The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2019!

  • Playing this game made me realize that, no matter how well-made it is, I just don't like 2-D Zelda games. I mean, I have no problems with them, they just feel tedious to me.

  • Link's Awakening is #15 of 49 on my list.

    Link’s Awakening on Game Boy is one of the only mainline Zelda games I’d never played. After finishing this remake, I can finally see why this has a reputation as an early series high point.

    It seems like this remake was mostly well received. Hopefully that means Nintendo will give more classic games the remake treatment.

  • I know this sounds shitty and reductive. But nothing about this game says $79.99 plus tax to me so I didn't buy it.

  • @dipset *Canadian. We must always reference this or people say, "dude, $49.99 at Target"

  • Global Moderator

    Oh wow, really thought it would end up higher on the list! No I'm eager to see what are closer to the top :D

  • Banned

    I'm not even involved in the list and barely played anything from last year but wow this is wild and I'm curious af as to what made it to the top of some of these games are so far down the list.

  • I enjoyed Judgment alot but didn't feel as invested as Yakuza characters. The story was good and felt nice being more neutral compared to one that stabs and shoots yet they just walk away like that didn't happen.
    I know some people had serious issues with what Link's Awakening had on remake so not surprised of it ranking lower than expectations.

  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

    #21. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III - 11 points


    #1: 2 (FF7Cloud, bard91)
    #2: 0
    #3: 0
    #4: 0
    HM: 1 (Inustar)


    Release date: October 22 [US/EU]
    Developer: Nihon Falcom
    Publisher: NIS America
    Genre: Role-playing
    Platform(s): PlayStation 4



  • A series I'd like to get invested in, but never find the time to play all the games. Hopefully I'll get around it soon!

  • Same, I've heard quite a bit of good things about the series

  • Banned

    I got about 50 hours into the first game and gave up when basically nothing had happened plot wise during that time.
    Top notch voice acting for a JRPG tho.

  • I have no connection to the Trails series, so I cannot comment on the game from an informed view. The only thing I CAN say is actually outside the game itself. Running the Desire Index thread for last year, this game always stood out and stuck around the middle of the list as the overall list kept getting adjustments and if I remember correctly, no matter how many total people were looking forward to it (I think it was two or three who had listed it), it was always the top spot for that amount of people because those who had it on their lists indicated it was with the most anticipation. Happy to see it lived up to that.

  • Heard of this series but I didn’t even know there was a new game in 2019. I’d like to get back into JRPG games and anything with a lot of text for that matter, but I always feel way too tired after work to enjoy reading that much.

    Heard great things about this massive series but I’ll probably pass for now.

  • I didn't play much of last year, but I doubt that even if I did it would have been competition for Cold Steel 3, the best in the series up there with Ao and one of my top ten games, I'm the first to admit the series is anything but approchable, but man am I glad I decided to play Cold Steel a few years ago, and took a dive into Sky last year.

  • Apex Legends

    #20. Apex Legends - 12 points


    #1: 0
    #2: 1 (Lotias)
    #3: 0
    #4: 1 (tokeeffe9)
    HM: 6 (Brandon_Reister, Nimbat1003, FF7Cloud, Hazz3r, kevboard, ffff0)


    Release date: February 4 [US/EU]
    Developer: Respawn Entertainment
    Publisher: Electronic Arts
    Genre: Battle royale, First-person shooter
    Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows



  • Ahhhh yes, the out-of-literal-nowhere shadow drop of the year. Respawn has truly crushed it since their inception and 2019 was their year. It's interesting to watch how Battle Royale went from PUBG to Fortnite and now this. While I prefer Respawn's other projects, it's hard to argue against their success. Kudos to them.

  • Apex Legends is my #7 of 36.

    I rarely play multiplayer games and when I do, I don’t play in teams, because I will be pulling everyone down. But the beauty of Apex Legends is that you have to play in teams, but you don’t need to talk to others, because you can communicate just by pointing to something and pressing a button. Basically it’s a perfect multiplayer game for those, who don’t feel comfortable playing with others.

    Another great thing about Apex Legend on launch was that there were no seasons, events or any other way of constantly changing the game. I remember playing Fortnite for a week, then logging in several weeks later and hardly recognizing the game I played. With Apex Legends I could play a day or two, then complete some other game and then return to Apex Legends and doesn’t feel like all knowledge and skills I’ve got previously have no value now. Basically, Apex Legends was a perfect game for non-committed players.

    Sadly, it was. Couple of month after launch Respawn followed Fortnite model and began to fix what wasn’t broken. So after a couple of matches in season 2 I stopped playing it and I don’t think I’ll ever return. Still the first couple of months were magical (I even won almost dozens of matches), so number #7 on my list is well deserved.

    P.S. Great to see it got recognition here. I thought multiplayer games have no chance with our single player focused crew.

  • Finally, something I actually played, lol. 2019's definitely not the most active year I had in gaming.

    Anyway, I played a lot of Apex back during the month it came out and since then only played it sporadically. It's a lot of fun. The crazy ass fast paced mobility is what made it so fun for me, it just feels like there's a really high skill ceiling there (and there is, look no further than the Apex pros on twitch). There's just not enough new interesting things for me to keep playing in the long run (plus I want to play other games), which is why I eventually fell out of the game.

  • Apex is great. Consumed about a month of my year in 2019. Battle Royale has never really been my thing (I’m too in love with CS to truly enjoy any other game mode) but Apex came damn close!

  • Global Moderator

    Apex was my second most played game this year, so I guess its only natural that its second on my list. I really enjoyed playing it with friends and just mess around. Won a few games but for some reason my connection seem to sometimes have issues with this game and give me some lovely latency.