Well, 2012 is coming to a close. We survived 3 apocolypses and once again Activision dominated the market with its cookie cutter shooter, CoD. We're here to celebrate the good, however. Think back on what your favorite game this year was, and share why you enjoyed it so much.
For me, it would have to be Dragon's Dogma. This is literally how I discovered the game:
I was on Poweruprewards.com
Me: You know what the perfect game would be? I want a game with Dragon Age's party based combat, Skyrim's open world, and Shadow of the Colossus's boss battles. Hmm, what's this game Poweruprewards is recommending to me? Dragon's Dogma? Let's see what it's about.
Site: This game involves venturing across an open world with your three companions. One of the unique features of this game is the ability to climb large monsters, kind of like in Shadow of the Colossus.
Me: (falls out of chair)
So, yeah, that's how I discovered it. Indeed, it was an excellent game, meeting my expectations, though it wasn't quite the same as what I expected. Indeed, I feel like anyone into RPGs, especially Skyrim and Dragon Age, should give this game a try.
So, what was your GotY? I'm putting a poll of what I think some of the answers will be, but if your GotY isn't on there, post it and I'll add it to the list.