Jan 20, 2012

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And Vivid Gamer’s 2011 GOTY Is…

And Vivid Gamer’s 2011 GOTY Is…

 Portal 2

With the most first-place votes and the most top-three votes, Portal 2 just barely beat out Skyrim to make it our Game of the Year for 2011. Here’s what some of our writers had to say about Portal 2 and why it deserves to be the Game of the Year:

“The return of GLaDOS and Chell marks Valve’s crown jewel, a mind-bending puzzle game that excites, scares, and intrigues for its entirety.” – Kyle

“One of the funniest games in years brings clever dialogue, impressive puzzles, and a story both engrossing and memorable.” – James

“This was a full-fledged sequel to the hit Portal. It had more levels, more comedy, and of course more GLaDOS.” – Aaron

“Portal 2 improves on the original formula with the addition of a witty new character and clever implementation of the portal gun functionality in respect to the player’s surroundings, resulting in an GOTY experience.” – Ryan

“Portal 2 far exceeded my expectations, especially with the excellent co-op experience. The puzzles might not have been as challenging, but they were still exciting to solve and it would have only been better if there was motion sensor support” – Eric

“I love that an unconventional genre like a puzzle game could be on everyone’s GOTY lists. The fact that the puzzles were challenging and the dialog hilarious make it an even more memorable experience.” – Rebecca

Disgaea 4, SMT: Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Bastion, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, LA Noire, Dead Space 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Pokemon Black/White, and Ghost Trick were all titles that were on someone’s list but failed to gather enough votes. Though not everyone can agree one particular title for GOTY, we can all agree that 2011 was an amazing year for games and we can only hope that 2012 will be just as good, if not better.