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Mornin '12
Okay, folks, starting to compile the top candidates for our Game of the Year feature. As you may have noticed that we have posted our Game of the Year - People's Choice voting poll yesterday, so please vote for what you think was the best game in 2012.

Currently Far Cry 3 is in the lead, followed by Mass Effect 3, Assassin's Creed 3 and Borderlands 2.

Funny, we continually complain how shooters are flooding the market and how we'd like to see something different. Well, there are different games in the poll - games that are actually good and not shooters. And, waddya know, the top 4 games in the poll are first-person shooters.

We're so full of bullshit, aren't we?

Personally, I voted for XCOM. Hm, or was it Diablo 3? Nope, definitely XCOM.

What did you guys vote for and why?

p.s. Just continuing the thread from yesterday.

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Reader Comments
Dick_Swet Dec 07 2012, 07:15 am EST
Wow, FC3... Fucked up.
I voted for FTL.
AAA games disappointed this year. I enjoyed Borderlands 2 with friends. It's very very fun in co-op, but it still blows in solo-mode. Only other worth mentioning is XCOM.
Also, props to Torchlight 2, Botanicula, Legend of Grimrock and Hotline Miami. I'm still to try some more indie games, I'm sure they will be fun.
And "FUCK YOU" to Diablo 3. Such a waste of money.

edit; Oh yeah, and Orcs Must Die 2. I'm playing it right now. Good stuff.
Vader [STAFF] Dec 07 2012, 07:17 am EST
Well, a lot of things are a waste of money. Don't think Diablo 3 is the worst case in this instance. When it comes to wasting money, I'm thinking more about Resident Evil 6.
im_stardust Dec 07 2012, 07:45 am EST
What bunch of retarded cunts voted for Far Cry 3 anyway?

Playing a teenager, who suddenly is an expert in guerrilla warfare and needs to depopulate the area of wildlife, so he can craft weapons to kill people. And while he does this, he brakes his right hand and it's thumb 3085763 times, jumping over one meter ledges.

Is this your Goty? Get the fuck outta here...
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im_stardust Dec 07 2012, 07:51 am EST
In Assassin's Creed III, amongst many other things, your character finally moves properly in shallow waters and dense snow. That's a fucking 10+ for me right there.
tei187 Dec 07 2012, 08:01 am EST
X-COM, playing it was one of the few moments when I wasn't constantly bitching about something. I don't think I was bitching at anything while playing X-COM. It was lovely, enjoyed it almost as much as the classic.

Though... I haven't played Hitman yet...
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Hamsterkill Dec 07 2012, 08:08 am EST
I was going to vote for XCOM, but then I remembered that the The Secret World was the game that held my continuous interest the longest of any game this year. XCOM close second.
RenegadeCZ Dec 07 2012, 08:20 am EST
Mass Effect 3, most definitely. There were some very good games this year, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3 and I'm enjoying the new Hitman very very much right now. But for me, no game will be remembered as much as ME3. It music moves me just as much as Morrowind's score, which is quite unusual, since Morrowind is the beloved game of my childhood and its main theme still brings a tear to my eye.

Biggest disappointment? Dishonored. The only thing it didn't suck in was the graphic style.
Morkrul Dec 07 2012, 09:11 am EST
i don't know, i'm catching up with releases right now (just finished this semester, now i'm just waiting for results and taking next semester courses)....

so no opinion here
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Doomsday. Dec 07 2012, 09:28 am EST
FesterSilently Dec 07 2012, 10:27 am EST

Okay, so:

- Torchlight 2 (very handily) blew away my sadness from Diablo 3,
- Far Cry 3 is exceeding all my expectations (and making me realize I finally need to upgrade my GPU)
- XCom has brought me kicking, screaming and SMILING back into the fold of turn-based strategy,
- Dishonored really took me by (pleasant!) surprise,and
- Borderlands 2 is an ongoing BLAST, but

Really? The Walking Dead is the only game that moved me to tears, multiple times throughout its "episodes". It's more than a game - it is truly an experience to be savored and remembered.

It should, at the very least, garner Game of the Year.
  Cheddar: I agree. I was at a loss what to vote for, until I no…
Reikhardt Dec 07 2012, 12:18 pm EST

Borderlands 2.
Terminator Dec 07 2012, 12:28 pm EST
Dishonored gets my vote. Mass Effect 3 is good....until the final 10 mins. Then it comes crashing down!
touretul Dec 08 2012, 01:42 am EST
Dishonored for me, as I didn't play anything else. If Prepare to Die would have been in the list, I wouldn't have know which one to choose.
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Dorel Dec 08 2012, 04:50 am EST
Yeah XCOM gets my vote. It should have been ME3 but they really pissed me off with that ending BS.
p.s. far cry and crysis were always about reminding you that you have a shitty computer and you need an upgrade. Supporting the CPU &GPU industry since whatever.
F*** that sh*t you can make good games without eye candy graphics.
Cheddar Dec 08 2012, 10:23 pm EST
Honestly, I also sort of want to vote for XCOM... but great core gameplay aside, the story-aspect of the game, while okay, is really a little too far beneath the typical standard to which I normally hold a Game of the Year.

Fuck it, I'm voting The Walking Dead series.
adeel_fastian Dec 12 2012, 12:39 am EST
Mass Effect 3 GOTY for me.


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