"2018 has been packed full of incredible RPGs of many varieties so here are the best ones within 9 unique categories." - A.J. Maciejewski from Video Chums
Clearly it's Detroit
That's an adventure game.
I think he was making fun of a previous RPG of the year award given to Detroit from another site.
Why is OCTOPATH TRAVELER missing from this list?
It almost made it but didn't quite outrank any of the games that we ended up choosing. Incredible game, though!
Because it looks like an snes game.
That's a silly thing to say.
Ever heard of the term “art style”?
SNES can run Unreal 4 Engine? Wow, it was way ahead of its time!
Celeste is pixelated and won GOTY awards. OT is brilliant
It is funny for me that pokemon won a prize and not octopath. Pokemon is a really bad jrpg....
Perhaps that's why it won "Casual RPG of the Year"? Octopath isn't a casual RPG.
Because it's a generic JRPG that get's rather repetitive and boring really quick. I'm at 15 hours and SLOGGING through it. I know several people who quit around that mark too. The complete lack of interaction between characters and their chapter settings is really unfortunate. The combat and world are pretty nice though. For what that's worth.
Exactly. It's the most overrated RPG of the year. Maybe they should have had a category for that.
Odd that Dragon Quest 11 didn’t make the cut. Did the author not play it? It’s quite good.
The author of the article didn't decide which games would receive awards. The whole staff did. We reviewed DQXI and weren't blown away by it: https://videochums.com/revi...
That is the most anemic list one could possibly conjure. Many of those suck. DQXI and Octopath are well above. Not to mention Torna the Golden Country.
None of the games "suck". You just didn't play them.
Dragon Quest 11 was easily the best RPG this year, and it's not even on the list.
Not only that, it didn't even have any real competition. Valkyria Chronicles 4 was the closest, but still a distant 2nd.
Playing Divinity Original Sin II now and it's one of the best rpgs of all time, it's amazing. Certainly the best rpg this year.
Indeed. It's amazing!
I don't understand how Octopath Traveler didnt win. It's retro style It's pixel art It's nostalgic It's portable And most important it's Nintendo Switch exclusive. The list and site have no credibility.
That's not nice.
Dragon Quest 11 for me
I play Atelier but y'all need to chill with that one. The others are fine and I 100% agree with Ni no Kuni but traditional should have 100% been Dragon Quest XI no matter how you try to explain yourself lol
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