Top 10s

Top 10s

I still don’t regret paying $75 for a converted MK2 cabinet. What I do slightly regret is sinking another $400 in to it for a MK1 board, UMK3 board, board switcher, original MK1 control panel and hardly touching it since. But hey, it’s a piece of history…right?

I’m bored, so here’s a discussion topic: Predict Your Top 10 of 2019.
What do you actually think will end up being your favorite games of the year? And then we’ll see how close we all were in January 2020.

Here’s mine:

2019 Top Ten:

  1. Dreams - I’ve played the Beta… I’m going to spend a lot of time in this.
  2. Ghost of Tsushima - I feel like this is coming this year. Sucker Punch has been working on this for a VERY long time (inFamous SS was a launch title). And I love great, single-player stories.
  3. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - I love Star Wars, so this should be #1, but EA’s track record hasn’t been too stellar as of late.
  4. Concrete Genie - I cannot wait for this game. It looks like it’ll have a lot of heart, but with added creativity that is super unique.
  5. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - One of my favorite games of all-time is getting a remake. Will it hold up to my fond PS1 memories though?
  6. Life is Strange 2 - I’ve held off on buying this until the entire story has been released, but I’m sure I’ll love it as much as the last two installments.
  7. In the Valley of Gods - Firewatch was great; so this should be no less than great.
  8. Anthem - Not a great first impression here, but I’ll eventually get this on sale and hopefully, by then it will be a Top 10 contender.
  9. Control - I don’t know what to expect, but the trailer was cool.
  10. The Outer Worlds - Just cuz I need a 10th, I guess.

Honorable Mention:
Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son - It will hopefully be a cool story with some funny moments. Also, VR.

  1. Apex Legends
  2. Apex Legends
  3. Apex Legends
  4. Apex Legends
  5. Apex Legends
  6. Apex Legends
  7. Apex Legends
  8. Apex Legends
  9. Apex Legends
  10. Apex Legends

Honorable mention:
Titanfall 3

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No idea if I’ll play 10 games this year, but here goes

  1. Apex Legends
  2. Destiny 2
  3. Ghosts of Tsushima
  4. Some indie game I’m not aware of yet
  5. Some old ass game that I missed the first time around

I’m looking at my predictions list and internally laughing. And laughing and laughing and laughing.

Ha, my reality has been @Rewfus 's list.



My Top 4 is nothing close to what I predicted. I’ll be playing LiS2 once Chapter 5 is released next week and I think that will determine my Top 5. I also need to slot in some more time for Dreams. And VR. Can I put No Man’s Sky VR on my list? Is that allowed?

In alphabetical order, as of the beginning of December.

  • Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
  • Gris
  • Metro Exodus
  • No Man’s Sky (Beyond)
  • The Outer Worlds
  • Star War Jedi: Fallen Order
  • Untitled Goose Game
  • World of Warcraft: Classic

Gris was more than just style, heh? I’ve been meaning to check it out but was worried it would just end up being style over substance.

Gris is very much in the same wheelhouse as Journey (but with a bit more of an actual story, although told mainly through it’s visuals) so if stuff like that doesn’t tickle your fancy, you probably won’t find it worth much of your time.

I really enjoyed it, but I’ll still probably only stick with the one playthrough.

Gris was not on my radar until you said Journey. Now… I may have to watch a trailer or something.

Here ya go.

Okay. I don’t love platformers, but that one doesn’t look like a traditional platformer like Super Meat Boy or whatever. Is it more puzzle-solving or what?

Nothing like Super Meat Boy at all. It’s a fairly simple platformer with some light puzzle elements sprinkled in. I’m going back to my previous comparison, but think of Journey in 2D.

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  1. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - I was truly worried when this was announced as a Soulsborne-style Star Wars game as hair-pullingly difficult games are not my forte. I was even more worried after about an hour or two of playing and I was getting my Jedi butt handed to me by the simplest of enemies, especially that infernal frog. But all of that worry was force choked away and by the second half of the game I truly felt like a Jedi, whipping Stormtroopers around the landscape with ease. And that ending—jeepers—chills the entire final section.
  2. Concrete Genie - Want to know how to get into my top 3? Release a great single-player game with a wonderful story and heartfelt characters. Also, it helps that there’s a VR mode and the ability to be creative. Need some stress relief after a hard day at work/school or just after reading some news headlines? This is that game.
  3. Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled - One of my favorite games of all time got rereleased with HD graphics, courses and characters from the sequel, online matchmaking, custom carts and a steady flow of DLC that has made my head spin. Of course it’s in my top 3.
  4. Dreams - I’m not sure this game will count with the final FINAL version being released in February, but I played it in 2019. And while I didn’t create a ton, what I played and saw created blew my swiftly deteriorating, old man mind. This game is insane.
  5. Life is Strange 2 - The original and the prequel are 2 of my favorite games of all time, so I was eagerly anticipating the sequel with an all-new cast. Unfortunately, after playing Detroit: Become Human, I felt underwhelmed by the choices versus consequences. At no time did I feel like my actions were going to change the direction of where I was headed. I did watch alternate endings after I finished, so you can actually alter things, I just felt like you couldn’t. Having said all that, it’s a good story with good characters and if Choose-Your-Own-Adventure games are your jam you should check this out.
  6. Destiny 2: Shadowkeep - It got me back into Destiny, even with a severe backlog of games vying for my attention.
  7. No Man’s Sky Beyond - It added VR. To No Man’s Sky. 'Nuff said.
  8. Untitled Goose Game - I’m a sucker for mindless shenanigans with to-do checklists like Octodad. Good, clean fun with a nifty soundtrack while you are goosing things up.
  9. Falcon Age - I haven’t finished this yet, but the baby Falcon is just too awesome not to include in my Top 10 list.

The best thing about Jedi? No achievement or trophy for beating the game on a specific difficulty.

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I’m bored, so here’s a discussion topic: Predict Your Top 10 of 2020.
What do you actually think will end up being your favorite games of the year? And then we’ll see how close we all were in January 2021. The real kicker here is predicting Next Gen launch titles.

Here’s mine:

2020 Top Ten:

  1. Horizon Zero Dawn 2 - Yes. I’m betting this is a launch title for PS5. And it’ll be gorgeous.
  2. The Last of Us Part 2 - Need I say more?
  3. Ghost of Tsushima - I love great, single-player stories. And the graphics are [insert chef kiss here]
  4. Dreams - I’m addicted to this game. Darth Poop Emoji is just the beginning. I’m itching to see what the VR is like.
  5. Star Wars Project Maverick - I believe this exists and will be announced when the PS5 is. And I hope it has a VR X-wing mode. If it does, this could be higher on my list.
  6. Marvel’s Avengers - Destiny but with Superheroes… sign me up.
  7. Marvel’s Iron Man VR - I can be Iron Man? Also, flying feels amazing in VR, so I can’t wait to see how this feels.
  8. Predator: Hunting Grounds - Why not?
  9. WiLD - Where is it?
  10. Astro Bot Rescue Mission 2 - I doubt this will be 2020, but I needed a tenth. If this indeed does release, it will be higher than Avengers, probably.

Wow, you just gonna punk Cyberpunk like that, huh? Bold move, sir.

That game isn’t really speaking to me yet. Maybe I just haven’t watched the right footage.