Game of the Year Awards 2010

 Here we go my Game of the Year awards 2010!

SPECIAL AWARDS!

Most surprisingly good game:

            Arcania Gothic 4: When I first saw this game I thought it looked just like any other free roam rpg port. When I first started playing I was pretty bored but things picked up once your done with the prologue. It quickly turns to be a fun action rpg with a simple combat system that anyone could pick up and play with lots of side quests and a lengthy main quest rpg lovers have much to enjoy with this game.

Best Story:

            Mass Effect 2: Seriously does anything really need to be said about this? You continue your space epic and the fight for humanity while meeting many new crew members and enemies along the way. While the story starts to get more dark and complicated in this second game there are many more twists that will have you asking yourself do you want to be good or evil.

Best Graphics Period:

            God of War 3: This game has so much detail in every little aspect it shines! This was a fantastic looking game from the artist stand point to the technical graphics stand point everything stood out with such detail it makes having an HD tv even better!

Best New Character of the Year:

            John Marston from Red Dead Redemption: If there was ever a new character that kicked as much ass this year it is John Marston. He is not the typical video game character and he is just trying to have a simple life but his past won't let him. With his personality and how he handles each situation as the game goes on you develop a real love for his character, truly a great job Rockstar!

Best Downloadable Game:

            Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game: If there was ever a downloadable game to hold my attention it was Scott Pilgrim. Yes I am a fan of the movie and graphic novels but still. This was a fantastic old school beat em up game and tons of fun for fans and non fans alike.

Best Downloadable Content/Expansion:

            Red Dead Redemption's Undead Nightmare: Wow same great Red Dead action with a zombie twist. Not to mention one of the more lengthy DLC's this year with the same quality you would expect from Rockstar!

Best Atmosphere:

            Red Dead Redemption: When you step into this world you really feel like a cowboy living in the west. Not only that but with the inclusion of pretty much anything a cowboy would do in the west and believable characters to an addicting world all of this presents the best atmosphere of any game this year.

Best Music Period:

            Rock Band 3:  This game has a fantastic music set list with music for everyone! In fact it is so good I would say it has the best music of any music game ever!

Best Sound Design:

            Halo Reach: With amazing emotional music to every part of the campaign. To fantastic sounding weapons and voice acting no one does sound better than Bungie!

Best Voice Acting:

            Mass Effect 2: Every line is so believable and said with emotion! This is exactly what you want out of your games and Mass Effect delivers not one bad voice actor in the bunch which makes the whole experience much more engaging.

Best Use of a Creative License:

            Epic Mickey: Not only is this an original way to do a license game but it is done in an amazingly fun and respectful way.

Funniest Game:

            Deathspank: If there was any game this year that made me crack up the most it would be the Deathspank games because there are just so many outrageous jokes in the game if your a fan of comedy get your hands on this game.

Best Multiplayer Period:

            Battlefield Bad Company 2: Not only does the game reward you all the time for everything you do but its fun and you can blow everything up! They also continually gave free map packs all year which is more than what could be said about other games. Then the end of the year Vietnam pack which is just as good and add tons of content for a competitive price. There is just no better way to have fun on Xbox Live in 2010 than Battlefield!

Most Improved Sequel:

            Need for Speed Hot Pursuit: It is not that Shift was a bad game not by a long shot. It is just that Hot Pursuit takes the series where it should be arcade racing with cops and its so fun and so streamlined that every moment is just pure fun thanks to the makers of burnout!

Best Original Ip:

            Darksiders: Not only does this game feel like a mature Zelda but it mixes in God of War gameplay with it! There is no losing when it comes to this new IP great graphics, great level design, great characters it's all fantastic and it makes me hope this series sticks around for a long long time!

Best Boss Fights:

            Spiderman Shattered Dimensions: It is no secret I am a fan of Spiderman but this new Spiderman game produces some of the most fun boss battles ever around. Some boss battles go on for the entire level! Some of the greatest times I had this year was punching Carnage with tons of explosions and shit blowing up in the background all around me!

Best Writing and Dialogue:

            Mass Effect 2: Fantastic writing for story and dialogue choices nuff said!

Biggest News:

            Nintendo 3DS: Ok so before this was announced I was not sure if I was going to get another handheld system. But after it was announced I was amazed at the quality of games that looks to be coming for it along with how it just looks exciting! Making this one of the biggest news stories of 2010.

