The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2018!

  • I liked Hitman 2 while I played it. It was my #8 before I've played Thronebreaker (my #6).

  • Our influencers would be proud to see this list.

  • @mbun I'm planning to submit this list as my Q&A question for this month.

  • Personally, I put 6 higher in my list, but I also loved Kiwami 2. I started the series with 4 on the PS3, and am excited for the eventual remaster of 3 to complete my journey with Kiryu.

  • My number 2-4 are now accounted for. I expect my number 1 and 6 soon, but for 5, 7, and 8 to be complete no shows unfortunately.

  • I think my #3 and #2 are an easy lock for the top 3, but my #1 is absolutely gonna be a no-show. I'm not really surprised though, I kinda got the impression I was the only person on this entire forum that played 428: Shibuya Scramble anyway.

  • @hanabi That's alright. You can join me in the corner over there while I play some more Taiko no Tatsujin, lol.

  • @iboshow while I disagree with the specific order they ended up in, I'm very happy that 2 Yakuza titles made the top 10. What a world!

    Like... Six years ago or something, we didn't think we'd get any more of these games in the West.

  • I think none of my honorable mentions are making the list at this point, and I'm not terribly surprised except for one, maybe two of them. In particular I'm mildly disgusted at my fellow forum members in this community that the main one I expected didn't make it at all. Likewise, one of my top 4 won't be making it, but I knew that when I voted and didn't expect others to back me up on it so no biggie there. Looking at the list so far, surprised to see lots of stuff that made it somehow. There's some cool stuff I didn't think about when I voted, some tough cuts I went without when I was narrowing my votes down, and of course a couple things I don't agree with, but that's the nature of these things I suppose. For how stacked last year was, I think we're ending up with a decent enough list, major snubs aside.

  • @iboshow said in The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2018!:

    I'm upset that six is lower and a better game

    And if 6 was lower, I'd have felt the same was as I felt 2 was the better game, 6 is my least favorite of the main line games, still good, but still my least favorite

  • @iboshow

    In regards to the sci-fi stuff, I also like it. It was like a carrot on a stick in the first two games. Little glimpses of how it might culminate. It's my understanding that Patrice D├ęsilets and Jade Raymond intended a trilogy. I think people's disdain for the modern day things was because it flew off the rails.

    I always imagined game three would be modern day. A culmination against the modern day templars. It never happened.

  • WOAH! So we DID split the vote on Yakuza this year.

    I was sure Kiwami 2 wasn't going to appear because people agree that Yakuza 6 is superior. I'm VERY surprised Kiwami 2 ended up this high.

    EDIT: Even on our own poll Y6 got 2 GOTY and Y2K got 0. Weird but crazy to see 2 Yakuza games in top 10.

  • @dipset probably because not many played Yakuza 6 and both are good and popular among us nowadays.

  • What I said regarding Yakuza for the Song of Life's entry also applies here, so I'm not going to belabor the point further.

    @ffff0 I really enjoy it when you bring these things to their attention! One of my favorite question types in the Q&A.

  • @Dipset @parasitepaladin @Minamik @tokyoslim @Tearju-Engi all either rated Yakuza 6 higher or did not rate Yakuza 2 Kiwami

    @ACardAttack @Sheria @Capnbobamous @Exist-2-Inspire @Axel @SunPraiser @Hidz all either rated Yakuza 2 Kiwami higher or did not rate Yakuza 6.

    @iboshow had both as Honorable Mentions.

  • I'm trying to limit myself to one Yakuza game a year and since I finished the first Kiwami last year, I didn't get around to playing Kiwami 2 and 6 will have to wait until I've finished everything up until that point. Clearly the series doesn't need my votes to receive recognition though and I always like seeing it get the attention it deserves.

  • @sabotagethetruth You're never going to catch up that way.

  • @tokyoslim I'd rather play the slow game than get burnt out and as long as I don't die in the next few years, I'll at least get to finish up all the Kiryu chapters.

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    #5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 30 points


    #1: 1 (El Shmiablo)
    #2: 1 (Hanabi)
    #3: 2 (Capnbobamous, DMCMaster)
    #4: 6 (Guthwulf, NeoCweeny, Bigdude1, AbsoluteUppercut, bard91, MiserablePerson)
    HM: 3 (Inustar, Nimbat1003, parasitepaladin)


    Release date: December 7 [US/EU]
    Developer: Sora Ltd., Bandai Namco Studios
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: Fighting
    Platform(s): Nintendo Switch


    EZA Review

  • About Yakuza Kiwami 2, I was very pleasantly surprised after being disappointed by Kiwami 1. The game is more gorgeous, detailed and photo-realistic than ever and I quite enjoyed the story (although it's a bit ridiculously heavy on plot twists near the end).

    I'm still not a big fan of the combat system though, it's serviceable but not something I ever feel like I'm getting better at. That's the major thing that stops the game from ranking higher for me, even though the vibes of the games are top notch and it's probably one of my favourite game worlds overall. I'm also starting to feel the repetition of the formula, those games are all very, very similar to each other, even the side-quests themes tend to repeat themselves from game to game.

    I still love it but I'm now a lot more excited to play Judgement than any other Yakuza game, it should at least offer something fresh while keeping the ingredients we love. We need more games with this much heart and soul!