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LordOfLore
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(03-18-2017, 12:49 PM)
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Link.

Hello, Gematsu community! Community modguy Zero here again. We closed the polls for our Games of the Year 2016 vote a few weeks ago. I know many of you have been excited to see the outcome. I’ve run into lots of delays, but I’m happy to say I finally have the results.

Before we begin, I’m excited to reveal our new Gema-themed trophies! For those of you unaware, Gema is our exclusive mascot, or as some of you like to call him, the Gematsu Robot. I really wanted to have trophies for our winners this year, so I reached out to Gzei, the winner of our recent Sword Art Online art contest for help. He worked with me and made some amazing trophies for us. On behalf of our entire community, thanks so much, Gzei! If you want to see more of Gzei’s amazing art, there’s a Tumblr page full of it.

Without further ado, let’s get started!

What was the best Wii U game of 2016?

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (Nintendo) – 777 votes
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Nintendo) – 320 votes
Pokken Tournament (Nintendo) – 215 votes
Paper Mario: Color Splash (Nintendo) – 86 votes
Total Votes: 1,398

What was the best 3DS game of 2016?

Pokemon Sun / Moon (Nintendo) – 532 votes
Fire Emblem Fates (Nintendo) – 404 votes
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (Atlus) – 388 votes
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice (3DS) – 168 votes
Total Votes: 1,492

What was the best smartphone game of 2016?

Pokemon GO (Niantic) – 374 votes
Granblue Fantasy (Cygames) – 372 votes
Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius (Square Enix) – 296 votes
Mobius Final Fantasy (Square Enix) – 185 votes
Total Votes: 1,227

What was the best PS Vita game of 2016?

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Bandai Namco) – 516 votes
World of Final Fantasy (Square Enix) – 461 votes
Steins;Gate 0 (PQube) – 320 votes
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls – 143 votes
Total Votes: 1,440

What was the best PC game of 2016?

DOOM (Bethesda Softworks) – 544 votes
Stardew Valley (Chucklefish Games) – 318 votes
XCOM 2 (2K Games) – 201 votes
VA-11 HALL-A (Sukeban Games) – 193 votes
Total Votes: 1,256

What was the best Xbox One game of 2016?

Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) – 537 votes
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment) – 287 votes
Gears of War 4 (Microsoft) – 267 votes
Quantum Break (Microsoft) – 119 votes
Total Votes: 1,210

What was the best PlayStation 4 game of 2016?

Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) – 618 votes
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (SIE) – 426 votes
Dark Souls III (Bandai Namco) – 319 votes
The Last Guardian (SIE) – 219 votes
Total Votes: 1,582

What was the best import title of 2016?

Persona 5 (Atlus) – 974 votes
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Sega) – 249 votes
Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers (Bandai Namco) – 128 votes
Tokyo Xanadu eX+ (Falcom) – 106 votes
Total Votes: 1,457

What was the best remastered title of 2016?

Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus) – 653 votes
Gravity Rush Remastered (SIE) – 299 votes
Ratchet & Clank (SIE) – 293 votes
Valkyria Chronicles Remastered (Sega) – 262 votes
Total Votes: 1,507

Who was the best video game character of 2016?

Noctis from Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) – 495 votes
Nathan Drake from from Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (SIE) – 401 votes
Trico from The Last Guardian (SIE) – 374 votes
Marine from DOOM (Bethesda Softworks) – 180 votes
Total Votes: 1,450

What was the best video game soundtrack of 2016?

Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) – 885 votes
Dark Souls III (Bandai Namco) – 262 votes
The Last Guardian (SIE) – 171 votes
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (SIE) – 102 votes
Total Votes: 1,420

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KZXcellent
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(03-18-2017, 12:51 PM)
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Final Fantasy XV slaying.
Koozek
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(03-18-2017, 12:56 PM)
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How much did SE pay?
Philippo
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(03-18-2017, 12:57 PM)
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Noctis-Ouji!
Psycho_Mantis
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(03-18-2017, 12:58 PM)
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Noctis from Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) – 495 votes

bigol
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(03-18-2017, 01:02 PM)
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Maybe not the best Ps4 game in 2016 but Noctis as best character and best soundtrack are definitely good choices.
Acquiescence
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(03-18-2017, 01:04 PM)
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All those people that voted XV before they got to chapter 9 onwards.

