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February 3rd, 2020, 13:45
The votes are counted, so head over to the results of the Game of the Year awards of 2019 for best RPG.

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February 3rd, 2020, 13:55
Called it!
Originally Posted by SirJames View Post
Ahh, what is an RPG? The age old question!

Anyway, grats to Outer Worlds, I guess.
Good to see Outward get a decent placement, too.
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February 3rd, 2020, 14:01
Thanks for doing the vote!

2 Disco Elysium
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4 Outward
I guess I'll give these two a try.
Waiting for a discount though.

All other games scored a percentage of less than 1.5%. And for the record, The Outer Worlds had 20% of the points, Disco Elysium 17% and Greedfall had 15%.
That's quite close.

But the game we apparently liked most was None, which had 25% of the votes.
That says something.
Would have been remarkable if it actually was rewarded with gold.
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February 3rd, 2020, 14:08
Very interesting. It was definitely a year for indy RPGs to have a good shot at getting a top 10 place, I'll have some fun researching the three or four I didn't notice arrive in 2019.
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February 3rd, 2020, 14:27
I am SO disappointed in you people right now…
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February 3rd, 2020, 15:00
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February 3rd, 2020, 15:22
But the game we apparently liked most was None, which had 25% of the votes.
Very proud, my game ranks number 1.
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February 3rd, 2020, 15:50
Yea but that editor vote - that is another thing
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February 3rd, 2020, 16:47
For the first time I didn’t vote … because the only game in the Top 10 I actually played all the way through was Queen’s Wish, which I liked quite a bit but which is definitely not worth a ‘GOTY’ from a RPG site.

Need to buy Disco Elysium - will do it on next sale! And as noted elsewhere will but Outer Worlds on Switch when it comes out in a few weeks.
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February 3rd, 2020, 17:34
Originally Posted by felipepepe View Post
I am SO disappointed in you people right now…
For what, exactly? For Outer Worlds above Disco Elysium?
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February 3rd, 2020, 18:10
Thanks for all the work done to compile this information, and for reminding me that I've still many great games to play from last year!!!
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February 3rd, 2020, 18:29
Congratulations to None! I reckon I'm not the only one who have yet to play DE, I might have given it my vote if I had the time to actually try it out. Same goes for Greedfall in my case, I do plan to get it eventually but…

Perhaps our new standard should be to only include games that are about 2-3 years old in the GOTY, then I could keep up. I *think* I've played most of the candidates from 2017 now.
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February 3rd, 2020, 19:15
I haven't played DE yet but from what I've seen I will probably like it. Greedfall was my #1 and The Outer Worlds was my #2, both very enjoyable (but not great) games, so I am glad for the 1-3 spots as they are.

I have been on the fence about getting Outward because of comments that while it is good in the beginning it gets less enjoyable later, but I'll probably get it at some point.

I just finished and somewhat enjoyed Operencia, but the others on the list don't look like the types of games I would be interested in (I may be wrong).
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February 3rd, 2020, 19:58
I have to agree with others here I have yet to play most of the games on the list as I fall farther and farther behind in my backlog each year. The only reason I played Outer Worlds is I got it free with a CPU purchase.
Thanks for all the work making the list and compiling the votes.
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February 3rd, 2020, 20:01
@Myrthos the article says there are no editors choice awards, but Greedfall is marked as editor runner up?
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February 3rd, 2020, 20:02
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
… and I'm proud of us.
I'm proud of us also.

Definitely better than the Codex top picks.
Originally Posted by Stingray View Post
@Myrthos the article says there are no editors choice awards, but Greedfall is marked as editor runner up?
Not enough votes for any game to win the top two spots is my guess.

If true Greedfall should be first then.
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February 3rd, 2020, 21:06
It was always going to be close between the top two picks. Probably a matter of which style you prefer.
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February 3rd, 2020, 21:10
My Editor's vote:

2019
  1. Greedfall
  2. Vestaria Saga I: War of the Scions
  3. Disco Elysium

I haven't played The Outer Worlds yet. I have used 2019 to catch up with some older Indie RPGs and I wasn't dissapointed. -> look here
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February 3rd, 2020, 21:28
6 Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest
nice to see my pick at least made the top 10. More of a RTSG but it had quite a lot of story.
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February 4th, 2020, 00:33
Originally Posted by TomRon View Post

Perhaps our new standard should be to only include games that are about 2-3 years old in the GOTY, then I could keep up. I *think* I've played most of the candidates from 2017 now.
Yes, we should have a GOTY post mortem…

Reminds me of gamasutra's post mortem articles which I really loved to read.

https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/…hould_read.php

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