Quarterlies 2018! The Qt3 forum readers’ choice for the best game of 2018 is ...


#21

Thanks. I do lots of UI work so it’s good to know some of the color scheme stuff I’ve used has rubbed off on me.


#22

Great summary, Bruce. And Well done with the back-end, Arrendek. Those top two contenders seem like great choices (although I haven’t tried Battletech yet).

Shocked to see Dragon Quest in there! I don’t really know anything about it, but it’s exciting to see something different.

Happy to see quite a few indies on the list, but my biggest disappointment is that Return of the Obra Dinn didn’t crack the top ten. It’s done well on quite a few best-of lists. I think it’s extraordinary and hope more people play it. That means you, @tomchick!


#23

I’ve only skipped it because it looks like a TI-85 BASIC game, and I have standards, dammit!


#24

It’s one of the best looking games of the year! You have seen it in motion, right?


#25

Well, now I have. I just saw a review.


#26

I thought it might occasionally distract me, but I no longer thought about it 5 minutes after starting the game.


#27

I guess why it surprised me’ although right in my wheelhouse being turn-based’ it didn’t grab me when I played it. It could be I was never into the BattleTech universe when it came out back in the day. To be fair I didn’t give it a long enough look and do plan to revisit it. Us 50somethings are wise enough (sometimes) to listen to you youngsters :)


#28

I’ve played 3 of the games in the top 20, 4 are in my backlog, and 6 are on my wishlist. More potential backlog in the future, then.


#29

Battletech winning didn’t shock me, but I was surprised Spider-Man didn’t finish in the top ten.


#30

That surprises me too. I mean, I didn’t play it, but it looked like a lot of fun.


#31

Platform exclusives – especially Playstation ones – are underrepresented here. Spider-Man and Red Dead Redemption got a bum deal. How did that Hunger Games Girl vs Robot Dinosaurs game do here? I imagine it had the same problem getting votes here.

-Tom


#32

On the contrary, Horizon: Zero Dawn (or was it Horizon Zero: Dawn?) won the 2017 Quarterlies. But it came out earlier in the year, so it had hit bargain prices by Thanksgiving, and a lot more people had tried it.


#33

It beat Agents of Mayhem? I feel like I don’t know you people any more.

-Tom


#34

Every other game beat Agents of Mayhem last year. ;)


#35

Battletech’s win is well deserved. Disappointed both Spider-man and God of War missed the list.


#36

I’ve only played 3 in the top 10: Slay the Spire, Into the Breach, Rimworld - the first 2 I like a lot, not crazy about Rimworld.

Two others I own and plan on playing in the near future: Battletech, Subnautica

Four others I’d like to buy and play some day: Red Dead Redemption 2, AC Odyssey, Monster hunter World, Dead Cells

One that I probably wouldn’t be interested in: Dragon Quest XI


#37

Marvel’s Spider-Man only got knocked out of the top 10 by Dead Cells with the very last vote, if I remember correctly.

Correction: looks like it was second or third to last vote. Or thereabouts.


#38

I played Battletech, but got stuck on the plot mission where you have to - wait for it - protect a bunch of convoy trucks. Fucking protect missions, man. The worst.

After giving it about five tries I shelved it.


#39

I really liked playing BattleTech at the time, and I voted for it, but my heart wasn’t into it. Bruce wisely didn’t quote me!

If anyone can’t seem to get into it, I wouldn’t bang your head against the wall forever.


#40

The people that @Brooski did quote weren’t exactly effusive with their praise either.