problem for me. This is not the best game of all time, but it’s without doubt my favorite game from 2014.

  • @ffff0 I think a big part of what ends up where is what this particular community is playing. I think in other forums, 1 of the two DR games MIGHT have made the list, but we got 2!

  • I played dragon age inqusition for 60 hours and i can't remember a single thing about it

  • Fun fact: Dragon Age Inquisition is the only modern console game I've personally played this generation (thank you streaming and portable games for keeping me from becoming totally isolated). Not a huge fan.

  • @tokyoslim Agree. I should have paid closer attention.