What's the best game in [element]...?

Cahir

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I was thinking it would be fun to share which game you have played is the best in one specific element. It doesn't need to be a a broad category (like combat or exploration) and can be something very specific. I'll start with some categories and I'm very much interested to read some fun example from you.
  • The best environmental storytelling - Fallout 4.
  • The most branched out decisions - Detroit: Become Human
  • The best animal handling - Red Dead Redemption 2
  • The best itemization model - Baldur's Gate 1&2/Icewind Dale
  • The most entertaining codex - ex aeqo The Witcher 3 and Dragon Age: Origins.
  • The most unique exploration - Ghost of Tsushima
  • The most heavily described lore - The Elder Scrolls: Online
  • The most stat-dependant narration - Planescape: Torment
  • The biggest number of high quality antagonists: Knights of the Old Republic 2
  • The best first person experience - Cyberpunk 2077
  • The most fun character movement - Assassin's Creed series
  • The best melee combat - ex aequo Ghost of Tsushima and The Witcher 3
 
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Antimatter

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This is a great idea and I've been thinking about my own variants regarding your suggestions. From the list of games you've listed, I haven't played Detroit: Become Human, Ghost of Tsushima, and KotoR 2.
  • The best environmental storytelling - Skyrim
  • The most branched-out decisions - Mass Effect 2
  • The best animal/mount handling - RDR2, agree
  • The best itemization model - Diablo 2 (controversial!)
  • The most entertaining codex - ex aequo The Witcher 3 and Dragon Age: Origins, agree
  • The most unique exploration - Skyrim
  • The most heavily described lore - The Elder Scrolls: Online, agree
  • The most start-dependant narration - Disco Elysium
  • The biggest number of high-quality antagonists: looks like it will be Baldur's Gate 3
  • The best first-person experience - Cyberpunk 2077, agree
  • The most fun character movement - Assassin's Creed series, agree
  • The best melee combat - The Witcher 3 (for third-person view) and Kingdom Come: Deliverance (for first-person view)
 

Cahir

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Ok, here's some more for you. You can throw your own categories, if you want. It's not limited to the ones I proposed. But I do enjoy reading new variants of my own ideas, it's fun to read!
  • The best voice-acting - Red Dead Redemption 2
  • The most epic scene - Mass Effect 2 (the final mission)
  • The most badass scene - Red Dead Redemption 2 (the gang's ride towards Braithwaite manor)
  • The most anticipated enemy - Baldur's Gate 2 (Firkraag, for the first time)
  • The most entertaining card game - The Witcher 3 (Gwent) and Knights of the Old Republic (Pazaak), ex-aequo
  • The game that made you cry the most - Red Dead Redemption 2
  • The most iconic game line ever - Baldur's Gate 1/2 ("You must gather the party to venture forth")
  • The game that exceeded its era from a technical point of view - Myth: The Fallen Lords and Myth 2: Soulblighter (for insanely good physics)
  • The best music track - Red Dead Redemption 2 ("That's the way it is")
  • Game soundtrack you listened the most outside a game - Heroes of Might and Magic 3
  • The most thrilling first time secret treasure found - Baldur's Gate 1 (ankheg plate, Nashkel farm), Warhammer: Shadow of the Hornet Rat (Dragon Blade, secret treasure in one of the first missions), ex aequo
  • The most rewarding story driven puzzle solved - Planescape: Torment (opening the Bronze Sphere)
  • The most nostalgic game played with friends/family - Wings (on Amiga) and Mortal Kombat 2, ex aequo
  • The best game played on arcade machines (for old-timers): Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (achieved grand mastery in that one, finished it once on a single token)
  • The most WTF story twist - Might & Magic VI (turning a fantasy game into killing aliens game)
  • The most humiliating co-op game moment - Heroes of Might and Magic 3 (I was lured, with my Castle hero, into a no-magic zone garrison by my friend, who played a Necropolis. He overran my army with his necromantic hordes and, of course, I wore the Shackles of War, so I couldn't escape. I never forget that smirk of his.)
  • The most hysterical joy gaming moment - Wings (Amiga) - shooting out the first plane in FPP view after 2 months of trying.
 

Xzarloxara

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The most unexpected and crazy plot twist in any game I ever played was in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. I won't spoil it for those who haven't played, but those who have will know what I mean. I am not good at ranking games I have played against each other, but that plot twist stood out so much I had to mention it.
 
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The hardest boss fight: Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
The most satisfying boss fight: Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
The best itemization: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction/Diablo II: Ressurected
The most nostalgic game: Pokemon Silver version
The most notable love/hate relationship with the game: ARK: Survival Evolved
The most entertaining card game: Witcher III: Wild Hunt
The most influential RPG series: Baldur's Gate
The most interesting type of narration: Bastion
The most beloved NPC in the game: Witcher III: Blood and Wine
 

Skatan

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The best class system in any RPG: Neverwinter Nights 2 (with Kaedrin's pack preferably) -
The most Unique RPG: Arcanum
The bestest little kobold in the whole world: Deekin!
The best overall NPCs: Tough one.. ME or DAO? I gotta go ME here in the end
The best non-RPG, RPG-like game: HoMM Dark Messiah
The best game for playing "RP" but that really has no actual RP elements in its core: EU4
The best RTS/RPG blend game: M&B Bannerlords (still waiting for more mods.. )
The RPG with the best mods: Skyrim
The best small studio/indie RPG: Age of Decadence
 
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