Jump to content

  • Curse Sites
Help
- - - - -

Angry Joe Top 10 BEST Games of 2012


  • Please log in to reply
35 replies to this topic

#1 Psydrome

Psydrome

    Vanguard Scout

  • Members
  • 432 posts
  • Location:Belgium
  • Server:Desolation

Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:54 AM

Here's Angry Joe's top 10 best games of 2012 list.
Guess who's number 1?



Here's the list: (Thx to protoss)
10. Dishonored.
09. Max Payne 3.
08. The Walking Dead.
07. Hawken.
06. Planetside 2.
05. Borderlands 2.
04. XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
03. Mass Effect 3.
02. Far Cry 3.
01. Guild Wars 2.

Edited by Psydrome, 29 December 2012 - 12:18 PM.


#2 Gilles VI

Gilles VI

    Golem Rider

  • Members
  • 3312 posts
  • Location:Belgium
  • Profession:Guardian
  • Guild Tag:[ICE]
  • Server:Far Shiverpeaks

Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:17 AM

Was kinda obvious from his 30 minute review. ^^

Now I want to see people complain about how he didn't play the game or how he is biased.

#3 Leeto

Leeto

    Sylvari Specialist

  • Members
  • 593 posts
  • Location:Lemarchand's box
  • Guild Tag:[BONE]
  • Server:Seafarer’s Rest

Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:30 AM

View PostGilles VI, on 29 December 2012 - 11:17 AM, said:

Was kinda obvious from his 30 minute review. ^^

Now I want to see people complain about how he didn't play the game or how he is biased.
Thats funny cause all who say that GW2 isnt best game of the year are actually biased.

#4 Gilles VI

Gilles VI

    Golem Rider

  • Members
  • 3312 posts
  • Location:Belgium
  • Profession:Guardian
  • Guild Tag:[ICE]
  • Server:Far Shiverpeaks

Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:32 AM

View PostLeeto, on 29 December 2012 - 11:30 AM, said:

Thats funny cause all who say that GW2 isnt best game of the year are actually biased.

I didn't say that.
But a common complaint about some of GW2 GOTY awards is about the big magazines only listening to money from the devs, or don't playing the game and just awarding games based on texts written by the devs,...

While angry joe, isn't afraid to say when he doesn't like something, I believe he's one the few people to really trust on reviewing games.

#5 Leeto

Leeto

    Sylvari Specialist

  • Members
  • 593 posts
  • Location:Lemarchand's box
  • Guild Tag:[BONE]
  • Server:Seafarer’s Rest

Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:57 AM

View PostGilles VI, on 29 December 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

I didn't say that.
But a common complaint about some of GW2 GOTY awards is about the big magazines only listening to money from the devs, or don't playing the game and just awarding games based on texts written by the devs,...

While angry joe, isn't afraid to say when he doesn't like something, I believe he's one the few people to really trust on reviewing games.
Ye thats what im saying...
And if really that is common complaint then it only shows how right i am, cause if magazines would listen to money they would probobly listen to Ubisoft or BioWare and not ArenaNet.

#6 Baron von Scrufflebutt

Baron von Scrufflebutt

    Golem Rider

  • Members
  • 3247 posts

Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:12 PM

Since posting a list would CLEARLY be too much for the OP:
10. Dishonored.
09. Max Payne 3.
08. The Walking Dead.
07. Hawken.
06. Planetside 2.
05. Borderlands 2.
04. XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
03. Mass Effect 3.
02. Far Cry 3.
01. Guild Wars 2.

#7 Marc1k1

Marc1k1

    Fahrar Cub

  • Members
  • 34 posts
  • Location:England
  • Guild Tag:[TGTP]
  • Server:Piken Square

Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:13 PM

I was wondering why this was on a GW based forum!

Angry Joe is awesome but sometimes he goes a bit to over the top but personally I do as well when it comes to my opinions on games I both dislike and like, I can't say I always agree with AJ but the guy is made of pure awesome and generally has a pretty fair opinion on games.

I don't know if (Objectively of course, or as much as it can be) Guild Wars 2 should be the first on a top ten list for games this year.

