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November 17th, 2019, 22:12
I'm actually not that far ahead of you, Couchtater, because the games I'm playing are really huge. Pathfinder: Kingmaker looks like it's going to break 200 hours. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey took over 200 hours. I spent 100 hours in Pillars of Eternity 2 and I didn't even like it all that much!

By the way, folks, the "game/level/theme music/hairstyle of the decade" lists are starting to show up. Best start prepping so you can tell those list makers how totally wrong they are! Risen, Borderlands, and Dragon Age: Origins were right toward the end of 2009 so everything since then is going to be on the table.
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November 18th, 2019, 02:12
For the whole decade? Gosh, now that's a tall order for my memory. So I cheated, I looked through each RPGwatch GOTY article to remind myself what came out this decade.

I'll exclude all older games from the 2010s that got enhanced editions or PC ports and I'll add a couple that weren't in the lists. Some games were released in different years to the year they appear in the charts, so not all dates are precisely accurate. I'll put them in order of how I'd rate them in any ranked chart:

Completed and enjoyed either entirely or for the most part:
1. Blackguards (2014)
1. Lords of Xulima (2014)
3. Drakensang: The River of Time (2010)
3. Dragon Age: Origins: Awakenings (2010)
3. Eschalon Book II (2010)
3. Serpents in the Staglands (2015)
7. King's Bounty: Crossworlds (2010)
7. Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition (2014)
9. Paper Sorceror (2013)
10. Path of Exile (2013)

Completed and thought it was OK, generally satisfying:
11. Avadon: The Black Fortress (2011)
12. Shadowrun Returns (2013)
13. Slay The Spire (2018) (not really RPG in any conventional sense, roguelike at most)
14. Avadon 2: The Corruption (2013)
15. Blackguards 2 (2015)
16. Dungeon Rats (2016)
17. The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (2017) (a Choose Your Own Adventure Game)

Was enjoying it but incomplete due to technical difficulties:
18. Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga (2010)

Abandoned because I really didn't like it:
19. Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director's Cut (2014)
20. Legends of Eisenwald (2015)
21. Battle Brothers (2017)
22. Tyranny (2016)
23. Expeditions: Coquistador (2013)

Completed begrudgingly, so bad it was fascinating to see just how bad it got:
24. Theseus: Journey to Athens
25. Dragon Age 2

And I've probably forgotten some other games that sit on the periphery of the genre.

I've also spent a lot of this decade, probably in about equal measure, catching up on a whole raft of RPGs I never got round to playing/finishing from the previous decade. So I basically average about four RPGs per year, 2 of current gen and 2 from previous gen. Or, to put it in more archaic terms, about one RPG per season +1 or, if you're American, one RPG per quarter +1. Averages are terrible liars though, of course.

I've no doubt that my list will not even remotely resemble any lists from any media establishments, forums or even any other individuals

I look forward to spending the next decade catching up on the 2010s and picking out some nice new games as they come along.
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November 18th, 2019, 02:15
So you are saying we need "Your decade in RPGs so far" thread?
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Could do
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November 18th, 2019, 04:53
Game of the Year AND a Game of the Decade contest this year. I wonder if there's a way to copy/paste the last half of @felipepepe's book so it comes out as a ton of radio buttons in a web form?
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November 19th, 2019, 10:31
Isn't it amazing, two of my most recent plays were Banner Saga (2014) and Banner Saga 2 (2016), part two just a few months ago, and yet I completely forgot to add them to the list. I'm not entirely sure of their RPG credentials but they're both in the ballpark enough to have not been forgotten.

I'd put the first one in the top 10 category and the second one in the OK category.
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But how can you play the first two without playing the conclusion ?

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Isn't it amazing, two of my most recent plays were Banner Saga (2014) and Banner Saga 2 (2016), part two just a few months ago, and yet I completely forgot to add them to the list. I'm not entirely sure of their RPG credentials but they're both in the ballpark enough to have not been forgotten.

I'd put the first one in the top 10 category and the second one in the OK category.
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But how can you play the first two without playing the conclusion ?
What a bizarre post.
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