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Games of the Year 2011

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Tyrmot 21st December 2011, 12:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Parge
I am gobsmacked that Battlefield 3 - a game that has inspired so many non PC gamers to buy a PC with its incredible graphics and breathtaking multiplayer gameplay, is not number one.

Current posts in the Skyrim thread - 531
Current posts in the Battlefield 3 thread - 5698

This is hardly a fair way to judge now is it - not least because BF3 is a multiplayer experience designed to be played with others (and so discussed) where SR is a one-man quest.

I bought both and Skyrim has taken up all my time where BF3 got returned so.. it seems fair enough to me. It's a shame SR was so, so unpolished on release - I am old enough to remember when games worked when you bought them..
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Originally Posted by stevenrlp

What utter rubbish, of course Battlefield 3 is the best game of 2011, no other game has pushed the bar on graphics and game play as it has. seriously what were you on when you wrote this, can i have some please...

Since when do we judge games just on the eye candy? This have never been the case and never will be... although I agree the FB3 engine is phenomenal it's the game not the engine we are playing...
Da_Rude_Baboon 21st December 2011, 13:04 Quote
Skyrim has all the mistakes that it's predecessors did. They have just thrown content at it. Bethesda is a developer that needs a damn good bitch slap so they learn some lessons and stop releasing bug ridden games.
uz1_l0v3r 21st December 2011, 13:07 Quote
Battlefield 3 was disappointing for me when it runs at all. Such a bug-infested game does not deserve to be mentioned in Games of the Year.
javaman 21st December 2011, 13:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by stevenrlp
What utter rubbish, of course Battlefield 3 is the best game of 2011, no other game has pushed the bar on graphics and game play as it has. seriously what were you on when you wrote this, can i have some please...

By that logic the original crysis should be number 2 or 3 then.
Siwini 21st December 2011, 13:10 Quote
DeusEx must be#1
uz1_l0v3r 21st December 2011, 13:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by stevenrlp
What utter rubbish, of course Battlefield 3 is the best game of 2011, no other game has pushed the bar on graphics and game play as it has. seriously what were you on when you wrote this, can i have some please...

I think you need to play more games.
Panos 21st December 2011, 13:15 Quote
hmm no Anno 2070? Far better than what is it on 4-5 places imho.

I do not argue Skyrim for number 1 :D
TrickOn 21st December 2011, 13:23 Quote
Portal 2 and BF3 would both rate above deus ex to me.
Deus Ex was good to play through, but it doesn't make you want to go back.
Portal 2 is so deep that you can't help go back, and then adds coop on top.

And BF3 just sucks you in (that next unlock... - addiction fostering lol) plus the experience changes when you get in with some friends, making each play through unique.
GravitySmacked 21st December 2011, 13:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by TrickOn
Portal 2 and BF3 would both rate above deus ex to me.
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Ditto, Dues Ex was OK but that's about it, very overhyped IMO.
Marvin-HHGTTG 21st December 2011, 13:47 Quote
This isn't trolling, but I couldn't disagree more with a couple of the choices. BF3 doesn't really deserve to be #1, and it isn't, so fair does. However, those who say it should be quoting 'graphical advances' and 'gameplay advances' need to step back and realise that Crysis (1) looks just as good, if not better in parts than BF3, and it's over 4 years old now, and as for gameplay advances, it's no different to BF:BC2 or BF2, so isn't really anything new there either.

As for Deus Ex: HR, I found it very average on the whole, and the controls felt as if they'd been shoehorned into a gamepad, but then not expanded back out for the PC, the shooting mechanics were ok at best, the graphics were average, the stealth elements inconsistent. Overall, Metal Gear Solid II or III is a much better stealth game than Deus Ex: HR, and is much older.

I have both BF3 and Deus Ex, and found that neither distracted me for any period of time, which is a shame given that I spent ~£45 on the pair. BF3 felt exactly as I feared: if you're not in a vehicle on the large maps, you're screwed. If being in a tank is a pre-requisite of doing well, I'll go back to a dedicated tank game, World of Tanks (which I was surprised that it didn't make it in). Most of the small maps just favour one side way too much (Metro!), and makes for really dull gameplay.

Obviously, the choices are the opinion of those writing, and everyone's different, but for me BF3 and Deus Ex would not make it into the top 5.

On a separate note, anyone read the Bastion comments as if none of the Bit-Tech staff have played it in any great detail, and have gone more on the impressions of others? "Our experts" rather than specifically naming any staff like in the other comments.
kenco_uk 21st December 2011, 13:53 Quote
Portal 2 is genius. The best game this year, for me.
greypilgers 21st December 2011, 14:01 Quote
I agree with several others -

Deus Ex from what I've seen - best game of 2011? Definitely not. Position 5 at best.

Skyrim? Hmm... Maybe number 2. Excellent open-world, but awful voice acting and not as polished as I had hoped.