#8 Psydrome

Psydrome

    Vanguard Scout

  • Members
  • 432 posts
  • Location:Belgium
  • Server:Desolation

Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:19 PM

View PostProtoss, on 29 December 2012 - 12:12 PM, said:

Since posting a list would CLEARLY be too much for the OP:
10. Dishonored.
09. Max Payne 3.
08. The Walking Dead.
07. Hawken.
06. Planetside 2.
05. Borderlands 2.
04. XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
03. Mass Effect 3.
02. Far Cry 3.
01. Guild Wars 2.
Added it :) Thx for that :)

#9 Gilles VI

Gilles VI

    Golem Rider

  • Members
  • 3312 posts
  • Location:Belgium
  • Profession:Guardian
  • Guild Tag:[ICE]
  • Server:Far Shiverpeaks

Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:25 PM

View PostProtoss, on 29 December 2012 - 12:12 PM, said:

Since posting a list would CLEARLY be too much for the OP:
10. Dishonored.
09. Max Payne 3.
08. The Walking Dead.
07. Hawken.
06. Planetside 2.
05. Borderlands 2.
04. XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
03. Mass Effect 3.
02. Far Cry 3.
01. Guild Wars 2.

This list actually comes alot closer to my top10 than alot of the people saying dishonored/AC3 should be nr1.
Or the walking dead.. Really, a game that's more a movie should be nr1..

Edited by Gilles VI, 29 December 2012 - 12:25 PM.


#10 BuddhaKeks

BuddhaKeks

    Sylvari Specialist

  • Members
  • 788 posts
  • Guild Tag:[GiGa]
  • Server:Abaddon’s Mouth

Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

You can say what you want about AJ, but he is honest in his reviews. Something some professional reviewers could learn from him.

I haven't played enough games from this year to even make a top 10, but GW2 is my personal GOTY too.

#11 Alex Dimitri

Alex Dimitri

    Seraph Guardian

  • Members
  • 1188 posts

Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:39 PM

From what i expected to what i got, is GW2 best ?
No not really, it`s good to a certain point then takes a huge dive....as far it goes with list none of the other games are MMO`s and since i stopped playing single player games long time ago i can`t speak about them.

What i would like to see is showdown between MMO heavyweights (not based on year of production) but more like best of the best category and subcategories !

I know GW2 would win in art department and overall graphics (cause simply put it is best looking game) but content, fan base and other category`s no it just isn`t that fun or addictive, not even close to GW1 which is a shame !

#12 Eon Lilu

Eon Lilu

    Golem Rider

  • Members
  • 2295 posts
  • Location:UK
  • Server:Desolation

Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:45 PM

Even with GW2 flaws it comes down to this everytime, is it worth the purchase price?

Thousands of hours of gameplay and a crap ton of different game modes and types for a purchase price similar to some console games that gives you 12 hours of gameplay......

So yeah its worth every penny and more for the price they ask.

#13 Juanele

Juanele

    Seraph Guardian

  • Members
  • 1742 posts

Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:54 PM

Indeed. GW2 is my second favorite game to come out this year (ME3 is my first despite the ending). Overall I think his list is pretty darn good and close to my personal list.

#14 Arewn

Arewn

    Seraph Guardian

  • Members
  • 1068 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Server:Blackgate

Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:01 PM

View PostAlex Dimitri, on 29 December 2012 - 03:39 PM, said:

From what i expected to what i got, is GW2 best ?
No not really, it`s good to a certain point then takes a huge dive....as far it goes with list none of the other games are MMO`s and since i stopped playing single player games long time ago i can`t speak about them.

What i would like to see is showdown between MMO heavyweights (not based on year of production) but more like best of the best category and subcategories !

I know GW2 would win in art department and overall graphics (cause simply put it is best looking game) but content, fan base and other category`s no it just isn`t that fun or addictive, not even close to GW1 which is a shame !
That's a shame really, you should try out some more games, there's some really good ones out there that you're missing out on. MMORPGs don't make for very good video game, they usually survive off of their persistent world, social aspects and compulsion inducing grind. It's one of the reasons GW2 is so praised, it competes in quality with actually video games, not just MMORPGS.

#15 Featherman

Featherman

    Seraph Guardian

  • Members
  • 1028 posts
  • Location:Frolicking in Kalos

Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:46 PM

Max Payne 3 is on the list? It's such a step down from MP 2...

ME3 does not deserve to be above XCOM.

I suppose the pickings this year are pretty slim.

#16 Senatic

Senatic

    Seraph Guardian

  • Members
  • 1904 posts

Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:53 PM

View PostFeatherman, on 29 December 2012 - 09:46 PM, said:

Max Payne 3 is on the list? It's such a step down from MP 2...

ME3 does not deserve to be above XCOM.

I suppose the pickings this year are pretty slim.

ME3 doesn't deserve to be anywhere unless it's a "top worst games ever made" list. It ruined an entire franchise.

