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Mnementh said:

I give a result of the guesses for my games too:

1. The_Liquid_Laser 22
2. Jpcc86
S.Peelman
6
4. SanAndreasX 5
5. Landale_Star
Darashiva
Keybladewielder
2
6. TruckOSaurus
RingoGaSuki
Agente42
Bofferbrauer2
forest-spirit
BraLoD
Farsala
1

Laser didn't gave anyone a chance here.

I think there is a lot of overlap in the type of games we like.  It's to the point where we have several games at close to the same ranking and I think Final Fantasy X actually was at the same spot.



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So, I merged the results of the guessing games for different people I saw posting final results here. That are S.Peelman, Landale_Star, Flilix, The_Liquid_Laser and myself. If I missed someone or you want to add a list, give me a mention and I include this in the results.

rank name correct
1. The_Liquid_Laser 38
2. Mnementh 36
3. S.Peelman 30
4. SanAndreasX 24
5. Jpcc86 16
6. Landale_Star 14
7. TruckOSaurus 13
8. Darashiva
Flilix
7
10. Farsala 5
11. Bofferbrauer2
Keybladewielder
Moren
Scoobes
4
15. ARamdomGamer
BraLoD
forest-spirit
RolStoppable
2
19. Agente42
HylianSwordsman
RingoGaSuki
Xen
1

Whooo, I'm second!

Laser won on two lists, S.Peelmans and mine, SanAndreasX won LandaleStars list and I won (by one point before S.Peelman) on Flilix's list and also on Liquid_Lasers.



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

Mnementh said:

I give a result of the guesses for my games too:

1. The_Liquid_Laser 22
2. Jpcc86
S.Peelman
6
4. SanAndreasX 5
5. Landale_Star
Darashiva
Keybladewielder
2
6. TruckOSaurus
RingoGaSuki
Agente42
Bofferbrauer2
forest-spirit
BraLoD
Farsala
1

Laser didn't gave anyone a chance here.

Such domination!



Breakdown of my list.

Publisher/developer: Nintendo is my favorite game company, and they dominated my list with 17 games, including three of the top five. A good many of those were Zelda games, as Zelda has been my favorite game series since it started in 1987 and has remained pretty consistently good.

Nintendo: 17
Square Enix, which includes all games published by Square and Enix individually as well as after the merger: 13
Sega: 4
Bandai Namco: 3
Capcom: 2
Game Arts: 2
Midway and Williams: 2
Konami: 2
Level-5: 2 developed, with one published by Bandai Namco and one published by Square Enix
Obsidian: 1
id Software: 1
Origin Systems: 1
Datasoft: 1

By primary platform:
PS1: 8
Switch: 7
PS2: 5
SNES/SFC: 5*
PS3: 5
Arcade: 4
Gamecube: 3
N64: 3
PC: 2
DS: 1*
NES: 1

* overlap in platform. I played Trials of Mana (#38) on Switch, and Dragon Quest V (#43) on DS, even though both games were originally SFC games

The Switch titles tended to be at the higher end of my list, while PS1 and PS2 titles were more evenly distributed.

By genre: RPGs dominated my list, with action-adventures and strategy RPGs also making a good showing.



I want to complain and it looks like this is the only place to do so appropriately.

Remember the sign-up thread? I wanted to post something like "Hey, is it too late to sign up for this?" there on December 31st, but the thread was disappointingly taken down already. What do raccoons have against being trolled?



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Also, thought your list was pretty good, @Mnementh! In addition to the titles we both included, congrats on picking the likes of Katamari Damacy, Day of the Tentacle, The Secret of Monkey Island, and Pillars of Eternity for mentions, among others!



Jaicee said:

Also, thought your list was pretty good, @Mnementh! In addition to the titles we both included, congrats on picking the likes of Katamari Damacy, Day of the Tentacle, The Secret of Monkey Island, and Pillars of Eternity for mentions, among others!

Thanks. I like that your list contains so many indies. I myself have Obra Dinn and This War of Mine on my list for playing, but so much else is is there too. Also your list reminded me that Beyond Good and Evil was a great game. Why don't I have it on my list? I totally forgot.



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

Mnementh said:

Thanks. I like that your list contains so many indies. I myself have Obra Dinn and This War of Mine on my list for playing, but so much else is is there too. Also your list reminded me that Beyond Good and Evil was a great game. Why don't I have it on my list? I totally forgot.

Yeah, I love lots of indies, it's true. People often complain that there's so much redundancy to this generation of games, but I think if people paid more attention to the explosion of titles we've seen from outside the AAA landscape in particular this decade, they wouldn't necessarily feel that way.

Anyway, you won't be disappointed in either of those games. I really believe that, in addition to it's unique and satisfying style of play and highly appealing visual style, Return of the Obra Dinn offers one of the best stories we've seen in gaming this year.

And for This War of Mine, you know what, for all of the multitude of war-themed games that get released, it's exceedingly rare to find one that takes place from the perspective of civilians just trying to survive conflict. That amazes me because today's wars are primarily fought not on proper battlefields anymore, but right in the middle of urban centers where civilians are everywhere. Most of the people who die in wars anymore are civilians, not soldiers. And this survival tale has a really compelling authenticity to it that frankly many games just don't.



My busy Holiday schedule made me miss out of posting about my Top 20 games. I might do it still, if only for myself. To be continued...



Signature goes here!

Okay, it's calling out time.

@Jpcc86 @OTBWY @derpysquirtle64 @Pemalite @Chrkeller @Kresnik @jason1637 @MTZehvor @Random_Matt @outlawauron @super_etecoon @NobleTeam360 @sethnintendo @tsogud @shikamaru317 @AlbiNecroxz @EricFabian @Agente42 @Marth @LimaBean01 @Pavolink @gooch_destroyer 

I NEED YOUR LISTS!!

I'll be giving y'all a deadline of January 20th to either send me your lists via PM or post/finish them on the Official Thread.

As for the results themselves, I'm sorry about it taking this long. I lost the battle against laziness in 2019, but this year I've come all guns blazing and finally compiled all the other lists - unfortunately I didn't make time to do the call outs earlier, and I feel it'd be unfair to just finish the event without giving the missing people one last chance to show up.

Results will be out next week.