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G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby nGen » 27 Nov 2012 11:50

So I don't know if this has been posted on GoNintendo or not, but G4 has once again launched its Best Game of... bracket. If you remember last year, Skyward Sword ended up winning it all much to the chagrin of the editors of G4 itself. Clearly some silly little Wii game shouldn't be allowed to beat the HD wunderkind, so this year they made sure it wouldn't happen by not nominated one of the best reviewed games of the year.

Xenoblade Chronicles is nowhere to be found in the brackets. It's also nowhere to be found in last year's (where it might have appeared due to its release in the UK). The only Nintendo exclusive titles to appear on the list were NSMBU, ZombiU and Kingdom Hearts 3D. All three lost in the first round (voting in the first round started before gamers had a chance to actually play two of those games).

Clearly Xenoblade had to be excluded to make room for such greats as Epic Mickey 2.

The only games left to vote for that appear on Nintendo consoles are Assassin's Creed 3 and Darksiders 2.
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby AadmM » 27 Nov 2012 12:06

lol G4. The sorriest bunch of "gamers" on the planet.
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby Koopzilla » 27 Nov 2012 12:16

What difference does it make anyway. If Xenogears had won it would have just been laughed at in a one minute or less video clip, with a couple of jabs at angry Nintendo fanboys. They can't have their last game of the year award fouled up by a kiddie Nintendo game after all. It's safe to say at this point (or rather at some point in the distant past) that G4 is a complete joke. I say good riddance when they cut all video game related programming. And I sincerely hope no other video game related site, or otherwise will hire the likes of Morgan Webb.
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby nGen » 27 Nov 2012 12:20

Koopzilla wrote:What difference does it make anyway. If Xenogears had won it would have just been laughed at in a one minute or less video clip, with a couple of jabs at angry Nintendo fanboys. They can't have their last game of the year award fouled up by a kiddie Nintendo game after all. It's safe to say at this point (or rather at some point in the distant past) that G4 is a complete joke. I say good riddance when they cut all video game related programming. And I sincerely hope no other video game related site, or otherwise will hire the likes of Morgan Webb.


G4 became a total joke to me when they did their review of Super Mario Galaxy 2. Not because of the score, but because it read like a fact sheet provided by Nintendo. No personal injection at all.
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby MoldyClay » 27 Nov 2012 12:47

They probably forgot Xenoblade existed.

Considering it's actually a 2010 game, it shouldn't even count, anyway. It's NOT a 2012 game. I don't care if *we* got it this year, it's 2 years old.

But that's just me. And I love that game.
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby Mirr0rR3flection » 27 Nov 2012 17:27

Looks like G4 seeks attention from Ninty fans.

DON'T GIVE THEM ANY!!!
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby TheLastBlade » 27 Nov 2012 17:32

Haha, you guys care about a shi++y site with shi++y awards!
It's my stage now!
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby nGen » 27 Nov 2012 22:32

TheLastBlade wrote:Haha, you guys care about a shi++y site with shi++y awards!


You sure have been using the term "shi+" a lot lately. You've used it to describe:
Every Final Fantasy Game
Every Atlus game besides Persona 4
DMC
Japanese Games in General
Lost Planet 3
Namco Bandai games
Katawa Shoujo
Call of Duty
The Tales Series
Capcom games
G4

I'll give you G4.
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby Quetzalcoatl2k » 27 Nov 2012 22:58

Wait, they actually got mad that Skyward Sword won last year?
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby KingBroly » 27 Nov 2012 23:13

Nintendo fans should get Rhythm Heaven Fever to victory.
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby PatrickTheHuman » 27 Nov 2012 23:17

Quetzalcoatl2k wrote:Wait, they actually got mad that Skyward Sword won last year?

Here's the video for those who missed it.
Spoiler:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9x6mN7C3gU&playnext=1&list=PLD0EB8D5B58FEF0E1&feature=results_video[/youtube]
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby TheLastBlade » 27 Nov 2012 23:23

nGen wrote:
TheLastBlade wrote:Haha, you guys care about a shi++y site with shi++y awards!


You sure have been using the term "shi+" a lot lately. You've used it to describe:
Every Fantasy Game
Every Atlus game besides Persona 4
DMC
Japanese Games in General
Lost Planet 3
Namco Bandai games
Katawa Shoujo
Call of Duty
The Tales Series
Capcom games
G4

I'll give you G4.


- cuz it is shi+
- cuz everything before 4 is shi+
- cuz it looks, plays, and sounds like shi+
- I don't hate all Japanese games; it's just that a lot of them I played is shi+
- cuz it looks like shi+
- cuz, with a few exceptions, they are shi+
- cuz its a shi++y visual novel
- I don't even need to tell you it's shi+
- actually, tales has this on and off thing to be either shi+ or not
- contrary to what people believe: a lot of their games are SHI+
- cuz G4 is..... Wait.
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby Ragnarokstorymaker » 27 Nov 2012 23:47

Its really hard to believe that G4 is ending with its gaming programs, but anyone with a bran could've saw this coming, thats why most of the regulars got out ahead of time. Still, Ive never taken any G4 related awards seriously, so ehh. I actually think there awards are as relevant as the VGAs.
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby GiriOni » 27 Nov 2012 23:59

Disregarding G4 ('cause they're G4) I personally think Persona 4 Golden was the top for me. It seems like just a port, but it is so much more. Sure I wish they used the new character more often, but the parts she got to play were good enough for me.