#17 Featherman

Featherman

    Seraph Guardian

  • Members
  • 1028 posts
  • Location:Frolicking in Kalos

Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

View PostSenatic, on 29 December 2012 - 09:53 PM, said:

ME3 doesn't deserve to be anywhere unless it's a "top worst games ever made" list. It ruined an entire franchise.
Yeah that game was bad, and it wasn't just the ending. That game was just horribly designed and the entire narrative shat over everything that the creators of ME1 and ME2 worked so hard to build up.

Edited by Featherman, 29 December 2012 - 10:17 PM.


#18 MordinArkham

MordinArkham

    Fahrar Cub

  • Members
  • 22 posts
  • Guild Tag:[Fun]
  • Server:Aurora Glade

Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:45 PM

Another YouTubers list, guess what's the first.. :)


And to the ppl who are bashing ME3, there are a lot of ppl who are putting it on their top 10 for a reason.. you can hate on it, but it's still a realy good game and if for nothing else, you can enjoy it for all the characters in it. And the gameplay was the best in ME3, soo.. yeah. You can hate it for anything you want to, but it's a realy good game overall.

Edited by MordinArkham, 29 December 2012 - 10:52 PM.


#19 XgreatArtist

XgreatArtist

    Seraph Guardian

  • Members
  • 1496 posts
  • Location:In Your Bedroom
  • Server:Jade Quarry

Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:09 AM

i trust angry joe because he is not like the other reviewers(e.g. IGN). He actually reviews the game. It is like rotten tomatoes really.
Year 2012 IMO does not have the greatest PC games released compared to 2011. Not surprised gw2 wins because it is the best of 2012.

But i disagree with number 3. ME3 does not deserve the spot. It is like putting Maplestory as number 1 of the best free rpg games....

Anything by EA = BS. Bring back the old bioware..

Edited by XgreatArtist, 30 December 2012 - 02:11 AM.


#20 Treble

Treble

    Golem Rider

  • Members
  • 2239 posts
  • Server:Stormbluff Isle

Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:44 AM

I agree with Totalbiscuit's Top 10 much more than AngryJoe's.

#21 Baron von Scrufflebutt

Baron von Scrufflebutt

    Golem Rider

  • Members
  • 3247 posts

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:31 AM

View PostTreble, on 30 December 2012 - 04:44 AM, said:

I agree with Totalbiscuit's Top 10 much more than AngryJoe's.

Once again:
http://es.reddit.com..._games_of_2012/

01. Journey
02. Persona 4 Golden
03. FTL
04. PlanetSide 2
05. Awesomenauts
06. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
07. Blacklight: Retribution
08. Dishonored
09. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
10. Torchlight 2

#22 kidawk

kidawk

    Vanguard Scout

  • Members
  • 207 posts

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:55 AM

View PostPsydrome, on 29 December 2012 - 10:54 AM, said:

Here's Angry Joe's top 10 best games of 2012 list.
Guess who's number 1?



Here's the list: (Thx to protoss)
10. Dishonored.
09. Max Payne 3.
08. The Walking Dead.
07. Hawken.
06. Planetside 2.
05. Borderlands 2.
04. XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
03. Mass Effect 3.
02. Far Cry 3.
01. Guild Wars 2.

I mostly agree with his list but Planetside 2 is WAY ahead of Borderlands 2. Did not play ranks 4-2, can't comment.

Am totally disappointed with TotalBiscuit's picks. Can't help but feel that his picks are motivated by friends or connections he has within the industry. Counter Strike GO is total crap, even worse than Borderlands 2.

The fact that Guild Wars 2 did not make TotalBiscuit's picks surprises me quite a bit.

Will check out this AngryJoe vlogger more often now.

#23 MordinArkham

MordinArkham

    Fahrar Cub

  • Members
  • 22 posts
  • Guild Tag:[Fun]
  • Server:Aurora Glade

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:11 AM

View Postkidawk, on 30 December 2012 - 08:55 AM, said:

I mostly agree with his list but Planetside 2 is WAY ahead of Borderlands 2. Did not play ranks 4-2, can't comment.

Am totally disappointed with TotalBiscuit's picks. Can't help but feel that his picks are motivated by friends or connections he has within the industry. Counter Strike GO is total crap, even worse than Borderlands 2.

The fact that Guild Wars 2 did not make TotalBiscuit's picks surprises me quite a bit.

Will check out this AngryJoe vlogger more often now.

