2010 has been by far the biggest year for gaming in my life so far, which is no doubt due to the fact that I started to write about games this year. There’s seems to have been a record number of game releases, especially in Q4...
I like your taste in games. Metro 2033 was awesome, no one can beat the Russians when it comes to post-apocalyptic themed games (Fallout comes close though).
In the year of Mario Galaxy 2? Lol
Metro 2033 running maxed out was definitely awesome. got the game of Steam for a mere 13usd priceless. Though my game of the year contenders list for 2010: Badcompany 2 Civilization 5 Mass effect 2 Metro 2033 Stalker Call of the pripyat Starcraft 2
Metro 2033 was easily the best looking game this year, not talking about the Xbox 360 version here. PC version was awesome. The developers also put in alot of effort in coding the game. Its one of those games which actually uses all the CPUs cores to do Physx (when an Nvidia GPU is not present). Cant wait to play it again in few years when i upgrade and have a GPU that can handle all the DX11 effects maxed out.
By far Metro on the PC was the best looking game. Maxed out the game looked unbelievable.
Metro 2033 was definately one of my favorites this year but I'd say Heavy Rain or God of War 3.
Heavy Rain or Red Dead Redemption
None no single game blew me away this year metro was ok maybey im getting to old i guess mass effect 2 would get it for me , dont get me wrong i enjoyed alot of games but all feel rehashed.
True alot of the games were rehashed. I had no idea Metro 2033 was so awesome until a Steam discount pushed me to get it, best 13usd i must have ever spent.
I finished Metro 2033, why so many people think the game is great? it was an average game for me. For me, the best game this year goes to ME2
My personal GOTY is either Mass Effect 2 or Red Dead Redemption.
From the opinion piece: "First there is the absolutely epic Red Dead Redemption. What I loved most about this game was it’s emotional story and the huge attention to detail Rockstar had placed on each individual character within the game." The detail to characters physical appearances and personalities is great, however the story of Red Dead Redemption isn't good when anyone REALLY THINKS ABOUT IT: Marston wants a new life, but he has to shoot everyone to get there. WTF? But that's the problem with most video games: Too much story and you sacrifice gameplay (Heavy Rain/Alan Wake). Too little story, and you become another boring and cliche action game. My GOTY award is for Bayonetta and I've never had as much fun playing Bayonetta with other games so far. Bayonetta is the best action game I've ever played. And I've played the hell out of God of War, Ninja Gaiden, Devil May Cry, and Ninja Blade. I liked God Of War 3, Devil May Cry 4 and Ninja Blade. I hate Ninja Gaiden 2, but graphically, it's great. In the end, I adore Bayonetta and Devil May Cry 3. The video explores a few thinks I love about Bayonetta PS: @ 3:12 to 3:31, how is that even possible?
Check this! I still think GOW 3 had the better overall package http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I watch everything up to the credits and this video reminded how cool God of War 3 is. To bad that music isn't playing when we're whooping ass. My favorite scenes are 5:34-5:46 & 7:13-7:44. However, I'm forced to top this video with an even crazier Bayonetta combo video, lol I love everything about this video, lol. I couldn't pick favorites scene b/c they're all cool, however, I lol'd at 1:35 to 1:41 PS. I hope we can at least agree that Bayonetta & God of War 3 are both awesome games :-)
RDR is easily GOTY! RDR had all the right stuff to make it GOTY. GOWIII = Amazing game, but no replay value. Mass Effect 2 = Amazing game. Amazing story, but no replay value RDR = Amazing game. Amazing story and replay value.
i dont see why replay value is a factor to decide why a game should be GOTY.. its more like an excuse to buy a game if you cant afford them all... to me its GOW3... not much replay value but the experience itself was fantastic..
LOL Mass Effect 2 = Amazing game. Amazing story, but no replay value no replay? You can finish the game 5 times and each playthrough will be a different game. I'm on my 4 game and each time looks like i'm playing a new game.
