GOTY 2012

A list of games that are good. They are not bad. Phew, check out this super technical vernacular I'm swinging around like a deadly weapon. Hoo boy.

The list is now finalized. I don't think any of these remaining Indie games I'm sitting on are likely to break into this top ten. Or top twenty as the case appears to be.

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7 Comments
Posted by Mento

Not counting Xenoblade Chronicles, incidentally, since that came out last year. Get over it, America.

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Posted by Video_Game_King

I've only played three games on here. That's a new record! Allow me to discuss them:

  • The Last Story: poo noises. That is all.
  • Asura's Wrath: I'm having a hard time saying this, but I'd say that part of the success behind that game was how it blended interaction and non-interaction so well. Yea, it was clearly telling you how the story folded out, but you still had some type of role to play in it. Pushing buttons, yes, but pushing buttons was important. (I must sound fucking high right now.)
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2. I should just finish my latest blog so I can finish this game and blog about it. Regardless of that, here's a preview of the FF13-2 blog.
Posted by Mento

@Video_Game_King: I think you just have it in for any avian shopkeeper. I bet you hated that store parrot in Twilight Princess too (actually, I think most people did).

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Posted by Video_Game_King

But Chocolina truly is the daughter of Chickenhead. Look at the evidence:

  • Avian merchant.
  • Always seems to know where the party is and has access to them at all times, even if this makes no sense.
  • Not human.
  • Completely insane.
Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

@Mento said:

Not counting Xenoblade Chronicles, incidentally, since that came out last year. Get over it, America.

I was on the fence about including Witcher 2 in my GOTY lists for similar reasons. Split releases like that are tricky bidness!

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Posted by Mento

@Sparky_Buzzsaw: Yep. I had already placed XC on last year's list so it didn't feel right to put it on this one. Technically, I shouldn't have included it then since I hadn't beaten it until this year, but I wanted to give it some love. But this year I don't? Capricious, like I said earlier.

I suspect it'll do okay regardless though. This year it won't have Skyrim to compete with in the RPG arena. Just... what? FFXIII-2? Dragon's Dogma? Pfft.

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Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

@Mento: I bought a copy of XC shortly after it was released, and it's still sitting in my Wii stack unopened. I plan on doin ga run on Wii games at some point in the new year, to finish up a bunch of games. We'll see.

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