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2012: Game of the Year Comments
Gather around, people, for it has been another exciting year for gamers. The industry continues to move forward and as ever we are besieged by triple-A games, even though they are mostly sequels (a sad truth we have to face every year, it seems)...


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touretul Dec 24 2012, 01:17 pm EST
Far Cry!? You gotta be fuckin' kidding me. I played for 15 minutes and I've got bored. I believe I can't play FPS anymore. I'm disappointed by the graphics, and anoyed by all kinds of little things with this game.
But next year, hm, I can't decide between Metro, Total War, Bioshok and Watch Dogs.
And what the hell is Injustice Among Us?
  Vader: Christ, must I Google everything for you these days? …
touretul: Yeh, but isn't "Gods Among Us"?
Vader: What was the question again?
Ravenitrius Dec 24 2012, 01:25 pm EST
Yeah. People just vote the most recent game they played. -.-
  Vader: That's what I thought at first, but it doesn't seem t…
LostPcGamer: Funny it just came out at the end of the year so it s…
Terminator Dec 24 2012, 01:32 pm EST
Looks like Far Cry 3 is next on my list, followed by XCOM.
Vodoo Dec 24 2012, 02:22 pm EST
people shouldn't have the right to vote since all they can do is fail at it.

i agree with XCOM and Torchlight 2.
  Vader: Both great games. Both deserve recognition in my opin…
KraGeRzR Dec 24 2012, 04:04 pm EST
I have been absorbed by XCOM for the last 2 weeks. It's very broken, but so addicting.

I started Far Cry 3 recently, and it feels exactly the same as Far Cry 2, but more streamlined, and I anticipate it being more enjoyable/
  Vader: It is. The only thing I object to in FC3 is Ubiso…
KraGeRzR: Never gave that much thought... The ambiguously locat…
Cheddar: I HATED, HAAAAAAATED FC2. You won't find a bigger de…
Vader: That's just it. It is an improvement over FC2 and a o…
im_stardust Dec 24 2012, 07:34 pm EST
I don't have the energy anymore...
  Vader: Why not?
Chunder Dec 24 2012, 10:20 pm EST
Rome Total War 2 is on the top of my list for next year!
Cheddar Dec 25 2012, 01:33 am EST
I think Adventure-genre games have picked back up enough now that they justify an entry in these annual 'awards'.

It's a little bit criminal that The Walking Dead series couldn't get more than a brief small-text mention in an article such as this.
Shpongle Dec 25 2012, 01:37 am EST
far cry 3 most defnetly!
  Vader: Interesting how many of you liked this game. Think I …
Shpongle: dude its the bomb! not to mention the drug content al…
GrgoljBlaster Dec 25 2012, 04:16 am EST
You listed Rayman Legends twice in the upcoming list, once as "Ramyman"


Voted for Bioshock, by the way. I'm equally excited for Metro and Watch dogs so it was a hard decision.
  Vader: Fixed that.
Reiko Dec 25 2012, 04:31 am EST
Damn, feels like only a week ago that we saw the last list of these... year went by quick.
  Vader: That's true. Man, if I recap how many games I've play…
tei187 Dec 25 2012, 05:27 am EST
Well, at least X-COM got in the first 10. Really liked that one, proved that you don't need epic ultra real graphics to create an enjoyable and well playable game.
Vader [STAFF] Dec 25 2012, 05:45 am EST
XCOM should've been higher up on the poll. At the very least, it deserves more praise than, say, Hitman Absolution.
  tei187: Now you're talking like a normal person. You scared m…
Vader: Well, I won't.... *cough* *cough* really.
satangel Dec 25 2012, 05:58 am EST
The only downside of Far Cry 3 is the fact that the "heroes" look like some kind of boy band jerks. The most appealing side is that you can finish a mission just by being stealthy a doing chain kills or kills from above and below.
XCOM, is a good game I suppose, but strategy games with shitty graphics were a thing of the past. I never liked them, Worms on the other hand....
  Vader: True what you said about FC3. The characters are tack…
Cheddar: Who the hell says XCOM has "shitty" graphics? Other …
tei187: I think he just jumped into conclusion that if graphi…
satangel: No... I didn't have the faintest of ideas when I said…
Vader: So what do you play normally?
zaeb Dec 25 2012, 06:58 am EST
far cry 3 ? the world hes ended.
  Vader: It ended a long time ago. Where the fuck have you been?
TitaniumFist: yes, this IS the apocalypse, but with the lack of zom…
Vader: Actually I killed a few only yesterday.
Vader [STAFF] Dec 26 2012, 05:29 am EST
The world will end when people stop playing WoW. They're still playing it ya know...
  Chunder: Dude, they added Kong Fu Panda into the game! Of cour…
Vader: Hm, you have a point. I'd play anything with pandas i…
tei187: Speaking of WoW - wtf is a pandaren monk? I got some …
Vader: Free pandas! Woohoo!
tei187: You want, V? I don't play WoW.
Trancer Dec 26 2012, 09:28 am EST
Far Cry 3 is a great game & pure fun.. Plus, it has everything in it..!
  Vader: Apart from unicorns.
Rafal Dec 26 2012, 01:54 pm EST
Chivalry is my game of the year.
  Vader: Chivalry for Apple-II, released in 1983?
Cheddar: @Vader http://store.steampowered.com/app/219640/ …
Vader: ooooohhh, that
Breedy_Mcfluff Dec 26 2012, 05:46 pm EST
I'm tempted to pick up Far Cry 3 for the astounding amount of $50, but I feel like I should just wait for a deal on it a couple weeks from now. Dammit dammit. I don't wanna wait.
Cheddar Dec 26 2012, 06:53 pm EST
To be fair, considering the length and (relative) quality of gameplay on offer with FC3, it comes closer to justifying that absurd price than the majority of shooters.
im_stardust Dec 26 2012, 07:18 pm EST
Are you people fucking mad?

