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Games of the Year 2011

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stevenrlp 21st December 2011, 16:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by Marvin-HHGTTG
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...

I think not as i followed the Bit-tech guide + My 3D monitors
MiNiMaL_FuSS 21st December 2011, 16:09 Quote
BF3 is great, but it lacks the balance of BF:BC2 - the graphics are better, the maps are better, the scale is better, the actual game-play - not quite as good in my opinion. Won't stop me kicking Aria arse again though :)

Deus Ex was a very good game - it wasn't Deus Ex - it was something else done brilliantly, but it didn't have the depth, freedom and political backdrop of the first. In fact replaying he first now is still better than the first play through of DX3.

Both are still amongst the best games of the year, and I'd still have them in the top 5, but both have lost a little something in game-play against their older siblings in return for eye candy.
wafflesomd 21st December 2011, 16:14 Quote
No Witcher 2 but the unpolished crap fest that was Deus Ex made it in? Are you sure you guys played the right Deus Ex?

Bf3 was pretty but it didn't exactly do anything new. Come to think of it, it didn't do anything new. I really wish I hadn't bought it. I became bored with it rather quickly.

I suppose I agree with Skyrim, but I thought the game could use a bit more work. Bethesda games always seem to lack presentation.

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Originally Posted by DwarfKiller
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.

%100 agree.
Kris 21st December 2011, 16:32 Quote
From me, a few comments as well.

Regarding Witcher 2 - if it is multiplatform titles, then yes it might not make it to the top five, but if we were talking about PC titles, then it should definitely be in the top (in my humble opinion). It is one of those rare games that is not dumbed down and is fully for adults, with serious decisions affecting the storyline in very significant ways.

how about this quote though from the first page:
Who is on our supposedly expert panel? Dan Grilipoulos, Gareth Halfacree, David Hing, Tom Morgan, James Livett, Craig Lager, Danny Palmer, Ben Paddon, Jennifer Anne-Scott, Jamie Cuthill, Chris Capel, Rick Lane and Paul Goodhead all lent their voices to ours, each getting five votes to cast for whatever they considered the best games of the year. We then counted together the votes and came up with a list of the Top 5.

Where has Joe disappeared? :)
Bloody_Pete 21st December 2011, 17:15 Quote
Personally I'd have like to see Saints Row the Third on there, as for me its easily the best game of the year. It's so well written, I haven't laughed or had as much fun in any other game this year.

But it all depends how we judge a game, I'm personally not interested in Skyrim, and its becomming a little over saturated. I love Deus Ex: HR, but because of the world rather than the game itself. And if we're talking about play time, minecraft easily beats all others, I've dropped more time into it than anything else.

BF3 was quite samey for me, which was a shame.
GravitySmacked 21st December 2011, 17:31 Quote
It must be a sign of getting old but everything I've seen of Saints Row the Third looks juvenile. I can't see the humor in it at all; sending out giant dildo's to reviewers etc just makes me cringe.
ProAken 21st December 2011, 18:39 Quote
1st and 2nd place well deserved, going to have to check out bastion, bf3 don't think that should even be in the list, love fps games on-line but mw and bf3 just don't do anything for me, must be getting old. lol
flibblesan 21st December 2011, 18:51 Quote
Bad choice of typeface for the banners. I honestly thought this said "Value Software" for a moment! http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2011/12/game-of-the-year-2011/thirdb-614x250.jpg
sinner666999 21st December 2011, 18:53 Quote
How is it FPS titles keep making the top of any chart? Each one is just a graphical and physics improvement over the other nothing more. But, to each their own.
Mentai 21st December 2011, 19:19 Quote
An indie beating out BF3 and Portal 2? That makes me quite happy haha
Eiffie 21st December 2011, 20:05 Quote
Skyrim for #1??? I bet if Bethesda lets players collect over 1,000,000 cheese wheels and drop them down even bigger mountains in the next game it's gonna be game of the century for sure!