The added parts to the game really feel like they were more like missing parts to the series. Maybe one or two of them are unneeded fluff, but the rest are really well done. And that added extra epilogue they added... nice. It really gives that 'ended' feeling to it.

Just had to get that out after completing it. :lol:
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby bomblord » 28 Nov 2012 01:49

nGen wrote:
TheLastBlade wrote:Haha, you guys care about a shi++y site with shi++y awards!


You sure have been using the term "shi+" a lot lately. You've used it to describe:
Every Final Fantasy Game
Every Atlus game besides Persona 4
DMC
Japanese Games in General
Lost Planet 3
Namco Bandai games
Katawa Shoujo
Call of Duty
The Tales Series
Capcom games
G4

I'll give you G4.


Woah woah woah Katawa Shoujo??
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby TheLastBlade » 28 Nov 2012 02:04

Yep :P

No seriously, it's a ****ING VISUAL NOVEL!... MADE BY 4CHAN USERS!
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby bomblord » 28 Nov 2012 12:33

TheLastBlade wrote:Yep :P

No seriously, it's a ****ING VISUAL NOVEL!... MADE BY 4CHAN USERS!


Have you actually read any of the arcs to the end?
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby TheLastBlade » 28 Nov 2012 13:32

Didn't feel anything.
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby bomblord » 28 Nov 2012 13:49

TheLastBlade wrote:Didn't feel anything.


That's interesting, that game was actually the subject of a study by a University because of it's abnormal ability to bring up emotional responses in individuals. I guess it's understandable if you went through Shizune's arc though.


"It is even the subject of a study by Professor Don Martinez of Panola College because of its redemptive ability.

I have never come across a game with that sort of effect before – it is no longer a question of whether video games are art, it is a question of whether any other art can quite match gaming’s power."

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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby The Jack Of Hearts » 28 Nov 2012 14:41

What's G4 again? I was too busy watching Cops & Cheaters reruns to really give a crap about what their opinion is.
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby Iridium077 » 28 Nov 2012 17:26

I FOR ONE DO NOT LIKE SOMETHING

AND THUS IT IS OBJECTIVELY FECES AND YOU HAVE TERRIBLE TASTE IF YOU ENJOY IT

g4 is though :y
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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby GiriOni » 28 Nov 2012 19:19

Katawa Shoujo is good for a free game made by essentially a random group of people. But being a VN fan... it is not the best, it is simply the bar that was set a long time ago. Umineko, while its art has its problems, is an amazing example of how good some VN's can get.

But that is the key point I'll point out. This is a VN NOT a game. VN's are not necessarily for gamers, and games are not necessarily for VN fans. It's like movies and books, they each have their own fans and their own qualities, you can't compare these things when they're vastly different for people.

As to ways Katawa Shoujo lacks... well sick protag. has been done way too many times. The background voices are in English, despite the obvious attempt to make it take place in Japan with Japanese signs and everything. Not to mention the drama that takes up most of the series... yeah I know most (if not all) VN's have drama, but at least in the beginning most are happy or at least interesting to get in, while KS has the drama right at the beginning, really killing the urge to move on... I felt like crap for most of the game. A lack of voicing was also a down mark, now I don't think voicing is key, but for games like this most have voicing, I also understand that it wasn't a feasible choice to voice it, as it being a group of amateurs.

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Re: G4 Best of 2012 Bracket

Postby bomblord » 29 Nov 2012 02:47

GiriOni wrote:Katawa Shoujo is good for a free game made by essentially a random group of people. But being a VN fan... it is not the best, it is simply the bar that was set a long time ago. Umineko, while its art has its problems, is an amazing example of how good some VN's can get.

But that is the key point I'll point out. This is a VN NOT a game. VN's are not necessarily for gamers, and games are not necessarily for VN fans. It's like movies and books, they each have their own fans and their own qualities, you can't compare these things when they're vastly different for people.

As to ways Katawa Shoujo lacks... well sick protag. has been done way too many times. The background voices are in English, despite the obvious attempt to make it take place in Japan with Japanese signs and everything. Not to mention the drama that takes up most of the series... yeah I know most (if not all) VN's have drama, but at least in the beginning most are happy or at least interesting to get in, while KS has the drama right at the beginning, really killing the urge to move on... I felt like crap for most of the game. A lack of voicing was also a down mark, now I don't think voicing is key, but for games like this most have voicing, I also understand that it wasn't a feasible choice to voice it, as it being a group of amateurs.

Enjoy that wall of text. lol


While I agree with you on some points why is a depressing mood a negative, I personally think that if the team is talented enough that they can characterize a person to the point that you can feel "like crap" over what happened to them in the first 5 minutes, then it's a serious plus.
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