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Posted by vegoku

so exciting!

Posted by farmboy400

it begins

Posted by PhilipDuck

Yay!

Posted by Atwa

DROP A BOMB ON IT

Posted by benson

FREE ZODIAC MF

Posted by KevinWalsh

#10! hahaha awesome

Posted by Evelgest

I love the intro. Great job, guys.

Posted by leftzero101

Damn thought portal 2 was going to be his choice.

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Posted by Animasta

I PLAYED SAINTS ROW RYAN STOP TELLING ME TO

Posted by Little_Socrates

@leftzero101 said:

Damn thought portal 2 was going to be his choice.

I really did too. Kind of shocked that it's Saints, really. I mean, I prefer Saints too, so I guess that's fine by me!

Also, more FMV = greatness. Hoping the weirdness of GOTY continues into the upcoming days.

Posted by AlexanderSheen

@Animasta said:

I PLAYED SAINTS ROW RYAN STOP TELLING ME TO

*whisper* You should play Saints Row The Third again.

Posted by Jolt92

I love these videos. And the list was awesome too!

Posted by Marino

Well, I'm 1 for 1 on my guesses. Not that this one was very difficult.

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Posted by jakob187

No Skyrim OR Bastion? That was a surprise.

Posted by djames216

@Little_Socrates said:

@leftzero101 said:

Damn thought portal 2 was going to be his choice.

I really did too. Kind of shocked that it's Saints, really. I mean, I prefer Saints too, so I guess that's fine by me!

Also, more FMV = greatness. Hoping the weirdness of GOTY continues into the upcoming days.

Yeh I hoped he was gonna pick Portal 2 too, so damn close. So I'm already out of the running as someone who picks all the correct answers for their top personal picks of the year. Oh well.

Posted by TheDudeOfGaming

I may have missed it because i skimmed through the video... but um...was Skyrim not on this list?

Posted by Flappy

NUMERO OCHO!

Posted by JohnDudebro

CALLED IT, MOTHERFUCKERS

Posted by Thiemen

WHERE´S SKYRIM

Posted by Falk

I haven't played a single game on this list!

Posted by Delta_Ass

He used to have Skyrim on his list, but then he took an arrow in the knee...

Posted by DeathbyYeti

@TheDudeOfGaming: it is Ryan's list but i agree that Skyrim shouldnt be a top 10 of this year

Posted by Sless

Really glad to see LA Noire getting some love. The game came out to pretty good reviews, but then had that really harsh gamer backlash swing that happens to pretty much every game, and I was afraid it would get drowned in that and being released early in the year. A far from perfect game, but it tells one of the most mature and adult stories in any game out there.

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@Delta_Ass said:

He used to have Skyrim on his list, but then he took an arrow in the knee...
Posted by phrosnite

I knew it, no skyrim :) Saint's Row rules!

Posted by djames216

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

I may have missed it because i skimmed through the video... but um...was Skyrim not on this list?

@Thiemen said:

WHERE´S SKYRIM

Bear in mind that these are personal favourite top tens, plus maybe Ryan hasn't played enough of it (or any at all?) to make his own judgement on it.

Posted by dablemont

Pretty awesome presentation guys! It was also very refreshing seeing somewhat different choices than I thought would make it to Ryan's top 10.

Posted by vikingdeath1

badonkadonk

Posted by C0V3RT

No Disneyland Kinect? WTF? WHAT OTHER GAME ALLOWS YOU TO HUG EVERY LAST ONE OF THE DISNEY PRINCESS'?

Posted by Silver-Streak

Oh man. This years top 10 production is TOP OF THE LINE. Vinny and Drew, you outdid yourself. Congratulations to you, Gentlemen.

Posted by ghostNPC

Excellent editing Vinny.

Posted by LordLOC

Glad to see Trench...er Iron Brigade made Ryna's list. I love the game (though not my GotY) and while I love it on my 360, I can't wait to play it on my PC. Come on Double Fine, release it already, we know it's coming!

Also, YEEEHAW!

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Posted by IshimuraD

If the rest of the GOTY videos follow this format/theme, this is going to be amazing.

Totally agree about Saints Row though, it's fucking awesome.

Posted by Nottle

Good to see some not so obvious things like You don't know Jack. That makes things interesting. Also some Saints Row Love. Awesome.

Posted by JoeyRavn

No Skyrim? Weird. But I'm relieved to see no Bastion here, at least. Yeah, I fucking hate that game.

Posted by MeatSim

The Gunstringer is why we have such an amazing GOTY theme this year so good that it made somebodies list.

Posted by steelknight2000

@Delta_Ass said:

He used to have Skyrim on his list, but then he took an arrow in the knee...

The next person who says that gets an arrow in the fucking face.

Posted by gbrading

Is Ryan telling me I should play Saints Row The Third?

Posted by NoelVeiga

I don't have any problems with Ryan's choices or his taste or whatever, but there's this one thing about the praise for Saints Row 3 that raises some questions to me.

