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@Fusioncode. Well, this year there weren't MANY great indie games. Child of Light is the only other that comes to mind.

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HyrulianScrolls said:

2012 was a horrid year for gaming and I think this year easily trumps that one. I remember Journey and Dishonored literally being the only memorable new games I played that year. I already have played more memorable games this year (Dark Souls 2, Bravely Default, Mario Kart 8, South Park, Forza Horizons 2, Smash Bros 3DS) and there's still some great looking games coming like Sunset Overdrive, Dragon Age Inquisition, Bayo 2, Halo MCC, Smash Wii U, and Captain Toad. Overall I'd say its a pretty average year in gaming. Neither bad like 2012, nor amazing like 2011.

It's mainly bad in terms of X1/PS4 exclusives, but that's the devs fault for being so stubborn about cutting last gen life support. The last gen support has never been this strong this long into a new gen in the past, and the new gen first year games have never been this underwhelming as a whole. Coincidence? Doubt it.

Totally agree. I don't remember a single memorable game releasing that year.
Maybe Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. Still a pretty horrible year.

Fusioncode said:
mZuzek said:
Fusioncode said:

2014 has... 

The best Mario Kart game ever, the best Super Smash Bros. game ever, the first portable Smash Bros. game, the best Donkey Kong Country game ever, the long-awaited Bayonetta sequel (that could take GOTY), a crazy Zelda spin-off and I think we round off a pretty decent year.

Mario Kart and Donkey Kong were solid games but I wouldn't call them masterpieces. Hyrule Warriors has a 75 meta, nothing spectacular about that. Bayo2 is great and I'm sure Smash Bros will be awesome but do either of those compare to GTAV or Bioshock Infinite?

Smash is not a shooter. Bayonetta 2 is not a sandbox. Not sure why each should be worse than the other. 

Dragon Age: Inquisition is releasing in one month so no it is far from the least interesting year in gaming for me.

vdek said:

Considering we got Forza Horizons 2 this year, I'm going to say no. This year is awesome. FH2 alone makes the year for me.

Looking forward to MCC and Sunset Overdrive as well.

This,  but not looking forward to MCC but might give the single player campaigns a try my younger brother will buy it at launch since he really likes FPS, I rarely play them.  Sunset Overdrive on the other hand I'm looking forward to as well not sure if it will be a great game but should at least be fun to play.

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Oops I forgot to mention Tropical Freeze as well, lol. I actually really liked the game, but I hate to admit it doesn't stick out very much.

Slarvax said:
@Fusioncode. Well, this year there weren't MANY great indie games. Child of Light is the only other that comes to mind.

Well, there has not been any great indie game for you, then. Child of Light it's not inde. I, on the other hand, liked Shovel Knight a lot, so that's one for me.

Fusioncode said:
Intrinsic said:
I sincerely believe that anyone that says this probably hasn't played any of these supposed "disappointments". And I would encourage them to stop being youtube gamers and go out and actually play these games.

I have bought and played
- Tomb Raider DE (skipped it on PS3)
- Infamous Second son (most fun I had with an infamous game)
- MGS5: Ground zeroes
- Watchdogs (this was a very good game, contrary to what some may say. then again I wasn't expecting much)
- Child of Light (one of the best games I have played this year)
- The last of Us RM (also skipped it on PS3, this alone made my year)
- Destiny (yes I was a little disappointed with this one, good game but has a lot of little annoyances)
- Driveclub (don't believe the BS. This is pure racing fun. Its exactly what its supposed to be.)

And I still have on my list for this year
- Assassin's Creed Unity (though it will be the first PS4 game I buy used. actually the first disc I would own)
- GTA5 RE (skipped it on PS3, again this game alone should make my year)
- COD AW (the first COD I am buying since modern warefare, has a big enough leap to warrant purchase)
- Farcry 3 (not sure if its still coming this year, may hold out on it till next year though)
- LBP 3

Now even if you are a PS4 owner and played all the cross gen games on the PS3 last year, there is still plenty this year to play so I never quite understand what people are talking about when they are complaining about no games to play.

When did I complain about not having games to play?

Me thinks you missed the point of the thread. 

My bad, then you mean that compared to previous years there hasn't been any stand out game this year?

If thats what you mean then I agree with you.

I mean nothing against Journey, but you know 2012 was bad when such a small indie game swept the GOTY's.

And well, responding finally the question. I hardly would say that. 2012 was a very boring game for me. Only Xenoblade Chronicles, Dishonored, Mass Effect 3 and Halo 4 are titles that I truly remember and still play sometimes today.