Coint & Plick 2017 - ILX's best games of the year - NOMINATIONS (Deadline: March 4)

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As always, here's your incredibly late-starting nomination thread for ILX's best games of 2017.

Rules are the same as always: console, computer, mobile, handheld games released in the calendar year of our lord Shigeru two thousand and seventeen are fair game. Games with SIGNIFICANT changes are valid too, so get ready for DJP to nominate and #1 Marvel Puzzle Quest again. The rules here have gotten a lot foggier over the past few years, so fuck it, let's get sloppy.

If you can, include all of the ways it can be played (splitting it into the 4 above cats is good: console, computer, mobile, handheld). The number of games rolled out will be dependent on the number of ballots received. Hopefully I'll make the rollout images sexier this year, last year looked like shit.

Ok start nominating!

flippy bard (Will M.), Friday, 26 January 2018 19:06 (six months ago) Permalink

Ballot-scoring method may change this year too to be more in line with the ILM style, happy to take recommendations on this, as much as it is fun to "game" the system as it has worked in previous years (makes sense, given it's FOR games), maybe it's time for a change!

flippy bard (Will M.), Friday, 26 January 2018 19:10 (six months ago) Permalink

let's just get this outta the way

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild - Switch
Super Mario Odyssey - Switch

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 26 January 2018 19:14 (six months ago) Permalink

Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City (dlc)
Horizon Zero Dawn
Nioh
Night in the Woods

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 26 January 2018 19:17 (six months ago) Permalink

i'll probably have a lot but to start:

Persona 5
Yakuza 0
Nier: Automata
Prey

Mordy, Friday, 26 January 2018 19:19 (six months ago) Permalink

You know what? VR should be its own "stream" for platforms.

Oh and here are some noms...

Mass Effect Andromeda - Console/Computer
Fire Emblem Heroes - Mobile
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony - Console, Computer, Handheld
Robo Recall - VR
Walking Dead Season 3 - Console, Computer, Handheld
GNOG - Console, Computer, Handheld, VR
Tacoma - Console, Computer
NBA 2K18 - Console, Computer

flippy bard (Will M.), Friday, 26 January 2018 19:21 (six months ago) Permalink

Through the Ages - mobile
The Shrouded Isle - pc
Paperback - mobile
Age of Rivals - mobile/pc
Monster Slayers - pc
D&D Lords of Waterdeep - mobile/pc
Stardew Valley - switch

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 26 January 2018 19:21 (six months ago) Permalink

The Sexy Brutale - pc/console

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 26 January 2018 19:29 (six months ago) Permalink

Universal Paperclips
South Park: The Fractured but Whole
Thimbleweed Park
Endless Space 2
Pyre
Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 Remix

Mordy, Friday, 26 January 2018 19:31 (six months ago) Permalink

Oh man, this is the thread I most look forward to every year! Thanks for doing it.

jjjusten, Friday, 26 January 2018 19:36 (six months ago) Permalink

What's the ILM method and its consequences?

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 26 January 2018 22:42 (six months ago) Permalink

What Remains of Edith Finch
Superflight
Stories Untold
West of Loathing
Everything
Sonic Mania
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
The Norwood Suite
Hidden Folks

methanietanner, Friday, 26 January 2018 22:54 (six months ago) Permalink

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Goroaga
Steamworld Dig 2
Nex Machina
Fire Pro Wrestling World
Golf Story
Ghost Recon: Shadow Warrior
Miitopia

thos beads (jamescobo), Saturday, 27 January 2018 03:14 (six months ago) Permalink

Dark Souls III The Ringed City DLC - PC
Cuphead - PC
Wolfenstein II - PS4
Stardew Valley - Switch
Shovel Knight - Switch
Super Mario Odyssey - Switch
Zelda BOTW - Switch
Super Mario Run - iPhone

2017 one of the best years for videogames ever

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 27 January 2018 03:15 (six months ago) Permalink

Injustice 2 - PS4/X1/PC
Picross S - Switch

Nhex, Saturday, 27 January 2018 07:47 (six months ago) Permalink

Hollow Knight - console/computer
Typeshift - mobile

devvvine, Saturday, 27 January 2018 09:11 (six months ago) Permalink

Lone Echo - PC VR
Rec-Room -PC VR
Superhot VR - PC VR/PSVR

Got an oculus rift this year, its been a blast. My graphics card has gone from being p decent for 1080p (GTX1060 6GB) to being a touch underpowered for VR, even though the tech more than makes up for it. Its a long way from mass adoption, but when playing Superhot VR it feels like a new paradigm, like seeing Mario in 3D the first time.

