In your opinion, what game is closest to being perfect this gen?

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#1 Posted by Subspecies (674 posts) -

For me, it's Divinity: Original Sin 2. Or Persona 5. Hard to decide. I don't like how long it takes to modify personas in the Velvet Room with all the back and forth between menus and such, or how long overall you spend in the freaking Velvet Room. But that's about it. As for D:OS2, the only criticism I can think of is how freely it lets you respec, which cheapens the experience a bit, but not too bad. What a freakin' great game.

Anyhoo, what's your opinion on the matter, SW?

Thank you for visiting my thread and have a perfectly purple day.

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#2 Posted by Ant_17 (12729 posts) -

Spiderman PS4.

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#3 Posted by DaVillain- (37519 posts) -

Without a doubt, Horizon: Zero Dawn or Witcher 3: Wild Hunt but I must say that both of these games are near perfect this gen I play so far. While this current-gen is almost over, we still have more games to go but for now, it's both Horizon: Zero Dawn & Witcher 3.

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#4 Posted by Star67 (4451 posts) -

Yakuza 0.

If it had the Dragon Engine used in Yakuza 6 it would be perfect. Along with more VO for side stories

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#5 Edited by Archangel3371 (28396 posts) -

Tough call as I have a few that I would put up there equally. They would be:

- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

- Super Mario Odyssey

- Resident Evil 2 Remake

- Devil May Cry 5

- Forza Horizon 4

- Forza Motorsport 7

I have a feeling that Dragon Quest XI S Definitive Edition will be right up there as well when I get it next month.

If I really had to make a choice I would probably go with Breath of the Wild.

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#6 Posted by SaltSlasher (1237 posts) -

Evil Within 2

If you loved PS1 era survival horror, this is basically all we have left, especially that I'd consider AAA. I platinum'd this game, and playing Classic Mode, this game was withing throwing distance of perfection. I believe its the most under-rated gem of this generation.

Persona 5 was my top game of 2017 for sure, although HZD/Nier/Odyssey/AC Origins/Wolf2 were all great, but I really liked Wildlands and Hitman as personal favorites. None of them I feel as near perfection for what they are as Evil Within 2. I'd say Odyssey is 2nd, in being perfect collect-a-thon and Persona 3rd for perfect JRPG.

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#7 Edited by Litchie (24134 posts) -

I can't say anything bad about Hollow Knight.

Mario Odyssey failed to catch the Mario 64 magic, and a billion moons was too much. I remember the stars I got in Mario 64. Can't remember the moons. Instead of wanting to play it again, it feels like a chore to collect all that shit again.

Zelda: BotW had no dungeons and bad bosses.

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#8 Edited by uninspiredcup (34354 posts) -

Have to go with Resident Evil 2 remake.

The only thing that lets it down is a streamlined story compared to the original and an inferior duel campaign.

The boss fights could be more creative well, using the same old "shoot the X spot" trope over and over.

Otherwise rock solid.

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#9 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31446 posts) -

I can list a few that I thought were pretty close to perfection:

  • Day of Infamy - a return to more classical online FPS
  • Rising Storm 2 - Vietnam done right, and the game really forces you to learn and adapt
  • Battlefield 1 - Captures the war vibe with game modes like Operations and Frontlines. A lot of the maps are insanely good and atmospheric
  • Battlefield V - Drops the ball more than BF1 did, but gunplay and character customization are stand-out
  • Forza Horizon 3 - Just one of the best, and more varried racers around
  • Prey - What it lacks as a shooter it more than makes up for with a fully realised world
  • Dishonored 2 - Every single mission is unique and memorable
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#10 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (12889 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption 2

Ever played a game that you felt was designed just for you? That's how I felt playing that game.

Spider-Man and Super Mario Odyssey would be my honorable mentions. As far as fun factor goes they are the best games this gen. I've never connected with characters and story like I did in RDR2 in a video game before though and for that reason it is perfect to me.

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#11 Edited by Zero_epyon (13331 posts) -

Between Spiderman, HZD or God Of War.

Edit: forgot about Red Dead redemption 2. That wins for me. The other three tie for second.

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#12 Edited by Subspecies (674 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k: Dishonored 2 is a damn nice game. It definitely crossed my mind when making this thread.

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#13 Posted by dimebag667 (1261 posts) -

Resident Evil 2

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#14 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (19156 posts) -

Just replayed Inside yet again, and that game is an absolute masterpiece.

Also Mario Odyssey.

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#15 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31446 posts) -
@subspecies said:

@R4gn4r0k: Dishonored 2 is a damn nice game. It definitely crossed my mind when making this thread.

Close to perfection, but it sometimes falls just a bit short of the genius that Dishonored 1 was.

But it's more Dishonored, so hey, I love it. I need to finish it one more time going completely high chaos, you can get super creative in that game:

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#16 Edited by R4gn4r0k (31446 posts) -
@hrt_rulz01 said:

Just replayed Inside yet again, and that game is an absolute masterpiece.

