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#1 Outlaw213


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 04:28 PM

The year has almost come to an end, so let's take a look back and review the year.

Even though some big games have been delayed to 2018 it was still a great year with plenty of awesome games to play... and some bad ones, mostly because they were ruined by loot boxes / micro-transactions.

We also had new hardware from Microsoft (Xbox One X) and Nintendo (Switch). Did you pick one up? Or both?

I personally have not played much this year at all, I can't even pick what my top game is but I do have a big list of games I still have to play!

What are your top games for 2017?

What games do you still have to play / finish?

What are your most disappointing games of 2017?

What games are you looking forward to the most in 2018?

Edited by Outlaw213, 30 December 2017 - 04:29 PM.

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 04:54 PM

It's been a great year.

Two of my favourite games to date came out this year in HZD and BoTW.

Got my Switch and I adore it. I hope PS doesn't give up on handhelds because I want competition so we get more awesomeness like this.

What are your top games for 2017?
Hellblade Senuas Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Breath of the Wild
Mario Odyssey
Uncharted lost legacy

Probably way more I forgot

What games do you still have to play / finish?
Shadow of war and started valley I haven't played yet.

What are your most disappointing games of 2017?
Everything involved in lootbox microtransactions

What games are you looking forward to the most in 2018?
Tomb raider
God of war
Sea of thieves
Last of Us 2
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:50 PM

My GOTY is South Park: The Fractured Butthole. It irks me that it isn't on any top ten lists of the year.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 06:05 AM

I thoughroughly enjoyed South Park but even my immature brain got over the fart/poop/anal jokes.

The parallel human kite made me laugh out loud several times though.
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:49 AM

My goty is gt sport.
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:09 AM

Top games for me

Nier Automata
Total War Warhammer 2
Spookys Jump Scare Mansion HD

Games I still need to play

Yakuza 0

Diasspointing game



Dynasty warriors 9
Dragon ball Fighterz
God of War
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:30 AM

The good..Stardew Valley on Switch
The bad..... The Sims 4 on ps4
The ugly.....Destiny 2
2018 - Nino 2, monster hunter .... and RDR2 for the NZGamer posse!!!
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:10 AM

The good: the revival of the AC series and although I was late to the party, Titanfall 2

The bad: Mass Effect Andromeda. While not a bad game by any means, its not a good Mass Effect.

The ugly: Any full price retail game that pushes you towards micro-transactions, most notably NBA2K18. I still enjoy the game, but its getting way out of hand
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 10:56 AM

My game of the year is Breath Of The Wild, by a mile. Still playing it nine months later, and spent about three hours yesterday finishing off the DLC story.


Also enjoyed Ghost Recon Wildlands, Destiny 2 and Tacoma. Heaps on the shelf yet to play such as Mario Odyssey, Mario+Rabbids, Need to get AssCree Origins too.


Games I'm looking forward to in 2018 - Red Dead Redemption 2, Monster Hunter World.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 11:38 AM

Top game

Horizon Zero Dawn


Disappointing Game

Mass Effect Andromeda (After all the hype & wait was such a letdown)

Also any game where the Season Pass is almost as much as the game (looking at you Wildlands)


Games I want in 2018

Monster Hunter World

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Yakuza 6

Edited by Dodgykiwi, 31 December 2017 - 12:22 PM.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:00 PM

GOTY is Persona 5 for sure. Nier Automata, Danganronpa V3, and Life is Strange BtS were also highlights.


Still to be played: so many! Horizon Zero Dawn, Tekken 7, AC Origins, and Night in the Woods are the main ones on my list.


Most disappointing game: Guess I'll go with Mass Effect Andromeda as well, although I did like it, it was pretty average compared to the original trilogy.


Looking forward to in 2018: Attack on Titan 2, Soul Calibur VI, the Civilization VI expansion and the Persona 3/5 dancing games.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 03:43 PM

Zelda was the best game of the year for me of course, not much more can be said about the game that hasn't already, truly amazing and the template for what all Zelda games should be + improved bigger and better on going forward. Can't wait to see what they cook up next!


The fact that we got fantastic Zelda, Mario and Metroid games all in one year has me needing little else from the rest of the gaming world for once. :thumbsup: Which is good because the state some of the other games get released in these days is really troubling.


