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Posted by JZ (2343 posts) 1 year, 11 months ago

Poll: Are there 10 games better than brothers this year? (347 votes)

Yes 63%
No 37%
#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

This is a troll thread, isn't it?

#3 Posted by ModernAlkemie (376 posts) -

Brothers is objectively the greatest game that has ever been made or will ever be made.

Sorry other video games. Better pack it up.

#4 Posted by Jimbo (10281 posts) -

O Brothers, where art thou on Brad's list?

#5 Edited by JZ (2343 posts) -
#6 Posted by BabyChooChoo (5507 posts) -

For me? Yes. For Brad? Probably not.

And that's okay.

#7 Edited by Damodar (1692 posts) -

This thread made me realise something kinda crazy. My initial thought was "Have I even played 10 games that came out this year?" but then I realised that I don't think I've actually played a single game that has come out this year if you don't count a release on a new system for a game that had previously released elsewhere >.>

Oh well, that'll change with Saints Row IV.

#8 Posted by StarvingGamer (9311 posts) -

Yes. That might change when it stops being an Xbox exclusive.

#9 Posted by judgejudy72 (23 posts) -

Wheres the " idk I haven't played it yet " button?

#10 Posted by GunstarRed (5912 posts) -

Not yet, no.

#11 Posted by Yummylee (23703 posts) -

This is a troll thread, isn't it?

It's a trophyhunter thread. So... close enough. Just as worthless anywhoo.

#12 Posted by GERALTITUDE (4638 posts) -

If anyone here listens to GWJ, you know Mr. Sands is basically on the same page as Brad. Mr. McElroy also really loves the game so I don't think Brad is that out to lunch.

#13 Posted by Seppli (11233 posts) -

Certainly, since there's no accounting for taste. I for one don't think Brothers would speak to me.

#14 Edited by Milkman (18095 posts) -

I've finished like 4 games that came out this year and none of them were Brothers (though I plan on playing it soon) so...no?

#15 Posted by spraynardtatum (4108 posts) -
#16 Posted by Kidavenger (3944 posts) -
#17 Posted by GERALTITUDE (4638 posts) -

@spraynardtatum: Gamers With Jobs. It's the best podcast about games IMO, as far as podcasts with actual structure go (vs. the wild behemoth that is da bombcast).

#18 Edited by e30bmw (377 posts) -
#19 Posted by spraynardtatum (4108 posts) -

@kidavenger: I keep forgetting about Beyond: Two Souls.

That game looks batshit.

#20 Posted by Dixavd (1558 posts) -

I voted Yes; but at the same time, I want to stand up for Brad by saying he was totally right about comparing games of different genres is like comparing apples and oranges - General Top 10 lists only makes sense when you accept that you can't define each next one in the list as directly better or worse, just more specific to the wants/needs of the person at the time that they played it.

#21 Posted by Slag (5812 posts) -

I'm with Vinny. We really don't know yet.

#22 Posted by Lyisa (428 posts) -

I can see how this game would end up on Brad's list. Sure other games could replace it on a list this year, but knowing how his lists go this could easily take a high spot on it.

#23 Posted by Humanity (12027 posts) -

Yeah probably.

#24 Edited by Hunter5024 (6448 posts) -

No, and Limbo is a Masterpiece.

#25 Posted by BisonHero (8659 posts) -

Even if you don't count the $50-$60 games, I think things like Antichamber and Papers, Please are easily on par with Brothers. Kentucky Route Zero continues to be amazing, though it isn't likely to finish by the end of 2013.

Though now that I list them off, I guess I can't think of quite as many really top-drawer indie games this year. I still have yet to play The Swapper. What else am I missing?

#26 Edited by JasonR86 (10043 posts) -

Well, let me make a list and see (so far...)

1 Last of Us

2 Bioshock Infinite

3 Tomb Raider

4 Year Walk

5 Thomas Was Alone (PSN and fuck technicalities)


7 Kairo

So off the top of my head and as of right now 'no'.

#27 Edited by jaycrockett (614 posts) -

To clarify, it's not 10 games this year, it's 10 more games that haven't come out yet. Brad was saying he was confident Brothers would make his top 10 list, which means there wouldn't be 10 games coming out that could knock Brothers all the way off his list.

#28 Edited by biggiedubs (539 posts) -

Personally, no. Brothers is in a solid second place for me, behind Kentucky Route Zero. And I haven't really seen anything on the new consoles that I even want to play (maybe Watch_Dogs, but I'm still not that sold on it), nevermind a game I'd enjoy more than Brothers.

Maybe Gone Home will beat it, but I can't think of anything else at the moment.

#29 Posted by TheHBK (5664 posts) -
#30 Posted by ztiworoh (910 posts) -

In terms of what I've played/what I'm excited to play, probably no. My favorite games of the year so far are:

  1. Year Walk
  2. Brothers
  3. Bioshock Infinite
  4. Gone Home
  5. Hotline Miami (Vita) - I'm counting this as a 2013 release.
  6. Kentucky Route Zero
  7. Tomb Raider

I've had others I've enjoyed - and I've spent a lot of 2013 wrapping up this generation of games by playing things I missed. I assume fall will bring a few more, but I'll be shocked if Brothers gets knocked off that list.

