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Tyrranis
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Portal 2.

To be fai, both are excellent games. It's just that Portal 2 held my interest for longer.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:26 am    Post subject: Portal 2 Reply with quote

Portal 2 gave you a concentrated burst of excellence that lasted me a good 10-12 hours. The single-player and mulit-player elements were both immensely enjoyable whilst they lasted and the robot characters left their mark on me.

Skyrim's world leaves me feeling a bit disconnected - the adventuring, combat and levelling up is tremendously addictive but there's definately huge gaps where the action flat-lines and I don't know how many of my 80+ gameplay hours i actually spent fast-travelling to whiterun to offload crap loot...

Portal 2 for me!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Portal 2.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This post isn't going to matter, but I'm saying it anyways. I was looking at the previous pages and saw Bastion vs Batman: Arkham City. I just downloaded Bastion yesterday and would have to say Bastion is a great game. If I would have played it earlier, I would probably have voted for Bastion instead of Batman: AC. Both games are great, but I feel Bastion (even though it's an arcade title) has great narration so far.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UghRochester wrote:
This post isn't going to matter, but I'm saying it anyways. I was looking at the previous pages and saw Bastion vs Batman: Arkham City. I just downloaded Bastion yesterday and would have to say Bastion is a great game. If I would have played it earlier, I would probably have voted for Bastion instead of Batman: AC. Both games are great, but I feel Bastion (even though it's an arcade title) has great narration so far.


True That. Just played Bastion for the first time today, going to take it home and play over Christmas, so far a fantastic title.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I missed the damn sale! I even got 800ms points from MS as a gift for renewing XBL and Was gonna buy bastion with it.

I digress. Gonna have to go with Skyrim. Simply put, I got portal with gamefly, beat it in a day and returned it. I don't have anybody to play 2 player with so I missed that whole portion. Skyrim is a must buy to fully enjoy.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bastion.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crap, this is hardest choice thus far.. I mean I love me some cake but I think I'm gonna have to choose Skyrim. Sorry Valve, I still love you!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think the question is... Did you remember to take your old man pills?


I don’t see what my Viagra has to do with it. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Atlus and Peabody fired portals all around Tamriel and sent the dragons of Skyrim flying straight into a wall where they smooshed flat all comically and then slid down the wall and landed on the ground where Dovahkiin was and he killed them the end.

WHAT AN UPSET! FOR SCIENCE!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone gets two votes in this final round! You can use them as you see fit, giving them to one game or voting once for two games.


Batman: Arkham City

VS


Dark Souls

VS


Portal 2

GO!
Remember, everyone gets two votes to use in this FINAL ROUND!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double for souls
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Triple for Portal 2
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty glad Portal won that round even against my own vote for Skyrim. =) I thought Portal to be the underdog and I always like it when the underdog wins(even if I didn't vote for it)

That said Portal 2 has both my votes this time.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad Portal 2 won that over Skyrim. Even if it isn't as big, it's a much better made game. That said, to call it GOTY? It's short and lacks the replayability that even Portal 1 had.

Really, since this is a year of sequels, you have to look at which games truly went above and beyond their predecessors. Portal 2, not really. Arkham City and Dark Souls both shine above the previous games, so either of these would be great GOTYs.

But, since I have a reputation to uphold, double for Dark Souls.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Batman & Portal.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Batman and Portal
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 votes for Arkham City. Because Dark Souls isn't on PC.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danielrbischoff wrote:
Atlus and Peabody fired portals all around Tamriel and sent the dragons of Skyrim flying straight into a wall where they smooshed flat all comically and then slid down the wall and landed on the ground where Dovahkiin was and he killed them the end.

WHAT AN UPSET! FOR SCIENCE!


Um, wait a second.....My count has Skyrim (16) winning over Portal 2 (12 or 13, can't tell if Bretimus is voting for Portal 2 or not). Am I just counting wrong or did I miss something?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Riddle me this, riddle me that. I'm voting double for the Bats.

Arkham City.
Arkham City.
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