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Posted by ShinyD3mon

Such a bummer we're not gonna get one of these from Ryan this year. He had such a specific (but a lot of the time great) taste in games, and the site end-of-year top 10s just aren't gonna be the same without him.

Love ya big guy.

Posted by Jevonsp

Goddamn, I miss you Ryan. RIP and shake them babies in heaven.

Posted by kingjulesxii

Watching these again because I miss him so goddamn much. Thank you for bringing me so much joy, Ryan. :)

Posted by lowestformofwit

Nice number 1 Ryan. Xcom was definitely my game of the year.

Posted by dvorak

Ryan, it's okay to talk in other volume levels than FULL ON ALL THE TIME BILLY MAYS STYLE VOICE.

Posted by LikeaSsur

I never pegged Ryan as a strategy fan. Guess I was wrong.

Posted by Snakepond

Thank you Ryan. Finally someone mentions Alan Wake's American Nightmare.

Posted by Godlyawesomeguy

I admire and aspire to have the large vocabulary Ryan has one day.

Posted by clumsyninja1

As someone that has a daughter I can totally relate to Lee and Clem. The ultimate sacrifice

Posted by Fishdingo5

XCOM #1, Loved it, I'm glad this genre is making a comeback

Posted by UlquiorraSchiffer

Thank god someone said Hotline Miami.

Posted by Beatus

XCOM deserved it. If the averages play out it'll be the overall goty.

Posted by manbot47

Ryan nailed it with The Walking Dead, i had to awkwardly wipe away five minutes of tears when my uncle walked into the room as i played the last scene of episode 5

Posted by DharmaBum

Really hope American Nightmare is the first in an anthology series.

Posted by JustinAquarius

the best list.

Posted by buzz_clik

To those saying Ryan made a mistake with 2009/2010 re: Flower's release date, he never said it was released then; he only said it was one of his favourite game experiences of 2010. Maybe he only got around to playing it in 2010? Or maybe it only clicked for him then? Y'know, while we're splitting hairs...

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Posted by ArtisanBreads

@MetalGearSunny said:

@Sooty said:

@MetalGearSunny said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@peritus said:

@Sooty said:

Crying over The Walking Dead? What? :/

No i get that, and i think its awesome he can admit to it.

I sure did. Twice. Watched my sister finish it today and it still got to me.

I don't think you have a soul if you aren't even close to losing it at the end of Walking Dead.

Don't get me wrong it's very sad and gripping but they could have got me to tears had they dragged it out a little longer.

It was the perfect length for me with the decision I made.

That was part of the beauty to me. My sister and I did the opposite things:

I had Clem kill me, because I wanted her to be tough as nails, to do what needed to be done and this was the hardest thing, just after seeing her parents. The sequence lingered because she hesitated a bit but didn't linger too long.

My sister told her to walk away, not wanting her to do that awful of a thing. Lee reflected that, saying he wanted her to be better, that killing could go too far. It was more protracted and sad. Which reflected the meaning there perfectly. It was probably sadder than mine, which is a big reason I basically cried again.

Both were right in their own way, both had meaning and were framed to emphasize that, both were beautiful.

Edited by NTM

Is anyone else's videos not playing as it usually does? For some reason it's stuttering, which is never does. Either it's Giantbomb, or my computer. I think it may be my internet, 'cause the video's not loading fast which is making it stop. I don't understand why that's happening.

Posted by Klei

@MetalGearSunny said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@peritus said:

@Sooty said:

Crying over The Walking Dead? What? :/

No i get that, and i think its awesome he can admit to it.

I sure did. Twice. Watched my sister finish it today and it still got to me.

I don't think you have a soul if you aren't even close to losing it at the end of Walking Dead.

I do have a soul, and no, I wasn't '' close to losing it'', sorry. Walking Dead was awesome, nonetheless.

Posted by bybeach

Agree w/Ryan about is assessment of American Nightmare and to perhaps keeeping it going.....

Posted by cbarnes86

@Killercombo: Is it me you're looking for?

Posted by MeatSim

I got addicted to XCOM just like I did with the Hunk!

Posted by Venatio

Meh

Posted by Finch

@Vod_Crack: Yo, Ryan says it was one of his "favourite gaming experiences of 2010", meaning he was recalling the experience he had in 2010, regardless of when the game came out. He could have made a mistake on the release but perhaps this is what he meant.

Posted by MjHealy

Some Hotline Miami love. Ryan's list wins.

Posted by Cold_Wolven

Surprised to see American Nightmare in a top 10 list but Ryan liked it enough so that's cool. Not surprised to see XCOM: Enemy Unknown being his most favorite.

Posted by Roger778

Good list, Ryan.

Posted by Korne

I'm a bit surprised we haven't seen Legend of Grimrock on any of these top 10s. I guess the guys didn't pump a lot of time into it. Still, Hotline Miami, Walking Dead, Xcom, Journey, Mark of the Ninja, FTL... while not a lot of shooters to contend against, still just as good as last years lineup was.

