The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2020!

  • This is the one game I've seen in its entirety but have not played from 2020. And if having to rank it, I would put it 9th, a.k.a. last place on the 2020 games I've experienced. While I've become more and more endeared to Resident Evil (some entries moreso than others) courtesy of EZA, this one wasn't too bad relatively speaking when compared to the rest of the series.

    For those like me who don't do horror, this is a tame game when compared to the likes of VII or 2 Remake, but I guess that scare factor really gives those games their bite. I concur with many who share the sentiment the opening hours is the game's strongest point (though I prefer it without the constant threat of Nemesis). While I don't think the lab is terrible, and the hospital is alright except for the horde-like moment, I feel the sewers and the fight once you reach the courtyard afterwards is my least favorite.

    I've since gone back recently (about a month or two ago) and watched the original for the first time and I finally understand long term fans' disappointment with no Clocktower, Graveyard, or those choice moments with the either or option. It would've been neat to see those things with this modern style, but I DO like how they remixed the story (for the most part), and while the final two boss fights have some annoying mechanics, that last shot Jill delivers is quite satisfying.

    Overall, it's a decent watch, but if I have order all that I've seen, I would put them like so (with updates from another thread):

    2 Remake, VII, Village, 3 Remake, OG 2, OG 3: Nemesis, 4, 0, REmake, Code Veronica X, 5, 6

  • I enjoyed Resident Evil 3 Remake, in some ways just as much as RE2 Remake. But overall, I felt like RE3 Remake was missing something, and it simply didn't impress me as much as some other games did in 2020. RE3 Remake is #20 of 45 on my list.

  • My best friend and former roommates who has played every Resident Evil game with me and I respect his gaming opinions dearly, told me this wasn’t worth the price.

    And he’s a pretty forgiving person but ultimately he said don’t spend more than $17 considering he beat it in 4 hours and it wasn’t necessarily a thrilling experience either. He liked it but felt ripped off and feeling ripped off when you’re a poor PhD student like he is just doesn’t garner much good will.

    I want to play it but the last sale was still like $23 so I’m not gonna bite. He has a physical copy and quite literally lives 500m away from me but never underestimate pure laziness.

  • Resident Evil isn't my thing, but 3’s lead has attracted my interest. I want to play this game, but since there are high chances I will not like it, I’m still waiting for the right price. If it will land on Game Pass that would be perfect.

  • I can't see why Resident Evil 3 should be so high up on the list. It's a competent remake but I personally feel it has done more to remind me of RE2 Remake than anything else. Still there's nothing wrong with it and it's a pretty gratifying Resi but it doesn't do anything to captivate.

  • @jdincinerator said in The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2020!:

    I can't see why Resident Evil 3 should be so high up on the list. It's a competent remake but I personally feel it has done more to remind me of RE2 Remake than anything else. Still there's nothing wrong with it and it's a pretty gratifying Resi but it doesn't do anything to captivate.

    I was quite disappointed with this remake, in fact I could heavily critisise it if I were to pit it against the original version. That said though, I still felt it necessary to put it high on my top 8, it's just a testament to how piss poor the year was really.
    The game was good enough for me to want to go for the platinum though.

  • Well, that's my name there at number 2 with @Sheria .

    I've never played the original and don't plan to. I fell in love with Jill's portrayal in this game. I loved the action pace. I really enjoyed the bossfights and the set pieces. The finale is fan-fucking-tastic.

    There's much less content than 2, but I had a blast playing this game over and over. It was really fun to earn the money to unlock the various bonuses like defense coins, weapons, etc. And then the increased difficulties was a really welcome addition that was borrowed from RE7. Being able to replay the game in a harder difficulty with remixed enemies and item locations was basically like playing the game fresh again.

    The biggest issue was the price. I think RE3 was worth the price if you literally played everything the game had to offer. It didn't feel like good value for money.

    However, now we're over a year later? I recommend it to absolutely everyone. A rollercoaster ride of a game from start to finish.

  • I also put Resi 3 on my list due the lack of better games. It's a disappointment but it's still enjoyable to play through. Not a bad game.

    Astro's Playroom is pretty awesome. Fan service done right.

  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

    #9. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - 18 points


    #1: 1 (iboshow)
    #2: 1 (Scotty)
    #3: 1 (Jamicov)
    #4: 1 (Sentinel Beach)
    HM: 4 (Shoulderguy, NeoCweeny, kindiman, Hazz3r)


    Release date: November 12 [US], November 19 [EU]
    Developer: Insomniac Games
    Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
    Genre: Action-adventure
    Platform(s): PS5, PS4


    EZA Review

  • Almost played this on PS4, but I decided to wait. I just want to be blown away the first time I play it, y'know. I think this will be my approach for most cross gen stuff to come.

