Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 MVGL challenges! Hopefully you got to try a variety of new games and got to know and make friends with other members of MyVideoGameList. Below are the community members whom managed to complete the challenges on a variety of difficulties. Please be sure to congratulate them!
- HyperDebyRay - Hard
- GuildOfGamers - Hardcore
- Ibaipa - Hard
- therewerebells - Easy
- Papanomics - Easy
- bergdoll - Hardcore
- Takashimai - Medium
- MyChaos - Easy
- oqeoo - Easy
Since we've retired the forums, the 2020 challenges will be managed on Discord. Come join us there if you haven't already!9 comments
jimmyb on December 27, 2019 @ 10:38 am
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Picked by VilkaTheWolf
An open-world action-adventure Star Wars game is something I’ve looked forward to since The Force Unleashed. Let me say, Jedi: Fallen Order does not disappoint. It has an engaging story with memorable characters and quality game play. There's some major call backs to the prequel movies and even The Clone Wars TV series which was really cool for them to have included. The Inquisitor villains are especially neat, and they’re not even originally made for the game. Second Sister and Ninth Sister were made for the Vader comic series and included in the game. The game also includes customizations, ranging from lightsabers to clothing and ship designs. I recommend this to anyone who is a big Star Wars fan, or as an introduction into Star Wars.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Picked by bergdoll
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the latest game in From Software's Soulsborne franchise (Soulsbornetwice now?), a franchise so good that it spawned a new genre which I'm particularly fond of. The game puts heavier emphasis on stealth, vertical traversal and parrying than its contemporaries, and the parry-centric combat in particular makes this the most skill-based game among them all. A delight to play with great bosses and excellent combat variety. The world-building is good as ever with a rich lore to explore, though as usual the overt plot and the characters that are more NPC than character detracts somewhat. The Sengoku period of Japan with mythological elements is presented beautifully here with picturesque vistas and vivid color schemes. Recommended to any fan of soulslike action games.
Kingdom Hearts III
Picked by Veilor
Picking this years game was hard due to me not having played many games this year. But then Kingdom Hearts III came to mind. I waited 13 years for this game and waited eagerly the last weeks until release. Revisiting and continuing the story of Kingdom Hearts brought back the memories of the first games and also the confusion it brought. With the story I also got to meet Sora, Donald & Goofy again. They have always been an amazing and fun trio of heroes throughout the series and they kept that chemistry in the third game. But Kingdom Hearts has one unique part which brought me in 17 years ago with the first game, and that is the worlds of Disney. I might be a gamer for the most part but Disney is an equal big part of me and being able to run around in Andy’s room while talking to Woody & Buzz, run around with Rapunzel in Tangled or finally explore parts of Hercules world made this game so much more enjoyable than I ever thought it could. Because I enjoyed my time playing I can look past all the shortcomings of the game simply because it didn’t bother me while I was playing, I was having fun. Lastly this is a game I would recommend to anyone who likes Disney.
Picked by Takashimai
The Game Kitchen, previously known only from a small, independent and minimalist series of point and click games - The Last Door, went on to something more ambitious – Blasphemous. That's why I was quite skeptical about how the studio would handle a souls-like game. But I wasn’t disappointed. The game draws a lot from the Dark Souls series and from its 2D equivalent - Salt and Sanctuary, while it hasn’t lost its original character. The game is difficult, but pleasantly difficult, not annoying, which is sometimes difficult to do at an optimal level. The stages are very complex, interesting and diverse. The fighting system is amazing and satisfying. Additionally, quite an interesting character development was used, completely different compared to other souls-like games, resembling metroidvania games. The audio-visual setting is brilliant as well. The atmosphere is clearly inspired by the dark side of Christianity. To sum everything up, this is my favorite game of 2019 and I would recommend it to anyone who, like me, is a fan of souls-like games.
Picked by FalotForonke
As a Fire Emblem fan since the days of the GBA titles, I have been looking forward to the release of Three Houses ever since it was announced. While the setting bothered me a bit first, all my doubts were swept away when I finally played the game. Three House managed to suck me in with its great story, interesting characters and fantastic soundtrack, which made me fall in love with this game. The gameplay is some of the best any Fire Emblem can offer, it's enjoyable for both veterans and newcomers. Anyone with a Switch and a love for strategic RPGs should put Three Houses on their wishlist.6 comments
jimmyb on December 22, 2019 @ 5:53 pm
My fellow gamers,
We hope everyone has had an excellent year filled with lots of new (and old) games and that everyone's backlog has gotten a bit smaller! This year at MyVideoGameList we have (unfortunately) not gotten a lot of work done on the site besides a few small fixes and backend changes. The development team (there's only two) has been busy with other engagements preventing us from getting much of anything done, beyond these small things here and there.
However, our Game Database Administration team has been working hard all year to get your requests added into our database. They've worked countless hours to ensure we have quality data for every game in our database. They've allowed all of us to fill our lists with the games we've enjoyed. For that I am extremely thankful and I know they will continue to work hard into the next year.
This is a huge undertaking and as such we honestly have no idea when it will be completed by. We'd prefer not to give an ETA given that we will literally be rewriting almost all of the code and functionality. We should also note that the forums will be going away. Our plan for replacing the game request functionality will be to build a custom game request system. The community/communication aspect is replaced by Discord. The reason behind getting rid of the forums is because the software that is presently used is about 7 years old and has not received any updates since then.
We're really excited to get started on building the new MyVideoGameList and hope you are too. We hope that in some small way our site and service has helped make your lives a bit easier and more organized. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season filled lots of new games and some downtime to play them!
From all of us on the MyVideoGameList Team, thank you!