Best New Idea:

            Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Multiplayer: Wow what a refreshing multiplayer system not only do you get rewarded all the time but you also get one of the most original multiplayer systems in years! So nice to not have to play death match again!

Best Motion Control System:

            Kinect: Yes Kinect is much better than Move. No Move is not bad it's just not as much a revolution in control as Kinect is and Kinect works amazingly well for those of you who have not played yet!

Most Underrated Game:

            Nier: This game got in the average of 65's in reviews. However when I picked up the game it was a blast every second to play! Very original story along with great characters and gameplay. I hope you pick this one up its cheap now and more people need to experience just what Nier is!

Most Overrated Game:

            Starcraft 2: There is nothing wrong with Starcraft its a great game and a lot of fun. It is just overhyped by fans. It still feels just like the original and after all this time I was expecting more improvements than what is really there.

Best Broken Game at Launch:

            Fallout New Vegas: There were several games that were pretty broken at launch this year which is sad (Fable 3 was a big one with not getting patched until late November/early December). Fallout was still playable but had many many bugs. It still has some! However it is still a fantastically fun game and that's why it is the best broken game at launch!

Biggest Disappointment:

            Final Fantasy 13: I had high hopes for this game but unfortunately it fell hard! The battle system was interesting but quickly became annoying and the way the game was set up was poor. Battle after battle after battle for a few minutes worth of story. The characters did not feel as deep as they should have and the story was below average.

System of the Year:

            Xbox 360: Xbox 360 had some of the best titles all year long and not to mention really kept improving Xbox live along with introducing Kinect really helped Xbox 360 have the best selection for everyone this year.

Most Improved System this Year:

            Wii: Wow what a year Wii had I have been wondering for years if the Wii would every impress me with a great year and it did this year! So many great game titles made a system that feels old feel relevant to today's game market!

GENRE AWARDS!

Best Action/Adventure Game:

            Red Dead Redemption: This game is a full out thrill ride with everything you would want from an action/adventure game!

Best Racing game:

            Need for Speed Hot Pursuit: In a year full of great racers this one comes out on top for being just pure fast fun which is exactly what you want out of your racing game!

Best Fighting game:

            Naruto Shippuden Storm 2: This may not be the traditional fighting game but it was my favorite this year. A great fighting system with some really epic battles in single player that involve some quick commands makes this one super fun fighter.

Best Platformer:

            Super Mario Galaxy 2: The sequel to my second favorite Mario game! There is nothing overally bad to say about this game it's just fantastic fun wrapped up in a box/wii game disk!

Best Puzzle Game:

            Puzzle Quest 2: Great! Even better improved than the first one this one adds more story better graphics and a better puzzle system that is just if not more addictive as the first game!

Best Music Game:

            Rock Band 3: Pro Modes! Keyboard support! Best music! Thats all that needs to be said no one does it better than Harmonix!

Best RPG:

            Mass Effect 2: This may not be as RPGish as the first one but it still is very much a RPG from dialogue choices to leveling up. The deep story and great gameplay and characters make this the most rewarding RPG experience of 2010!

Best Shooter:

            Halo Reach: Bungie went out on a high note this is if not my first favorite Halo my second! Every level is done so well and the multiplayer is so great it will have you sticking around for years on end!

Best Multiplatform Game of the Year:

            Mass Effect 2: Xbox 360 and PC got Mass Effect 2 this year and what else can I say about the game that has already got so many awards you rock Bioware!

PLATFORM AWARDS!-note I like to keep platform awards to the exclusives of that system so that's how I am doing it!

Best Xbox 360 Game:

            Halo Reach: Some of the best multiplayer on Xbox Live and some of the most fun you can have in a single player campaign! Let's hope this is not the last great Halo game!

Best Playstation 3 Game:

            God of War 3: PS3 did not have very many exclusives this year and the ones that came out were more at the beginning. However that did not stop it from having one of the most kick ass games of this gen! God of War 3 truly had some of the most epic boss battles this year along with some of the most fun you can have on the ps3.

Best Wii Game:

            Epic Mickey: Not only was this a great 3rd party game but they took a chance on the wii which not many 3rd party developers do with a hardcore game. This game is so much fun and offers you choice without overwhelming you not to mention all the throwback to the license makes this the best Wii game this year!

Best PSP Game:

            Phantasy Star Portable 2: This takes what was good about the first one and improves on it! Not to mention free online play for the first time in the franchise history! This portable game packs quite a punch and a fun and lengthy one at that.

