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[LOCK PLZ] Game of the Year 2007 poll

SixfortyfiveSixfortyfive Registered User
edited January 2008 in Games and Technology
Crossposted from here. mcc can't post this himself because he can't log in and his account's recovery e-mail is no longer valid.
mcc wrote:
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As you may already be familiar with, for the last few years I have been coordinating a little Game of the Year poll the first week of each January. This poll is not like normal GOTY polls. I think it is better. In normal GOTY polls you are given maybe four, five options, and you have to pick your favorite. This one is different.

In this poll you are given a list of EVERY game released last year-- near as we could gather, by taking nominations here and on PA.* You are asked to rate your top 20-- you're asked to check all the games you played, and then to sort them in order of your favorites. There's some javascript that hopefully will make this more or less easy. At the end I have a computer program go back and sort the favorites based on what got rated highest, and we get a list of the year's "top 130". If you want to see what this looks like, here's last year's poll results. They're all color coded and they look neat.

The poll will run until, as I'm currently planning things, the evening of January 8. Expect the results to be at the poll URL sometime on January 9.

Want to give it a shot?

* This year the list is pretty exhaustive, so if something's missing it's probably because it was specifically excluded under the rules! But that is in the past, and if something is missing then I'm sorry, but even if something deserves to be on, no new options will be added now that the poll has started.

In case if you're wondering why one of your favorite games might not be on the list, mcc has some rules in place to prevent games from previous polls from running again another year. Ports of games from previous years are not allowed, and imports (from regions that are not North America) are not allowed because of the possibility that they may receive localizations the following year. (This has the interesting side-effect of some old previously un-localized Virtual Console games being allowed to run in 2007, however.)

For this reason, The Orange Box is not listed. Instead, TF2, Portal, and HL2 Episode 2 are listed individually. Allowing The Orange Box to run as-is would allow HL2 (a previous GOTY winner) and HL2 Episode 1 to run again.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Man if you had played Persona 3, FFXII wouldn't be on your list at all, because it would feel so bland and stale.

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  • ItalaxItalax Registered User
    edited January 2008
    My top 3 were, in order: Portal, Episode 2, Team Fortress 2.

    ...Yea I loved the orange box. Mario has a huge disadvantage that I got it for christmas and haven't had time to play it religiously yet, but the couple of hours I spent still won it spot 4 >_>

    Also:
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Man if you had played Persona 3, FFXII wouldn't be on your list at all, because it would feel so bland and stale.

    I'm pretty sure we don't have Persone 3 in Europe yet.

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  • MumblyfishMumblyfish Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Italax wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure we don't have Persone 3 in Europe yet.
    We do not, and my favoured importers are still charging Too Damned Much™. It could be that I would like Persona 3 more than Final Fantasy XII, but as a rule I do not like the traditional Japanese RPG, and impressive as Persona 3's visual design is it seems to follow standard genre design to the letter. I like Final Fantasy XII because it was difficult, had no experience or item grinding and (until the final stages of the game, where everything devolved into utter shit) a story of empires rather than girly teenagers with personal problems, problems which somehow take center stage even when the world is minutes away from annhilation.

  • BullioBullio Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Spoilered top 20. I only ranked the games I got around to playing that came out this year (I think I had 22 or 23 on the list). The top 10 looks right. After that I didn't pay too much attention to the order.
    Spoiler:

    Edited to indicate proper platform type.

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  • MiserableMirthMiserableMirth Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I haven't even gotten close to playing all the good games that came out. However, as it stands, its a duel between SMG and Portal.

  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I voted Portal no. 1 so hard

  • JRoseyJRosey Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. made my top 5. Even I'm a little surprised.