Here's to the continued success of the Switch! Close to the dream Nintendo setup I've had in my mind for many years.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 04:58 PM

What are your top games for 2017?


Didn't play many new 2017 games this year. Spent a lot of time playing games from my backlog or PS Plus games. So of the few I did get new this year it would be:


Horizon: Zero Dawn

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy


What games do you still have to play / finish?


Picked up South Park: Fractured But Whole for Christmas and have been enjoying the few hours I've put into it so far. Have Battlefront 2 to check out too.


Would like to get Wolfenstein: The New Colossus and perhaps Shadow of War to check out at some point too.


What are your most disappointing games of 2017?


Even though I really enjoyed my time with Destiny 2, all the negativity surrounding it, all the shady practices slipped into it and the lacklustre DLC made this a disappointment to a huge Destiny fan. There were probably much more disappointing games that I didn't play but of the ones I did play this one should've been better than it was.


What games are you looking forward to the most in 2018?


Red Dead Redemption 2

Detroit: Become Human


Interested to see how Anthem turns out too.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:52 PM

What are your top games for 2017?
I brought South Park, HDZ. Didn’t play either of them!

What games do you still have to play / finish?

From this year, or in backlog? So many- HDZ, Witcher, Fallout 4, SouthPark... the list goes on.

What are your most disappointing games of 2017?

I was disappointed with the industry. Bearing in mind I neglect my 3DS, so all this disappontment was on PS4. The above titles not withstanding, it seemed like business decisions made it easier to save money this year. Then there was Marvel Heroes... I thought we were getting a well tested version. All those years refining the PC version. Then the heavily overprice DLC, trickle release content with STILL no end game after 4 years development, and RNG loot boxes.

What games are you looking forward to the most in 2018?

Jurassic Park... I know I’m going to regret my hope for this game. Red Dead Microtransaction as well.

Big a** bah humbug! Featuring old man grizzle.
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:32 PM

Top: Zelda, Mario, Metroid

Disappointment: Yooka Laylee, Battlefront 2

Still to play: shitloads. Horizon Zero Dawn, Persona 5, Night in the Woods and Ucharted Lost Legacy.

Probably my last post ever. Catch up NZG xoxo
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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:37 PM

What are your top games for 2017?


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Super Mario Odyssey

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Battlefield1  It may have come out in 2016 but theres no other game that I have played as much as this.  Multiplayer is just so so good and since I only get to play solidly 1 night a week I have not really burnt out on it like others have.


What games do you still have to play / finish?


Horizon Zero Dawn (have to buy then play)

Crash Bandicoot Trilogy (have to finish)

Zelda (finish)

Mario (finish)

Star Wars Battlefront 2 (pretty much have to play - had one multiplayer session so far)

Shadow of War (have to play)


What are your most disappointing games of 2017?


Battlefront 2 - EA YOU SUCK.  Picked it up for $47 but they screwed the pooch with the star cards on this.

Yooka Laylee - was good to start with but quickly lost interest in it

Shadow of War - picked it up in the states while I was there for $29 (us dollars) but I'm putting off playing it due to other games (Zelda mainly) and cos of the grindfest that pushes the micro transaction need.  Perhaps I should have waited for a GOTY edition.....


What games are you looking forward to the most in 2018?


Are they putting out a Battlefield this year?

Really have not looked at whats coming out, cant think of anything....

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:45 PM

It turns out the only 2017 game I've actually played is Cuphead. Everything else from this year was just carried over from earlier!

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 02:13 PM

Zelda BotW
Destiny 2 (for the first month, average after)
Binding of Isaac (not a new game but new to the Switch)
Splatoon 2
Mario Odyssey (not normally a game I'd go large on but been great fun with my son)

Star Wars Battlefront 2: I wasn't expecting much bit I just really don't enjoy it. As mentioned above, the star card system just turns me off.
Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris
Phantom Trigger

Still to play:
Nier Automata
Persona 5

So far not a lot on my radar, will probably start with Nier and P5.
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:19 PM

I dont think ive played any games from 2017. COD WW2 beta?

Im excited for Dragon Ball Fighter Z 2018!
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 07:11 AM

Slime Rancher!

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