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2012: N-O Gamer Awards


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So as we look back upon another 12 months of gaming goodness, and pathetic publisher money squeezing, let us reflect on everything we've experienced!

 

2012 was the last year of THQ before they went into administration and sold of their IPs to various studios. Yet, that was nothing compared to '38 Studios' game 'Kingdoms of Amalur', which is now property of the state of Road Island after the studio loaned money from the local government to finish the game... before going bankrupt. More and more publishers embraced Day 0 DLC confirmations, and proceeded to sell us DLC packs of character skins and costumes (which once upon a time were free in-game unlockables!), as well as Capcom's amazing 'on disk DLC' unlockables.

 

While one of the mainstream studios finally disappeared from gaming, many indie developers rose to greatness, with titles such as 'FTL', 'Mark of the Ninja' 'Closure' and 'Hotline Miami'.  . It was a year that saw a 'free to play' iphone game (Angry Birds) sold on consoles. Also, it was a year that FINALLY saw the fan made  'Black Mesa' released!

Sony released the PS Vita, while Nintendo released the 3DS XL and Wii U.

 

Despite the host of sequels and 'cash cow' games thrown out during the year, there were time for some new IPs to emerge too, along with the reappearance of some 'old favourites'. Dead or Alive 5 was released, no one noticed, even though the boobs were bigger and moved even crazier.

 

Hitman and Tomb Raider returned to consoles though received mixed reviews and responses from fans, except Mike who grinned through gritted teeth while playing Hitman proclaiming it was amazing ($60 game). More successful was the return of X-Com to PC, and finally consoles. There was also no less then 3 Resident Evil games released this year, all of which were generally terrible. Also the 'HD Collection' craze continued with Sony releasing a collection of titles from the PS1 and PS2 era slightly redone and resold at premium price for the PS3! Oh those crafty buggers.

 

Dark Souls continued the trend of Demon's Souls and quickly proceeded to kick you in the face, then curb stomp, while it repeatedly told you you were a worthless piece of shit. But that's OK, you loved that kind of thing.

Borderlands 2 and Torchlight II were released, as well as Guild Wars.

 

The rise of 'art' games happened too - Dear Esther and Journey being prime examples.

 

And finally, last year saw a whole load of anniversaries within gaming, with Final Fantasy, Metal Gear & Street Fighter all celebrating their 25th Anniversary.

 

Game of the Year:

Most disappointing Game of the Year:

 

3DS Game of the Year:

PC Game of the Year:

PS3 Game of the Year:

PSVita Game of the Year:

Wii Game of the Year:

Xbox Game of the Year:

 

Platform of the Year:

 

Adventure/RPG Game of the Year:

FPS/Shooter of the Year:

Multiplayer Game of the Year:

Platformer of the Year:

Puzzle Game of the Year:

Sports Game of the Year:

Strategy Game of the Year:

 

Developer of the Year:

Worst Developer of the Year:

Most Improved Developer of the Year:

 

Publisher of the Year:

Worst Publisher of the Year:

Most Improved Publisher of the Year:

 

Gaming Highlight of the Year:

Gaming Disappointment of the Year:

 

Most Anticipated Game of 2013:

iPhone/Android Gamer of the Year:

DLC of the Year:

 

and as we approach the end of a gaming generation...

 

Best thing about this Gen:

Worst thing about this Gen:

What you looking forward to Next Gen:

Fears for Next Gen:

Who will win the console war:

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I will certainly spend a considerable amount of time typing out answers to each one of your many questions. Let me get right on with it...

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Guest ObiChrisKenobi

I will certainly spend a considerable amount of time typing out asnwers to each one of your many questions. Let me get right on with it...

 

Whey!

 

 

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oh Joy I try to remember what the hell I played in 2012 (which is what I'm basing this on nothing else)

 

Game of the Year: Mass Effect 3

Most disappointing Game of the Year: In some ways Assassins Creed 3 disappointed me

 

DS Game of the Year:

PC Game of the Year: Baldurs Gate enhanced edition (it was either that or FM 2013)

PS3 Game of the Year: -

PSP Game of the Year: -

Wii Game of the Year: Skyward Sword :dontknow:

Xbox Game of the Year: Mass Effect 3

 

Platform of the Year: -

 

Adventure/RPG Game of the Year: Witcher 2 assassin of kings

FPS/Shooter of the Year: Mass Effect 3 about the only one I played

Multiplayer Game of the Year: -

Platformer of the Year: -

Puzzle Game of the Year: -

Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 13 for once again robbing us of our cash

Strategy Game of the Year: Tropico 4 (may not be a strategy game or even have come out in 2012 but I don't care!)