Replay value is subjective. I loved RDR but after finishing the campaign I did not touch it once. GOW3 intro alone I have played about 50 times. GOW3, Heavy Rain and RDR all amazing games that came out this year @below I agree with Karl - Replay value should not be included in determining what game should be GOTY. by default the nature of genre such as hack and slash will then end up with the short end of the stick simply because there can never be multiplayer for these games. You pick a game based on what the game has contributed to the genre and what it could have done better. Which is why stupid sites like IGN comparing an RPG like ME2 and saying its better then UC2 because it gives us choice and therfore more replay value is the worst kind of comparison one can make. Before one makes such kind of a comparison they should ask - has UC2 fulfilled its goal which its developers intended. A resounding yes. Expecting dialogue choices and saying playing as good and bad gives replay value while games without that are linear is lame because the genre limits it. Ideally if you ask me there should not be an overall game of the year. There should only be game of the year for respective genre's
Yeah but you're in the minority. RDR has multiplayer and free roam. Most people didn't replay GOWIII. Because the game is too linear. The characters especially the bosses behave in the same manner no matter how many times you replay it. It's a great ride once maybe twice but then it's over. RDR is the gift that keeps on giving.
I honestly couldnt agree with you more. Especially with re-playability, its all subjective. I'm on my 3rd run on ME2 and loving every single bit of it. Heck I even went back and played ME1 so I can import my data. So I give my GOTY to ME2, with SSF4 following close behind it.
Well you people are boring. You like the same thing over and over again. I like to free roam and discovering new adventures.
RDR is overrated. Like most rockstar games. I think goty should go to mass effect 2, Starcraft 2 or god of war 3.
my game of the year is Rock Band 3 or Alan Wake. to those saying God of War 3 - have you played Ghost of Sparta on the PSP? im a huge God of War fan, and to be honest i found Ghost of Sparta to be the better game out of the two 2010 God of War releases. it had everything that God of War 3 did, but with a few new gameplay sections, albeit on a lower graphical scale. having said that, i dont think either of them deserve to be awarded game of the year. as great as they are, theyre both basically just flashy PS2 games. they did absolutely nothing to push the genre or consoles forward. theyre just hack and slash games with a bit of platforming thrown in. basically to complete the games you just have to learn the different enemy types attack routines, block until the opening, then use the same combo over and over. apart from the graphics, really, God of War 3 does nothing that stands out. Rock Band 3 deserves the win IMO purely because of Pro Guitar mode. words cannot express just how much of a technological achievement that is. when you combine it with pro-drums, the drop-in-drop-out multiplayer, and the ever increasing DLC, it just adds up to 'game of the year' for me.
GT5, ME2 and GOW3.
AC:b for me, and gow3 and rdr. heavy rain was good too
Bayonetta is the best. There are no others to consider, relax your mind.
Heavy Rain is the Best game of 2010
Mine is Castlevania it really took me by shock of how good the 2nd half of the game was and plus had the biggest plot reveal near the end ive ever seen that came togather perfectly ending in a unsuspected final boss battle i never saw coming
by far, for me, starcraft 2....since july 27th i have been playing it almost daily and feel i have only scratched the surface of its depths.....and the mods come like the sun rises and sets.....always someones awesome creations to try out....some dude remade final fantasy on the engine:) good times
Forgot to mention that, Unfortunatly, I have yet to play games such as Heavy Rain and Fallout: New Vegas. My GOTY is based on games I have played unto now.
My top 3 this year are. Alan Wake, Bayonetta, and ME2. The last third of Red Dead Redemption was amazing.
My GOTY is Assassins Creed Brotherhood, I am loving it. But Heavy Rain, and God of War 3 would be up there too.
My personal GOTY is probably Mass Effect 2. Red Dead Redemption was awesome but the game was ruined for me because of people spoiling the end over the internet. Because of that I really didn't enjoy the game as much as I could have.
LoL @ people saying GoW3 had no replay value. I played that Poseidon battle, or the first 30 minutes if you will so many times, i lost count. I take the game to my parents house. Poseidon fight. I take the game to my brothers house. Poseidon fight. I take the game to my in-laws house. "Is this the end of the game"? <--- true story No replay value, pfft. My GOTY is Peace Walker though. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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