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Let's talk about Giant Bomb! DROBOT IS SKYLANDER OF THE YEAR

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  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Blankzilla wrote:
    I think that Saint's Row was a bigger achievement than Skyrim in some ways

    like they said on one of the podcasts, this is the first real GotY contender THQ and Volition have ever put out. This brings both of them into a much bigger profile than they were before.

    Skyrim is fantastic but pretty much everyone knew it would be fantastic.

    Everyone thought it would be fantastic in the way that Morrowind/Oblivion/FO3/New Vegas were fantastic, in a kind of broken and well-it's-amazing-but way. Whereas the most common sentiment is holy shit it is actually fantastic.

    edit: my silly pedantic argument for TOTP = :(

    I know that were it not for GiantBomb SR3 would never be on my list of games to buy and play, but instead it is just after Dead Space 2.

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  • CenoCeno Chumble spuzz. Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Ryan's primary argument against SR3, having never played Skyrim, was that he played all there was to play in SR3 and ran out and was resentful that there wasn't more. So Skyrim got the nod due to sheer breadth of content.

    I just remembered that bit, and that's why I felt he was doing it to be controversial.

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  • OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor Registered User regular
  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2011
    You can argue for GOTY with whatever makes it your GOTY aaaaaaargh

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  • AistanAistan Mr. Cellophane Registered User regular
    My GOTY is Dark Souls so I don't think I really have anything to contribute to the conversation.

    I am absolutely shocked they didn't go with Saints Row though, considering all they've talked about it. I haven't listened to the podcast yet.

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  • CenoCeno Chumble spuzz. Registered User regular
    Brad also hates Batman because he didn't know how to dive, then pull up to gain altitude, giving you a clear view at all the possible grapple points. Despite that being the first thing they teach you to do as soon as you put the Batsuit on in the flippin' game. Someone linked a video of proper gliding/grappling to him on Twitter yesterday and it was a revelation to him.

    That's completely a sidepoint, but the GOTY stuff was recorded before he figured out how to play the game.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla Hi, buddy! Kickin' chairs.Registered User regular
    Either way I don't really see Arkham City placing higher than it did

  • HullisHullis I have special eyesRegistered User regular
    the greatest game of the year was football manager 2012

    I am weaving an intricate story of a british coach who gets called to turn the Seattle Sounders into the first real American Football Juggernaut

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  • CenoCeno Chumble spuzz. Registered User regular
    In any case, it would be quite funny if Ryan came back from the holidays having played a ton of Skyrim and ends up hating it. This whole thing was so contentious because Ryan was the tiebreaker and he never played Skyrim at all. Instead of abstaining and letting the other four go at each other (at one point, Jeff and Vinny have Brad on the ropes, done, finished), he chimes in with no useful contributions except for negative things about SR3.

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  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Aistan wrote:
    My GOTY is Dark Souls so I don't think I really have anything to contribute to the conversation.

    I am absolutely shocked they didn't go with Saints Row though, considering all they've talked about it. I haven't listened to the podcast yet.

    Agree and hi5 with Jolly Cooperation!

    Jeff and Ryan are insidious with how they argue their points... or shit on great games to make other people think better of other games. Its almost lawyerly to listen to, its kinda fascinating.

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  • MrDapperMrDapper We're here. RUNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Abstained from Giant Bomb all day to listen to the podcast, I see why they placed Skyrim at the top, but part of me wanted them to put Saints Row at the the top just because it's such a Giant Bomb game.

    Also just for shits and giggles my top five.

    5. Ghost Trick
    4. LA Noire
    3. Saints Row: The Third
    2. Batman: Arkham City
    1. Portal 2

    I'm about to play Skyrim though so who knows.

    Edit: Actually forget Deus Ex, Ghost Trick, is pretty great.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Regardless, he should have played the game for no other reason than it was a clear GOTY contender and he was going to be producing content to determine GOTY.

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  • Mr. GMr. G Man, I love the way you talk Using 40 words where 4 will doRegistered User regular
    I have my list over here. My copy of Ghost Trick comes tomorrow and I haven't finished Zelda yet, so maybe this is all WRONG WRONG WRONG.

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    I'm glad they shut brad down with mass effect 2 over starcraft 2 last year because starcraft is stupid
    Heh

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    My list is

    Skyrim
    Saint's Row
    Deus Ex
    Portal 2
    Bastion
    Batman
    Witcher 2
    LA Noire
    Battlefield 3
    Dead Space 2

    You could probably swap around Deus Ex with Portal 2 if you want, that's practically a tie

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  • CenoCeno Chumble spuzz. Registered User regular
    Here's my list. Also, if any other PA folk are on GB, let me know so's I can follow you and you can follow me.

    http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/ceno/goty-2011/46-69715/

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla Hi, buddy! Kickin' chairs.Registered User regular
    Watching Vinny play Witcher 2

    God I want to play this game

  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    It was so weird to me that Ryan was saying he wanted more Saints Row the Third and because he wanted more that that was a mark against the game. Like are we at that point where 20-30 hours isn't enough anymore? Is it because it was up against Skyrim?

    How is a game being so good that you want more of it a negative aspect?

