End of Year 2018: Waypoint Community's Favorites


End of Year 2018: Waypoint Community's Favorites

Hello everyone! It has been an exciting month and we’re happy to announce that we’ve finally reached the end of our End of Year event. Thank-you to everyone who took part, whether that was sending in your own nominations or sharing your favorites in the various category threads. We’ve loved the discussion that has taken place and we’re happy to highlight some of that below as we announce the winners for each category.

When approaching the planning phase for this event we decided to try some new ideas and experiment with our process. Some of those ideas we feel have been a great success, others not so much. We feel it’s important to get your feedback on the event so that we can review it when it comes time to do this again, so we’ll be putting up a feedback thread shortly to give everyone a chance to have their say.

Now, for the winners. In looking at the broad selection of games that featured in our voting polls we decided that we didn’t just want to celebrate a single winner in each category, so instead we’ve adopted a podium-style that allows us to feature the top 3 (top 5 for Favorite Game) in each category. Included below is some of your own thoughts on why these games are special mixed in with our own. Enjoy!

If you have thoughts about games or media that were overlooked here, feel free to shout about them in the relevant category threads! You can find those from the master thread linked below:

End of Year 2018: Threads

End of Year 2018: The Results

Click the links below to hop straight to each category:

Not all of our categories this year featured a voting component but nevertheless we still wanted to highlight some of the thoughts the community shared across the various discussion threads:

Non-Game Categories:

End of Year 2018: Feedback Thread
Waypoint Community End of Year III

Favorite Game[Discussion][Poll]

5. Monster Hunter World

4. Heaven Will Be Mine

3. Return of the Obra Dinn

2. Into the Breach

1. Celeste

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Favorite Art Direction[Discussion][Poll]

3. Celeste


1. Return of the Obra Dinn

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Favorite Environment[Discussion][Poll]

3. Monster Hunter World

2. Ashen

1. Hitman 2

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Favorite Fashion[Discussion][Poll]

3. Hitman 2

2. Monster Hunter World

1. Heaven Will Be Mine

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Favorite Game Feel[Discussion][Poll]

3. Marvel’s Spider-Man

2. Celeste

1. Dead Cells

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Favorite Game Music[Discussion][Poll]

3. Deltarune

2. Tetris Effect

1. Celeste

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Favorite Multiplayer[Discussion][Poll]

3. Jackbox Party Pack 5

2. Sea of Thieves

1. Monster Hunter World

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Favorite Ongoing Game[Discussion][Poll]

3. Warframe

2. Destiny 2

1. No Man’s Sky

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Favorite Re-Release[Discussion][Poll]

3. Spyro Reignited Trilogy

2. Katamari Damacy: Reroll

1. Hollow Knight

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Favorite Sound Design ---- [Discussion][Poll]

3. God of War

2. Tetris Effect

1. Return of the Obra Dinn

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Favorite Timeout Game[Discussion][Poll]

3. Tetris Effect

2. Forza Horizon 4

1. Into the Breach

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Favorite Writing[Discussion][Poll]

3. Donut County

2. Celeste

1. Heaven Will Be Mine

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Gritty Presents: Favorite Fighting Game[Discussion][Poll]

3. UNDER Night IN-BIRTH Exe: Late[st]

2. Dragon Ball FighterZ

1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Beyond Keys and Control Sticks: Your Favorite VR, Mobile & Tabletop Games[Discussion]

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“That Time When…” - Moments in Games that Sparked Our Senses and Stuck in Our Minds[Discussion]

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What is Small Anyways? - Your Favorite Short Games & Games By Small Teams[Discussion]

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Favorite Animated Work[Discussion]

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Favorite Books[Discussion]

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Favorite Comics/Manga[Discussion]

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