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#1 Edited by flaminghobo (4779 posts) -

Shadow of Mordor, for me, is probably the most over-praised title to release this year. The game's core mechanics are refined but highly derivative, save for the Nemesis System, and it doesn't have a compelling story or set of characters with which to keep me engaged with it (which is crazy given the game is set in Middle FUCKING Earth.) I didn't get a tonne out of the Nemesis System either but there's definitely room for potential growth there. All in all, by no means bad, just not Game of the Year material, personally speaking.

Also, where the hell have the awards and praise been for The Wolf Among Us? I feel like I'm one of a few who seriously dug it, this year.

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#2 Posted by flaminghobo (4779 posts) -

I'm well aware of the rumours and speculation that Sony has funded the development costs of Street Fighter V but has anyone found any solid proof of this?

With regards to SF V's exclusivity, it's a shame from a gamer's perspective but at least there will be a PC version. I would probably do the same thing in Capcom's shoes given their primary audiences, competition, and financial straits. I just hope Capcom can pull back and return to their glory days. DmC: Devil May Cry was fantastic but it's the first good/great Capcom title I've played in years aside from Street Fighter.

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#3 Edited by flaminghobo (4779 posts) -

If only I could list as many reasons as to why you should read my GOTY list in particular. I wouldn't be spending as much time on an internet forum posting about it then, I suppose.

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#4 Posted by flaminghobo (4779 posts) -

Your experience will definitely be enhanced if you've played the previous games but it won't be ruined if you haven't.

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#5 Posted by flaminghobo (4779 posts) -

@mystyr_e said:

that's easy. Rage.

Graphically gorgeous (pop-in aside) but no memorable characters, quests were dull and had you backtrack through areas for different reasons (like Dragon Age 2 oddly enough), world was small, you fight a 8 story beast at one point cause sure and the ending was atrocious

I was going to chime in with an obvious 'Destiny' comment but I think Rage hits the nail on the head more than any game I can think of.

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#6 Posted by flaminghobo (4779 posts) -

@phoenix6153: It ultimately depends on how much you love the Alien franchise and how patient you are. The game's atmosphere is fantastic and could be described as similar to BioShock but I personally found it to be a chore to play at times. With that said, it's the scariest game I've played this year.

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#7 Posted by flaminghobo (4779 posts) -
  • Dungeon Keeper 3 - Whilst it doesn't look like this will be happening any time soon, thanks to EA's murdering of the franchise through Dungeon Keeper Mobile, I still hold out hope. In the meantime I'll be playing War for the Overworld when it's finished.
  • Aliens vs Predator 2-2 - Monolith's Aliens Versus Predator 2 is superior to both of Rebellion's titles. Give me some more from Monolith!
  • Fallout 4 - Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas have eaten up more hours of my life than I would care to admit. Enough with the Elder Scrolls! Get me back in the irradiated future!
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - This series has a fantastic universe that is (un)dying to be explored in another game! Bring it back!
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#8 Posted by flaminghobo (4779 posts) -

I qualify for all the 'preferred qualifications' but I fear I couldn't code to save my life! Good luck to all the duders applying!

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#9 Posted by flaminghobo (4779 posts) -

I think this might just convince me to start playing the Uncharted franchise. God bless you, Naughty Dog.

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#10 Posted by flaminghobo (4779 posts) -

I was disappointed to see the dumbing down of the tactical slots from DA:O too and noticed that the A.I. weren't particularly great at handling particular situations and/or abilities when left to their own devices. I loved the micro-management from the previous titles but felt that it was more out of countering inconvenient A.I. rather than necessary tactics.