What's your GOTY?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by rcorporon, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    I guess for you you could ;) I was in the States but ended up playing the Ukrainian version because most translations of STALKER are atrocious.

    Hey! I'm from Ukraine! (No, really). Also, there isn't Ukraine in Risk anymore.
     
  2. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Good sir, may I please use your time machine to travel to yonder future and play this gem of a game myself?
     
  3. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Red Dead Redemption was a very nice game. Everything fits in there, the music(!), the voice over, the visuals, the gameplay is fun, the multiplayer is the first multiplayer in any game that I enjoy etc.

    Mass Effect 2 was okish, but I liked the first one more. Although it still kept me busy a few weeks.

    And FO:NV, although I am a bit surprised that I'm not very eager to make a second playthrough. :(
     
  4. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Come to think of it, I have not played a single 2010 game yet, except for Alien Swarm, which was a freebie.

    The newest game I played and am still playing is Arkham Asylum or Left 4 Dead 2 (whichever came out last).
     
  5. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Probably Fallout: New Vegas.
     
  6. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    SP - Metro 2033. The atmosphere of this game is awesome.

    Multi - BFBC2. The first game that really suckered me in for the multi play, free of mindless twitch fraggin'

    FNV is great, but the tech it's based on is obsolete. Mountains appear out of the blue, lo-res geometry and texes... eh. Loved the factions' diversity and interesting locations. A shame tech limitations from 2006 got in the way.

    CODBOPS is an entertaining, magnificiently scripted action experience.

    Civ V is great, but a bit hampered by its lack of content compared to a blinged-out Civ 4.

    Aaannnd Minecraft. Someone tell me how to get them damn diamond ore.
     
  7. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Unfortunate I had to hide it, time police is still looking for me after I tried to kidnap Todd and Emil as children and change the future.
     
  8. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    Red Dead Redemption or New Vegas.
     
  9. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    Red Dead and Black Ops. I didn't play F:NV or ME2, so don't stone me; besides, Black Ops is WAY better than Modern Warfare 2, BFBC2 and Medal of Honor.

    Also, fuck Halo, just because. :mrgreen:
     
  10. Madbringer

    Madbringer What is it that crawls behind the glass? Orderite

    Apr 9, 2004
    Seriously, no one else thought Alan Wake was awesome? Sons, i am disappoint. :|
     
  11. Moloch Horridus

    Moloch Horridus First time out of the vault

    23
    Feb 3, 2010
    For me Minecraft has easily been most enjoyable gaming experience this year.
     
  12. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Overall, New Vegas. Got that awesome old-but-new feeling that a sequel should have IMO. Damn good game.

    Honorary mentions:

    Mass Effect 2, for great gameplay, awesome sound design, and wonderful animations/gr4ph1x. Relatively weak story and design decisions I disapprove of makes it only number 2 however.

    STALKER: COP, for putting the best of both previous games and eliminating the vast majority of bugs. Very much worth a purchase.

    Company of heroes: Eastern Front for being an awesome mod to an awesome game.

    And Alpha Protocol, while being a lackluster game overall, for offering a great RPG experience.
     
  13. thegaresexperience

    thegaresexperience Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    963
    Sep 3, 2010
    I want to play it so bad! I loved the first two Max Payne's and the story reminds me of Twin Peaks but alot darker with Stephen King mixed in there for good measure. Needless to say it's going to be the first game I buy when I get an Xbox 360.
     
  14. Paul_cz

    Paul_cz Mildly Dipped

    515
    Jun 11, 2008
    Tie between New Vegas and Stalker CoP. I would give both 10 even with their faults.
    Honorable mention goes to Amnesia, Metro 2033, Just Cause 2 and Mafia 2.
     
  15. Korin

    Korin So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Admin

    Aug 6, 2010
    Probably a toss up between NV and Black Ops but mostly because no other titles really "wowed" me this year. Minecraft might be on there but that was more an obsession that only last 2 or 3 weeks and isn't really finished yet.
     
