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December 28th, 2016, 19:47
As a preparation for our Game of the Year 2016, I would like to work on getting the correct list of nominees. In our database there are 128 games listed that were released in 2016. These are all in the unfiltered list below.
I want to ask you to check out this list and tell us, which games should not be in this list in your opinion and what games we have missed,

TitleDateGenre
7 Mages2016-06-23Dungeon Crawler
Anima: Gate of Memories2016-06-03Action-RPG
Ara Fell2016-06-02J-RPG
Atonement 2: Ruptured by Despair2016-10-18RPG
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan 2016-04-14Action-RPG
Aveyond 4: Shadow Of The Mist2016-02-01RPG
Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear2016-03-31RPG
Balrum2016-03-01RPG
Banner Saga 22016-04-19Strategy-RPG
Bastard Bonds2016-04-29Tactical RPG
Blacksea Odyssey2016-06-01Roguelike
Bludgeons & Krakens2016-07-08RPG
Castle Torgeath: Descent Into Darkness2016-12-15Dungeon Crawler
Champions of Anteria2016-08-30Strategy-RPG
Crashlands2016-01-21Action-RPG
Creepy Castle2016-10-31Adventure-RPG
Crypt of the Serpent King2016-12-27Dungeon Crawler
Daily Chthonicle: Editor's Edition2016-09-30Adventure-RPG
Dark Souls III2016-04-12Action-RPG
Darkest Dungeon2016-01-19RPG
DarkMaus2016-01-26Action-RPG
Dead Age2016-11-04Roguelike
Defragmented2016-02-12Action-RPG
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided2016-08-23Shooter-RPG
Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor2016-09-16Adventure-RPG
Disgaea2016-02-24J-RPG
Disgraced2016-11-18RPG
Dishonored 22016-11-11Adventure-RPG
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen2016-01-15Action-RPG
Dragonpath2016-07-07Action-RPG
Duelyst2016-08-23Strategy-RPG
Dungelot: Shattered Lands2016-02-18RPG
Dungeon Rushers2016-09-06Tactical RPG
Dungeons & Darkness2016-09-30Dungeon Crawler
Earthlock: Festival of Magic 2016-09-27J-RPG
Eisenwald: Blood of November2016-11-01Tactical RPG
Ember2016-09-09RPG
Enderal: The Shards of Order2016-07-03Action-RPG
Expect the Unexpected2016-12-09Strategy-RPG
Fated Souls 22016-12-03Adventure-RPG
FIVE: Champions of Canaan2016-09-27Action-RPG
Forced Showdown2016-03-29Action-RPG
Framed Wings2016-08-06J-RPG
Frozen State2016-08-05RPG
Ghostlords2016-11-18Adventure-RPG
Goliath2016-05-12Action-RPG
Grim Dawn2016-02-25Hack & Slash
Heroes of the Monkey Tavern2016-09-22Dungeon Crawler
Humans and Monsters2016-10-01RPG
Hyper Light Drifter2016-03-31Action-RPG
Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart2016-04-26J-RPG
I Am Setsuna2016-07-19J-RPG
Killing Room2016-10-21Shooter-RPG
Kim2016-10-24RPG
Knights of Aira2016-05-17Strategy-RPG
Krai Mira2016-07-11RPG
Legionwood: Tale of the Two Swords2016-05-10J-RPG
Looterkings2016-08-16Dungeon Crawler
Lord of the Seal2016-09-16Dungeon Crawler
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows2016-09-30Action-RPG
Megamagic: Wizards of the Neon Age2016-04-20Strategy-RPG
Moon Hunters2016-03-10Action-RPG
Mugen Souls Z2016-08-25J-RPG
Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics2016-09-13J-RPG
Necropolis2016-07-12Roguelike
Neon Chrome2016-04-28Roguelike
Obduction2016-08-24Non-RPG
Phantom Brave PC2016-07-25J-RPG
Pharaonic2016-04-28Action-RPG
Pillars of Eternity: The White March, Part 22016-02-16RPG
Planar Conquest2016-05-30Strategy-RPG
Planet Explorers2016-11-09Adventure-RPG
Planet in the Shadows2016-04-15Roguelike
Ray Gigant2016-08-10Dungeon Crawler
Realm of Darkness2016-09-20RPG
Rencounter2016-11-04Roguelike
Rogue Wizards2016-09-27RPG
Romance of the Three Kingdoms 132016-07-05Strategy-RPG
Sacred Blade2016-11-10RPG
Sakura Dungeon2016-06-03J-RPG
Secrets of the Guild2016-12-09RPG
Sheltered2016-03-15Strategy-RPG
Siralim 22016-08-12RPG
Sky Break2016-10-21Adventure-RPG
Solstice2016-03-23Adventure-RPG
Sorcery! Part 32016-04-05Adventure-RPG
Sorcery! Part 42016-09-22Adventure-RPG
Sorcery! Parts 1 and 22016-02-02Adventure-RPG
Starbound2016-07-22Adventure-RPG
Stardew Valley2016-02-26RPG
Stories: The Path of Destinies2016-04-12Action-RPG
Stranger of Sword City2016-06-06Dungeon Crawler
Sunrider: Liberation Day2016-03-05Tactical RPG
Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire2016-08-31Tactical RPG
Tale of Wuxia2016-04-28RPG
Tales of Symphonia2016-02-01J-RPG
Tempest2016-08-22Action-RPG
The Curious Expedition2016-09-03Roguelike
The Deep Paths: Labyrinth Of Andokost2016-10-26Dungeon Crawler
The Dungeons of Castle Madness2016-08-08Dungeon Crawler
The Dwarves2016-12-01Strategy-RPG
The Flame in the Flood2016-02-24Roguelike
The Gate of Firmament2016-02-25RPG
The Huntsman: Winter's Curse2016-04-22Adventure-RPG
The Metronomicon2016-09-29Action-RPG
The Storm Guard: Darkness is Coming2016-08-25Roguelike
The Technomancer2016-06-28RPG
The Underground Man2016-09-01Adventure-RPG
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain2016-08-31Adventure-RPG
Thorne: Tales of The Crow2016-03-26Action-RPG
Total War: Warhammer2016-04-28Strategy-RPG
Town of Night2016-11-17Dungeon Crawler
Trulon: The Shadow Engine2016-03-01Adventure-RPG
Tyranny2016-11-10RPG
Void Pyramid2016-12-05RPG
Wanda: A Beautiful Apocalypse2016-06-03Adventure-RPG
Warden: Melody of the Undergrowth2016-04-08Action-RPG
Xanadu Next2016-11-03Action-RPG
XCOM 22016-02-05Strategy-RPG
Zavix Tower2016-07-06Dungeon Crawler
Zenith2016-09-20Adventure-RPG
Zombasite2016-08-23Action-RPG
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December 28th, 2016, 20:06
These are technically expansion (there might be others in the list):
Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear (require BG:EE)
Eisenwald: Blood of November (it's a standalone expac though, but only 6-10 hours long),
Pillars of Eternity: The White March, Part 2 (require PoE and TWM part 1)

