GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by Captain Kinopio » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:32 pm

TOP 10 MAJOR STUDIO GAMES

1. LOZ: Breath of the Wild
2. The Last of Us
3. Super Mario Galaxy 2
4. Resident Evil 2
5. Alien Isolation
6. Driveclub
7. Bloodbourne
8. Sekiro
9. Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice
10. Mario Kart 8


TOP 10 INDIE GAMES

1. Ori and the Blind Forest
2. Moss
3. Journey
4. Rocket League
5. Inside
6. Overcooked
7. Superhot
8. Hotline Miami
9. Celeste
10. [name of game]


I hate to say it but From Software really must be nailed on for Developer of the decade, I can’t think of anyone who comes close. There’s probably some rejigging to do with both sets of lists, but mostly happy with the games for the main one, I‘m not much of an Indie player. Well I seem to try a lot but never end up really loving most of them.

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by ITSMILNER » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:45 pm

I’m struggling more with the Indie list as I have about 15 I could put in my 10 and it’s hard trying to decide!

Question, can we include HD remasters/remakes of older games in our lists?

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by Ding Dong Merrilly on Hide » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:32 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:Question, can we include HD remasters/remakes of older games in our lists?


Remasters - probably not, remakes - possibly

Then again this isn't my thread so who knows.

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:36 pm

I'd say as long as it was released in the decade then it shouldn't matter if it was a remake/remaster personally.

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by Frosty the Clarkman » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:59 pm

Quick response to questions so far:

Snowballadeer wrote:Also, do Jackbox and Rocket League count? I think Psyonix were indie at that point, but I’m not sure what Jackbox Games counts as.


I'd personally put both these in indie, yes.

ITSMILNER wrote:Question, can we include HD remasters/remakes of older games in our lists?


I'd be inclined to agree with Ironhide on this. Games like LoZ Windwaker and Shadow of the Colossus should not be eligible, but games like Link's Awakening and Resident Evil 2 definitely are.

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by Snowballadeer » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:55 am

So far only Ironhide isn’t a scab.

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by OrangeXMS » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:55 am

TOP 10 MAJOR STUDIO GAMES

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 10 POINTS

Breath of the Wild is a landmark of landmarks, a masterclass in systems design and emergent gameplay in an open world, and probably the best game ever made.

2. The Last of Us - 9 POINTS

Beautiful, visceral and enrapturing, The Last Of Us is a personal blockbuster, every element painstakingly refined.

3. Fallout: New Vegas - 8 POINTS

Quests with character and choices with consequence, Fallout: New Vegas is roleplaying heaven.

4. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes - 7 POINTS

In its depth and breadth of mechanics, Metal Gear Solid V is the best playing third person action game of all time - but Ground Zeroes provides the perfect playground.

5. Little Big Planet 2 - 6 POINTS

Play, Create, Share - a mantra fully embodied by Little Big Planet 2 in a joyously punk package that pound for pound has never been surpassed.

6. Grow Home - 5 POINTS

Grow Home is indie gaming grown up, a physics platformer of simple, joyful escapism that reaches new heights.

7. The Last Guardian - 4 POINTS

Simple but beguiling, beautiful and frustrating, and as evocative as it is divisive - The Last Guardian is art.

8. Gravity Rush 2 - 3 POINTS

Fantastical worlds and impossible feats, Gravity Rush 2 delivers with touching beauty.

9. Mario Kart 8 - 2 POINTS

That Mario Kart seems a boring choice is testament to how universally enjoyed this series has become - and Mario Kart 8 (Deluxe) is the best it has ever been.

10. Death Stranding - 1 POINT

It's too early to retrospect properly, but my unique journey across Death Stranding's beautifully barren world already seems worthy of special acclaim.


TOP 10 INDIE GAMES

1. Celeste - 10 POINTS

Sublime gamefeel and a mountain of artistry, Celeste is the perfect marriage of mechanics and themes.

2. Hollow Knight - 9 POINTS

Challenging, immersive and expertly crafted, Hollow Knight is the best metroidvania ever made.

3. Hotline Miami - 8 POINTS

Every part of Hotline Miami gets in your head, coming together in a frighteningly addictive tight loop of murder performance.

4. Tokyo Jungle - 7 POINTS

You have never played a game like Tokyo Jungle, and you likely never will - which is fine, because it's already perfect.

5. Journey - 6 POINTS

In its masterfully minimalist design and isolation, Journey connects strangers together more closely than any other game.

6. Binding of Isaac - 5 POINTS

A rarity of roguelikes, Binding of Isaac swims in content without ever diluting its core experience, making a game as playable in its first hour as its hundredth.

7. Superhot - 4 POINTS

SUPERHOT is the most innovative shooter I've played this decade - an unmissasble interactive ballad of bullets.

8. The Stanley Parable - 3 POINTS

Laugh along as you consider the fundamental limitations of videogames as a medium - that's The Stanley Parable.

9. Papers, Please - 2 POINTS

Papers, Please isn't fun, and that's what makes it work.

10. Rocket League - 1 POINT

The very definition of easy to pick up but hard to master, Rocket League is instantly fun with a near infinite skill ceiling.


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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by Snowballadeer » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:12 pm

I don’t care how much you love it, Mario Kart 8 above it is a travesty (and I love MK8).

At least you got the first places right.