  16. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Hmmm I heard Amnesia was the game to check out. Really curious about it.
     
  17. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    Planescape: Torment.

    Wait, what, it had to be released this year? Lame.

    Okay, so uh, probably... there's actually been a lot of really awesome games this year, and even a few RPGs. Let's go down the list. Note that I'm only concerned with PC games these days. There have been some awesome console titles like Uncharted 2, Red Dead Redemption, etc., but I don't have an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, so I'm really not the one to ask for critical opinions on those games.

    Metro 2033 is a pretty great linear shooter which feels like a mix of Half-Life 2 and STALKER. Good stuff and worth a buy considering it's available at deep discounts these days. Some rough edges hurt it, but I do like the atmosphere a lot, and it's phenomenally pretty.

    Mass Effect 2 was a lot of fun despite my incessant complaints about the story - even though it has major issues with plot and structure, and it's no longer really a RPG, it's still a great game and definitely an improvement over the original, although I'm hesitant to compare them simply because they are quite different in a lot of ways. The DLC Lair of the Shadow Broker was actually really good as well, although I didn't like the big reveal at the end as it felt like a cop-out. Excellent production values overall, of course, make this a top pick.

    Fallout: New Vegas was a great game, but maybe not everything I expected it to be. I spent a lot of time with Fallout 3 due to the mods, but the gameplay at the time was a lot fresher and more fun than New Vegas, which feels ultimately like more of the same. The vastly improved story, dialogue and world are very, very welcome, but at the end of the day, I think I've had enough of this style of gameplay for the next few years. Had this been Fallout 3 back in 2008, I think it would easily have been my game of the year.

    STALKER: Call of Pripyat was easily the best STALKER game so far, and frankly, really what the original should have been in the first place. It's got the best story, the most interesting environments, and is actually very playable even without the dozens of patches the originals needed to get up to snuff. While the first holds a place in my heart due to the freshness of it at the time, and the memorable environments, Call of Pripyat makes up for a lot of the headaches that came along with the first two. Of course, it's still STALKER, so the trademark weirdness and bugs are still there, which probably keep this from being game of the year, but I think it's worth acknowledging that it really, truly capitalised on the potential GSC had in them.

    Special mention goes to Battlefield Bad Company 2 for being a pretty fun take on the classic series, Puzzle Quest 2 for being frustrating but awesome, The Secret of Monkey Island 2 Special Edition for being even more frustrating but even more awesome.

    If I had Civilization V, I would imagine it'd be at the top of this list, but I haven't picked it up yet... maybe this Christmas, or after all the DLC nonsense is sorted out and there's a nice game of the year version. I got into Civilization IV earlier this year and it has consumed dozens of hours of my life without remorse, but Civilization V's improvements to combat alone (the most frustrating and annoying part of Civ IV) make it worth giving up some of the extra features the fifth game reportedly lacks.
     
  18. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    -Fallout New Vegas : best Fallout spin-off so far.

    -Super Meat Boy : really addictive, fun, cruel, and retro.

    -Amnesia : tops Penumbra as far as I'm concerned. Would love if these guys could try to develop a Call of Cthulhu game in the vein of Dark Corners of the Earth.

    -Limbo : so haunting and beautiful
     
  19. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Orderite

    Jan 31, 2008
    Limbo looked awesome, but way too short.
     
  20. C2B

    C2B Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    353
    Aug 17, 2010
    Alpha Protocol

    Addmitingly only because I'm such a sucker for spy fiction.


    There have been a lot of great games released this year. In fact I only really didn't like one.

    Heavy Rain

    Cage! If you can't get over your dumbass obsession with showers, your ignorance towards human interaction and your inability to structure a plot complex but logically then:

    A: Don't ever try to be "deep" again. Don't ever.

    B: Hire capable writers

    No, you aren't the Christopher Nolan of games. Sorry.

    Get that in your head!