Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

What's your Game of the Decade for the 2010s??

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    #21
    Pretty sure the topic is about your personal favorite game that came put within the past decade, not the one that's objectively affected the gaming business over the course of it. Sure, you can mention games that have done the latter, but at the end of the day, it's really all about what games YOU enjoyed the most since 2010, because making it about the collective community as a whole could either mean the world or absolutely nothing to different people.

    Comment


      #22
      Originally posted by OrganizationXV View Post
      Zemoco to be fair, by that standard, any games made in 2019 couldn't possibly live up to the games made before, say, 2012.

      I'd tend to agree with you, but I can see EodS's point of view too. Witcher 3 is infinitely better than Skyrim, on a technical level, even if the impact was less.
      Yea that is true, but on the virtue the GOTD should be what shaped the gaming landscape. Games released last year can't possibly be that unless like literally hundreds of games retooled there games to rip off mechanics in the span of a few months, while although possible, is completely improbable. So yea most games released towards the end would be ruled out, but it's not impossible.

      Ocarina of Time, Team Fortress 2, and Half-Life can be considered GOTD and those games came out towards the end of their respective decade.

      Comment


        #23
        Originally posted by Thar View Post
        Pretty sure the topic is about your personal favorite game that came put within the past decade, not the one that's objectively affected the gaming business over the course of it. Sure, you can mention games that have done the latter, but at the end of the day, it's really all about what games YOU enjoyed the most since 2010, because making it about the collective community as a whole could either mean the world or absolutely nothing to different people.
        This is true. That is the title topic, I can't dispute.

        Comment


          #24
          Halo Wars 2 :P

          Comment


            #25
            Originally posted by Zemoco View Post

            That's not really fair though. For GOTD, how can you compare games released in 2010 to games that literally are only a few months old? Of course they would take the things that people didn't like and refine them. Of course they would have better graphics, better usability, better load times since they have access to today's resources. You'd basically be barring everything pre-2016-2017.

            Though time seems to fly by nowadays, even most people would agree that 10 years is a crap ton of time, and in technology 10 years is basically the Fall of Rome.

            GOTD should be the games that defined the decade. That if they poofed from existence, you'd have a vastly different landscape. For all the good that BOTW or Horizon Zero Dawn are, if they didn't exist, nothing would look that different.

            If Code Vein and Hollow Knight ddin't exist, not much would really change.

            But if SKyrim, DayZ, Minecraft, or Dark Souls didn't exist, hundreds of games would poof from existence with them ( and the ones who didn't would look vastly different).
            My point was that you can't really hold a game like Skyrim in high regard and call it the "game of the decade" purely because it had a big influence on future open world titles. Because, as you said, Skyrim itself owes its own success to Oblivion. (And Oblivion to Morrowind) It didn't do the open world thing first. It didn't even do it best. (Morrowind was better.) It just had really good marketing and got really popular. It helped shaped the future because of how well it sold, not because of anything special it did.

            I just think your reasoning is a bit off.

            Comment


              #26
              Originally posted by Cid View Post

              My point was that you can't really hold a game like Skyrim in high regard and call it the "game of the decade" purely because it had a big influence on future open world titles. Because, as you said, Skyrim itself owes its own success to Oblivion. (And Oblivion to Morrowind) It didn't do the open world thing first. It didn't even do it best. (Morrowind was better.) It just had really good marketing and got really popular. It helped shaped the future because of how well it sold, not because of anything special it did.

              I just think your reasoning is a bit off.
              That's actually a good point. Skyrim probably wouldn't be fit for that then.

              Edit: Now that I think about it, GOTD should be in a vacuum, otherwise we can use that argument for any game.
              Last edited by Zemoco; January 3rd, 2020, 07:43 PM.

              Comment


                #27
                Originally posted by Zemoco View Post

                Yea that is true, but on the virtue the GOTD should be what shaped the gaming landscape. Games released last year can't possibly be that unless like literally hundreds of games retooled there games to rip off mechanics in the span of a few months, while although possible, is completely improbable. So yea most games released towards the end would be ruled out, but it's not impossible.

                Ocarina of Time, Team Fortress 2, and Half-Life can be considered GOTD and those games came out towards the end of their respective decade.
                The disparity is whether or not the GOTD should be based on whether the game made an impact, or whether it was the best at what it did. Because, after all, we didn't exactly have a great decade for innovation (the 70s invented video games, the 90s had 3D thrown in. That was the last big innovation, since VR flopped).

                You could say that Dark Souls 1 should get the title for raising the bar on what a fantasy action game should be, or you could give it to Bloodborne for taking the lessons learned from DS1, perfecting it, increasing the scope, and blending it with a much more tense and interesting setting. It depends on what you think the criteria should be.
                Originally posted by Wade
                Everything is hidden in plain sight, like in Men in Black. We've all just been neuralized to think it is "normal".

                Comment


                  #28
                  Kid icarus uprising is my favorite. Won’t have the impact as other games but it’s gonna be a cult classic years later.

                  smash ultimate goes above and beyond the most imo. It’s worth probably 3 fighting games with its roster and maps but also has a 40 hour campaign and a unique arcade mode of every character. Smash bros at this point has become more than a game but a celebration of all things gaming. Just look at what a single character reveal can do to the internet.

                  I think most people will say BOTW. It seemed to be the most praised for its change in games. It’s not my favorite but I see it.

                  some Honorable mentions, persona 5, bravely default, Starcraft 2, splatoon, dragon quest 11, a link between worlds, and doom

                  Comment


                    #29
                    Originally posted by OrganizationXV View Post
                    The disparity is whether or not the GOTD should be based on whether the game made an impact, or whether it was the best at what it did. Because, after all, we didn't exactly have a great decade for innovation (the 70s invented video games, the 90s had 3D thrown in. That was the last big innovation, since VR flopped).

