GOTY 2015 (Adjusted)
Adjusted GOTY lists are something I'm experimenting with. It is impossible for me, both in terms of time and monetary resources, to play every game that piques my interest in a given year. I cannot get the spread that something like Giant Bomb can, with its staff of seven people (give or take a Rorie), and so my GOTY lists tend to suffer from the limitation as a result. Usually, I play just enough new games that year to fill out a list of ten, though I'd much prefer a surplus that I could judiciously whittle down.
So instead, what I'll start doing is create GOTY lists that also cumulatively apply the subsequent year's playing history, and the year after that, and so on. As I catch up with my backlog, I should get a clearer picture of what games resonated with me most that year, irrespective of when I actually got around to playing them.
2015 was a strong year for RPGs, which made it a strong year for me also, with the likes of Bloodborne, Pillars of Eternity, The Witcher 3, and Undertale. MGSV and Yakuza 5 also, if we're talking edge cases. The only games left from this year that I'm still itching to play are two Trails games and a few scattered Indies. Won't be long before this ranked list is as complete as it's ever going to get.
- Currently owned 2015 games to explore: Trails of Cold Steel.
- Currently un-owned 2015 games I hope to check out in the future: Bravely Second: End Layer.
- List Drop-Offs (w/ Highest One-Time Ranking): Adventures of Pip (40th), Refunct (41st), Cibele (30th), Jotun (43rd), Flywrench (44th), Reveal the Deep (56th), Tearaway Unfolded (31st), Super Chibi Knight (32nd).
[*UP TO DATE* as of January 2021.]