Superhero Hype! Game of the Year 2012

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What was your favorite game of 2012?

  1. Assassin's Creed III

  2. Binary Domain

  3. Borderlands 2

  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops II

  5. The Darkness II

  6. Darksiders II

  7. Diablo III

  8. Dishonored

  9. Dragon's Dogma

  10. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

  11. Far Cry 3

  12. Final Fantasy XIII-2

  13. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

  14. Halo 4

  15. Hitman: Absolution

  16. Journey

  17. Kid Icarus: Uprising

  18. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream, Drop, Distance

  19. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

  20. Lollipop Chainsaw

  21. Mass Effect 3

  22. Max Payne 3

  23. Medal of Honor: Warfighter

  24. New Super Mario Bros. 2

  25. New Super Mario Bros. U

  26. Ninja Gaiden 3

  27. Nintendo Land

  28. Pokemon Black & White 2

  29. Resident Evil 6

  30. Sleeping Dogs

  31. Soul Calibur V

  32. Spec Ops: The Line

  33. Tekken Tag Tournament 2

  34. Torchlight II

  35. Twisted Metal

  36. The Walking Dead

  37. XCOM: Enemy Unknown

  38. Xenoblade Chronicles

  39. Zombi U

  40. Other

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  1. Soapy Registered

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    Another year, another GOTY thread.

    I've got some categories, so you can fill out as many or as few as you want. Or make up your own.

    Best Action Game

    Best Shooter

    Best RPG

    Best Puzzle, Adventure, or Platformer Game

    Best Downloadable Game

    Best Handheld Game

    Best DLC

    Best Soundtrack

    Best New Character

    Best Story

    Best Game That Isn't A Sequel

    Best Game You Played That Didn't Come Out This Year

    Most Disappointing Game of the Year

    Game of the Year 2012

    Most Anticipated 2013 Game
     
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  2. zenith16 Registered

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    Nice no, sweet selection. hmm it'll touch for me to select one too. I have think on this a bit.
     
  3. The_Shadow Registered

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    I didn't play too many games this year so my votes are only what I've played. (Unless I heard something I was great)

    Best Action Game
    Assassin's Creed 3

    Best Shooter
    Halo 4

    Best RPG
    Mass Effect 3

    Best Downloadable Game
    DC Universe Online (I DLed it in 2012)

    Best Soundtrack
    NHL 13 (bleh)

    Best New Character
    Connor AC3

    Best Story
    Mass Effect 3

    Best Game That Isn't A Sequel
    I've only played sequels

    Best Game You Played That Didn't Come Out This Year
    DC Universe Online

    Most Disappointing Game of the Year
    NHL 13

    Game of the Year 2012 (poll incoming)
    Assassin's Creed 3

    Most Anticipated 2013 Game
    GTA V (so far)
     
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  4. Solidus Knights of Ren

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    This has been a meh year compared to last, but a few games did stand out to me. But I will try to fill this out as best I can.

    Best Action Game

    Dishonored

    Best Shooter

    Halo 4

    Best RPG

    Xenoblade Chronicles.

    Best Puzzle, Adventure, or Platformer Game

    New Super Mario Bros. U

    Best Downloadable Game

    Journey

    Best Soundtrack

    Xenoblade Chronicles

    Best Story

    Mass Effect 3 (though I was disappointed with some of the game itself, I actually did not mind the story at all)

    Best Game That Isn't A Sequel

    Dishonored

    Most Disappointing Game of the Year

    Resident Evil 6

    Game of the Year 2012 (poll incoming)

    X-COM: Enemy Unknown

    Most Anticipated 2013 Game

    GTA V
     
  5. Solidus Knights of Ren

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    MW3 was 2011, not 2012 Same with Battlefield 3. I know you said you did not play many games this year, but that's not the point its for games for 2012, not when you played them.
     
  6. James Built from Lego

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    My vote went to X-Com.
     
  7. Upset Spideyfan Look on the bright side

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    GOTY:

    MARK OF THE NINJA

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    2ND PLACE:

    THE WALKING DEAD

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    3RD PLACE:

    MASS EFFECT 3

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    HONORABLE MENTION:

    DISHONORED

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    BEST DOWNLOADABLE - Mark of the Ninja

    BEST SOUNDTRACK - Mass Effect 3

    BEST NEW CHARACTER - Javik from Mass Effect 3

    Best Story - The Walking Dead

    Best Game that isn't a Sequel- Mark of the Ninja

    Best Game you played that didn't come out this year - Bastion

    Most Disappointing Game - Resident Evil 6

    Most Anticipated 2013 Game - Bioshock Infinite
     
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    I'm going to wait until I play a few more things before I fill out the categories, but I can tell you right now my game of the year is XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

    I'm of the opinion that for a couple of years now, we've been at the point in a generation where developers are holding back their best stuff for the next generation, so as a result the games we do get are by and large overly derivative and "safe" for lack a of a better word. Developers and Publishers are focused on making as much money as they can while they can before they have to switch to next gen. In such an environment XCOM feels like a breath of fresh air. It's unlike anything I've ever played (closest being Valkyria Chronicles, another fantastic game), and for that alone it would be high in the running for my GOTY, but the fact that it's actually really ****ing awesome easily pushes it ahead of other games released this year. It's basically 2012's Dark Souls for me. It's challenging. It punishes sloppy play. It requires to you think before you act. But it's oh so rewarding and satisfying when you understand all of the mechanics and can play it well.
     
