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Jaicee said:
Scoobes said:

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.

*shrugs* Okay. Whatever approach makes the most sense to you. Sounds like you have one that's well-thought-out and considered!

For me, when I read a simple instruction to "post your top 50 games", I interpret that as a simple call for a favorites list, not an academic exercise in professional games criticism. That's just me, I guess.

Your approach is how I started when Smeags first started this event years ago. After a couple of years it developed into the insane method I have now!

I kept finding new games I played that year that I wanted to add but also remembering old classics I wanted to keep and didn't have a way to sort which ones I actually wanted to have in the top 50. So I ended up with my current method!



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I need to remember to do my list this weekend or else I'll start late and won't be able to catch up.



Signature goes here!

We are getting really close, less than a week now. So I call upon some that didn't react so far but were joining in the past: @Salnax @ClassicGamingWizzz @celador @Boutros @Carl @CGI-Quality @Pavolink @KLXVER @Slarvax @Vinther1991 @non-gravity @flashfire926 @Kai_Mao @Zisbest @Barozi 



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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

Took your time to invite me

50 games is quite a lot, I hope I can get a complete list ready in time. I'll give it a try at the very least. Be prepared for mots of indies and 90's PC nostalgia, though



Bofferbrauer2 said:
Took your time to invite me

50 games is quite a lot, I hope I can get a complete list ready in time. I'll give it a try at the very least. Be prepared for mots of indies and 90's PC nostalgia, though

My lists for the past two years contain some 90s PC nostalgia too. Maybe we share a few games.



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

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Finally finished my list. All images done, uploaded, locked and loaded. This is gonna be fun.

Nice that we made it to 71, too! Hopefully the number keeps going up, sign ups will still be open for a while after the event starts.



Scoobes said:

Your approach is how I started when Smeags first started this event years ago. After a couple of years it developed into the insane method I have now!

I kept finding new games I played that year that I wanted to add but also remembering old classics I wanted to keep and didn't have a way to sort which ones I actually wanted to have in the top 50. So I ended up with my current method!

Aaaah yeah, I get you! It can get tough to narrow it to 50 when one enjoys so many games roughly equally really. I hear you. I kind of wanted to include a few more entries, like A Hat in Time, on my list this year as well, but couldn't quite find the room. There were some tough calls.



Okay, one last experiment with colors. Gonna see if using a brighter text color makes the visibility difference...

EDIT 1: Nevermind. I couldn't even get the background color to show up this time for whatever reason. I think I'll just do a straightforward table and not try to be fancy.

EDIT 2: I was looking through last year's lists just now and found the best one.

EDIT 3: In all seriousness though, Bisa's list is the one that seems the most similar to how mine will look this year, spiritually at least. There's little actual overlap really, but there's more overlap between my list and this one than between my list and any other I saw when looking over those from last year. Just in case anyone was looking to try and guess what sorts of games I currently like the most. And I know all of you are.

EDIT 4: This isn't actually a new edit, I just felt like pretending there was one more.

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Mnementh said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:
Took your time to invite me

50 games is quite a lot, I hope I can get a complete list ready in time. I'll give it a try at the very least. Be prepared for mots of indies and 90's PC nostalgia, though

My lists for the past two years contain some 90s PC nostalgia too. Maybe we share a few games.

After a quick look, we sure do!



Bofferbrauer2 said:
Mnementh said:

My lists for the past two years contain some 90s PC nostalgia too. Maybe we share a few games.

After a quick look, we sure do!

The 90's was undoubtedly the best era for PC games.  They just don't make games like those anymore (although I really wish they did).