Ranking Every Game
I'm going to rank every single game I play from now (01/20/2019) on.
Ground rules: if single player, I need to beat the main campaign For single player games that don't have a clear end - certain roguelikes for example - it will be a judgement call based on when I feel I've put enough time into it. Multiplayer games will follow these same rules. For both of these, I will note an estimated hour count. Early Access games are not eligible for this list, even if I've put a bunch of time into them - I'll just add them when I feel I've played the final version long enough. I will also note the date that I added the game to the list, in the hopes that this will reflect my inevitably changing tastes.
Obviously, this list is entirely subjective and nothing on it is permanent. The main thing I'm thinking about is memorability. There are so many times on Giant Bomb's GOTY for example, the games that make it on are undoubtedly good, but then the next year rolls around and some (even the Best Game) have had virtually no long-term impact. I'm trying to think about which games I'll be talking about for a while, and what reflects my taste. Often I play a lauded game that's understandably likeable, but that has virtually no personal impact; I'm trying to fight the inclination to order things based on community-wide likeability, and instead get to the heart of what speaks to me personally.
A NOTE ON SPOILERS: they'll be here. Sorry.