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  • ItalaxItalax Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Mumblyfish wrote: »
    Italax wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure we don't have Persone 3 in Europe yet.
    We do not, and my favoured importers are still charging Too Damned Muchâ„¢. It could be that I would like Persona 3 more than Final Fantasy XII, but as a rule I do not like the traditional Japanese RPG, and impressive as Persona 3's visual design is it seems to follow standard genre design to the letter. I like Final Fantasy XII because it was difficult, had no experience or item grinding and (until the final stages of the game, where everything devolved into utter shit) a story of empires rather than girly teenagers with personal problems, problems which somehow take center stage even when the world is minutes away from annhilation.

    I can't go back to random battles, I just can't. I hate them so much and they should have fucking died out after Chrono Trigger did RPG battles properly. It's why I hate Dragon Quest 8 with every fiber of my being, it's everything I think is wrong with a JRPG in a single game.

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  • MumblyfishMumblyfish Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Random battles? In 2007 (more like 2008, ha ha, Europe)?

    Well, then. Persona 3 would not come anywhere near my list of "best titles of the year" had I played it. It would not even come at the top of my list of "best titles that are Persona 3, Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing or Animal Soccer World".

  • eelektrikeelektrik Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'm still of the opinion that The Orange Box should've been grouped together as on the 360, there was no option to buy them separately. The majority of people voting for it would be doing so for the new content anyways. But oh well.

    I only have a Top 18.
    Spoiler:

    Unfortunately I've yet to get around to getting Super Paper Mario, Metroid Prime 3, Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, or Project Gotham Racing 4. I'll have to get around to playing them all eventually, but I like the look of my top 10. And this has been an amazing year for expansion packs, with 4 of them making my list.

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  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2008
    I voted Knytt Stories higher than Halo 3.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I haven't played many of the top contenders, probably because I don't have a next gen console yet, so I was only able to come up with ten.
    Spoiler:

    Funny that no one nominated Hellgate... I might not have voted for it, but I thought it had a fairly devout following.

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  • GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    My #1 was MLB Power Pros.

    Seriously. That's my game of the year.

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  • Alfred J. KwakAlfred J. Kwak Registered User
    edited January 2008
    1. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
    2. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)
    3. Mario Strikers Charged (Wii)

    What can I say, I'm a Nintendo whore <3

  • RedMageDarionRedMageDarion Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Here's what I voted for:
    Spoiler:

    EDF! EDF! EDF!

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  • Octopus MelodyOctopus Melody Registered User
    edited January 2008
    There are a lot of groovy games that came out this year that I didn't have a chance to play yet. Hopefully I'll get around to 'em this year.

    Here's me list:
    Spoiler:

  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Ha! Ha!

    It seems I only bought two games this year.

    :|

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Cancel My 2:00 This meeting could get DEADLYRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    1 Team Fortress 2 (PC, PS3, 360)
    2 God of War 2 (PS2)
    3 Portal (PC, PS3, 360)
    4 Wario Ware: Smooth Moves (Wii)
    5 Half Life 2: Episode 2 (PC, PS3, 360)
    6 World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade (PC)

    I don't play WoW anymore, and have no intention of ever going back to it, but Burning Crusade was a pretty bitching expansion and I had quite a bit of fun with it.

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  • HazzHazz Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Chen wrote: »
    Ha! Ha!

    It seems I only bought two games this year.

    :|

    Yeah, taking this poll made me realise I really didn't buy anything this year.

  • EmperorSethEmperorSeth Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    And I feel like an idiot. I voted without remembering that God of War 2 and Persona 3 were this year in the first place. That's why you don't do this thing while skimming a list at 9 am on New Year.

    Well, my 1st would still be Mario Galaxy, so it's not a big deal.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Hazz wrote: »
    Chen wrote: »
    Ha! Ha!

    It seems I only bought two games this year.

    :|

    Yeah, taking this poll made me realise I really didn't buy anything this year.

    I played a surprising number of new games this year. I played seven new games. I thought it would be less.

  • AshtonDragonAshtonDragon Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    My top three were Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Pokemon Diamond, and Mario Galaxy. The first two were obvious to me, but I seriously had to think about the order of everything else.

