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TA Forum's Pick for 2012 Game of the Year! *** LAST CHANCE TO VOTE ***

View Poll Results: Vote for 2012 Game of the Year? (Devs dont vote for own game please)
10000000 16 6.43%
Bastion 40 16.06%
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 6 2.41%
Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour 34 13.65%
Punch Quest 30 12.05%
Ravensword: Shadowlands 37 14.86%
Rayman Jungle Run 15 6.02%
Swordigo 25 10.04%
Waking Mars 10 4.02%
Walking Dead: The Game 36 14.46%
Voters: 249. You may not vote on this poll
01-03-2013, 10:10 AM
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Two of my picks made the top 10, but there's only one obvious game from that list for me.

Swordigo.
01-03-2013, 10:14 AM
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Went with Rayman Jungle Run as I really did have a blast playing through it. The level design was excellent and graphics/animation are some of the most fluid on the iOS.

My personal GoTY probably would have been Blood Roofs, which just absorbed me into its atmosphere and was entirely unique. Polara would have been a very close second. (Wow, guess I really did become a runner fanboy this year).

01-03-2013, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by awp69 View Post
Went with Rayman Jungle Run as I really did have a blast playing through it. The level design was excellent and graphics/animation are some of the most fluid on the iOS.

My personal GoTY probably would have been Blood Roofs, which just absorbed me into its atmosphere and was entirely unique. Polara would have been a very close second. (Wow, guess I really did become a runner fanboy this year).
Yup, probably would've been a tough choice between those two for me, too. I love Polara because of all the objectives in each level, and I'm such a completionist, that I loved it.
01-03-2013, 10:24 AM
Lucky me should get the iphone 5 tomorrow and finally will
be able to play the highly praised Bastion over the weekend.
Then i'm able to vote either this or...Swordigo.

@awp69
Same here with Blood Roofs, though i had Dream of Pixel
very short in front. (old old Tetris fan)
01-03-2013, 11:02 AM
Well, I am a huge fan of MC4. Guess what I picked.

Another game would be letterpress
01-03-2013, 11:36 AM
1. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
2. Ravensword: Shadowlands
3. Bastion
4. Rayman Jungle Run
5. Waking Mars

Since Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective isn`t in the List I did vote for Ravensword: Shadowlands.
01-03-2013, 11:39 AM
I'm surprised the walking dead doesn't have more votes
01-03-2013, 11:51 AM
In case you guys were wondering, the games that just missed the cutoff were NFS: MW by 1 vote, TWEWY by 3 votes, and Mikey Shorts and The Room both by 4 votes.

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What is the timeframe for voting? I need to squeeze in more play time with Walking Dead and Bastion.

Thanks to Crex for his hard work organizing this year.
Poll ends in 1 week. And thanks.

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True Words Spoken By The Great Crex.
01-03-2013, 12:05 PM
Yes, thanks for the hard work crex!

I'm "glad" to see Waking Mars in the bottom half of the poll. Way overrated game in my opinion. Top ten makes sense, GOTY does not.

I think 10000000 makes the list partially because of the backstory of the one man band developing this in his off-hours and making such a fun game and having the surprise success it did. And for anyone who has read the TA forum for the game, the developer comes off as a truely nice guy. But on top of that, it is a really fun game. Also not GOTY to me, but well deserving of top ten for sure.

For me, out of this list, I had to go with Swordigo. No other game made me want to throw my iPhone at the wall multiple times out of total frustration, only to feel real accomplishment after beating whatever was pi--ing me off so much. That sounds bad, but it's a lot of fun. It's a game that I have no problems using the word "great" on.

I've only gotten a few hours into Bastion, so I can't really compare yet, but I can see the promise in what I've tried so far. Working now through TWEWY though. Sad that didn't make the list. Price point probably worked against it.

Favorite iOS games so far: Dungeon Raid, TWEWY, The Bard's Tale, Swordigo, Aralon, Horn

Last edited by Psac42; 01-03-2013 at 12:11 PM.
01-03-2013, 12:07 PM
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Initially looked at the list and said "Oh man...how am I gonna pick one of these?"...and then I saw it at the very bottom. All too easy. Nothing I've played this year has gripped me and taken me on an emotional rollercoaster like The Walking Dead has. Even though I have it on PC, the iOS version was my "go to" version and every MB of the 2.3 GB it takes up will always have a spot on any device I get.
This. No competition.