GOTY 2013

It's been a weird year for video games. A lot of really superb titles hit this year, but I had some trouble parsing out one that stood clearly above the others. This is almost never the case for me.

It was another big year for indie/smaller titles. I'm no AAA hating hippie, but it's quite obvious that the current playground for innovation and weird ideas lies in the indie space. It's also a generational launch year, which typically means we get a huge drought leading up to the console launch, followed by a cavalcade of boring/tired games that look pretty. That was pretty much the case this year, but that doesn't mean there weren't fantastic games to play. Enough jibber-jabbering! On with the list!

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Edited by ch3burashka

I don't understand the Rogue Legacy love - it's a good game, but it's just that; a good game. I personally would like to reward special or important games. An iterative but well polished game doesn't rate on my list.

Also, Saint's Row IV got NO buzz, and all of a sudden it's GOTY material? Hm...

Edited by Trilogy

@ch3burashka:

Rogue legacy a good game that can be totally appreciated enough to make it on a top 10. It's not top ten most special games. I would probably have Papers please on there if it was. I just don't like playing papers please. I don't think SR4 is goty material either, but it's top 10 material if you can appreciate dumb shit. The powers are super fun.

@ch3burashka said:

...doesn't rate on my list.

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Posted by Tireyo

The only thing that I didn't like about A Link Between Worlds was that the dungeons were too short. Other than that, it was a wonderful game.

Posted by ch3burashka

@trilogy said:

@ch3burashka:

Rogue legacy a good game that can be totally appreciated enough to make it on a top 10. It's not top ten most special games. I would probably have Papers please on there if it was. I just don't like playing papers please. I don't think SR4 is goty material either, but it's top 10 material if you can appreciate dumb shit. The powers are super fun.

@ch3burashka said:

...doesn't rate on my list.

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Lists are for dweebs.

Er...

Edited by Trilogy

Nuh uh! critiquing people's lists without making your own is for dweebs!

Posted by Trilogy
@tireyo said:

The only thing that I didn't like about A Link Between Worlds was that the dungeons were too short. Other than that, it was a wonderful game.

I really is. It was kind of a toss up for me for the number one slot. Regardless of that though, it's a blast.

Posted by natedagr811

Hey, imposter! Good GOTY list!