e-woke (NotEnough), Saturday, 27 January 2018 11:48 (six months ago) Permalink

Marvel Puzzle Quest - all good devices
NBA Playgrounds - Switch
Arms - Switch
Meshi Quest - iOS
Blocky Farm - iOS
Civ 6 - iOS

droit au butt (Euler), Saturday, 27 January 2018 13:20 (six months ago) Permalink

MPQ GOTY 5 years in a row!!

Nhex, Saturday, 27 January 2018 17:45 (six months ago) Permalink

Mario Kart 8 DX - Switch
Puyo Puyo Tetris - Switch

thos beads (jamescobo), Saturday, 27 January 2018 18:16 (six months ago) Permalink

ARMS (Switch)

direct to consumer online mattress brand (silby), Saturday, 27 January 2018 18:19 (six months ago) Permalink

Oh Euler took care of arms, I kan’t read

direct to consumer online mattress brand (silby), Saturday, 27 January 2018 18:20 (six months ago) Permalink

don't worry everybody's nomming Zelda + SMO so it's cool in fact I want to nominate Zelda again just to be sure

droit au butt (Euler), Saturday, 27 January 2018 19:54 (six months ago) Permalink

Really, i just want to see what the point spread will be on Zelda being #1. And it's not like this was a bad year - far from it!

Nhex, Saturday, 27 January 2018 20:10 (six months ago) Permalink

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch
Hob - PC/PS4?

ciderpress, Saturday, 27 January 2018 20:52 (six months ago) Permalink

stardew valley doesn't count does it? it's a couple years old now other than the switch version

ciderpress, Saturday, 27 January 2018 21:08 (six months ago) Permalink

the PC/Mac version would definitely make my ballot if so, but it actually came out February 2016! but we've had mushy rules allowing new ports to count

Nhex, Saturday, 27 January 2018 21:15 (six months ago) Permalink

fair enough - this is the first year I've actually played enough new releases to feel qualified to vote in one of these things

ciderpress, Saturday, 27 January 2018 21:30 (six months ago) Permalink

might as well nominate the rest of my switch library

Splatoon 2 - Switch
Fire Emblem Warriors - Switch
Fast RMX - Switch
Kamiko - Switch

ciderpress, Saturday, 27 January 2018 21:37 (six months ago) Permalink

Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen - Console/PC

devvvine, Saturday, 27 January 2018 22:36 (six months ago) Permalink

Metroid: Samus Returns - 3DS
Yooka-Laylee - console/computer

adam the (abanana), Sunday, 28 January 2018 04:27 (six months ago) Permalink

man, this year a well-reviewed Metroid 2D game came out and was promptly forgotten

Nhex, Sunday, 28 January 2018 05:35 (six months ago) Permalink

i didn't like the visual style of it and heard mostly lukewarm things about the gameplay. also the DS not so exciting this year for obvious reasons

ciderpress, Sunday, 28 January 2018 05:39 (six months ago) Permalink

I love the fact that this year we get to nominate:

Starfox 2 - SNES

But also feel like we should be able to vote for the snes classic mini itself. Obviously most of the games are non-2017 games but using this console is definitely a 2017 gaming experience, and a bloody good one too.

JimD, Sunday, 28 January 2018 09:29 (six months ago) Permalink

A Hat in Time - PC/PS4/XB1

ciderpress, Sunday, 28 January 2018 15:51 (six months ago) Permalink

Dead Cells - Computer
Rain World - Computer/Console
Shovel Knight: Spectre of Torment - Computer/Console/Handheld

ufo, Monday, 29 January 2018 08:38 (six months ago) Permalink

Samus Returns was fine but it's only really notable as the first decent Metroid game released in a decade, it really suffers in comparison to the best of the series and similar indie titles (which I played a lot of this year)

ufo, Monday, 29 January 2018 08:44 (six months ago) Permalink

cinco paus - iOS

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 18:06 (six months ago) Permalink

But also feel like we should be able to vote for the snes classic mini itself. Obviously most of the games are non-2017 games but using this console is definitely a 2017 gaming experience, and a bloody good one too.