#31 Posted by tread311 (376 posts) -

I don't think there will be for me. A lot of the bigger releases have been ringing hollow for me but I really enjoyed Brothers.

#32 Posted by RecSpec (4709 posts) -

Haven't played Brothers, but if I had to make a top ten list right now, it would be pretty rough if I made a list of games I played or think will be good.

#33 Edited by FourWude (2274 posts) -

The day Brothers touched Brad's console, it was one of the top 10 best games of the year.

For me. It was just another Wednesday.

#34 Posted by evanomeara (96 posts) -

Ok here's my list:

1. Brothers

2. The Last of Us

I think I messed up

#35 Edited by Hunkulese (2968 posts) -
#36 Posted by Milkman (18095 posts) -

Okay, I just finished Brothers and I can say with absolute certainty that there are not 10 games better than this.

#37 Posted by tourgen (4568 posts) -

I don't know but I want to play Brothers now.

#38 Posted by Duffyside (950 posts) -

Glad I searched around for this, as I was going to make a thread. Can't answer the poll, as I'm not sure if it's asking my opinion, or if by Brad's standards, or even by Metacritic...

Speaking of, according to everyone's favorite aggregator, there already are more than ten games better than Brothers. In order of my own damn subjective standards of what would be most hard to argue against:

The Last of Us

Dota 2

Bioshock Infinite

Papers, Please

Gone Home

Fire Emblem: Awakening


Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Year Walk

The Swapper

Pikmin 3

Bit.Trip.Runner 2

MLB 13: The Show

... with Tomb Raider "on the bubble" (one version above, one juuust below) and Heart of the Swarm debatable (is it DLC? An add-on? *shrug*)

Anyway, I think Brad will (stubbornly) keep the game on his own list, but I don't see Brothers being very well represented on anywhere else. If the Giant Bomb community were to vote again (like they used to do) I'd be placing bets on whether it would make the top 20, not the top 10.

The question I'm most interested in is whether anything released on the new consoles will be better than it. I think there will be, and that was the more crazy statement that came out of Brad's mouth, in my opinion.

#39 Posted by Milkman (18095 posts) -

@duffyside: Why would Brad be "stubborn" to keep Brothers on his list?

#40 Edited by Duffyside (950 posts) -

@milkman: I'm not saying that it'd be illegitimate to do so, just having a bit of fun and saying that Brad would keep it on his list just to "win a bet" or whatever, which I am not serious about. Just joking.

#41 Posted by thebipsnbeeps (605 posts) -

It's not like Brothers is a bad game, you guys. I'm anticipating it taking a position in Brad's list.

#42 Posted by TobbRobb (5254 posts) -

I haven't even played the game for a single minute, but just the concept of it puts it higher than the vast majority of games this year. But them again, so far my top ten list is only 4 games long, and I don't even think of all of them are especially amazing. Ample room for Brothers.

#43 Posted by schreiberty (224 posts) -

I think that Brotherz resonated more with some people than it did others, and since the story is one of the main parts of that games, your enjoyment of the game relies almost entirely on it.

#44 Edited by phantomzxro (1607 posts) -

I think its a dumb statement if you just talking about better games in general. But if brad is talking his personal 10 than who knows. But you could easily list 10 awesome games that would be considered better than brothers now.

#45 Posted by kaos_cracker (952 posts) -

I haven't played it yet, but from what I seen, yeah there is or will be at least 10 better games in my opinion, but I think that game seems decent, story wise, maybe. Eh.

#46 Posted by Vinny_Says (5911 posts) -

Brothers, Brothers, Brothers, Brothers & Brothers

#47 Edited by Little_Socrates (5834 posts) -

Just, to, uh, make it known, I'm not even sure Brothers would break my top 30 so far

#48 Posted by bkbroiler (1670 posts) -

I don't see what this was such a crazy statement by Brad. It's easy to play something and be like, yeah this will probably be in my top ten games this year. I played DMC in January and knew it would probably stick in my top ten. And so far it has! Can't see it falling out. Doesn't really say anything about the state of games, it just means you know what you like.

#49 Posted by Klei (1799 posts) -

Unfortunately, I'm not one of those deep artistic gamers who thinks Gone Home, Brothers, Journey and older titles like Braid and Limbo are the best thing ever. I never got into these 3 hours-long games.

Also, Brother's ending can be guessed right before you play the game. And that right there is a big problem to me. Turned the ending in that '' I knew it '' twist for shock value.

#50 Posted by Jedted (2680 posts) -

I wouldn't jump ahead and say it's THE GOTY as the year is not over yet. It is worthy of consideration and it definitely earned a spot in my Top 10.