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by OrangeXMS » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:59 pm

Mario Kart is definitely a better kart racer than Ghost Trick

Ghost Trick is an excellent and memorable game, but Mario Kart has had more impact on my decade. I last played it on Saturday as I met up with old housemates turned friends - and Mario Kart is part of that friendship. Ghost Trick would be my preferred single player experience, but on the social stage it can't compete.

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by Snowballadeer » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:06 pm

I can’t reproduce your social experience, and I voted for Jackbox 3 (and indeed Mario Kart) for similar reasons. I just think Ghost Trick is, for a story-driven experience and puzzler, so much further ahead of its field, and there’s nothing like it. If Mario Kart 8 didn’t exist then 7 and Double Dash would fill that void well enough, and would lead to similar social experiences for you I’d warrant. Ghost Trick is in a field of one and brilliant to boot.

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by OrangeXMS » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:33 pm

I think Mario Kart 8 is the only Mario Kart I'll happily play you know. I don't like the handling in Double Dash or Wii, and the handheld games are much more limited socially with everyone needing a console and little ability to spectate.

Crash Team Racing and Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed would be my next two choices of kart racer, but neither are as accessible for new and less abled players.

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:34 pm

When BOTW inevitably wins this I'm going to need to seriously dust off my murdering stick to deal with you people. :capnscotty:

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by Snowballadeer » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:42 pm

OrangeXMS wrote:I think Mario Kart 8 is the only Mario Kart I'll happily play you know. I don't like the handling in Double Dash or Wii, and the handheld games are much more limited socially with everyone needing a console and little ability to spectate.

Crash Team Racing and Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed would be my next two choices of kart racer, but neither are as accessible for new and less abled players.

I can in that case understand your position a bit more. For me, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was ‘merely’ the conclusion of the series to be the best it’s ever been, but didn’t introduce much new. Same for Smash.

Ghost Trick is still phenomenal though, and happily GotD material.

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by ITSMILNER » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:24 pm

I’m sad everyone is overlooking Tearaway, PSvita’s greatest game!

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by Ding Dong Merrilly on Hide » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:49 pm

Jenu-All I Want For Christmas wrote:When BOTW inevitably wins this I'm going to need to seriously dust off my murdering stick to deal with you people. :capnscotty:


I haven't played it but I don't think it (or any Zelda game really) deserves so much praise.

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:54 pm

Ding Dong Merrilly on Hide wrote:
Jenu-All I Want For Christmas wrote:When BOTW inevitably wins this I'm going to need to seriously dust off my murdering stick to deal with you people. :capnscotty:


I haven't played it but I don't think it (or any Zelda game really) deserves so much praise.

It's a bloody good game, but definitely not Game of the Decade for me.

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by Ding Dong Merrilly on Hide » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:05 pm

Jenu-All I Want For Christmas wrote:
Ding Dong Merrilly on Hide wrote:
Jenu-All I Want For Christmas wrote:When BOTW inevitably wins this I'm going to need to seriously dust off my murdering stick to deal with you people. :capnscotty:


I haven't played it but I don't think it (or any Zelda game really) deserves so much praise.

It's a bloody good game, but definitely not Game of the Decade for me.


I'd probably enjoy it if I could play it but as with the Zelda games I've actually played in the past (basically most of the pre Skyward Sword games) it probably wouldn't hold my attention long enough to finish it.

There's also the open world aspect which I really don't get along with.

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by Mafro » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:22 pm

TOP 10 MAJOR STUDIO GAMES

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 10 POINTS
2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - 9 POINTS
3. Dark Souls - 8 POINTS
4. Dark Souls 3 - 7 POINTS
5. Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate - 6 POINTS
6. Yakuza 0 - 5 POINTS
7. Bloodborne - 4 POINTS
8. Yakuza 6 - 3 POINTS
9. Super Mario Odyssey - 2 POINTS
10. Destiny: The Taken King - 1 POINTS



TOP 10 INDIE GAMES

1. Hotline Miami - 10 POINTS
2. Outer Wilds - 9 POINTS
3. Journey - 8 POINTS
4. Axiom Verge - 7 POINTS
5. Hotline Miami 2- 6 POINTS
6. Firewatch - 5 POINTS
7. Shovel Knight - 4 POINTS
8. Spelunky - 3 POINTS
9. Undertale - 2 POINTS
10. Trine - 1 POINT

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by Pancake » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:21 pm

Trying to fill this list makes me realise how few games I've played this decade and how much I have lost interest in it since the early 2000s. Having said that, the Switch really has reinvigorated my interest. :wub:

I don't even particularly like GTA V, it was pretty fun and probably does deserve a place on the final list, but I didn't find it especially memorable.

I've missed a lot but personally think it would be a travesty if BotW doesn't win.

TOP 10 MAJOR STUDIO GAMES

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 10 POINTS
2. Mario Galaxy 2 - 9 POINTS
3. Skyrim - 8 POINTS
4. Pokémon Black/White - 7 POINTS
5. Mario Odyssey - 6 POINTS
6. Civilization VI - 5 POINTS
7. Mario Kart 8 - 4 POINTS
8. XCom 2 - 3 POINTS
9. Uncharted 4 - 2 POINTS
10. GTA V - 1 POINT

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PostRe: GRcade Votes: Games of the Decade
by OrangeXMS » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:23 am

ITSMILNER wrote:I’m sad everyone is overlooking Tearaway, PSvita’s greatest game!


Well I had Little Big Planet 2 so Mm are still represented...

Tearaway is fantastic, I'm not sure about the best vita game (although it's up there) but it's certainly the best game that makes full use of the vita's unique functionality.


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