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View Poll Results: GOTY 2018
God of War
24.49%
Spider-Man
20.41%
Red Dead Redemption 2
26.53%
Far Cry 5
4.08%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
6.12%
Forza Horizon 4
0
0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
0
0%
Monster Hunter: World
2.04%
State of Decay 2
0
0%
Octopath Traveler
0
0%
Dead Cells
2.04%
Just Cause 4
0
0%
Mario Tennis Aces
0
0%
Hollow Knight
0
0%
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
2.04%
Celeste
0
0%
Detroit: Become Human
2.04%
Hitman 2
0
0%
Sea of Thieves
0
0%
Battlefield V
4.08%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
0
0%
Fallout 76
2.04%
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
0
0%
Soulcalibur VI
0
0%
Other
4.08%
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Game of the Year - 2018 edition

Old 12-19-18, 02:00 PM
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Yeah, it's a great game but traversal is a slog. Even if you speed through it you're going to be spending a LOT of time riding a horse from place to place.
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Old 12-19-18, 02:15 PM
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Weird, I thought the general consensus has been that it's great but not the best.
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Re: Game of the Year - 2018 edition

Yeah, I actually see a little more reaction to Rockstar's "formula" with Red Dead 2 then I expected, so I don't think it'll get the backlash for being lower on some publications.

Gamespot's full list, not ranked other then Red Dead at the top.

GOTY: Red Dead Redemption 2
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Hitman 2
Tetris Effect
Return of the Obra Dinn
Marvel's Spider-Man
Dead Cells
God of War
Into The Breach
Monster Hunter World

Polygon's list so far:
3. Florence
4. Tetris Effect
5. Celeste
6. Red Dead Redemption 2
7. Into the Breach
8. Monster Hunter: World
9. Marve's Spider-Man
10. Assassin's Creed Odyssey

IGN's Nominees.

https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/12...-the-year-2018

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Astro Bot Rescue Mission
Celeste
Dead Cells
Forza Horizon 4
God of War
Marvel's Spider-Man
Monster Hunter: World
Red Dead Redemption 2
Return of the Obra Dinn
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Tetris Effect
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Re: Game of the Year - 2018 edition

It's cool to see Tetris Effect on so many lists. I didn't think it was selling too well since it dropped down to $20 at Gamestop and Amazon in such a short period of time. Unless that's just some holiday sale or something.
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RDR2 is good and all, but I just don't see how it can even compete with GoW for GOTY. Yes, looks pretty and has a good story, but so does GoW, and it's also fun as hell from top to bottom.
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Re: Game of the Year - 2018 edition

Can I vote for Diablo 3? It's the game I played most this year
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I've only played Battlefield V from that list. So... that's the best, then, right?
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Re: Game of the Year - 2018 edition

Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post

Polygon's list so far:
3. Florence
4. Tetris Effect
5. Celeste
6. Red Dead Redemption 2
7. Into the Breach
8. Monster Hunter: World
9. Marve's Spider-Man
10. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
I've never even heard of that one.
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I've never even heard of that one.
Me neither. Apparently it's just a short mobile game with some interesting story telling, made by the designer of Monument Valley.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_(video_game)

It won best mobile game at the Game Awards. Maybe i'll check it out, apparently it takes less then an hour.
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Old 12-19-18, 06:57 PM
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Monument Valley was pretty awesome. Never played MV2... Florence doesn't sound that interesting to me.

Celeste was damn good though. Damn good. Up there with Ori and the Blind Forest, but for different reasons.
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I've only played Battlefield V from that list. So... that's the best, then, right?
In your opinion, yes. That is of course unless you hated it, then it would be your worst GOTY.

It's interesting to see God of War and RDR2 currently tied for first place and Spider-Man only two votes behind in our poll. But I guess that only since one of those came out on XB1 might have some effect on that.
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Re: Game of the Year - 2018 edition

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It's cool to see Tetris Effect on so many lists. I didn't think it was selling too well since it dropped down to $20 at Gamestop and Amazon in such a short period of time. Unless that's just some holiday sale or something.
To be fair, no version of Tetris should ever be more than $20.
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To be fair, no version of Tetris should ever be more than $20.
Nonsense. Every memorable game in the series has been over $20.
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Return of the Obra Dinn was #2 for Polygon, which I assume means God of War is #1.
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which I assume means God of War is #1.

Ugh... I was assuming Dead Cells.
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Dragon Quest for me.
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Old 12-21-18, 12:08 PM
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Re: Game of the Year - 2018 edition

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Return of the Obra Dinn was #2 for Polygon, which I assume means God of War is #1.
Yep, announced today!

https://www.polygon.com/platform/amp...-the-year-2018
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The Top 50 Games of 2018 in 7 words or less is fantastic!

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^ that was great!
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That was cool...some fascinating liners there...and all the GoW ones were right on...
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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
The title pretty much says it all.

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Cardboard boxes aren't just fun for cats.

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It's like if Disney animated murder.

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A new generation of broken GameCube controllers.

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For me I would have to go with RDR2. The scope of the game, the technology, and the story are just too good and memorable for me. The more I got to play with Author, the more that I started to feel for him, and also feel that he is a complex man. It really does a lot for the video game medium. As for why I picked it over the other ones I played on the list, here are the reasons why:


God of War: I never finished this. The game looks pretty, plays well, and is fun. I even liked the direction they took Kratos. But for me, the game fell apart because I do not find Norse mythology to be as interesting as Greek mythology, so I did not feel as involved as in past GOW games.


Spiderman: I liked this game, but for as much fun as the combat, gadgets, and story were it had some glaring issues. The story felt somewhat overstuffed, the puzzles sometimes felt out of place, I despised anytime I had to play as Mary Jane and Miles, and the game doesn't reach the highs of the first two Arkham games nearly as well.


Far Cry 5: Entertaining way to kill some time, but probably the weakest of the series since FC2.
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I've never even heard of that one.
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Me neither. Apparently it's just a short mobile game with some interesting story telling, made by the designer of Monument Valley.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_(video_game)

It won best mobile game at the Game Awards. Maybe i'll check it out, apparently it takes less then an hour.
Decided on a whim to buy and play this while killing time visiting in-laws. Helped that I have a bunch of Google Play credit from doing surveys.

...It was ok? I don't really think it deserves to be anywhere near the top of overall GOTY lists. It probably takes 30-45 minutes to play, and the gameplay is really just swiping through scenes, putting together some puzzles, and dragging/dropping a few things. The story is cute but predictable, and didn't think it was particularly unique or special.

I guess it's a unique way to tell a story, but ultimately forgettable. Even the art style doesn't stand out in any significant way, which I think would have helped elevate the material.
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Sounds like what I thought of Monument Valley. It was a shorter, simplified version of Echochrome that received endless praise.
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God of War cleaned house at the Dice Awards walking away with 9 out of the 11 awards it was nominated for. RDR2 and Spider-Man took home 1 each.

https://www.polygon.com/platform/amp...god-of-war-ps4
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