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Come in, come in and welcome to the PlayStation 2023 OpenCritic Prediction League! Last year's thread didn't get very far unfortunately, but I will be carrying on the tradition this year and have brought over last year's predictions for Forspoken to start with. To those who know the concept the rules should remain very familiar with just some minor changes to the scoring system.

The Rules:

  1. Predict as many or as few games as you like. Those who make predictions on all games will have an advantage in the overall leaderboard, but I will also list average points and number of closest predictions.
  2. OpenCritic scores will be updated until the end of the year. If a score changes after I've tallied the points for a game feel free to let me know.
  3. You can change or post a prediction up until a week before the game releases.

Scoring:

Prediction same as actual score

10 points

1-point difference

9 points

2-point difference

8 points

3-point difference

7 points

4-point difference

6 points

5-point difference

5 points

6-point difference

4 points

7-point difference

3 points

8-point difference

2 points

9-point difference

1 point

10-point difference or more

0 points

Closest prediction bonus

+2 points

I’ve changed the scoring system ever so slightly to make it easier to calculate and also added a 2 point bonus to the guess/guesses that are closest to the actual score as an extra reward (and to avoid situations where no or almost no points are awarded if everyone is far off).

The Games:

A fairly modest list of titles so far (though two of them are quite big ones), but I will make sure to add any more console exclusives as they are announced and do let me know if I have missed something.

And now... the games!

Forspoken (January 24)

Score: 68

User

Prediction

Difference

Points

UnderwaterFunktown

79

TheWalrusCaesar

85

Wman1996

85

Kakadu18

77

hinch

81

Machina

73

flint

80

Fei-Hung

80

ClassicGamingWizzz

86

Manlytears

86

NobleTeam360

76

SegaHeart

85

DroidKnight

76

shikamaru317

73

Doctor_MG

84

Flouff

80

ice

77

gauxel

77

Korvo_Attano

79

Ka-pi96

84

Captain_Yuri

71

 

Horizon Call of the Mountain (February 22)

User

Prediction

Difference

Points

UnderwaterFunktown

90

ice

84

Kakadu18

86

gauxel

84

NobleTeam360

85

Korvo_Attano

83

DroidKnight

86

Ka-pi96

82

Machina

85

Captain_Yuri

82

shikamaru317

84

TheLegendaryBigBoss

80

smroadkill15

84

Kyuu

82

 

Final Fantasy XVI (June 22)

User

Prediction

Difference

Points

UnderwaterFunktown

85

ice

82

Kakadu18

85

gauxel

84

NobleTeam360

90

Korvo_Attano

86

DroidKnight

85

Ka-pi96

80

Machina

82

Captain_Yuri

86

shikamaru317

86

TheLegendaryBigBoss

84

smroadkill15

84

Kyuu

87

 

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 (Fall 2023)

User

Prediction

Difference

Points

UnderwaterFunktown

89

ice

89

Kakadu18

88

gauxel

88

NobleTeam360

90

Korvo_Attano

89

DroidKnight

90

Ka-pi96

88

Machina

87

Captain_Yuri

90

shikamaru317

90

TheLegendaryBigBoss

90

smroadkill15

89

Kyuu

92

 

Stellar Blade (2023)

User

Prediction

Difference

Points

UnderwaterFunktown

76

ice

79

Kakadu18

81

gauxel

78

NobleTeam360

80

DroidKnight

81

Ka-pi96

76

Machina

77

Captain_Yuri

79

shikamaru317

79

TheLegendaryBigBoss

75

smroadkill15

81

Kyuu

79

Other Leagues:

Nintendo League

Xbox League

Multiplat League

Last edited by UnderwaterFunktown - 1 day ago

Major Switch Titles Launch Aligned

Multiplat 2023 Opencritic Prediction League

2022 predictions:

  • Switch - 24m
  • PS5 - 15.5m
  • Xbox Series - 10m

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Stellar Blade is a bit of an odd one, but since it's being published by Sony I figure it makes sense to include it. Another game I considered was Final Fantasy VII Rebirth which might release this year, but until we get confirmation on a date I'll leave it out.

My own predictions are:

Forspoken - 79
Horizon Call of the Mountain - 90 (seems to me the bar is lower for VR games)
Final Fantasy XVI - 85
Marvel's Spider Man 2 - 89
Stellar Blade - 76



Major Switch Titles Launch Aligned

Multiplat 2023 Opencritic Prediction League

2022 predictions:

  • Switch - 24m
  • PS5 - 15.5m
  • Xbox Series - 10m

Forspoken - 77
horizon - 84
FFXVI - 82
Spider Man 2 -89
stellar blade - 79



Change my Forspoken prediction to 77.



My predictions:

Forspoken - 77
Horizon Call of the Mountain - 84
Final Fantasy XVI - 84
Marvel's Spider Man 2 - 88
Stellar Blade - 78



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Forspoken: 76
Horizon Call of the Mountain: 85
Final Fantasy XVI: 90
Marvel's Spiderman 2: 90
Stellar Blade: 80

Last edited by NobleTeam360 - on 18 January 2023

Horizon: Call of the Mountain - 86
Final Fantasy XVI - 85
Marvel's Spider-Man 2 - 88
Stellar Blade - 81



Forspoken - 79
Horizon: Call of the mountain - 83
FF XVI - 86
Marvel's Spider-Man 2 - 89



Forspoken - 76
horizon - 86
FFXVI - 85
Spider Man 2 -90
stellar blade - 81



...to avoid getting banned for inactivity, I may have to resort to comments that are of a lower overall quality and or beneath my moral standards.

Forspoken: 84
Horizon Call of the Mountain: 82
Final Fantasy XVI: 80
Marvel's Spiderman 2: 88
Stellar Blade: 76