Also, Enderal: The Shards of Order is technically a total conversation mod. If we don't have a "mod" category, it could stand with "full game" though.
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December 28th, 2016, 20:30
well my rpg of 2016 is not there :salt & sanctuary
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December 28th, 2016, 21:15
No vote…just a bad year in general for new games.

Good year to play some older games for the first time or replay.
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December 28th, 2016, 21:32
Originally Posted by porcozaur View Post
well my rpg of 2016 is not there :salt & sanctuary
It was listed with genre <unknown> - I have changed that to <Action-RPG>
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December 29th, 2016, 00:43
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December 29th, 2016, 09:40
Are missing the RPGs:

My summer car
Sunless sea: Zubmariner
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December 29th, 2016, 13:24
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine expansion seems to be missing (released on May 30, 2016).

Personally I think as long as it's content one can play through (and not just item or skin pack) it should be eligible to be voted for.
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December 29th, 2016, 13:35
It's not missing - it's an expansion. While some sites did put it among games nominees, this expansion is not a standalone product. If it was standalone so you can buy only that expansion and play without buying something else, you'd most probably see no objection.
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December 29th, 2016, 15:07
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
It's not missing - it's an expansion. While some sites did put it among games nominees, this expansion is not a standalone product. If it was standalone so you can buy only that expansion and play without buying something else, you'd most probably see no objection.
But Pillars of Eternity: The White March, Part 2 is up there.
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December 29th, 2016, 15:10
Not sure if The flame in the Flood would really fit into the RPG category. It lacks any real RPG-like elements, and is instead more of a survival game.
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December 29th, 2016, 15:28
Some comments with respect to this list.

With expansions it all depends on how we enter them in the database. Sometimes they are thrown in with the game and sometimes a new entry in the database is made for it. In the first case it will not end up in the list in the second case it will. This is why you see some and some not in the list.
My personal opinion is that expansions should not be contenders for GotY.
That said, I do wonder if a game like Siege of Dragonspear is an expansion in the usual sense.

Another reason why some games are in the list that might not qualify as an RPG, is because an editor added them in the database, in order to post news about that game.
This list is extracted from our database without applying any filtering and posted here to filter it
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December 29th, 2016, 23:12
My personal opinion is that expansions that have the scope of full games and are clearly seperated from the base game should be included. Sure these are soft criteria but there aren't many of them so it just could be decided on a case.by-case basis.
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December 30th, 2016, 06:30
Final Fantasy X HD came out this year on PC. http://store.steampowered.com/app/359870/

Obduction, as it says on the list, definitely isn't an RPG. It's straight-up Myst-style adventuring.

Another for the list, which is easy to forget because it's only in the Oculus store: Chronus - a funky RPG where dying makes you a year older.
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December 30th, 2016, 06:50
Woah, haven't heard of most of these titles. Eh? Dishonored II an rpg? It treads the line here and there, but I wouldn't call it one.
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