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#1 Edited by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

UPDATED WITH REAL LISTS. Shall update each day. I know Jeff looks down on spoiler fearing folk with scorn and hatred, but I'm a kinder soul, and so here's a handy list of games that are talked about in depth.

As we all know, GOTY is fast approaching, which means some video games are gonna be talked about in detail, with no regard for spoilers one bit. This thread is here to make sure you don't get caught unaware, as we, collectively, make a list of all the games that (and this is all guesswork here, we can't see the future) you should play before listening to the GOTY podcast. Without any ado, THE LIST:

THE MAIN PLAYERS

These will pretty much 100% be spoiled in and out, up and down and you should play this shit:

  • The Walking Dead
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • Halo 4
  • Far Cry 3
  • Assassin's Creed III
  • Mass Effect 3
  • The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

THE NOT SO MAIN PLAYERS

These will probably be spoiled but perhaps not as much as the ones above, going by the way in which the bombcrew talk:

  • Max Payne 3
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Binary Domain
  • Hotline Miami
  • Asura's Wrath
  • Black Ops II
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Resident Evil 6
  • Fez
  • Dust
  • Journey
  • XCOM
  • Darksiders II
  • Syndicate
  • Diablo 3
  • Borderlands 2

THE WHO EVEN ARE THESE GUYS PLAYERS

These probably won't even be mentioned, but let's make sure.

  • Dear Esther
  • Sine Mora
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • I Am Alive
  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Deadlight
  • The Darkness II
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

DAY ONE

Games talked about in focused detail in the day one podcast:

  • Fez
  • The Walking Dead
  • Far Cry 3
  • Assassin's Creed 3
  • Frog Fractions
  • Halo 4
  • Journey
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • Sleeping Dogs

Sorry for any of you more spoiler conscious folk, I didn't timestamp it (But the majority of the spoilers come in the "Best Moment" category, and lots of Far Cry 3 stuff in "Best Character," and if I missed anything, let me know. I probably did. Post in the thread with any details and I'll update as we go through the week!

#2 Edited by Scrawnto (2466 posts) -

I'm curious. Exactly why do you think Resident Evil 6 would come up? Do you think there will be a Biggest Disappointment award?

Oh, also:

  • Mark of the Ninja

I was going to say Trials: Evolution, but there's nothing to be spoiled there.

#3 Posted by Mcfart (1728 posts) -

Dust won't be there. That new ninja game might. Dear Ester won't be. Just take Amalur and Syndicate off the list :P. I doubt FF13 will be there, and lol RE6.

#4 Posted by isomeri (1416 posts) -

Diablo III might get discussed, but the story is a non-component in that game.

#5 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

Thesa@Scrawnto said:

I'm curious. Exactly why do you think Resident Evil 6 would come up? Do you think there will be a Biggest Disappointment award?

Oh, also:

  • Mark of the Ninja

I was going to say Trials: Evolution, but there's nothing to be spoiled there.

Yeah, I'd say there's a large chance they'll talk about their dissatisfactions with the story of RE6. And Mark of the Ninja, going on the list!

@Mcfart: FF13-2's a low one, but at the time Brad had specific grievances with the way the story was passed out through DLC, so there's a minor chance they'll go into that - and I totally think someone will bring up Dust and perhaps talk about story specifics. I remember Jeff had some disappointments with the end of Syndicate, but you're right, it's super low they'll find a need to actually talk about them. These aren't things that'll win awards, just things that may be talked about and casually spoiled. But yeah, the liklihood of some of these is super low. I'mma take off Syndicate and Amalur.

#6 Posted by punkxblaze (2990 posts) -

I think we can safely cross RE6 off the Giant Bomb GOTY possibilities.

#7 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Syndicate will make an appearance as Jeff mentioned earlier it was one of the best games he had played so far this year.

#8 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2132 posts) -

Any Wii U games, because it will be hilarious if they do a Game of the Year for a console that is only out for a month and a half.

#9 Posted by Cheesebob (1249 posts) -

Binary Domain (one hopes)

Sleeping Dogs

#10 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@Cheesebob said:

Binary Domain (one hopes)

Sleeping Dogs

It goddamn better show up somewhere, I just beat it yesterday and that game is pretty great! Amusingly enough, the next game I'm going to beat is Binary Domain!

#11 Posted by impartialgecko (1687 posts) -

I don't Final Fantasy will even cross their minds during that podcast, it certainly won't cross mine. Black Ops 2? Treyarch will probably pull some wacky hi-jinks that Jeff will have something to say about.

#12 Posted by impartialgecko (1687 posts) -

@Mcfart said:

Dust won't be there. That new ninja game might. Dear Ester won't be. Just take Amalur and Syndicate off the list :P. I doubt FF13 will be there, and lol RE6.

