Neogaf 2017 GOTY |OT| Results

OK, so results are done. This was my first time and the data is obviously different, so it will be a little more stripped down and some lessons were learned (by myself). I hope it's good enough for your folks. The affinity data etc. had to all be dropped but I'll have a think about that for next year.

#20 - Destiny 2

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#19 - Sonic Mania

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#18 - Crash Bandicoot - N.Sane Trilogy

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#17 - Hellblade: Senua's sacrifice

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#16 - PlayerUnknownBattleGrounds

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#15 - Doom (Switch)

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#14 - Wolfenstein II: The new colussus

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#13 - Xenoblade chronicles 2

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#12 - Uncharted: The lost legacy

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#11 - Yakuza 0

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#10 - Divinity: Original Sin II

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#9 - Assassin's creed: Origins

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#8 - Nioh

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#7 - Cuphead

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#6 - Resident Evil VII: Biohazard

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#5 - Persona 5

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#4 - Nier: Automata

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#3 - Super mario odyssey

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#2 - Horizon: Zero dawn

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#1 - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Game rankings and points

Genre awards

Gran Turismo Sport: 153
Forza Motorsport 7: 102
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 92
Wipeout Omega collection: 75
DiRT 4: 18


Yakuza 0: 367
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice: 201
Metroid: Samus Returns: 152
Yakuza Kiwami: 77
Bayonetta: 61


Assassin's Creed: Origins: 450
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy: 353
What Remains of Edith Finch: 103
Middle-earth: Shadow of War: 63
Night in the Woods: 42


Tekken 7: 60
Injustice 2: 49
Arms: 41
Guilty Gear Xrd Rev.2: 26
Pokkén Tournament DX: 9


Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus: 246
Doom: 227
PUBG: 222
Destiny 2: 179
Prey: 178


Super Mario Odyssey: 1189
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: 178
Sonic Mania: 183
Hollow Knight: 154
A Hat in Time: 52


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 1763
Horizon Zero Dawn: 1304
Nier: Automata: 920
Persona 5: 836
Nioh: 494


Rime: 37
Puyo Puyo Tetris: 29
Little Nightmares: 25
Snipperclips: 19
Little Inferno: 7


Rocket League: 37
Everybody's Golf: 20
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018: 20
NBA 2K18: 15
Madden NFL 18: 10
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Platform awards

Cuphead: 539
PUBG: 222
Forza Motorsport 7: 102
Halo Wars 2: 45
Thimbleweed Park: 33


Horizon Zero Dawn: 1304
Nier: Automata: 920
Persona 5: 836
Nioh: 494
Yakuza 0: 367


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 1763
Super Mario Odyssey: 1189
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: 263
Doom: 227
Splatoon 2: 160


Divinity: Original Sin II: 387
Hollow Knight: 154
Bayonetta: 61
A Hat in Time: 52
Total War: Warhammer II: 43


Sonic Mania: 183
NBA 2K18: 15
Snake Pass: 14
Sonic Forces: 12
Constructor HD: 7
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Reserved for lessons learned feedback

1. Publish list beforehand
2. Cross genres caused some issues at the end (e.g. Rime being adventure/puzzle)
3. Get someone to do graphics - took time!
4. Make sure another mod is available to correct errors (again)
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"Tekken: 760" but not in top 20? Maybe Tekken 7: 60?

What was PC GOTY?
Yeah, it also did the same with Injustice 2, oh well. Fixed. I did have the PC list, just must have skipped it by accident. I'll add it later as out atm. Here are the standings though

Divinity: Original Sin II
Hollow Knight
A Hat in Time
Total War: Warhammer II
It’s too bad Prey didn’t make the shortlist. It’s a really special game.

Nier being so high is a pleasant surprise to me! It was my number 1 this year.
I think thats a good looking list personally.

Owning an Xbox One X, PS4 Pro and nice PC so I am not hating on any system but the Xbox top 3 are all on PC as well, just sayin :)
Thx for the hard work, Cormack.

I voted Mario no.1 but happy to see Zelda take it, truly a legendary game.

Btw I wrote "dynamite dux cameo" as one of my reasons to love sonic mania so if anyone isn't clear why those words are floating around in the typography art, now you know
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Thanks for organizing this cormack. I like the use of word clouds

Never was much of a Zelda fan so I was "whatever" about BotW most of 2017... until I finally tried it in December last year. Yeah, that game deserves the top spot.
Wow! What a cool way to see how the game was talked about! Absoluteley love how some of the bigger words actually represent the game 100%!

Cant disagree with any choice!

Congrats on this, amazing job!
overall a meh list, well deserved and an obvious number 1
number 2, the Far Cry clone should have been a bit lower, RE7 and Yakuza 0 should have been much higher
the game with a great soundtrack and an awful everything should not even be in the top 10
walking simulator is right where it belongs
a remastered should not be allowed in there
the most depressing and boring game of all time should be number -20
a port of an overrated game should not be allowed in there


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awesome thread, great work with the word clouds and the pictures. Nice ranking also, 2017 was a hell of a year, hope 2018 is half as good.
Agreed, 2017 was a phenomenal year for us gamers and if 2018 can keep up the momentum we have a hell of a year ahead!
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I really should play Yakuza 0, Nier Automata and Horizon Zero Dawn. Given my policy on DLC (don't buy it) I am always a little behind. I am currently working my way through The Witcher 3 (amazing!) and since Horizon ZD has a complete edition, I will probably go with that next. However, I think Witcher 3 is going to take me a long time to finish, so much to do. Currently laying the smack down on some fools in Gwent.
What a great job OP. Thank you.
Yakuza 0 is on my next to play list. I'm glad Origins got some recognition, that game is a gem regardless of the stigma over the past games in the franchise. I am yet to finish Breath of the Wild. Again, great job here.