I've been working on some lists for Game of The Year. The truth is that this is probably the year that I've played the less amount of video-games since 97. The games I've spent most time with are - Harvest Moon, Earthbound, FIFA 13, Mass Effect 3, Dirt 3 and of course Red Dead Redemption.
I am one of those people who thingks that Mass Effect 3 ended alright. It wasn't really the ending that I was hoping for, but it wasn't worst, nor better. I will describe why I like the ending more in the Game of The Year article (I'm not saying that Mass Effect 3 is my Game of The Year).
I don't think that you should look at Mass Effect 3 as one game really, I don't think that anyone should. I can't really see the point of bying only Mass Effect 3. If something then this is my complait - it should be even more exclusive for people who've played previous games. Skip all the nasty "reminders" of what happened erlier, just go on - kind of like Halo 4.
You shouldn't count Mass Effect 3 out for Game of The Year. I believe that some sites who will do it will be doing it out of pure pride. Nearly everybody hated on the game at launch and if it wasn't for the amount of shit it got for all the leakes then I think that it would've been a better contender. Which sounds dumb, right? It sounds really dumb but I really do believe that it is that way. Brads journey through the game will kind of show how we would've felt, in someways.
It's not a homerun, of course- but it really should be a contender.
Would you consider giving the award to Mass Effect 3? If yes - why? If now - then what game is up there?
For me it will be a fight between Mass Effect 3, The Walking Dead and Journey.
The sad part is that if Red Dead Redemption was to come out this year that it would've been the Game of The Year by faaaaar.