I have to give a shout-out for portal 2 though, cross-platform online is really awesome. Being able to play with friends on PS3 while I'm on a PC is nice since not everyone can be on the same system. Reminds me of Shadowrun for XBox360 and PC.
Sloth 21st December 2011, 20:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by GeorgeStorm
Games are a personal thing, so obviously some people will think others should be higher/lower.
It's because of this that I wish review sites would simply stop doing GOTY lists. It's nothing more than a way to snag some free views as people go to see how their pet game ranked and free dicussion as people go to complain about said pet game not being #1.

Some people at the Bit offices liked these games. There is no authority or officiality to it other than the value you place in the opinions of those judging. Entirely not worth the undue attention that an article like this attracts, may as well have been a blog post if it's not going to be based on an in depth review and comparison by a knowledgable person or team.
delriogw 21st December 2011, 20:23 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

the people with skyrim are too busy playing it to post - that's all :P
kzinti1 21st December 2011, 21:11 Quote
It's good to see that our tastes in games haven't changed one iota!
I own not a single one of those listed and have no intention of buying or playing a single one of them.
If I wanted good graphics and no playability then I'd buy into Blu-Ray movies. (Fat chance of that, though. Every movie release this year seems to have oozed out of a crack in the pig's trough!)
"RAGE" is my GoTY. And even then, it had to grow on me for almost a month, before it actually became playable through the updates that should've already been in the release version.
"Sell the game and THEN make it playable" is still the publishers mantra.
Joey Propane 21st December 2011, 21:14 Quote
Terraria for me, by a country mile.
do_it_anyway 21st December 2011, 22:09 Quote
Where in the sweet name of heaven is Modern Warfare 3?????

[/trollface]
echoesinthedark 21st December 2011, 22:19 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
The thing is that battlefield is multi-player based whereas skyrim is a single-player game, and battlefield is forever dead to me until they remove origin.
Greentrident 21st December 2011, 23:07 Quote
I own all of these apart from Bastion - and have only scratched the surface on them - looks like I don't have to buy any games in 2012, the cream of 2011 awaits me!
Ficky Pucker 22nd December 2011, 00:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by triprunner
Absolutely baffled why Witcher 2 didn't make the list and Deus Ex made second place...
this GOTY list sucks, and so does skyrim. poor combat, poor story, poor voice acting, buggy and a console port, all these elements make a fine GOTY...
Slagwax 22nd December 2011, 00:42 Quote
Minecraft should definitely be somewhere on there!
Aragon Speed 22nd December 2011, 09:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by Parge
Current posts in the Skyrim thread - 531
Current posts in the Battlefield 3 thread - 5698
That's because everyone is busy playing Skyrim instead of talking about it... :D
fodder 22nd December 2011, 10:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by do_it_anyway
Where in the sweet name of heaven is Modern Warfare 3?????

[/trollface]

Lol. In the bin where it belongs hopefully.
The boy 4rm oz 22nd December 2011, 11:20 Quote
Skyrim was honestly a surprise. I personally liked Oblivion better, yes the game play in Skyrim is better but I like the lush environment of oblivion more than Skyrim. Perhaps a texture pack will change my mind though. I thought Battlefield would rate a little higher as well but atleast it made the cut with no CoD in sight :D.
CardJoe 22nd December 2011, 11:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Kris
From me, a few comments as well.

Regarding Witcher 2 - if it is multiplatform titles, then yes it might not make it to the top five, but if we were talking about PC titles, then it should definitely be in the top (in my humble opinion). It is one of those rare games that is not dumbed down and is fully for adults, with serious decisions affecting the storyline in very significant ways.

how about this quote though from the first page:
Who is on our supposedly expert panel? Dan Grilipoulos, Gareth Halfacree, David Hing, Tom Morgan, James Livett, Craig Lager, Danny Palmer, Ben Paddon, Jennifer Anne-Scott, Jamie Cuthill, Chris Capel, Rick Lane and Paul Goodhead all lent their voices to ours, each getting five votes to cast for whatever they considered the best games of the year. We then counted together the votes and came up with a list of the Top 5.

Where has Joe disappeared? :)

Well, I wrote the article - none of the current full-time writing staff are listed there, you realise?

And, as for Witcher 2, don't blame me! I voted for it!
p27 22nd December 2011, 13:03 Quote
Bastion deserves to be there, haven't seen such quality on PC gaming in quite a while...

I see DeusEX didn't make it...

What a shame.
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