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Half way through the year - which is you favourite acclaimed new release so far?

God of War 776 65.37%
 
Celeste 105 8.85%
 
Shadow of the Colossus 76 6.40%
 
Monster Hunter: World 103 8.68%
 
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire 28 2.36%
 
DJMax Respect 2 0.17%
 
Ni no Kuni II 73 6.15%
 
Full Metal Furies 2 0.17%
 
Super Mega Baseball 2 14 1.18%
 
Into the Breach 8 0.67%
 
Total:1,187

This week's front-page poll.

We're now half-way through the year, so it's a good time to see which of the most critically acclaimed new releases of the year so far have won this site over.

Poll options are limited to 10, so I selected the 10 highest rated releases of 2018 according to OpenCritic rankings at the time of writing. The most up-to-date list can be found at the bottom of this page - https://opencritic.com/



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Ni No Kuni 2 for me.



For me personally: Ni No Kuni 2 :) Fantastic JRPG. The characters, the design, monsters and soundtracks remind me a lot of the great "Studio Ghibli"-movies (Spirited Away, the Boy and the Beast, ect). A great experience :)



And "God of War" of course. The quality is very impressive! Maybe the Game of the Year 2018 (with Red Dead Redemption 2 or Spiderman), i think.

edit: The chance is very big-that RDR2&the new Spiderman-game will have a strong quality (thats my forecast) ^^@K007


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We all live in Games-Paradise, so many new big PS4-Games!
March 31: Persona 5 Royal, April: Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Sakura Wars & Resident Evil 3
May: The Last of Us 2. June: Ghost of Tsushima !!!
KazumaKiryu said:

For me personally: Ni No Kuni 2 :) Fantastic JRPG. The characters, the design, monsters and soundtracks remind me a lot of the great "Studio Ghibli"-movies (Spirited Away, the Boy and the Beast, ect). A great experience :)



And "God of War" of course. The quality is very impressive! Maybe the Game of the Year 2018 (with Red Dead Redemption 2 or Spiderman), i think.


I love these games aswell, havent played them tho



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Obvious answer:



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my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019

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

Mnementh said:

Obvious answer:

Is there any update for the Switch/console ports?



Shaunodon said:
Mnementh said:

Obvious answer:

Is there any update for the Switch/console ports?

Not that I know. Amazon Germany still lists the console versions as december 31st:

https://www.amazon.de/dp/B079PT6Q3Y/ref=twister_B079X6KPM6?_encoding=UTF8&th=1



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

God of War

Basically for me it feels like The Last of Us set a new bar, that is miles above anything else, and again, for me, only Horizon and God of War have flirted with that space again.

For me these three games reset the scale, and what was a 100/100 before TLOU, is now a 70/100. On the new scale TLOU is still 100/100 for me. Horizon is a 95/100 and GOW is about a 92/100.

Looking at what is coming up, I don't think anything will surpass God of War this year. The only two Traditional Screen and Controller based games I have seen that look like they will compete with these three are Ghost of Tsushima and TLOUPII.



Overall first half, regaurdless of acclaim. Moss is my favorite game. As good as GOW is at showing what the culmination of traditional screens and controls can achieve, I believe Moss is a solid sneak peak of where the next 20 years of progression is going to take us.

Unlike GOW though, I have a lot of titles coming out that I believe are going to match or top Moss in the VR + Motion Control Space. Astro Bot Rescue Mission and Blood and Truth are my most anticipated at the moment, but Firewall Zero, Dreams, Vacation Simulator, and many more are looking very promising.



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For me it was State of Decay 2 after that Vampyr was very nice