Who was the best video game character of 2016?

Noctis from Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) – 495 votes
Nathan Drake from from Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (SIE) – 401 votes
Trico from The Last Guardian (SIE) – 374 votes
Marine from DOOM (Bethesda Softworks) – 180 votes

Wut.
Servbot24
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(03-18-2017, 01:05 PM)
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I mean Trico is pretty clearly the best character right?
wapplew
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(03-18-2017, 01:09 PM)
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Noctis over Trico? The only explanation is not enough voters played TLG.
Blobbers
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ratchet & clank is considered a remaster?

also, FFXV soundtrack rightfully decimating the competition. Dark Souls 3 deserved more votes though
silva1991
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(03-18-2017, 01:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Servbot24

I mean Trico is pretty clearly the best character right?

Either him or uncle Death from Let It Die for me.
KenzinFive
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(03-18-2017, 01:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Acquiescence

All those people that voted XV before they got to chapter 9 onwards.



Wut.

Even without dialogue, the DOOM Marine from the recent DOOM game is definitely a character, and a hilarious one at that.
Toth
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(03-18-2017, 01:18 PM)
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Incoming FFXV salt ; ;

For all the vocal posters who disliked the game, it's clear that the game really resonated with people. That it is a flawed game and still was able to do that, does say something about the quality of it.
Blackleg-sanji1
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(03-18-2017, 01:19 PM)
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Oooo this going be good
Acquiescence
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(03-18-2017, 01:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Toth

Incoming FFXV salt ; ;

For all the vocal posters who disliked the game, it's clear that the game really resonated with people. That it is a flawed game and still was able to do that, does say something about the quality of it.

For all its problems, I really enjoyed the game up to a certain point, but then the last few chapters just soured my experience of it.
MrCookiepants
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(03-18-2017, 01:22 PM)
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wow, 2016 sucked.
Zocano
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(03-18-2017, 01:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Acquiescence

Wut.

He is a surprisingly emotive character and you are given enough information to fill in the gaps where voice would've been unnecessary.
LordKano
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(03-18-2017, 01:24 PM)
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Pokémon GO is a very bad game and it's always disappointing to see it winning all the mobile awards.
Zalman
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(03-18-2017, 01:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by MrCookiepants

wow, 2016 sucked.

2017 is already better.
Funyarinpa
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(03-18-2017, 01:24 PM)
The House In Fata Morgana was robbed in just about every category, unsurprisingly. (Unless there were nominations...)
The Emperor
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(03-18-2017, 02:17 PM)
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Well done FFXV !!
Chase17
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(03-18-2017, 02:20 PM)
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Smartphone game vote was really close.
sora87
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(03-18-2017, 02:29 PM)
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Trico is a much more endearing and better character than "i'm too sad for life" Noctis.
kennyamr
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(03-18-2017, 02:30 PM)
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I'm a huge fan of the FF series.

Except for soundtrack which to be honest was really, really good, FFXV doesn't deserve to be #1 on anything.

It's a passable games, yes. Not #1.
Can Crusher
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(03-18-2017, 02:32 PM)
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FF is a 2016 game?
Edit: yes it is.
sackninja
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(03-18-2017, 02:33 PM)
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Fully agree with all the love Final Fantasy Xv got. Bit surprise by how many vote Tokyo Mirage Sessions got, I suppose there were less games to split the Wii u vote?
texhnolyze
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(03-18-2017, 02:35 PM)
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Gematsu is the site whose members having a meltdown every time a Japanese game gets a PC port announcement, right?
PshycoNinja
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(03-18-2017, 11:34 PM)
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I didn't expect FFXV to clean up the way it did. Congrats BD2!
SatelliteOfLove
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(03-18-2017, 11:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by texhnolyze

Gematsu is the site whose members having a meltdown every time a Japanese game gets a PC port announcement, right?

Que?

Do I wanna know why if true?
Wagram
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(03-18-2017, 11:37 PM)
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I hope FF16 is even more unfinished. Let's continue to reward decent, but unfinished products.
sackninja
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(03-18-2017, 11:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wagram

I hope FF16 is even more unfinished. Let's continue to reward decent, but unfinished products.

It wasn't unfinished though.... Square Enix going back and improving the game later based on the criticisms of fans isn't some admission that the original game was unfinished, it's an admission that it wasn't perfect
Pellegri Testament
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(03-18-2017, 11:54 PM)
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What was the best PS Vita game of 2016?

