GOTY 2012

Well, here we are again. I look forward to GiantBomb's game of the year stuff more than I should: I listened to all five deliberation bombcasts from last year recently, and the mature viewpoints, counterbalanced by the raw humour always make valuable listening. The guys really lend a weight to videogames as a medium, leaving no stone unturned in their critique, but also embrace a wild and joyous celebration of videogames that is hard to find these days. If there is such a thing as restrained abandon, the bombcast has it.

This is my list for 2012, and as in previous years, it's PS3-heavy, because that's my console of choice and my PC is very old now and I can't afford to replace it - Civ 5 was the first game that made CanYouRunIt? say 'Dude, you are crazy thinking this will run here.' Maybe next year. I've nothing against the 360 personally, I just don't like the idea of paying for online in this day and age, and I've also been something of a PS loyalist over the years.

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"Cult Classic" is the perfect way to define what Binary Domain will be remembered as.

Posted by aurahack

It brings a shining beacon of hope and light to my heart to see someone love Mass Effect 3 for the right reasons. c':

S'great list, man. Makes me realise I probably should play Binary Domain.

Posted by Briggs713

I had circled back to Mass Effect 3's multiplayer last week (after finishing Omega and Leviathan). I cursed it when it came out, but much like yourself, I was pleasantly surprised. It has me hopeful the multi-player developers for ME3 will be taking the reigns for ME 4 (from what I've heard recently).

Posted by Yodasdarkside

I'm getting through Binary Domain probably deserves to be a little higher on my list tbh, but when I wrote this, I was barely at the end of chapter 2. I wonder if that game had gotten a bigger push out the door would it be doing better now? The online is almost completely barren, hardly ever see anyone on there, which is a shame, I would have liked to experience it.