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RPG Codex's Best RPGs - 2019 - RESULTS ARE OUT!

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by felipepepe, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. Arulan Arbiter

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    I don't have any strong preference on the size of the list, just as long as the tail-end has enough points to produce interesting results.

    Don't forget the cool graphs! :cool:
     
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  2. V_K Arcane

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    I just want to point out that the previous top is also technically a top 71, so no reason to stick with a round number this time either.
    DOS2 got almost twice as many downvotes though.
     
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  3. Taka-Haradin puolipeikko Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Bubbles In Memoria
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  4. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    So, here are the Top 50 games, as voted by 361 codexers:

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    The full results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aJ9SdqrDHU13PfLD2mwCeFhw6RoX_iMa8ZshNdZxEz4/edit?usp=sharing

    15 of the Top 50 games are new, and the "best" new game is Age of Decadence, followed by Pathfinder: Kingmaker and The Witcher 3!

    Planescape and Fallout 1 remain as the absolute favorites, but the rest changed around a bit. Top 10 games are almost the same, Deus Ex took the spot from Wizardry 8. In fact, blobbers in general suffered a huge hit in the poll, most entries went down several positions from the previous one, as more RTwP and third-person Action-RPGs rise the ranks. On the other hand, Pool of Radiance went up 10 positions and Wizardry I went up 17!

    Finally, why I'm doing a small post like this? So we can prepare the "full" version, with the reviews and screenshots before making the post on the front page. And so we can discuss how long the list should be. :cool:
     
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  5. unfairlight ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ Patron

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    Glad Gothic 2 kept a spot in the top 10.
     
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  6. Geckabor Learned

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    Seeing some of the newer ones sit next to all-time great works of art does feel a bit awkward, but interesting list nonetheless.
     
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  7. SmoothPimp Novice

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    Maybe swap number signs in "change" column. Minus for those who descended.
     
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  8. S.torch Learned

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    Planescape spot 1
    Pillars enter the top.
    Witcher 3 spot 15.


    :positive:
     
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  9. Mark Richard Arcane

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    Surely a top 100 list wouldn't play well with the voting style? We've been forced to make hard choices and exclude games, which compliments a tighter list. If the list expands to a top 100, the back end might be full of titles only a couple of people have voted for.
     
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  10. groke Arcane Patron

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    It's the list we deserve.
     
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  11. V_K Arcane

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    Hoping that someone with some free time on their hands Monday morning will do a version of the list corrected for downvotes, but from cursory glance it seems the only significant change that'll do is drop TW3 from 15th position to around number 50. QED.
     
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  12. Marten Broadcloak Learned

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    Can you imagine fancying yourself as the most elite RPG community and only voting Fallout 2 in the 6th spot?
     
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  13. Martyr Prophet

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    games like Might & Magic 3 and Pools of Darkness kicked out, Original Sin 2 and Witcher 3 scoring pretty high.
    results are as expected:
    :prosper:
     
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  14. V_K Arcane

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    Seems like puzzle-heavy games took the most hit - not only Wizardries/W&W but also QfG and HQ had abysmal drops. The dumbing down of the Codex is real. :negative:
     
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  15. laclongquan Arcane

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    Top 72 actually. So we can do a comparison with the old Top 70 the last time .

    We can see the increase of how many votes and points per game in the same number of samples, and account for the increase in voters.

    Like, the last time to get last 4 slot in top 50 they have 22 points and range from 8 to 10 votes.

    This time we have 44-46 points and range from 16-22 votes

    Total voters change from 234 to 361.

    Which display something. I am not sure what, but it's certainly some things.
     
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  16. pomenitul Savant

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    Eh, could be better, could be worse. Overall verdict: not too shabby.

    D:OS2 placing at all is the only unforgivable blunder. Shame on you – you know who you are.
     
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  17. Strange Fellow Arcane Patron

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    Witcher 3 is worse than D:OS 2.

    Ratings rain on me.
     
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  18. laclongquan Arcane

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    We dont have special surprise like the last time because this time both PK and AoD has been released longer.

    Grimoire is the surprise for me, though. I couldnt have imagined it got 22nd slot~ 30 votes for 86 points?

    Note: 75th to 70th slot sharing same 22 point range, voters from 8-14

    Diablo 2
    Neverwinter Nights
    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
    Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
    Sengoku Rance

    It's somewhat similar to the last 46-50th slot of last time
     
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  19. SpaceWizardz Learned

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    You're right it's way too high.
     
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  20. Disciple Educated

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    I think it would be cool to see both the coefficient (total score/# of votes) of the top entries as well as what percentage of the people who voted for a given game gave it the highest mark possible (5 points) so as to measure the appreciation games which are not massively popular get. Just a modest suggestion, I know it may be laborious and the latter may require a global recount of the votes, perhaps limit it to the top 50.
     
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  21. TT1 Cipher Patron

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    I think the results are pretty good.

    It shows some renovation in the fandom and in the game genre. The classics are still there and the new fan-favorites too. Some mistakes, sure, but the list is solid.
     
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  22. laclongquan Arcane

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    Oi, felipepepe The doc column showing change would have mislead readers. You should have revert its positive to negative and vice versa.
     
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  23. EverlastingLove Educated

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    Bloodlines is slowly going up.

    Good :incline:
     
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  24. laclongquan Arcane

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    Actually, look at the changes I dont know which conclusion to reach.

    FNV and Bloodlines, and Dark Souls, rise can be attributed to the rising average in PC hardware that allow us to start enjoying higher level of texture (better tits! asses! faces!).

    But using same reasonings wont explain Arcanum and Deus Ex. or the fall of Morrowind.
     
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  25. EverlastingLove Educated

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    It should be TOP 98 because Oblivion is 99th :D

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    Sorry Wizards & Warriors, Pools of Darkness
     
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