Best Nintendo DS Game:

            Golden Sun Dark Dawn: Golden Sun finally returns! This is one fantastic RPG that keeps things interesting and continues off of the last 2 with some surprising results on how the world has turned out. This is not only a great game on the DS but a great RPG that should have any RPG fan hooked from the beginning to the end!

GAME OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!

            Mass Effect 2: It is a hard year when the best game gets released in the first month of the year. This was an awesome year for games not nothing beats Mass Effect 2! Besides what I have already said about the game this is one I can see playing for years and years to come with so many different outcomes to see and experience!

This year was full of great games here are a few that almost made the list: Just Case 2, Splinter Cell Conviction, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Dragon Quest 9, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, White Knight Chronicles. Here is to 2011 kicking ass and taking names!

 

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Posted by Chaoskiller2000

 Here we go my Game of the Year awards 2010!

SPECIAL AWARDS!

Most surprisingly good game:

            Arcania Gothic 4: When I first saw this game I thought it looked just like any other free roam rpg port. When I first started playing I was pretty bored but things picked up once your done with the prologue. It quickly turns to be a fun action rpg with a simple combat system that anyone could pick up and play with lots of side quests and a lengthy main quest rpg lovers have much to enjoy with this game.

Best Story:

            Mass Effect 2: Seriously does anything really need to be said about this? You continue your space epic and the fight for humanity while meeting many new crew members and enemies along the way. While the story starts to get more dark and complicated in this second game there are many more twists that will have you asking yourself do you want to be good or evil.

Best Graphics Period:

            God of War 3: This game has so much detail in every little aspect it shines! This was a fantastic looking game from the artist stand point to the technical graphics stand point everything stood out with such detail it makes having an HD tv even better!

Best New Character of the Year:

            John Marston from Red Dead Redemption: If there was ever a new character that kicked as much ass this year it is John Marston. He is not the typical video game character and he is just trying to have a simple life but his past won't let him. With his personality and how he handles each situation as the game goes on you develop a real love for his character, truly a great job Rockstar!

Best Downloadable Game:

            Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game: If there was ever a downloadable game to hold my attention it was Scott Pilgrim. Yes I am a fan of the movie and graphic novels but still. This was a fantastic old school beat em up game and tons of fun for fans and non fans alike.

Best Downloadable Content/Expansion:

            Red Dead Redemption's Undead Nightmare: Wow same great Red Dead action with a zombie twist. Not to mention one of the more lengthy DLC's this year with the same quality you would expect from Rockstar!

Best Atmosphere:

            Red Dead Redemption: When you step into this world you really feel like a cowboy living in the west. Not only that but with the inclusion of pretty much anything a cowboy would do in the west and believable characters to an addicting world all of this presents the best atmosphere of any game this year.

Best Music Period:

            Rock Band 3:  This game has a fantastic music set list with music for everyone! In fact it is so good I would say it has the best music of any music game ever!

Best Sound Design:

            Halo Reach: With amazing emotional music to every part of the campaign. To fantastic sounding weapons and voice acting no one does sound better than Bungie!

Best Voice Acting:

            Mass Effect 2: Every line is so believable and said with emotion! This is exactly what you want out of your games and Mass Effect delivers not one bad voice actor in the bunch which makes the whole experience much more engaging.

Best Use of a Creative License:

            Epic Mickey: Not only is this an original way to do a license game but it is done in an amazingly fun and respectful way.

Funniest Game:

            Deathspank: If there was any game this year that made me crack up the most it would be the Deathspank games because there are just so many outrageous jokes in the game if your a fan of comedy get your hands on this game.

Best Multiplayer Period:

            Battlefield Bad Company 2: Not only does the game reward you all the time for everything you do but its fun and you can blow everything up! They also continually gave free map packs all year which is more than what could be said about other games. Then the end of the year Vietnam pack which is just as good and add tons of content for a competitive price. There is just no better way to have fun on Xbox Live in 2010 than Battlefield!

Most Improved Sequel:

            Need for Speed Hot Pursuit: It is not that Shift was a bad game not by a long shot. It is just that Hot Pursuit takes the series where it should be arcade racing with cops and its so fun and so streamlined that every moment is just pure fun thanks to the makers of burnout!

Best Original Ip:

            Darksiders: Not only does this game feel like a mature Zelda but it mixes in God of War gameplay with it! There is no losing when it comes to this new IP great graphics, great level design, great characters it's all fantastic and it makes me hope this series sticks around for a long long time!

