@Brannox said in Best Video Games of 2016:
@BladedTech True, but much as the awards in Jan breaks your brain, judging a game before it's out breaks mine. I understand trepidation, but at the same type, if the mindset is a game is going to fail before it's played, the brain will look for ways to reaffirm that position.
That's....actually an excellent point. I concede.
As far as Ratchet & Clank, I guess we must agree to disagree. The new version incorporates SO much from the various entries (Weapons, characters, etc.) while simultaneously including a completely revised take on the story, new weapons, locales, enemies, enhanced controls, the new outweighs.
I'm willing to consider it. Fine, it can go in.
For the tagline: The game IS based on the movie, because they tell the same story, but the movie is a MASSIVE let down (Like ALL video game movies). The movie is based off the game, because of the franchise, NOT because of a particularly released game.
See the above lack of argument.
You have a point about remasters, but if something is remade, it can still retain core pillars of the original property, identifying it as the original property, but with it being REMADE means it is a new take. Take the who-knows-when-it-will-be-released Final Fantasy VII: Remake. It's FF VII, but with a more fleshed out world, new combat system, fully voiced acted, new story content, etc.
Oh, I wholeheartedly agree. When FF VII Remake releases, I'm willing to consider it. I've changed my stance. Apologies to the kind gentleman.
I guess where I'm having trouble is your #3 point: For early access and pre-released games, I wholeheartedly agree; Everything else counts. I can't speak to Darkest Dungeon because that is a game that hasn't ever appealed to me, so under no context will I try to disqualify or support its inclusion. As you have said, you have reasons for not playing the game, but if you don't know, then you can't make a definitive, declarative statement. Doing so opens you up to criticisms and the potential to weakened arguments (though I'm speaking in the broadest sense, this is a thread about the top 2016 games we've played, so this is an opinion based thread to begin with).
It's not that I'm not playing the game, I'm just not considering it as a new release, as Darkest Dungeon has been "out" since 2015. That's the one and only reason. As for not playing games like Civilization VI or Stardew Valley or Ratchet & Clank, I probably should abstain from said arguments.