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    I've seen some people talk about how 2016 is looking to be a really great year for gaming, but what year do you feel was the best year of game releases?

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    I don't know, man. Probably somewhere in mid 90s.

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    Let's see, 98 had Ocarina of Time, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil 2, Pokemon Red/Blue in America, WCWnWo Revenge, other stuff.

    I'm gonna say 98 until someone makes an argument for a better year.
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    Gonna have to go 2002, purely because of Kingdom Hearts. But Vice City and Warcraft 3 are pretty good backing titles.

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    Briefly looking down the Wikipedia page, 1999 had:

    Silent Hill
    Simcity 3000
    Final Fantasy VIII
    Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
    Rollercoaster Tycoon
    Counter Strike
    System Shock 2
    Resident Evil 3
    Age of Empires 2
    Unreal Tournament
    Quake III

    It also had smurfing Ape Escape which means it is automatically the GOAT

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    I've looked ahead and the answer is actually 2022.

    Metal Gear 7: Snake is still alive
    Uncharted 6: Sully finally dies
    Final Fantasy XV-4: Noctis Grows Chest Hair
    Pokémon: Some colour they haven't used yet.
    Fifa 22 - Same as the previous seven incarnations
    Zelda: Link Goes Apes**t
    Mario: Jumps around again
    Call of Duty: Advanced Black Ops Warfare World at War

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    Idk, I really don't go for years, especially since I usually get more games that had already been released before, rather than day-one or something. I mean, I got FFXII day-one, and Bravely Default just after day-one, but normally I get games like two years after they release, so I can't really judge the years when I enjoyed those games because that's usually not the year they were released.

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    I don't pay much attention to years but honestly 2016 is shaping up to be a good one. I'd have to list all of the games I like, find their release dates, and see if one year stands out as having the most games I enjoy, but I'm not going to do that. I do know that 2016 has added a lot of games to my wish list and that's mostly just released up to April or something, so it is shaping up to be the most exciting and promising year in recent memory. It all depends on how good the games actually are though

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    2010 had some awesome games I enjoyed. Mass Effect 2, Heartgold and Soulsilver, and Bioshock 2. But honestly, ME2 makes that whole year a winner!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumpkin View Post
    I don't pay much attention to years but honestly 2016 is shaping up to be a good one. I'd have to list all of the games I like, find their release dates, and see if one year stands out as having the most games I enjoy, but I'm not going to do that. I do know that 2016 has added a lot of games to my wish list and that's mostly just released up to April or something, so it is shaping up to be the most exciting and promising year in recent memory. It all depends on how good the games actually are though
    This. There's FF XV an Persona 5 coming out, as Formy mentioned, and then there's SMT IV: Final, and FF Explorers is already out, and now Bravely Second this month and FE: Fates later, so I'm pretty happy this year looks so promising. Isn't project Setsuna coming out soon too?

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    Late to the party but - knock it off with all the bickering. I will delete any more posts that are off topic.

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    The PS2 Era....maybe 2005-6 i think had a lot of great releases (but i cant commit to that cos 1997 saw the release of FF7 so arrgh tough question)

    Ummm...hope my rambling doesn't class as off topic.........I'm a good girl me.....(well you know sorta kinda like )

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    I'll just restate what I said before, then.

    I've never really considered years when it comes to gaming. I've always been rather late to the party in getting new consoles, so I never play games in the year they were released, typically. It's also rather subjective: if you're a fan of one genre, you wouldn't think of years when none of that genre really stood out as astounding, and so on. I've never really thought about the issue, basically.

    If I had to pick a year, probably 2016. It's the first year I can remember being excited for more than one game. We have Persona 5, FFXV, and as Fynn reminds me, SMT: IV Final. Most years, there's one game that I'm excited for, and that's about it. When Dragon Age: Inquisition came out, it was pretty much the only 'new game' of that year I was excited for.


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    I have no clue. So many games I love spread through from 1985 on until now. I feel like I'll say something and then the next post I'll be ohh no I change my vote to that, or maybe that.

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    You know people, it doesn't necessarily have to be the year you experienced it. As long as the game released that year, I honestly don't care if you played it ten years later.

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