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Bandai Namco) – 516 votes
World of Final Fantasy (Square Enix) – 461 votes
Steins;Gate 0 (PQube) – 320 votes
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls – 143 votes
Total Votes: 1,440

The bolded is the saddest of them all. There were so many other Vita games that released last year that blew it away.
Last edited by Pellegri Testament; 03-19-2017 at 12:05 AM.
Huge Succeeded
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(03-18-2017, 11:55 PM)
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DOOM being best PC game but not best PS4 game...


for once that shit actually makes perfect sense
Regiruler
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(03-18-2017, 11:56 PM)
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These votes suck.

Sharp FE? Really?
ArkhamFantasy
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(03-18-2017, 11:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wagram

I hope FF16 is even more unfinished. Let's continue to reward decent, but unfinished products.

DrunkShogun
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(03-18-2017, 11:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by bigol

Maybe not the best Ps4 game in 2016 but Noctis as best character and best soundtrack are definitely good choices.

I would of probably given trico best character but noctis is worthy winner. Just a shame that I found the execution of his story poor but still had a good character arc.
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Originally Posted by MrCookiepants

wow, 2016 sucked.

Why would you use awards to judge anything, most good niche stuff barely get a mention.
Prisoner KSC2-303
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(03-19-2017, 12:05 AM)
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Hmm, this is the kind of thing that almost makes me want to finish FFXV, just to see what people consider a good character, as I'm up to chapter 8 and I'm seeing zilch thus far.
timberger
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(03-19-2017, 12:11 AM)
lol at Ratchet and Clank being a "remaster".
SuperChoco
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(03-19-2017, 12:15 AM)
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Mobius Final Fantasy as one of the best smart phone games of last year? I love the game, but weren't there better releases last year?
Cromat
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(03-19-2017, 12:18 AM)
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Is the consensus on FF15 positive or is it like XIII where some people enjoyed but it was generally seen as very flawed?
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Originally Posted by Pellegri Testament

The bolded is the saddest of them all. There were so many other Vita games that released last year that blew it away.

it was objectively the second best game of 2016
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Originally Posted by Cromat

Is the consensus on FF15 positive or is it like XIII where some people enjoyed but it was generally seen as very flawed?

The flaws in FF15 come to you upfront but it somehow has resonated with a lot of people. It's not the best game S-E could have launched with the resources and potential they had, but it is still surprisingly enjoyable. It makes you forget about the problems the game has, something that XIII, for example, didn't manage to do in my opinion.
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(03-19-2017, 12:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wagram

I hope FF16 is even more unfinished. Let's continue to reward decent, but unfinished products.

Meh, if it reviewed exceptionally well with the majority of the Western sites, & won a lot of awards/even made to top 10 lists, then you should be worried. But it didn't, & many FF fans here on GAF were pretty outspoken with their criticisms.

I mean I enjoyed my time with it, but definitely wouldn't consider it GOTY material myself, & I'm a pretty big FF fan that just recognized it's flaws.
Last edited by Zasa; 03-19-2017 at 12:31 AM.
Strakt
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Originally Posted by Wagram

I hope FF16 is even more unfinished. Let's continue to reward decent, but unfinished products.

Game was amazing; stay salty
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(03-19-2017, 12:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cromat

Is the consensus on FF15 positive or is it like XIII where some people enjoyed but it was generally seen as very flawed?

The reviews and word of mouth for XV are much better than XIII.
-Horizon-
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(03-19-2017, 12:28 AM)
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Tokyo mirage sessions deserves all the recognition and more.

FFXV...ehh not so much.
JayEH
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(03-19-2017, 12:30 AM)
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Glad to see XV do well.

Originally Posted by Acquiescence

All those people that voted XV before they got to chapter 9 onwards.



Wut.

Doom marine was an awesome character. Amazing how much they achieved with just a few hand animations.
Lucentto
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(03-19-2017, 12:30 AM)
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Man, I knew 2016 was a shitty year overall. FFXV being on top of any "Best Game" list is proof of that.
PshycoNinja
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(03-19-2017, 12:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lucentto

Man, I knew 2016 was a shitty year overall. FFXV being on top of any "Best Game" list is proof of that.

I thought last year was pretty good.

Maybe people just like the game? Maybe?

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