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Ted Belmont

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Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« on: December 28, 2013, 04:23:54 AM »

Since most gaming news sites have pretty much given up and said, "Fuck it, lets just give it to the game with the biggest marketing budget", I think we should have some different perspectives.

GAME OF THE YEAR: Rogue Legacy - There's a lot to love about Rogue Legacy. The charming art style, the iterative gameplay, the difficulty that rides the line between Too Easy and Too Hard(at least until about NG+4 or so), the way the story, such as it is, ties neatly into the core mechanic of generational succession without rubbing it in your face and going OH LOOK AT THIS AREN'T WE CLEVER?

There's also a lot to hate. It's kind of repetitive, the classes are ridiculously unbalanced, the procedurally generated castle shows its hand a bit too often, and there are all of maybe a dozen palette-swapped enemies. Still, there's a reason I sank so many hours into this game, and it's not just because I was unemployed for four months right after I bought it. It's a lot of fun, a clever twist on the roguelike genre, and it's a game that isn't ashamed to be a game.

RUNNER UP: Cookie Clicker - While some might argue that Cookie Clicker doesn't really qualify as a "game", I would just like to say that if I have to sit through one more goddamn pedantic argument about what a game is and isn't I am going to shove my face into a lawnmower so I can never, ever, use the internet again. Cookie Clicker is a game because the guy who made it says it is. End of story.

Cookie Clicker started out as a relatively simple Candy Box clone, but over the course of the year, and many, many updates, it's morphed into something all its own. While the core gameplay is still quite simple - click things to make more things - the world that's been built around that gameplay has a sort of whimsical horror to it that makes it unique.

Plus, it's free, and the Christmas update lets you murder reindeer and clone a Santa Claus from a test tube with a little hat on it to help you make more cookies.

So let's hear it! What is/are your game(s) of the year, and why? They don't even have to be games that came out in 2013; if you just discovered a weird old Genesis-era JRPG this year, and loved that more than anything else, that's great! I wanna hear about that. Or if you really enjoyed one of the AAA megabudget games that came out this year, that's cool too! I only ask that we try to refrain from arguments in this thread. This is a place to celebrate games, not trash them.
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Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2013, 04:31:16 AM »

BEST GAME I'VE NEVER PLAYED BUT REALLY WANT TO SO I'VE BUILT IT UP IN MY MIND AS FANTASTIC, PROBABLY
Dragon's Crown
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Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2013, 04:47:12 AM »

My games of the year are:
Pokémon
New Leaf
And I'm sure there's another one.
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Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2013, 05:03:26 AM »

BEST GAME I'VE NEVER PLAYED BUT REALLY WANT TO SO I'VE BUILT IT UP IN MY MIND AS FANTASTIC, PROBABLY
Dragon's Crown

I agree.
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Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2013, 05:28:32 AM »

To my own surprise, I think I'm gonna have to give top honors to the Shadow Warrior remake. I love a good single-player FPS campaign (to the point where I legitimately think a shooter that has no multiplayer should proudly mention it as a back-of-the-box bullet point), and I'm a sucker for fun first-person melee combat, so it really was a match made in heaven. On top of that the visual design is amazing, its upgrade system doesn't feel like it's forcing you to decide what you'll never be able to do (unlike most upgrades systems out there), there are actual secret areas (GASP!), and I don't know how Flying Wild Hog did it but they managed to make Lo Wang into a likeable character.

Runner-ups would be Rogue Legacy, Völgarr the Viking, and One Way Heroics. The Wolf Among Us is off to a good start, but given what it is I think it'd qualify more for 2014, assuming this isn't where Telltale decides to drop the ball.

If we include older games that I've discovered this year, I think I have to mention Saint's Row III (got it in a Humble Bundle; I assume IV would make my list but I'm still on Windows XP), Crusader Kings II, and Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia.
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Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2013, 05:52:30 AM »

and I don't know how Flying Wild Hog did it but they managed to make Lo Wang into a likeable character.

