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Game of the Year 2018 (the best year for video games?)

Chris Davis
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My top ten games of 2018 with some honorable mentions. By the time you watch this video, I’ll have already changed my mind on some of them.

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  1. Ahahaha no! 1998 is. Let's see what came out that year.
    Half life, Ocarina of Time, Baldurs Gate, Grim Fandango, Tenchu, Metal Gear Solid, Starcraft, Thief, Rainbow 6, Unreal and Symphony of the Night.

  2. You have a wildly different taste in games than what I'm used to seeing on YouTube and it's much appreciated.

  3. Hope you keep making vids, love your content.

  4. Maybe stop believing every article made by a shitsite like Kotaku and start reading for yourself, the whole thing with rockstar was a huge missunderstanding and if you believe something like 100 hours per week are possible in a western and famous videogame company you are a fucking moron, and you actually sound like one. OH YEAH lets make the moral choice of not supporting something many game devs put their sweat and hearth because im a fucking hero.

  5. these games all sucked, gaming sucks, movies suck, books suck, what happened to our culture?

  6. For me, taking away all of the hype, I felt like GOW was objectively really good. If not a 10, very close to it for being the most complete and fun experience I've had this year. Have to disagree on the exploration as well. I really liked the world and the backtracking to unlock new sections of the map when you had new abilities felt like the right way to do it. I love the exploration aspect of gaming almost more than anything else, so this could be specific to me. After watching the whole video I see that you are a bit burned out on triple AAA gaming hype and want to shed more light on indie games, which I can totally understand.

  7. What you said about RDR2 means you take whichever information you like to keep because the same developer explained that he did not mean everyone was working 100 hours per week all the time just a selected few before release but I guess that doesn't fit the narrative. Also even if they were working so much your choice of not buying it shows you do not want to appreciate and support their hard work.

  8. My lists these days would be all indies, basically. I don't think AAA games are better than just decent very often. Much more interesting to play a bunch of creative indie games. There's such a wealth of game genres and cool ideas. And even better: The games are also cheaper and you're supporting the little guy instead of supporting big companies. Win/win. Screw AAA games tbh

  9. another terrible year for pc gaming. the only one i liked was monster hunter world
    2019 should be much better and metro exodus is almost out!

  10. I'd make the argument that the decision best/terrible year for video games heavily depends on if you look at PC or console. For PC, I cannot remember a single big release which would stand out in any way, maybe Hitman 2 and to some extent FFXV?. Then there were Frostpunk and Deep Rock Galactic, Subnautica – Everything else I played was meh or simply mediocre.

  11. sotc is such garbage, wtf is wrong with you. lol and the idiot didnt even include MHW

  12. Just for those that don’t know Celeste is free on Xbox live gold too right now so there is no reason not to play it if you have Xbox live gold lol

  13. I liked RDR2 and am planning on 100%ing one day it but I completely understand the criticism and found myself more frustrated with the game’s controls and mechanics the further I got into the game despite becoming more and more invested in the story and the characters. I believe Arthur to be one of the best characters ever created because of how the player is able to really connect and empathise with him. While I have heard it is vastly different how you may feel towards Arthur depending on your honour and your choices (I had some friends who played max dishonour) I played max honour and by the end of chapter six I only had 4 stranger quests not completed so I felt I got the most out of Arthur’s story. Because of my choices the scenes I saw, such as the one with the nun at the train station which is my personal favourite from the whole game, really helped me connect with Arthur and see him as more human than any other character in a game I have played as. However that connection to character and anxiety of the gangs deteriorating state would be dashed by moments where I would fail missions for attempting to go a better path to the objective that was not intended which really did detract from the experience. I am confused by those out there who defend the game saying it has no faults when clearly it does, having an incredible story does not simply excuse bad game mechanics and it’s something that these people really should learn

  14. "Rockstar made people work to hard on RDR2, so I'm not going to spend money on the game people spent so much of their time making." I'm sure that's what those employees want. Not to be compensated for their hard work, but for the game the tirelessly labored away at to be boycotted, and thus not making any money lol. It's a good thing more people weren't this stupid

  15. I just completed my list (and long winded video) of games of played in 2018 which is mostly old games that have been in my back log. The trend I've noticed in my gaming habit is 1) I've been using my PS Vita to get through most games, that includes using the Remote play to some extent and 2) short indie games seem to be the more enjoyable.