  • Although Spider-Man Miles Morales doesn't have as many memorable moments or boss fights as the previous game, the moments it does have are still just as awesome. Also it improves upon Spider-Man's already solid gameplay fundamentals with new added abilities.

    I was lucky enough to play this game on PS5, and the smooth 60fps is such a welcome addition. It really brings the city to life when your zipping from building to building. Spider-Man Miles Morales ranked #7 of 45 on my list.

  • I don't want to rehash most of my feelings I expressed back in 2018 when discussing the first game as they haven't really changed and I don't think there's anything to change them. However, the thing I want to comment on is how this game cemented the format of smaller, stand-alone games being a viable and enjoyable option for major franchises that Lost Legacy and Death of the Outsider proved.

    With a lot of major games being either live-service or an ungodly time investment, it's really, REALLY nice to have games on the same level of quality in a more manageable form. While I'm unsure if the next God of War or the just announced Tiny Tina's Wonderlands will be similar to Miles Morales, the thought they could be is exciting. Sure, if they are as full sized as their predecessors of their respective franchises, I'll be stoked. But Miles Morales should be held up as an excellent example of the different ways you can focus on more characters, stories, and fun without having to give up 30 hours at a minimum.

    Plus it also REALLY helps to stand alongside the previously discussed Demon's Souls as part of an excellent launch lineup (relatively speaking) of a new generation. AND, as I write this the day Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart has released, I just have jolly vibes thinking how Insomniac just hasn't missed in ALMOST a decade.

  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is my #18 of 41.

    I’ve played this game only recently, because Sony continues to severely overprice their games (Miles has the same length as Hitman 3, but costs almost 3 times more – wtf Sony?!). And I have very mixed feelings about it. On one hand, cut scenes look very good and if you approach this game like it’s a movie, it’s an enjoyable one. On the other hand, everything that involves playing the game is much worse (except maybe a couple of stealth challenges – they are good puzzles). Environment is dull – you can go across the map and see exactly the same buildings (and they also look last-gen). Traversal & combat were serviceable, but not fun. Open-world activities are barebones, and you can 100% the game in 8 hours, which isn’t enough.

    In short, Miles Morales is a game that’s worth watching on YouTube (preferably, cut scenes only), but not buying. Maybe it worth renting if you really love Spider-Man.

  • @ffff0 said in The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2020!:

    Miles has the same length as Hitman 3, but costs almost 3 times more

    Huh? Hitman 3 is full price, and Miles is less than that.

  • Ahh dang it another game I stupidly left out of my top 8-maybe I rushed the whole shebang or maybe a top 8 is not enough. Miles Morales is just bloomin amazing at being a digestible open-world-as huge and terrific as it is comfortably sizeable. It's arguably better than the 2018 Spidey as well which is absolutely absurd but perhaps it isn't because maybe Miles Morales is just that damn good.

  • Miles won me over so nicely in this. Man, what a great game! On PS5 everything's just super smooth, too. The world, the Spidey universe Insomniac is building with these games warms this Spidey fan's heart to the max.

  • @axel said in The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2020!:

    Huh? Hitman 3 is full price, and Miles is less than that.

    Tell that to Sony please. Here's how it's priced in my region (launch day prices):
    Hitman 3 (PC) - 1599 Rub ($22)
    Hitman 3 (PS5) - 4199 Rub ($58)
    Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales standard edition (PS5) - 4299 Rub ($60)

  • Weirdly just couldn't get into miles I beat it but I literally sat on the last mission for months before quickly beating it before trading it in for Re8.

    Maybe its just from comparison to the movie or that I never got all that attached to miles and his journey with his friends.

  • Banned

    @ffff0 That is weird.



  • Personally, I think Miles has the same issue as Resident Evil 3. It’s very short considering the price, and there’s not a lot of content to play. I got the platinum extremely quickly.

    I love the way they’ve magically transformed the city in key places, like Harlem other places.

    I also love the effort made to make Miles feel separate to Peter. From the animations to the character to the costumes.

    My biggest criticism is that this game feels like it’s not necessarily trying to tell a good story. The purpose of the game feels like it exists purely to get Miles to a certain point ready for the eventual Spiderman 2.

    It doesn’t make it bad by itself, but I can’t help but think this game would have been more at home as the Act 1 of the true sequel.