Nominees for Game of the Year

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Irridium:
Out of that list, I say give it to either New Vegas or Kirby. Both amazing games and my two favorites of the year. Their choice though.

Probably will be RDR or ME2. Which I don't think deserve it that much. Marston came off as a prick(although I guess for good reason, but still, I don't like pricks) and the story felt disjointed. And ME2 didn't really advance the plot at all.

Just my opinion though.

while i haven't played rdr and therefore my opinion isn't worth dirt; however i agree with me2 in that, even though there were two discs, it felt like half the game me1 was; also the music was terrible. out with the great techno sci-fi music and in with the generic epic action music.

as for my top choice: a tie between new vegas (dead money in particular), halo reach, and epic yarn.

Halley M:
who cares what's on the list? everyone knows it's going to either ME2 or RDR.

It will be RDR.

Man, you KNOW its been a shitty year when Mass Effect 2 make the list of best games. Wow...just wow. This single game is pretty much a betrayal of everything that Bioware used to stand for, and consequently, a betrayal of their fans.

cthulhumythos:

Irridium:
Out of that list, I say give it to either New Vegas or Kirby. Both amazing games and my two favorites of the year. Their choice though.

Probably will be RDR or ME2. Which I don't think deserve it that much. Marston came off as a prick(although I guess for good reason, but still, I don't like pricks) and the story felt disjointed. And ME2 didn't really advance the plot at all.

Just my opinion though.

while i haven't played rdr and therefore my opinion isn't worth dirt; however i agree with me2 in that, even though there were two discs, it felt like half the game me1 was; also the music was terrible. out with the great techno sci-fi music and in with the generic epic action music.

as for my top choice: a tie between new vegas (dead money in particular), halo reach, and epic yarn.

Wait, are you saying Mass Effect had music? Wow, that's news to me. I didn't even notice Mass Effect's soundtrack in all but one or two areas. When I found it on Youtube, I thought it was incredibly generic sounding and not at all memorable.

Mass Effect 2, for me, was a great improvement. I thought the music was awesome and still listen to most of the character leitmotifs on youtube sometimes. It pales in comparison to stuff like Halo or Homeworld, but it's still damn good.

Really though, if you want to hear an electronic soundtrack done right, listen to Tron: Legacy's OST.

OT: That's a good list. I can tell it's been a great year for gaming, with a whole bunch of games all appealing to different people - just look at all the variety in the GotY lists on the internet so far, few of them are the same. Hell, look at all the argument on this thread. I'm glad to see Reach and Mass Effect 2 on that list, certainly.

If we should go by epic scale and he sheer awesomeness of a game, it can only be one winner:

StarCraft2: Wings of Liberty.

None of the other games on that list comes even close to being as well designed as SC2 is.

Not even a nomination for Amnesia?

Not one of the them are on my personal top 10 for 2010. Having played every singel one of them except WOW i must say 2010 will be known gaming wise to me as a year with a general lack of imagination. Boooorrrring..next please.

well AssBro was ok.

matrix3509:
Man, you KNOW its been a shitty year when Mass Effect 2 make the list of best games. Wow...just wow. This single game is pretty much a betrayal of everything that Bioware used to stand for, and consequently, a betrayal of their fans.

what were you smoking while you were playing this? because you clearly weren't playing the same game as the rest of us.

Dragonmaw:
Too bad stellar hits like Amnesia and Super Meat Boy were ignored in favor of trite garbage like Heavy Rain and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.

Agreed.

I am particularly insulted that Kirby's Epic Yawn is on this when Super Meat Boy isn't. Heck, KEY was to me just the third best platformer on the Wii (behind Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Donkey Kong Country Returns).

Halley M:

matrix3509:
Man, you KNOW its been a shitty year when Mass Effect 2 make the list of best games. Wow...just wow. This single game is pretty much a betrayal of everything that Bioware used to stand for, and consequently, a betrayal of their fans.

what were you smoking while you were playing this? because you clearly weren't playing the same game as the rest of us.

Maybe it was the ridiculous railroading plot that pretty much took what was good about the first game and pissed all over it. Then again it might have been the boring, rinse-repeat gun fights that tried and failed to be like every 3rd person shooter ever. Then again maybe it was the gutting of any semblance of depth from the leveling system, which loops around to my first point. I could go on.

All I've got to say is, if that's what is nominated for GOTY, what a dissapointment (in the year, i mean) :(

95% of those titles are sequels, the only new IP being Heavy Rain. I consider RDR a spiritual successor to GTA, seeing as they haven't changed a thing outside of bizonker driving physics.

Damn you innovative stagnation!!

Aurgelmir:
If we should go by epic scale and he sheer awesomeness of a game, it can only be one winner:

StarCraft2: Wings of Liberty.

None of the other games on that list comes even close to being as well designed as SC2 is.

I think you are confusing well designed with well budgeted, honestly blizzard are some of the worst designers in the industry. (I'm looking at you rogues and warlocks!)

