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Is Civilization VI Your "Game of the Year" for 2016 so far?

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by TheSpaceCowboy, Nov 2, 2016.

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What's your "Game of the Year" 2016 so far?

Poll closed Nov 11, 2016.
  1. Battlefield 1

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  2. Civilization VI

    52 vote(s)
    51.5%
  3. Dark Souls 3

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  4. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  5. Doom

    3 vote(s)
    3.0%
  6. Duelyst

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Far Cry Primal

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  8. Gears of War 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Hyper Light Drifter

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Inside

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Mafia 3

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  12. No Man's Sky

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  13. Overwatch

    5 vote(s)
    5.0%
  14. Oxenfree

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Paragon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Pokemon Go

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  17. Quantum Break

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Street Fighter V

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. The Witcher III: Blood and Wine

    10 vote(s)
    9.9%
  20. The Witness

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Tom Clancy's The Division

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Trials of the Blood Dragon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkuni

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. World of Final Fantasy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  25. XCOM 2

    7 vote(s)
    6.9%
  26. Other (please specify)

    14 vote(s)
    13.9%
  1. TheSpaceCowboy

    TheSpaceCowboy The Gangster of Love

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    While I’d imagine this audience has something of a bias, I’m still curious to know what everyone would list as their Game of the Year for 2016.

    My personal list is as follows, with the only omissions the yet to be released Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Pokémon Sun, and Final Fantasy XV, all of which AiPT! has me reviewing (though sadly no advanced copies on any of them).
    1. The Witcher III: Blood and Wine
    2. Civilization VI
    3. XCOM 2
    4. Quantum Break
    5. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    6. Tom Clancy’s The Division
    7. Oxenfree
    8. Paragon (open beta)
    9. Doom
    10. Duelyst
    11. Inside
    12. Trials of the Blood Dragon
    13. The Witness
    14. Pokemon Go

    I’ve yet to finish either Hyper Light Drifter or Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkuni, though I still plan to; the former is gorgeous but unforgiving, whereas the latter is mindless fun that simply came out at a busy time. Nothing of what I played this year was bad, with most falling squarely in the 8 out of 10 range.

     
  2. redwings1340

    redwings1340 Emperor

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    Hmm... Of all the games I've played this year, I think civ VI is high up there and has the most potential for amazingness. However, the flaws with the game makes it hard for me to say it's the best game of the year. That said, I don't know what the competition is, so I can't make a good judgement on this.
     
  3. Olleus

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    80 hours in under two weeks means it's a yes from me.

    That said, I think the poor quality of the AI means I will pause for a while now. Watching Rome lose cities and a war to a runt Gilgamesh that can barely put two units together while Trajan has FIFTEEN legions and other units chilling in the jungle on my border for 40 turns is painful. I might play with no AI and just myself vs barbs and see how quickly I can win a science victory or something.
     
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    80 hours in under two weeks means it's a yes from me.

    That said, I think the poor quality of the AI means I will pause for a while now. Watching Rome lose cities and a war to a runt Gilgamesh that can barely put two units together while Trajan has FIFTEEN legions and other units chilling in the jungle on my border for 40 turns is painful. I might play with no AI and just myself vs barbs and see how quickly I can win a science victory or something.
     
  5. redwings1340

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    That actually sounds moderately terrifying. Without the AI to keep the barbs busy and taking up space, there are going to be so many barbarians attacking you!
     
  6. Zenstrive

    Zenstrive Ocean King

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    Those barbs will be busy having fun with city states :)
     
  7. CoconutTank

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    Splatoon is still my game of the year since it's my game of the forever ;P

    Absent of Splatoon though, yes Civ6 is my game of the year for 2016. I admittedly haven't gotten many other games this year though.
     
  8. dexters

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    Splatoon is pretty great. My GOTY has no meaning anymore since I only play 2-3 new games a year. Civ6 is my most played new purchase for sure.
     
  9. Ozisl

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    Civ6 isn't the top, but given an expansion in a few months, it will be better.
     
  10. Animist7

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    @TheSpaceCowboy

    Haha, I've only played three games on your list but they happen to be the top three so I guess I've chosen wisely! I'd also put Blood and Wine at number 1 but probably XCOM 2 second for now. I've had, and am still having, a ton of fun with that game, especially with the mods like some of the cool Mass Effect character mods that have come out recently. Civ VI is close behind - might creep up to second place depending on if a patch comes out this year.
     
  11. bbbt

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    Absolutely, but it's basically the only 2016 game I've bought in 2016, so there's not much competition!
     
  12. TheSpaceCowboy

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  13. The Highwayman

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    Civ VI is my GOTY for sure. Uncharted 4 is the runner up.
     
  14. Falk

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    Grim Dawn for me. Fantastic game and it was released as a finished product. ;)

    I also love Battleborn which was released unfinished (matchmaking and performance issues mostly), but has improved a lot. Sadly no one is playing it.

    Civ6 is also unfinished and they don't have much time left in 2016. I'm fairly certain Civ6 is going to be my GotY 2017 though.
     
  15. Barathor

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    Hah, same here. :D

    I've never even heard of a lot of those titles; I surprised Stellaris and Total War: Warhammer were reduced to the "Other" option.

    Civ 6 is definitely my own top pick; I'm really enjoying it. XCOM 2 is a very close second. I was still playing that and some Stellaris until Civ 6 came out.
     
  16. need my speed

    need my speed Rex Omnium Imperarium

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    Dishonored 2, I predict.
     
  17. Jolly_Roger

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    My Summer Car, of course!

    But XCOM2 and CIV6 are both great games too.
     
  18. GAGA Extrem

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    Looking at the list, it is definitely Doom for me - and that's coming from someone who isn't even all that interested in FPS anymore.
    A fantastic game that showed me there is yet hope for that genre.
     
  19. TomBeard

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    Overwatch was a lot of fun but I'm always biased towards civ games. I got caught up in a game that was new for me but a couple years old in Fire Emblem Awakening. That game got ahold of me for over a month. Nothing compares to the 3000 hours I can log on the life of civ game tho.
     
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