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Community RPG Codex 2020 GOTY - VOTE NOW!

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by felipepepe, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    has for some reason an iron greatsword, frostbite venom, and an August 1996 Playboy.
     
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  2. fantadomat Arcane Edgy Wumao

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  3. tindrli Arcane

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    this post made me realize that i didn't played RPG-s in 2020 :deadhorse:
     
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  4. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Do you need help? A leg up perhaps?
     
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  5. Mortmal Arcane

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    No switch version, i disagree then. Quite a shame that's a game the kids would like.
     
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  6. samuraigaiden Cipher

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    A submission topic running during the month before the GOTY poll would be a good thing.
     
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  7. Jenkem お前はもう死んでいる Patron

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    don't vote, feel-a-pee-pee will just throw your vote out anyways if he doesn't like it.
     
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  8. Jenkem お前はもう死んでいる Patron

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    The DNC has more election integrity than this shit
     
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  9. Jenkem お前はもう死んでいる Patron

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    imagine if there was a place we could write messages (like a forum) and we vote there, by typing, and it's tied to our account since we need one to be able to post... but then you wouldn't be able to spam it to twatter and ree-trannies and it would be harder to manipulate votes for games that match your agenda. (since everyone could see who voted for what)
     
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  10. Jenkem お前はもう死んでいる Patron

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    EVERYONE. DO NOT VOTE IN THIS POLL. IT IS CLEAR IT ONLY SERVES TO BOOST A MANLET'S EGO.

    DISREGARD.
     
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  11. fantadomat Arcane Edgy Wumao

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    Ok,next year we could try it out.... if am still alive and there is still internet.
     
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  12. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    I'd suggest a month of nomination in January and then running a poll in February.

    Not that the "official" poll will take any notice, it'll just be the games Mr Pepe considers significant.
     
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  13. Black Arcane

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    If you thought the 2020 US election was the most rigged election in history you ain't seen nothing yet!!
     
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  14. *-*/\--/\~ Arbiter

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    Damn, I barely played anything on that list, and did not finish a single game from it. Was 2020 really that shitty game-wise?
     
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  15. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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  16. AwesomeButton Personally falsified the US election results Patron

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    If I know how to falsify them, I know how to make them interesting too:
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    I don't care if felipepepepe holds his poll elsewhere but this for sure ain't the "RPG Codex 2020 GOTY"

    tbh I dont even know what he posted all those 16,000 messages except every odd year when he speaks like someone with authority.
     
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  18. AwesomeButton Personally falsified the US election results Patron

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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Insert Title Here RPG Wokedex Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    BTW, here is a way to make a vote that is:
    1. Secret
    2. Members-only
    3. Unfalsifiable
    4. Simple
    5. Easy to restrict by join date

    Vote by PM. Every year, a special forum account is created and everyone PMs this account his ratings for RPGOTY, according to a predetermined template. The account can't post in any threads ofcourse.

    This way a copy of your vote stays in your PMs and in the GOTY Vote account's PMs. When the voting is over the results are processed quick and easy thanks to the template used, and the GOTY Vote account's password is made public so users can verify the data if they want - and see how others voted. And that's all, next year there is a new Vote account.

    In case of *VOTE FRAUD* users who spotted differences would be the first to raise the alarm.
     
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  19. Sam Ecorners Arcane Patron

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    I didn't realize i could skip the games I didn't play, so I rated everything 1. I suppose it's codexian enough
     
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  20. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    why would you want vote to be secret? i for one want to know what are you ashamed of
     
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    BTW how is your CP77 review coming along? Sorry I can't really be much help on its development history, I only started following it after the 2018 reveal.
     
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  22. <3sRichardSimmons Arcane Patron

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    felipepepe Re: Hades and Avengers:

    First off: I want to be clear that I very much appreciate the effort you put into these polls; it makes this community a better place, and I'm sure it is no small investiture of time and effort on your part. So thank you.
    But: I think you're taking a very weird stand here, and it makes me wonder if you've played either game. Admittedly, I haven't played Avengers so I'm not in the best position to talk about it definitively (and I welcome correction if I'm mistaken here), but it looks to me to basically be a third-person brawler grafted onto a looter-shooter like Destiny (I think maybe Anthem is the best analogue I'm aware of? not sure, I don't play these games at all).

    Hades by comparison plays very much as a Diablo-clone. It has strong progression elements, encourages min/maxing in character builds, and requires a deep understanding of its underlying systems for an optimal chance of success. The comparison to Dead Cells also feels disingenuous (although you are correct that they share multiple superficial similarities). They play materially different despite sharing similar macro-design sensibilities; one is inspired by Metroidvanias, and one is inspired by Diablo.

    The thing is, I don't actually have a problem with not including Hades in this poll if you're of the opinion that Diablo is not an RPG. I think that's a totally valid and easily arguable opinion (one in fact that I largely agree with!), but it's not what has been established in past years; if Van Helsing and Grim Dawn have been candidates for RPGOTY then Hades absolutely deserves a nomination as well, and including Avengers but omitting Hades absolutely reads like a very weird and intentional slight.
     
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  23. Sherry Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Hi.

    Gosh, thank-you once again felipepepe for all your hard work and dedication to these polls each and every year since I first joined. It always reminds me of that first time, when I come across another GOYT Poll here at our home, the grounds we all built together, and it puts a smile on my face as I reflect back on those earlier times. Sadly, I am unable to participate this year as I've played none of the games on the list. May the best RPG win.

    Thanks,
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  24. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    I know Hades is loved around here, I also think it was probably the best game of the year, but - and I know this is subjective and will open a giant can of worms - I think it's a game mostly about twitch skills, descending from games like Spelunky and especially Binding of Isaac.

    Modern roguelites are very tricky in this. It's a new subgenre that constantly gets further and further away from their Rogue roots. For another example, Monster Train was also one of the best games of the year. Yet, with all the complains in this thread, the only time it was mentioned was as "great game, not an RPG". We had Slay the Spire in the 2019 GOTY, it won 3rd place, but by now it seems clear that deck-building roguelikes have become their own thing, with some games being very RPG-ish (like Dream Quest), while others not moving far from it.

    Of all the criticism about the poll, I think that's the most valid one - that I decided by myself what's an RPG and which games would be on the list.

    Next year we'll do the nomination thread for 1 month, but I fear that it will backfire into a gigantic list and a lot of drama about "what's an RPG". Or, if there's genuine outrage about this besides the usual butthurt squad, someone can do it now and run a second poll as the "official one". I'll run this one until the end and post the results, the Codex staff can decide what to do with it.
     
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  25. Ol' Willy Arcane Zionist Agent

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    You start a thread; someone submits the game, the others brofist if agree. Then, you sort posts with brofist counter and select posts if minimal threshold is achieved. Jeebus, that's how Ultimate Guitar does nomination threads for years.
     
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