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Digital Foundry's Best Games of 2020: The John Linneman Collection

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Despite seemingly insurmountable challenges, it's been an incredible year for technology, hardware and of course, games! In this special presentation, John Linneman reveals his favourite titles of the year.

The John Linneman Collection!​


10. Doom Eternal
9. Mad Stalker
8. The Last of Us Part II
7. Yakuza: Like A Dragon
6. Prodeus
5. Demon Souls
4. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2
3. Ori & The Will of the Wisps
2. Half-Life: Alyx
1. Streets of Rage 4

Honorable Mentions:
11. Final Fantasy 7: Remake
12. Ghost of Tsushima
13. Dirt 5
 
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I don't know who John is and I have to say that's a nicely made and varied list
 

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Will we get a list from all of the DF crew? I want to see Alex's and Richards.
 

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30 minutes video? I believe he lose the ideia of how video should be small and direct to the subject.
Please post the list.
 
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I don't really care for John either way, and I have not watched the video, but I think that the list is well put together and varied according to the comments here.


Will look at it for ideas of what to play next.
 

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Do you think it's a nicely made and varied list?

I follow him since his join to DF. Last year even I talk to him that probably Ace Combat would be his GOTY and he not only agree, but put on his video.
Sometimes I not agree with him and some bad tastes (Castlevania for n64), but nobody need to agree with a person 100% of the time.

I guessed this time SOR4 would be on twitter, I still gonna watch the video.
 
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30 minutes video? I believe he lose the ideia of how video should be small and direct to the subject.
Please post the list.
I'm tired of short 10minutes monetization optimized videos on YouTube... I also go out of my way to not click videos with faces of shocked people.

This is always stupid content made by YouTubers who sold their souls or people hired to look like youtubers.
 
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I'm tired of short 10minutes monetization optimized videos on YouTube... I also go out of my way to not click videos with faces of shocked people.

This is always stupid content made by YouTubers who sold their souls or people hired to look like youtubers.
Well I'm tried of YouTubers spinning to make the video longe instead of go to the direct subject.
A TOP list video should not be longer than 5 minutes.

32 minutes? It is a no go watch... sorry... I have a lot of things to do that are better than watch 32 minutes videos.
 
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The John Linneman Collection!​


10. Doom Eternal
9. Mad Stalker
8. The Last of Us Part II
7. Yakuza: Like A Dragon
6. Prodeus
5. Demon Souls
4. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2
3. Ori & The Will of the Wisps
2. Half-Life: Alyx
1. Streets of Rage 4

Honorable Mentions:
11. Final Fantasy 7: Remake
12. Ghost of Tsushima
13. Dirt 5
 
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Well I'm tried of YouTubers spinning to make the video longe instead of go to the direct subject.
A TOP list video should not be longer than 5 minutes.

32 minutes? It is a no go watch... sorry... I have a lot of things to do that are better than watch 32 minutes videos.
I like it when people put substance around their ideas, if they just want to make a bulleted list why even bother with a 5min video? 30seconds is all that's really needed, Even that would be stretching it.

There are plenty of lazy 5-10minutes top X videos, some don't even bother talking. They're all trash, I'd rather not have any videos.
 
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Can't believe that someone really likes Streets Of Rage 4 so much. Quite an average game IMO. But for likes, colors!

Other than that, though I dont agree with some of the games in the list, its quite good.
 
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I should try Streets of Rage 4.
Haven't played this series since I was a kid.
Sadly it was nowhere comparable with what you played as kid.
But it is a nice play to fill the nostalgia.

The John Linneman Collection!​


10. Doom Eternal
9. Mad Stalker
8. The Last of Us Part II
7. Yakuza: Like A Dragon
6. Prodeus
5. Demon Souls
4. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2
3. Ori & The Will of the Wisps
2. Half-Life: Alyx
1. Streets of Rage 4

Honorable Mentions:
11. Final Fantasy 7: Remake
12. Ghost of Tsushima
13. Dirt 5
IMO SoR 4 should not be in the list.

Quote me surprise by the lack of Sackboy Adventure in his list because he said it was the best game he played in the year dozen of times on twitter.
 
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Can't believe that someone really likes Streets Of Rage 4 so much. Quite an average game IMO. But for likes, colors!

Other than that, though I dont agree with some of the games in the list, its quite good.

Thats because John loves Mega Drive and SNES era. Nothing wrong with that. I rather OK with some games of his list. Some I reallydon't agree (that Doom clone on alpha stage looks bad IMO), but thats fine.
 

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John's a weirdo but I love him. These aren't the games I would pick but they deserve to be shouted out. It made me happy when he picked Monster Boy last year.

Half Life Alyx is better than SoR4, though.
 
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Can't say I agree with all...still trying to figure out what so special about this Doom clone.

But hey, each with their own. This genesis game I clearly see why its so interesting. Aways nice to see your videos John.
 

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I saw John at a grocery store the other day. I told him how cool it was to meet him in person, but I didn’t want to be a douche and bother him and ask him for photos or anything.
He said, “Oh, like you’re doing now?”
I was taken aback, and all I could say was “Huh? That's kind of rude but I have to say that's a nicely made and varied list"
 

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Streets of Rage 4 getting some love FINALLY, fucking disgusting that it wasn't in the best soundtrack nominations on Steam but somehow Need For Speed is!!