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#1 Posted by benspyda (2035 posts) -
#2 Posted by mercutio123 (471 posts) -

I forgot heart of the swarm even came out this year. I remember one year LittleBigPlanet 2 didn't even get a mention in any category. That was kinda weird

#3 Edited by LackingSaint (1818 posts) -

EDIT: Yeah, this is already a thread.

#4 Edited by Ramone (2972 posts) -

Seriously? This is getting fucking ridiculous now, there is at least one of these threads every day now.

#5 Posted by benspyda (2035 posts) -
#6 Posted by benspyda (2035 posts) -
#7 Posted by Mcfart (1626 posts) -

None of those are GOTY worthy...

#8 Posted by Aetheldod (3593 posts) -

@mcfart: Dragon Crowns is .... I´ll fight to the death to prove it >:3

#9 Edited by Yesiamaduck (1095 posts) -

@mcfart said:

None of those are GOTY worthy...

In other categories such as 'Best Soundtrack' for Blood Dragon.

#10 Posted by benspyda (2035 posts) -
@mcfart said:

None of those are GOTY worthy...

My GOTY list says otherwise...

#11 Posted by EthanML (455 posts) -

DmC is my biggest 'fear' for being left out, personally. Love the shit out of that game.

#12 Posted by RazielCuts (2958 posts) -

@mcfart said:

None of those are GOTY worthy...

#13 Posted by benspyda (2035 posts) -

Blood Dragon may be the most fun I've had playing a game this year.

#14 Posted by BeachThunder (11986 posts) -

Antichamber. It brain-hurty, but brain-hurty in a good way.

#15 Posted by Animasta (14697 posts) -

To be fair I thought this would be a general thread for nominees (not just game of the year but stuff like best new character or best music)

If Jorji doesn't win best new character I will be really cross

#16 Posted by Random45 (1213 posts) -

I forgot heart of the swarm even came out this year. I remember one year LittleBigPlanet 2 didn't even get a mention in any category. That was kinda weird

Yeah, I completely forgot about HotS too, not that it deserves any rewards regardless, since the story is honestly one of the worst video game stories I've ever had the displeasure of playing. It's the only game where I had to stop playing for a few weeks because of how dumb it was.

As for games that I think won't be mentioned, I think Metro: Last Light will be forgotten, since it came out in a year when so many other AAA games were released and it kind of got overshadowed. Wait... Did it come out this year? Yeah, ok, it came out in May.

#17 Edited by benspyda (2035 posts) -

I think because there was such a diverse selection of indie/smaller games and very few amazing AAA titles this year, everyone's GOTY lists are gonna look very different.

#18 Posted by ViciousBearMauling (1113 posts) -

@ethanml said:

DmC is my biggest 'fear' for being left out, personally. Love the shit out of that game.

Eat it, reboot Dante.

DmC is my biggest fear of being on the list, I hate the shit out of that game!

METAL GEAR RISING FO LYFE DAWG!!!

But, eh, just opinions.

#19 Posted by James_ex_machina (905 posts) -

Brothers?

#20 Posted by ReCkLeSs_X (460 posts) -

Rogue Legacy better get some lovin.

#21 Edited by BigJeffrey (5021 posts) -

Dragons Crown was probably good but to gb its just boobs the game.

#22 Posted by benspyda (2035 posts) -

Dragons Crown was probably good but to gb its just boobs the game.

How woman are portrayed in Dragons Crown is just embarrassing and a huge mistake on the developers part. I played through with the Amazon because it was a super fun class to play but man was it embarrassing if anyone saw me playing her. Its a huge shame because Dragon's Crown is an amazing game to play.

#23 Posted by bluefish (474 posts) -

@ethanml said:

DmC is my biggest 'fear' for being left out, personally. Love the shit out of that game.

amen to that

#24 Posted by ToTheNines (728 posts) -

People were raving about Infinite after they finished it, now it seems like it probably won't reach into top 3-5.