Proper balance is virtually non-existent in their games, even the so called balance of SC1 seems to me to be more of a fluke than proper design balance.

My votes are for Civ 5, F:NV, RDR and ME2. Can't really explain why. Those were my top 4 timesinks of the year. If I would have to choose just one it would probably be Civ 5, altough ME2 cam really really close.

MrLumber:
All I've got to say is, if that's what is nominated for GOTY, what a dissapointment (in the year, i mean) :(

95% of those titles are sequels, the only new IP being Heavy Rain. I consider RDR a spiritual successor to GTA, seeing as they haven't changed a thing outside of bizonker driving physics.

Damn you innovative stagnation!!

Actually, RDR is a sequal to a ps2 game from the mid 2000's called "Red Dead Revolver". RDR was pretty much just Red Dead Revolver mixed with GTA.

No indie games this year? Ouch, that's fairly narrow minded, but when you have a list populated with sequels and spin-offs I guess you could say 2010 was the year when originality truly died in the gaming industry. Thank God FFXIII didn't make it on the list.
But then again I would choose Super Meat Boy as the best game of the year. Very well made with bundles of creativity and the perfect challenge level out of any game I've ever played, and at the original 33% off price it's absurdly cheap. Don't get me wrong, New Vegas and ME2 I loved, but I'm going to forget about them when the next instalment comes along due to how these games feel like the glue that sticks a franchise together and not individual games in themselves.

I like how, with the exception of Red Dead Redemption, all of the games were sequels.

Woodsey:

Slycne:

Captain Pirate:
In other news, where is Minecraft on that Nominee list?

Minecraft has not been released officially, so thus not in the running for 2010.

It's available for purchase, I'd say it's only in beta in the same way that MMOs are constantly being patched and updated and expanded upon.

Yeah, but if you are going by that, it was available for purchase in 2009, it just wasn't as insanely popular as it became in 2010. So, either way you look at it, it can't be anywhere on a 2010 list.

I only played SC2, ME2 and F:NV
I would probably go for SC2. The singleplayer alone is worth it :-)
The only game that came this year that I want to play but still haven't is Metro 2033, so all in all, it was a pretty meh year for me :-(

So you didn't put Dead Rising 2 on this list,but you put a piece of shit such as Kirby.Tell me who the fuck even played that game c'mmon escapist don't fail at life like IGN.

P.S the best game from this list is Red Dead Redemption

Supp:
I like how, with the exception of Red Dead Redemption, all of the games were sequels.

Red Dead Redemption is a sequel to Red Dead Revolver. The only non-sequel on there is actually Heavy Rain, unless I'm missing something.

I don't much care, to be honest.

OhJohnNo:

Supp:
I like how, with the exception of Red Dead Redemption, all of the games were sequels.

Red Dead Redemption is a sequel to Red Dead Revolver. The only non-sequel on there is actually Heavy Rain, unless I'm missing something.

I don't much care, to be honest.

Heavy Rain is a "spiritual sequel" to some other shitty QTE game called Fahrenheit or something like that. So the entire list is a bunch of AAA sequels, and shits on all the awesome indie games that came out this year.

Assassin Xaero:

Woodsey:

Slycne:

Minecraft has not been released officially, so thus not in the running for 2010.

It's available for purchase, I'd say it's only in beta in the same way that MMOs are constantly being patched and updated and expanded upon.

Yeah, but if you are going by that, it was available for purchase in 2009, it just wasn't as insanely popular as it became in 2010. So, either way you look at it, it can't be anywhere on a 2010 list.

Why not?

TF2 was on PCG's 2010 list.

Woodsey:

Assassin Xaero:

Woodsey:

It's available for purchase, I'd say it's only in beta in the same way that MMOs are constantly being patched and updated and expanded upon.

Yeah, but if you are going by that, it was available for purchase in 2009, it just wasn't as insanely popular as it became in 2010. So, either way you look at it, it can't be anywhere on a 2010 list.

Why not?

TF2 was on PCG's 2010 list.

... That's stupid... then you could put Doom every year since it came out...

Happy to see Heavy Rain there. And not just because of the graphics.

matrix3509:

Halley M:

matrix3509:
Man, you KNOW its been a shitty year when Mass Effect 2 make the list of best games. Wow...just wow. This single game is pretty much a betrayal of everything that Bioware used to stand for, and consequently, a betrayal of their fans.

what were you smoking while you were playing this? because you clearly weren't playing the same game as the rest of us.

Maybe it was the ridiculous railroading plot that pretty much took what was good about the first game and pissed all over it. Then again it might have been the boring, rinse-repeat gun fights that tried and failed to be like every 3rd person shooter ever. Then again maybe it was the gutting of any semblance of depth from the leveling system, which loops around to my first point. I could go on.

oh, I see what's happened here: clearly someone said they got you ME2 for christmas but it was actually a copy of Rogue Warrior in the box, right?

now I understand.

Valagetti:
Happy to see Heavy Rain there. And not just because of the graphics.

