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#1 Posted by kishinfoulux (3263 posts) -

Everyone forgot this game exists apparently. Game was amazing, interesting and fresh. Totally deserves to, at least, be in consideration for it but I doubt it'll even get any love anywhere. :-(

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#2 Posted by Legend (2717 posts) -

GOTY? Nah.

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#4 Posted by Dogma (1010 posts) -

It is on my personal top five, or even top three list. I really liked that game.

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#5 Posted by djames216 (489 posts) -

Ghost Trick is a great game and is on my personal top ten for 2011.

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#6 Posted by Winternet (8399 posts) -

Best DS-only game of 2011.

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#7 Posted by Cloudenvy (5893 posts) -

But what if I disagree? D:

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#8 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

Ah, Ghost Trick. The least obscure obscure-game this year. Where's the El Shaddai love? I feel as though I'm the only person talking about it, and it saddens me that I've only convinced two people to play the damn thing.

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#9 Posted by ssj4raditz (1156 posts) -

I don't play portables anymore, and that makes me kinda sad that I missed this game.

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#10 Posted by linkster7 (1278 posts) -

That was this year? Totally forgot about that. I loved that game, probably my NDS GOTY.

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#11 Posted by AlexW00d (7510 posts) -

Nope.

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#12 Posted by Zippedbinders (1182 posts) -

Yeah, its in my top three overall. As far as stories go, its probably the best game I've played all year.

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#13 Posted by mutha3 (5051 posts) -

Nah. Its gorgeous, but the backhalf of the plot just falls apart and the "ghost trick" mechanic doesn't get utilized well enough for it to not get repetitive.

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#14 Posted by Ghostiet (5832 posts) -

Oh yeah, I completely forgot about that game. 2011 sucks, making a top 10 is impossible.

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#15 Posted by BeachThunder (14650 posts) -

@ssj4raditz said:

I don't play portables anymore, and that makes me kinda sad that I missed this game.

Borrow someone's DS. This is definitely worth playing :o

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#16 Posted by Joker369 (979 posts) -

Best portable game of the year and in my top five

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#17 Posted by Still_I_Cry (2521 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

But what if I disagree? D:

You cannot.

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#18 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2539 posts) -

It was pretty good but Bastion is the best game I've played this year.

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#19 Posted by Commisar123 (1955 posts) -

Reminder: Dead Space 2 came out this year (IRONY!)

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#20 Posted by Canteu (2968 posts) -

Radiant Historia is actually the best DS game of 2011. One of the best RPG's of the last 10 years in fact.

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#21 Edited by SlightConfuse (3996 posts) -

Ghost trick was a great game but radaint histroa was great as well. a lot fo good games in the first half of 2011 i plan on getting El shadai for christmans becasue that game looked awesome.

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#22 Posted by Codeacious (957 posts) -
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#23 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1263 posts) -

The only thing I'm really good at is remembering Ghost Trick came out this year.

There really isn't much else in life!

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#25 Posted by ichthy (1189 posts) -

Missile should get best new character of the year.

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#26 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

@Canteu said:

Radiant Historia is actually the best DS game of 2011. One of the best RPG's of the last 10 years in fact.

not really.

but yeah ghost trick is on my list

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#27 Posted by Canteu (2968 posts) -

@Animasta: Yes really. Crazy right?

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#28 Posted by MysteriousBob (6262 posts) -

Fantastic game, but not GOTY. Bastion, Arkham City and Skyrim are my personal choices.

Its probably the DS GOTY, I'll give it that.

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#29 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

Dude I should totally get that, thanks for reminding me!

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#30 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

@Canteu said:

@Animasta: Yes really. Crazy right?

I don't think so, the gameplay got super boring halfway through, they didn't do enough with the time mechanic, the end game was kinda dumb...

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#31 Posted by Canteu (2968 posts) -

@Animasta: You are entitled to your wrong opinion :)

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#32 Posted by FlyingRat (1454 posts) -

There's no way Giant Bomb is gonna give it GOTY. But i think it might be my personal one.

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#33 Posted by jjnen (680 posts) -

@Winternet said:

Best DS-only game of 2011.

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#34 Posted by Mikemcn (8215 posts) -

Nah

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#35 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5919 posts) -
@Animasta said:

@Canteu said:

Radiant Historia is actually the best DS game of 2011. One of the best RPG's of the last 10 years in fact.

not really.


Yeah, Radiant Historia was extremely disappointing.
 
Ghost Trick is most definitely in my top 5, but it's not my GOTY, nor is the best portable game of the year.
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#36 Posted by mutha3 (5051 posts) -
@Canteu said:

Radiant Historia is actually the best DS game of 2011. One of the best RPG's of the last 10 years in fact.

This man knows what he's talking about.
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#37 Posted by Mutley (351 posts) -

Ghost Trick was fantastic but I don't think it deserves goty.

Just because its a fresh of breath air and original, which is great and all, doesn't really mean it should be GOTY.

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#38 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

I would also like to remind people Okamiden came out this year.

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#39 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (2120 posts) -

It was pretty great. That ending totally got me.

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#40 Posted by kishinfoulux (3263 posts) -

@Commisar123 said:

Reminder: Dead Space 2 came out this year (IRONY!)

I honestly thought that was last year until the guys mentioned it on the Podcast.

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#41 Posted by kishinfoulux (3263 posts) -

@isnipeyoudie said:

GOTY? No. GOTY for DS? Maybe, but don't forget about Radiant Historia!

I REALLY need to play that. Keeps slipping my mind though.

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#42 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14778 posts) -

Ghost Trick certainly deserves recognition, and will get it on my GOTY list. Probably not top 5, but top 10 easily. It's a pretty great game, although I did find the ending to be extremely sappy. You was the kitty cat all along!!!!! Also everything you did kind of doesn't matter.

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#43 Posted by BisonHero (10631 posts) -

@RedDragon123 said:

Just because its a fresh of breath air and original, which is great and all, doesn't really mean it should be GOTY.

Shouldn't it, though? Isn't that exactly why games like Portal win a lot of GotY awards?

For a game to be nominated for game of the year, I think there has to be SOME argument that the game is a breath of fresh air and original. So for example, I don't see any validity in nominating Killzone 3, Modern Warfare 3, Uncharted 3, Forza 4, or Assassin's Creed: Revelations, when all of those are basically the same as the previous game, only with minor incremental improvements.

So sure, there may be other games this year that were also original that deserve GotY awards more, but I wish that Ghost Trick would at least come up in discussions of games that are worth considering, even if it ultimately doesn't make the cut for anything besides Nintendo DS GotY.