ZZInteractive hopes that one of their games will make its way onto a list like this someday. They are currently working on a game in which EVERY decision has an effect, so that players can go through the game multiple times with multiple stories. Don't believe me? Try the link:
Why do I have to watch a video on the winners? I want to scan and go. This is not outrageous, I have been reading best of on Gamespot for years. Maybe I will come back to this, when I have 2 hours to kill, maybe. Thanks anyways.
It's like people have forgotten what RPG stands for, it's a Role Playing Game, meaning any game that involves character progression and allows you to define how your avatar in the game grows either in stats, abilities, equipment or personality can be classed as an RPG! So regardless of whether the gameplay mechanics revolve around hack and slash, point and shoot or just good old first person shooters as long as there are mechanics in play that let you mould your character as you see fit it counts as an RPG.....
Torchlight II is action adventure wtf is happening here where is the logic... I give up on gaming I'm going to become a gym junky instead -sigh-
This isnt an RPG its MMO... Should be in the MMO section, oh wait they dont have an MMO section... Suggestion... MMO section...
Why is an MMO here and why did it win? MMOs need there own category. Playing with multiple people online vs .playing alone.
ne he, Diablo 3 didnt even make it to the final five,
as expected, its appeal didnt even last 3 months, when the previous ones lasted for a decade or so...
And this time G$ got it right, the best game won!
Why the hell Risen 2 isnt one of nominees. And Gild Wars, winner????? what the hell is going on with people?
MMO`s should not be counted in with other standalone Single/Co-Op games. I have to agree with many others here. This is just stupid.
MMO should have its on category. don't see how you can put GW2 in the same category as a box product...
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning wasn't even nominated? And Ms. "doesn't innovate and it doesn't surprise" was?! What happened?
well, this does confirm my position that there wasn't a viable rpg released this year. we'll try it again in 2013. MMO's do not count, good games or not.
Dear Sweet Baby Jesus, GW2 blows... I forgot I even had that game, and suddenly it's RPG OF THE YEAR! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
The fact that Torchlight II is on here instead of Persona 4 Golden speaks volumes about the lack of effort being put into actually trying to award the "most deserving" game. The Last Story or Dragon's Dogma are two of the top three RPGs this year imo, and Guildwars is not the third one. A nominee, yes but not even top 3.
It would have been worth it to have The Last Story as a winner. Not only it's one of the last game and the best game. Also, it's probably the best and only japanese role playing games to date. I love to see how far western and japanese role playing games would go. Not just with dialogue choices but also as an entertaining perspective and ensuring the game is not being too serious. I love serious games but in the end, you do want to relieve yourself on having too much tension. Well not as far as House of the Dead Overkill.
@Mldnight I suppose in your opinion Diablo 1 & 2 are action adventure games as well along with Titan Quest and every other spin off RPG that used the original Diablo formula??
It's got more role playing than Torchlight, so why not have it here?
That would be because RIsen 2 was really pretty weak.
@gluemchen Given that Guild Wars 2 had more role playing content than any other MMO currently out there, and also given that in terms of story and character progression it out classed the other nominees it was the best choice.
Are there enough of them? Guild Wars 2, Secret World, Tera, and... that's pretty much it, isn't it? Unless you are going to start counting expansions like Mists of Pandora then EVERY major MMO is going to get nominated!
@renato_passos I know what you mean. Although the fact Kingdoms was sabotaged by a State Governor effectively sinking the studio several months after launch...
@renato_passos Kingdoms of Amalur doesn't deserve to be mentioned because it was a mediocre game at best. The story was unoriginal and boring. The intro was ripped straight out of Planescape: Torment. The graphics are borderline with World of Warcraft. Lack of good/evil decisions. The only good thing the game did was combat.
@Nautalus79 uhhh dude... Witcher 2 was released last year :)
@p3anut xenoblade was released last year
Just because your opinion doesn't agree with gamespots doesn't make them wrong or unfair.
After all its there opinion.
@Urik_187 My bad, I was thinking they might put it in the running because the 360 port came out in April 2012. It won on another site that rhymes with IGN. :) Still a great game.