Hey! Listen! GotY 2011, Day the Second (017)

GotY 2011, Day the Second (017)

Dawn of the Second Day. Today we cover the Best of a breed that refuses to die, the merits of good fighters and RPGs, our favorite uses of licensed music by a game this year, then we move on over to disappointment and surprise, who had the best year console-wise, & Googling “Creepy Fucking Majora’s Mask Glitch”. We also have a nice little B-side attached to the end, if you’re inclined to hear more of our madness.

Best Handheld Game:

  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • Pokemon Black/White
  • Kirby Mass Attack
Honorable Mention:
  • Mario Kart 7

Best Nintendo Wii Game:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Kirby: Return to Dreamland
  • Fortune Street

Best RPG:

  • Dark Souls
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings

Best Fighting Game:

  • King of Fighters XIII
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom

Best Use of Licensed Music By a Game:

  • Exile Vilify – The National (Portal 2)
  • Iron – Woodkid (Assassin’s Creed Revelations)
  • Power – Kanye West (Saints Row: The Third)
Honorable Mention:
  • Sleepyhead – Passion Pit (LittleBigPlanet 2)
  • All Saint’s Day – The Silent Comedy (Dark Souls)

Most Disappointing Game:

  • Rage
  • Brink
  • Dragon Age 2
Dishonorable Mention:
  • Dead Island
  • L.A. Noire

Biggest Surprise:

  • Mortal Kombat
  • Bulletstorm
  • Saints Row: The Third

Best New Game That Deserves a Sequel:

  • Catherine
  • Bastion
  • L.A. Noire

Best Console (Overall):

  • iOS
  • PS3
  • PC
Honorable Mention:
  • Xbox 360
  • 3DS

Best Bug/Glitch:

  • Dead People Showing Up to Wedding (Skyrim)
  • Giant Slamming Enemies Into the Atmosphere (Skyrim)
  • Bosses Committing Suicide (Dark Souls)
Honorable Mentions:
  • MAV Ryderz (Battlefield 3)
  • Backwards Flying Dragons (Skyrim)

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