Five Game of the Year Candidates Everyone is Ignoring

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.?

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DCfan3470d ago

"They're niche games nobody knows about"
-some so-called gamers

DoctorJones3470d ago (Edited 3470d ago )

Yeah, so-called gamers.


3-4-53470d ago

FE:A was a really good game

SegaSaturn6693470d ago

I thought Shin Megami Tensei 4 was a good game, but compared to SMT3, it was crap.

MadLad3470d ago

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.

DCfan3470d ago (Edited 3470d ago )

P4G was more than just an update. Have you played thegame to begin with??

There was added content to qualify it as such.

MadLad3470d ago

It was the base game with improvements. Information on the game is readily available on the internet.
I don't own a Vita, personally. I plan on owning one soon enough and I will probably be grabbing the game with it.
At the end of the day, it is still Persona 4 and really shouldn't be treated as a game of the year contender for 2013.

Hicken3470d ago

Sorry, but Persona is a LOT more than an updated port. Even as it feels familiar, it feels like a completely different game. It's not on the same level as an HD remake, or even the Sigma releases of Ninja Gaiden that came with an extra bit of content.

P4G is very nearly a completely different game. It's as if P4 is telling the story from one person's account, and then P4G is God's version of what happened, leaving nothing out. They're the same, but SO not.

And Ni no Kuni... it's not even the same game. Again: average person's point of view versus God's all-encompassing account. That's the difference.

MadLad3470d ago

Am I aware of the bulk of the story having played the originals?

Hicken3470d ago

Are you aware of the bulk of a book, having watched the movie?

MadLad3469d ago

That's far from the same thing. This port is far from that difference in narrative.
Also, it would still be the same story, just more in-depth.
That's sort of my point. It's an experience already had, maybe just built upon a bit. Not a new work though.

Chevalier3468d ago

Why is everyone talking about persona 4 when the article is talking about shin megami tensei 4?

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Sanquine903470d ago

Ni No kuni, SMT 4 and Fire emblem<3 My 3ds and ps3 love ones!

Ravenheartzero3470d ago

Love ni no kuni, my favourite game this year

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