Isn't it the equivalent of giving a best picture Oscar to, say, Young Frankenstein or Airplane? I mean, I can imagine people who enjoyed those films the most in the years they came out, but those same people, if asked about a "film of the year" might not want to go there first...

Not that comedies can't be the best film (or game) of the year, by the way. It's just that SR3's all-but-the-kitchen-sink farce is very specific on a different level than Portal 2's wit or Uncharted's action-comedy. It is literally a gag reel.

Again, fully respect Ryan's choices, not questioning that, just wondering about this aspect of it.

Edited by Make_Me_Mad

So the Top 10 videos are already off to an incredible start. Love the list, as well. Can't wait to hear the debates!

@NoelVeiga: Personally, I can completely understand Saints Row making Game of the Year. It seems awfully one-note from the outside, but it's an incredibly well done game from just about all angles. The humor and the mood are almost undeniably the main draw- and I feel it can't be overstated that I fully want to play the game 6 times through, just so that I can hear the individual dialogue for the different character voices you can select. It says quite a bit that I've done so three times now, and the gameplay is well designed enough that I can't see myself getting bored of knocking out Luchadores and off-brand S.H.I.E.L.D. agents any time soon.

Another thing to note is that despite the series starting out being called, and not entirely without warrant, a ripoff of Grand Theft Auto, it has now evolved and gone to such heights that it essentially makes the GTA games obsolete, in the same way Bayonetta made the Devil May Cry series an afterthought in the world of third person action. Saints Row has fully come out of the shadow of Rockstar's series, and the praise is, in my mind, completely deserved.

Posted by LiK

Great list Ryan

Posted by Ezkilla

No skyrim O_O still got to agree saints row 3 was awesome :D

Posted by Ezkilla

No skyrim O_O still got to agree saints row 3 was awesome :D

Posted by probablytuna

Kinda surprised that there's no Skyrim, but the list also feels rather refreshing because of that.

Posted by DrLove

@NoelVeiga said:

I don't have any problems with Ryan's choices or his taste or whatever, but there's this one thing about the praise for Saints Row 3 that raises some questions to me.

Isn't it the equivalent of giving a best picture Oscar to, say, Young Frankenstein or Airplane? I mean, I can imagine people who enjoyed those films the most in the years they came out, but those same people, if asked about a "film of the year" might not want to go there first...

Not that comedies can't be the best film (or game) of the year, by the way. It's just that SR3's all-but-the-kitchen-sink farce is very specific on a different level than Portal 2's wit or Uncharted's action-comedy. It is literally a gag reel.

Again, fully respect Ryan's choices, not questioning that, just wondering about this aspect of it.

ya, its tough. on the one hand this is a site.. "about video games" were they review and give star ratings. for a game like saints to be goty and other AAA games getting beaten out by You dont know jack and the gunstringer makes it hard to take this list seriously. so maybe we shouldnt take it seriously. its ryan's list so thats that i guess..

Posted by TehJedicake

I LOVE YOU VINNY AND DREW!!!

Posted by NoelVeiga

@DrLove said:

@NoelVeiga said:

I don't have any problems with Ryan's choices or his taste or whatever, but there's this one thing about the praise for Saints Row 3 that raises some questions to me.

Isn't it the equivalent of giving a best picture Oscar to, say, Young Frankenstein or Airplane? I mean, I can imagine people who enjoyed those films the most in the years they came out, but those same people, if asked about a "film of the year" might not want to go there first...

Not that comedies can't be the best film (or game) of the year, by the way. It's just that SR3's all-but-the-kitchen-sink farce is very specific on a different level than Portal 2's wit or Uncharted's action-comedy. It is literally a gag reel.

Again, fully respect Ryan's choices, not questioning that, just wondering about this aspect of it.

ya, its tough. on the one hand this is a site.. "about video games" were they review and give star ratings. for a game like saints to be goty and other AAA games getting beaten out by You dont know jack and the gunstringer makes it hard to take this list seriously. so maybe we shouldnt take it seriously. its ryan's list so thats that i guess..

Oh, yeah, but somehow to me You Don't Know Jack and Gunstringer sort of fit better because the thing about SR3 is that... well, it IS a triple A game in the vein of all the other big open world action games. They just sort of chose to make it a farcical comedy rather than an action adventure or a crime drama. Which is a genius move, granted, and makes for a really funny game, but again, I keep going back and comparing it to Mel Brooks fare rather than Best Picture nominees. Those other games are maybe the weird indie arthouse darling that isn't trying to do so much or doesn't have so many resources, but they pull off what they're going for really well.

But yeah, like you say, it's Ryan's list. We can revisit when inevitably Skyrim and Saints Row end up being numbers one and two for GOTY :)

Posted by Vorbis

Great list, some really good games that are being forgotten about elsewhere.

Also, yeah, SR3 was a blast.

Posted by csl316

Nice, I got 100% in both Rayman and Mario, so good to see them get some props.