Everyone forgot this game exists apparently. Game was amazing, interesting and fresh. Totally deserves to, at least, be in consideration for it but I doubt it'll even get any love anywhere. :-(
Best DS game. Incredible story and fun gameplay. Lovable characters.
Yeah, Radiant Historia was extremely disappointing.
Radiant Historia is actually the best DS game of 2011. One of the best RPG's of the last 10 years in fact.
Ghost Trick is most definitely in my top 5, but it's not my GOTY, nor is the best portable game of the year.
Ghost Trick certainly deserves recognition, and will get it on my GOTY list. Probably not top 5, but top 10 easily. It's a pretty great game, although I did find the ending to be extremely sappy. You was the kitty cat all along!!!!! Also everything you did kind of doesn't matter.
Just because its a fresh of breath air and original, which is great and all, doesn't really mean it should be GOTY.
Shouldn't it, though? Isn't that exactly why games like Portal win a lot of GotY awards?
For a game to be nominated for game of the year, I think there has to be SOME argument that the game is a breath of fresh air and original. So for example, I don't see any validity in nominating Killzone 3, Modern Warfare 3, Uncharted 3, Forza 4, or Assassin's Creed: Revelations, when all of those are basically the same as the previous game, only with minor incremental improvements.
So sure, there may be other games this year that were also original that deserve GotY awards more, but I wish that Ghost Trick would at least come up in discussions of games that are worth considering, even if it ultimately doesn't make the cut for anything besides Nintendo DS GotY.