Posted by Qlanth

@Sooty: It might help if you have children or young siblings. I also cried at the end, and so did the three other people I know who played it.

Posted by Sooty

@MetalGearSunny said:

@Sooty said:

@MetalGearSunny said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@peritus said:

@Sooty said:

Crying over The Walking Dead? What? :/

No i get that, and i think its awesome he can admit to it.

I sure did. Twice. Watched my sister finish it today and it still got to me.

I don't think you have a soul if you aren't even close to losing it at the end of Walking Dead.

Don't get me wrong it's very sad and gripping but they could have got me to tears had they dragged it out a little longer.

It was the perfect length for me with the decision I made.

I don't have any gripes about how long they spent on it, just saying it wasn't close to getting me to tears and I'm pretty surprised it did it for others.

Posted by DexterKid

I was sweating just watching this.

Posted by Sanitysend

I wish Drew got more facetime... He's great on camera

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Posted by MetalGearSunny

@Sooty said:

@MetalGearSunny said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@peritus said:

@Sooty said:

Crying over The Walking Dead? What? :/

No i get that, and i think its awesome he can admit to it.

I sure did. Twice. Watched my sister finish it today and it still got to me.

I don't think you have a soul if you aren't even close to losing it at the end of Walking Dead.

Don't get me wrong it's very sad and gripping but they could have got me to tears had they dragged it out a little longer.

It was the perfect length for me with the decision I made.

Edited by itspizza

Yay x-com!

Posted by Sooty

@MetalGearSunny said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@peritus said:

@Sooty said:

Crying over The Walking Dead? What? :/

No i get that, and i think its awesome he can admit to it.

I sure did. Twice. Watched my sister finish it today and it still got to me.

I don't think you have a soul if you aren't even close to losing it at the end of Walking Dead.

Don't get me wrong it's very sad and gripping but they could have got me to tears had they dragged it out a little longer.

Posted by me3639

RYAN DAVIS!

Posted by Nekroskop

I see no AC3 or ME3.

This pleases me.

Posted by AssInAss

"Doesn't get any more ninja than that."

Posted by MetalGearSunny

@ArtisanBreads said:

@peritus said:

@Sooty said:

Crying over The Walking Dead? What? :/

No i get that, and i think its awesome he can admit to it.

I sure did. Twice. Watched my sister finish it today and it still got to me.

I don't think you have a soul if you aren't even close to losing it at the end of Walking Dead.

Edited by Hef

@ArtisanBreads: @ArtisanBreads said:

@peritus said:

@Sooty said:

Crying over The Walking Dead? What? :/

No i get that, and i think its awesome he can admit to it.

I sure did. Twice. Watched my sister finish it today and it still got to me.

Watching Clem's only hope of a father die by her own hands while she just witnessed her own parents die is pretty fucked up, and I grew very fond and protective of Clem by the end of that game. I wasn't like full out uncontrollably crying, but I'd be a liar if I said I didn't shed quite a few tears during that last sequence in the store or w/e it was.
Posted by Baal_Sagoth

Aha, American Nightmare, FTL and XCOM all getting credit where credit is due? I'm surprised and pleased with the astounding amount of overlap between my personal favorites and yours. Sound reasoning and a damn solid choice of 2012's best I think. I'm also getting happier and happier with how excellent this year turned out to be if one looked in the right places. A lot of variety and enjoyment for sure. That's what GOTY should be about anyway - appreciation of just how good games can be.

Posted by probablytuna

After watching the Day Two recap, I too want to play more XCOM.

Posted by Subjugation

@ArtisanBreads said:

@peritus said:

@Sooty said:

Crying over The Walking Dead? What? :/

No i get that, and i think its awesome he can admit to it.

I sure did. Twice. Watched my sister finish it today and it still got to me.

I think a healthy portion of players did from what I've been hearing and reading. Add me to the list.

Posted by Liquidus

I didn't cry at the end of The Walking Dead but it was probably the closest I've ever come to doing so. Highly emotional game.

Posted by Napalm

Shank 2 is amazing. Goddamn anybody who says otherwise.

Posted by Ooame

I cried too. Thanks for being the first to admit it Ryan.

Posted by Jayzilla

Ryan's speed addiction is getting out of control. Also, Ryan don't care. F*ck China Davis.

Posted by BeachThunder

Maybe I should play Mark of the Ninja...I've just avoided it since I felt ultra burnt by Shank 2...

Posted by crcruz3

Fuck yeah! XCOM, Hotline Miami, FTL, Alan Wake...!

Posted by ArtisanBreads

@radioactivez0r said:

This is a pretty good list. I am not sure I should keep fighting the Hotline Miami tidal wave.

It's so cheap right now. Still $5 on Steam I think.

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