What should be game of the year 2013???

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#1 Posted by xrockerboy (39 posts) -

i honestly think its between bioshock infinite or the last of us (even though i'm not into PS) and something about gta 5 just doesnt impress me for some reason. anyways what in your opinion is the GOTY 2013??

#2 Posted by The_Last_Ride (72504 posts) -

From the games i have seen: Last of Us. From the games i have played: Tomb Raider

#3 Edited by Black_Knight_00 (18542 posts) -

The Last of Us without a doubt.

#4 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

I would wager The Last of Us will make a good showing.

But for me, personally, I'd probably pick XCOM: Enemy Within.

#5 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (13797 posts) -

Doesn't the GOTY imply that one game, no matter how different and incomparable, is better/worse than another ?

I can't be a part of that.

#6 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25775 posts) -

I'll be the first not to say The Last Of Us then. Fire Emblem takes it for now. I've put very little time into GTA 5 so my mind can change.

#7 Edited by bowchicka07 (1075 posts) -

Diablo III for consoles if I can count that. If not, Rocksmith 2014 hands down.

#8 Posted by DarthGumballs (194 posts) -

I'd have to go with Forza 5 or FIFA 14.

#9 Posted by Jacanuk (4774 posts) -

@xrockerboy said:

i honestly think its between bioshock infinite or the last of us (even though i'm not into PS) and something about gta 5 just doesnt impress me for some reason. anyways what in your opinion is the GOTY 2013??

I would say Papers please should be made GOTY

Because for a concept that screams "boring go away" it was a great game that for some strange reason was addicting as .... also the moral choices in the game was really choices and not just something put in like in most AAA games.

But i know that won't happen and the title will go to either GTA V, TLOU or Bioshock.

#10 Edited by FireWalkerMD (41 posts) -

The game that had the most "soul" in it : The Last of Us. GTAV is probably the better game in terms of gameplay variety and lasting appeal but it just didn't grab me the way TLOU did.

#11 Posted by SoNin360 (5506 posts) -

For me it's The Last of Us. I don't know who determines "Game of the Year" or if it's just something a bunch of gaming sites do (I clearly don't pay attention every year when this goes on) but I can never figure out why people go crazy over it. It's obviously opinionated, and having one game win over another doesn't make that game any "better", but I guess this is no different than any sort of awards show, and I should just sit back and not care too much about it.

#12 Edited by Chozofication (2938 posts) -

Honestly, it's been a shit year. Next year will be 100x better.

If I had to give it to something it might be Mario 3D world, or AC4.

#13 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (13797 posts) -

@ Chozofication

You mustve been in a coma throughout 2012

#14 Edited by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -

my favorite games of the year were brothers: a tale of two sons and gone home.

if i had to pick one, it would probably be brothers. i wrote a user review for it, but i don't even know where to start for summing up what it did right for a forum post. the first 90% of the game is great in and of itself, but then that ending comes and it gets even better as you realize just how much of the mechanics and puzzles were a setup for something even more.

#15 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6029 posts) -

All of you guys're wrong.

TMNT Out of the Shadows. Game of the Year hands down.

#16 Edited by c_rakestraw (14722 posts) -

Leaning toward Rayman Legends right now (it's so good), but I don't know. Need to think on it some more.

@Jacanuk said:

I would say Papers please should be made GOTY

Because for a concept that screams "boring go away" it was a great game that for some strange reason was addicting as .... also the moral choices in the game was really choices and not just something put in like in most AAA games.

But i know that won't happen and the title will go to either GTA V, TLOU or Bioshock.

It should get some nominations at the very least. If not, then something has gone seriously wrong.

#17 Posted by 187umKILLAH (1347 posts) -

For me it's Dragon's Crown.

#18 Posted by marcheegsr (2848 posts) -

Its a toss up between The last of Us and GTAV.

#19 Posted by Planeforger (15802 posts) -

Until a few months ago I was thinking Antichamber should get it, but I don't know, there have been heaps of great games this year.

Still, I guess I have to be the first to mention Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. I could see it being in the top three of the year, it's that good. And from the sounds of things, Mario 3D World should be up there as well

#20 Posted by derrange (26 posts) -

i vote The Last Of Us and i think GTA 5 is way below

#21 Posted by SirWander (5176 posts) -

The Last of Us gets my vote.

#22 Posted by Jacanuk (4774 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu said:

@ Chozofication

You mustve been in a coma throughout 2012

Ya or living under a rock or on a remote island in the caribbean.

Because so far 2012 have been decent in game releases both AAA and smaller titles + all the indie games.

#23 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (6251 posts) -

Either Last of Us or Bioshock Infinite.

#24 Posted by sukraj (23060 posts) -

Dead Rising 3 or GTA V

#25 Edited by visceron (2160 posts) -

Well the top 5 games that I played and completed this year are: Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, The Last of Us, and Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and Guacamelee.

I thought Bioshock had the best story, Tomb Raider had the best game play (other than the quick time events), The Last of Us had the most attention to detail I have ever seen in a game, the new Zelda is definitely one of the top 3 Zelda games, and Guacamelee is the best Metroidvania game that is not Metroid or Castlevania.

Still debating which of these 5 will take my game of the year. Also, I am waiting on GT6.

#26 Edited by withe1982 (450 posts) -

The Last Of Us.

It's a brand new IP and after playing through 6 times it is by far the best game this year IMHO. In fact I'm going through it again tonight to finish and get the platinum which will be my first one as no other game has held my attention for this long.

#27 Posted by Smashbrossive50 (2894 posts) -

it's easy,The Last of Us...and

@withe1982 said:

where the heck will I be able to see that giraffe?