Also Mario Odyssey.

Yeah Inside was really great. I just love these types of games that grab your attention from the moment you start playing them and throughout you are thinking: "What is this world about?" And you want to go deeper and deeper into this fiction.

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#17 Posted by Telekill (8549 posts) -

Uncharted 4 is really close for me. Perfect way to tie up the series.

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#18 Posted by Renegade_Fury (20633 posts) -

Sonic Mania Plus. I still can't believe it's real.

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#19 Posted by DarthBuzzard (188 posts) -

Tetris Effect because Tetris is one of the closest things to a perfect game, and this version delivers something extra as another layer in a way that really adds to it, especially in VR.

But perfection does not mean best. Perfect just means executing what it set out to do in a way that is flawless.

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#20 Edited by Macutchi (6854 posts) -
@R4gn4r0k said:
@subspecies said:

@R4gn4r0k: Dishonored 2 is a damn nice game. It definitely crossed my mind when making this thread.

Close to perfection, but it sometimes falls just a bit short of the genius that Dishonored 1 was.

But it's more Dishonored, so hey, I love it. I need to finish it one more time going completely high chaos, you can get super creative in that game:

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good choice folks. i'd say it exceeds d1 in genius. the clockwork mansion and crack in the slab both are masterclasses in level design and go beyond what d1 did in that regard. the skill trees and possible combinations of powers in new game+ mode are superior too.

it's not quite perfect. there's three things i can think of which disqualify it - you don't get the mark of the outsider at the start of the game on the second playthrough, forcing you to always play through the first level powerless. similarly, on second playthrough, you don't get to keep your powers in aramis stilton's mansion. and last you can't hold a button to pick up all the coins on a desk (even the terrible thief game let you do that). other than that... pretty much perfect

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#21 Posted by lundy86_4 (53622 posts) -

A few:

  • RE2 Remake
  • DMC5
  • BotW
  • Persona 5

This is of the games i've played, and in no particular order.

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#22 Posted by BassMan (10559 posts) -

I wouldn't consider any game this gen close to perfect, but The Witcher 3 is the best game I have played this gen.

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#23 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (19156 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k: Yeah absolutely... it's gaming perfection to me.

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#24 Posted by warmblur (2794 posts) -
  • RE2 Remake
  • Far Cry 5
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Until Dawn
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#25 Posted by ___gamemaster__ (2676 posts) -

my top 3 game in order

gow

rdr2

zelda botw

yeah these game pretty much the closest to being perfect this gen

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#26 Posted by sakaiXx (5911 posts) -
  • Bloodborne

One of the best game I have ever experienced of all time. In term of world building and lore it easily tops Souls series. Bloodborne does has flaws, it has issues with NG+ experience, bit limited selection of weapons, magic and how invasions work but NG experience was magical. From start to end, so much better than any Souls game experience. Also hunter duel >>>>> Souls duel.

Bloodborne 2 plis

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#27 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10283 posts) -

Still Doom and will be surpassed by Doom Eternal.

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#28 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (8653 posts) -

Sonic Mania (plus)

Persona 5

BoTW

RE2

DMC5

Bloodborne is close, but pvp is pretty bad in it

Honorable mentions:

MGSV took many hours of my life. It's an excellent game held back by the reward system from mobile games

MHW is an excellent game

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#29 Posted by Subspecies (674 posts) -

@sakaixx said:
  • Bloodborne

One of the best game I have ever experienced of all time. In term of world building and lore it easily tops Souls series. Bloodborne does has flaws, it has issues with NG+ experience, bit limited selection of weapons, magic and how invasions work but NG experience was magical. From start to end, so much better than any Souls game experience.

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#30 Posted by lebanese_boy (15088 posts) -

To me it's between Witcher 3 and BoTW, both perfected the craft of open-world games in their own ways and I had lots of trouble putting either of them down and am ashamed to show how many hours I poured into them lol.

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#31 Posted by DaVillain- (37519 posts) -

@subspecies said:
@sakaixx said:
  • Bloodborne

One of the best game I have ever experienced of all time. In term of world building and lore it easily tops Souls series. Bloodborne does has flaws, it has issues with NG+ experience, bit limited selection of weapons, magic and how invasions work but NG experience was magical. From start to end, so much better than any Souls game experience.

Actually, that's how I also see it from @sakaixx, Bloodborne is fast pacing and I for one did like the game more so then Dark Souls and from what I heard, Sekiro: Shadow Die Twice is the same for being fast pace. Sorry but I gotta agree with Sak as well.

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#32 Posted by Subspecies (674 posts) -

@davillain- said:
@subspecies said:
@sakaixx said:
  • Bloodborne

One of the best game I have ever experienced of all time. In term of world building and lore it easily tops Souls series. Bloodborne does has flaws, it has issues with NG+ experience, bit limited selection of weapons, magic and how invasions work but NG experience was magical. From start to end, so much better than any Souls game experience.

