Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
Results 41 to 45 of 45

Thread: So what is everyones GOTY (Game Of The Year) for 2011?

  1. #41
    Points: 166, Level: 3
    Level completed: 32%, Points required for next Level: 34
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Poster ChildFlagship Member100 Experience Points31 days registered

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Clearwater, Florida
    Gamer IDs

    Gamertag: Malum In Se Malum In Se
    My top 3 would be:

    1. Skyrim
    2. Gears of War 3
    3. Dragon Age 2

    Honorable mention would Warhammer 40K Space Marine. The game was OK but I love the Warhammer 40K universer from the Dawn of War PC strategy game series.

  2. #42
    Prestige 1
    Points: 4,024, Level: 40
    Level completed: 37%, Points required for next Level: 126
    Overall activity: 0%
    Flagship Member1000 Experience PointsThree FriendsPoster ChildVeteran
    KOKitten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Gamer IDs

    Gamertag: KOKitten KOKitten
    PSN ID: KOKitten KOKitten
    My top 3 were:

    1) Dragon Age 2 – I know many fans of DA:O were disappointed with DA2 but I loved it. BioWare has a knack for creating interesting and endearing characters and DA2 was no exception. In games such as ME 1 & 2, DA:O and DA2, your character and squad members have individual identities which can be fleshed out. Having a party member who has an opinion or some investment in the main conflict makes the story richer, rather than just bringing along a random dude to help you hack & slash.

    The story unfolding over a definitive time frame, characters and lore appearing from DA:O, NPC dialogue differing based upon your protagonist’s alignment, improved party banter, and fantastic DLC all contributed to DA2 being my favorite game released in 2011.

    2) L.A. Noire – Rockstar is another studio which I can count on for amazing characters. The protagonists in Rockstar’s games are complex characters. They’re flawed human beings yet you still find yourself liking them and supporting them. Cole Phelps is a decorated war hero and police officer who is haunted by his past. He’s not one to engage in unethical actions in his job but he engages in an act which is considered immoral in his personal life. Cole appears as a courageous, self-controlled individual yet from his memories we see he can be petty, cowardly, and doesn’t always keep his cool. Rockstar did a fantastic job evolving Cole’s character throughout the game.

    The rendition of L.A. in the 40’s was stunning. It was a fitting location for the game. Like a Hollywood creation, events in the game showed that things are not often as they seem. People operate under a fašade. A veneer of glitz covers the dirt underneath. Fantastic storytelling and presentation.

    3) Gears of War 3 – I enjoyed all three Gears games. The second improved upon the first, both in gameplay and in the story, and the third improved upon the second. That’s something which can’t be said for all sequels and is a tremendous credit to the developers.

  3. #43
    Posting is my hobby
    Points: 34,522, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Flagship MemberYour first GroupCreated Blog entryOverdrive1 year registered
    KAZUYA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    Blog Entries
    Gamer IDs

    Gamertag: KAZUY4 KAZUY4
    Gears 3

    Visit my Game Channel on Youtube
    Follow me on Twitter @Geezers_in_Arms

  4. #44
    Points: 2,515, Level: 30
    Level completed: 44%, Points required for next Level: 85
    Overall activity: 0%
    Poster ChildFlagship Member1 year registered1000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Gamer IDs

    Gamertag: Mikey Mud Mikey Mud
    Of the 2011 games I've played:

    1. Batman: Arkham City. I played Arkham Asylum and Arkham City back-to-back, was very impressed by the first game, and really awed by how they made the gameplay even more addictive in the sequel.

    2. NHL 12. Only minor improvements over its predecessor, my main gripes usually come in multiplayer modes, specifically in the painful matchmaking system which will pair our amateur (at best) team with Elite playoff champs more than half the time. Still, I think it's the best team sport video game out there (yeah, I know, I haven't played FIFA), and I can't put it down.

    3. Dragon Age II. I really appreciated the streamlined combat and the graphical improvements. I was somewhat underwhelmed by the plot. This is the first Bioware game in which I avoided all the post-launch DLC.

    4. L.A. Noire. My first Rockstar game. I think the studio came up a little short in their ambitions here. The city was pretty, but at the same time somehow lifeless. While the mysteries weren't very hard, I found the interrogation sequences either outrageously obvious or painfully misleading. However, no matter how hard one failed, you could move on. I found the 'detective' part of it somewhat disappointing. Loved the 'noire' feel and I even liked the twist in the final set of stories. Still, it comes up short because I feel it could have been much much more.

    And, yeah...I haven't played Gears of War 3 yet. I'll get right on that after I play GoW and GoW2.

  5. #45
    Points: 3,073, Level: 34
    Level completed: 16%, Points required for next Level: 127
    Overall activity: 0%
    Flagship MemberPoster Child1000 Experience PointsVeteran
    bigstorm12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    eastern kentucky
    Gamer IDs

    Gamertag: BigStorm73 BigStorm73
    PSN ID: bigstorm12 bigstorm12
    batman: arkham city

    thats about it for what ive spent most of my time on.

Similar Threads

  1. X-Platform Pre-release expectations and Graphics
    By mudflap in forum What To Buy Next
    Replies: 139
    Last Post: 12-07-2011, 10:00 PM
  2. Game for Sat. Feb 12th 2011 (Members only please)
    By wes86 in forum Laid Back Geezers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-14-2011, 06:53 PM
  3. 1 Year XBL Membership & Game for $80
    By Yuk in forum GeezerGamers West
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-15-2010, 08:45 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts