Bug Fables is one of the overlooked gems of 2020. Since Nintendo won't make a new classic style Paper Mario RPG, they did and it's great!
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RE: Guess the Metacritic (2017)
Gravity Rush 2 - 84 (6)
Resident Evil 7 - 76 (0)
Nioh - 88 (12)
For Honor - 79 (12)
Horizon Zero Dawn - 85 (6)
Nier: Automata - 86 (8)
Ghost Recon: Wildlands - 74 (8)
Yooka-Laylee - 88 (0)
Persona 5 - 95 (8)
South Park: The Fractured But Whole - 84 (12)
Mass Effect: Andromeda - 90 (0)
Metal Gear Survive - 61(0)
Sea of Theives - 79 (0)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 93 (6)
Gran Turismo Sport - 78 (7)
Scalebound - 83 (0)
Crackdown 3 - 77 (0)
Mario (Switch) - 92 (5)
Prey - 89 (5)
Destiny 2 - 84 (7)
Star Wars Battlefront 2 - 81(0)
Red Dead Redemption 2 - 96 (0)
TOTAL = 102
I messed up by overestimating Battlefront 2 and Mass Effect, but looks like I was saved with a few lucky hits, where I guessed dead-on.
I'm sorry for not believing in you, RE7.
RE: Guess the Metacritic (2018)
Last of Us Part 2 (Delayed)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (94)
Ni no Kuni 2 (84)
Monster Hunter World (91)
Dragonball FighterZ (88)
God of War (90)
Kingdom Hearts 3 (Delayed)
Soul Calibur 6 (84)
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (77)
Metal Gear Survive (71)
Sea of Thieves (82)
Crackdown 3 (80)
Valkyria Chronicles 4 (84)
Detroit Become Human (77)
A Way Out (86)
Travis Strikes Again (Delayed)
State of Decay 2 (81)
Left Alive (79)
Metro Exodus (88)
Mega Man 11(83)
Far Cry 5 (79)
Kingdom Come Deliverance (80)
Days Gone (81)
Shenmue 3 (Delayed)
Yakuza 6 (88)
Bayonetta 3 (Delayed)
In betting big on delays this year.
RE: Your top 10 Games of 2017
Boring GOTY: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
It's a boring choice, it's showing up on a lot of GOTY lists, but it was also the game I had the most fun playing this year.
Not boring GOTY: Gravity Rush 2
It can be frustrating, the story is weird and disjointed, but I love the momentum, it has some wild side-quests, including maybe my favourite in a game ever, and a cast full of endearing characters.
Remaster of the year: Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
Is always been an FF12 apologist, I genuinely love it, and the Zodiac Age fixed what was, in my view, the games biggest flaw, by adding a job system so all your characters don't end up very samey by the end.
Game I'm most upset to have not gotten to yet: TIE - Xenoblade Chronicles 2 & Yakuza 0/Kiwami
It's been a packed year, so it was hard to get to everything I wanted to. Xenoblade is one of my favorite RPGs, so I'm looking forward to spending some time over the holidays playing 2. I've always wanted to try getting into Yakuza, so with 0 and Kiwami this year, it seems like the best way to jump in. Going to have to wait until early 2018 to take the plunge.
RE: Lost Sphear (PC/PS4/NS, 23rd January)
As an I Am Setsuna apologist, I was pretty excited for this game. Now that I've played the demo, not so much. I like some of the ideas on display, like rebuilding parts of a broken world and being able to switch to mechs in combat ala Xenogears. But the system they have in place to manually position yourself to maximize damage output feels finicky and annoying, the writing in the dialogue in the demo was pretty mediocre and to top it off, the game costs $70 here in Canada.
It's hard to get excited when just a few months ago Square Enix themselves already put out a way more appealing demo for Octopath Traveler, a game that will scratch the same oldschool RPG itch but seems like a better game in every way.
I'm pretty bummed about it, but I won't be left wanting, with big RPGs like Xenoblade 2 and Ni No Kuni 2 and even the Romancing Saga 2 remaster this week. I love the mission statement of Tokyo RPG Factory, but I think I'm going to have to give this game a pass.
RE: Have You Ever Done a 180 on a Game/Series?
The most recent example I can think of is Shin Megami Tensei 4. I was hyped for it, but bounced off it pretty hard once I got to the overworld and found it confusing and frustrating. Up until the point my only explosure to SMT was Persona 3 and 4 and a couple of the spinoffs (Devil Survivor and Strange Journey). Last year I decided to give it a second chance and thought it was incredible! It had a really interesting story, demon fusion continues to be awesome and a very cool world to explore. Now it's one of my favorite games on 3DS. Super hyped for SMT 5 on Switch.
RE: What is Your Older Game GOTY?
I don't think I played any games this year that were released pre-2017, but the two remasters that really captured me were Dragon Quest 8 and Final Fantasy 12. FF12 has always been a favourite of mine and the Zodiac Age remaster only cemented that opinion in my mind. Dragon Quest 8 has been something of a white whale for me for years. I'm just now approaching the final hours of the game and it's outstanding! I think between the two, I'd still lean more toward FF12, but they've both been great reminders of why I love JRPGs to begin with. Excited to jump into Xenoblade Chronicles 2 next.