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What's your favorite game of 2012. Giving away a 400 MSP Code end of January

#61 Jouvert   Don't Stop Believin' CAGiversary!   640 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:30 PM

The Walking Dead due to all the tough calls you are continually forced to make throughout that game. I felt emotionally drained after playing a marathon session.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:37 PM


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#63 swift fix   first person gamer CAGiversary!   1224 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:47 PM

My favorite game for 2012 is surprisingly one that is free-to-play. The game is Tribes: Ascend for the PC. I had never played a Tribes game before, but had heard great things about Ascend. I was very surprised to find such a well balanced team-based FPS for the non-existent price of admission. Tribes offers a variety of game types, the most popular being capture the flag, and nine separate classes each with their own unique capabilities. One aspect of Tribes that sets it apart from other shooters is the sheer size of the maps. The vast maps can be traversed quite quickly thanks to a unique ski & jetpack mechanic that allows players to eliminate the friction between their feet and the ground, fly down slopes and launch off hills.

For me, the most exhilarating experience of this year was playing as the Pathfinder class and running flags. The music changes to a much faster tempo once you pick up the flag and the chase is on. I became quite good at finding effective routes, but ultimately ended up putting the game down much sooner that I otherwise would have if my friends were also PC gamers.

#64 Justme8800   Not like the other 8799 CAGiversary!   244 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  


Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

Skyrim. I started playing in January, and nothing has quite succeeded in pulling my attention away, I keep coming back. I've played for hundreds of hours, and I still feel like I haven't seen half of what's there.

#65 earl_thespider   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   35 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  


Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:07 AM

My favorite game that I've played in 2012 is one I'm still trying to finish. The game is The Witcher 2. There's tons to do in the game and using magic is a blast, literally. It almost makes me want to invest in a proper gaming PC to experience the first game as well. My favorite game in 2011 however was Rage, which just released a 400 point expansion. So winning the points would help me to continue playing another one of my favorite games. Thanks for the contest. We CAG's always appreciate FREE. :)

#66 jaldaen   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   11 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:23 AM

My favorite game in 2012 was Mass Effect 3. The first Mass Effect hooked me with the story line. The second hooked me with the action. The third brought everything together in a satisfying, if unexpected, way. Whenever you can lose entire weeks to a game... that's a good sign of value.

#67 ugojj1818   CAG in Training CAG in Training   30 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  


Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:30 AM

my favorite game would have to be borderlands 2. i have 1 of each of the original characters maxed out,all the achievements,and the season pass. Not sure why but i really like the cell shaded graphics for the game.If i were to win i would probably spend the points on getting the mechromancer character since i haven't had the points lately and cant justify going to the store and getting a 1600 point card if i don't need that many points.

#68 betobuster   Purple Ewok Eater CAGiversary!   317 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:54 AM

While Black Ops II and Halo 4 are enjoyable, my favorite game (of those I played in 2012) is Plants Vs Zombies. I was always slightly curious about it, but never enough to look into it. I finally downloaded the trial when it the game was on sale, and immediately bought it after the trial ran out. It is very fun, and quite addicting. My sister seems to be more addicted to it than I am, as she has unlocked all sorts of extra things in the zen garden and other stuff on her pc version (compliments of the ADA).

#69 CAiNiAC   ~Baby got Backlog~ CAGiversary!   4729 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:08 AM

I`ll start by saying XCOM: Enemy Unknown came very close to stealing the show for me, but ultimately my GOTY spot was emotionally earned by The Walking Dead.

Im generally not a fan of Telltale games, despite loving oldschool point and clicks, with entries like their Jurasic Park game and Back to the Future title leaving me sorely disappointed. my expectations were low for this despite being a fan of both the comic and television series, but they literally blew me away! I truly hope Telltale continues to bring it in furtue seasons of Walking Dead and new games.

If I win, my points will be going toward one of the XCOM DLC`s currently available.

I just spent an hour dragging a boat up a mountain for a trophy. What have I become...


Now just play a really piece of shit game and then complain about it until (and well after) you get the plat.




#70 Majin Stan   You have a little CAG left on your face CAGiversary!   373 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:23 AM

Even tho I love halo 4, with its wonderful graphics and bad to the bone game play and multi player. I have to go with borderlands 2 for best of the year. The story is awesome! The things that are said in it are hilarious and the game play is magnificent! Constant loots and traveling all over hell ! It has me looking for every chance to squeeze in game time.


#71 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   12660 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  


Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:42 AM

My favorite game of 2012 was The Walking Dead episodes. It may have been point-and-click, but it took you on one heck of an adventure. A great cast, variability based on choices you make, and some very enjoyable sequences tied it all together as one great game. Halo 4 would be a runner-up, I did enjoy the story and the MP is fun but TWD was a new experience and that is a welcome change of pace for this gamer.

#72 aaronrodgers   Yo...Siggy, Phido! CAGiversary!   1720 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  


Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:58 AM

Thanks everyone so far. This is great for me too, as I get some nice opinions and thoughts on a lot of games I haven't played before, or nice thoughts on games I love.



#73 HomelessGamer   CAG in Training CAG in Training   32 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  


Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:28 AM

My favorite game of 2012 is Mass Effect 3. The epic trilogy ends in dramatic fashion as you must race to defeat the ultimate evil. ME3 introduced multiplayer coop missions that not only are addicting, but extremely satisfying as well.
The beauty of this game is its amazing story, and the fact that you will never get the same ending. A game is not always about the end, but the journey. This is reflected very well in ME. Mass Effect is one of the greatest series and will certainly be reflected upon in the future. This series has some of the greatest innovations ever seen in gaming such as transferring save files to the next game and no preset character.

