RPG of the Year: Nominees 2012

These are GameSpot's nominees for the 2012 RPG of the Year.

Discussion

19 comments
Eraldus
Eraldus

lololololololololol Torchlight 2 Owned Diablo III! Hell yeah!

ThingaMaAlien
ThingaMaAlien

Kingdoms of Amalur needed a nomination at least.

The_Last_Ride
The_Last_Ride

Am i the only one that wants FFXIII-2 there? Because it is worthy of being there. 

johnnyauau
johnnyauau

I'll reiterate once more: Xenoblade has been awarded the platform Wii last year and cannot be repeated again. Check the videos in Xenoblade Chronicles before making such judgement that the game has to be here for this year awards. The Last Story is the only game on the Wii nominated. No matter the skepticisms or being underestimated in its accessibility, this game, The Last Story, will stay until the Gamespot Staff decides on which game gets the top nomination.

ThunderSly
ThunderSly

Dragon's Dogma is pretty good actually

alijungle
alijungle

Looks like this year was poor for RPG gaming.

kyari
kyari

NO XENOBLADE???

armin0jrpg
armin0jrpg

@king4pirates ME 3 is not FPS mannn

where is Persona 4 Golden though?its the absloute winner!

pottedPlant7p
pottedPlant7p

Mass Effect: FPS

Torchlight: Action

GW2: Action

the other two: console games

Fucking terrible year for PC RPGs: I vote for my second playthrough of Witcher 2 or Skyrim's

jpnelson82
jpnelson82

Well, looking at it at as that game only, Dragon's Dogma will probably win because it's "Open World" and that's a fashionable trend amongst game reviewers, where Mass Effect 3 will get knocked down as, "too linear," "corridor shooter," and all the other swears game reviewers attach to games they don't like for social reasons and want to sound objective.

veyeper
veyeper

Dragons Dogma got my vote

Shinteikun
Shinteikun

Guild wars 2... personally beats all in the competition, even though other games are good too (well, some)

albinopig
albinopig

Really hard choice........If I had to choose between Draons Dogma and Trine 2 i'd have to pick......Dragon's Dogma, just because it was a VERY REFRESHING breath of fresh air :)

Elnath10
Elnath10

Well I guess Diablo III was so disappointing for almost everybody...

shaggyaz
shaggyaz

Last Story or Mass Effect 3,but where the heck is Xenoblade Chronicles?That would of had my number one vote for sure

Xero1246
Xero1246

***quietly leaves the room***

bluejays90
bluejays90

Thank you gamespot for having the balls to not nominate Diablo 3. The game was/is garbage. Still no PvP 8 months after release is embarrassing.  Most of the skills suck, item system is TERRIBLE even with improved legendaries, hardly any randomization, weekly maintenance means its pretty much available only 6 days a week, tons of content cut before release it just goes on and on. At least they got their greedy RMAH up and running oh wait... people lose items/money ALL THE TIME.

Dirk_McHardpeck
Dirk_McHardpeck

No Kingdoms of Amalur? I know it wasn't original but I think it best embraced the genre

ViggyNash
ViggyNash

No Dark Souls PTD, T2 was somewhat of a letdown, ME3... just no, go away EA. Last Story... heard good things, but idk enough to say anything, and no Xenoblade Chronicles. This list is shameful.

renato1988
renato1988

Guildwars 2 total disappointment imo... would vote for Last story

Paoksis
Paoksis

I would say guildwars,but its online so its in a bit of diferent category...I prefer Dragons Dogma....as for Mass effect,it wasnt bad but due to the hype it was a big failure

jaifrecap
jaifrecap

I only played Torchlight 2 and thought it was meh.

Ronaldo27
Ronaldo27

Last Story is not bad but certainly not as good as Xenoblade Chronicles, which is the best RPG I played this year, even better than most of the nominees.

Mldnight
Mldnight

 @ThingaMaAlien  I agree Kingdoms of Amalur: nominee for most overlooked RPG of 2012. Some people havent even heard of it and the reviews are shocking compared to the game, its fun check it out.

DecapitatedOrc
DecapitatedOrc

Yep, agreed.....it's more of an RPG than Torchlight 2, anyway!

cloud7570
cloud7570

Actually it seemed pretty good to me.

goldsnake90
goldsnake90

 @shaggyaz Was already present last year, because in Europe was avaible from September 2011.

malec_1
malec_1

 @goldsnake90  Thanks Goldsnake. It was really bothering me seeing it missing(since it came out this Summer in the US). Them going off the Euro release explains everything.