C&P should have an Un Certain Regard section for stuff along those lines.

thos beads (jamescobo), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 18:38 (six months ago) Permalink

We already have a Biggest Disappointment section, so why not?

Nhex, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:38 (six months ago) Permalink

What I'll do is add a new category for this year: best platform. the point is to vote for whichever platform offered the best entertainment this year. so no nominating the original game boy because you got one with a copy of daedalian opus on ebay or something.

Here are the nominees so far,
PS4
PS3
Xbox One
Switch
3DS
Vita
Mobile
Steam
SNES Classic

add some others if you want!

flippy bard (Will M.), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:29 (six months ago) Permalink

what is "ghost recon shadow warrior"? there's a 2011 release with a similar but not same name...

flippy bard (Will M.), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:50 (six months ago) Permalink

Here's the list, will update as stuff is added

Please make sure to give me the right names, spell it good, and tell me what to checkmark it under.

flippy bard (Will M.), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:52 (six months ago) Permalink

Switch has got to be the runaway winner in that category

Nhex, Thursday, 8 February 2018 04:21 (six months ago) Permalink

it should be but do we all have one now is the question

flippy bard (Will M.), Thursday, 8 February 2018 14:51 (six months ago) Permalink

holy moly i just re-read that sentence and it makes no sense. what i mean is, do enough people have a switch for it to win?

flippy bard (Will M.), Thursday, 8 February 2018 14:56 (six months ago) Permalink

i understood if it makes you feel any better
and i think the answer is gonna be yes - the system has already outsold the Wii U's lifetime. but that's why we're polling, to find out, I guess!

Nhex, Thursday, 8 February 2018 16:36 (six months ago) Permalink

what is "ghost recon shadow warrior"? there's a 2011 release with a similar but not same name...

― flippy bard (Will M.), Wednesday, February 7, 2018 8:50 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I'm an idiot, the correct full name is Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

The Troops™ (jamescobo), Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:11 (six months ago) Permalink

does it seem like we have fewer games nominated this year than in previous ones?

Mordy, Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:12 (six months ago) Permalink

Doki Doki Literature Club - PC

methanietanner, Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:14 (six months ago) Permalink

was that this year? i've heard good things about it...

Mordy, Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:24 (six months ago) Permalink

the number of nominations this year feels lower by volume but higher by overall quality. like my #10 this year would probably be better than my #4 or #5 most years.

The Troops™ (jamescobo), Thursday, 8 February 2018 21:48 (six months ago) Permalink

i was thinking the same. i am interested in the idea of a new approach to voting because my points were going to get spread woefully thin this year

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 8 February 2018 21:57 (six months ago) Permalink

"steam" as a platform but mobile not separated into ios & android feels wrong.

adam the (abanana), Friday, 9 February 2018 09:31 (six months ago) Permalink

splitting ios and android just feels meaningless, like, what's the significant difference? anyone who votes for one or the other is just voting for what device they have, not the relative quality of one or the other. "steam" is there because simply putting "computer" feels too broad, and maybe someone wants to nominate e.g. humble Monthly or GOG.com or Origin (lol) instead?

flippy bard (Will M.), Friday, 9 February 2018 15:56 (six months ago) Permalink

Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire - Mobile

devvvine, Friday, 9 February 2018 16:00 (six months ago) Permalink

Last year we had over 170 nominations, and we're only at 87 now, so might be less? but also every year less people have nominated and voted in coint and plick so it might be a function of that :(

im definitely gonna check out doki doki literature club some time soon, that sounds weiiiird and cool

flippy bard (Will M.), Friday, 9 February 2018 17:55 (six months ago) Permalink

I mean once everything I played on Switch is nominated that basically covers what I can vote for. It’s a shame if there’s less diverse types of games on our list I guess but I for one have had no enthusiasm for desktop gaming in ages and very little for phones.

direct to consumer online mattress brand (silby), Friday, 9 February 2018 18:09 (six months ago) Permalink

i kinda feel like there's an ebb and flow to game 'diversity' - like years like this where almost anyone who wants one already has a Big 3 Console. when the ps5 comes out and there's a split in the market and people are looking to mobile and computer for stuff to play while they wait for the next gen to get "worth it" and get jaded with their "old gen" console, that's when the quality weirdness starts cropping up!

flippy bard (Will M.), Friday, 9 February 2018 18:22 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah, that's a good point.

