When we think Game of the Year we think of big AAA games, but what if award season comes and we hear, "And the 2012 Game of the Year is...a Downloadable Game?"
My favorite game so far this year is Max Payne 3.
max payne 3 was epic fail compared to the others
In my opinion it's the best game that has come out this year so far though. I didn't say it's game of the year.
Coming from a huge fan of the first two games, I've got to disagree with you ProjectDeputy. It was a more gritty, more realistic experience. Could the writing in some spots have been better? Sure, but the same could be said about any game. So don't let nostalgia cloud your vision with Max Payne 3, I enjoyed every second of the story and gunplay that the game offered.
Epic fail? Really? People actually (still) say this?
It's his opinion, he's entitled. Mine is Dragon's Dogma. It's been quite a slow year, but upcoming games will be good!
But...2012 hasn't even ended yet..
"max payne 3 was epic fail compared to the others" One of the best games I've played this year. I'm getting tired of people saying "It's terrible compared to the others". Most people have nostalgia goggles on for the first Max Payne, or they just want to jump on the bandwaggon. I replayed it after playing Max Payne 3, but it has serious problems with the gameplay. You have AI that can gun you down with a shotty from a mile away, simply walk by a door with enemies on the other side and your health is already almost gone, and enemies are huge bullet sponges. Plus the terrible platforming segments and the infamous baseball bat section. Words cannot describe how cheap the AI is. It feels more like a chore than it does fun. The only thing that holds up is the cutscenes and writing. Max Payne 2, on the other hand... that game was amazing on so many levels. That's the game Max Payne 3 should be compared with, not the first one, which has aged horribly.
How is this news again?? You are all way too obsessed with goty nonsense. We only halfway through the year. The only time we should be talking about this is in January when all the cards are on the table. Even then... get over yourselves.
What month are you living in man? its August in my world, that makes it 2 months over half "Get over yourself" The dlc for Dark Souls will get my vote
Ok ok....to the 27 disagreers in the first post, how can you disagree that his favorite GOTY is Max Payne 3? i mean, he isnt saying YOUR GOTY, N4G's GOTY, he is saying HIS own, personal (The poster) GOTY...wtf is wrong with you people??? So youre basically saying he is wrong, his GOTY isnt the one he said...because you know him better than himself, right? lol...in sad way.... The Net is doomed.
I didn't even say it was my GOTY lol all I said is it was my favorite game so far. 2012 has been the worst year for gaming since 2007 on PS3 in my opinion so far Max Payne 3 has been the best game since the start of the year.
I already forgot that I played Max Payne 3. it is great game I like it but there is noting memorable about it.
Rainbow moon is my favorite so far. I'm at 70 hours and still have a lot to do.
Witcher 2 or Mass Effect 3 for me.
Even though Witcher 2 is fantastic and I love that game it was actually released in 2011. The xbox 360 version was 2012.
Ya, still a 2012 release for Xbox 360 owners. Witcher 2 was XPlays number 1 game in their top 5 of 2012.
It was Shacknews GOTY for 2011 I do believe, and if wasn't for my love of the Uncharted series I would have been inclined to agree with them.
Yeah, it leaves Witcher 2 in a weird grey area for Game of the year nominations in 2012.
I agree Witcher 2 should have won last year on the pc but this year it definitely should win. The gaming world cant be mean twice
The 2012 game of the year is... undetermined. Because the biggest part of the gaming year has yet to start.
Yea i'm not sure what game will be GOTY.
Very good point. Given that SpikeTVs nominees for 2011, only one of which had been released 12 months ago (Portal 2), I don't think it's time to start thinking about who could win this year.
Well SO FAR, Journey has been the most memorable experience i've had this year(arguably this gen) but best video game(talking fun factor and lasting effect) from 2012 so far has been Max Payne 3, although i can easily see that being overshadowed by Sleeping Dogs for me, cannot wait to get my hands on sleeping dogs, UGH BRING IT!!
Well, it's the only game thus far that game me goosebumps.
Its a mod, but so far dayz is the biggest standout.
I love DayZ, but it was recently announced to have a standalone game so that's when it will be judged for GOTY stuff
As of right now, Xenoblade Chronicles is my GOTY, but there are still quite a bit of games to come out this year.
For me, it's still Journey. I've enjoyed quite a few games this year, but that game still tops the others as a gaming experience. For me. Because, you know, some people don't understand that.