    The top 2 was a pretty big struggle inside my own head because I don't think SR3 is an improvement over 2, and if anything it's weaker. That said I also agreed with Jeff that it was still just more fun than Skryim. I'm enjoying Skyrim, but like Jeff I feel like so much of it is merely "good".

    I kinda wanted Sr3 to win because it would have been interesting, but I don't really know if it honestly deserves it.

    I'm still irritated Deus Ex was eliminated from the top 10. The boss battles and endings were poorly deigned but it's still 95% a great game and the one I had the hardest time putting down this year.

  • StiltsStilts Memories are nice But that's all they areRegistered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote:
    Watching Vinny play Witcher 2

    God I want to play this game

    Witcher 2 is a great game that I will champion 'til the end of time.

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  • OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor Registered User regular
  • HullisHullis I have special eyesRegistered User regular
    Okay, I am pretty much a Giant Bomb virgin

    gonna try this endurance run of p4

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  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    Hullis wrote:
    Okay, I am pretty much a Giant Bomb virgin

    gonna try this endurance run of p4

    dooooooooo iiiiiiiiiitttttttttttt

  • CG FaggotryCG Faggotry Registered User regular
    YaYa wrote:
    Hullis wrote:
    Okay, I am pretty much a Giant Bomb virgin

    gonna try this endurance run of p4

    dooooooooo iiiiiiiiiitttttttttttt

    Oh god, what a ride!

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  • MrDapperMrDapper We're here. RUNRegistered User regular
    Hullis wrote:
    Okay, I am pretty much a Giant Bomb virgin

    gonna try this endurance run of p4

    This has been the best choice of your life.

  • Two Headed BoyTwo Headed Boy Registered User regular
    I cannot believe how easily they eliminated Skyward Sword from their top 10. It's not my favorite game this year, but I think it's definitely one of the top 10.

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  • MrDapperMrDapper We're here. RUNRegistered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Well I don't think many of the other guys played it.

    Also if you want to delve into madness, check out the youtube comment for Giant Bomb's top ten.

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom The dream is dead Gummy bears are foreverRegistered User regular
    I can't even yell at them for leaving any great games off their top 10

    This year was completely stacked with awesome games

  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    I'm not even sure I played 10 games that came out this year.

    My personal list would probably be

    Mortal Kombat
    Saints Row The Third
    Portal 2
    Skyrim
    Deus Ex: HR
    Tales of Vesperia

    Hey I didn't really get to play it until this year.

  • StiltsStilts Memories are nice But that's all they areRegistered User regular
    I cannot believe how easily they eliminated Skyward Sword from their top 10. It's not my favorite game this year, but I think it's definitely one of the top 10.

    It's not even close to the top 10 for me. I mean, it's an okay game. There are definitely some fun moments in it. But there's also a lot of boring shit bogging it down. It's without a doubt the worst Zelda game I've ever played.

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  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Registered User regular
    Oghulk wrote:
    Witcher 2 is the main reason I built a new computer

    old one couldn't handle it, new can handle it beautifully

    I need to somehow find the perfect system that can run both Witcher 2 and Skyrim at full... since my Skyrim is PS3 broke ass Skyrim.

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    Stilts wrote:
    I cannot believe how easily they eliminated Skyward Sword from their top 10. It's not my favorite game this year, but I think it's definitely one of the top 10.

    It's not even close to the top 10 for me. I mean, it's an okay game. There are definitely some fun moments in it. But there's also a lot of boring shit bogging it down. It's without a doubt the worst Zelda game I've ever played.

    worse than twilight princess?

    i mean, i didn't like the demo i tried in gamestop, but fuck

  • HullisHullis I have special eyesRegistered User regular
    the worst post SNES Zelda* is Ocarina of Time

    (This does not make it a bad game at all! It's just that MM did everything it did and more, and Twilight Princess had some very compelling plot hooks to keep it above that)

    *excluding CD-I games

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  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    Man, Twilight Princess was pretty good, I dunno why people hate on it so much. The long ass tutorial and wolf stuff kinda sucked but otherwise it's pretty much the only game on the Wii I ever enjoyed.

  • HullisHullis I have special eyesRegistered User regular
    I really liked the wolf stuff, actually

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  • AthenorAthenor Registered User regular
    Jeez, why do I keep subjecting myself to these ERs of Chrono Trigger? I'm just sitting here, thinking that.. hey, maybe the fact that everything is giving massive XP and tech means that you might be underleveled, right? Or... here's a thought, you are completely ignoring half your team, and they are the offensive magic users!


    Oh, wait. I know why. It's because I don't own CT. I need to fix that.

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    Nah, I'm currently playing Skyward sword and it literally made me forget I owned other games that I was playing before(dark souls/UMvC3)

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  • OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor Registered User regular
    Barcardi wrote:
    Oghulk wrote:
    Witcher 2 is the main reason I built a new computer

    old one couldn't handle it, new can handle it beautifully

    I need to somehow find the perfect system that can run both Witcher 2 and Skyrim at full... since my Skyrim is PS3 broke ass Skyrim.

    If you can play Witcher 2 it can play Skryim. Skyrim's actually pretty light in terms of hardware requirements when you compare to, say, Battlefield 3 or the Witcher 2.

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