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Submitted by Moncole 761d ago | opinion piece

David Jaffe's Top 10 Games of 2012

Pop the bubbly, the creator of Twisted Metal and God of War helps us ring in the new year with his favorite games of 2012! (Industry)

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Godchild1020  +   761d ago
I agree with Sound Shapes, I downloaded it and go back to it every once in a while. I enjoy the music (instrumentals) in that game and it is a great platforming game. SS is one of the few games that put two different genres together, and do it so well. The best way to play is with Headphones, on a Vita. IMO

David's taste in games is pretty unique and gives a great example of the type of guy he really is. David Jaffe seems like a cool guy and it seems that he doesn't have any bad blood with Sony and I'm happy he pointed out that he is not working on a handheld title or a big fan of them, so no one can jump and say he is working on a handheld title. I would like to know what game he is working on with Jenova Chen or if they still are doing a game together.

He plays everything, enjoys every console and that is the type of developer we need in this industry. Oh, and his daughter is so funny; walking in the room and asking who is GiantBomb. Favorite game Minecraft, not Twisted Metal. Priceless.
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ChrisW  +   761d ago
David who?
MikeMyers  +   760d ago | Helpful
Someone actually reported my comment because I listed what the games were. So beware when giving out details to any article, being helpful doesn't pay here.
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MikeMyers  +   760d ago
double post
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EVILDEAD360  +   760d ago
@ Mikemyers

That's weak they reported you detailing the list. I don't want to click it at the moment want to read what the list was.

People do it ALL the time for articles and vids they hate on, why would this be any different.

Shame for the clear double standard.

Evil
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mochachino  +   760d ago
@MikeMyers: Have a bubble vote for being helpful. I have video top tens so whoever reported you should stop doing that.
MikeMyers  +   760d ago
Thanks you two.
Hicken  +   760d ago
@MikeMyers

It happens EVERY time. I try to get people to dish out bubbles for being helpful in such situations.

Honestly, though, I don't know if it's some troll actually reporting people, or whether it's the mods, themselves, for some reason.

In any case, it seems like it's not rewarded. And since it's marked as spam, it's not even visible. It'd almost be better to be marked for trolling.
Moncole  +   761d ago
I bought Mutant Blobs attack on Steam a few days ago, really enjoying it. I just need to get a gold medal on two more levels to S-rank it.
Young_ART  +   761d ago
Black Ops 2 was hand down the best game of this console generation.
Abdou23  +   761d ago
LOL
Treian  +   761d ago
...Please don't ever comment again.
Riderz1337  +   761d ago
Thank you for showing me why you have one bubble with that type of comment.
SuperSonic266  +   761d ago
you do know it's his opinion?
AdmiralSnake  +   761d ago
It's their opinion though, I love black ops and I don't even agree with it.

Very close minded people on this website I tell you.
DragonKnight  +   760d ago
@SuperSonic266 and AdmiralSnake: Clearly you've fallen for Young_ART's troll.
Furesis  +   761d ago
i don't agree with you so that's why i disagreed but it's your opinion so i respect that
Ultr  +   761d ago
The thing is, people need to learn how to say an opinion!

"Black Ops 2 was hand down the best game of this console generation. "

this is what you say when it's a fact.

he should have said.

"FOR ME Blops2 is hands down the best game of this console generation."

THIS, I respect
360ICE  +   760d ago
I don't really respect his opinion, but bubbling it down is of course wrong.
360ICE  +   760d ago
@Ultr
The only reason people take statements like
"Game x is the best game ever" as a statement of fact, is because they're too willing to be offended by it. Which is one major reason why you're bound to see less outrage if people actually like Game x.

Nor does "Black Ops 2 is the best" = "Black Ops 2 is the best for everyone". The only fair assumption to make is that it's the author's personal opinion, and not an attemt at being objective. I mean, does anyone actually use an objective standard when they determine what games are best? No. Hence, it's likely an opinion, and if the readers have some processing skills they'll pick up on that without the need for "IMO"
BlaqMagiq24  +   761d ago
Not sure if stupid or trolling
Megaton  +   761d ago
Thirty Flights of Loving. I still really need to play that game.
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floetry101  +   761d ago
Bought Thirty Flights of Loving on steam from the sale. One of the most interesting games I've played.