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  9. The_Shadow Registered

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    My fault, thought they came out early 2012. I switched up my votes
     
  10. Spider-Aziz I Wanna Be...

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    I voted for Sleeping Dogs, it's satisfying on every level
     
  11. Jick Auxiliary Assistant

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    The Walking Dead, no doubt, was my GOTY. It surprised me on many levels I wasn't expecting.

    2012 was terrible to me, though. I got only 5 games this year and it wasn't games that I was hugely anticipating. Also, I only own one game of the poll and my categories will narrow down to few games:

    Best Action Game
    Asura's Wrath

    Best Downloadable Game
    The Walking Dead

    Best DLC
    Asura's Wrath Chapter 4

    Best Soundtrack
    Asura's Wrath

    Best New Character
    Lee Everett (TWD)

    Best Story
    Asura's Wrath

    Best Game That Isn't A Sequel
    The Walking Dead

    Best Game You Played That Didn't Come Out This Year
    Batman Arkham City

    Best Sports Game
    PES 2013

    Most Disappointing Game of the Year
    Resident Evil 6

    Game of the Year 2012
    The Walking Dead

    Most Anticipated 2013 Game
    DmC


    2013 will be so much better.
     
  12. Spider-Aziz I Wanna Be...

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    Best Action Game
    Sleeping Dogs

    Best RPG
    Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes

    Best Story
    Lego Batman 2
    A nice nod to the 90s superman cartoon arc with Joker & Luthor

    Best Game That Isn't A Sequel
    Sleeping Dogs

    Best Game You Played That Didn't Come Out This Year
    Tetris

    Most Disappointing Game of the Year
    Operation Raccoon City

    Most Anticipated 2013 Game
    Watch Dogs

    Maybe I should stop doubting and believe this is a nod to the creators of DareDevil; Stan Lee & Bill Everett
     
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    Best Action Game: Dishonored

    Best Shooter: Halo 4

    Best RPG: Borderlands 2

    Best Puzzle, Adventure, or Platformer Game: Darksiders 2

    Best Downloadable Game: The Walking Dead

    Best Handheld Game: Star Wars Angry Birds

    Best DLC: The Walking Dead Ep. 2-5

    Best Soundtrack: Darksiders 2

    Best New Character: Death or Lee

    Best Story: Halo 4

    Best Game That Isn't A Sequel: The Walking Dead

    Best Game You Played That Didn't Come Out This Year: Mirror's Edge

    Most Disappointing Game of the Year: Max Payne 3/Mass Effect 3

    Game of the Year 2012: tough one either Halo 4 or The Walking Dead. I'll say The Walking Dead

    Most Anticipated 2013 Game: Gta 5 and Dead Space 3
     
  14. RCM Mortal Kombatant

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    voted RE6 cuz its the game I had most fun in 2012
     
  15. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    GOTY - The Walking Dead. Never have I had such an emotional gaming experience or been so invested in the outcome or connected to the characters.
     
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    Best Action Game: Resident Evil 6

    Best Shooter: Resident Evil 6 (it was a tps)

    Best RPG: Mass Effect 3

    Best Puzzle, Adventure, or Platformer Game: Darksiders 2

    Best Downloadable Game: Journey

    Best Handheld Game: Mortal Kombat Vita

    Best DLC: All Mass Effect 3 DLC missions

    Best Soundtrack: Mass Effect 3

    Best New Character Jake from RE6

    Best Story: Assassins Creed III

    Best Game That Isn't A Sequel: Lollipop Chainsaw

    Best Game You Played That Didn't Come Out This Year: Mortal Kombat 2011

    Most Disappointing Game of the Year: Opertation Raccoon City

    Game of the Year 2012: Resident Evil 6

    Most Anticipated 2013 Game: Injustice
     
  17. Electro UK Can't all be for nothing

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    Far Cry 3 reviews are going to make me hold off from doing the ultimate honors but right now it's almost certainly XCOM.
     
  18. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    I need to fully play the campaigns for Halo 4, ACIII, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, Dishonored & even Black Ops 2 before I can vote.
     
  19. Quasimod0 Bell-Ringer

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    Best Action Game: Assassins creed 3

    Best Shooter: max Payne 3



    Best DLC: bf3 armored kill

    Best Soundtrack: Assassins creed 3

    Best New Character haytham kenway

    Best Story: Assassins Creed III


    Best Game You Played That Didn't Come Out This Year: Battlefield 3


    Game of the Year 2012: assassins creed 3
     
  20. Spider-Vader Mercin' & Workin'

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    I still need to play Black Ops II, AC3 & TWD, all of which I'll be getting in the next month.

    So far my GOTY will either be ME3 or Halo 4 though.
     
  21. Quasimod0 Bell-Ringer

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    I voted ac3 for game of the year since it has more of a chance to win than some of the others
     
  22. Soapy Registered

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    It's not a contest.
     
  23. Quasimod0 Bell-Ringer

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    Oh, never mind then. :p
     
  24. Havok83 Registered

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    Looking at that list at the top, what an overall underwhelming year in gaming. Seems rather boring in comparison to years past. Nothing stands out as clear GOTY to me.
     
  25. Sgt.Pepper Nowhere Man

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    I'm going to fill in the other categories later but as for now, my goty is The Walking Dead. As I wrote in another thread, it's an experience unlike anything I've ever played.
     

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