As noted above, the forums will be going away starting January 1, 2020. If you can't find a game in our current database get your request in as soon as possible!8 comments
jimmyb on July 04, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Hello fellow gamers!
We all enjoyed the first MVGL SSBU Online Tournament, so we thought: why not have another one? That's right, on July 20/21 we'll be having another tournament! Check the link below for more information on how to sign up!
jimmyb on February 10, 2019 @ 1:48 pm
Hello fellow gamers,
We're happy to announce that we will be hosting our first Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Tournament in March 2019! Head to the forums for more information!4 comments
jimmyb on January 04, 2019 @ 6:16 pm
We want to thank everyone who participated in last year's Gaming Challenge, we hope you had lots of fun playing all kinds of different games! Now it's time to honor the seven brave participants who completed their challenge in 2018!
- K0rzina – Difficulty: hard
- HyperDebtRay – Difficulty: hard
- therewerebells – Difficulty: easy
- bergdoll – Difficulty: hardcore
- Aramandur – Difficulty: hardcore
- Mircul – Difficulty: hardcore
- Takashimai – Difficulty: hard
jimmyb on January 02, 2019 @ 11:26 am
Hello fellow gamers!
Some of you might have participated in the MVGL's Gaming Challenge 2018, so we are happy to announce we have a new challenge for you this year! If you're interested, come take a look at it in the forum and find out if you're gaming enthusiast enough to participate! Good luck!
Remember, you can sign up anytime!1 comment
jimmyb on December 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Red Dead Redemption 2
Picked by bergdoll
2018 was a backlog year for me, and while playing through the classics is all fine and dandy, it meant counting this year's offerings on one hand. Therefore this year's GOTY will have to be a safe and obvious pick. Still, I think it's safe to say that the polish and immersion of Red Dead Redemption II gives any competitors a run for their money. With an extensive world full of activity, plenty of attention to detail and Rockstar's writing chops, Red Dead Redemption II is an experience worth its salt. The wild west is better realized than ever here, with more powerful hardware than the predecessor to back it up and a borderline simulation approach RDR2 captures the tone and atmosphere of the period perfectly. The cast got an upgrade in screen presence as well with up towards 20 highly memorable characters each with an unique personality. The gameplay might not be much to write home about but gets the job done. If you want an extensive period drama to immerse yourself into then this is the game for you!
Picked by falotforonke
Ever since I played the first demo of Octopath Traveler, I eagerly awaited its release on the Nintendo Switch. Several months passed, and it finally came out in July 2018. I was already certain I would enjoy the game, but now I think that's an understatement. From the amazing graphic design to the marvelous soundtrack and it's incredible fun battle system, everything in this game just shines, while paying homage to the classic JRPGs of the 90s. If you love RPGs and own a Nintendo Switch, you should absolutely get this game, it's definitely worth it.
Picked by VilkaTheWolf
It was a tough call for my favourite game of 2018, between this, God of War and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. However, I’ve been looking forward to this game for at least five years and it was well worth the wait. All of the mistakes THQ made with Darksiders II were seemingly fixed by THQ Nordic, the gameplay is back to how it was in the first instalment. In Darksiders III, players control Fury – the next Horseman of the Apocalypse, on Earth during her brother War’s 100 year imprisonment. Fury must hunt down each of the Seven Deadly Sins who have escaped from their own imprisonment. Many ‘game journalists’ compared the game to Dark Souls on account of it being slightly hard and sharing some common tropes. All I can say is, this game is not Dark Souls, although it may share some minor similarities in gameplay. Playing this game on launch day meant that there were no walkthroughs available, so it was fun for me to actually work things out for myself (if you play this game, I do recommend merely working things out yourself if you’re stuck). Summing up; Darksiders III is a very fun and rewarding game and I hope they make a sequel.3 comments
jimmyb on December 28, 2017 @ 2:07 pm
Hey, fellow gamers! Happy Holidays!
So this year is coming to an end & we planned something special for 2018 since we want to bring our community more together here at MVGL. It involves videogames, of course!
Some of our users may know the MAL Annual Anime/Manga Challenge, so here in MVGL we thought about a videogame challenge!
What is it about? During 2018 you'll be playing videogames based on different challenges and difficulty.
The fun thing about this challenge is that it's a great way to learn about new games, play genres that you wouldn't even consider playing and, why not, get to know more people!
Remember you can sign up anytime!
jimmyb on November 28, 2017 @ 10:54 pm
Greetings fellow gamers!
We've been adding several new fixes into the site, as well as one major feature. We hope everyone had a great November, and got to play a lot of games. Did anyone get anything new during the Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales? We snagged the new Wolfenstein game along with Minecraft: Story Mode - Season 2!
- We've added a bunch more fixes and updates into our new email queuing system (hopefully it runs smoother!)
- We resolved an issue with the gamer feed showing incorrectly in the sidebar on certain pages
- A bug in the donation block was resolved
- We fixed UTF-8 characters showing improperly in email notifications
- We resolved an issue with showing the wrong forum posts on user profile pages, the correct ones should show up now
- Users can now select consoles they own to show off on the sidebar of their profile
A feature request which has been pending for quite some time has been brought to light. The hold up was due to the lack of a graphics artist. Our very own bergdoll has stepped up and designed 50+ graphics for usage with this feature. You can head over to 'Edit Profile > Game Consoles' and select the consoles you own (or have owned or whatever you'd like to use the feature for) and they'll be displayed on the right sidebar of your profile. We'll continually add new consoles as they come out and are added into our database. If you haven't already given this feature a go, DO IT NOW! It's awesome!
FalotForonke and Nagizuma are also working on something for everyone. We hope to provide more news about that within the next month or so. I think you're all really going to like it. It'll bring our community even closer with some fun things!
Have a safe, happy and game filled holiday season!7 comments
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