GAF Game of the Year 2009 - Voting Thread - 3 POINT SYSTEM, rules updated!

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Chris R

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Uncharted 2 - 3

Not really much to say here. Great story, improved gameplay, great graphics and controls. Heck, they even added in multiplayer (if that kinda thing floats your boat, I played a single match and that was enough for me).

Shadow Complex - 2

My Xbox 360 GOTY. Not flawless, and the story could have used a little bit more work, but damn if the game wasn't a blast to play. I'm hoping a sequel comes out in 2010 with a longer single player game and some more VR missions (maybe even a VR stage creation tool...)

Dragon Age: Origin - 2

Still haven't even finished playing the game yet, but once I do I know I'll be starting another playthrough as a different class. I would have preferred if the core game was a little more fleshed out like NWN2, but I can understand that the system was made simpler to broaden the audience. Game looks great on my PC too.

Skate 2 - 1

Graphics and frame rate were improved over the first entry, but I didn't feel the single player story was as good. Online play was decent, but loaded with bugs. Still a fun game though.

Katamari Forever - 1

Having not had played a Katamari game since the first one, this game was a pleasant surprise. Some of the missions seemed to be direct copies from the first game, but there were plenty of new ones (well, new to me) as well. The game also had a nice challenge in trying to get certain things rolled up (Cowbear, large item in the Hot/Cold stage). The graphical filters and remixed soundtrack, as well as the Katamari Drive mode made replaying levels not a chore, though I doubt I'll ever play another Katamari game again.

Battlefield 1943 - 1

Was a fun game, even though I didn't enjoy it as much as I would have if I were able to play it with a KB/M setup. Reminded me of all the fun time I had playing BF1942, and reignited my interest in the series that I had lost after the horrible game know as BF:Vietnam :( Can't wait to see how BC2 turns out now.
 

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Uncharted 2 - 3 points

Killzone 2 - 2 points
Infamous - 2 point
Dragon's Age:Origins - 2 point

New Super Mario Brothers Wii - 1 point
 

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TWO POINTS:
Beatles Rock Band
New SMB Wii
Henry Hatsworth
Resident Evil 5


ONE POINT:
Uncharted 2
Saw (the videogame)




Hey, Uncharted 2 was great fun... i'm just not gushing over it. And Saw was surprisingly good for a movie-licenced game.
 

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Dragon Age: Origins - 3

Batman: Arkham Asylum - 2

Assassin's Creed 2 - 1
Borderlands - 1
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - 1
Halo 3: ODST - 1
Resident Evil 5 - 1
 

Ashour

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Two Points:

- Uncharted 2

One Point:

- Batman Arkham Asylum
- Killzone 2
- Borderlands
- Assassins Creed 2
- Infamous
- Patapon 2
- Locoroco 2
- Resistance Retribution.

Unfortunately I haven't played Demon's Souls or Dragon Age so I can't include them.
 

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New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 3 points
Tales of Monkey Island - 2 points
Torchlight - 2 points
The Secret of Monkey Island SE - 1 point
 

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New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 3
Resident Evil 5 - 2
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles - 2
Wii Sports Resort - 1
Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver - 1
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years - 1

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dazed808

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3 Points
Killzone 2

2 Points
Uncharted 2

1 Point
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Batman AA
God of War Collection
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1 vs 100 - wasn't sure whether to include this but it's the 1st time the other half has ever participated in anything to do with my gaming so I'm giving it a point just for that.
 

k3nji

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uncharted 2 - 3 points
demon's souls - 2 points
new super marios bros. wii - 2 points
batman: AA - 1 points
assassin's creed 2 - 1 point
killzone 2 - 1 point
 

Darkky

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Borderlands - 3

Left 4 Dead 2 - 2
New Super Mario Bros Wii - 2

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers - 1
Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles - 1
Modern Warfare II - 1
Wii Sports Resort - 1
 

kodt

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Demon's Souls - 3 points
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - 1 point
Batman: Arkham Asylum - 1 point
Dragon Age: Origins - 1 point
Shadow Complex - 1 point
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - 1 point
Heroes of Newerth - 1 point
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King 3.2.0/3.3.0 content patches - 1 point

If MMO Content patches don't count then Street Fighter IV - 1 point
 

Gagaman

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Excitebots - 3 Stars! Excite!
House of the Dead Overkill - 2
Rabbids Go Home - 2
Street Fighter IV - 2
Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics - 1
 
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So looking like...

