Friday, November 11, 2011

Runner-Up GOTY?

It's going to be a tough thing to decide, this year. Here are some of the games I need to consider:

Dark Souls
Frozen Synapse
Portal 2

Games I like well enough, but am fairly certain are not runner-up GOTY candidates:

Warhammer 40K: Space Marine
Total War: Shogun 2
Red Orchestra 2
Section 8: Prejudice
Assassin's Creed Revelations

Battlefield 3
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

If there's a high profile 2011 release missing from that list, and there is, more than one, it is because I haven't played it. That's the first hurdle a game has to overcome for consideration. If it hasn't won my money and time during the calender year of its release, whatever the reason, it's not eligible. Sorry, Skyrim, sorry Gears 3, et al. Them's the arbitrary breaks.


Mr GT Chris said...

I'm not sure I've played a game from this year (if you don't count stuff on the App Store). Now Tactics Ogre is down to $20 I definitely plan to get it soon, just want to clear my PSP backlog a bit more.

Sengoku Basara 3 isn't bad though :-).

Greg said...

Wait, did I miss something? Have you already decided your GOTY and now the only thing left to decide is your runner up?

Count Elmdor said...

Indeed, I have! You haven't guessed it? I won't spoil the (lack of) surprise.

Chris, were you a fan of FFT or any of the other Ogre games?

You haven't played any of the big 2011 releases yet?

Greg said...

Ah, I forgot about the Witcher 2.