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Dec 02, '17, 9:38pm

For the moment, I have to say
PS4-Persona 5
Switch-Zelda
Multi platform: Sonic Mania
Overall: Zelda just a tiny tad over P5 and Mario
(I say for the moment cause I don't get my copy of Xeno 2 till monday and that could always be my goty and thus also my nintendo goty)

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Dec 04, '17, 2:00am

Polls are now open! Have at it everyone! portilloPure1
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Dec 04, '17, 2:25am

I voted for Horizon for my overall GOTY. It was a toss up between that and RUINER and Horizon is the only one that has a shot of winning.
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Dec 04, '17, 4:47am

Hollow Knight for PC as that is my GotY, and I didn't play almost any of the other nominated games.
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Dec 04, '17, 5:47am

I'm happy there's an Other option for all of them
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Dec 08, '17, 5:49pm

Even though I've heard incredible things about Mario and Zelda, I had to vote Assassins Creed, because it was the best that I've played this year. Looking forward to catch up on a lot of these other games in the new year.
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Dec 10, '17, 1:19pm

How dare you make me pick between Persona 5 and Horizon Zero Dawn... twice! WutFace
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Dec 11, '17, 4:19am

TheHiketeia wrote:How dare you make me pick between Persona 5 and Horizon Zero Dawn... twice! WutFace


I had that same problem... for about two seconds.
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Dec 11, '17, 5:12am

Want to play/finish a few games before voting for this but I’m already having anxiety about what to pick for best Nintendo Exclusive. Zelda or Mario!? I’m leaning Mario but idk if it’s cause I played it most recently. The two may just cancel each other out and I’ll vote for golf story lmao
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Dec 12, '17, 5:34pm

TheHiketeia wrote:How dare you make me pick between Persona 5 and Horizon Zero Dawn... twice! WutFace

Picking between both Persona/Horizon and Zelda/Mario was torture! I feel your pain.
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Dec 14, '17, 2:22am

And the game of the year is....
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But seriously...not that you can compare apples to oranges (is there any metric that will let you compare a racing game to a jRPG?). I'll go with Persona 5, for doing something that stands out, and for having longer staying power.

Horizon is a great game, but it's just another open-world, icon-chasing, 3rd-person action game. It is the best one so far, and it deserves praise for standing out in a crowded market, but so was Fallout 4, Shadow of Mordor, etc. It's impressive, but feels like the latest iteration in an evolving genre, soon to be surpassed by a newer, shinier game (maybe Days Gone, maybe Spiderman, maybe Death Stranding, or something else unannounced).

Persona 5 on the other hand is also a great game, but it managed to make people take notice of an oft-ignored genre - jRPGs. It serves as an important reminder that the genre isn't dead. It's all speculation, but my guess is Persona 5 will be more relevant 5 years from now than Horizon (i.e considered a paradigm of its genre). That said, whatever fruit people vote for is fine - there's no objective metric for fruit superiority.
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Dec 14, '17, 12:51pm

Wildblood wrote:Horizon is a great game, but it's just another open-world, icon-chasing, 3rd-person action game. It is the best one so far, and it deserves praise for standing out in a crowded market, but so was Fallout 4, Shadow of Mordor, etc. It's impressive, but feels like the latest iteration in an evolving genre, soon to be surpassed by a newer, shinier game (maybe Days Gone, maybe Spiderman, maybe Death Stranding, or something else unannounced).

This is probably the best description I've heard for Horizon. My initial assessment of the game left me underwhelmed, as I was looking for more, based on the hype surrounding it. Once I found my bearings and saw it for what it was, I ended up having a lot of fun with it. One of the best games of the year? Absolutely. The best game this year? Not quite.
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Dec 14, '17, 1:04pm

MannySJ wrote:The best game this year? Not quite.

I'm willing to accept that it's the best game this year. If someone argues for it, I can't really disagree. I mean, right now Persona 5 isn't objectively better than Horizon, neither is Breath of the Wild, or any other acclaimed game. Apples-to-oranges comparisons...that's how I see it.

Instead I try to imagine what people will say in 5-10 years:
"Hey dude, want to play a game from 2017?"
"Sure, which one?"
"Horizon or Persona?"
"Horizon is dated and clunky dude - Open World Awesome 2022 shits all over it. No fault of Horizon, but it was a product of its time. Persona though - man what a good RPG that was! Still feels awesome to play!"

Even if I thought Horizon were a better game than Persona 5 today (I don't), I'm fairly confident that Persona will hold up better in the long run. Horizon faces more technical restrictions - facial animation, texture detail, world size, draw distance, etc. It is built using materials that we already know won't stand the test of time. Persona 5 however, isn't nearly as limited.

So...my vote for Persona was based on that - I looked for some objective measure by which I could judge the games, and longevity was the strongest factor I could find.
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Dec 14, '17, 5:30pm

Uncharted
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Divinity Original Sin 2
PUBG for multiplat, its out on Xbox now
AC origins for GOTY

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Dec 14, '17, 7:16pm

Persona 5

Uncharted: Lost Legacy and Everybody's Golf were my next favourites.
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Dec 15, '17, 9:50am

PS4 - Persona 5
Xbox (abstained)
PC (abstained)
Switch - Project Octopath Traveler demo
Multi platform - Nier: Automata
Overall - Nier: Automata
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Dec 15, '17, 11:56am

My personal GOTY is without a doubt Horizon, one of the best gaming experiences I've had this gen. I LOVED that world and how stunning it was.

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Dec 16, '17, 8:05pm

Hmmm...it seems as if I have not played many games from 2017 this year. Either way I am pretty confident with my picks in the categories that apply to me.
PS4 - Horizon
Multiplatform - Wolfenstein II
PC - Haven't played any of the exclusives...
Overall - Horizon

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Dec 19, '17, 4:09pm

Just realized that I never shared my personal votes:

PS4: Horizon
Nintendo: Zelda
Xbox: N/A
PC: N/A
Multiplatform: I'm holding off so I can play a bit more before the deadline.
Overall: Zelda

Ultimately went with Horizon for PS4, despite my arguments above. It really just stuck with me. Persona 5 was an incredible experience with the slickest presentation I have ever seen, but it really drags towards the end, whereas once Horizon clicked it really clicked. It breaks my heart to not be able to show any love to it or Mario, and the decision for GOTY was very difficult. 2017 was a hell of a year in games.
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Dec 23, '17, 11:47pm

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