BF3? Would be very good if not for the bugs, but doesn't move the gameplay on that much - perhaps number 3.

Witcher 2? Surely one of the most polished and accomplished RPGs ever? Not as open-ended as Skyrim, but more than makes up for that in quality of presentation. For me, it would be number 1.

But since it's the fashion these days to explode positive hyperbole upon indie games like bloody Minecraft, and vent bile upon anyhting released by a publisher with anything approaching half a budget...
overlorduk 21st December 2011, 14:14 Quote
Totally agree with Skyrim being no.1, it's the best game I've ever played. I would have replaced Battlefield 3 with Witcher 2. I got bored with BF3 after about 2 hours. To me it's just another generic FPS, albeit with better graphics.
tad2008 21st December 2011, 14:24 Quote
Have to agree with others here, Witcher 2 was definitely deserving a position in the top 5.

Since news has been so quiet I am a little surprised you guys didn't opt for a top 10 or perhaps one too many mince pies has slowed down your synaptic pathways so it now takes you all a day to get anything done.
GeorgeStorm 21st December 2011, 14:28 Quote
Games are a personal thing, so obviously some people will think others should be higher/lower.
stevenrlp 21st December 2011, 14:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by javaman
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Originally Posted by stevenrlp
What utter rubbish, of course Battlefield 3 is the best game of 2011, no other game has pushed the bar on graphics and game play as it has. seriously what were you on when you wrote this, can i have some please...

By that logic the original crysis should be number 2 or 3 then.

Best game of 2011, Crysis was 2007/8 if i remember right
Jamie 21st December 2011, 14:50 Quote
What, no LIMBO? I'm going to boycott bit-gamer now.
stevenrlp 21st December 2011, 14:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by stevenrlp

What utter rubbish, of course Battlefield 3 is the best game of 2011, no other game has pushed the bar on graphics and game play as it has. seriously what were you on when you wrote this, can i have some please...

Since when do we judge games just on the eye candy? This have never been the case and never will be... although I agree the FB3 engine is phenomenal it's the game not the engine we are playing...[/QUOTE]


I personally cannot play a game with **** graphics, if i wanted to do that i would get out my old dusty Xbox 360 and play those shitty games instead of using my +£2000 top of the line DX11 gaming system. It sounds like we have a lot of console gamers on here.
stevenrlp 21st December 2011, 14:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by uz1_l0v3r
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Originally Posted by stevenrlp
What utter rubbish, of course Battlefield 3 is the best game of 2011, no other game has pushed the bar on graphics and game play as it has. seriously what were you on when you wrote this, can i have some please...

I think you need to play more games.

I think you need to go take an arrow to the knee
DwarfKiller 21st December 2011, 15:13 Quote
Pretty pictures does not a game make.

Back on topic, honestly there haven't been any truly great games this year. Granted I haven't played The Witcher 2 but there hasn't been a single game this year that stands out, a game that would be on the tip of my tongue before the question had ever been asked.

I could probably name and rank a couple of games but it seems a little pointless amidst the sea of mediocrity that they seem to hail from.
No diamond in the rough this year... just more rough.
runadumb 21st December 2011, 15:16 Quote
I haven't played Uncharted 3, The witcher 2 (its sitting here waiting for me to start it or skyrim yet (I likely won't play skyrim) but I actually think Dead space 2 is my game of the year. Certainly in my top 2.
I know people bemoaned it was more of a shooter but it had me hooked, I just couldn't stop playing it.

Arkham City has more staying power though. Hell I'm 35 hours into it and I finished the story parts by 13 hours. I. Just. Keep. Going. Back......help!
Woodspoon 21st December 2011, 15:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by fuus
WHERE'S MINECRAFT?!?!?!?!?!
Very good question.

Nice to see Portal 2 up there though
triprunner 21st December 2011, 15:34 Quote
Absolutely baffled why Witcher 2 didn't make the list and Deus Ex made second place...
sotu1 21st December 2011, 15:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by Zehetmayr
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Originally Posted by Parge
I am gobsmacked that Battlefield 3 - a game that has inspired so many non PC gamers to buy a PC with its incredible graphics and breathtaking multiplayer gameplay, is not number one.

Current posts in the Skyrim thread - 531
Current posts in the Battlefield 3 thread - 5698

How many of those are "can my pc run bf3?" posts?!

Actually, you'd be surprised. At the moment we're mostly blabbering about weapons and maps. The game runs surprisingly efficient on mid level gear.
Marvin-HHGTTG 21st December 2011, 16:01 Quote
stevenrlp you appear to confuse your own opinion with fact. Calling everyone console gamers because they like more than flashy graphics is just thick in my opinion. Half Life 2 doesn't have the worlds most amazing graphics, but I'd play that over BF3 any day. I have sunk way more hours into L4D2 than I will BF3 as well, even though again it looks fairly basic.

Also, if you spent £2000+ on that PC, you were conned...
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