    I actually picked more than 20 games, and had to cut a few. Was a really good year for me.
    Though I only had one game on the list for something that wasn't Wii or DS, which was Odin Sphere. I think if I had a better computer, I probably would have bought The Orange Box and voted for TF2 and Portal. Oh well.

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  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Titmouse wrote: »
    Hazz wrote: »
    Chen wrote: »
    Ha! Ha!

    It seems I only bought two games this year.

    :|

    Yeah, taking this poll made me realise I really didn't buy anything this year.

    I played a surprising number of new games this year. I played seven new games. I thought it would be less.
    Well, sure, I played a lot of games this year, but not enough to actually vote on it. I mean, Mario Party 8, really?

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Spoiler:

    Man I didn't get much this year.

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  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I did Galaxy, Super Paper Mario, and TF2 in that order.

    Portal is like 6th on my list, it was a fun game dont get me wrong but it was way to bloody short and the difficulty wasnt really there till the end.

    Also many thanks to MCC. Make sure to pass alone that we would like to see him come back! (if only for a visit)

  • LCDXXLCDXX Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    Spoiler:

    I will admit, it was a pretty awesome year. As I stated elsewhere, the top 4 or 5 were pretty interchangeable for me so I just plugged some numbers in and went with it.

    I was kinda shocked to see that I had 32 games on that list. O_o

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  • DiscoGobboDiscoGobbo Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Spoiler:

    Thinking on it now, it was indeed one hell of a year.

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  • RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Mumblyfish wrote: »
    Random battles? In 2007 (more like 2008, ha ha, Europe)?

    Well, then. Persona 3 would not come anywhere near my list of "best titles of the year" had I played it. It would not even come at the top of my list of "best titles that are Persona 3, Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing or Animal Soccer World".

    Persona 3 does not have random battles in it. In fact, as far as RPGs where you can see the enemy beforehand go, Persona 3 is one of the easier ones to dodge unwanted battles.

  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    A pretty pitiful list from me. I didn't play as much this year as I thought I did, but I haven't gotten all the games I wanted to, either - and I haven't completed a few of these.
    Spoiler:

    I still haven't gotten Virtua Fighter 5, Front Mission, Super Paper Mario, The Witcher or Persona 3 yet.

    On a sidenote, what the fuck is Hammerfall for the PC? I can find no record of this game ever existing.

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Mario Galaxy, followed by some other stuff.

    Also, Sin and Punishment as an option on the list? Hell yes.

    I mean, it's certainly going to win in the N64 category (unless it counts as a Wii game, that is).

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Spoiler:

    I am really bad at these things because I always feel like I am leaving something out or that the order is wrong, but this time I feel pretty good about my choices

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    1. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
    2. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (DS)
    3. Portal (PC, PS3, 360)
    4. Team Fortress 2 (PC, PS3, 360)
    5. Rock Band (360, PS3)
    6. Assassin's Creed (360, PS3)
    7. Bioshock (360, PC)
    8. Mass Effect (360)
    9. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations (DS)
    10. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)
    11. Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS)
    12. Zack and Wiki (Wii)
    13. Super Paper Mario (Wii)
    14. Trauma Center: New Blood (Wii)
    15. Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)

    I only now notice that I didn't mention Halo 3 at all. Oh well.

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  • Radikal_DreamerRadikal_Dreamer Registered User
    edited January 2008
    1. Uncharted
    2. Warhawk
    3. Persona 3
    4. God of War II
    5. Heavenly Sword
    6. Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
    7. Guitar Hero III

    Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions would have been on there, probably pretty high, if it was an option... But it wasn't :(

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  • DisruptorX2DisruptorX2 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I only voted for Mass Effect.

    I should have also voted Guitar Hero 3, but I forgot.