 

Developer of the Year:

Worst Developer of the Year:

Most Improved Developer of the Year:

 

Publisher of the Year:

Worst Publisher of the Year:

Most Improved Publisher of the Year:

 

Gaming Highlight of the Year: technically a 2013 one but don't care, anticipation of playing dark souls............right up til I actually played it and got my ass kicked from here to Timbuktu and back

Gaming Disappointment of the Year: Mass Effect 3's original ending

 

Most Anticipated Game of 2013: er now that Bioshock Infinites out I suppose Dragon Age 3

iPhone/Android Gamer of the Year: -

DLC of the Year: Citadel (I don't give a shit if it was released in 2013)

 

and as we approach the end of a gaming generation...

 

Best thing about this Gen: felt like they weren't in a rush to get the next generation out and focused on improving what they had

Worst thing about this Gen: Motion Control

What you looking forward to Next Gen: not much

Fears for Next Gen: wastes of everyones cash on gimmicky ideas (like motion control)

Who will win the console war:

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I think the only console we don't have in the house is the Wii U and the PSP/Vita.  :undecided: However, I don't play that many games!  :lol: Only fair to include all the available consoles for those that do play games on it.

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I'm always late on games so everything wasn't necessarily released in 2012. The only game I've completed from the main consoles that was released in 2012 was The Last Story. :lol: I'm going at 2010 now I guess.

 

Game of the Year: Mass Effect 3 based on the first 15 hours.

Most disappointing Game of the Year: ...

 

3DS Game of the Year: Super Mario 3D Land (November 2011, close enough)

PC Game of the Year: ...

PS3 Game of the Year: ..... (Deus Ex: HR being the best I played in 2012)

PSVita Game of the Year: Gravity Rush

Wii Game of the Year: The Last Story

Xbox Game of the Year: ..... (Tales Of Vesperia being the best I played in 2012)

 

Platform of the Year: PS Vita

 

Adventure/RPG Game of the Year: The Last Story

FPS/Shooter of the Year:

Multiplayer Game of the Year: FIFA 13

Platformer of the Year: New Super Mario Bros U

Puzzle Game of the Year: Pullblox/Pushmo on 3DS

Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 13

Strategy Game of the Year:

 

Developer of the Year:

Worst Developer of the Year:

Most Improved Developer of the Year:

 

Publisher of the Year: Ubisoft

Worst Publisher of the Year: Square-Enix

Most Improved Publisher of the Year: Ubisoft

 

Gaming Highlight of the Year: Metal Gear Solid 1

Gaming Disappointment of the Year: Vita selling so poorly

 

Most Anticipated Game of 2013: Ni No Kuni

iPhone/Android Gamer of the Year:

DLC of the Year:

 

and as we approach the end of a gaming generation...

 

Best thing about this Gen: Starting to play SP games after sacrificing the last gen to PES on PS2. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune giving the first kick. :thup:

Worst thing about this Gen: Too many studios dead

What you looking forward to Next Gen:

Fears for Next Gen: Share everything

Who will win the console war: Sony

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Game of the Year: Tomb Raider

Most disappointing Game of the Year: Mass Effect 3

 

PC Game of the Year: Guild wars 2

Xbox Game of the Year: Halo 4

 

Platform of the Year: Xbox 360

 

Adventure/RPG Game of the Year: Guild wars 2

FPS/Shooter of the Year: Borderlands 2

Multiplayer Game of the Year: Borderlands 2

Platformer of the Year: Tomb Raider

Gaming Disappointment of the Year: Mass effect 3 ending

 

Most Anticipated Game of 2013: GTA5

 

 

Best thing about this Gen: Gears of war 3 multiplayer campaign

Worst thing about this Gen: not enough new things, too many sequels and re-hashes

What you looking forward to Next Gen: nothing really

Fears for Next Gen: always on, no 2nd hand games and overload of microtransactions

Who will win the console war: microsoft

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Game of the Year: Xcom

Most disappointing Game of the Year: Hitman

 

PC Game of the Year: GoT mod for CK2

Xbox Game of the Year: X-Com

 

 

Sports Game of the Year: NBA2k

Strategy Game of the Year: X-com

 

Gaming Highlight of the Year: Probably some near death shit in X-com.

Gaming Disappointment of the Year: That god damn Hitman. Jesus Christ. You rat motherfuckers.

