The OzSpot End of Year Edition

Santa, games, hats, and more! Join us for the final episode of The OzSpot for 2012 looking back over some of our favourite gaming moments of this year.

It's nearly Christmas! Join the GameSpot AU team--Dan, Laura, Ed, Zorine and Jess--as we look back at the year that was 2012, recounting some of our favourite gaming moments.

What made it into our top list of games for this year? What games will be playing over the holidays? And what are we looking forward to in 2013?

As always, join us live and ask us questions, leave comments, and participate in the discussion!

We'll also be dipping into the lucky hat every now and then for a wildcard topic. Tune in!

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edussz
edussz

Soooo... When is the next one gone be? It has been almost two months!

jomipira
jomipira

Hi guys! Nice show! Really like to see all of you!

My problem with top games of the year is that I'm always catching up on older games. So from this year I would have to say it's Dishonored and Journey. I'm halfway through The Walking Dead, liking it, but not really something I love. It's gameplay is non existent and for a game based on choice I can't understand why does the story always goes to the exact same place.

As for the games I've played this year my top one is no doubt Dark Souls. Loved Fallout New Vegas and Skyrim as well, but none of these came out in 2012.

tgwolf
tgwolf

The headache and strange aversion to any sound other than the music in Journey after watching it played reinforces my insisting that the game should have been so much more than a mere platformer with primitive-but-stylish graphics and a haunting musical score to carry it out of mediocrity. It was clear after watching that this game NEEDED and really badly suffered from a lack of interactivity, since the only part of my brain working here was really my auditory and perhaps a bit of visual and memory. More parts should have been firing here, and to give examples there was definitely a missing element of suspense and perhaps urgency to get the adrenaline up just enough to wake players up from the hypnotic presentation. No, this game could have been more, and I feel cheated by what we have been left with.

edussz
edussz

Laura's Aussie Cooking Stream! That I would definitely see!All that talk about Walking Dead game might just make me get it...But how isn't Far Cry 3 in any of your lists? I'm having a blast playing it! Also I would ask you guys what are your biggest disapointments... Like what game got you all hyped for, and it turned out not to be all that great... To me: Max Payne 3...

sjreed212
sjreed212

is VivianTongSpot in the house?

johnnyauau
johnnyauau

May the force be with you OzSpot.

realdevilsalias
realdevilsalias

Very interesting you guys thought of Journey as a social simulator.  I got a very religious and personal vibe from the game personally.  I did play it all the way through with 8 different people.  But I think thats what so cool about Journey.  Everyone gets something different out of it.

MfKiNg360
MfKiNg360

when does it start or is it finished? 

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

 @edussz Dishonored was my biggest disappointment. Not a bad game by any means - just didn't enjoy it anywhere near as much as I thought I would.

 

- Jess

doorselfin
doorselfin moderator staff

 @edussz Far Cry 3 is definitely in my Top 10, not in my Top 3 though.

Zorine
Zorine moderator staffmoderator

 @MfKiNg360 Hey there! The live stream kicked off a few hours ago, but the archive footage is now available for you to watch.

superbuuman
superbuuman

 @Zorine  Finally was able to catch it live (always miss it live due to work), last show for the year as well ..woohoo! :D