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danielrbischoff



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:43 pm    Post subject: OFFICIAL GR Forums Game of the Year Showdown Reply with quote

With only The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Mario Kart 7 to be released, I thought we'd get a jump on this and start the nominations and discussion now. Essentially, before GameRevolution decides its Game of the Year winners, the forums and community will decide theirs. We'll be featuring the ultimate Game of the Year Forums Winner in our GR GotY post, but until then, let's make with the nominating!

The following categories will be up for grabs for every game released in 2011 with a special category for remakes and rereleases. You can nominate NO MORE THAN 3 games for each category and then we'll vote them off once nominations are closed. (Voting will commence some time after Links finishes his TFCB.)

Here are the categories:

Best Downloadable Game (XBLA, PSN)
Best Racing Game
Best Action/Adventure Game
Best Sports Game
Best Shooter
Best Role-Playing Game
Best Music Game
Best Fighting Game
Best Strategy Game
Best PC Game
Best Xbox 360 Game
Best PS3 Game
Best Handheld Game
Best iOS and Mobile Game
Biggest Disappointment
Best Remake/Rerelease
Best Kids Game
Game of the Year


Got any category suggestions? Make sure to add that in with your nominations for any of these categories and I'll add it to this post so others can nominate too.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My nominations:

Best Downloadable Game: Outland (XBLA, PSN) - Ubisoft
Best Racing Game: Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox 360) -Microsoft, Turn 10
Best Action/Adventure Game: Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) - Ubisoft
Best Shooter: Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) - EA, DICE
Best Role-Playing Game: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) - Bethesda
Best Music Game: Dance Central 2 (Xbox 360) - Microsoft, Harmonix
Best PC Game: Portal 2 - Valve
Best Xbox 360 Game: Gears of War 3 - Microsoft, Epic Games
Best PS3 Game: Dead Space 2 - EA, Visceral Games
Best Handheld Game: Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Best iOS and Mobile Game: Jetpack Joyride (iOS) Halfbrick
Biggest Disappointment: L.A. Noire (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) - Rockstar Games, Team Bondi
Best Remake/Rerelease: Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (PS3) - Konami, Kojima Productions
Game of the Year - Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) WB Games, Rocksteady
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best Action/Adventure Game
Portal 2

Best Strategy Game
WH40k Dawn of War 2 -Retrobution
Shogun 2 Total war


Best Role-Playing Game
Skyrim

Best PC Game
If this means exclusively PC, then Shogun 2 total war

Best Xbox 360 Game
No such thing

Best PS3 Game
Ditto

Best Handheld Game
All re-releases of old nintendo games, not really new.

Best iOS and Mobile Game
Best mac game? Are no mac games. The sims 3 expansion 58 for your Girlfriend/wife.

Biggest Disappointment
BATTLEFIELD 3

Best Remake/Rerelease
Zelda 3ds

Game of the Year
Portal 2

I'd also like to add that nominating a game like Modern Warfare 3 or Skyrim as best Xbox or best PS3 or best PC game is a cop out. Get exclusive folks.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best Downloadable Game: Limbo, does it count since it was released on XBLM in 2010?
Best Action Adventure: Batman Arkham City
Best Shooter: Gears of War 3
Best Music Game: Rock Smith
Best PS3 Game: Uncharted 3
Best Handheld Game: Star Fox 64 3d
Biggest Disappointment: Duke Nukem Forever
Biggest Remake Rerelease: Mortal Kombat
The others were already nominated or haven't tried out any of them.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best Action/Adventure Game - Batman Arkham City, Infamous 2, Deus Ex
Best Role-Playing Game - I haven't played Skyrim which will win this more than likely but Dragon Age 2 wasn't bad
Best Fighting Game - Mortal Kombat
Best Strategy Game - Portal 2
Best PS3 Game - Infamous 2 or Uncharted 3 (Haven't played Uncharted yet though)
Biggest Disappointment - Duke Nukem FOREVER (this should be a no brainer, there has not been a more epic fail this year)
Best Remake/Rerelease - Mortal Kombat (sans Freddy)
Game of the Year - Batman Arkham City
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually planned on writing out a big thing about the GOTY choices. I'm glad it's in this format rather than a list of the 10 best games or something. I'll just do my nominations now and get deeper into that later, though.