#28 Posted by withe1982 (450 posts) -

@Smashbrossive50 said:

it's easy,The Last of Us...and

@withe1982 said:

where the heck will I be able to see that giraffe?

In Salt Lake City. Upstairs in the Bus Depot.

#29 Posted by contracts420 (1956 posts) -

@FireWalkerMD said:

The game that had the most "soul" in it : The Last of Us. GTAV is probably the better game in terms of gameplay variety and lasting appeal but it just didn't grab me the way TLOU did.

TLOU touched me in strange places too.

#30 Posted by Parado_xx (95 posts) -

To me it probably stands between The Last of Us, BioShock: Infinite and GTA V. If I absolutely had to choose between those, I guess I at the moment would go for The Last of Us. Unfortunately, I haven't beaten GTA V yet, but I'm not really expecting it to, well, move me like The Last of Us did.

#31 Posted by Thecay1998 (7 posts) -

I imagine The Last Of Us will probably do really well, However if i had my choice I would say the game that I played the most was Metal Gear Rising Revengance

#32 Posted by ConorHat (138 posts) -

I would give Dota 2 the game of the year award for 2013 followed closely by Grand Theft Auto 5.

#33 Posted by Jacanuk (4774 posts) -

@xrockerboy said:

i honestly think its between bioshock infinite or the last of us (even though i'm not into PS) and something about gta 5 just doesnt impress me for some reason. anyways what in your opinion is the GOTY 2013??

GTA V

Those sales numbers and the sheer magnitude of the game on a last gen console is amazing. even tho the story is bland and the main characters are easy to forget, the game itself is excellent for a current gen.

TLOU and Bioshock Infinite both suffers for being done so many times tho in some variation and are simply not enough improvement over their counterparts that they can be made goty.

#34 Posted by Flubbbs (3171 posts) -

The Last of Us

#35 Edited by MathMattS (4010 posts) -

In my opinion, for me personally, it's a toss-up between three games-- Dead Space 3, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

#36 Edited by GeoffZak (3715 posts) -

I'd have to give it to Tales of Xillia. I'm the only person who thinks that way though. :\

It's one of the few 2013 releases I actually bought.

#37 Posted by xrockerboy (39 posts) -

@Jacanuk: i think GTA had an amazing gameplay and i totally agree with you on the bland story and forgettable characters. that the only reason i just cant go to GTA for some reason, i would say if GTA 5 had a vice city or san andreas kinda story i wouldn't mind it being GOTY. but with characters and stories that bioschock and TLOU presents i cant give the award to GTA.

#38 Posted by IndianaPwns39 (5037 posts) -

The Last of Us, certainly.

However, Rayman Legends, Puppeteer, Dragon's Crown, GTAV, Bioshock Infinite, and so many others deserve recognition.

#39 Edited by jacquelineferre (84 posts) -

Anything but Gone Home.

#40 Posted by Harbinger_CR (62 posts) -

I think The Last of Us or Bioshock Infinite.

#41 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (13797 posts) -

This is the Third GOTY thread where I'm the 1st to bring up Blacklist and Arkham Origins

#42 Edited by SirWander (5176 posts) -

That doesn't bode well for their popularity as GOTY contenders.

#43 Posted by Jacanuk (4774 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu said:

This is the Third GOTY thread where I'm the 1st to bring up Blacklist and Arkham Origins

Well, thats because Blacklist was mediocre and terrible. AO was just more of the same.

#44 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (13797 posts) -

@ Jacanuk

How is more of what we had in Arkham Asylum and City, which were both GOTY Winners mind you, make Origins not a contender ? Especially to that sorry excuse of a shooter Bioshock Infinite.

#45 Posted by Jacanuk (4774 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu said:

@ Jacanuk

How is more of what we had in Arkham Asylum and City, which were both GOTY Winners mind you, make Origins not a contender ? Especially to that sorry excuse of a shooter Bioshock Infinite.

Because more of the same is not good enough.

Look at Assassin's creed, Black Flag is as far away from anything remotely AC you can get, but its a absolute joy and it took some interesting turns in a new direction

#46 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (13797 posts) -

@ Jacanuk

Theres a difference, Assassin's Creed is good and left plenty room for improvement, Batman was Excellent, Rockstaedy couldn't do any better than WBM did. A wise man once said "If it aint broke.... Milk It !"

#47 Edited by Jacanuk (4774 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu said:

@ Jacanuk

Theres a difference, Assassin's Creed is good and left plenty room for improvement, Batman was Excellent, Rockstaedy couldn't do any better than WBM did. A wise man once said "If it aint broke.... Milk It !"

I kinda disagree Rocksteady have made 2 great Batman games but they could still improve on the game, a few places, the travel, character design, combat, "openworld" mechanics, story (which in AC was baaaaad and thinner than a cup of one dip tea)

#48 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

@sukraj said:

Dead Rising 3

Hello new friend. :)

I know it's not a perfect game, nor has any of the Dead Rising games been objectively "great", but for me they are amazing wonderlands of zombicide and I enjoy each and every one of them like it was a holiday. I'd never even try to nominate it, rather I accept that I fall into the niche that Dead Rising happens to appeal to the most, but as far as personal GotY lists go that one is taking top honors from me.

#49 Posted by Randolph (10542 posts) -

So far I'd say the best game I played this year remains Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. I feel genuinely aggravated by it at times, as I do many fighting games, but I'd have to say Killer Instinct is definitely in the running as well. (really conflicted on that one, and with fighters in general I still have one foot in the door at best)

#50 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4322 posts) -

Ni No Kuni hand down.

Runner up is The Last of Us.