And 2012 is... not over?
Nah. 2012 isn't over yet, and I hope it isn't a game you can finish in a couple of hours. Journey is pretty good, but not as good as some people make it out to be.
Witcher 2 all the way for me. With Max Payne 3 and Mass Effect 3 coming in close.
there still games to come the big 4 beyond 2 souls,halo4 wich i hope will not get goty and AC3 and gta5 one of these will get goty
Beyond 2 Souls isn't coming out this year is it? Wait.......is it?!
Nah, it's actually The last Of Us which comes out this year, Beyond 2 Souls is likely for at the beginning of 2013!!!
i read somewhere the other way around....last of us 2013,beyond 2 souls end 2012 i hope what u said its true since i want more the last of us than beyon 2 souls. if the last of us is coming this year then its def a big candidate for goty easily along gta5,ac3,halo4
Both Beyond and TLOU are 2013 sadly
I wouldn't be surprised if they put Halo, COD & AC3 to be nominees, knowing how biased journalism & the industry is & I highly doubt GTA5 & B2S will be released this year, but Last of Us will be for this year!!!!!
The Last of Us has already been confirmed for next year. http://www.gameinformer.com... http://www.computerandvideo...
Mine might be ZombiU if it can actually put the scare back into the survival horror genre. Been a long time since I actually got scared playing a survival horror game. Re2 was the last one that actually got to me at some points
Journey is a good game, but not GOTY material.
its goty material.
Dragon's Dogma at current, but the year has yet to finish and there are still some games I am very excited for.
Dragon's Dogma was a pleasant surprise and way better than the "60 dollar Resident Evil 6 Demo" People said it was.
They said the same thing about Zone of Enders when they called it a "$50 MGS2 Demo". Then they actually played it and were like-O.O XXXD
It's time to face the fact that Black Ops 2 will win at least 3 awards this year. Even if it's terrible.
Mine is Persona 4 Arena, god what a sleeper hit of a fighting game.
I think AC3 will be given GOTY 2012 from most sites and magazines.
Game of the year isn't released until September 18th imo.....Borderlands 2 ftw.
No love for Starhawk... Best multiplayer this gen for me without a doubt.. 2 free maps recently as well.
Actually they mentioned the F2P Tribes: Ascend which is far superior as a multiplayer game
I have actually put in quite a few hours on Tribes, It's a great game no doubt. But it's silly to compare it to Starhawk IMO. Personally there a a few things that bother me about it, The vehicles for instance are pretty much fodder, you can take out a tank or bike swiftly and they don't provide any tactical merit. The game is a twitch shooter with jet packs and beyond that can get a bit plain. I love the game don't get me wrong, I may actually get back to it at some point. However for the time being, Starhawk provides me with a much deeper and more rewarding online experience. To say Tribes is 'far superior' paints out your short sightedness. There are tactics played out on some games of Starhawk by good players that have truly surprised me, at times it almost feels like were are playing an RTS together. It makes you communicate with your team in a way I have never had to, simple firefight tactics are not enough, as they are in Tribes. Starhawk is a superior multiplayer game on these basis. Also I love dogfights, and Starhawk has lots of them...
I'm a bit surprised about you claim on how Tribes is a twitch shooter. It's not nearly as fast paced as older games like Quake and UT - in fact it's closest to Halo in its form. The vehicles aren't nearly as good here, but no other game got the vehicles right like halo or even close to it - Starhawk included. Sure, Starhawk has those extra RTS-like features similar to games such as The Outfit - but the gunplay is simply not as deep as the one you're getting with the system in Tribes where each player (even in the same class) is really distinct thanks to the perks system, and in shooters gunplay matters most. You simply trade one mechanic for another, and neither can be called "deeper" on an absolute scale.
Well that is a more humble opinion than your first statement. Personally I think Starhawk got the vehicles nearly spot on, and they are much better than the one's in tribes. Yeah Tribes is more focused on the gunplay, but I guess this is the reason I prefer Starhawk. They are different games requiring very different styles of play, Starhawk is a TPS after all. There is one thing I think we can agree on however, they are two different very strong online games, and neither is 'far superior' to the other.
Halo 4 will be Goty for me. Can't wait to get my hands on it and see what 343i is capable of.
journey will get goty.
People... please stop naming unreleased games and saying they'll be GotY. It's ridiculous.
Game of the Year? More like "Opinion of the Year." *Moves on...
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