OFFICIAL GR Forums Game of the Year Showdown

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  1. danielrbischoff

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    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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  2. danielrbischoff

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    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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  3. Eyebrowsbv31

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    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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  4. UghRochester

    UghRochester https://www.twitch.tv/ughrochester

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    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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  5. shandog137

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    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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  6. Longo_2_guns

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    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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  7. TheJx4

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    http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/c ... f/340x.jpg
    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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  8. Bras

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    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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  9. kingg5

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    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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  10. drathbone

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    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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  11. Imnickson

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    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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  12. TheJx4

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    God I lol'd so hard.
     
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  13. danielrbischoff

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    I guess not....
     
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    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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  15. Imnickson

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    Hey, that game had just as much driving as it did fpsing.
     
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  16. used44

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    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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  17. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 So tired.

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    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

    Possible Addition?
    Best Kids Game: LBP2, Disney Universe, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One[/quote]
     
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    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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  19. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 So tired.

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    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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  20. Lenin17301

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    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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