Karl Malone, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:34 (six months ago) Permalink

Realm Revolutions - browser (computer/mobile)

not saying it's a great game but I played it too much not to nominate it

adam the (abanana), Friday, 9 February 2018 22:38 (six months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

5 days of noms left!

flippy bard (Will M.), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 17:23 (five months ago) Permalink

I Love Hue (iOS)

droit au butt (Euler), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 17:26 (five months ago) Permalink

Bubsy Visits the James Turrell Retrospective (PC/Mac)

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/07/03/bubsy-3d-bubsy-visits-the-james-turrell-retrospective-remastered/
http://bubsy3d.com/

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 17:33 (five months ago) Permalink

Bubsy is so cool, you start in an art museum, looking at minimalist art, then it just goes completely off the rails. it is by the anarchic design team Arcane Kids, who previously made the cool and utterly bizarre Sonic Dreams Collection

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 17:35 (five months ago) Permalink

was that last year? man it was so weird and great

flippy bard (Will M.), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:10 (five months ago) Permalink

I bought a lot of Steam games the past three months, but on closer inspection I don't think many are from last year. None really worth nomming anyway.

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:21 (five months ago) Permalink

xp originally 2013. didn't realise they'd updated it, is up there with frog fractions.

devvvine, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 19:06 (five months ago) Permalink

is the remastering significant enough to put it on the poll again?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 19:39 (five months ago) Permalink

Tales of Berseria - PS4/PC

ciderpress, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 22:52 (five months ago) Permalink

xpost oops didn't realize it was a remaster

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 14:16 (five months ago) Permalink

Northgard - PC

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 16:03 (five months ago) Permalink

surprised nobody's nom'd the new Ys game; I haven't played it (waiting to get it on Switch later this year) but I've heard nothing but effusive praise about it

The Troops™ (jamescobo), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 17:15 (five months ago) Permalink

i heard the localization was so bad on initial release that they redid the entire thing recently including voice acting, so i think a lot of ppl held off on playing it because of that.

ciderpress, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 17:58 (five months ago) Permalink

also the pc version got delayed and didn't make it out in 2017 so it's more of a 2018 game unless you were an impatient ps4 haver

ciderpress, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:01 (five months ago) Permalink

hot take: this was a p good year for videogames

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Thursday, 1 March 2018 10:24 (five months ago) Permalink

Any last minute requests? If not I'm gonna set up to take ballots tomorrow!

flippy bard (Will M.), Monday, 5 March 2018 21:35 (five months ago) Permalink

these strike me as being missing? didn't play most of them

Torment: Tides of Numenera
Resident Evil 7
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Tacoma
Destiny 2
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Divinity: Original Sin II
Polybius
Assassin's Creed Origins
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Slime Rancher
Tekken 7
Reigns: Her Majesty
Little Nightmares
Nidhogg 2
Call of Duty: WWII
Gravity Rush 2
For Honor
Halo Wars 2
Tokyo 42
Lawbreakers
Forza 7
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
The Evil Within 2

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 5 March 2018 22:56 (five months ago) Permalink

Gran Turismo Sport (ps4)
Wipeout Omega Collection (ps4)
Skyrim VR (psvr)
Skyrim (Switch)
Doom VFR (psvr)
Doom (Switch)
Statik (psvr)
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin (psvr)
Farpoint (psvr)
Star Trek Bridge Crew (psvr)
Superhot VR (psvr) [also maybe superhot non-vr, on ps4?]
Accounting+ (psvr)
Pokemon Ultra Sun (3ds)
Pokemon Ultra Moon (3ds)
Animal Crossing Pocket Camp (ios)

Haha wow this nomination list is basically a long list of PSVR games I've bought and not yet played. There were about 50 others released in 2017 too, most of which I've not even heard of but some may well be worth a nom.

JimD, Monday, 5 March 2018 23:49 (five months ago) Permalink

Oh also

Pinball FX3 (on everything)

JimD, Monday, 5 March 2018 23:50 (five months ago) Permalink

And

Rec Room (psvr)

JimD, Monday, 5 March 2018 23:54 (five months ago) Permalink


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