Ok, no apocalypse, but let it at least thin the herd or something. Too many fucking imbeciles.
im_stardust Dec 26 2012, 07:31 pm EST
Far Cry 3 is a game that's absurd on all levels.

It is an actual grind, more so than Far Cry 2 was. Aside from completing the main story, you have the side missions which are all the same, whether is stabbing a target, hunting or medicine delivery; and you have the collecting of relics, letters and chests. BOTH OF THEM are NO FUN. There's a difference between necessity and fun.

Games that make you do stuff you don't wanna do ? Fuck off!.

That island is just a big frustrating, "empty" place. It has absolutely no feeling

And If someone thinks the story is any good, I'd like him to summarize it for me.
im_stardust Dec 26 2012, 07:33 pm EST
It's simply embarrassing, at least for someone who played games for half a decade, to choose Far Cry 3 as game of the year.
  Vader: Are you certain that people who chose FC3 to be GotY …
im_stardust Dec 26 2012, 07:37 pm EST
XCOM is good but by far not GOTY material. I'd dare to say that the latest expansion for King's Bounty is more enjoyable.
im_stardust Dec 26 2012, 07:43 pm EST
Again going on Far Cry 3 ; if you are so keen on griding away hours after hours, then go play some MMO's, it's the same shit, the only difference is that you can also "socialize".

Have people forgotten what single players outta be ?
im_stardust Dec 26 2012, 07:47 pm EST
I wasn't thrilled by Dishonored but it was waaaay above Far cry 3 on all aspects and most importantly it stayed true to what we used to play. It felt like old school.
  Vader: It did feel like an old-school shooter for a bit. It'…
im_stardust Dec 26 2012, 07:48 pm EST
I'm gonna continue to spam. I don't gve a shit. You people fucking suck.

Assassin's Creed III was fucking great. Nobody mentioned shit about it.
  Vader: Loved the combat in AC3.
RenegadeCZ: I really thought you were joking about it being good,…
Vader: Like I said the combat's great. The main characters i…
EricHalfBee: My main problem with AC3 is that AC & AC2 exist. In f…
Vader: "My main problem with AC3 is that AC & AC2 exist." …
Cheddar: My biggest problem with AC3 is that Connor is nowhere…
EricHalfBee: I agree that my sense of fatigue is certainly increas…
Cheddar: San Andreas won me over -- despite the poor PC port -…
EricHalfBee: Yes, of course. I don't think that any of the GTA ser…
im_stardust Dec 26 2012, 07:53 pm EST
Biggest letdown this year was Diablo 3. It shouldn't even be on GOTY runners-up. You look ridiculous even putting it there.
im_stardust Dec 26 2012, 07:58 pm EST
OVERALL, it was a fucked up year and I'm disappointed over everything, including the end of the world which didn't happen.

If I could be the catalyst for the end the of you people, I wouldn't hesitate for a second, I'd end your miserable, pointless lives.

Now, I'm still fucking cursed to see this shit through, for as long as I live.