Best Boss Fights:

            Spiderman Shattered Dimensions: It is no secret I am a fan of Spiderman but this new Spiderman game produces some of the most fun boss battles ever around. Some boss battles go on for the entire level! Some of the greatest times I had this year was punching Carnage with tons of explosions and shit blowing up in the background all around me!

Best Writing and Dialogue:

            Mass Effect 2: Fantastic writing for story and dialogue choices nuff said!

Biggest News:

            Nintendo 3DS: Ok so before this was announced I was not sure if I was going to get another handheld system. But after it was announced I was amazed at the quality of games that looks to be coming for it along with how it just looks exciting! Making this one of the biggest news stories of 2010.

Best New Idea:

            Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Multiplayer: Wow what a refreshing multiplayer system not only do you get rewarded all the time but you also get one of the most original multiplayer systems in years! So nice to not have to play death match again!

Best Motion Control System:

            Kinect: Yes Kinect is much better than Move. No Move is not bad it's just not as much a revolution in control as Kinect is and Kinect works amazingly well for those of you who have not played yet!

Most Underrated Game:

            Nier: This game got in the average of 65's in reviews. However when I picked up the game it was a blast every second to play! Very original story along with great characters and gameplay. I hope you pick this one up its cheap now and more people need to experience just what Nier is!

Most Overrated Game:

            Starcraft 2: There is nothing wrong with Starcraft its a great game and a lot of fun. It is just overhyped by fans. It still feels just like the original and after all this time I was expecting more improvements than what is really there.

Best Broken Game at Launch:

            Fallout New Vegas: There were several games that were pretty broken at launch this year which is sad (Fable 3 was a big one with not getting patched until late November/early December). Fallout was still playable but had many many bugs. It still has some! However it is still a fantastically fun game and that's why it is the best broken game at launch!

Biggest Disappointment:

            Final Fantasy 13: I had high hopes for this game but unfortunately it fell hard! The battle system was interesting but quickly became annoying and the way the game was set up was poor. Battle after battle after battle for a few minutes worth of story. The characters did not feel as deep as they should have and the story was below average.

System of the Year:

            Xbox 360: Xbox 360 had some of the best titles all year long and not to mention really kept improving Xbox live along with introducing Kinect really helped Xbox 360 have the best selection for everyone this year.

Most Improved System this Year:

            Wii: Wow what a year Wii had I have been wondering for years if the Wii would every impress me with a great year and it did this year! So many great game titles made a system that feels old feel relevant to today's game market!

GENRE AWARDS!

Best Action/Adventure Game:

            Red Dead Redemption: This game is a full out thrill ride with everything you would want from an action/adventure game!

Best Racing game:

            Need for Speed Hot Pursuit: In a year full of great racers this one comes out on top for being just pure fast fun which is exactly what you want out of your racing game!

Best Fighting game:

            Naruto Shippuden Storm 2: This may not be the traditional fighting game but it was my favorite this year. A great fighting system with some really epic battles in single player that involve some quick commands makes this one super fun fighter.

Best Platformer:

            Super Mario Galaxy 2: The sequel to my second favorite Mario game! There is nothing overally bad to say about this game it's just fantastic fun wrapped up in a box/wii game disk!

Best Puzzle Game:

            Puzzle Quest 2: Great! Even better improved than the first one this one adds more story better graphics and a better puzzle system that is just if not more addictive as the first game!

Best Music Game:

            Rock Band 3: Pro Modes! Keyboard support! Best music! Thats all that needs to be said no one does it better than Harmonix!

Best RPG:

            Mass Effect 2: This may not be as RPGish as the first one but it still is very much a RPG from dialogue choices to leveling up. The deep story and great gameplay and characters make this the most rewarding RPG experience of 2010!

Best Shooter:

            Halo Reach: Bungie went out on a high note this is if not my first favorite Halo my second! Every level is done so well and the multiplayer is so great it will have you sticking around for years on end!

Best Multiplatform Game of the Year:

            Mass Effect 2: Xbox 360 and PC got Mass Effect 2 this year and what else can I say about the game that has already got so many awards you rock Bioware!

PLATFORM AWARDS!-note I like to keep platform awards to the exclusives of that system so that's how I am doing it!

Best Xbox 360 Game:

            Halo Reach: Some of the best multiplayer on Xbox Live and some of the most fun you can have in a single player campaign! Let's hope this is not the last great Halo game!