Uncharted 2
CoD: MW2
Borderlands
Batman Arkham Asylum
Demon Souls
SF4
Dragon Age
Maybe Mario

All appear to be the big favs amongst people. Pretty cool.
 
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Batman: Arkham Asylum: 3
New Super Mario Bros Wii: 2
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days: 2
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks: 2
Scribblenauts: 1
 

radjago

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Trials HD - 3
The Beatles: Rock Band - 2
Halo 3: ODST - 1
Halo Wars - 1
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box - 1
Retro Game Challenge - 1
Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection - 1
 

Schrade

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TurtleSnatcher said:
So looking like...

Uncharted 2
CoD: MW2
Borderlands
Batman Arkham Asylum
Demon Souls
SF4
Dragon Age
Maybe Mario

All appear to be the big favs amongst people. Pretty cool.
You left out Killzone 2. I've seen it on a lot of lists.
 

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Dragon Age - 3 Points
ANNO 1404: Dawn of Discovery - 2 Points
Street Fighter 4 - 2 Points
Modern Warfare 2 - 1 Point
 

whitehawk

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Trials HD - 3 points
Modern Warfare 2 - 2 points
Skate 2 - 2 points
1vs100 - 2 points
New Super Mario Bros - 1 point
 

Musashi Wins!

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This is the first year where this is no fun to read. Bummer. I don't want the inventor to die in a fire, but he could be singed a bit.

MLB 09 - 2 pts.
Men of War - 2 pts.

Dragon Age - 1 pt.
UFC: Undisputed - 1 pt.
AaaaaaaAaaaaAAaaaa - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity - 1 pt.
Devil Survivor DS - 1 pt.
Killzone 2 - 1 pt.
Torchlight - 1 pt.
 

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op has said it before, but trials hd looks like it is going to be in a top ten if only first place results are taken into consideration.... I hope he's planning to put that table in...
looks like I'm going to at least try that game then...
 

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BALLOT VOTES

Batman: Arkham Asylum - 3 points
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - 2 points
Demon's Souls - 2 points
Modern Warfare 2 - 1 point
Killzone 2 - 1 point
Dragon Age: Origins - 1 point


ME TALKING

Batman wins GOTY for best stealth action game, beating my last favourite: Hitman: Blood Money. It deserves it for being a game that came from left field and totally stole my heart.

Uncharted 2, for obvious reasons, is runner up. Great graphics, story, gameplay, it had everything. I only had some minor gripes with controls, and the biggest pain was the poor puzzles. Overall, it would be my GOTY had Batman been slightly less awesome.

Demon's Souls deserves some love too, as it managed to not only compete but impress this year against major hitters like Modern Warefare 2. I have to say that despite my impressive death count, Demon's Souls reminds me why I love gaming, and it deserves a medal for that.

Modern Warfare 2, is good. It's actually pretty good. Its just not great. All the games listed above blew me away, but Modern Warfare 2 just didnt. Maybe it was my heightened expectations, or maybe it was the gimmicky-ness of some parts of the game, but the game felt all as exciting as a good Bond movie. Good, but not great.

Killzone 2, because everyone except me has forgotten it for Modern Warfare 2. I argue it still has some of the best graphics and shooting mechanics on a console to date, and it kept me very busy during the early and mid year draught. I still hate you though, Rico.

Dragon Age: Origins, because BioWare. The day BioWare makes a bad RPG, is the day the world ends. Sure, it may not be totally new, or inventive, but its good, solid fun. And one of the few RPG's we got on the PS3 this year.
 

Duke Togo

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Demon's Souls - 3pts
Uncharted 2 - 2pts
Street Fighter 4 - 1pt
Killzone 2 - 1pt
Batman AA - 1pt
Assassin's Creed 2 - 1pt
InFamous - 1pt
 

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Counting resumes tomorrow now that I'm back at my PC and my home. I'll post updates along with more fun little details and such. Thanks for all the votes. They've been really interesting.

Hope you guys are all having a great holiday break and that the extra time lets you play the new games you got :D
 
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