 

Most Anticipated Game of 2013: Year looks shit, really.

 

Best thing about this Gen: The xbox stuff. The whole party chat thing. Being able to chat with multiple people regardless of the game in the system.

Worst thing about this Gen: Useless DLC, microtransactions. Arbitrary paywalls.

 

What you looking forward to Next Gen: Useless DLC, microtransactions, arbitrary paywalls, mandatory bullshit.

 

Fears for Next Gen: Businessmen determining what game enthusiasts want and need.

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Now that Mike has posted...

 

Platform of the Year: Xbox 360

Sports Game of the Year: FM

 

Publisher of the Year: THQ

 

Most Anticipated Game of 2013: GTA, because I can't think of anything else

 

Best thing about this Gen: Beautiful Internet connectivity, apps, updates, downloadables. Mm

Worst thing about this Gen: The wanker prices that they associated with downloadables

What you looking forward to Next Gen: A better system for those who dont want to fuck around with physical media

Fears for Next Gen: Price and shovelwarey stuff associated with kinect et al

Who will win the console war: MS

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That god damn Hitman. Jesus Christ. You rat motherfuckers.
:lol:

 

Nicking Mike's format too just because I can:

 

Game of the Year: Borderlands 2

Most disappointing Game of the Year: Hitman

 

PC Game of the Year: The 40 seconds I played of Slender Man (My laptop is embarrassingly shit)

PS3 Game of the Year: Borderlands 2

 

 

Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 13

 

Gaming Highlight of the Year: Something from The Walking Dead (the 5 game series one, obvs)

 

Most Anticipated Game of 2013: GTA5

 

Best thing about this Gen: Xbox Live

Worst thing about this Gen: Overpriced DLC, especially when it's advertised in-game.

 

What you looking forward to Next Gen: A game that accurately portrays a man drinking liquid from a glass.

 

Fears for Next Gen: Digital downloads becoming more common further throttling the 2nd hand/rental market. I'm a cheap cunt.

 

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Mike is the mother f*cking truth.

 

Game of the Year: Far Cry 3

Most disappointing Game of the Year: Mass Effect 3

 

PC Game of the Year: :lol:

Xbox Game of the Year: Far Cry 3

 

 

Sports Game of the Year: PES 2013 ( yh i know ur mad)

Strategy Game of the Year: :yao:

 

Gaming Highlight of the Year: Killing a Shark with a C4 in Far Cry that shit was intense

Gaming Disappointment of the Year: Mass Effect 3( everything was shit f*ck you EA)

 

Most Anticipated Game of 2013: GTA V

 

Best thing about this Gen: Red Dead Redemption that shit was good.

Worst thing about this Gen: Lack of platformers.

 

What you looking forward to Next Gen: The obvious moment when i realise spending £400 for a platform to watch Netflix on wasn't very smart

 

Fears for Next Gen: Netflix isn't available after a spend £400 to make it available

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I think that I've played two 2012 games in total (Mass Effect and Assassins Creed) so don't think I can really vote for most of these....

 

Most Anticipated Game of 2013: Walking Dead: Survival (of course not, it's GTA V obviously)

iPhone/Android Gamer of the Year: Bad Piggies

 

Worst thing about this Gen:  Online Multiplayer killing off the Single Player on many franchises

What you looking forward to Next Gen: not having my machine louder than the TV and maybe improved

Fears for Next Gen: Kinect / Move being built in will mean that this wankery will be mandatory in all in-house games (e.g. the rubbish six-axis controller having some presence in all of the Sony games I've played)

Who will win the console war: Sony (if the rumours around Xbox are true + Japanese racism around MS product)

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Game of the Year: Borderlands 2

Most disappointing Game of the Year: ME3 (Was a good game, but that ending just fucked me off)

 

PC Game of the Year: Guild Wars 2 / DayZ

Xbox Game of the Year: The Walking Dead

 

 

Sports Game of the Year: FM (Poor year)

Strategy Game of the Year: XCOM

 

Gaming Highlight of the Year: The church in Cherno.

Gaming Disappointment of the Year: Starting loads of games but losing interest and never finishing them (Hitman, Ass Creed 3, Halo 4, etc.)

 

Most Anticipated Game of 2013: GTA V (Was also Bioshock Infinite)

 

Best thing about this Gen: XBOX Live

Worst thing about this Gen: It lasted too long

 

What you looking forward to Next Gen: The new XBOX not being shit.

 

Fears for Next Gen: The new XBOX being shit

 

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