Best Playstation 3 Game:

            God of War 3: PS3 did not have very many exclusives this year and the ones that came out were more at the beginning. However that did not stop it from having one of the most kick ass games of this gen! God of War 3 truly had some of the most epic boss battles this year along with some of the most fun you can have on the ps3.

Best Wii Game:

            Epic Mickey: Not only was this a great 3rd party game but they took a chance on the wii which not many 3rd party developers do with a hardcore game. This game is so much fun and offers you choice without overwhelming you not to mention all the throwback to the license makes this the best Wii game this year!

Best PSP Game:

            Phantasy Star Portable 2: This takes what was good about the first one and improves on it! Not to mention free online play for the first time in the franchise history! This portable game packs quite a punch and a fun and lengthy one at that.

Best Nintendo DS Game:

            Golden Sun Dark Dawn: Golden Sun finally returns! This is one fantastic RPG that keeps things interesting and continues off of the last 2 with some surprising results on how the world has turned out. This is not only a great game on the DS but a great RPG that should have any RPG fan hooked from the beginning to the end!

GAME OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!

            Mass Effect 2: It is a hard year when the best game gets released in the first month of the year. This was an awesome year for games not nothing beats Mass Effect 2! Besides what I have already said about the game this is one I can see playing for years and years to come with so many different outcomes to see and experience!

This year was full of great games here are a few that almost made the list: Just Case 2, Splinter Cell Conviction, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Dragon Quest 9, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, White Knight Chronicles. Here is to 2011 kicking ass and taking names!

 

Posted by 02sfraser

I agree with you on a lot of those games, however I haven't played some of them so can't comment. I wouldn't give Darksiders best new IP though. I would go with Heavy Rain as my personal choice.

Posted by GunslingerPanda

I'm confused by what period you mean? Like with best multiplayer period, are you talking which season like spring, autumn, etc, or maybe time if day or something? Month?

Posted by iam3green

pretty good list. i'm surprised that gran turismo 5 wasn't on there. it is one game that i am playing and enjoying.

Posted by Chaoskiller2000
@GunslingerPanda:   sorry I should have made that less confusing, some sites give out best competitive multiplayer of the year and best co-op multiplayer of the year so I just did best multiplayer period so in other words best multiplayer this year competitive or co-op wrapped up into one award. 
Posted by Bloodgraiv3

Solid awards list. 
Posted by AverageGreg

Wouldn't really call AC:B's multiplayer original, considering it's pretty much The Ship/Bloody Good Time in the AC universe.

Posted by benjaebe
@CrazyGreg said:
" Wouldn't really call AC:B's multiplayer original, considering it's pretty much The Ship/Bloody Good Time in the AC universe. "
It's original in the sense that it's actually good. And people actually play it.
 
And it's good.
Posted by AverageGreg

Original =/= good. 
 
My point is, The Ship did the whole "kill target/avoid death" gameplay mode first, AC:B may have done it better (I haven't tried it yet) but it's still an existing idea in a few other games, meaning it is not overly original.

Posted by Mesoian

Best fighting game: Naruto...in the same year super street fighter 4 and blazblue:CS came out. 
 
Just...no. No no no. No wrong. Wrong wrong wrong. 
 
  

Posted by Cincaid
@CrazyGreg: 
CrazyGreg, I'm Chris. CrazyChris.
Posted by JoyfullOFrockets

Good list man. Also lol @ the Crazy people. You guys should like, play together,

Posted by Video_Game_King
@Mesoian: 
 
Is it wrong that whenever I hear those notes, I immediately think Metroid?
Posted by Chaoskiller2000
@Mesoian:  The only reason I did not give it to either of those games is the fact that they are both rehashes they are the same games that were released in 2009 except with a few more things added in, so I did not want to reward them for something like that. If they were full blown sequels it would have been a much different story.
Edited by Mesoian
@Chaoskiller2000: So you didn't want to reward the fighting games which ironed out problems and added new features....but you wanted to reward the fighting game that is fundimentally broken. 
 
...kay.
 
