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Posted by m16mojo2

yay

Posted by RRWcomicsboy

Finally!

Posted by Pokalapoketl

#TeamBrad

Edited by KillerBomb

Wrex.

Posted by deano546

I think #TeamBrad should be disbanded, after his questionable choice for GOTY.

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Posted by buckybit

Brad pulled a Brad list.

Posted by Ghostiet

ME3? Yuck. Just yuck.

Posted by VoshiNova

Is Minerva's Den his #1?

'Cause I think Liar of the Shadow Broker is the better add-on.

Edited by InvaderSkooj

Very good video Brad, a nice ending there going into your logic behind your final choice. My top 3 final games are pretty much the same as yours but just rearranged.

Posted by MildMolasses

Frog Fractions has popped up on 3 different lists today. How is this first time I'm hearing any mention of it?

Posted by Barrabas

@MildMolasses: Because it's impossible to talk about that game without spoiling why it's special. It's a free browser game, just go and try it.

Posted by cinemandrew

Hello lens flare.

Posted by Cogzwell

Maddening twists to this one! Not bad though, I can sympathize with your choices here Brad.

Posted by probablytuna

Damn it, I'm skipping a large chunk of Day One Recap because of the Mass Effect 3 Leviathan DLC stuff at the end. Thanks Brad!

Posted by jimmyfenix

Frog Fractions GOTY

Posted by BeachThunder

ok, I need an explanation, what really is the appeal of Frog Fractions
 
I played about 5 minutes, failed and couldn't be bothered continuing; so I watched a playthrough - Is there that much appeal to a bunch of non-sequiturs and educational software nostalgia pandering (?)

Posted by DeathbyYeti

I still dont get Mark of the Ninja love

Posted by Darro

Thumbs up on Dust: An Elysian Tail and Asura's Wrath showing up here because those games definitely won't be showing up in a lot of other people's lists. They will be on mine! Never heard of Frog Fractions myself!

Posted by sub_o
Posted by Lyfeforce

While I don't agree with his number one choice, I've gotta give it up to Brad for making the thought behind it clear as day. Good show, Brad.

Edited by schattenwolf86

I do like his rational for his #1 pick. Great job defending your argument and I did like your analogy to The Return of the King and winning best picture.

Posted by hollitz

Fuck you Brad. Getting me to play a goddamn Flash game.

And I'm usually on Brad's side for the final GOTY argument (even last year when I wanted SR3 to win but knew that Skyrim should), but I think this year I think I'm going to have to jump ship if it's more Mass Effect 3 discussion. I rarely agree with Jeff when it comes to story in games, but I think he summed up exactly what didn't work with ME3's.

Fuuuuuuuuuuuck. I hate and love GB GOTY so goddamn much.

Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

Oh snap that number 1! Never seen that coming.

Posted by amp_1986

Interesting list. I'm kind of surprised that Halo 4 didn't make his list considering the way he talked about it on the podcast when it came out.

Edited by abdo

@BeachThunder said:

ok, I need an explanation, what really is the appeal of Frog Fractions? I played about 5 minutes, failed and couldn't be bothered continuing; so I watched a playthrough - Is there that much appeal to a bunch of non-sequiturs and educational software nostalgia pandering (?)

Brad said something about "going deeper", it's a clue.

Edit: didn't read your comment properly, so ignore what I said. But yeah, it's pretty great what they did with that game.

Posted by MikeW1980UK

Frog Fractions Wins Giant Bombs 2012 award for Most Over-Rated Game.

Posted by billyhoush

Brad finally convinced me to buy Asura's Wrath.

Posted by Mister_Snig

I will vehemently disagree with Brad about ME3 being game of the year, but I can understand his LOTR argument.

Posted by NuclearMusic

Mass Effect 3? wat

Posted by bvilleneuve

Frog Fractions is easily one of my favorite games of this year. It's a good example of what games can be aside from a series of objective markers and dude-shootin'. I know some people don't like it or whatever but it's an incredible, unique experience.