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  • Tonberry KingTonberry King Registered User
    edited January 2008
    1. Metroid Prime 3
    2. Rune Factory
    3. Mass Effect
    4. Bioshock
    5. Zack and Wiki
    6. Mario Galaxy
    7. Sonic and the Secret Rings
    8. Super Paper Mario
    9. Wario Ware Smooth Moves

    Metroid Prime 3 fanboy representin'

  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Italax wrote: »
    Mumblyfish wrote: »
    Italax wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure we don't have Persone 3 in Europe yet.
    We do not, and my favoured importers are still charging Too Damned Muchâ„¢. It could be that I would like Persona 3 more than Final Fantasy XII, but as a rule I do not like the traditional Japanese RPG, and impressive as Persona 3's visual design is it seems to follow standard genre design to the letter. I like Final Fantasy XII because it was difficult, had no experience or item grinding and (until the final stages of the game, where everything devolved into utter shit) a story of empires rather than girly teenagers with personal problems, problems which somehow take center stage even when the world is minutes away from annhilation.

    I can't go back to random battles, I just can't. I hate them so much and they should have fucking died out after Chrono Trigger did RPG battles properly. It's why I hate Dragon Quest 8 with every fiber of my being, it's everything I think is wrong with a JRPG in a single game.

    I looooove random battles so much. It's perfect for the grinder in me.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    Italax wrote: »
    Mumblyfish wrote: »
    Italax wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure we don't have Persone 3 in Europe yet.
    We do not, and my favoured importers are still charging Too Damned Muchâ„¢. It could be that I would like Persona 3 more than Final Fantasy XII, but as a rule I do not like the traditional Japanese RPG, and impressive as Persona 3's visual design is it seems to follow standard genre design to the letter. I like Final Fantasy XII because it was difficult, had no experience or item grinding and (until the final stages of the game, where everything devolved into utter shit) a story of empires rather than girly teenagers with personal problems, problems which somehow take center stage even when the world is minutes away from annhilation.

    I can't go back to random battles, I just can't. I hate them so much and they should have fucking died out after Chrono Trigger did RPG battles properly. It's why I hate Dragon Quest 8 with every fiber of my being, it's everything I think is wrong with a JRPG in a single game.

    I looooove random battles so much. It's perfect for the grinder in me.

    I think you need medical attention.

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I had played 23 games from the list

    The top seven are the games I think are REALLY REALLY good

    1. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
    2. Halo 3 (360)
    3. Portal (PC, PS3, 360)
    4. Bioshock (360, PC)
    5. Rock Band (360, PS3)
    6. Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS)
    7. Pac-Man Championship Edition (360)
    8. Wario Ware: Smooth Moves (Wii)
    9. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (DS)
    10. Earth Defense Force 2017 (360)
    11. Blue Dragon (360)
    12. Mass Effect (360)
    13. Zack and Wiki (Wii)
    14. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)
    15. Planet Puzzle League (DS)
    16. Project Gotham Racing 4 (360)
    17. Super Paper Mario (Wii)
    18. Forza Motorsport 2 (360)
    19. Call of Duty 4 (360, PS3, PC)
    20. Brain Age 2 (DS)

  • DisruptorX2DisruptorX2 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    See, I would have voted for Bioshock, but I don't think it deserves to be GOTY, and the way the system works, listing it would give it a better chance at that, given how many people are going to list it somewhere.

    Thats why I only selected one game.

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  • Dodge AspenDodge Aspen Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    My votes are really slanted towards the Wii, because I just got my 360, and am in the middle of a move so I haven't got a chance to play much of anything on it. There is so much on there that I plan on playing in the next couple of months, but haven't yet. I really didn't want Mario and Sonic and The Olympic games on there, but I had fun with it and the family over Christmas, so I added it because I wanted to pick 10.

    It appears I spent far too much time on games that aren't eligible, somehow. I know The Virtual Console was a huge time sink for me, and Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition also demanded several play-throughs. Also, the first 2 months of this year were spent on Twilight Princess. Bah!

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