Game of the Year, a very interesting time. It's where we see our opinions thrown out and into a ballet for a game to win the prize that proves it the greatest game of the year. But many people are in a debate between Dark Souls and Skyrim, and though I personally enjoyed Dark Souls a lot better, Skyrim is a close second. Both games are fun and challenging, though Skyrim has a few bugs (not game-breaking like most gamers say) it's still a lot of fun and I have lost a few friends over the game :P. In the end though, I'll say this. What if my game of the year wasn't any of these games? What if it was something I enjoyed so much, I got DLC for it (trust me I NEVER get DLC) but this game, even with it's FREE DLC (a HUGE plus!) is so much fun. That game, is Portal 2.
Yes, now the haters can scream and throw tantrums because I have stepped out of the curve. Like I said, both Skyrim and Dark Souls are great games, I just enjoyed Portal more. The first time I played Portal was about three months before the sequel came out, and I loved it. I slapped down my cash to preorder the second, and waited. Now just to appeal to the shooter fans, lets get on a quick rant about the genre. This genre is about to die, five years tops. Companies like Activision would rather rake in the millions of dollars from their recycled games than do anything, I don't know, new. Companies like Epic Games with their Gears series have changed that formula and I think they put new things in each Gears game. Gears 1 had bot matches, Gears 2 had horde mode, and Gears 3 has females (probably to stop the flow of testostorone), horde mode, and the new beast mode (very nice). With Portal 2, it's different. It's 10 hours with the Portal gun, no shooter can ever beat that. Each puzzle is new and challenging, and the co-op mode is very cool (*cough*new*cough*). I'd like to see this game on 3DS, even with less fancy graphics I'm sure thinking with Portals will look good in glasses free 3D.
Portal is something I have just discovered, and is one of the best I've had in awhile. Like I said games like Dark Souls are good, I probably just haven't played it long enough to fully appreciate the time and effort put into it. And for the Witcher fans, yeah I've never played Witcher 1 OR 2, I deserve a slap in the face for that one :D. Anyway, I'll play more Dark Souls (Skyrim and Portal 2 have stolen a lot of my time :P) I'll let you guys know if I've changed my mind.