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The Rllmuk Game of the Year Awards 2021 - THE RESULTS! Now playing: Game of the Year 2021 - #5 thru #1! A new champion is crowned!


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Yesss. :D

 

@Jolly's impassioned writings are always great, and this is a nice pick for a recurring (no pun intended) trend of last year :) 

 

EDIT: thinking about it, even Neo: TWEWY (in my GOTY list) had a little bit of this; moments where an event would happen and you'd have to rewind and replay the same event with newfound knowledge. So even though I missed out on most of the games mentioned here, I still ran into at least one example.

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3 hours ago, Treble said:

 

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I main Tracer in Overwatch, mostly because she's obviously the best but partly because her cor' blimey 'alf an' apenny a'thrupanny gov'ner schtick reminds me of my eldest sister. I have a lot of sisters - basically a whole Tribbiani - but the eldest is like someone trying to impersonate every barmaid from Eastenders all at once. The 'Ever get that feeling of deja vu?' line in particular sounds *exactly* like the kind of thing she'd say as she was having a good ol' fashioned knees up out of a Victorian era chimney. 

 

Keeping the .GIF in the quote because, well, it's cool.

 

The text paragraph below it... Made me proper guffaw!! Just superb stuff @Jolly

 

Also, 12 Minutes was rubbish. Which is a shame because I was really looking forward to it. At least I didn't pay for it. GamePass FTW!!

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Really enjoyed this piece! I think a lot of people are in the same boat as me about Deathloop on here, I liked it but there were other titles this year that shone a bit more brightly. Also I agree with Treble that Gnosia is well worth a shot if you have a Switch. Its 'coming soon' on Steam as well. Another excellent time loop game I want to highlight from this year is the DLC for Outer Wilds, Echo of the Eye. It keeps the fundamental premise of Outer Wilds design philosophy that knowledge is power and its entirely that which lets you progress between loops.

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Thanks everyone! 

 

I'm a hobbyist, but currently up to my absolute neck in financial year end so considering throwing it all in and taking up writing or possibly just walking directly into the sea. 

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:hat: 

 

I hope anyone reading knows that I'm not poking fun at them for believing the wilder rumours (if anything, most of us were joining in on the daftness) - I was just taking a look back at a more internet-wide event of last year that was a bit silly. Like I said, I've definitely been swept up in lots of rumour-fuelled hype in the past. :D 

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I started that thread, I am truly honoured for such recognition with what I'm reading to be a thread of the year award.

 

I'd like to point out an early contender for next years awards with my very similar Mario Kart 9 thread.

 

I may get a couple of other placeholder entries in and start some more on PS6, Series XXX, Pilotwings, F Zero, Wave Race etc.

 

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4 hours ago, Gotters said:

I started that thread, I am truly honoured for such recognition with what I'm reading to be a thread of the year award.

 

I'd like to point out an early contender for next years awards with my very similar Mario Kart 9 thread.

 

I may get a couple of other placeholder entries in and start some more on PS6, Series XXX, Pilotwings, F Zero, Wave Race etc.

 

 

Ah but it has to start with a vague rumour and culminate in an official announcement that makes the rumour look daft, in the space of a year ;) Maybe there will be a Switch Pro in a few years, but this was more about hype getting out of control and hopes being dashed.

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1 hour ago, footle said:

Given Ready at Dawn are owned by Facebook I guess that a thread positing a PSVR2 port would only end in tears.

 

Ah, I didn't know that. I should have realised when I had to buy it from the Oculus store (which I basically never do as I don't want Commander Data receiving my money). 

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 Weirdly my entry into the world of modern board games was Catan and carcassone on Xbox live arcade back in the day - both decent adaptations of games I wouldn't play in a physical form till many years later. More recently Tabletop Sim kept our board gaming group running and helped me and a few of our members maintain our sanity over lockdown in 2020 and beyond. Even now when we can start meeting up (albeit with current restriction in Scotland) we still do our Friday gaming with a few beers and headsets on virtually moving pieces.

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Awesome round-up there @Wiper. :wub: 

 

Also I'm both on Jo's side and entirely guilty when it comes to "nothing happens" games. I cannot, cannot see any of the appeal in something like Night in the Woods (I tried checking out some gameplay footage but, y'know, nothing happens) - but then I'll happily play something like P4 which has a whole lot of "nothing happens" before you actually get to the decent bits...

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You people just don't know how to have a good (quiet) time! This is why I still prefer the Shenmue games to the Yakuza series; though they share a lot of DNA, and inarguably Things Happen in both, Shenmue spends a lot of time having you noodle around, just existing in its space. Yakuza never really does that; it's always pulling you into fights, bringing on the next major plot beat/side story/weird skit. I want some time to reflect, damn you!

 

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go and pootle around Sable's world a little, and then maybe rewatch Tokyo Story.

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Wiper's excellent post has resulted in both me and the Mrs separately caning Unpacking tonight, somehow that had passed me by completely. What a lovely little game, very smart at what it does. 

 

I've had to stop at 2013 as I need sleep, but she's carrying on next to me in bed with the laptop! No fair! 

 

We both hated cluttering up the boyfriends super smart pad with our stupid giant red colander amongst other junk. 

 

Don't want to say any more as you need to play it to get it, but this is the kind of game that reminds me why I play games! 

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Yeah, I couldn't include Townscaper as it released in 2020, but it's a true nothing game — more toy than game, truth be told — and absolutely wonderful. I'd forgotten it had come to Gamepass, absolutely worth trying if you haven't!

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Game Pass is absolutely revolutionary for this kind of genre exploration.

 

We've really, REALLY got to hope that Sony tries to match it with their service, otherwise GP's juggernaut titanhood will mean they'll hit saturation so fast that the mealy-mouthed, penny-pinching twunts who appease the shareholders will inevitably be like, "But what if we scaled it down to 10 new indies a year and just one AAA exclusive...?" 

 

Competition is needed to keep MS honest in this, and bloody quick. 

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