Platinum #70 Ghost of Tsushima
Fun game with easy platinum, I can see the pattern Sony is going with first party titles with their trophies.
First initial reaction when seeing the trailer, "Great, at least that there are options?" . I feel like Yakuza's niche is and has always been that it should be in subbed because of it plays out in Japan crime underworld. But I guess it's their way to introduce more people to the franchise and that's good, just my personal opinion that it's a great shame they're slowly losing it's niche and putting way too much effort into the dub.
Platinum #62: Monster Hunter: World. I've been lazy lately when it comes to getting platinums, maybe I'm burnt out.
Another tedious platinum, the grind was real, when I decided to go for platinum it took several hours to find small and large crowns. The last one from the base game took 118 kills and I returned from quest numerous times after doing measurements. Time will tell when I go for Iceborne platinum.
Big Shout out to my actual Game of the Year. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
My top 8:
Resident Evil 2 Remake
Devil May Cry 5
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Judgment, The Outer Worlds, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, A Plague Tale: Innocence
It was easy to put RE2 Remake as my number 1 as the early RE are one of my favorites in the genre.
I'd a more difficult decision between 2-4 as I love them all equally, but I decided to put DMC5 as my 2nd, it's not perfect, but Devil May Cry is finally back and it's glorious. Disco Elysium and Sekiro was my third and fourth, I don't need to add anything about Disco Elysium as everyone have mentioned it, Sekiro, it's a good game with solid combat, however, it's not my favorite FROM Software game.
I loved Judgment, but not my favorite RGG game even tho I could relate to the main plot, I've my reasons to be disappointed at it, not a fan of localizations team new direction and it's a common problem with all localization teams.
Big shout out to Days Gone, Shenmue III who didn't make my list. Also shout out to Control, I loved what I played of it, but I gave up on it. I couldn't stand the continous blinking lights, it only gave me a headache in the longrun.
Personally the most overrated game this generation. I was at first excited because I love the Metal Gear Solid series, but when I saw gameplay I knew immediately this was not my kind of game. But hey, I respect those who like it and found enjoyment in this game.
23rd?! Wow, I'm really shocked and it definitely deserves to be higher.
I'd really fun with Judgment and the main plot hit me on a huge level as I'd personal experience with it. Adding dub was a good attempt to attract new audience to the series, but personally I hope they stick with the old formula with the main Yakuza entries. Judgment was easily in my top 4.
However, it ended up in my honorable mention, why? Well, I don't feel like bringing it up as I take it very personally and it doesn't bring anything to the GOTY discussion. I love this franchise, but I'm really not a fan of the new approach the localization team are taking and I definitely fear the future of the upcoming Yakuza titles.
Arise: A simple Story(PS4)
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night(PC)
Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception(PS4)(Replay)
Ori and the Blind Forest(PC)(Replay)
Ori and the Will of the Wisps(PC)
Resident Evil 3 Remake (PS4)
Final Fantasy VII Remake(PS4)
Detroit: Become Human (PS4)
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore (Switch)
Shadow of the Colossus (PS4) (Replay)
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (PS4)
Darksiders III (PS4)
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition(Switch)
Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected(Switch)
Concrete Genie (PS4)
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS4)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated (PS4)
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (PS4)
Resident Evil 7(PS4) (Replay)
Ghost of Tsushima(PS4)
No Man's Sky(PS4) (Replay)
Batman: Arkham Origins(PC)
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch)
Total Games: 31
Super Mario World
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Super Mario Bros. 3
Red Dead Redemption
Super Mario 64
Grand Theft Auto V
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Super Mario Bros.
Street Fighter II
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Halo: Combat Evolved
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Sid Meier's Civilization IV
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
God of War (2018)
Metal Gear Solid
Shadow of the Colossus
Resident Evil 4
Mass Effect 2
Final Fantasy VI
Fallout: New Vegas
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
World of Warcraft
Resident Evil REmake
Left 4 Dead 2
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Batman: Arkham City
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Silent Hill 2
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Red Dead Redemption 2
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
X-COM: UFO Defense
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
System Shock 2
Resident Evil 2 Remake
Monster Hunter World
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Thief II: The Metal Age
Mega Man 3
League of Legends
Burnout 3: Takedown
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Final Fantasy VII
Divinity Original Sin 2
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is the most overrated game in the series. Horrible gameplay and boring mechanics, it doesn't deserve to be in top 100.
My top 8 is:
#1: Telltale's The Walking Dead: Season One
#3: Dragon's Dogma
#4: Mass Effect 3
Honorable mentions: Journey, Far Cry 3, Diablo III, Borderlands 2
Persona 4 Golden was my first number one pick. I totally forgot about Binary Domain and Gravity Rush, they would easily make it in my top 8. I should start double checking before voting.
I love the thread name!
More details of how the combat will be in the upcoming Yakuza game.