2012 Community Game of the Year - And the winner is...

I'm kinda mad at myself now because due to a clerical error I forgot that SSX came out this year. Man, that would totally be in my top 3, at least. Love that game.

Minarchist wrote:

I'm kinda mad at myself now because due to a clerical error I forgot that SSX came out this year. Man, that would totally be in my top 3, at least. Love that game.

Inflict moderate wounds! Wait, I meant cure! Cure!

Anyway, I like Yahtzee's style a lot. He has strong opinions and sticks to them. His tastes in games are way different than mine, but he makes great observations and holds all games to his standard.

Surprised FarCry 3 doesn't even show up. Guess we'll see it as the Classic GOTY next year.

Can't argue with that. Great looking list, games-wise and again visual design-wise. Thanks again for munching the numbers, Clock!

The original post has now been updated with the winners!

Edit: If you'd like to see the raw vote totals, you can view them here.

Interesting results! I like having pre-2012 games on the list, as it shows how much staying power some titles have. I think late release games (October or later) sometimes get an artificial bump just because they're fresh in everyone's minds. I'll be curious to see if XCOM or Dishonored show up again next year, like SR3 did this year.

Thanks for crunching the numbers Clocky!

ClockworkHouse wrote:

The original post has now been updated with the winners!

Edit: If you'd like to see the raw vote totals, you can view them here.

Thanks for doing this Clock!

Edit: Kid Icarus only got 2 votes

Yes, indeed. Thanks ClockworkHouse

Pleased to see Walking Dead and FTL ranked highly. I certainly wouldn't have expected that a Telltale game would win the number one spot, but having played it and been utterly, sometimes painfully engrossed in it, I can think of no worthier winner than The Walking Dead! Roll on Season 2 ...

Can't complain about the results; I've yet to play Dishonored or X-Com, but had I had time, I'm sure they'd have made my list. My only regret is CK2 being edged out of the 10th spot, but whaddayagonnado?

Seeing Mass Effect 3 above other games still continues to make my brain hemorrhage. Then again, I've never understood the popularity of the game altogether.

Still, three of my top games were awarded (in fact, my top three were all awarded), including my number two getting number one. So there are worse things I could complain about.

BNice wrote:

Edit: Kid Icarus only got 2 votes :(

Right there with you, man. You and I? We're like brothers now, and nothing can take that away.

Sad that neither of my top two received any community awards. Ah well. Still, good stuff on that top list. I've started The Walking Dead recently, and suspect it's going to wind up very high on my 2013 list. I haven't played Journey yet, but due to this thread I'm going to take another look at trying it out. My interest is increasing for Mark of the Ninja as well.

BNice wrote:

Kid Icarus only got 2 votes :(

That's my fault. I didn't post a list and that would have been on it.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
BNice wrote:

Kid Icarus only got 2 votes :(

That's my fault. I didn't post a list and that would have been on it.

I was wondering if you abstained from voting for fear of a seeming bias? I've been wanting to see your top 10 this whole time, particularly after you jettisoned most of your pile and have been mostly playing 3DS and Wii games.

ccesarano wrote:
BNice wrote:

Edit: Kid Icarus only got 2 votes :(

Right there with you, man. You and I? We're like brothers now, and nothing can take that away.

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If anyone tries to tell you that Catherine is a good game, point out that it tied with Secret of the Magic Crystals.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

If anyone tries to tell you that Catherine is a good game, point out that it tied with Secret of the Magic Crystals.

And both involve copious amounts of aenus.

Also that it came out in 2011.

Also boobies

Well done Clocky! Most of the top 10 are on my wishlists, so at least I know I've got some good stuff to put on my pile someday

SixteenBlue wrote:

Also that it came out in 2011.

Magic Crystals came out in 2010.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:

Also that it came out in 2011.

Magic Crystals came out in 2010. :D

Damn you!

Pay attention more in IRC and you won't embarrass yourself as much. u_u

ccesarano wrote:

I was wondering if you abstained from voting for fear of a seeming bias? I've been wanting to see your top 10 this whole time, particularly after you jettisoned most of your pile and have been mostly playing 3DS and Wii games.

I ran out of time, and it was starting to feel like I was just making a list of the best Nintendo-published games I'd played this year. If you're curious...

Spoiler:
  • Kid Icarus Uprising (3DS)
  • Rhythm Heaven Fever (Wii)
  • Fortune Street (Wii)
  • Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GameCube)
  • Persona 3 Portable (PSP)
  • Fluidity (WiiWare)
  • WarioWare, Inc. (GBA)
  • Lost in Shadow (Wii)
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
  • Epic Mickey (Wii)

Love the Top 10 presentation, fonts and little extras. Good job, Clockwork.

Tropico 4 got four votes!!

Woohoo!

El Presidente is most pleased and will be sure to win the election by landslide victory once the people's votes are tallied by his ministry.

Thanks for the hard work! Write up looks great, too!

It makes me sad that nearly all of that list is owned by me, yet not played by me. I know what I'm doing for 2013!

Thanks, ClockworkHouse. Excellent stuff, as always.

Thanks for doing this, ClockworkHouse, I'm sure it was a lot of work!

I'm so glad the GWJ community agreed with me on the entire list in exact order.

What? No, I didn't check the first page, I just assumed . . .