Step 1: Remove the racism
Step 2: Pick an asian culture, stick with it
Step 3: Make him the type of person who would shave his head because it's what all his comic book heroes do, instead of any practical reason.
Step 4: "Get out of my fucking car."
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Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2013, 05:58:24 AM »

Lo Wang in the new Shadow Warrior is basically Japanese Travis Touchdown.
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Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2013, 05:58:44 AM »

THE I WATCHED THIS GAME ON YOUTUBE INSTEAD OF PLAYING IT AWARD GOES TO:

THE LAST OF US!!

THE BUY A VITA YOU FUCKS AWARD GOES TO:

TEARAWAY!!!

THE PLATFORMER WITH THE MOST FART JOKES IN A YEAR WITHOUT A NEW WARIO AWARD GOES TO:

ROGUE LEGACY!!

THE AWARD FOR MOST AGREEING WITH WHAT BUGE SAID GOES TO:

ME OMG WHAT AN HONOR!!

THE HD REMAKE OF THE YEAR BECAUSE WE HAVE LITERALLY NO CONCEPT OF HOW TO DO NEW THINGS AWARD GOES TO:

SPELUNKY HD!!!

THE LET'S BE HONEST THIS IS ALL I'M GOING TO EVER FUCKING PLAY AWARD GOES TO:

WORLD OF WARCRAFT!!!

THE BEST GAME WHERE THEY TOOK MY MONEY BEFORE ACTUALLY RELEASING A FUCKING PRODUCT AWARD GOES TO:

HEARTHSTONE BECAUSE I WANTED THAT FUCKING CARD!!!  BUT ALSO MAYBE STARBOUND!!  BUT ALSO MAYBE KICKSTARTER GAMES????

THE STOP FUCKING DOING THIS AWARD GOES TO:

TAKING MY MONEY BEFORE YOU MAKE A FUCKING PRODUCT

I'M SO WEAK

and so cold

so very cold
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Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2013, 08:02:25 AM »

BEST GAME
Papers Please

BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME
Monaco

BEST TABLET GAME
Super Hexagon
868-HACK

BEST ROGUELIKE
Desktop Dungeons

BEST NONGAME
Stanley Parable

BEST REMAKE BECAUSE NOSTALGIA FUCK YOU
DuckTales Remastered

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT
SimCity

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Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2013, 08:17:27 AM »

I don't think I actually played a game that came out this year.
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Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2013, 08:58:11 AM »

I don't think I actually played a game that came out this year.

Except for Tomb Raider 2013, this is me.
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Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2013, 09:02:27 AM »

I just bought Divekick on Steam.

So there's one game down.

EDIT: nope. nevermind. I need to update my graphics card.
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Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2013, 09:52:54 AM »

The only game to come out this year that mattered is KE3. The game that came out this year that I played the most was Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The game that came out this year that had the most good times and also the fewest bad times was Saints Row 4. The game that came out this year that I kept hearing people talk about but never actually got around to playing was Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The game that spent the most time on our TV this year was Fallout 3, which Julie decided she loves to watch me play, and it didn't even come out this year.
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Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2013, 10:00:11 AM »

... what is KE3?
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Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2013, 10:10:33 AM »

Knorpse del Exquisioco Tres
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Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2013, 10:12:29 AM »

also thanks for reminding me newbie

THE FUCK YOU JEFF GERSTMANN YOU HAVE LITERALLY NEVER BEEN MORE WRONG JUST STOP TALKING HOLY SHIT DID YOU HONESTLY JUST FUCKING SUGGEST THEY SHOULD LIKE ADD A BUTTON PRESS SWAP ARE YOU ACTUALLY LEGITIMATELY THAT DUMB AWARD GOES TO:

BROTHERS: A TALE OF TWO SONS
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Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2013, 10:48:37 AM »

Game most likely to make me buy a new console: Super Mario 3D World
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Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2013, 02:22:36 PM »

THE LET'S BE HONEST THIS IS ALL I'M GOING TO EVER FUCKING PLAY AWARD GOES TO:

WORLD OF WARCRAFT!!!
That's not Cook, Serve, Delicious!.
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Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2013, 02:44:24 PM »

THIS IS ABOUT 2013 GAMES OKAY
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