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GOTY 2013:

 1 sanfranman 91, Sat, 14th Dec '13 7:19:52 PM from Boston, MA Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
So tropers, what are your favorite games of the year?

Here are some categories to keep in mind:

Best Overall Game

Best Story and Writing

Best Gameplay

Best Visuals (Aesthetics and Graphics)

Best Soundtrack

Best Voice Acting

2014 Game with Most Potential
“If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.” - Harvey Milk
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I can only think of one at the moment:

2014 game with the most potential: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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 3 The Mageof Fire, Sat, 14th Dec '13 7:42:24 PM Relationship Status: Tsundere'ing
Definitely Not-Sayaka
Metal Gear Rising had the best soundtrack, bar none.
 4 Ekuran, Sat, 14th Dec '13 7:50:15 PM from somewhere. Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Hi.
I liked Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Made me sad, bro.

edited 14th Dec '13 7:50:30 PM by Ekuran

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Honestly, I'd say with the exception of Gameplay, The Last of Us basically sweeps the awards.
 
 6 Enlong, Sat, 14th Dec '13 8:03:10 PM from The Underground Facility Relationship Status: is commanded to— WANK!
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I can't think of any specific category for it, but I think Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMix deserves some form of praise for finally getting Kingdom Hearts Final Mix to not-Japan.
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 7 Odie From The Oz, Sat, 14th Dec '13 8:05:30 PM from  Everwhere Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Everyone
[up]Best rerelease?

 8 L Dragon 2, Sat, 14th Dec '13 8:15:09 PM from Pandora Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
ZOMG TEH REI!!!!
As for the game with most potential, imma gonna hand it to my most anticipated game. Watch_Dogs.

And Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance easily takes the Best Soundtrack award. waii
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 9 Blueeyedrat, Sat, 14th Dec '13 8:25:55 PM from nowhere in particular. Relationship Status: Mu
YEEEEAH— no.
Game I'm most looking forward to in 2014? Probably Transistor.
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 10 Ekuran, Sat, 14th Dec '13 8:29:36 PM from somewhere. Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Hi.
Naughty Dog's Last of Us kicked ass this year. I'd say they win everything but best gameplay and best soundtrack.

The 2014 Game with Most Potential is to hard to pick, since next year will be amazing. Watch Dogs, MGS 5, Destiny, Dark Souls 2, Infamous: Second Son, Witcher 3, Dying Light, Murdered: Soul Suspect, The Order: 1886, Drakengard 3, Everquest Next, Broken Age, Pillars of Eternity, a shit load of other awesome Kickstarter funded games (even if some of them don't do great, at least a few certainly will), all those Telltale titles/episodes, and I'm probably missing a hundred other awesome games.

edited 14th Dec '13 8:30:51 PM by Ekuran

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 11 Odie From The Oz, Sat, 14th Dec '13 8:30:20 PM from  Everwhere Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Everyone
I gotta give it to Ground Zeroes for most anticipated. Love me some MGS.
 12 L Dragon 2, Sat, 14th Dec '13 8:36:00 PM from Pandora Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
ZOMG TEH REI!!!!
Forgot to add in Smash Bros for my most highly anticipated games. Oh, and that Project X game by Monolith. tongue

Also, while I think Super Mario 3D World wins for best gameplay, The Last of Us does sweep most of the other awards imo.
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 13 Earl of Sandvich, Sun, 15th Dec '13 10:20:28 AM from the Palouse Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Hunter. Scholar. Gentlemen.
For the Best Voice Acting part, I can vouch for the Narrator in The Stanley Parable as a possible nominee. For anything else, I'm not quite sure what to say since I don't really have a complete idea.
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I would be interested in X if they got rid of the giant mechs. That's really unappealing.

 15 L Dragon 2, Sun, 15th Dec '13 11:01:21 AM from Pandora Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
ZOMG TEH REI!!!!
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Proud fanboy of anime/video games/scifi. Oh and of Rei Ayanami XD
Best gameplay: Dragon's Crown

Best Visuals: Dragon's Crown

Best Soundtrack: AVGN Adventures

More to come when I decide on them.
[up][up]Yep. Mech games are ugly and cheesy and unfun. To me anyway.

 18 phoenixdaughter AM, Sun, 15th Dec '13 1:29:23 PM from Cursed college Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Ultimate Gamer
Teh gamer who is limited to Vita/3DS minus watching LP's of everything else so I'm kinda skewed.

Best Overall Game: Fire Emblem Awakening.

Best Story and Writing Bioshock Infinite (An LP nod because...story wasn't the highlight for many of the games I played through)

Best Gameplay Tearaway

Best Visuals (Aesthetics and Graphics) Dragon's Crown (Vita)

Best Soundtrack Shin Megami Tensei IV

Best Voice Acting The Last of Us

2014 Game with Most Potential Nothing much has been announced for the 3DS/Vita...so...ugh. I guess Smash Bros out of necessity.

edited 15th Dec '13 1:30:00 PM by phoenixdaughterAM

 19 Very Melon, Sun, 15th Dec '13 3:38:31 PM Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
3DS!

edited 15th Dec '13 3:38:52 PM by VeryMelon

 20 beorc, Sun, 15th Dec '13 4:00:47 PM from hither and yon Relationship Status: I know
Ridley and Ridley
I may have to change this after Christmas, but...

edited 15th Dec '13 4:01:56 PM by beorc

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 21 Ekuran, Sun, 15th Dec '13 4:06:50 PM from somewhere. Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Hi.
Hm. Would anyone here like a general "2014 in Gaming" thread? Bringing up and comparing all sorts of games coming out that year seems like it would make for a good thread.
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Best Overall Game: Saint's Row IV

Best Story and Writing: Saint's Row IV

Best Gameplay: Saint's Row IV

Best Visuals (Aesthetics and Graphics): Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag

Best Soundtrack: Saint's Row IV

Best Voice Acting: Saint's Row IV

2014 Game with Most Potential: Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

I'm starting to see a pattern here but I can't quite put my finger on it.

Anyway, I dunno if I just liked SR 4 so much or everything else was extremely underwhelming this year but there it is.

 23 Gary CX Jk, Sun, 15th Dec '13 5:18:09 PM Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
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Signatures are for lamers.
 24 Sabylas, Sun, 15th Dec '13 6:50:19 PM Relationship Status: Forming Voltron
Since I'm too lazy to make a list and choose a game for each category, I'll just say I have a tie between The Last of Us and Metal Gear Rising for best overall game.

It's worth mentioning that I've played a total of... 4 games released this year, one of which isn't a possible contender for me at all, and out of those I'd say Metal Gear Rising would be in two of those categories (soundtrack and possibly gameplay), with The Last of Us being in the rest. Do tha math.

As for 2014 game with the most potential, Dark Souls 2.

edited 15th Dec '13 6:50:49 PM by Sabylas

 25 Gary CX Jk, Sun, 15th Dec '13 7:02:08 PM Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
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