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#1 Posted by translucentfish (171 posts) -

If something's not popular to you, it might be to someone else.

I agree there are too many Fire Emblem characters for my liking, but they're all fun to play as!

I like the ridiculous characters more (Wii Fit Trainer is the dumbest, best thing), but just because that's what I enjoy doesn't mean they should take away someone else's fun.

:)

#2 Posted by translucentfish (171 posts) -

Double Fine for shaking up the industry, and making some of my favorite games.

Naughty Dog for Jak 1, Uncharted 2, and Last of Us.

Irrational/Ken Levine for elevating games to higher level.

Also, Nintendo. Without them we'd really be nowhere.

#3 Posted by translucentfish (171 posts) -

Going to update my post above as well, but this year was definitely a surprise with Mario Maker going to #1. I feel like the only other major surprise is Kerbal at #4 (with the "COD: Advanced Warfare Outta Nowhere" spot). Invisible, Inc. slipping in at #9 is fun too.

As far as the spreadsheet attempt, it did well at generally placing games near their spot. If Life is Strange and Axiom Verge made it, it would 100% as far as which games would be on the list. But 80% ain't too shabby at prediction this ridiculous process!

Here's the two lists in case no one wants to see the fancy spreadsheet:

GB Official 2015 GOTY ListThe 100% Accurate Mathematical Spreadsheet
#1 Super Mario Maker#1 Metal Gear Solid V - 54 points
#2 Metal Gear Solid V#2 Rocket League - 30 points
#3 Rocket League#3 Super Mario Maker - 29 points
#4 Kerbal Space Program#4 Splatoon - 19 points
#5 Splatoon#5 Undertale - 17 points
#6 Rise of the Tomb Raider#6 Rise of the Tomb Raider - 17 points
#7 Undertale#7 Life Is Strange - 15 points
#8 Grow Home#8 Axiom Verge - 15 points
#9 Invisible, Inc.#9 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - 13 points
#10 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt#10 Grow Home - 13 points
#4 Edited by translucentfish (171 posts) -
#5 Posted by translucentfish (171 posts) -

Added Jason and Alex today. Right now it looks like MGSV is clear #1. Rocket League and SMM are fighting for #2. And, unless Jeff's list is ridiculous, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, Ori, and The Witcher will be lucky to be #10. Crazy!

#6 Posted by translucentfish (171 posts) -

I took out Rorie's score from the Total for the time being, and added Austin and Vinny's lists!

Pretty clear that MGSV is going to be the #1 game. Super Mario Maker is a safe bet at #2.

#7 Edited by translucentfish (171 posts) -

@nevergameover: I didn't last year. But this year, Rorie's on there at the moment. He's an asterisk really. I think if at the end his picks skew things super strangely than I might remove his picks, but for now I think it's fine to include. But, good point!

#8 Posted by translucentfish (171 posts) -

Hopefully I'm not breaking any rules by posting to my own thread, but the List has been updated with Brad and Rorie, along with Dan and Drew.

Looks like the #1 & #2 so far is MGSV: Phantom Pain and Super Mario Maker. Which aren't any surprise really.

#9 Edited by translucentfish (171 posts) -

For some GOTY fun, I'm taking the Top Ten lists of each GB employee, creating a simple ranking, and seeing which games end up in the mathematical Top Ten of the year.

I did a quick 1-10 point scale, 1 for tenth place, and 10 for first place. Any Tie-Breakers at the end will go to the game with the highest rank on an individual list.

Check out the Google Doc here!

This year was definitely a surprise with Mario Maker going to #1. I feel like the only other major surprise is Kerbal at #4 (with the "COD: Advanced Warfare Outta Nowhere" spot). Invisible, Inc. slipping in at #9 is fun too.

As far as the spreadsheet attempt, it did well at generally placing games near their spot. If Life is Strange and Axiom Verge made it, it would 100% as far as which games would be on the list. But 80% ain't too shabby at prediction this ridiculous process!

Here's the two lists in case no one wants to see the fancy spreadsheet:

GB Official 2015 GOTY ListThe 100% Accurate Mathematical Spreadsheet
#1 Super Mario Maker#1 Metal Gear Solid V - 54 points
#2 Metal Gear Solid V#2 Rocket League - 30 points
#3 Rocket League#3 Super Mario Maker - 29 points
#4 Kerbal Space Program#4 Splatoon - 19 points
#5 Splatoon#5 Undertale - 17 points
#6 Rise of the Tomb Raider#6 Rise of the Tomb Raider - 17 points
#7 Undertale#7 Life Is Strange - 15 points
#8 Grow Home#8 Axiom Verge - 15 points
#9 Invisible, Inc.#9 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - 13 points
#10 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt#10 Grow Home - 13 points
#10 Edited by translucentfish (171 posts) -

Here's an entry for each conference.