I'd be surprised if Rorie had a top 5 this year and if one of them wasn't WoW.
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I love this list Alex! Leave it to a guy that is not at all wolf-like outside of the awesome drawing for the news show to give some great games their props. As a fellow zombie fan I'm very much behind Last of Us as number 1. It was hands down my favorite game this year. Rayman is also fantastic and is one of the most cheerful good times I've ever had. Thanks for all the great writing and audio/video features you've done for the internet for the past several years and for years to come.
Awesome list Bradwell. Everything looks great except Dota 2. A multiplayer only free-to-play game for GOTY? I do believe that's a first for any Giant Bomb editor ever. I feel like that game is not nearly as good without the graphical horsepower to back it up on your PC. Thanks for everything you do on the site including anime editor-ing.
Awesome list Vin-dog. Personally I liked both AC4 and Saints Row 4 more than Bioshock Infinite but that's probably because I played on hard my first time through Bioshock and had a less than stellar experience. I plan on getting around to finishing Gone Home, the framerate just isn't great on my current setup so I'm not exactly chomping at the bit for it. Thanks for all the great work this year duder.
I've said it before. When it comes to game stories Jeff is colorblind in his heart. I have a feeling we'll know more about his preference for video game narratives this year once his top ten goes live. He always strikes me as a game play first kind of guy so I can trust him in matters of defining fun or interesting mechanics but he also has a habit of brushing off some of the best stories due to his own hang ups on art styles, fictional premises, or simply a slower pace of game play design. I don't think he's wrong in his perception just slightly misguided due to years of experience and a perspective on how far games have come in the past few decades.
Great list Tricky. Makes a lot of sense considering the huge indie kick you've been on for the past year. One of my biggest regrets in 2013 is not being able to jump onto the Nintendo resurgence since I'm still lacking both a WiiU and a 3DS. You just happened to name the two games that make me want to get one of those systems. Thanks again Scoops. Keep up the good work.
A fine list this year Drew. Seems just right given what I know of your tastes. For me personally the difference between The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite came with the hard mode since that was the difficulty of my first playthroughs. Bioshock's high on my list but I disliked the bullet sponging for the harder modes and that's what decided it for me. Thanks for all your hard work during a difficult year.
1. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
2. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
3. Hajime No Ippo: Rising
4. Yowamushi Pedal
5. Attack On Titan
My snarky dark horse or "snark horse" this year is the latest Justice League animated movie. A seriously awesome adaptation for the story arc from DC comics. Biggest surprise was Yowamushi Pedal. What can I say, I'm a sucker for sports cartoons and that show was better than I thought it would be. I have some serious problems with Attack on Titan's plot machinations but even I have to admit it's still more in my wheelhouse than about 80% of the new stuff out there.