                    You could say that Dark Souls 1 should get the title for raising the bar on what a fantasy action game should be, or you could give it to Bloodborne for taking the lessons learned from DS1, perfecting it, increasing the scope, and blending it with a much more tense and interesting setting. It depends on what you think the criteria should be.
                    I think of it like this. Games released from early 10s can't really compare to games released in the last year. It is an unfair comparison to make. Sure, games released in 2010 are still perfectly playable (I played Dark Souls for the first time just 3 years ago and had great fun), but recent games have better technology and hindsight. Would Bloodborne even exist without Dark Souls? Considering Sony had given From the funding to make the game because of their success with DS1 and 2, I'd think not. It could still exist, but it wouldn't be the Bloodborne we know.

                    More recent games have the newer technology and hindsight to understand what didn't work in their predecessors and refined them to a mirror shine. But if their predecessors didn't exist, they too would ppof/be completely different. GOTD games don't even have to be great games. By God has Skyrim aged poorly, but it's influence is astounding.

                    Of course even the GOTD I mentioned aren't original. They were built and honed from games prior, but the point of GOTD is the games released within the decade.

                    I'd also probably add Disco Elysium to the discussion by the looks of it.

                    Comment


                      #30
                      Undertale, Super Mario Bros 2 and Fortinite

                      Comment


                        #31
                        Originally posted by blah View Post
                        Undertale, Super Mario Bros 2 and Fortinite
                        uhm...?
                        Originally posted by Wade
                        Everything is hidden in plain sight, like in Men in Black. We've all just been neuralized to think it is "normal".

                        Comment


                          #32
                          Originally posted by OrganizationXV View Post

                          uhm...?
                          Fuck the rules

                          Comment


                            #33
                            Originally posted by blah View Post

                            Fuck the rules
                            What a terrible choice for a game to pick outside of the decade, lol
                            Originally posted by Wade
                            Everything is hidden in plain sight, like in Men in Black. We've all just been neuralized to think it is "normal".

                            Comment


                              #34
                              Originally posted by OrganizationXV View Post

                              What a terrible choice for a game to pick outside of the decade, lol
                              it may seem wierd, given that it’s not a “real” Mario game, but “Super Mario Bros. 2″ is fantastic. Notoriously, it’s a re-branded, slightly altered version of a game that was already out in Japan at the time, called”Doki Doki Panic.” Whatever.

                              “Super Mario Bros. 2” is an excellent Mario game.

                              It’s the first to allow you to play as Mario, Luigi, Toad or the Princess. Each of them has their own special attributes. Princess can float mid-jump for a moment or two. Luigi has a slightly higher jump than anyone else. More importantly, it’s a surrealist adventure full of crazy landscapes, crazier enemies, and a bird that shoots eggs out of its mouth. It may not be the first Mario game you should start with, but it’s one that you absolutely should not miss.

                              Comment


                                #35
                                I'd also include Undertale as well.

                                Comment


                                  #36
                                  Raid: Shadow Legends
                                  Originally posted by Kajin_Style
                                  I have this illness called "Having-a-Heart" and gives me this irrational sense of empathy and care for my fellow man.

                                  Comment


                                    #37
                                    Originally posted by blah View Post

                                    it may seem wierd, given that it’s not a “real” Mario game, but “Super Mario Bros. 2″ is fantastic. Notoriously, it’s a re-branded, slightly altered version of a game that was already out in Japan at the time, called”Doki Doki Panic.” Whatever.

                                    “Super Mario Bros. 2” is an excellent Mario game.

                                    It’s the first to allow you to play as Mario, Luigi, Toad or the Princess. Each of them has their own special attributes. Princess can float mid-jump for a moment or two. Luigi has a slightly higher jump than anyone else. More importantly, it’s a surrealist adventure full of crazy landscapes, crazier enemies, and a bird that shoots eggs out of its mouth. It may not be the first Mario game you should start with, but it’s one that you absolutely should not miss.
                                    Is this a copypasta? I feel like this is a videogamedunkey quote.
                                    Originally posted by Wade
                                    Everything is hidden in plain sight, like in Men in Black. We've all just been neuralized to think it is "normal".

                                    Comment


                                      #38
                                      Originally posted by OrganizationXV View Post

                                      Is this a copypasta? I feel like this is a videogamedunkey quote.
                                      you'll never know, unless you are willing to exert actual effort into finding out.

                                      wouldn't recommend it tho.

                                      Comment


                                      • OrganizationXV
                                        OrganizationXV commented
                                        Editing a comment
                                        I just WOKE UP and found out!

                                        HAH!

                                      #39
                                      Originally posted by OrganizationXV View Post

                                      Is this a copypasta? I feel like this is a videogamedunkey quote.
                                      It's from a Business Insider article.

                                      https://www.businessinsider.com/best...-games-2016-12
                                      Last edited by Thar; January 7th, 2020, 05:18 AM.

                                      Comment


                                        #40
                                        Originally posted by Thar View Post

                                        It's from a Business Insider article.

                                        https://www.businessinsider.com/best...-games-2016-12
                                        Thanks man.

                                        also, that's an awful list, lol. Not a single mention of Sunshine or Galaxy 1 (I assume the article predates Odyssey, but still) and they put the original in the second place? I'm unsettled.
                                        Originally posted by Wade
                                        Everything is hidden in plain sight, like in Men in Black. We've all just been neuralized to think it is "normal".

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X