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What is the best game of 2013 not named BioShock Infinite or The Last of Us?

What has been the best game of 2013 not named BioShock Infinite or The Last of Us?

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Thatguy-3101113d ago

Ni no Kuni is a really hidden Gem that deserves more recognition. This year has been a pretty good year for gamers.

Ezz20131113d ago

since i can't say TLOU and i hate BI

then it's Ni No Kuni for me too
also i would add Animal Crossing/Tomb Raider/Far cry 3

BiggCMan1113d ago

Far Cry 3 was last year actually. Unfortunately it's one of those games that comes out at the tail end of the year, and is never considered for awards and such for that year, or the following year since it didn't come out then.

Serg1113d ago

Awards usually have a deadline, games that come out after this deadline will be considered for next year. Far Cry 3 will be on the list for this year.

brodychet1113d ago

I've played them all, and now it isn't an extremely large margin between the games (referring to their quality overall)

The Last of Us is the best of them. In my opinion.

I'm worried GTA5 won't be good enough to stand up to what I experienced in TLOU, and that's all I was looking forward to.

Eyeco1113d ago (Edited 1113d ago )

What didn't you like about Bioshock Infinite ? I've yet to play it because I've been taking it really slow with game purchases recently, money being tight and all, the game looks and sounds amazing.

Campy da Camper1113d ago (Edited 1113d ago )

Have to agree on bishock. Great atmosphere and level design but the combat just fell flat. Just enter room, enemies attack. Use machine gun and spam powers, rinse and repeat.

What it needed were those big mechanical guys as the standard enemies and more of the crow guys.

poppatron1112d ago

I wouldn't say I disliked Bioshock personally, I was just really really dissapointed with it. Was just a fairly standard fps with a better than average story. It's just unfortunate that the story only becomes good in the last hour or so, up until that point I just remember not really understanding what was going on. The gameplay itself was fairly mundane and forgettable. Not really worthy of the bioshock name, wich to me stands for a kind of sandbox style gameplay, I enjoyed leading big daddies down corridors rigged up with meticulously place traps.

The characters quite honestly don't stand anywhere near to those found in the last of us, where the characters are real and incredible by video game standards. I've never been moved by a game like I was through out tlou. Actually no, in honesty I didn't instantly like it, I didn't really like tess, but as soon as it was Joel and Ellie. Wow!

There's absolutely no comparison between Ellie and Elizabeth for me. Ellie was a believable engaging character. Elizabeth was a video game charcature, she served the story well enough. Ellie felt real, living and breathing. Like I said, I was completely moved!

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Abash1113d ago

Sly Cooper: Theives in Time needs way more recognition too. It's a great game and easily one of the best 3D platformers this gen

truthteller1113d ago

I agree though for me it isn't GOTY. We'll see what Sanzaru brings next.

majiebeast1113d ago

Sanzaru is already hiring people with PS3/Vita experience i want to see them take on Jak&Daxter remember Sly collection was a tease for Sly 4.

They could also very well take over the Ratchet and Clank franchise from Insomniac who treated their biggest creation as a red haired step child with A4O and that other game nobody remembers.

jammy_701113d ago

Tomb raider great reboot fantastic game

kneon1113d ago

The single player was good but the multi-player was awful.

TechnicianTed1112d ago

Who cares about MP when it comes to Tomb Raider? The SP was all that mattered and it was great.

BlindGuardian1113d ago

1 TLOU
2 BI
3 Ni No Kuni
4 Metro Lst Light
5 Tomb Raider

fenome1113d ago

Oh yeah, Metro! I need to play this game, sounds good, I keep forgetting to get this one!

PSjesus1113d ago

Ni no Kuni is my GOTY even though i luv TLOU and BI(original bioshock far more better).....NNK is unique game that we ll nott see any similar game like it in the near future

-Ikon-1113d ago

Ni no Kuni is not that great.. I wouldnt even rank it a top 5 level-5 game.. Studio G is what brought the hype to that game..

TR was ok but will never replay it again has zero replay value..

MGR is the 3rd best game I played this year.. one of the best action games this gen with tons of replay value

TheOneEyedHound1113d ago

As a fan of MGS, MGR was shit compare to the series and nowhere near Ni No Kuni IMO

Stallion1113d ago (Edited 1113d ago )

"Pretty good." Really man?
2013 is the best year in gaming for at least half a decade. Normally every year we get a bunch of good games and two or three incredible ones that really defined the year. This year we have a retarded amount year defining games.
Ni No Kuni
BioShock Infinite
Animal Crossing
Cube World
GTA V
Watch Dogs
This is going to be the most split year in GOTY winners EVER.

majiebeast1113d ago

I dpont think Watchdogs is gonna live up to the hype everytime they show it my hype goes down it just looks like AC in a modern setting.

TechnicianTed1112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

Watchdogs doesn't look anything like AC. The only similarities are that it's 3rd person and it's made by Ubisoft, but the similarities end there.

:S

oakshin1113d ago

yes i havnt played a ton of games this year but NI NO KUNI was a gem u get my agree

fenome1113d ago

I pre-ordered Ni No Kuni and I agree, it is a hidden gem. Still haven't tried Tomb Raider or Bioshock: Infinite yet... About to get both, I wanna try Tomb Raider first though. I'm more intrigued by this title than I am Bioshock for some reason..

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Y_51501113d ago

I only got 3 other games this year other than The Last of Us. Naruto Storm 3,God of War Ascension, and Luigi's Mansion dark moon. Hard choice since Last of Us easily topped all three of the runner ups.

ArchangelMike1113d ago

Yeah it would have to be Ni No Kuni for me (but in reality that's in third place after TLoU and BInfinite).

stonecold31113d ago

ni no kuni and beyond 2 souls looks like another goty contender for me?

No_Limit1113d ago

Of course it got to be GTAV if we are talking about the whole year, But as far as games that are out now, I would give that honor to State of Decay.

HammadTheBeast1113d ago

Bahahahahah.

Obviously you haven't played the Last of Us. But to each his own I guess.

State of Decay seemed kind of bland to me, like it was cashing in on what made DayZ and open world zombie games fun. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't amazing in my opinion.

No_Limit1112d ago

Bahahahahah,
Actually I am playing both State of Decay and TLOU as we speak. Lucky me, I own all systems. I love Zombie games so much that I will also get Dead Rising 3 in November. HammadTheBeast and NeoTribe, U both mad? LMFAO.

NeoTribe1112d ago

Lol you must not own a ps3. Its ok, i forgive you.