Best Action/Adventure Game
Catherine

Best Role-Playing Game
Dark Souls
The Witcher 2

Best Fighting Game
Mortal Kombat

Best PS3 Game
No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise

Best PC Game
The Witcher 2

Biggest Disappointment
Homefront
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

Best Remake/Rerelease
No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise
Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection

Game of the Year
Dark Souls
Deus Ex: HR
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Best Downloadable Game:
Outland (XBLA, PSN) - Ubisoft
Sideway: New York (PSN)

Best Action/Adventure Game:
inFamous 2 (PS3) - Sony, Sucker Punch
Uncharted 3 (PS3) - Sony, Naughty Dog

Best Shooter:
Killzone 3 (PS3) - Sony, Guerilla Games
Brink (PS3, 360, PC) - Bethesda, Splash Damage
Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC) - Activision, IW/SH Games/Raven Software

Best Fighting Game:
Mortal Kombat (PS3, 360) - WB Interactive, NetherRealm Studios

Best Music Game:
Rocksmith (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) - Ubisoft

Best Xbox 360 Game:
Gears of War 3 - Microsoft, Epic Games

Best PS3 Game:
Killzone 3 - Sony, Guerilla Games
inFamous 2 - Sony, Sucker Punch
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One - Sony, Insomniac Games

Best iOS and Mobile Game:
Shadowgun (iOS) - Madfinger
Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation (iOS, Android) - Gameloft

Biggest Disappointment:
Resistance 3 - Sony, Insomniac Games

Best Remake/Rerelease:
Halo CE Anniversary (360) - Microsoft, Saber Interactive/343i

Game of the Year:
Modern Warfare 3 (PS3) - Activision, IW/SH Games/Raven Software[/b]
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it mandatory that you played the game you are nominating?

Because if that's the case...well, the only game I could nominate would be Pro Evolution Soccer 2012, and I don't think it's Game of the Year material for you guys.

Also: Won't you wait for Need For Speed:The Run to hit shelves before nominating a racing game?

EDIT: After thinking about it for a while and assessing the situation...

I nominate Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 to every category ever!!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I nominate WWE12 from the start even though it isn't out for a week. Would that be classified as a fighter or sports? Biggest dissapoint would have to be Space Marine, it just feels like dynasty warrior in space.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best Downloadable Game (XBLA, PSN) - Full House Poker
Best Racing Game - I don't play any racing games
Best Action/Adventure Game - Dark Souls
Best Sports Game - NBA Jam
Best Shooter - BF3
Best Role-Playing Game - Skyrim
Best Music Game - I no play music game
Best Fighting Game - Supremacy MMA
Best Strategy Game - Dungeon Defenders
Best PC Game - Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengarde
Best Xbox 360 Game - Skyrim
Best PS3 Game - No PS3
Best Handheld Game - I no have handheld
Best iOS and Mobile Game - I no have
Biggest Disappointment - Brink
Best Remake/Rerelease - NBA Jam
Game of the Year - Skyrim
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best Downloadable Game - Sideway: New York
Best Racing Game - Rage
Best Action/Adventure Game - Uncharted 3
Best Sports Game -
Best Shooter - Battlefield 3
Best Role-Playing Game - Dark Souls
Best Music Game -
Best Fighting Game - Mortal Kombat
Best Strategy Game -
Best PC Game - Skyrim
Best Xbox 360 Game -
Best PS3 Game - Uncharted 3
Best Handheld Game - Cave Story
Best iOS and Mobile Game - Meteor Blitz
Biggest Disappointment - L.A. Noir
Best Remake/Rerelease - Ico/Shadow of the Colossus
Game of the Year - Dark Souls

If I didn't have a nominee it's because I didn't play a qualifying game.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Imnickson wrote:

Best Racing Game - Rage


God I lol'd so hard.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bras wrote:
Is it mandatory that you played the game you are nominating?