Actually, that's how I also see it from @sakaixx, Bloodborne is fast pacing and I for one did like the game more so then Dark Souls and from what I heard, Sekiro: Shadow Die Twice is the same for being fast pace. Sorry but I gotta agree with Sak as well.

Lol, it's all good. It's just that for me, in this genre, nothing beats Souls. DS1 is just so surreal, and I love that kind of stuff.

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#33 Edited by sakaiXx (5911 posts) -

@subspecies said:
@davillain- said:
@subspecies said:
@sakaixx said:
  • Bloodborne

One of the best game I have ever experienced of all time. In term of world building and lore it easily tops Souls series. Bloodborne does has flaws, it has issues with NG+ experience, bit limited selection of weapons, magic and how invasions work but NG experience was magical. From start to end, so much better than any Souls game experience.

Actually, that's how I also see it from @sakaixx, Bloodborne is fast pacing and I for one did like the game more so then Dark Souls and from what I heard, Sekiro: Shadow Die Twice is the same for being fast pace. Sorry but I gotta agree with Sak as well.

Lol, it's all good. It's just that for me, in this genre, nothing beats Souls. DS1 is just so surreal, and I love that kind of stuff.

DS1 was pretty magical as well, I just loves bloodborne more. Its a toss really if you give people a vote which of the 2 is From Soft best game they ever developed. Personally, bloodborne first run was perfect, just perfect. From tutorial all the way to the awesome dlc to finally beating Gehrman. Bloodborne 2 plis.

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#34 Posted by I_P_Daily (12318 posts) -

No game is perfect, but the closest for me this gen is Forza Horizon 3, its easily the best game released this gen.

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#35 Edited by briguyb13 (3122 posts) -

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Hollow Knight

Ori and the Blind Forest

Dragon Quest Builders 2

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

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#36 Posted by phbz (4583 posts) -

@Litchie: Although I still pick BotW as my favourite game this gen Hollow Knight is one of the few games that I can't really point out any negative.

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#37 Edited by dagubot (1370 posts) -

Horizon was absolutely amazing to me.

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#38 Posted by Vaidream45 (2009 posts) -

The Messenger

Great gameplay, hilarious humor, no MT’s, free DLC.

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#39 Edited by R4gn4r0k (31446 posts) -

@Macutchi: I bought Thief because it looked so much like Dishonored. I wish it was even more like Dishonored, lol.

The dust district in Dishonored 2 is also very good. I love that horn sound when the dust kicks in. In fact, the best thing about Dishonored 2 is that each mission is memorable.

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#40 Posted by clone01 (27527 posts) -

For me,

Super Mario Odyssey

RDR 2

Hollow Knight

RE7

just to name a few.

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#41 Posted by cainetao11 (36705 posts) -

The Witcher 3

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#42 Posted by Yams1980 (3565 posts) -

best for me would be Civilization 5. I love that game, almost every playthrough is memorable.

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#43 Posted by AJStyles (1023 posts) -

Uncharted 4

God of War

Horizon Zero Dawn

The Witcher 3

I just beat The Evil Within 2 and damn it’s pretty freaking good. I want to play it a second time which is rare for me. Started a new game+.

I will see how I feel about it a year from now. I don’t think it’s as good as the 4 I listed, but I had a lot of fun with it. I hope my next playthrough is awesome.

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#44 Posted by BIOKILLER123 (903 posts) -

In this order.

Zelda breath of the wild

Evil Within 2

Mario Odyssey

Res2

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#45 Posted by AsadMahdi59 (7121 posts) -

Dmc5 - combat with dante is almost perfect. Nero needs a bit more options, V as well.

Astrobot - bit too short

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#46 Posted by Seabas989 (13259 posts) -

Breath of the Wild, Rocket League, Tetris 99.

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#47 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (25456 posts) -
@BassMan said:

I wouldn't consider any game this gen close to perfect, but The Witcher 3 is the best game I have played this gen.

Yeah, I feel the same as you. Witcher 3 is the best I've played this gen. Replaying it now with a combat mod that changes some things.

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#48 Posted by jg4xchamp (61724 posts) -

Rocket League.

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#49 Posted by sovkhan (1276 posts) -

In this order :

Bloodborne

HZD

GOW4.

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#50 Posted by pmanden (688 posts) -

Persona 5. This game ROCKS. My only problem with the game is that the system of exploiting enemies weaknesses (like casting ice on an enemy that is weak to ice) is overpowered. You do extra damage AND get an extra turn. Secondly, a new game + should be harder, but it lets you immediately summon very strong personas from previous sessions.

Witcher 3 is a Nnarly flawless game. Tons of content and almost all missions are interesting. My only complaint is the silly jump animation, but that doesn't matter much.