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Wigriff  +   672d ago
"Not only did it show me that downloadable titles can stand up to even the biggest of AAA software..."

Braid, Limbo, PixelJunk Monsters, PixelJunk Shooter 1 & 2, Outland, Super Meat Boy, PixelJunk Eden, Journey, Bastion, Stacking, Legend of Grimrock, Castle Crashers... We've all known this for awhile.
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Norrison  +   672d ago
Just look at all the indie games on steam, they have AAA quality most of the time.
Hellsvacancy  +   672d ago
Dishonered, I knew id like it, but not as much as I did
Dlacy13g  +   672d ago
Sleeping Dogs has to be the most surprising as I don't think anyone really thought it was going to be good up until about a month out from release.

Dishonored to me while great pretty much was being assumed to be great.

X-com is also a sneaky one this year as I think many people didn't think a turn based game could be relevant again but it proved to be worthy of play.

I agree with @Wigriff that Downloadable titles really did shine this year on a level we haven't really seen before. Digital download games provided high quality experiences and Walking Dead certainly is going to be one game that gets lots of attention in GOTY discussions.
Axecution  +   672d ago
Sleeping Dogs + Walking Dead <3

I need to play Sleeping Dogs again actually lol
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   672d ago
My personal standout game this year is Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Right up there with my other favourite, Borderlands 2.
Ducky  +   672d ago
... what about SpecOps:TheLine?
Dlacy13g  +   672d ago
SpecOps: TheLine was both a disappointment and a surprise all in one box. I enjoyed the story and thought they did some really good things in that game but was deeply disappointed by the visuals and some of the game mechanics. SpecOps could have been so much more than it turned out to be.
Ducky  +   672d ago
There's some interesting perspectives on the game about how the game mechanics were purposely bad (that the game is trying to be not fun as a form of critique on the medium). Not sure if I buy that, but still interesting nonetheless.

In any case, I was expecting a generic shooter. Story was a complete surprise, even if the shooting remained generic, but I got a memorable experience from the game.
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XxWalksOfShamexX  +   672d ago
walking dead was the most surprising for me this year. When I saw the game, I was intrigued. I never thought this game would send me on an emotional rollercoaster and get nominated for GOTY.
animegamingnerd  +   672d ago
torchlight 2 and the walking dead for me
ForgottenProphecy  +   672d ago
I expected Walking Dead to flop. Even the first episode didn't convince me. But after I completed it, I'm convinced it's GOTY hands down.

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