I guess not....
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best Downloadable Game:
Bastion - Supergiant Games

Best Action/Adventure Game:
Dark Souls - From Software

Best Role-Playing Game
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Bethesda Studios

Best Shooter:
Rage - id Software

Best Fighting Game:
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds - Capcom

Best Music Game:
Rocksmith (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) - Ubisoft

Best Xbox 360 Game:
Gears of War 3 - Epic Games

Best PS3 Game:
Abstain - Don't have a PS3

Best iOS and Mobile Game:
Abstain - Don't have a Mac

Biggest Disappointment:
Duke Nukem Forever - Triptych Games / 3D Realms

Best Remake/Rerelease:
Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection - SCE Studios Japan / Bluepoint Games

Game of the Year:
Bastion - Supergiant Games
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheJx4 wrote:
Imnickson wrote:

Best Racing Game - Rage


God I lol'd so hard.


Hey, that game had just as much driving as it did fpsing.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: OFFICIAL GR Forums Game of the Year Showdown Reply with quote

Trying to come up with things not mentioned yet.

Best Downloadable Game - Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Best Racing Game - Forza Motorsport 4, Need For Speed: The Run, Death Rally
Best Action/Adventure Game - Saints Row: The Third, Rayman: Origins
Best Sports Game - NCAA Football 12
Best Shooter - Battlefield 3
Best Role-Playing Game - Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Best Music Game - ehh
Best Fighting Game
Best Strategy Game
Best PC Game
Best Xbox 360 Game - Forza Motorsport 4
Best PS3 Game - LittleBigPlanet 2
Best Handheld Game
Best iOS and Mobile Game - Death Rally
Biggest Disappointment - Madden 12
Best Remake/Rerelease -
Game of the Year - Battlefield 3
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eyebrows-who hurt you?
Dan - I am completely bewildered by your sudden negativity against L.A. Noire. I think it has very little replay value, but I would hardly call it biggest disappointment. I mean, read the 2nd post in the LA Noire thread.

Best Downloadable Game (XBLA, PSN) Limbo, Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue
Best Action/Adventure Game LA Noire, DXHR, Uncharted 3
Best Sports Game Tiger Woods 12, PES 2012
Best Shooter Battlefield 3, Portal 2
Best Role-Playing Game Skyrim, Dark Souls, Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Best Fighting Game Mortal Kombat, WWE All Stars
Best PS3 Game LBP2
Best Handheld Game Pokemon Black and White, Okamiden
Biggest Disappointment Duke Nukem Forever
Best Remake/Rerelease MGS HD, Ocarina of Time 3D
Game of the Year Batman: Arkham City

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Best Kids Game: LBP2, Disney Universe, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One[/quote]
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bretimus_v2 wrote:
Dan - I am completely bewildered by your sudden negativity against L.A. Noire. I think it has very little replay value, but I would hardly call it biggest disappointment. I mean, read the 2nd post in the LA Noire thread.

I was wrong. I'll admit it. Once you strip away the (first two thirds) of narrative, the gameplay itself is shallow, slow, and the world itself is about as dead as an first-production-run Xbox 360.
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Best Kids Game: LBP2, Disney Universe, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good points. I'll agree with you, it's definitely a contender Dragon's Lair-esque video game design (Heavy Rain still holds the title). But it has a cool narrative which can't be said for most games.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My picks are as follows:

Best Downloadable Game (XBLA, PSN): Hard Corps: Uprising
Best Racing Game: Forza Motorsport 4
Best Action/Adventure Game: Sonic Generations
Best Sports Game: F1 2011
Best Shooter: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Best Role-Playing Game: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Best Music Game: N/A (Did not any other this year, still playing RB3)
Best Fighting Game: Mortal Kombat
Best Strategy Game: N/A
Best PC Game: Football Manager 2012
Best Xbox 360 Game: Gears Of War 3
Best PS3 Game: N/A (I don't own a PS3)
Best Handheld Game: N/A (I don't own a Portable system as of now)
Best iOS and Mobile Game: Grand Prix Story for iOS
Biggest Disappointment: Duke Nukem Forever
Best Remake/Rerelease: Mortal Kombat
Best Kids Game: N/A
Game of the Year: Saints Row: The Third

My Best Of choices for specific systems take into account platform exclusivity, that's why Football Manager 2012 it's nominated as top PC game, instead of, say, Saints Row: The Third or any other multi-platform game.
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