Vote for the forum's GOTY 2019!

  • So, just so I know. What's the rule with episodic games.

  • Also, is WoW Classic eligible?

  • I played a lot of games in 2019 and finished only 2 (so far)

  • Oh no, I'm not ready. I have 5 more games to complete, including Death Stranding (currently playing) and Disco Elysium.

  • It seems I finished 10 to 12 games from 2019, depending a little how you count. And I'm currently playing Death Stranding still. I need to see how this shapes up to be in the end before I send my votes.

  • I didn't play too many games this year but I'm getting though the heavy hitters and should have a grasp on my Top 4 ordering by this week.

    Unfortunately, I will not have played Disco Elysium in the next few weeks so I can't vote for it but I wish I could play it on time.

  • Ahhhh, I've been looking forward to this one a little moreso than the past "current" year lists because I think it'll be a little less predictable which will take the top spot AND my list is going to be completely different than most (meaning I don't expect most my games to place and those that do will be revealed early on as opposed to the end with the heavy hitters).

    Can't wait for the next few weeks to go by so the countdown will begin!

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    Ooooh this will be a tough one! but want to join in :D

  • @scotty There's a couple reasons I like to keep it down to 8:

    • It allows for comparisons with other years in terms of point "records" and so on
    • Most participants already struggle to find 8 games to vote for, so it would create more discrepancies between lists
    • It forces those of us who played more games to make some heartbreaking cuts, which I find "exciting"

    But if we were to do a "Game of the Decade" vote or something at some point, we could definitely expand it to 10 games or more!

    @Hazz3r For episodic games, they're eligible if the first episode came out this year. Not necessarily the most logical way of doing it but it's to stay consistent with past years. Wish I realized there would be so many edge cases when we started instead of having to make rules up as we go haha.

    As for Wow Classic, it's pretty much the same as when it first came out isn't it? So in that case I'd say it's not eligible, but let me know if I'm wrong, I haven't looked into it much.

  • First update: 11 people voted, and there's already 49 different games!

    @Brannox was right, it's tighter than any previous year. There's a slightly detached top 6 (and you'd be hard-pressed to guess that top 6), but no clear leader.

    For example, the current leader has 20 points.
    In 2018, after 11 votes, God of War had... 49 points.
    In 2017, after 11 votes, Persona 5 had... 33 points.

    Only one game has more than 1 GOTY vote so far!

    Also sometimes a big game shows up and I have to triple-check my excel sheet because surely it can't be the first time someone votes for it after like 10 votes... but it is.

    This year more than ever, vote with your heart, every game has a chance.

  • @axel This post alone just put my anticipation into the stratosphere.

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    Just putting this here for your consideration.

  • @brandon_reister If that is eligible, then I'm definitely giving it a vote.

  • Technically it is.

  • For my list I will say that all of my HMs are games I love and adore, but haven't gotten to play yet, or haven't gotten more than a demo hands on.
    I just didn't play too many games this year. So in a way my list was easier to make since my top 4 were the games I actually played and finished.

  • Suggestion: Let's change the rules in 2020 and consider episodic games in a year when final episode is released. If I'm not mistaken there aren't any popular episodic games from 2019 that will continue in 2020.

  • I would also suggest some fine-tuning when it comes to the episodic games. For instance, the clearest example here is Life Is Strange 2 which had 4 out of its 5 episodes come out in 2019. That just feels pretty wrong to count it as a 2018 game, then.

    So maybe the year that had the final episode come out or the year that had the most episodes come out would feel more natural for these kinds of games.

  • Sure, I can get behind that! The year of the final episode makes sense.

  • Bumping the topic for visibility.

    You still have time to vote, but feel free to send me a list now and update it later if you finish other games in the next couple weeks.

  • I've just put in my vote, I didn't find it that tricky this year. There's one game though that I'm almost sure would have been in my top 4, I haven't played it yet though so I can't add it. Sorry Trails fans. (Trails of Cold Steel III)