The 2019 Desire Index



  • @brannox I would wait for the 25th, but I doubt it's placement would change between now and then, so I don't know that it necessarily matters.



  • @capnbobamous True, and I tend to lean to tomorrow, only because it gives me a reason to take a game off, but since you're the only to respond, you have the deciding vote!

    (And you would be surprised: With every update and game release things can swap spots, even if it's just one place.)



    1. DEATH STRANDING
    2. Pro Evolution Soccer 2020
    3. Football Manager 2020
    4. Doom Eternal
    5. Shenmue III
    6. Control
    7. Man of Medan
    8. Dreams
    9. Age of Empires 2
    10. MediEvil Remastered
    11. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
    12. In the Valley of Gods
    13. The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe Edition


  • Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is now available worldwide, so it is off the Master Index, finishing as the 8th most desired game with nine total desires, the highest of which being the second most coveted game.



  • We have a double release day! (Well, pre-order release kind of stunted this but eh...) To start with the lower, Samurai Showdown, finishes at 34th overall and one desire of seventh highest.

    But the big one, Judgment has now closed out as the third highest most desired game. Garnering 13 total desires, it had the most desired status from two people, while three others had it as its runner-up.

    Now that both are out, they're both stricken. Updating the Master Index accordingly.



  • Super Mario Maker 2 jumps off shelves today, so it's now been stricken from the Master Index. Finishing just barely making the top 10 at 10, seven total desires are to its credit, with the highest being second overall.



  • Well hello. After two weeks of no games on the Index being released, the drought is done (well, until one week from now). Dragon Quest Builders 2 is out today and finishes as the 16th most desired game. To its credit are five desires in all, with one having at second highest. As always, it is stricken from the Master Index and said Index is being updated accordingly.



  • One week later, and now the 19th most desired game, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, is now out and off the Master Index. It finished with three desires, the highest was someone's second most desired.

    EDIT: While doing some upkeep a few hours after this post, I discovered Hellpoint got pushed into 2020, so it's being stricken from the list. Being taken off at 38th overall, it had one desire of seventh most desired.



  • Sooooo apparently, Wolfenstein: Youngblood has come out a day early on PC? Well, if it's out, it's off (Which actually helps me upkeep the list a little better). Youngblood finished as the 17th most desired game and ironically enough over the course of this thread, this is the first time my desire was actually the highest. I had it at fourth most on my list out of the five desires Youngblood finished with.

    Come back tomorrow as Fire Emblem makes a bigger exit!!



  • Today's a big day, with the fifth most desired game, Fire Emblem: Three Houses now available. It finishes its time on the Master Index with nine total desires, and two of those being the most coveted game.



  • Today is actually a quiet double release day for the Master Index: The lower of the two, Age of Wonders: Planetfall is out and finishes at 38th overall with only desire of eighth highest. But the higher of the two is FromSoftware's Metal Wolf Chaos XD coming to the West. It stops at 20th overall desired, with two pretty high desires of third and fourth most desired game.

    Now that they're off the Index, this thread will go dead again for another two and a half weeks. Then the release flood gates burst.



  • Spelunky 2 has been pushed out of this year so it's now been disqualified. Updating accordingly.



  • Updated mine to add NFS Heat. Cautiously optimistic. Also removed games that has been released and XIII remake because I just found out it's been delayed to 2020.

    @bam541 said in The 2019 Desire Index:

    1. The Outer Worlds
    2. Control
    3. Shenmue III
    4. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
    5. Death Stranding
    6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
    7. NFS Heat
    8. Final Fantasy VIII Remastered
    9. Medievil Remastered
    10. In the Valley of Gods


  • @bam541 Thank you for updating and the XIII remake news! Will adjust accordingly.



  • Today is the day the releases start to come at a rapid pace. To kick off, Oninaki is available today and concludes its time on the Master Index at 24th overall with two total desires: sixth highest and 12th highest.



  • With 39 games on the Master Index today, the one placing last, Telling Lies, is now out and now trims the list to 38. It had one desire of 12th highest.



  • After much waiting, excitement, intrigue, and most definitely desire, the second most coveted game on this Master Index, Control, is now available. Finishing at 12 desires, two people had it as their most desired game while five others had it within their top three.

    When such a coveted game is released, it potentially can shake up the order a good bit, so give me some time to update the Master Index accordingly.



  • Today is a major day as we have THREE games out! We haven't had such a massive day since February, but let's celebrate what you can play right now!

    To start with the lowest, Blair Witch finishes at 36 out of 37 games with one desire of being 11th highest.

    But the two major games in comparison (in terms of desire anyway) are Man of Medan (finishing as the eighth most desired game of seven desires, the highest of which was fourth most) and the biggest one, Astral Chain. The third most coveted title had FOUR top desires while four others had it in their top five! Those four top desires are second only the most wanted game, The Outer Worlds!

    Enjoy these and many more as we get into the fullest month of September. See ya next week!



  • We're now in September, the month of releases where a majority of the Index will be pruned and cut down.

    To kick the month off, we have a double release today! Of the two, the lower is Final Fantasy VIII: Remastered. It finishes 14th overall with just three desires (which should let you know, if a game has only three desires and is taken off in the top half, we're getting close to the end!). Of its desires, the highest of which is being second most desired.

    But a game that's been on the Index since its inception and been relatively high throughout has been Catherine: Full Body. It's top ten finish (8th most desired game) had six desires to its credit, one of which having as the most desired game.



  • Today's release is Creature in the Well! It finished at 27th overall desired with just one desire of sixth highest: Mine. I've been interested in it since PAX East when I first saw it and I really enjoyed the developer showcase stream EZA did awhile back. It's reviewing really well, but I'm concerned it may be imbalanced in difficulty and repetitive in areas. Had a friend write up his thoughts and he's super down on it. Still will try it myself and see though.