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Giant Bombcast Giant Bomb's Game of the Year 2015: Day One

The gang's all here to kick off our year-end deliberations with discussions on 2015's Old Game of the Year, Best Surprise, Least Necessary HD Remaster, and Best Looking Game.

The Giant Bombcast is the world's most beloved video game podcast, and now it's available in video form.

Dec. 28 2015

Posted by: Brad

In This Episode:

Game of the Year 2015

Episode Notes:

Thanks once again to Andrew Allen for our jazzy theme music!

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Almost forgot about this delicious, ad free GOTY podcast option.

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FINALLY. why so late this year?! :(

I had all the time to listen to these over the last few days but back to work tomorrow!

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I got Syndicate at Target in the clearance bin for like 8 bucks. Am I going to find anyone to play with?

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Edited By RVDIX  Online • 

SQUARESPACE

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Next year can you make the rule where if there is a disagreement there is a Stone Cold Stunner off where everyone gives the person to the right a Stone Cold Stunner and whoever can pop back up after flipping the other guy off and jawing at him wins the argument even if they weren't one of the people who had a disagreement in the first place also this is how I mediate all of my disputes at home but since I am alone with no friends I end up losing

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Man, GOTY week then AGDQ right after? Good shit.

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Game of the year begins!! It should be a week long work holiday. :-)

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Man, The Talos Principle is the unluckiest game. Even Austin didn't remember it came out late 2014.

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I love love love!! the Deliberations!!!

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Resub to WoW + GotY + Christmas break = a good time

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Resub to WoW + GotY + Christmas break = a good time

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Let the police state begin.

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Laughing like crazy in the airport looking like a weirdo

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Bloodborne is the best game in the Souls series and that is all I have to say.

Good conversations though, looking forward to the rest of the podcasts. Except I know that Bloodborne now won't win much, which is a bummer.

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Well, my day is gone now!

Also, the fact that these guys are talking about Marvel Heroes 2015 in such a positive light makes me so incredibly happy! That game has come leaps and bounds from where they were a year ago. All of the new game modes, weekly events, raids, gear...and that's not including the new heroes, team-ups, the revamp of team-ups, almost everyone has their 52 Review completed (Deadpool is the only one left), all the unique reviews and quality-of-life done to champs...

Actually, the fact that this past year turned Marvel Heroes into a game that is not only playable but ENJOYABLE should be a larger testament to anything about Grand Theft Auto V, which continues to be (IMO) just a lackluster and uninteresting game.

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I got Syndicate at Target in the clearance bin for like 8 bucks. Am I going to find anyone to play with?

At least play the single player mode. That campaign was pretty awesome.

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Until Dawn got robbed.

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Wait.. Life Is Strange isn't even mentioned in Best Suprise?

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not even 12 minutes in and Jeff is already being hyperbolic about Syndicate.

OK, I'm ready for this.

Also, how is Hearthstone not on that list?

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God of War 3, a bad game? What?

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holidays officially started!

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No mention of The Talos Principle for best old game :(

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Yea this week will be just the best!

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YESSSS! My favorite time of year!

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Wait. Am I the only person who liked the Deadpool game?

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I'm somewhat surprised that Splatoon didn't come up during Best Surprise. It probably wouldn't have won but to not be brought up at all?

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I'm with Vinny, Guitar Hero is nowhere near (more, if at all) surpising than Rebel Galaxy or Until Dawn. Or almost any of the other games on the list.

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A minor correction: Elite: Dangerous requires you to buy the new season pass (Horizons) to land on planets. It's not free.

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WARNING: SPOILERS FOR FIRST 30-60 MINUTES OF UNDERTALE.

I'm curious why all the GB guys seem to not like the first part of Undertale. It's one of my favorite parts of the game because it so quickly lets you know what kind of game it is. The jokes are on point. Watching Toriel scowl at enemies to win battles is great. Having her walk you through the puzzles is great. The butterscotch/cinnamon pie bit is great. The game subverts your expectations with Flowey at the start and then later on with Toriel. The boss fight w/ Toriel is emotional, no matter which way you end it.

When I think of replaying Undertale, I dread going back through Hotland again, not the tutorial area.

Anywho, just my random thoughts after hearing all of them (even the ones who liked the game) say the beginning isn't that great. Do I think some of the stuff the game does later on is better? Yes. But I still think the beginning is one of my favorite tutorial areas in an RPG.

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No Life is Strange mention on Best Surprise?

GBEAST fucked up

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One thing to note, at 26:30-ish mins into the podcast, elite dangerous:horizons was claimed to be free, but it is an expansion and cost an additional 60 dollars on top of the then 60, now 15 dollars for the game.

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Jeff's counter argument to every game on the list is way too often "I don't give a shit about this game." Is it more that way this year or is it exactly the same every year and I somehow just zone it out?

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Always a bummer when you think something is so obviously one of the contenders for a category only for them to not even mention it once. Bloodborne was easily one of the best looking games this year for me, and not even a peep about it (even when Alex was listing other big games from 2015 like Fallout 4 to make sure nothing had been overlooked).

Really glad that Brad and Jason didn't let Ori go though. I would've died a little if Jeff's argument of "well yeah but the main character looked kinda lame" wasn't immediately discarded.

Super fun deliberations so far though, can't wait for the big one on day 5. For once I'm on the side of Brad's Big Filibuster (MGSV over Mario Maker, in this instance), so that should be entertaining.

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@dr_mantas: Well the BEast guys seem to love it so Im surprised it didnt even get a mention here. The only other category I can think of are Best Moment or Best Characters