#74 DM1978   CAG since July 2005 CAGiversary!   1815 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:44 AM

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Best game of a great series IMO.:applause:

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#75 Gamer SDP   not much of a gamer CAGiversary!   4950 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:37 AM

I'll have to go with Borderlands 2 despite the many complaints I have. My main issues were with the UI and some mechanics - traveling around (especially in vehicle) and shooting in general weren't as natural or "fun" as the first game oh and some bugs with the modeling.

The story was great and dialog was fantastic. The graphics were a slight improvement from the first game but enough to not seem too old.

I put in nearly 2 full days (played 5 or 6 days in a row averaging at least 6-7hrs a day and then took a 2 day break or so due to burnout mostly due to the shooting not being as fun then finished within 2 more days).

#76 sangredekrazy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1035 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  


Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

I really enjoyed Batman: Arkham City. I got it last xmas but hadn't played through it until a few months ago. The Story was great but I was a bit disappointed that a majority of the game is taken up by side quests. The main story just didn't take me long to get through, but the game play was still fun and the side missions are fun as well. I like trying to collect all the Riddler's Trophies.

#77 kevL0CK   un' CAGiversary!   537 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

FarCry 3 because it's awesome. I love hunting with assault rifles haha. Also, any game with hallucinations is usually pretty sweet.

thanks for the chance! hopefully I'll win and be able to get Retro City Rampage :)

#78 Mjkjets   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   82 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

My favorite game of 2012 is Mass Effect 3. Love the series. Great story. I thought Bioware did an excellent job of including all the characters from Me1 & Me2 into the plot for ME3. They brought back alot of RPG elements into the combat that were missing from ME2. More powers, more weapons that can be modified, and a better leveling up system for your character. Just a great game overall.

#79 evilcheez86   Totes Amazeballs CAGiversary!   107 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  


Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

My favorite game of 2012 has to be Borderlands 2. They took an already amazing game and improved it in every way imaginable. I'm looking forward to all of the DLC in the coming year. Thanks for the giveaway dude!

#80 Daluva   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   26 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

Halo 4, just being able to see the Chief back in action and the emotional rollercoaster from mission to mission for reasons which will not be spoiled...sigh, thats my game for 2012.

#81 GamjawanG   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   94 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  


Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

NBA 2K13. The MyPlayer mode is one of the best career modes in any sports game. What is also awesome is that there are corresponding Facebook and Mobile games that allow you got gain VC points, the currency to allow you to rank up your guy. There is nothing like boosting your 7'2" Center to be a beast on the court.

#82 gam3rfan09   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   40 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  


Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:33 AM

The Walking Dead.
Where to begin.
The story is absolutely fantastic. The art style is beautiful. The characters are well developed. The ending is absolutely heartbreaking.
There are many other great games of 2012, but The Walking Dead is the only one that sticks to your emotions and makes you FEEL.

#83 chaoticorder75   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   126 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  


Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:42 AM

My favorite game of 2012 was definitely The Walking Dead. I was completely surprised that a newly developed adventure game could be so fun and intense to play. I highly recommend to play all 5 chapters to take in the entire story. It has everything and is very cheap in price for the quality.

#84 VaultBoy101   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   354 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  


Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:55 AM

My favorite game of 2012 was Dishonored. Featuring a fully realized world with a richly detailed history, multiple paths to every objective, and player choices that determine the story's outcome, it was the most fun, rewarding, and well-written game of the year.

#85 iKnowledge   Roll Tide! CAGiversary!   310 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  


Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:39 AM

I would have to go with FarCry 3. The luscious paradise environments, endless tasks to do and deep character customization left me unable to put it down.


#86 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   2847 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  


Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:34 AM

After some consideration, I'd have to say Hotline Miami is my fave of '12.

I can't quite put my finger on anything specific, but I was recently stuck on a level and had been playing it so much, I somehow dreamt a strategy that actually worked and allowed me to move forward. As a matter of fact... (leaves to play Hotline)

#87 The Furry Panda   Bravest Warrior CAGiversary!   1832 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:44 AM

I hate to side with pretty much everyone else, but the Walking Dead took the cake for me. I don't know if it was the fact that I had to make hard decisions and then wait for month/months at a time to see the next episode (which probably didn't help either, been playing that game for 6-7 months by the end of it). I think what did it for me was the great character building and how by the end I really felt for my group and wished that everyone could just get along and we could all get through everything together, but the nature of the beast wouldn't allow it and it got the better of my emotions multiple times. I don't know if The Walking Dead really did anything ground breaking, and the choices were kind of unimportant in the end, but I always had a good time and still am left wanting MORE!


#88 Dr Akula   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   82 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:06 AM

Borderlands 2 is my favorite game of 2012. There's just so much content and the humor is truly outstanding.

#89 cyclonestoney   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   91 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  


Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:20 AM

I think I would have to go with Nintendo Land purely because it is a game me and my family got to enjoy together more than we have been able to with any game since wii sports. I know it's a little lame but it takes top spot purely for the fun time with family that I associate with it.

#90 drysushi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   85 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:15 AM

Easily The Walking Dead. Having spent most of my younger life caring for my nieces I immediately felt right in the role of caretaker for Clem. To be honest, I don't think I've ever cared so much about a character in a game. I talked to Clem every break between action and plot point, just making sure she was okay.