Posted by Chaoskiller2000
@Mesoian:  I would like to know how its broken? It is not a traditional fighter but I already said that. There is no problem with that game as a non traditional fighter. If you look at it as a fighter like street fighter then yes then there is a problem. I don't think adding new features and selling it for $40 is acceptable now a days as to what they did really could have been an $20-$25 DLC for people who owned the first one but they just really wanted to cash in some more. I feel the same about Blaz Blue and I love that game.
Posted by ESREVER
@Chaoskiller2000: Why do you feel that way about BlazBlue? Continuum Shift added LOADS of new features that differ from Calamity Trigger. A tutorial system that actually is valuable and works for new players to the fighting genre. A continuation on the story from the previous game. Legion mode, a great online, and fun new characters that actually add something to the game, rather than being rehashes of other characters on the roster. 
I don't get why people referred to it as an expansion, when it felt more like a sequel compared to other "sequels." 
 
As for your list, I want to read it, but everything is in bold, and I'm having difficulties differentiating from category and winners. My eyes just kinda glaze over :(
Posted by themangalist

Having Arcania Gothic 4 as THE surprisingly good game of the year had me stop reading whatever was after it. Simply put, im sorry to say, it's just not.

Posted by Chaoskiller2000
@ESREVER:  Yeah idk I heard so many people say that it was just a rehash with a few more characters and a mode added in so I guess I never properly checked it out maybe I will have to one day. As for it being in bold this list did not like being copy and pasted from word and would not let me unbold certain parts idk very strange wish I could fix it.
Posted by Chaoskiller2000
@themangalist:  Hey I was surprised by how fun it was after getting through the beginning part. Most of the games I played this year I KNEW  would be good but this one for whatever reason I liked and was surprised by hint the name. If you did not like it oh well this is just my opinion anyways.
Posted by ESREVER
@Chaoskiller2000: Oh ok, yea I've had that problem too. The text editor is a little weird when it comes to copy and pasting things. 
But yea, definitely give Continuum Shift a shot. It's a huge improvement on the original. The story mode is much more appealing because you don't have to lose all the battles to get 100% and the gag endings are a riot! Among other things make it a great addition to the series, and I look forward to the third.
Posted by davidwitten22

If you honestly think Starcraft 2 feels "just like" Starcraft 1, then you've clearly not played much of either.

Posted by BibleDoctor
@Chaoskiller2000 said:
"Arcania Gothic 4:"
Wat.
Posted by Mesoian
@Chaoskiller2000 said:
" @Mesoian:  I would like to know how its broken? It is not a traditional fighter but I already said that. There is no problem with that game as a non traditional fighter. If you look at it as a fighter like street fighter then yes then there is a problem. I don't think adding new features and selling it for $40 is acceptable now a days as to what they did really could have been an $20-$25 DLC for people who owned the first one but they just really wanted to cash in some more. I feel the same about Blaz Blue and I love that game. "
Without going into too much detail since I've made a more detailed list in my review, it is a fighting game where you never fight. Because the lack of safety and priority for normal punches, things like basic combos are so unsafe, that if you are doing them, you are comitting suicide. The only way to play to win in that game is to simply jump straife around your enemy and spam jutsus and assists. Therefore, it is a fighting game where you never actually fight, and if you attempt to fight, you automatically lose. 
 
But that's just what's fundimentally wrong with it. If you want specific examples, Kiba + Chiyo + Sage naruto = Win 100% of the time. That combination cannot be beaten. There are a number of other cheap or unbeatable combos, but try working with that one for a while to see just how poor the fighitng system is in this game. 
 
It's sad, I went to shishi-rendan (a naruto fighting game website) to see if anyone had found any silver lining for the game or if any patches or fixes had been announced. What I found was a japanese event where the developers of the game played 100 matches online in order to show how the game "Should" be played. In their first matches, they were soundly stomped anytime they tried chakra dashing or using normal punches. It wasn't until they switched to Kazuko and started spamming his justsu over and over that they started to win. But most of the videos are spent yelling at the tv and at each other (and sometimes voice chat people screaming at them) as they keep getting caught in throw loops, Dodging assist fireballs until time runs out, or flail wildly in attempts to build meter so they can use an awakening, having hte other person simply run away form the awakening, then start the whole thing over again. This is a game who's fighting system is so bad, even it's developers don't know what to do with it.
 
It's very very pretty. But it is a terrible fighting game.
Posted by Xshinobi

I wouldn't say that AC's MP is a new idea. Seeing as the Ship and Blood Good Time did it already and really well. 

Posted by Chaoskiller2000
@Mesoian:  ok yeah you have thought about this way more then I have, I think there is one thing that we can get out of this and that's there really was not many good fighting games this year