#25 Posted by President_Barackbar (3462 posts) -

People were raving about Infinite after they finished it, now it seems like it probably won't reach into top 3-5.

Are you going based off of popular internet opinion or the actual staff opinion? Because none of them seem to have soured on Bioshock: Infinite at all.

#26 Posted by ToTheNines (728 posts) -

@president_barackbar: Sounded that way when Jeff referred to it on the bombcast awhile back. We will see.

#27 Posted by The_Reflection (249 posts) -

Guacamelee is on my personal top 10

#28 Posted by Captain_Insano (1541 posts) -

Tomb Raider

#29 Posted by wemibelec90 (1696 posts) -

I think Remember Me is tragically overlooked, but this is not an opinion many people share (although I will fight to the death to support that game!)

#30 Posted by hermes (1494 posts) -

Ni No Kuni will be overlooked. Not by the community but by the staff, since I don't think any of them finished it.

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus will also be overlooked, because it was overlooked by everyone, even Sony, and it was released recently...

#31 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3345 posts) -
#32 Posted by Wraxend (565 posts) -

@hermes: Man that's a depressing thought as both of those games where amazing. I hope at least Ni No Kuni might make it in...but that's probably wishful thinking :(

#33 Posted by Fitzgerald (275 posts) -

I 100% guarantee each and every one of you that none of the Bombcasters will bring up Ibb & Obb, despite the fact that I just played that game coop with my fiancee and had a blast. Best coop experience of the year, and the game in general follows REALLY good axioms of game-design: ie tutorial-free, good pacing of introducing new concepts, and communicates without text.

Mostly because when it came time to do a Quick Look, Brad (perplexingly) took it upon himself to play the game Solo... when CLEARLY the optimal way to play the game is Two player. So Brad's experience with it wasn't good. Ugh, why Brad? Why?

#34 Posted by WalkerTR77 (1378 posts) -

I think Metro Last Light deserves a definite place in the top ten and that DmC needs to be seriously considered. If DmC get's left out, it should at the very least get it's due in the discussion.

#35 Posted by Brodehouse (9965 posts) -

DmC and Dragon's Crown are 2 and 3 on my list and DmC will at best maybe sneak into the bottom of the top ten, and Dragon's Crown won't even be mentioned. If it is, it will be just so Patrick can make disdainful noises about a game he didn't play.

The secret forgotten game of the year is Valdis Story: Abyssal City, which I recommend as the best Metroidvania game I played this year.

#36 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11791 posts) -
@hermes said:

Ni No Kuni will be overlooked. Not by the community but by the staff, since I don't think any of them finished it.

It's a fairly well-known fact that Giant Bomb and JRPGs not named Persona 4 are like oil and water. Remember, they gave Final Fantasy the "Check yourself before you wriggity wreck yourself" award on the basis that Brad didn't like FFXIII all that much.

For once this year, I can see most of the games on my top 10 being part of the discussion at some point, and then during the actual deliberations I'll sort of sigh as Fire Emblem gets dismissed because no one other than Patrick played it.

#37 Posted by Brodehouse (9965 posts) -

@arbitrarywater: To be fair, I think Final Fantasy got that Check Yourself award more for how the entire franchise was being handled than just that 13 was a disappointment. Around that time IIRC I began to notice the Final Fantasy name losing a lot of prestige from having it pasted on so many games, plus 13-2 was already a little liked rumor.

#38 Posted by crithon (3307 posts) -

I'm just gonna throw on in the Capcom's Dungeons and Dragon's collection. That's been one of my favorite games of all time, but like a few weeks later we got Dragon's Crown which was a spiritual successor. I kept thinking as I was playing the HD game, I was like "Wow, I'm not in a local supermarket, this is the future."

it's such an odd release, and again Iron Galaxy did an amazing job emulating this with it's GGPO network.

#39 Posted by BisonHero (6564 posts) -

Skulls of the Shogun is going to get wicked overlooked by basically everyone. They revealed really early, then took FOREVER to come out because of business shenanigans, then only launched on Microsoft platforms for the first 6 months because of business shenanigans (and I feel like a lot of reviewers didn't end up playing it very much as a result). Poor 17-BIT Studios.

