Favorite game of 2016


#1

My favorite 2016 games were Doom, Titanfall 2, and Overwatch, all wonderful games in my opinion.
What are some of your favorite games that came out this year?


#3

Maybe not 2016, but my favourite is Gems of War :heart:


#4

Dark Souls 3.


#5

GoW aside (which I probably spend most of my gaming time on), I’d say Path of Exile, with new leagues every 3 months and new expansion every 6, the game stays fresh and is simply amazing (if it’s the kind of game you’re interested in to begin with).


#6

The only games I played in 2016 were Assassin’s Creed Unity and GoW. GoW has been taking up 100% of my gaming the last few months.


#7

Far Cry Primal: Survival mode on Hardcore. :slight_smile:


#8

Aside from Gems, I play only FFXIV these days. Oh, and Divinity: Original Sin, off and on with a friend. We’re slowly inching our way through it.


#9

Have you played other FF games out of interest?


#10

I play FFXIV when I can (Miqo’te Bard here), but finding time to leearn dungeons is keeping me from playing as much as I would like.


#11

All of them, except the sequels to X and XIII. X-2 seemed too “fun with Barbie” for me (and I liked how X ended), and XIII was such a disappointment that I wanted nothing more to do with that setting.


#12

I RP a Miqo’te Ninja (though as a Rogue; she’s more of a thief than a fighter, prefers to steal and run instead of holding her ground, though she talks a big game). Cat ears FTW!


#13

Aye, it’s a shame how bad the games became after 12 and I struggled to finish 13, ha ha. FFX is my favourite followed closely by 5.


#14

I played FFXIV back in the day (basically up through the last update before the big relaunch). I played a Lalafell Marauder, but I had the Paragon’s Crown before I stopped playing (if that’s still a thing?). I know, clearly I played it at the wrong time.


#15

Oh man, pre-2.0, the game was almost unplayable. That is truly a testament to your perseverance (or masochism, if you prefer)!

It’s a lot better now, and actually has a great story for an MMO. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the story rivals the best of the single-player games (albeit padded at times with filler). It’s kind of amazing how they were able to salvage the failing 1.0 and turn it into something great.


#16

My favorite game of 2016, hands down, is Stardew Valley. It’s not my kind of game at first blush, but it captivated me in a way no game has in a long, long time. I think it made me realize why I love video games all over again.


#17

I remember everyone, including me, thought Square was nuts for trying to save it with 2.0. It made no sense on the surface: Take a failed, subscription-based MMO, and totally rebuild its engine and relaunch it in 2013. It seemed like willful ignorance.

I’m clearly, and definitely, a Square masochist. I still don’t know why I played it as much as I did. I think I had friends playing it, and good TV to watch, so it was just a way to kill time. I think I kept going b/c I got halfway to the Paragon’s Crown and then had to see it through. So much mindless grinding. Plus it was free (b/c it was so bad), and I was much poorer then, so that didn’t hurt. That said, the boss fights and development right at the end got pretty good. And I least I can say I’ve stuck through them for better and for worse!


#18

Dark Souls 3


#19

Those are weird choices! 6 > 7 > 9 > 5 > X.


#20

10, 9 and 5 are the ones I’ve spent the most time playing, especially 10.

I like 10 the most due to how much crazy challenges you can impose on yourself. In fact, I’ve still got and play a save file where I did a Tidus only challenge all the way through to Dark Yojimbo, ha ha. I’ll have to go back and play it sometime…


#21

the game that left the biggest impression on me was the witness.

the first 3 or 4 weeks of pokemon go were also pretty amazing, just from the “social phenomenon” point of view.