You've rekindled my dream of a chemistry-themed RPG.

#13 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1253 posts) -

@Cheesebob said:

Binary Domain (one hopes)

Sleeping Dogs

Vinny did play Binary Domain and said that everyone else needs to play it for GOTY, but that was a while ago and I doubt anyone else will play it now.

#14 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Im picking Far Cry 3 to be the dark horse this year like SR3 last year. I heard its a big ass open world, RPG elements, Gun upgrades, hunting missions and fantastic characters. But AC3 could be bannanas as well.

#15 Posted by ThePaleKing (613 posts) -

Dear Esther? Really? I don't remember any of them having strong feelings about that game.

I'd say Torchlight 2, but it's not like the story is what matters in that game. Though it's not even out yet, I get the feeling Hotline Miami will get some discussion.

#16 Posted by Voidoid (138 posts) -

@punkxblaze said:

I think we can safely cross RE6 off the Giant Bomb GOTY possibilities.

@Mcfart said:

Dust won't be there. That new ninja game might. Dear Ester won't be. Just take Amalur and Syndicate off the list :P. I doubt FF13 will be there, and lol RE6.

Keep in mind the GOTY podcasts are not only for determining which game gets the actual game of the year title; there are many other awards too. Resident Evil 6 for example seems quite liable to "win" a "most dissapointing"-type award, and I can see similar niche trophies for those other games as well.

#17 Posted by AndrewB (7689 posts) -

You guys are just reminding me of all the awesome releases this year which will not even be mentioned by the Giant Bomb crew, let alone take part in the GOTY deliberations.

#18 Posted by shootermcclay (219 posts) -

Mark of the Ninja = 360 Game of the Year.

#19 Posted by bibamatt (1090 posts) -

@ThePaleKing said:

...I get the feeling Hotline Miami will get some discussion.

I FLIPPIN' HOPE SO!

#20 Posted by Hunter5024 (5964 posts) -

I've only played one of those games! Fuuuuuuuck.

#21 Posted by Lazyaza (2212 posts) -

Trust me when I say you have nothing to worry about spoiler wise with FF13-2 or FoC. Neither of those games will end up getting in-depth re-discussion for their goty nominations as they were both regarded as "good" but not "great" by the guys. Jeff's the big Transformers fan and just like War for Cyb he was incredibly down on FoC due to his own very biased very personal tastes and opinions. I'll be surprised if either of them end up on more than one of their top 10 lists if at all.

#22 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

@ThePaleKing said:

Dear Esther? Really? I don't remember any of them having strong feelings about that game

Patrick loved it big time, I feel he may bring it up. It's the sort of game he might talk about in an innovation/story category, so on the list it went as a possibility.

#23 Posted by DarkFury (372 posts) -

This thread is a great idea.

#24 Posted by DeF (4978 posts) -

@Tylea002: Hitman: Absolution needs to be on this list.

#25 Posted by Kiri90 (263 posts) -

Anyone think that The Darkness 2 will get some discussion during GOTY (not necessarily for GOTY)? I found my time with the game to be really enjoyable, and I remember that Ryan (and Vinny?) seemed to really like it as well.

#26 Posted by Phatmac (5727 posts) -

Sleeping dogs is my dark horse game. :) Both Patrick and vinny loved it so it'll probably win something.

#27 Posted by csl316 (9445 posts) -
@Kiri90

Anyone think that The Darkness 2 will get some discussion during GOTY (not necessarily for GOTY)? I found my time with the game to be really enjoyable, and I remember that Ryan (and Vinny?) seemed to really like it as well.

Might make a top 10 list, had a damn good time with it.

Should be noted that they won't spoil every game. They actually talked about Silent Hill Wii off the air.
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#28 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

I doubt I Am Alive will be mentioned other than in passing for Disappointment of the Year.

#29 Posted by Demoskinos (15149 posts) -

I find this thread weird to just assume what they will have on their list I mean would anyone have guessed Catherine to as high up on Patrick's list as it was last year? Just saying the actual lists they bring to the table are going to be interesting this year.

#30 Posted by Butano (1789 posts) -

But the most important question remains....

What will win the Northies this year?

#31 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

@ShiftyMagician said:

Any Wii U games, because it will be hilarious if they do a Game of the Year for a console that is only out for a month and a half.

Why? It's a console that comes out this year with plenty of games to play on it. That any Wii U category would be based on a month and a half of releases is beside the point. And the Durango and Orbis will get the same treatment next year.

#32 Posted by david3cm (636 posts) -

Transformers? Really?

#33 Posted by Christoffer (1921 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

Sleeping dogs is my dark horse game. :) Both Patrick and vinny loved it so it'll probably win something.

