2018 Games of the Year

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2018 Games of the Year


Post by I am nobody » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:08 pm

It's that time of year again. Give out whatever silly awards you want to all the games of last year.

This was the first year in quite some time that didn't have any games that truly blew me away. It had some great titles, to be sure, but all of them had at least one significant flaw (usually to do with either the endgame or the story) that kept me from enjoying it as much as games that have topped my list in previous years. That said:

10. Return of the Obra Dinn
9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
8. Iconoclasts
7. Dead Cells
6. Into the Breach
5. Subnautica
4. Heartbeat
3. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
2. Celeste
1. Octopath Traveler

Honorable mention to Slay the Spire which would've been Game of the Year hands-down if not for the fact it was in Early Access until this week. Still, it's an early favorite for this year. DQXI, Tangledeep, and EXAPUNKS also might've snuck in if I'd had more time with them.

Soundtrack of the year: The one place where 2018 really did stand out. Everything on this list except Ni no Kuni has a great OST, and Celeste and SSBU in particular are standouts, but Octopath Traveler's score is truly a masterpiece.

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Re: 2018 Games of the Year


Post by Booyakasha » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:26 pm

Think my favourite was 'Bud Spencer and Terrence Hill---Slaps and Beans'. It's a laugh riot. Really well-made and fun to play. Just spent a couple hours playing it in co-op with my pal Shane-----------we both liked it lots. Great soundtrack, too. 'Bulldozer' is one of the raddest things I've ever heard. Playing a sick beat-em-up with my best friend with that scorchin my ears is a pretty fair approximation of what I hope heaven is like.
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Re: 2018 Games of the Year


Post by X-3 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:27 pm

My top 5 is probably:

5.) Spyro 1 HD
4.) God of War
3.) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
2.) Octopath Traveler
1.) Mega Man 11

#1 is definitive for me, the others are kind of in flux.

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Re: 2018 Games of the Year


Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:39 pm

5) Cosmic Star Heroine (6/10)
4) Halloween Forever (6.5/10)
3) Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (9/10)
2) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (9/10
1) Dragon Ball FighterZ (9.5/10)

I could artificially inflate the list to 10, but the other new games I played just weren't good enough to put on it (such as "Sigi: A Fart for Melusina"--surprise, that was sh*t).

Lots of good games I didn't play though, so seems like a good year for gaming.

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Re: 2018 Games of the Year


Post by Marilink » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:33 am

8. The Messenger
7. Donut County
6. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
5. Yoku’s Island Express
4. Mega Man 11
3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
2. Octopath Traveler
1. Celeste

Still want/need to play: Tetris Effect, Obra Dinn
Didn’t play enough to rank fairly: Red Dead Redemption 2

I might flesh my thoughts out on these games more in the near future—particularly because I want to get my hands on Tetris Effect (and maybe Obra Dinn if I can justify the purchase).

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Re: 2018 Games of the Year


Post by Calamity Panfan » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:02 pm

Tetris Effect, Marvel's Spider-Man, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Donut County, Red Dead Redemption 2, Dragon Ball FighterZ would all make my list, I don't know in what order because I haven't had significant time with them.

Octopath Traveler I've liked what I've played but I *really* haven't played much of it.

Hollow Knight would make my list if it wasn't a 2017 release.

Games I wish I played but did not: God of War, Return of the Obra Dinn, The Messenger, Celeste, Yoku's Island Express, TimeSpinner, Bloodstained, Florence, Dead Cells Mega Man 11

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