Normally the year goes on, the gaming community begins to contemplate one thing for the next year. Game of the Year.
I, as most other gamers, have started contemplating this question for the year of 2012 and have sat down with a list of games that have already been released and are slated for release in the coming months. As there is 3 months left to this year and quite a bit of games coming down the pipe left for us to see, so my decision for Game of the Year is rather loose at the moment, yet with the question posed to me just today I found myself going over the list of releases so far and saw something rather disturbing.
The most common thing that continued to occur was a number of re-releases, such as collections (Jak and Daxter Collection, Ratchet and Clank Collection) or as remastered versions of older games (Black Mesa:Source). In the moments of thought that I have and will undoubtedly have again towards December’s climax, the decision on Game of the Year will become slightly easier as a handful of this years releases happen to be games we had played many years before. Remastered games are fantastic and all but we cant officially count them in the race for Game of the Year can we?
I don’t honestly believe we can do such in good conscience do such, I wont calculate them in my decision for GOTY. The upside to all of this?
The last three months of this gaming cycle is proving to be an eventful one, withe Borderlands 2 just released and Dishonored, Resident Evil 6, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, and much, much more coming to our home consoles soon enough that their is ton of competition still left for gamers to playthrough in their search for Game of the Year.