This year i have played some good games, but nothing that makes me shout “yeah, best game of the year, fuck yes!!”. The last one i have played that i liked was Red Faction Guerrilla, a very good game but… let’s say i would be a bit sad if the year ends and that is my goty, because it’s not that great, it would mean there weren’t any great game this year.
There is also ArmA 2, but it’s hard to see ArmA 2 as my memorable experience of the year, the problem being it’s a very conservative sequel of other games i have already played a ton (Ofp, Ofp expansions, ArmA, ArmA expansion). In other words, ArmA 2, at its core, feels like playing ArmA, and ArmA already felt like playing Ofp. It’s better, more polished, some new features, but not a new experience. And there are some issues in the campaign.
I have been playing Shift and it’s a good racing game, but also not GOTY material.
RE5 is a good game, more fun that it seemed at first, ignoring the controls and problems with the porting of the pc version. But the bosses, the qtes, the plot/characters, the save system that gave me more than one problem and inventory management from hell put the game a bit below of my standars for goty.
There are still some interesting games from here to the end of the year, Borderlands, Dragon Age, Ofp Dragonn Rising, but they are really a wild card for me, using the fidgit terminology i don’t know if they will be in the “fry it” category, in the “try it”, or “buy it” category.
There are some interesting strategy games i still have not tried, Blood Bowl and Tropico 3, but again they don’t seem like a game from my dreams. Demigod? Nah. Empire TW? Well, i wanted to begin a new game with the patch, it was supposed to be out today…