The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2007!



  • Tomb Raider Anniversary is an excellent remake of the original, I believe it used the engine/gameplay of Tomb Raider Legend which I always found underrated. If you miss the old-school Tomb Raider games, those two are a very fun time!

    Crazy that Metroid Prime 3 ranked so low, it's not the best in the trilogy but it's still a top-tier game. I hesitated between #1 and #2 for it, didn't realize it would need the points so badly!



  • Prime 3 would’ve been my number 2



  • @neocweeny said in The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2007!:

    @dipset said in The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2007!:

    @b-cell

    Still not 100% sure if you are a troll

    In the beginning I thought he was but maybe he just is like that.

    He's English is a lot better nowadays.

    I was a kid back then. young. now I'm more mature and criticize games and developers in civilized manners. now you don't see me bashing every JRPG and Anime games in every thread like back then.



  • 0_1637007294701_Persona3.jpg

    #12: Persona 3 - 9 points

    Votes

    #1: 1 (NeoCweeny)
    #2: 0
    #3: 1 (bam541)
    #4: 0
    HM: 1 (Sheria)

    Information

    Release date: NA: August 14
    Developer: Atlus
    Publisher: Atlus
    Genre: Role-playing, social simulation
    Platform(s): PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable

    Links

    Trailer
    Wikipedia
    GT Review



  • Almost made it to the top 10 XD

    I didn't play this one in 2007, I was pretty late in the Persona series (still haven't played 5) but 3 is my favorite out of the first 4 games.

    Great story, great characters, great social links, I actually really like tartarus and the dark hour.

    The only problem I have with Persona 3 is the AI controlled party members. Other than that I love pretty much everything about this game.



  • Persona 3 looks appealing to me from a tone perspective, but those dungeons just look way too bland for me to dedicate 100 hours of playtime. P4:G is a great game, but those quality of life improvements helped get me over the hump of bland dungeons. I've heard P3 is difficult and a bit obtuse in it's dungeon design so I just don't think it'll be a game for me.



  • I've said enough regarding my disinterest in Persona, however, I DO believe THIS Persona was the impetus of bringing the franchise into mainstream awareness and zeitgeist in a major way. I haven't heard a WORD regarding the first two, and while the last two are heralded as a couple of the greatest JRPGs of all time, the times I have heard anything regarding Persona 3, it's was an introduction to the series as being the spin-off from SMT proper.



  • I have a lot of problems with Persona 3, but the game's story, characters, and overall style has made an impression on me that will stay for a long time. The game is slick and confident in its presentation, and even in its worst parts, the game still has some cool things to show you. The story is quite well paced (gameplay difficulty spikes aside), and I had a blast getting to know the cast of characters here. Having characters like Yukari, Junpei, Mitsuru and Akihiko from the get go is a great decision, considering the variety of personalities at hand, and there's obviously more people to meet too. It also helps that the main story often throws interesting or uncomfortable situations for the group, helping all of them bond in a "trial by fire" sort of way. I also really enjoy the modern small city setting of the game. It kinda feels like the in-between of P4's Inaba and P5's Tokyo, not as comfy as Inaba but not as hectic as Tokyo. The actual combat system of the game is just great, I love how eager it is to punish you when you're not careful, but the Tartarus exploration can get really tiring at times, so it's good that the social links and slice-of-life visual novel gameplay provides a much needed refresher in between, and I think I spent more time in those sections compared to the Tartarus, it's always has been the most fun part of Persona for me. So yeah, my biggest problem with P3 is obviously the Tartarus, which is just not fun to explore. I also don't like some of the story arcs/beats, like when Junpei is interested in that goth girl, or when the group gets stuck in that romantic hotel thingy. The villains can act a bit too cheesy as well. There's a lot more things I like here than dislike, but the Tartarus aspect is especially accentuated after playing Persona 4 and 5 and seeing all the gameplay improvements there. Still, it's more than good enough to be called a great game, and I would love to revisit it again, maybe through a remaster of sorts. I hope Atlus gets to that someday.



  • Techincally we (EU) got this in 2008 but it counted for the list.
    I really enjoyed Persona 3 and it was the actually the first in the series that we received here in the UK. I guess I wasn't overly attached to it though as, at the time, I still preferred what I guess I would call 'traditional' JRPGs but the mix of dungeon crawling and sim elements certainly grew on me.
    I was quite pissed off over this game though as I picked it up on launch (FEB 2008) only for FES to go and get announced and released just 7-8 months later. Annoyed me no end.

    Tomb Raider Anniversary - I was surprised this was my number one to be honest as I too prefer the PS1 original. It was only an ok year for me though and as mentioned before, I was mostly playing WoW. A fantastic remake though, even if it felt bits were missing. To say I prefer CD's approach and result with this reboot to their 2013 effort would be an understatement.



  • @sheria said in The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2007!:

    Tomb Raider Anniversary - I was surprised this was my number one to be honest

    I was also surprised. I remember you speaking very negative about it on the GT forums.



  • @neocweeny said in The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2007!:

    @sheria said in The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2007!:

    Tomb Raider Anniversary - I was surprised this was my number one to be honest

    I was also surprised. I remember you speaking very negative about it on the GT forums.

    I could only imagine I would been pitting it up against the original or at least arguing with someone who thought the original was bad.
    I can certainly pick the game apart if needs be :)



  • @sheria I don't remember what you said.

    For years I way thinking you hate this game XD



  • 0_1637094545140_Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations.jpg

    #11: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations - 11 points

    Votes

    #1: 0
    #2: 0
    #3: 3 (DemonPirate, Tearju Engi, Sheria)
    #4: 0
    HM: 2 (Sentinel Beach, Axel)

    Information

    Release date: NA: October 23
    Developer: Capcom Production Studio 4
    Publisher: Capcom
    Genre: Adventure, visual novel
    Platform(s): Game Boy Advance, PC, Nintendo DS, Wii, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    Links

    Trailer
    Wikipedia



  • Both 2007 Ace Attorney games are equally great, but I only had one spot left on my list and voted for Justice for All. Trials and Tribulations is #9 on my list.



  • See previous comment after previous Ace Attorney game above.



  • Culmination, the game.



  • @shoulderguy This is the first time I've seen someone prefer Justice for All over Trials and Tribulations. JFA is generally regarded as the weakest in the trilogy (sometimes series) while the opposite with TAT.

    May I ask why you think JFA is a better game?



  • @demonpirate I don't think it's a better game. I played the first 3 Ace Attorney games back-to-back and enjoyed all of them. But I only had one spot left because I didn't want to drop my other honorable mentions.



  • Niiiice, both of them made it!

    I wish I could have given points to both but I had to make a choice, and Trials and Tribulations is indeed the absolute culmination of the original trilogy, so satisfying.



  • I didn't have that many greats games from 2007 on my list, so it was actually pretty easy to give spots for both these AA games. I, too, played the trilogy back-to-back, so to distinguish one from another has become a bit blurry in my mind. Really enjoyable stories, all in all.