PC Game of the Year: The Winner
- Dec 17, 2012
Here is GameSpot's winner for 2012 PC Game of the Year.
All u guys who are hating this game are either not MMO fans (like me) or just silly wanna be critics.
honestly, my choice would have been different because of this and that, but GW 2 is just the best game to deserve this title in opinion and easily the reason i started thinking of MMOs as-not-so-bad games..............
by the way, some silly person was saying GW2 is like farm-vile,.......illd say your brains hate u dude!
i think this is the best choice anyone could have made. GW2 is just briliant
That's a big surprise for someone who never cared much about MMORPG. I guess it's about time I try one of these and - to be honest - Guild Wars seems very good. My choise, however, would be among one of the other nominees (except for XCOM) plus Far Cry 3. I didn't see this one coming! Every one have his/her taste, but to see a consensus among GS editors on this choise means it must be pretty good!
And why not? What makes an MMO unworthy of being PC goty?
@Meteor7 MMO's are about as much of a game as Farmville that's why. They are a sub-genre and should be classed as such
@Microsteve you not liking MMOs means nothing compared to the millions who love MMOs. they require immense strategy with other *gasp* humans, and the rewards are great. i already got six of my friends hooked on gw2 and we use it as our "guys night out" once a week to escape our 9 to 5. with no subscription to stress us out, it's easily the best game for PC this year.
@Microsteve @Meteor7 I wouldn't go as far as classifying a MMO as a sub-genre. The effort a developer puts into a game is just as much or even more than that of any other title released and you can't compare it to farmville that's low of the low who can't make anything better than facebook games. i didn't like Gw2 but it doesn't mean it's not deserving to be recognized.
and ya....guide wars 2 deserve an award....maybe just for RPG or MMO....not represent the PC platform.....guess 2012 is joke of the year...kthxbye
Why is there no Dark Souls: PTD on this list? WHY!?! WHY?!!?!? It came out for PC this year, hasn't it?!?!? Meh, these PC awards suck ballz. Peace out
Dishonored should have won, imo. GW2 was a huge dissapointment imo as a die-hard GW1-player. I was so bored at level 50 that I just removed the game from my HD, never to be touched again.
I have read a few times that GW2 is one of the few MMOs that is actually still good if you are more of a solo player who enjoys exploration more than combat. I guess that's me, when I play singleplayer RPGs I enjoy discovering cool locations and finding interesting loot more than the combat. I don't see myself getting into the usual MMO stuff like grouping together to take down large enemies. I see GW2 can now be bought for around $40, so I'm considering it. I haven't really played an MMO since Ultima Online beta :). As a mostly singleplayer/solo type of person, I think what I'm looking for is basically a massive world to explore and hopefully updates (I guess they'd be paid addons in this case) that extend that world and add more non-combat focused content over time. I also like some crafting and hunting down components to do so. Anyone care to share their opinions on GW2 in relation to what I am interested in?
@hystavito One of the best things about GW2 is wandering around and exploring the world. It's very beautiful, and there are little bits here and there that make it worthwhile. Generally speaking, there are little cut scenes (vistas) and points of interest to unlock. There are also little hidden spots that you can stumble upon, that can be anything from a little hidden cave, a farm for a hard to find crafting ingredient, or a jumping puzzle. Exploring and map completion are things that I probably enjoy the most in the game.
It's quite solo friendly, every class that I've played can handle normal mobs pretty well. Certain classes can handle veterans by themselves, others struggle a bit.
As far as teaming up to fight huge monsters, there will be opportunities to do so all over the map, but they do not require you to queue or join a group. Simply wander near a group of people and start whacking on the mob. Every character has it's own loot roll, so there is no kill stealing, and therefore no objection to your assistance. When it's done you can peace out, or follow the group to see if another event is running.
Dungeons are 5 man content, I didn't really start working on them until level 80, though they appear every 10 levels starting at 30. The main reason you'd want to do them is for a particular skin, you can craft or purchase comparable armor/weapons by yourself without the need for dungeons.
If you can get it for $40, it will give you a great value for your money.
@Ambassador_Kwan going to buy it online next week when i finish my final test, and i know im not going to regret it!
This site really has a long way from really covering PC gaming in a way that any PC gamer would find relevant.
screw the freaking fan boys for that game that beat gw2 on g4tv... they have no idea how f'n amazing gw2 is! bang'n son!
I got a full refund for guild wars 2. It was a good leveling experience... but once you're level 80, the game may as well have ended.
@Neffian 32 dungeons at lvl80, WvW, sPvP, Fractals of the Mists with unlimited levels of difficulty for dungeon progression fans and even more for endgame content. Oh, and free regular monthly content patches and free expansion-sized patch coming in February and every 5-6 months. Anet is developing the game and adding new content like crazy.
yeah srsly. you should have kept playing. 80 is def. where its at, still lots to do and they keep adding content... all with NO monthly fee. amazing game.
@Neffian That's when the game begins... you just didn't look hard enough.
For those saying guild wars 2 gets boring with time... you are all most likely burned out from other games.
Silly but seems it seems like it , most of the comments i have been reading its about people playing them for less than a month and getting bored.. pretty sure those didnt even complete the map or get any close to a legendary.
Some like achievements some dont.
Well deserved. I spent over 500 hours on it, with two characters at level 80, and other two in the way to; the classes had variety and are enjoyable, the world is huge and the random event system is a nice touch and is well implemented; every player helps others withut disturbing his own path; eveyone can play it as alone or as social as they want. The campaign is a good source of experience and last for 40 acts, not being stellar but still decent enough. The PvE part is really strong, with amaing art and good tech behind; the instanced dungeons are fast to do, very productive to farm and hard enough to require teamwork and determination. Din't play the PvP, but the WvWvW competitive realm vs realm gave me the most fun I had in a multiplayer game since Bad Company 2.
So far, aside from the DOTA 2 beta, nothing better or moire fun to play was released this year; I'm planning to keep playing for months and eventually being able to forge my own legendary weapon for my main character.
I knew GW2 would win, this completly has confirmed this game being the most over-rated crap I have ever played. Out of all these titles, I still own all but GW2 that was sold on ebay 2 weeks later when I got to 80 and couldn't stand looking at the game on my desktop or the hardcopy on my desk. I wanted GW2 to be THE mmo, it wasn't even close....it may have gotten best game on gayspot, but the fact there are under 1 million players actively still playing, lol, says alot.....good luck.