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#1 Posted by itsVASH (172 posts) -


#2 Posted by believer258 (11792 posts) -

Neither. It was no 1998 or 2004, but good games came out this year.

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#3 Posted by thedj93 (1237 posts) -

yerp, lotz of decent sequels that didn't live up to their predecessor's hype

#4 Posted by awesomeusername (4174 posts) -

B

#5 Posted by KoolAid (910 posts) -

Max Payne 3, X-Com, the Walking Dead

And everything I hear about Far Cry sounds AWESOME!

#6 Posted by Shrimpy (96 posts) -

Depends how you look at it. It seems like a lot of disappointing games came out this year, like Assassin's Creed 3 where as games like Bioshock Infinite were delayed. But a lot of really cool indie stuff came out this year like FTL. Overall though I went with B.

#7 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

Guild Wars 2 came out. Luckily 2013 will be an amazing year, because of EU4 Q3 2013.

#8 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19325 posts) -

C., because Journey, Persona 4 Arena, Persona 4 Golden, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward and Asura's Wrath came out this year.

Oh yeah, The Walking Dead was awesome as well.

#9 Posted by Coafi (1483 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

C., because Journey, Persona 4 Arena, Persona 4 Golden, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward and Asura's Wrath came out this year.

I chose C. Because of those games, and The Walking Dead, Dishonored, Sleeping Dogs as well.

#10 Posted by frankfartmouth (1016 posts) -

I wouldn't say it was a bummer or amazing. Pretty good but not great.

#11 Posted by BionicRadd (617 posts) -

Oh this again......

#12 Posted by GunstarRed (5116 posts) -

It was a bummer year for people saying it was a bummer year for games on forums.

#13 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4338 posts) -

Weak but not a bummer.

#14 Posted by KevinK (198 posts) -

I think it was a good year.

#15 Edited by captain_clayman (3320 posts) -

It was pretty great. I think 2009 was probably the best year of this generation, but this year was pretty good. Every year is pretty good. There were a couple disappointing games like ME3 and Diablo III (not personally disappointing to me, but all of the backlash I heard was hard to ignore) some people didn't like Max Payne 3 that much (I really loved it). AC3 also seemed to be lackluster.

To me, the most disappointing thing of this year was the lack of quality PS Vita games (but I still have hope). But overall it's still a pretty damn good year. Halo 4, a new hitman game (at least it exists), dishonored, sleeping dogs, fez, borderlands 2, bastion, walking dead, mark of the ninja, far cry 3 (which seems promising) and xcom just to name a few!. There were a LOT of really great games this year, especially in the indie scene.

#16 Posted by billyhoush (1192 posts) -

It was weird. All the big sequels were lame but the new IPs were awesome like Sleeping Dogs and Walking Dead. I hope developers wont be scared to try new stuff with the next gen since things like Sleeping Dogs, Walking Dead, and Dishonored did well.

#17 Posted by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

So you have "Totally bad", "Kinda bad" and "AMAZING" as choices.... what about "It was okay" or "It was good"?

#18 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1328 posts) -

Kind of a bummer, but looks like Far Cry could save the day

#19 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

This year had XCom and that has been my favourite game in a very long time. Besides that it was just as bland and uninteresting as always.

#20 Posted by l4wd0g (1935 posts) -

If you consider that Diablo 3 came out this year and it has been overshadowed by other games, I'd say it was one hell of a year.

#21 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

Games that everyone expected to impress, often disappointed. Indie games, smaller games, and games coming out of freaking nowhere seemed to do real real real well.

Overall, it's been an amazing year, but just not from where we thought it would be.

#22 Posted by BeachThunder (11830 posts) -

@frankfartmouth said:

I wouldn't say it was a bummer or amazing. Pretty good but not great.

Pretty much this; there's no need for so much polarisation.

Also, it's a bit early to talk about 2012 is past tense isn't it?

#23 Posted by vikingdeath1 (953 posts) -

Mark of the Ninja, Dishonored, Halo 4, Journey, FTL, Sound Shapes, Spelunky, Sleeping Dogs, Walking Dead, Hell I was just playing some Mass Effect 3 and enjoying the hell out of that Blasto poster on the Citadel.

Hilarious.

It's been a pretty good year for me at least.

#24 Posted by AlisterCat (5531 posts) -

I have had great games to play at all times during this year... so no.

#25 Posted by hidys (1029 posts) -

It is worth noting that this is the end of a console cycle.

#26 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@believer258 said:

Neither. It was no 1998 or 2004, but good games came out this year.

Dont forget 2008 the greatest year of gaming there was!

#27 Posted by The_Nubster (2096 posts) -

Doesn't this thread get made every year? I feel like this thread gets made every year. Let's start keeping track of this.

#28 Posted by Faltru (112 posts) -

This year had been amazing. I haven't even touched Dishonored or XCom yet because I've been too busy with other games, and I have a relatively large amount of free time.

#29 Posted by damswedon (3185 posts) -

@captain_clayman said:

It was pretty great. I think 2009 was probably the best year of this generation,

2007 was probably better.

  • The Orange Box
  • BioShock
  • God of War II
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Super Paper Mario
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
  • Halo 3
  • Rock Band
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
  • Mass Effect

Most of the games in that list have defined this generation.