Yup, this was the only game I missed from the list. I think it will come in discussion.

#34 Posted by Master_Funk (741 posts) -

They need to get Alex on the GOTY stuff. He can atleast fight for games like Journey or Sound shapes, the latter of which was barely even discussed on the bombcast, despite getting 5 stars.

#35 Posted by Icemo (659 posts) -

Why the fuck Sleeping Dogs and Borderlands 2 are not in that list? Fix it immediately!

#36 Posted by Irvandus (2881 posts) -

Diablo should probably be on that list.

#37 Posted by MiniPato (2751 posts) -

@Butano said:

But the most important question remains....

What will win the Northies this year?

Troy Baker of course.

If Dear Esther is on anyone's GOTY list I'ma slap the shit out of them. I enjoy me some artsy fartsy games and obtuse storytelling from time to time, but Dear Esther failed to evoke any kind of emotion other than bewilderment at people's love for it.

#38 Posted by Ramone (2976 posts) -

Borderlands 2?

#39 Posted by Kiri90 (263 posts) -

@csl316 said:

@Kiri90

Anyone think that The Darkness 2 will get some discussion during GOTY (not necessarily for GOTY)? I found my time with the game to be really enjoyable, and I remember that Ryan (and Vinny?) seemed to really like it as well.

Might make a top 10 list, had a damn good time with it. Should be noted that they won't spoil every game. They actually talked about Silent Hill Wii off the air.

It was my GOTY for the early part of the year. In terms of gameplay and writing, I thought that the game was great.

#40 Posted by laserbolts (5365 posts) -

Transformers, I Am Alive, Spec Ops, Final Fantasy and Sine Mora should not be on this list. Borderlands 2 should be.

#41 Edited by Daneian (1251 posts) -

Transformers but no Rhythm Heaven Fever? Come on!

NFL Blitz

#42 Posted by ShaggE (6701 posts) -

Don't forget Rise of the Triad, assuming it meets the earlier part of its launch window. It may not look like much when you wipe off the nostalgia, but it has a chance at being a sleeper hit.

#43 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

I loved Dear Esther, but I just dont see it being mentioned at all

#44 Posted by Vitor (2832 posts) -

@Cheesebob said:

Binary Domain (one hopes)

Sleeping Dogs

Fuck me Binary Domain was the best thing to come out of Japan since Vanquish (and equally enjoyable as a shooter).

Plus the PC version looks GORGEOUS.

I really can't understand the mediocre reviews it got, the shooting is super satisfying and the story charming and with a wonderfully keen eye vis a vis modern Japanese subculture that made it all the more enjoyable for anyone who's lived there before like I have

And I generally hate modern Japanese game, it totally caught me by surprise.

#45 Posted by TheIronWeasel (26 posts) -

I was just coming in here to make sure Hitman was on that list! Given how much Patrick and Ryan loved Blood Money, it think its a sure fire contender should it live up to expectations.

#46 Posted by believer258 (12190 posts) -

I doubt these:

@Tylea002 said:

  • Sine Mora (Low Possibility, but they did say crazy shit happens in there)
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • I Am Alive
  • Darksiders II
  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

will be anywhere close to the GOTY debates. For that matter, the only reason ME3 and RE6 might appear there are the "biggest disappointments" category.

But I'm not certain, maybe they will. I just wouldn't bank on those being there.

#47 Posted by believer258 (12190 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@Cheesebob said:

Binary Domain (one hopes)

Sleeping Dogs

It goddamn better show up somewhere, I just beat it yesterday and that game is pretty great! Amusingly enough, the next game I'm going to beat is Binary Domain!

Hey! I also just beat Sleeping Dogs recently, and I do agree! Though, unfortunately, the game gets marks against it for strongly insisting that you do the bloody "drug bust" missions.

#48 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

@Daneian said:

Transformers but no Rhythm Heaven Fever? Come on!

NFL Blitz

Not about games that deserve awards, just games that may have their endings/plot points discussed even just in passing - I think there's a specific moment in Transformers that Jeff likes to mention that could possibly be talked about at some point in the hours - but you're right, as is @believer258: there's very small chance that some of these will be mentioned. That said, we have no idea what the awards will be, so that's why the list is so broad - the ending of I Am Alive could be discussed, it could not. It's unlikely it will, but there's a chance, for example.

#49 Posted by 49th (2849 posts) -

Journey is gonna win GOTY calling it.

#50 Posted by Berserker976 (389 posts) -

@49th said:

Journey is gonna win GOTY calling it.

I hope that's the case as it is, as of right now, my GOTY. I'm just not sure all of the crew were thrilled with it.