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#1 el kevo

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:49 PM

It has been a lot time, but I wanted to get a passionate community to answer this question. Disregarding the games coming out soon, what has been your personal Game of the Year 2012 so far.

For me, it would have to be thatgamecompany's Journey for the PS3. The game was beautiful, innovated with its multiplayer, and managed to tell a story without uttering a single world. So many games this year tried to be hardcore, and they ended up feeling really silly. However, without any guns, Journey was able to move me in a way that no game has in recent years.

Journey will also be one of this years most overlooked titles. Because it costs $15 and is an Indie title the game will not be nominated. I feel this is a shame as Journey is so much more than that.

What do you people feel should be Game of the Year?
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:23 PM

Hey doofus.

Well none of us can give opinion if Journey is Game of the Year since accessing Playstation exclusive games is like taking a pylon to the kidneys. But mine still has to be The Binding of Isaac. It can be played for days (I have over 90 hours logged into it) and you'll still be finding new stuff. And it's the most difficult game this year... huge Pasidon plus. And I payed under 4 bucks for it and its expansion. AC 3 and Dishonored still have chances to bomb, so I won't say they have a big chance.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:02 AM

Totally BO2 when it comes out and Halo 4 and Assassins Creed 3. lol idk what else but to many games are good :D

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:59 AM

BO 2?

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:40 PM

BO 2?


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 most likely.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:20 PM

Oh. No... that won't win crap.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:02 AM

Borderlands 2. Stop even trying. This game is beyond great.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:00 PM

BL2 does have some issues. I do believe it's the best triple-A game title this year so far, but the fact it mimicked BL 1 so much might hinder its success. BL 1 was so great since it was something completely new. Now that we've seen the formula, redoing nearly the same thing with improvements might not be enough.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:18 AM

Borderlands 2 goes far and above just refining the formula. Everything about it is much, much better. It doesn't need to reinvent the wheel so to speak.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:36 AM

It's killing bandits with looted weapons. The only new mechanic is skill trees. It's great for people who wanted the exact same thing, but I don't think BL 3 will make people wow'ed, unless Gearbox learns from their mistakes (which they shown they have with a better PC port and more focus on weapons) and by making the mechanics they have now work better. None of it syncs together all that well... it's pretty much a free-for-all, no matter how many people you have helping. On that note... what's the point of even doing multiplier? Enemies are scaled higher, so co-op coordination is just as difficult as it is alone, the loot system encourages sneaky swiping and the powers don't really benefit anyone but the player who uses them. On the subject of powers, none of them are that interesting anyway. All the skill tree stuff is pretty generic upgrades, and they don't even upgrade that well. For Zero, really the only thing I have upgraded in my skill tree are slight bonuses on health, reload and melee damage, and I'm level 50. I'm not mentioning the OP upgrades you get at the end of each tree. The only way I get decent stat boots is if I kill someone or if they take my shield down. Even so, a 18% gun damage boost won't even go that far when I'm 3 shots away from dyeing.

Then again... even though I have complaints, I still put 80 hours into it, and more to come.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 11:17 PM

I'm playing a melee assassin myself and the bonuses are extremely handy and will be more in the second playthrough. The reason bonuses aren't as noticeable is that statistics in general are much higher than in the previous game. I'm in the first playthrough of the game and I'm finding 800 damage shotguns, sniper rifles in excess of 2500 damage and launchers breaking the 15k damage mark. No weapons were that strong in Borderlands so skill bonuses had to be higher to compensate. Also, I was doing the second playthrough with a friend and it was much, much easier than doing it alone. Teamplay is rewarded in this game slightly more so than the first. At least, I'm finding that BL2 has a much more potent co-op experience than before. If you're still having a free for all, people don't understand teamplay so it boils down to the players, not the game.

In every regard, Borderlands 2 is leaps above it's predecessor. It took that formula and improved it tenfold.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:59 AM

I guess borderlands 2 will go GOTY by the looks of my friends-list in steam. Didn't play the first one, so I've held it off for now myself, but maybe in a steam-sale. Is the first one worth playing through before the second one?

Anyway, for competetive multiplayer RTS-fps hybrid GOTY(notice the limitations I added :p), I have to put my vote on Natural Selection 2. Probably won't be too popular among the rest of the world, but I've been playing it the last week and I find it very enjoyable right now. gotten my skills up as a lerk now that I actually start coming on top of the scores-list and a positive KDR, which isn't too easy in a team-based game like this. Also, the RTS part might not be as heavy in this as the original, but its still very vital that your commander knows which buildings, upgrades and tactics to go for, or you will get owned.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:48 AM

If you want to understand how things went from BL1 to BL2, yeah. You should definitely play the first one. However, to understand the story, you don't actually need to play the first one.

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