Technobabble 061 – Games of the Decade and Such!

Technobabble 061 – Our Games of the Decade and Such!

Intro

2019 In Review

Most Disappointing Game of 2019

Dan: Anthem (BioWare/EA – PC)

Jeff: Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix – PS4)

Best Game of 2019 

Dan: Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo – Switch)

Jeff: Pokemon Sword and Shield (Nintendo – Switch)

2020 TOP 10 GAMES OF THE DECADE

Dan

  1. Mass Effect 2 & 3 (2010/2013 BioWare/EA – PC)
  2. Persona 5 (2017 Atlus – PS4)
  3. Stardew Valley (2017 ConcernedApe/Chucklefish – PC)
  4. Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014 BioWare/EA – PC)
  5. Persona 4 Golden (2012 Atlus – PSVita)
  6. Rocket League (2015 Psyonix – PC/PS4)
  7. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (2015 CD Projekt Red – PC)
  8. BioShock Infinite (2013 Irrational Games/2K – PC)
  9. Fire Emblem: Three Houses (2019 Nintendo – Switch)
  10. The Witcher II: Assassins of Kings (2011 CD Projekt Red – PC)

 

Jeff

  1. Mass Effect 2 (2010 BioWare/EA) Played on X360
  2. Forza Horizon 4 (2018 Playground Games/Turn10) Played on PC
  3. Persona 4 Golden (2012 Atlus) Played on PSVita
  4. Pinball Arcade (2012 FarSight Studios) Played on PS3
  5. Sonic Mania (2017 PagodaWest Games – Headcannon/Sega) Played on PS4
  6. Borderlands 2 (2012 Gearbox Software) Played on PS3
  7. Life is Strange Season 1 (2015 Dontnod/Square Enix)
  8. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017 Capcom) Played on PS4
  9. Octopath Traveler (2018 Square Enix) Played on Nintendo Switch
  10. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (2013 Square Enix) Played on PC

 

Honourable Mentions of the 2010s

Dan: 

  • Dragon Age II (I liked it, but nobody else did)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links (Put 400 hours into it)
  • Starcraft II (For keeping the RTS alive)
  • Frostpunk (Incredible city builder/survival combo that keeps on growing on me)
  • World of Warcraft (A few missteps, but expansions keep me coming back)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Prettiest graphics I’ve ever seen, great gameplay)
  • King’s Quest (Awesome episodic tribute to old classics)
  • The Long Dark (A survival game that actually made me interested)

Jeff

  • American Truck Simulator (2016 SCS Software)
  • World of Warships
  • Diablo 3 (2012 Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Tomb Raider (2013 Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)
  • Soma (2015 Frictional Games)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links (2017 Konami)
  • World of Warcraft

Dishonourable Mentions of the 2010s

Dan: 

  • Mass Effect: Andromeda / Anthem / BioWare in General
  • Fallout 76 (Obvious)

Jeff

  • Mass Effect: Crapdromeda
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Playstation Classic

Worst Trend of the 2010s (Besides Lootboxes)

Dan: Everything is Dark Souls

Jeff: Sequels

Most Anticipated game of 2020

Dan: Persona 5 Royal

Jeff: Final Fantasy VII Remake

Outro

 

Surprise Bonus Content: Best Games of ALL TIME

Best RPG

Dan: Mass Effect (Action RPG) / Persona 5 (JRPG) / Dark Sun: Shattered Lands (CRPG) / World of Warcraft (MMORPG)

Jeff: Phantasy Star IV (non Final Fantasy) / Final Fantasy X / Final Fantasy XIV MMORPG / Xenosaga / Crono Cross

Best Fighting Game

Dan: One Must Fall 2097

Jeff: Soul Caliber 2 or 4

Best Platformer

Dan: Ori and the Blind Forest

Jeff: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Best Strategy Game

Dan: Warcraft III

Jeff: Warcraft III

Best Adventure

Dan: Quest for Glory

Jeff: uh Star Trek Starfleet Command 3?

Best Survival

 

Dan: Frostpunk

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