The Last of Us is my GOTG, but before that came along I thought BioShock would be unbeatable this year. I really want to try out gunpoint and cart life.
I think Bioshock will win this poll by virtue of simply being on more systems / played by more people. It's a worthy choice though.
It's a toss up for me between Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite, and Tomb Raider. DMC is close but it just didn't quite get there. I'll have to wait and see where Tales of Xillia and GTA 5 falls on my list for the year as they will likely be the last two that could top my personal list.
You mean of the games that were actually released this year? I'm feeling pressured into BioShock Infinite, even though I wouldn't really choose that if I'd played other games from this year. (Presumably. It could be that 2013's a crap year for gaming and I just don't know it.)
The Last of Us is far ahead of the pack but I also liked Fire Emblem, Injustice, Bioshock, and I just started Tomb Raider(so far so good). Also Luigis Mansion is so addicting lol. Still waiting for GTA5 and Beyond two souls and a bunch of other games before I actually proclaim LoU my game of the year(which I'm kinda expecting to stay atop).
I haven't played too many new games this year in comparison to other years, but out of the ones I played, the Devil May Cry reboot floored me. Maybe it was because I was expecting another Enslaved-esque game with amazing cutscenes but middling gameplay, but I thought the creativity that game brought to its fights and level layouts was amazing. And the Bob Bargas fight is up there in my favorite boss battles ever.
I thought bioshock infinite is grossly overrated with an ending worse than ME3's. (but thats me) I watched the last of us via youtube (i dont own a PS3 or i would have gotten it), i'd vote for it but that'd be weird.
Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen was pretty awesome. so i voted for that. Cus it had an ending that didnt want me to take a crowbar to that stupid disney princess look-a-likes face.
I voted for Bioshock but Blood Dragon and especially DmC are sooooo good. I'm not really a fan of Devil May Cry/ Bayonetta style combat but that game is so much fun to play. Also, I'm too early in The Last of Us to judge it. This is the year of strong starts though. All four games I mentioned have incredible opening acts. Hopefully SR 4, GTA 5, and the crop of next-gen games can compete.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate - Definitely, my most played game this year and also the game I've enjoyed the most this year. Like the original Tri I'm still consistently playing it and probably will for the next year or so. I love Monster Hunter. Still need to get a Circle Pad Pro for my XL...
Runner up - Fire Emblem Awakening.
I spent 60 hours in Ni No Kuni and want to play through it again, that tells me all I need to know. I haven't been into JRPGs in a decade because I grew tired of them after the PS1 era. I haven't started The Last of Us yet and I haven't completed Bioshock Infinite. I already like this year more than all of last year when it comes to games.
My favorite games of 2013 up to this point are appreciated, coming at a time when my interest in this hobby was waning following one of the weakest years in recent memory for games that catch my interest.
1. BioShock Infinite
2. The Last of Us
3. Tomb Raider
4. Ni no Kuni
The above not only reinvigorated my interest in games, they have already cemented 2013 as my favorite year of this gen.
It's actually Persona 4: Golden which came out in February in Britain. But as it isn't on the list I've voted for Fire Emblem
- Persona 4: Golden
Dude, if P4 Golden came out this year for me, I'd be 100% with you :D (well, to be fair it DID in Australia, but I imported it last year)
ED: Oh wow TLoU is ahead, though by only 2%!
Even though it's my second favourite game of all time (behind - wouldn't you know - P4 Golden), I honestly doubt it'll win too many GOTY awards. I suspect GTA5 is going to capture the american media (though it isn't my kind of game).
Making me choose between Zeno Clash 2, Gunpoint, The Swapper, Proteus, and Kentucky Route Zero?
You are an evil man!
I'll go for Zeno Clash 2. I love those other games, but I haven't been as feverish as I have whenever I recommend Zeno Clash 2. Ambitious sequel for an indie game. One of the most imaginative worlds ever in a game, some crazy twists that change everything you know about the world, and easily still the best first person melee combat.