You're happy to see god of war without the gameplay or fun, with a WORSE story on the top games of the year list? sad.

Dead Rising 2 anyone? just slashing through zombies with a laser sword and all the other insane and brutal combo weapons should be enough to gain a mention also Minecraft (though it was originally released in 2009) the constant updating and recent beta should atleast deserve an honorable mention

OhJohnNo:

cthulhumythos:

Irridium:
Out of that list, I say give it to either New Vegas or Kirby. Both amazing games and my two favorites of the year. Their choice though.

Probably will be RDR or ME2. Which I don't think deserve it that much. Marston came off as a prick(although I guess for good reason, but still, I don't like pricks) and the story felt disjointed. And ME2 didn't really advance the plot at all.

Just my opinion though.

while i haven't played rdr and therefore my opinion isn't worth dirt; however i agree with me2 in that, even though there were two discs, it felt like half the game me1 was; also the music was terrible. out with the great techno sci-fi music and in with the generic epic action music.

as for my top choice: a tie between new vegas (dead money in particular), halo reach, and epic yarn.

Wait, are you saying Mass Effect had music? Wow, that's news to me. I didn't even notice Mass Effect's soundtrack in all but one or two areas. When I found it on Youtube, I thought it was incredibly generic sounding and not at all memorable.

Mass Effect 2, for me, was a great improvement. I thought the music was awesome and still listen to most of the character leitmotifs on youtube sometimes. It pales in comparison to stuff like Halo or Homeworld, but it's still damn good.

Really though, if you want to hear an electronic soundtrack done right, listen to Tron: Legacy's OST.

OT: That's a good list. I can tell it's been a great year for gaming, with a whole bunch of games all appealing to different people - just look at all the variety in the GotY lists on the internet so far, few of them are the same. Hell, look at all the argument on this thread. I'm glad to see Reach and Mass Effect 2 on that list, certainly.

eh. mass effect to me was just a fun sci-fi game that had an interesting mystery with crazy revelations and i felt the music fit.

mass effect 2 felt like a generic action game with generic action game music. gone was the mysteries; they had been replaced with a huge "this is what happens and this is where the climax is going to be" sign. there were things mass effect 2 did right (i have to mention this or else it'll sound like a fanboy rage post), i liked the characters (most of them at least, friggin' jack....) and i probably talked to them more than in mass effect 1.

as for the music thing, i think its probably a matter of preference.

while i'd love to continue ranting on what mass effect 2 did right and wrong, i've hit the point in my post where i realize that it's silly to just go on and rant your opinion on the internet to someone who likely holds a different opinion.

OT: as for which game wins... i'd probably put money on starcraft 2. people rave about it like it's the second coming.

Happy to interact with another internet troll.

Assassin Xaero:

Woodsey:

Assassin Xaero:

Yeah, but if you are going by that, it was available for purchase in 2009, it just wasn't as insanely popular as it became in 2010. So, either way you look at it, it can't be anywhere on a 2010 list.

Why not?

TF2 was on PCG's 2010 list.

... That's stupid... then you could put Doom every year since it came out...

Kiraxa:

Valagetti:
Happy to see Heavy Rain there. And not just because of the graphics.

You're happy to see god of war without the gameplay or fun, with a WORSE story on the top games of the year list? sad.

Happy to interact with another internet troll.

Aura Guardian:
I'd pick Super Mario Galaxy 2. That game is breathtaking.

I didn't find the game any more amazing then the first one, but, the sound track. Oh my, I do love that sound track.

Ot: My Vote goes to Mass effect 2, as people have said it's the only game on that list that makes me want to go back for more. Well, to be honest, apart from Mario Galaxy 2, it's the ony game on the List I own.

If a game should come close I would say Civ, from what I've heard it's a fantastic game.

On that note, I'd love to a "Game of Year edition" Mario Galaxy 2. :P

matrix3509:
Man, you KNOW its been a shitty year when Mass Effect 2 make the list of best games. Wow...just wow. This single game is pretty much a betrayal of everything that Bioware used to stand for, and consequently, a betrayal of their fans.

Cool story bro ;)

Personally, it's between ME2 and RDR for me(no shit). But I also enjoyed SMG2 and DKR. Minecraft(even though it wasn't released in stores) still deserves to be nominated. That game kicks ass.

While I strongly disagree with your assessment of 2010 as a good year for games, I do have to thank you sincerely for resisting the temptation to put Bayonetta on your list.

Valagetti:

Assassin Xaero:

Woodsey:

Why not?

TF2 was on PCG's 2010 list.

... That's stupid... then you could put Doom every year since it came out...

Kiraxa:

Valagetti:
Happy to see Heavy Rain there. And not just because of the graphics.

You're happy to see god of war without the gameplay or fun, with a WORSE story on the top games of the year list? sad.

Happy to interact with another internet troll.

Please, since you seem to be greater than everyone, how am I a troll for saying that it is stupid to put a game that wasn't made in 2010 on a 2010 list?

Only 3 games out of 12 that are not sequels...sad face.

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