Always good to hear Jaffe's top 10 of the year. The man doesn't suger-coat his thoughts. Always honest, always interesting.
HeavenlySnipes  +   761d ago
Madvillian is a dope album
knifefight  +   761d ago
Remind me again why we should care what his favorite games are?
karlowma  +   761d ago
And yet you felt the need to comment on the article.
knifefight  +   761d ago
Indeed.
Some comments say things like "I agree."
Some comments express disagreement.

I have a general disagreement with the need for this post and I think it is stupid.

You have a general disagreement with my post and presumably think it is stupid.

In Western society, we generally call this a "conversation." In it, various outlooks are expressed, not all of them uniform, though it is not uncommon for two people to have similar views. It is unreasonable, however, to expect all participants to have the same views, and thus, "conversation" as it were, continues.
karlowma  +   761d ago
While your understanding of what constitutes a conversation seems sound, your implementation leaves something to be desired.

"Why should I care," comes off as juvenile and inept.

If you are, in fact, a ten year old child, please carry on.
knifefight  +   761d ago
See, that's the thing. I am!

But this isn't about me. It's about Jaffe's favorite games. I have stated that I do not see the point of this.

What is your opinion? You have stated none. You have only harassed me about mine. If this is the proper implementation of conversation that you spoke of and seem to know so much about, then it seems I do indeed have a lot to learn. So teach me.

What's your opinion of this article? Do tell.
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rainslacker  +   761d ago
Because he's a game developer that a lot of people respect, and as such, his opinions have some merit to those people. As such, posting his list of favorite games starts a conversation among the community about said games, thus a conversation is born, and thus people come out pretending to want a conversation, yet offer nothing to it.

I'd rather see his list, than any of the randomly created user sites that get posted every day. Particularly since the games he likes may influence the games he makes.
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BlaqMagiq24  +   761d ago
This. People can say whatever they want about him but at the end of the day Jaffe is a developer who's been in the industry for years and knows what he's talking about.
The_Nameless_One  +   761d ago
Ending is adorable and priceless.
ForgottenProphecy  +   761d ago
My personal top 10 (no real order)
10. Journey
9. The Walking Dead
8. Starhawk (Most under rated game in a long time imo)
7. Spec Ops: The Line (my favorite story of the year, sorry Walking Dead)
6. Hitman: Absolution
5. Borderlands 2
4. Mass Effect 3 (would be number 1 hands down if the ending wasn't the worst ending I've seen in years.)
3. Farcry 3
2. Playstation AllStars Battle Royale
1. Pokemon Black/White 2

If I would have to make one game "GOTY" it would have to be Spec Ops: The Line. When I first started playing, I thought it was another bro shooter that I would forget about in a few days. Especially because Nolan North was voicing the main character. Once I saw that ending, then played it through again, it really is a beautifully done game, showing a unique side of war. Sure, some games try to make war look dark and grim, but this is the first game that I have played to actually make me question my own actions.
isyourhouseonfire  +   760d ago
This guy is ridiculous
YodaCracker  +   760d ago
The list for those who don't want to watch the video:

12. Temple Run: Brave
11. Sound Shapes
10. FTL: Faster Than Light
9. McPixel
8. Journey
7. SongPop
6. Halo 4
5. Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
4. Draw Something
3. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
2. 10000000
1. Thirty Flights of Loving
otherZinc  +   760d ago
That's the most ridiculous GOTY selections I've seen in decades.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   760d ago
Even Jaffe picks Halo 4 over Journey.

In Jaffe we Trust.
-Gespenst-  +   760d ago
In no particular order (And I don't have 10 [or 12]):

Journey
Okami HD
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Dear Esther
Assassin's Creed III
Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance
Tombi (The psone classics Monkey-paw re-release ofc)

And I'm reserving spots for Thirty Flights of Loving and Virtue's Last Reward.

Persona 4 Golden should probably be on there, but I haven't actually played the original Persona 4 yet. I bought it for my Ps2 early last year not anticipating the re-release.
KingKevo  +   760d ago
Very personal and interesting list for sure. I still like this guy a lot.
deadfrag  +   760d ago
Indie wins!Yes,nice list indeed!
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