Posted by Dtat

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by DexterKid

Good job Brad for going with your heart rather than the internet bandwagon.

Posted by amiga1200

I am an enormous Mass Effect fan, meaning I bought ME3 and the first DLC day of release. I liked it but thought many aspects were inferior to ME2. Now gonna have to try and get the trilogy cheap on Steam and play a whole new PC run sometime, just as soon as I can get all the ME3 DLC in place for a reasonable price.

So frustrating.

Posted by Iodine

@VoshiNova said:

Is Minerva's Den his #1?

'Cause I think Liar of the Shadow Broker is the better add-on.

Oh man yes yes yes lets do this again

Posted by beard_of_zeus

@MildMolasses said:

Frog Fractions has popped up on 3 different lists today. How is this first time I'm hearing any mention of it?

I thought it was just me that was ignorant. I've heard nothing of this game until now.

Posted by hollitz

Oh God, guys go play fucking frog fractions. It's the Saints Row the Third of games about frogs.

Posted by schattenwolf86

@amiga1200 said:

I am an enormous Mass Effect fan, meaning I bought ME3 and the first DLC day of release. I liked it but thought many aspects were inferior to ME2. Now gonna have to try and get the trilogy cheap on Steam and play a whole new PC run sometime, just as soon as I can get all the ME3 DLC in place for a reasonable price.

So frustrating.

ME3 isn't on Steam. Origin only...for now (maybe if they do a definitive version like with Crysis 2 and how that's on Steam)

Posted by Blimble

I was really surprised at his number one, especially after the last podcast, but he does a decent job a justifying it with the return of the king analogy

Posted by xMEGADETHxSLY
Posted by Abendlaender

Frog Fractions? Why have I never heard about that game?

Nice list Brad, seems pretty diverse. Also: OPINIONS people

Posted by Draxyle

@Lyfeforce said:

While I don't agree with his number one choice, I've gotta give it up to Brad for making the thought behind it clear as day. Good show, Brad.

@schattenwolf86 said:

I do like his rational for his #1 pick. Great job defending your argument and I did like your analogy to The Return of the King and winning best picture.

Likewise. It seems crazy to give that a top slot, but I can't fault his logic. What it comes down to is what Brad experienced; missteps and bad business practices aside.

A fairly well rounded list overall. I really need to play Asura's Wrath someday.

Posted by beard_of_zeus

@Blimble said:

I was really surprised at his number one, especially after the last podcast, but he does a decent job a justifying it with the return of the king analogy

@schattenwolf86 said:

I do like his rational for his #1 pick. Great job defending your argument and I did like your analogy to The Return of the King and winning best picture.

Yup, I give him props for his argument. Gotta go with your heart!

Posted by beard_of_zeus

Glad to see Asura's Wrath and Dust on here, I think the only other place they will probably show up is Patrick's top 10. Both awesome games in their own way.

Posted by Miketakon

I loved the variety of Brad's list. I also dug his justification of ME3.

Posted by csl316

I believe in Brad. And hell, I would've given vanilla ME3 game of the year so I support him wholeheartedly.

Edited by alibson

If you agree with Mass Effect in first place then you're not allowed to complain about any piece of DLC, preorder content or chopped up games ever again.

Posted by amiga1200

@schattenwolf86:

Dammit, I forgot about that. EA, bringing the joy once again...

Posted by Beb

I respect Brad's choice for his personal GOTY. Too bad EA and Bioware burned most of the fans at release. The lesson I learned was to stop buying Bioware's games until they hit the bargain bin. Wish I could have experienced ME3 as Brad did.

Posted by Bistromath

Leviathong.

Posted by simkas

@alibson said:

If you agree with Mass Effect in first place then you're not allowed to complain about any piece of DLC or preorder content ever again.

I don't see how liking the content of a DLC has anything to do with whether you agree or not with its pricing and sale model.