Also Runner 2.

Also Crysis 3 came out this year, not that anybody remembers or cares (and I'm not really sure anybody should).

#40 Edited by TheMasterDS (2070 posts) -

Games from my list which will probably not get their propers? Well Starcraft II for a start. Dota 2 really having taken over Brad's life and all. I bet he'll take that he didn't stick with it and did stick with Dota 2 as a sign that it doesn't warrant mentioning. Really too bad as it's a real good game, even just playing through the campaign and never touching multiplayer is tons of fun.

I think Pikmin 3 deserves more props than it's likely to get. I wouldn't be surprised to hear it come up during best graphics, but otherwise I'm not holding my breath.

Antichamber has okay odds of some nods. Stanley Parable may have stolen its thunder though.

Killer Instinct I put as my number 10 game. As a number 10 game it's fine and perfectly reasonable if it's not mentioned through the GOTY discussions though it is very pretty so I would expect it to be mentioned in that part of the podcast.

#41 Edited by ThePickle (4184 posts) -

I'm pretty sure Alex is the only one who played Civ V: Brave New World. But I've learned to no longer get too pissy about the results and just enjoy the fun content during GOTY time.

#42 Posted by ripelivejam (4043 posts) -
#43 Edited by Chaser324 (6584 posts) -

While I doubt it will be discussed much this year, there is a more fleshed out full game being made out of that original 72 hour Ludum Dare version that could certainly end up in GotY deliberations when its released (probably 2014).

As far as other games I hope don't get left out of deliberations (they don't have to be in the top ten, but they deserve a mention):

  • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
  • Metal Gear Rising
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies (I feel pretty confident in saying that nobody in the GB crew even touched it)
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#44 Edited by Tom_omb (401 posts) -

If Guacamelee isn't in the top 5 of every person on the internet's list.... it got robbed.

#45 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3345 posts) -

@tom_omb said:

If Guacamelee isn't in the top 5 of every person on the internet's list.... it got robbed.

YES. Thank you. Seriously.

While I doubt it will be discussed much this year, there is a more fleshed out full game being made out of that original 72 hour Ludum Dare version that could certainly end up in GotY deliberations when its released (probably 2014).

Yeah I definitely think that game will be a big deal next year. I disagree that GWBW isn't a full game though... It is, it's just a "short game" (though I've spent at least 10 hours trying to beat it). It's worth noting that the game on their website now (and listed in our database) is not the 72 hour gamejam game. They spent time after the gamejam finishing it, and that's what you can go play now/what we describe on GB.

And while I'm very excited about the new GWBW it's fundamentally a different game. The fact that the original GWBW takes place on a single screen and has such discrete options is a big part of its appeal. While this new one will have more screens and more choices/more plot/more characters and that's great, that also makes it a totally different game IMO.

#46 Edited by Fitzgerald (275 posts) -

ONE OTHER THING

I was listening to last year's Best "Moment" of the Year award. If they do an award for that in 2013, the 2nd(3rd?) Boss of DmC MUST win that award. If you don't know which boss I'm talking about, it involves a news commentary show. That's a turning point for that game.

#47 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -
#48 Posted by peritus (1021 posts) -

@tom_omb said:

If Guacamelee isn't in the top 5 of every person on the internet's list.... it got robbed.

That game is great, but i dont know if its that great.

#49 Posted by Rejizzle (320 posts) -

Fire Emblem probably. I think Dave helmed the quicklook and so there's no one to remind the duders of how good it is.

#50 Posted by benspyda (2035 posts) -

@rejizzle: That's a game I still need to play. I'm glad the 3DS is going so strong now.

The problem with GOTY lists is no one man can play all the games in a year, so even combined GB's GOTY top 10 is just that: Giantbomb's GOTY. It's different with movies and music where it takes far less time to watch and listen to all the important releases in a year but man do we have time consuming hobby.