#30 Posted by rachelepithet (1391 posts) -

Way better than last year. New games like XCOM, Sleeping Dogs, Walking Dead ruled. Yearly installments like Assassins Creed, Halo, WWE, Need For Speed, Call of Duty, and Forza were all better this year. borderlands 2 lived up to the original. Mass Effect 3 apparently isn't ME2, but triumphs over most of what comes out in a given year. And there were a lot of great indie games, Fez, Journey, Trials, Mark of the Ninja. Far Cry might be great. And the PC had a rare banner year with Diablo.

#31 Posted by Mastercheesey (220 posts) -

It was good but not amazing

#32 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1241 posts) -

As long as video games come out, it is a good year.

#33 Posted by Deranged (1837 posts) -

I would have to say no on that one. I -- for one -- thought it was a pretty fantastic year.

#34 Posted by Atlas (2436 posts) -

I wouldn't go so far as to say that it was a massive bummer, as there were plenty of good games that I played, but just the general quality wasn't quite as high, and the highs weren't quite as high. For example, my game of the year is Crusader Kings II, and I can think of FOUR games from 2010 that I could make a good argument for being better than CKII - those games are Civilization 5, Mount&Blade: Warband, Mass Effect 2, and my 2010 GOTY Red Dead Redemption.

So I voted B. My expectations for 2013 are pretty high though, due to BioShock Infinite, Europa Universalis IV, Total War: Rome 2, and SimCity.

#35 Posted by Hunkulese (2696 posts) -

Best year for games in a while.

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#36 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

@damswedon said:

@captain_clayman said:

It was pretty great. I think 2009 was probably the best year of this generation,

2007 was probably better.

  • The Orange Box
  • BioShock
  • God of War II
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Super Paper Mario
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
  • Halo 3
  • Rock Band
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
  • Mass Effect

Most of the games in that list have defined this generation.

I never felt that 2007 was all that good a year. Some of those games listed had their defining sequel later. I would say 2008>2010>2009>2011>2007>2006. Not including 2012 because it is not over and had no time for reflection.

#37 Posted by JasonR86 (9657 posts) -

None of those answers work for me. It was fine. It was as fine as last year and the year before that.

#38 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1171 posts) -

Big AAA titles were pretty lackluster. This was a great year for Japanese and indie games. Xenoblade, Asura, Fez, and Walking Dead we're some of my favorite games this generation.

#39 Posted by Jrinswand (1703 posts) -

Between The Walking Dead and DayZ (ironically, two zombie games), this year has been fantastic. That's not to mention things like Diablo 3 (say what you will about it) or Guild Wars 2.

#40 Posted by StingerMK2 (386 posts) -

i put B, but i guess thats due to the general reception of a lot of the bigger titles this year, personally, iv loved it (because i don't play a lot of the bigger titles) and the only game that really disappointed me was Darksiders 2, but i guess i found this year lacking on the AAA front. im going to stuggle coming up with a top 10 list that doesn't include expansions for older games which is a bit of a pet peeve of mine with GOTY lists

#41 Posted by BisonHero (6440 posts) -

@thedj93 said:

yerp, lotz of decent sequels that didn't live up to their predecessor's hype

Pretty much this for most of the big budget games. Except instead of previous years' "Why didn't you change anything" like with Killzone 3, Uncharted 3, Arkham City, and the entire Call of Duty series, the feeling is more "You kinda fucked up and I'm not sure this series is for me anymore", which is the sentiment I'm hearing from Mass Effect 3, Max Payne 3, Assassin's Creed 3, and Hitman: Absolution (I admit I have not played all of those games).

Indie/lower budget games were pretty awesome this year, though.

#42 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1178 posts) -

XCOM couldn't save 2012.
 
RIP 2012 - "You sucked."

#43 Posted by believer258 (11792 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@believer258 said:

Neither. It was no 1998 or 2004, but good games came out this year.

Dont forget 2008 the greatest year of gaming there was!

That year had Dead Space, Fallout 3, and...?

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#44 Posted by Animasta (14673 posts) -

@PixelPrinny said:

So you have "Totally bad", "Kinda bad" and "AMAZING" as choices.... what about "It was okay" or "It was good"?

seriously, terrible poll.

#45 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1556 posts) -

I found it a great year. Dozens and dozens of games on the backlog with more to follow. Long live the Xbox 360!

#46 Posted by Yummylee (21498 posts) -

Though in truth I thought it was OK. This is definitely the year where I quickly began to grow envious of PC gamers, however.

#47 Posted by Dalai (7017 posts) -

It was a bit of a bummer for me. Now 2013, that looks like my kind of year.

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#48 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5816 posts) -

Final Fantast XIII-2, Devil Survivor 2, Max Payne 3, Dragon's Dogma, and especially the Walking Dead have made this a great year for me.

and I still have Zero Escape to get through. So yeah, I chose C.

#49 Posted by RE_Player1 (7558 posts) -

It was an ok year. Nothing will top 1998 though.

#50 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@believer258 said:

Neither. It was no 1998 or 2004, but good games came out this year.

Dont forget 2008 the greatest year of gaming there was!

That year had Dead Space, Fallout 3, and...?

GTA IV, Mirrors Edge, Persona 4, No More Heroes, Left 4 Dead, Professor Layton, Lost Odyssey, Braid, Burnout Paradise, Audiosurf, Far Cry 2, Sins of a Solar Empire, Spore, Ninja Gaiden 2, Condemned 2, Fable 2, Little Big Planet, Gears of War 2, Banjo Kazooie : Nuts & Bolts, Prince of Persia, Force Unleashed and Metal Gear Solid 4. Just to name a few...