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HylianSwordsman said:

Ah yes, I do have a problem with sending poor unsuspecting people essays. Both in the PM system and on the forums. Sometimes I just really get going and forget that people have lives and don't have time to read a novel from me. :P

You may have noticed that I often do the same thing; it's all good! I mean my last Democratic debate commentary was what, 10 or 12 paragraphs long? I enjoy expressing myself too. I get it.

My fantasy career way back when was that I was going to be a writer. People told me I lacked what it took, but just look at me now!



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Scoobes said:

I have a set scoring system that I devised to try and take time and nostalgia into account. I score the following out of 10 then take an average:

Initial Score:

Score I gave or would have given the game when I first played it

Modern Score:

Score I give it based on modern standards

Emotional Connection/Nostalgia:

This really is a personalisation score. Some games I simply remember fondly even though I know they're objectively not better than others, some games I just really like the setting or certain characters.

Amount of time played:

The amount of time I personally devoted to playing the game.

I find this helps balance my list as I go down and change the modern and emotional scores every year. I actually have around 200 games ranked in this way from doing this exercise in previous years, lol.

I like the "emotional connection/nostalgia" aspect of this. I can't possibly gauge things like that in a tangible score because I find it's subjective enough to change sometimes from day to day for me. It is the only metric I use though. I mean what else matters, frankly, other than what a game means to you? Anyone who uses a different metric to determine their favorite games is a fraud who just wants to be popularz, IMO. My list will be completely non-objective, to that end. A favorites list to me is exactly that. It's not a list of the 50 objectively best-designed games evar, it's a list of games that have meant the most to me and/or brought me the most joy.



I'll get started on my list then.

Won't be a new-new game on it though, nothing this year has earned that. Well, except Link's Awakening, but I already have the original on it so that doesn't count. I'll have some returning games, maybe some new old games, who knows. I don't have Photoshop anymore, I want to make some banners, so I'm going to look for a nice free app.



mZuzek said:
I've played many new games this year, but there's only 2 I'm completely sure will make the list.

Send me your list ASAP!! Hurry! There's no time to lose! If you don't send me your completed list via primate messaging system that barely functions immediately, you won't go green in time to save the planet and ruin everyone's good time, so GET A MOVE ON, RACCOON!!



Time to call some more past participants to the thread: @pokoko @Poliwrathlord @Proxy-Pie @ps3-sales! @Runa216 



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my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019

Predictions: Switch / Switch vs. XB1 in the US / Three Houses first quarter

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Mnementh said:

Time to call some more past participants to the thread: @pokoko @Poliwrathlord @Proxy-Pie @ps3-sales! @Runa216 

Pretty sure I'mma decline. There's a laundry list of very good reasons why I stopped participating on this forum aside from a few scattered posts (most of them on the Dark Souls ranking thread.) Sorry, mate. 



I got it all, baby! 

PS4, Switch, WiiU, XBO, PC
Vita, 3DS, Android

Top 3 this generation: 
Bloodborne, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III

Jaicee said:
Scoobes said:

I have a set scoring system that I devised to try and take time and nostalgia into account. I score the following out of 10 then take an average:

Initial Score:

Score I gave or would have given the game when I first played it

Modern Score:

Score I give it based on modern standards

Emotional Connection/Nostalgia:

This really is a personalisation score. Some games I simply remember fondly even though I know they're objectively not better than others, some games I just really like the setting or certain characters.

Amount of time played:

The amount of time I personally devoted to playing the game.

I find this helps balance my list as I go down and change the modern and emotional scores every year. I actually have around 200 games ranked in this way from doing this exercise in previous years, lol.

I like the "emotional connection/nostalgia" aspect of this. I can't possibly gauge things like that in a tangible score because I find it's subjective enough to change sometimes from day to day for me. It is the only metric I use though. I mean what else matters, frankly, other than what a game means to you? Anyone who uses a different metric to determine their favorite games is a fraud who just wants to be popularz, IMO. My list will be completely non-objective, to that end. A favorites list to me is exactly that. It's not a list of the 50 objectively best-designed games evar, it's a list of games that have meant the most to me and/or brought me the most joy.

Every scoring system will have some bias to it, but I wanted to have a way to score that encapsulates when a game that I know has been polished and displays close to perfection (and is therefore enjoyable) vs a game that I know is technically less polished, has more annoyances/bugs but has a setting, environment, art style etc. that speaks more to my personal preferences.

As an example: Assassins Creed: Odyssey vs Red Dead Redemption 2

I played both for the same amount of time, but Red Dead Redemption 2 in nearly every way is a more complete package, right down to the horse riding system and animations through to environmental details, writing and characters. I enjoyed playing through and appreciated the depth and detail, but the setting is completely forgettable to me. Therefore, Odyssey ends up with a lower Initial and Modern Score, but higher average as the I love the ancient Greek setting and the emotional connection is much stronger.

By the same boat, the Initial and Modern scores are tailored to account for the difference in older games. Nearly all PS1/N64 games for instance have aged badly, but were revolutionary for their time.



OK, reminding more past participants: @starcraft @tak13 @theprof00 @think-man @V-r0cK @VAMatt @WoodenPints @Xen @Zkuq 



Greatest game event 2019: SIGN UP NOW!

3DS-FC: 4511-1768-7903 (Mii-Name: Mnementh), Nintendo-Network-ID: Mnementh, Switch: SW-7706-3819-9381 (Mnementh)

my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019

Predictions: Switch / Switch vs. XB1 in the US / Three Houses first quarter

50 is quite a challenge, but it'll give me incentive to complete my list for my own purposes... let's give it a shot.



I'm doubtful of my ability to participate in anything close to a timely manner this year. Still thinking about it. But, I'm likely to skip it.

Thanks for the reminder though.