I loved the Game of the Year lists and everyone did a great job with their write-ups and such.
But nobody has yet mentioned the most depressing thing here: in a year that promises to see the FFVII Remake, everyone's Most Anticipated is Persona 5. This makes me... indescribably sad, and rather alienated. I wonder if maybe I'm in the wrong community.
That being said, this feature did make me break down and add Digimon Cyber Sleuth to my list.
Persona 5 is very close, and has been delayed and delayed over and over again. It's also put in Japan, where it was rated rather highly. We know more about it, perhaps why so many of us put P5 as our most anticipated release of this year. That, and many of us put it on our list last year. Persona isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I think RPGFan has had a long history of Persona fanboys and girls on the staff.
And trust me, I'm very excited for the FFVII Remake, but even though one part of the game might, and I say that with a pinch of salt, come out this year, we hardly know anything. Personally, I get excited about games that I know a lot about, and I've also played through FFVII more than once, so I know in a way what to expect (while obviously acknowledging FFVIIR will be very, very different.) Once I've heard more on the remake, I'm sure I'll be ready for it.
But I'm really glad you're interested in Digimon. I loved that game. Yet to finish it, but it's so addictive.