Just to be clear, these ppl make these lists based on what THEY played the most, and ENJOYED the most. If you follow the TGS podcasts, these are the games ha talked the most about, sure he played with GW2, but only with the beta,and when it was released, he never even touched it, cuz he had other things to do, and other games came out that he generally enjoy more than MMOs. And he said it a lot of times, that ha can't realy get himself playing mmos anymore so here's the reason why he left out GW2.

Also for the CS:GO, he used footage from it a lot of times in a daily show he used to make and as you can see from the list, he's an "fps guy" and as you can guess, on of the reasons for this is CS, so putting this revamped "classic" on his list, is not a surprise.

#24 kidawk

kidawk

    Vanguard Scout

  • Members
  • 207 posts

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:33 AM

View PostMordinArkham, on 30 December 2012 - 09:11 AM, said:

Just to be clear, these ppl make these lists based on what THEY played the most, and ENJOYED the most. If you follow the TGS podcasts, these are the games ha talked the most about, sure he played with GW2, but only with the beta,and when it was released, he never even touched it, cuz he had other things to do, and other games came out that he generally enjoy more than MMOs. And he said it a lot of times, that ha can't realy get himself playing mmos anymore so here's the reason why he left out GW2.

Also for the CS:GO, he used footage from it a lot of times in a daily show he used to make and as you can see from the list, he's an "fps guy" and as you can guess, on of the reasons for this is CS, so putting this revamped "classic" on his list, is not a surprise.

I see what you are saying and yea he did mention in the past that he is more of an FPS guy. I noticed that WoW kinda left a bad MMO taste in his mouth during 2011-2012. That said, wouldn't rly conduct my lists in the manner he does. Rather what games push the envelope.

#25 leongrado

leongrado

    Sylvari Specialist

  • Members
  • 604 posts

Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:14 PM

Angry Joe puts a lot of emphasis on value. GW2 is an MMO with no sub fee so obviously it has a huge advantage in that department. I'm not sure Joe even plays GW2 anymore though and during his review he didn't seem like the most hardcore player either.

#26 caveslug

caveslug

    Vanguard Scout

  • Members
  • 198 posts
  • Location:Cave
  • Server:Jade Quarry

Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:19 PM

Like all reviews they're based on opinions, I will say Angry Joe is one of the better ones out there. And does a far more unbiased review, then what some of these so called "journalists" spew out.

#27 Treble

Treble

    Golem Rider

  • Members
  • 2239 posts
  • Server:Stormbluff Isle

Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:16 PM

I feel most of you say AngryJoe is one of the best and unbiased just because he put GW2 as #1.

Edited by Treble, 31 December 2012 - 04:17 PM.


#28 UNTYPABLExNAME

UNTYPABLExNAME

    Asuran Acolyte

  • Members
  • 111 posts
  • Location:the yay zone
  • Server:Blackgate

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:51 PM

View PostBuddhaKeks, on 29 December 2012 - 12:48 PM, said:

I haven't played enough games from this year to even make a top 10, but GW2 is my personal GOTY too.

Yeah, nowadays it's impossible for me to make a Top 10 anything list.
"Married Gamer announces 'GuildWars 2' the best, and only, game he's played this year"

"Sometimes it's tough for me to play quietly when the kids are sleeping..."

#29 ilr

ilr

    Golem Rider

  • Members
  • 2707 posts

Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:09 AM

Interesting, surprised WalkingDead wasn't a lot higher on the list.  Relieved to see that Hawken & PS2 were only slightly above it, makes me feel better about my own judgements on them  *(too bad I had to waste a whole month on PS2 just to confirm those suspicions first though).


View PostTreble, on 31 December 2012 - 04:16 PM, said:

I feel most of you say AngryJoe is one of the best and unbiased just because he put GW2 as #1.
No it's because if there's one issue (or several in some cases) with a game that hurts its long term success for a casual player, he's narrowed in on it far better than most higher paid Reviwers ever could...  And no I don't agree with him putting GW2 @ #1 if that helps your own obvious Bias rest at ease a little better...

Edited by ilr, 02 January 2013 - 06:11 AM.


#30 Heart Collector

Heart Collector

    Sylvari Specialist

  • Members
  • 932 posts
  • Location:Athens, Greece

Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

I like Angry Joe's reviews even though they're often rather over the top and silly, mostly because he does try to be as critical as possible despite any biases he may have, plus I find myself agreeing with many of his views on gaming. Obviously as a fan of the game I'm happy to see it as his #1 game of the year :)




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users