If you want to re-send your submission, you're more than welcome to. I will use the most recent email as your final choice.Well, I asked for this thread, so I'll start.
I already sent in my ballot and immediately started reconsidering because of some of the games I left off.
Hey Biff,I'm cross-posting from the official post, to @Baelnor's comment--which I agree with; by that list, it really was a lean year. I think I have maybe 6 or 7 games on that list? I'll have to check, but that's from memory.
I did purchase some interactive fiction things that aren't on there and other games that must not have gotten reviewed here or maybe didn't come out in 2016, I suppose.
I can understand why Joe is inclined to limit voting to what's been reviewed, but I think limiting games to appearing only once on anyone's list is going to prop up some lesser titles. Is Sorcery 4 the best RPG or Interactive Fiction? Is Twilight Struggle the best Boardgame or Multiplayer? Just as two examples.
That's a really good point. I guess I just hope it wins one of them. If half of us think S4 is an RPG and the rest of us think it's a text game....I guess from my POV it doesn't matter which one S4 or Twilight Struggle wins - it's good enough to win one of them but it doesn't need to win both.
Yeah, that's the problem with being laissez-faire about this: if it's not clear which category a given game belongs in, its votes will get split, so it could manage to lose in each category even if it had the most votes overall.If half of us think S4 is an RPG and the rest of us think it's a text game....
That's a really good point. I guess I just hope it wins one of them. If half of us think S4 is an RPG and the rest of us think it's a text game....
These are very valid concerns. I will have to think on it, as I'm not sure how to represent the information and there's a danger this could be a little arbitrary.Yeah, that's the problem with being laissez-faire about this: if it's not clear which category a given game belongs in, its votes will get split, so it could manage to lose in each category even if it had the most votes overall.
That sounds good to me--thanks, Joe.I can always jury-rig something behind the scenes though if a game's votes are too split between categories? Count the total number of votes across everywhere but only have it win in one category? Would you guys be comfortable with that?
It is kind of a fine line with some of these games. If a game were to dominate multiple categories, though, it might be a clear sign that it is Game of the Year material. On the other hand, if there was something I really liked from Choice of Games, I might vote for that in text-based and put S4 in RPG just to allow me to give the first game placement.I guess I've always thought a game is, usually, more one category than another. S4 I'd say is a text-game first, because it's a text-based RPG as to separate it from other kinds of RPGs, but I guess I'm under-estimating how much debate can be had for something like this
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