The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2020!

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    @shoulderguy Yeah coming up! :D

  • Late to the party like most of the time. Here it goes:

    Even though I'm not into the genre, can't wait to try this one out. Just the thing about storytelling erase some of my concerns about roguelikes but need to finish other titles from the dev before this one just in case.

    Ghost of Tsushima
    Still didn’t get the chance to play it but I was never hyped about it at any stage so my expectations are not very high for this even though most of you guys seem to like it enough to put it in 4th place.

    Ori and the Will of the Wisps
    Never felt that it is amazing, incredible or awesome. My thoughts about the first game was like that too even though sequel is better for sure. Amazing art design, nice soundtrack, above average level design, boring combat, repetitive chase sequences, awful sound glitches. It was a good metroidvania and succesful indie, that's it.

    Final Fantasy VII Remake
    Another example of an awesome remake for an old game. I am not far into the story yet but just with what I saw I can easily understand why it’s beloved. My main concern for right now is some dialogues and reactions feel odd. Maybe it’s a JRPG thing. Also please put real time combat decision in every turn-based game from now on!

    The Last of Us Part II
    One of the all time favourites of mine. Can’t believe how painful it was to play through that story but in a good way. Game’s greatest strength is forcing player to do something but with time making player adapt to it in a satisfying way. Still feel that first game is a bit above of this one but with great performances, awesome gameplay, technical magic and some really good tracks this is a masterpiece and a game to remember for years. Until Naugty Dog’s next, this is the one as good as it can get.

  • @Axel Community Showcase post is up if you're interested.

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    The Community Showcase, timestamp where they talk about our GOTY.

  • @scotty I really would like to give Will of the Wisps a go but I do get the sense that it might be a little too highly praised despite how beautiful and serene it is. Ori and the Blind Forest is pleasant but certainly became annoying at times too.

  • @jdincinerator Will of the Wisps is better than the first game in every way, in my opinion. The checkpointing doesn't require you to spend energy anymore so that annoyance is gone, and traversal is so fluid and enjoyable.

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    Like I wrote: It's definitely better than the first but too highly praised is a good observation, don't forget it before you start the game.

  • @jdincinerator I don't know how you can say a game might be too highly praised if you've never played it. This is internet culture all over. Everyone seems to have an opinion on something they know nothing about. Try it and if you feel that way after fair enough, but trying to get your opinion validated based on nothing is just shallow and egotistical.

  • @paulmci27 It was a sense I'm not saying that's definitely the case at all. I'm not getting my opinion validated either because I don't know as you say I haven't played Will of the Wisps. Do you think its worth skipping the rest of The Blind Forest and just diving into Will of the Wisps?

  • @jdincinerator Maybe I came on a bit strong. Give it a go whats the worst that can happen. Its definitely not as challenging as Forest, its a much better game all over. If you enjoy challenging but fair platformers can't see why anyone wouldn't like it.