God.... I hate everything.
  Vader: Yeah, I don't think he's listening there stardust.
TitaniumFist: i think rambo said it best "fuck the world"
Vader: A wise one, to be sure.
Cheddar Dec 26 2012, 09:19 pm EST
Give The Walking Dead a try, stardust. That got my vote.
  Vader: That's a really great P&C adventure game.
Rafal: Is it worth playing even if you don't really like the…
Cheddar: Completely different cast of characters from the TV s…
Rafal: I don't dislike zombie apocalypse, I just disliked th…
Cheddar: As far as the main TWD saga does, you might like the …
shaneh39199 Dec 26 2012, 09:32 pm EST
sorry stardust, fuck AC3, fuck FC3

all theses triple a Pos's

Walking dead and Xcom. thats it. some other small indie games but seriously. dick riders. fc3 what a fucking joke.
  Vader: I would definitely agree with that.
RenegadeCZ: AC3 was a joke. It's like CoD, only less fun.
Vader: Well, I agree with Xcom and and The Walking Dead bein…
Shpongle Dec 27 2012, 02:39 pm EST
Far Cry 3 all the way. I said it once, I'm gonna say it one more time. Far Cry 3 !!!
satangel Dec 27 2012, 04:14 pm EST
Far Cry 3 is far from perfect, but at least it's a game that keeps you hooked on, even collecting relics. In my opinion it's the same game as Assassin`s Creed 3 only first person. In this period in which every shooter is boring as fuck, and the gameplay scripted like you don't have to do shit, but press W to proceed, this one was clearly smartly done, and a breath of fresh air.
The secret in creating a catchy game is taking care of the little things. Running physics were great, driving was nice, weapons customization, sounds, challenges, skills were a nice touch.
I don't know why Stardust is so mad about. People saw the shine in that game, that's why they voted it. And maybe because of the lack of alternative too.
Vass was a nice touch, maybe the game would've been less appealing without him.
  Vader: "I don't know why Stardust is so mad about. " Who …
Shpongle Dec 27 2012, 11:39 pm EST
far cry3 = perfection and awesomeness!
  Vader: wouldn't go THAT far, but it's good.
Breedy_Mcfluff Dec 28 2012, 12:07 am EST
Appears Far Cry 3 has very much divided the crowd to two sides: "this game is awesome" and "this game is bullocks."

I'll wait 'till i get a taste of it this weekend.

Stardust should learn what "edit" is. Just saying.
  RenegadeCZ: Hell no, his thoughts are way too awesome to take up …
izihbo Dec 28 2012, 01:18 am EST
Far Cry 3 is one of this years biggest titles in my eyes. I haven't had this much fun with a game in a long time. So much to do! Stuff to collect, great story (that's right, I said it, live with it punk!) and you meet totally kewl characters throughout the game.

Ok the story isn't great, but it keeps you interested.
  Vader: Guess so. The characters suck. The main ones.
Doomsday. Dec 28 2012, 02:02 am EST
I say, fuck everything! SWTOR ftw!!
Rikay Dec 28 2012, 03:08 am EST
Dishonored, for me, will remain the best game of 2012..though cant i didnt njoy FC3!!
but the experience not as much satisfactory as Dishonored!!
  Vader: Dishonored wasn't quite the sensation everyone expect…
Terminator: Dishonored was my game of the year. Love it!
Bubu Dec 28 2012, 06:01 am EST
I'm gona by a asus G46 i5, instead of donating the money to orphans. HAPPY NEW YEAR ALMOST!!!!!
  RenegadeCZ: Good choice!
Vader [STAFF] Dec 29 2012, 06:25 am EST
poor orphans
satangel Dec 29 2012, 09:48 am EST
This page is gonna have the most comments of the year.
Breedy_Mcfluff Dec 29 2012, 11:08 am EST
Far Cry 3 physical copy for $40 on amazon (possibly US only. Sorry euro-bros).

Let's make sure this DOES have the most comments... of all time.

Quick, let's talk about violent video games and their effect on children.
  RenegadeCZ: TotalBiscuit made a pretty cool video about that a wh…
Breedy_Mcfluff: I will definitely give that a looksie.
silentbuttdeadly: 40 bucks at target too! Awesome game!
Zulu Dec 29 2012, 03:41 pm EST
What have you done for me lately.
Terminator Dec 29 2012, 07:01 pm EST
It won't be long until Starcraft 2: Heart of Swarm arrives. Bring it baby!
  tei187: I'm just waiting for SimCity and Wasteland 2 this yea…
LostPcGamer: I'm waiting for the must be online at all times messa…
Terminator: I'm afraid of that too, but I don't think it will hap…
satangel Dec 30 2012, 04:11 am EST
"The last of us" caught my attention, but because it's a console only game, I'll pass. Bring Red Dead Redemption on PC !
  LostPcGamer: Well its naughty dog and they just do console exclusi…
Bubu Dec 30 2012, 05:40 am EST
This year I'm going to fuck a shemale. Juicy cock here I come mmmmmmmm.
Doomsday. Dec 31 2012, 01:09 am EST
^ Niice! U get to fuck a woman and then get butt fucked by her too! :D
Breedy_Mcfluff Jan 01 2013, 08:42 pm EST
Bought Far Cry 3. Very fun game, although the writing could've been much better (it has some Black Ops II-like issues). Still, haven't enjoyed an FPS this much since probably... Half-life 2. Yep.

Thank you, steam sale.
  Vader: Black Ops 2 like issues? Explain...
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