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earvcunanan
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(12-06-2012, 09:04 AM)
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Cover Story:

Top 50 Games of 2012

Final Fantasy XIII-2
Hero Academy
Resident Evil: Revelations
Asura's Wrath
Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
Mass Effect 3 (Best Role-Playing Downloadable Content)
Journey (Best PS3 Exclusive)

Total War: Shogun 2 Fall of the Samurai
Xenoblade Chronicles (Best Wii Exclusive)
Fez (Best Puzzle)

Trials Evolution
The Walking Dead
Prototype 2
Diablo III
Max Payne 3
Dragon's Dogma
Civilization V: Gods & Kings
10000000 (Best Mobile Exclusive)
Orcs Must Die 2
Sound Shapes
Sleeping Dogs
Dust: An Elysian Tale
Darksiders II
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Guild Wars 2 (Best MMO)
Mark of the Ninja (Best Downloadable Game)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Best Fighting)

Gateways
Torchlight II (Best PC Exclusive)
Borderlands 2 (Best Cooperative Multiplayer)

LittleBigPlanet Vita
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
NBA 2K13
FIFA 13 (Best Sports)
Dishonored (Best Action)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Best Strategy)
Dance Central 3 (Best Rhythm/Music)

The Unfinished Swan
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (Best Handheld Exclusive)
Assassin's Creed III
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Best Racing)
Halo 4 (Best Xbox 360 Exclusive/Competitive MP/Shooter)

WWE '13
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Lego: The Lord of the Rings
New Super Mario Bros. U
Hitman: Absolution
PlanetSide 2
Far Cry 3
Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Interview:

Aaryn Flynn (BioWare)

Previews:

Tomb Raider
Marvel Heroes
DmC: Devil May Cry
Aliens: Colonial Marines
CastleStorm
The War Z
Hawken
Prison Architect
God of War: Ascension
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
BattleBlock Theater
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Reviews:


New Super Mario Bros. U - 9.25/10 (Game of the Month)
Far Cry 3 - 9/10
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two - 5.75/10
Call of Duty: Black Ops II - 8.5/10
Medal of Honor: Warfighter - 5/10
The Walking Dead Episode 5: No Time Left - 8.5/10
Lego: The Lord of the Rings - 8.5/10
Nintendo Land - 7/10
ZombiU - 5/10
Scribblenauts Unlimited - 8.25/10
Rabbids Land - 4/10
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - 7.5/10
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation - 7.75/10
Persona 4 Golden - 8.5/10
Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified - 3/10
Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion - 5/10
Liberation Maiden - 7/10
Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed - 8/10
King's Bounty: Warriors of the North - 7.75/10
Hotline Miami - 7.75/10

Let me know if you'd like a snippet out of an interview, preview or review.
Last edited by earvcunanan; 12-06-2012 at 09:24 AM.
8bit
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(12-06-2012, 09:06 AM)
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Anything interesting in the ZombiU review? 5 seems quite low compared to other impressions.
Oni Link 666
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(12-06-2012, 09:07 AM)
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Why is there a Half-Life symbol back there? @_@
Toki767
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(12-06-2012, 09:07 AM)
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Where's the list with the Top 50 games?
Festwill
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(12-06-2012, 09:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Oni Link 666

Why is there a Half-Life symbol back there? @_@

It's the resi6 giraffe.
Pranay_
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(12-06-2012, 09:08 AM)
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God of War: Ascension


Would love some info on this.

and yeah the top ten (on top 50) names please :b
NEO0MJ
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Originally Posted by Oni Link 666

Why is there a Half-Life symbol back there? @_@

What's Half-Life?
earvcunanan
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(12-06-2012, 09:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Toki767

Where's the list with the Top 50 games?

Working on it.
Black Republican
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(12-06-2012, 09:13 AM)
Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed - 8/10


wait what
Toki767
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(12-06-2012, 09:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Black Republican

Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed - 8/10


wait what

Great game but doesn't trump Mario Kart probably.
acm2000
(12-06-2012, 09:15 AM)

Originally Posted by 8bit

Anything interesting in the ZombiU review? 5 seems quite low compared to other impressions.

5-7 seems fine for the game looking at other reviews
Papercuts
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(12-06-2012, 09:16 AM)
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Pretty neat cover.
chickdigger802
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(12-06-2012, 09:17 AM)
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don't see 50 games on that cover.

Still nicely done.
Peru
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(12-06-2012, 09:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by acm2000

5-7 seems fine for the game looking at other reviews

So selectively looking at some reviews determines how good a score a game deserves ? What logic are you using, what reasoning led you to this conclusion? Metacritic score is 76 so if you're just talking about average consensus you should be saying "7-8 seems fine", but what kind of argument is that to begin with?

Never played the game, just can't fathom these types of replies.
vareon
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(12-06-2012, 09:21 AM)
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PC master race, lol
Tash
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(12-06-2012, 09:21 AM)
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Really like that cover.
earvcunanan
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(12-06-2012, 09:22 AM)
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Top 50 updated in the OP.
lazybones18
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(12-06-2012, 09:24 AM)
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Poor Kid Icarus: Uprising and Gravity Rush

Nowhere to be found in the list :(
acm2000
(12-06-2012, 09:25 AM)

Originally Posted by Peru

So selectively looking at some reviews determines how good a score a game deserves ? What logic are you using, what reasoning led you to this conclusion? Metacritic score is 76 so if you're just talking about average consensus you should be saying "7-8 seems fine", but what kind of argument is that to begin with?

Never played the game, just can't fathom these types of replies.

