The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2012!



  • OK @Axel, I'll let you do the honors.

    P.S. Just for reference: 2018 GotY in February 2019 Q&A

    Youtube Video – [06:18..]



  • @axel Absolutely! I only sided with RE 2 for two reasons:

    • As much praise Sekiro has gotten, because RE 2 is a beloved pre-existing game that actually hit the incredibly high expectations in its Remake, I feel like I've been exposed to more praise for it.

    • Looking at the map that's been 2019, many contenders that could go toe-to-toe with RE 2 and Sekiro either didn't live up to GOTY contention (Spoilers for my GOTY list, KH III currently leads, but even though it tops my list for now, it and many other games [Metro, Devil May Cry 5, Fire Emblem: Three Houses {A dark horse!}, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and even Apex Legends among others] ALL are not as critically well received as RE 2) OR the games were pushed/dated 2020 (The Last of Us Part II, Final Fantasy VII: Remake, CyberPunk 2077, DOOM: Eternal, etc.)

    You are correct I'm one that doesn't touch horror, but I DID watch the complete playthrough Huber did at release (Like for VII, and now I've seen 4 and 5 this way as well), and I recognize the game is excellent.

    As for future games (Death Stranding, Jedi: Fallen Order, and Pokemon specifically), Death Stranding may have the strongest case, but it MIGHT suffer for being too weird/obtuse/etc., to definitively say its in the running. Not at least until it comes out anyway. Just because this is Kojima's first game since Konami Konami'd, doesn't NECESSARILY mean it'll be a critical hit. Not saying it won't be, just saying until I see/hear impressions/reviews, I'm not declaring it a contender yet.

    Using myself as an example of personal interest in the Death Stranding timeline:

    • E3 2016 reveal - Ok. Weird. But I'm pissed at Konami. I don't know what this is, but I'm interested and want to see Kojima succeed.
    • The Game Awards 2016 trailer - Sweet! Del Toro AND Mads is in this. Still weird, but still interested.
    • The Game Awards 2017 trailer - Oooookay. First half segment in the rain is intriguing, but the second half in the apparent underwater is kind of dampening it for me.
    • E3 2018 trailer ("Gameplay" reveal) - Pretty. Like the song. Super wide open. Looks... boring? What are we even DOING?!
    • TGS 2018 trailer - Troy Baker is in it. Hype increased
    • Release date trailer - OK! Here we GO! Love this song. Ok, so THAT'S combat. FINALLY some new characters. Flashbacks?!
    • Gamescom trailer and stage presentation - ...........Kojima and Keighley more than love each other at this point right? But... the BB integration could be annoying. Why is peeing a mechanic? Combat against... that.... whatever it is.... looks complicated and stressful.
    • Character trailers, TV commerical, and briefing trailers - Ok, so everything I've seen at this point is so bizarre, out there, and (again all of this is my personal reactions and feelings as they've evolved with each new piece of media) not engaging gameplay wise, it actually did TOO much in the marketing and now I've gone from interested in getting pending others' impressions to "Nope. Too obtuse. Best of luck to it, because it'll sell regardless."


  • @brannox said in The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2012!:

    Death Stranding may have the strongest case

    I'm looking forward to play Death Stranding on my Game Pass... oops, Sony charge full price for their exclusives. So I'll be waiting for sale and playing The Outer Worlds and Afterparty instead.



  • Sorry I couldn't partake this time but thanks to @Axel for the fun community game again.

    I still haven't formed a real list but Journey would be my GOTY.

    I also need to finally play Spec Ops: The Line



  • @axel said in The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2012!:
    Next stop will be in January for the much anticipated 2019 GOTY, I feel it's gonna be an unpredictable one!

    I can't believe the year is almost over already. I still have so many games to play XD



  • To Mods: maybe it's time to move this topic to the Hall of Fame.



  • @axel Friendly reminder: Community Showcase submission post is up.



  • Yup thanks, I was on holiday but I'm back now so I'll take care of it.

    Edit: done!