Ray Porreca of Entertainment Buddha writes: "Let’s face it; whenever December rolls around, the most common phrase on the tip of any video game fanatic’s tongue is ‘game of the year’. As passionate fans of the industry, the gaming public takes great stock in what is regarded as the best title of the year – often debating the topic with a fervor normally reserved for Presidential elections.?
"They're niche games nobody knows about"
-some so-called gamers
I thought Shin Megami Tensei 4 was a good game, but compared to SMT3, it was crap.
I loved Deadly Premonition, but it charm doesn't hide the fact that it doesn't compete with truly stellar releases of today. I've always likened it to the best Dreamcast adventure game that was never released.
That doesn't quite make it 2013's game of the year. Especially being just a recent port.
Persona 4, as good as it is, falls into that category as well. Should definitely be up for handheld game of the year, but it is little more than an updated port and I don't feel those should count as a new release.
I would almost say Ni No Kuni falls into that as well, though I can't really say how it compares to the DS release and it was the first US released game in the series so it really should slide.
Ni No kuni, SMT 4 and Fire emblem<3 My 3ds and ps3 love ones!
Love ni no kuni, my favourite game this year