He just said it seemed low, where as its around what a lot of other "trusted" sites/mags gave it
MrCookiepants
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(12-06-2012, 09:29 AM)
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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Best Fighting)

GI staff have taste. Good work.
BladeoftheImmortal
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(12-06-2012, 09:30 AM)
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Game informer knows what's up. FEM SHEP ALL THE WAY!
Sn4ke_911
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(12-06-2012, 09:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by MrCookiepants

GI staff have taste. Good work.

What else was there besides DoA5?
earvcunanan
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God of War: Ascension Preview:

It's a Q&A with the game director, Todd Papy.

Some snippets from Todd:

I think people know what to expect out of the single-player experience based off the three previous games, plus the two that Ready at Dawn did. Since we were focusing on the multiplayer, we wanted to make sure that we squashed any questions of what the multiplayer is going to be. It's a philosophy of mine - I prefer to hide as much gameplay as possible. I want the players to experience it versus seeing it, and I want to show less single-player early on because there's such a long lead time for releasing a game.

He also confirms free-for-all modes for MP and that the MP is very light on story.
MasterShotgun
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(12-06-2012, 09:35 AM)
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CTRL+F "Kid Icarus"


C'mon GI. :(
Tash
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(12-06-2012, 09:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by BladeoftheImmortal

Game informer knows what's up. FEM SHEP ALL THE WAY!

Haha yeah, I was going to comment on that but thought it's going to open up a can-o-wurms.
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(12-06-2012, 09:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sn4ke_911

What else was there besides DoA5?

Persona 4 Arena, Street Fighter X Tekken, Soulcalibur V, PS All Stars, Virtua Fighter 5: FS and as you mentioned, DoA 5.

It was an incredibly competitive year. But GI made the right choice.
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chickdigger802
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(12-06-2012, 09:38 AM)
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Best roleplaying dlc?

Didn't skyrim have some decent ones?
Quentyn
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(12-06-2012, 09:45 AM)
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Anymore details about Dragon Age in that Bioware interview besides that Skyrim quote that already came out?
Wibblewozzer
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(12-06-2012, 09:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by chickdigger802

Best roleplaying dlc?

Didn't skyrim have some decent ones?

I haven't seen the issue yet but I have to imagine that's supposed to be two separate categories: Best Role-Playing Game and Best DLC. Otherwise that's a strangely specific category compared to all the rest.

Very surprised Gateways is on the list of top 50. Congrats to Smudged Cat Games.

Also big congrats to Noogy for getting Dust in the top 50 as well.
Toki767
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(12-06-2012, 09:52 AM)
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Finally Virtue's Last Reward gets an award. Well deserved.
rouken
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(12-06-2012, 09:55 AM)
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lol declassified. was it lower the lowest grade its got?
Inorigo
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(12-06-2012, 09:56 AM)
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9. anything is too high for NSMBU WAH WAH!

8.5 is too low for P4G. Period.
kutthoat5150
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Originally Posted by Oni Link 666

Why is there a Half-Life symbol back there? @_@

I'm looking forward to their prediction that HL3 will be revealed in 2013 like they did for 2011 and 2012
CronoShot
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(12-06-2012, 04:54 PM)
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Props for VLR and Xenoblade, but the lack of Kid Icarus is stupid.
GodDuckman
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New Super Mario Bros. U - 9.25/10 (Game of the Month)

bullshit.
grimshawish
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(12-06-2012, 05:05 PM)

Originally Posted by MasterShotgun

CTRL+F "Kid Icarus"

C'mon GI. :(

T_T

Originally Posted by GodDuckman

New Super Mario Bros. U - 9.25/10 (Game of the Month)

bullshit.

Diddums
Amikami
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(12-06-2012, 05:06 PM)
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haven't been keeping up. Is epic mickey generally getting that bad of reviews?
ColossalLazy
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(12-06-2012, 05:09 PM)
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Yay an award for Zero Escape :)
Kusagari
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(12-06-2012, 05:11 PM)
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Game Informer's one of the last places I'd have expected to see recognize VLR.

Good show.
Tagg9
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(12-06-2012, 05:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kusagari

Game Informer's one of the last places I'd have expected to see recognize VLR.

Good show.

Not sure why. They gave it a great review score.
Fabrik
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(12-06-2012, 05:55 PM)
Fez. Best Puzzle game?
Just no.
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Originally Posted by Fabrik

Fez. Best Puzzle game?
Just no.

Just what was better this year?
Insane Metal
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NFSMW - Best Racing

I am pleased.
Necrovex
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Virtue's Last Reward as best handheld exclusive title?! Yeah, I'll take that.
Ridley327
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Originally Posted by 8bit

Anything interesting in the ZombiU review? 5 seems quite low compared to other impressions.

I believe their review for that game was posted on the same day as all of the other ones on their website.

It does not read like a 5, which says a lot about their review scale.
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The Walking Dead got robbed.
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Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed - 8/10

For me this game deserves a 10/10. Amazingly fun arcade racer.

All the "Kudos" (If you know what I mean) to Sumo Digital.
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Lambtron
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Originally Posted by GodDuckman

New Super Mario Bros. U - 9.25/10 (Game of the Month)

bullshit.

Seems about what I'd score it. It's an excellent game.
Colonel Nasty
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(12-06-2012, 06:21 PM)
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I just realized no Forza on this list and NFS won best racing? Not enough lols in the world.
dark_inferno
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(12-06-2012, 06:25 PM)
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Mass Effect 3 (Best Role-Playing Downloadable Content) - Because of the DLC it gets at least one Award? WTF. It doesnt even deserve one.
Mark of the Ninja (Best Downloadable Game) - Actually i stopped reading after seeing this. Why is it the best Downloadable Game? Because it was XBLA exclusive for a few weeks? Because its "awesome". Its good yeah but nothing else.
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