    For new games that were released in 2018 that I played:
    1 – Monster Mind, a fan made flash puzzle game that has talking Pokemon via a webcam and your reward for completing the puzzles is using your disembodied hand to have sexual encounters with them through the webcam…this is a furry game.
    2 – Vampyr, I love how cheesy this game was as a mid-market game except it was being sold at a triple A price. Still, rather enjoyable for what it is.
    3 – Willy Bear Beach 2, an adult furry visual novel that's a nice slice of life and mellow game.
    4 – Delta Rune, I really shouldn't count this since it's essentially a demo but since I have very little…It was fun other than I was really hoping that Toby Fox's follow up game wouldn't us our nostalgia of previous established character in his next game but I'll still buy it.
    5 – The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, aka The Demo for Life is Strange 2. Another one I shouldn't count. I liked the imagination bits though I am curious to see what LiS2 is since this character isn't the protagonist (or so it seems.) I won't buy episodic games until their done however so I haven't played any of LiS2 proper; especially after what happened to Telltale.
    6 – Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker's Memory, I liked the first one and thought I would enjoy more of the same. It turned out be a drag with a convoluted story that is pointless, very Lion King 1/2. And I hated the queer baiting in this game.

    As for games I had the most fun with that I played in 2018:
    1 – Monster Mind, I think that says more about me than anything…or that the gaming industry needs to step it up in 2019?
    2 – VA-11 Hall-A, this visual novel/bartending simulator(?) really stuck with me. It might be a combination of the cyberpunk setting and character interactions.
    3 – Papers, Please, I played the PS Vita version that came out in 2018 though this game has been around since 2013 so I though it shouldn't really count. Still, I found myself strangely entertained with the monotony of bureaucracy. Maybe because I do something similar in my work?
    4 – Yakuza 0, I played Kiwami and 0 and found 0 more fun, probably because of how over the top 80's Japan is itself. This is a series I'm going to start to follow though I probably don't want to play each game right after another since that gets tiring.
    5 – Vampyr, what can I say? I enjoyed the clunky combat, bad acting and odd animation. I also enjoyed how it was the opposite of LiS in terms of how it locks your dialogue choice and actions after making them by auto saving not allowing save slots for each playthrough. It really makes you live with what you say and do rather than doing something to see what would happen then undoing it or rewinding time to see different reactions then choosing what you think is the most beneficial choice. It's not a perfect system but I still admire the attempt.

    I played the first Guacamelee! in 2018 and really enjoyed it so I'm likely to pick it up at some time; hopefully I'll still have muscle memory from that game. I also want to get Return of the Obra Dinn considering how much I enjoyed Papers, Please. I've heard really good things about Celeste but watching gameplay footage makes me anxious at the thought of trying to execute all those jumps to avoid death. There's a few other indie games in 2018 that I do want to play with like the only triple A games that appeal to me from 2018 being God of War, Spider-man and, because it looks like a mess, Detroit: Become Human.

  16. Last year was, for me, apparently a mid-budget game year, in terms of what games stuck out. The new releases I spent most time with, and felt most satisfied with, were:

    Battletech. Bugs and some odd balance does mean that this won't climb onto my all time favourites list, but I had a lot of fun with it, and it's a game I will probably re-visit next year.

    Pillars of Eternity 2. I'm a sucker for isometric RPGs, and while Pillars 2 was mildly underwhelming, I still had a lot of fun with it. I would say that Pillars 2 was more of a side-grade than an upgrade compared to Pillars 1, and it was released in a time where we don't have a CRPG drought, where as Pillars 1 was released at an early point of the current flood of good CRPGs.

    I also played Dead Cells, which was great, and CrossCode, which I did not enjoy nearly as much as I thought I would. Ghost of a Tale was also mildly disappointing, but not bad. it's worth getting, if for no other reason than how darn cute it is.

    And there are a couple of games from last year that I really look forward to trying, including Celeste, Into the Breach, Freeman, Frostpunk, Cultist Simulator, Warhammer 40k: Gladius, Two Point Hospital, Return of the Obra Din, Thronebreaker, Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Bloodstained, TISOQUE, Yoku's Island Express, Omensight, Forgotton Anne, Tower of Time…… yeah, I'm never going to be able to play all of those 😛

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