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Old 27-11-2007, 16:11:32   #1
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Counterglow Game of the Year 2007 Voting thread

Right, nominate your top 5 here, in order. Any game, any format, must have been released this year.

First choices will be given 5pts, 2nd place 4 pts, 3rd place 3 pts, etc. If you can't name 5, name as many as you can.

Points will be totted up some time before xmas.

I'll kick things off:


1) HL2: The Orange box (PC)
2) STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl (PC)
3) WoW: The Burning Crusade (PC)
4) Forza Motorsport 2 (360)
5) FIFA 08 (360)
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Old 27-11-2007, 16:19:41   #2
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Eve: Revelations
WoW: Burning Crusade

I bet Orange Box, but I haven't played it yet.

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Old 27-11-2007, 16:51:22   #3
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I have hardly played any games this year but:

1. Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword - PC
2. Desktop Tower Defence MP - Flash
3. PES 2008 - PS2

I would have put Wii sports in there, but wikipedia says it was December 2006.
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Old 27-11-2007, 16:59:56   #4
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well, its for sure not Combat Mission: Shock Force

Burning Crusade for me, although I've heard great things about Orange Box and Portal too.

No Rock Star/Guitar Hero type games?
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Old 27-11-2007, 17:02:19   #5
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I haven't bought/played one yet this year... guitar hero 3 literally just came out. It's also made by a new company.

The only problem with CG game of the year being in december for only games released that calendar year is potentially missing late christmas releases eg Wii sports.

I'm sure the games industry are outraged.

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Old 27-11-2007, 17:25:17   #6
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Old 27-11-2007, 17:25:42   #7
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For the same reasons Funko had:

1) Sam and Max Season 1 Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die!
2) Sam and Max Season 2 Episode 1: Ice Station Santa
3) Sam and Max Season 1 Episode 2: Situation: Comedy
4) Sam and Max Season 1 Episode 5: Reality 2.0
5) Sam and Max Season 1 Episode 3: The Mole, The Mob and the Meatball
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Old 27-11-2007, 18:35:09   #8
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Hmm:

1> Bioshock
2> Call of Duty 4
3> Mass Effect
4> Mario Galaxy
5> Halo 3 (poor single player but the multiplayer aspect is fantastic)
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Old 27-11-2007, 18:59:54   #9
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Since I tend to wait a year or so to pick up games at reduced prices, I don't have too many new releases to vote for.

1. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)
2. Jade Empire: Special Edition (PC)
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Old 27-11-2007, 20:32:20   #10
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1.Guitar Hero III
2.WoW Burning Crusade
3.Orange Box
4.Bioshock
5.Final Fantasy XII

I think Mario Galaxy is deserving of a place but as I haven't actually played it I'll not nominate it.
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Old 27-11-2007, 23:51:39   #11
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Haven't played a heck of a lot this year, but here goes:

1) Civ IV: Beyond the Sword
2) Crusader Kings: Deus Vult
3) LotR Online: Shadows of Angmar
4) UFO: Afterlight
5) Commander: Europe at War (may have been higher had I not recently purchased it)

And personally, seeing as this is voted in December, we should be able to count Wii Sports (which would probably get my #2 vote in that case).
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Old 28-11-2007, 07:57:14   #12
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Old 28-11-2007, 10:09:33   #13
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Old 28-11-2007, 10:16:51   #14
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Old 28-11-2007, 10:29:15   #15
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Old 28-11-2007, 10:47:17   #16
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1) Civ IV: Beyond the Sword
2) LotR Online: Shadows of Angmar
3) Armageddon (great little TBT strat game)
4) Halo 3

but I'm still waiting for Mass Effect (have it, no time to play it) and Final Fantasy Tactics on PSP (same)
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Old 28-11-2007, 13:02:01   #17
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sorry to ruin the flow of the thread but i've just got back into half life 2. what does the orange box thingy offer? sounds interesting.
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Old 28-11-2007, 13:09:34   #18
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Old 28-11-2007, 13:59:20   #19
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i was hoping for your lowdown.
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Old 28-11-2007, 14:01:29   #20
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I can't say this was a big year for great games.

Nothing really excited me, BTS was probaly the only memorable game.
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Old 28-11-2007, 14:34:12   #21
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i was hoping for your lowdown.
I've only played TF2 yet out of the whole package, so i'm not best placed to give you the lowdown.
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Old 28-11-2007, 15:46:06   #22
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Higgsy, do you have Mass Effect? Is it everything it was hyped to be?
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Old 28-11-2007, 15:53:43   #23
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Oh, I liked this ( LotR Online: Shadows of Angmar) also.

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Old 28-11-2007, 16:34:31   #24
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and how should i resolve that into the clearly explained voting system exactly jm you flaky bastard?
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Old 28-11-2007, 16:43:20   #25
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I still haven't decided on order yet.

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Old 28-11-2007, 19:39:37   #26
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I've only played TF2 yet out of the whole package, so i'm not best placed to give you the lowdown.
Portal is very good if you like mind-bending puzzle games.
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Old 28-11-2007, 22:26:14   #27
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been enjoying MTW2:crusades but its only an addon.

Don;t think I've bought any new games this year - picked up a few budget ones.
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Old 29-11-2007, 07:38:25   #28
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Indeed. Bought only two full price games for my PC, but a lot of Wii games.
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Old 29-11-2007, 10:27:46   #29
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I also picked up a bunch of older games cheap, there wasn't a lot of good review stuff at all this year.
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I played Railroads and Neverwinter Nights. I liked Hellgate London, it is so simple.

But in general it's a lot more fun to play Wii Games together wit the kids.
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Old 29-11-2007, 11:21:33   #31
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I picked up the best of Star wars on PC a few weeks ago, a real bargin, 5 games for only 40 bucks American.
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Old 29-11-2007, 12:09:11   #32
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does that include the lego stuff?
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Old 29-11-2007, 12:21:59   #33
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Old 29-11-2007, 13:01:41   #34
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Lego Star wars is indeed awesome.

And I would add my list, but it's now painfully obviously how new games I played this year.
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Old 29-11-2007, 13:20:24   #35
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Old 29-11-2007, 13:22:19   #36
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NWN2 was 2007? I played it, it was good!
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Old 29-11-2007, 13:36:14   #37
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does that include the lego stuff?
Unfortunetly no.

It includes:

Empire at War
Knights of the old republic
Battlefront
Jedi outcast
Republic Commando

It works out to 8 bucks per game, more then worth it.

Also picked up Morrowind with both expansions for 19 bucks.
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For me, the only thing I have been playing this year has been Oblivion.

I am too lazy to buy anything newer
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Higgsy, do you have Mass Effect? Is it everything it was hyped to be?
Really enjoyable, not as good as the hype but it's definitely on a par with Knights of the Old Republic.
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Old 29-11-2007, 17:42:15   #40
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Oblivion has lots of mileage in it, I still haven't finished the main quest.

I was really looking forward to Bioshock, but then I heard my video card wasn't going to play nice and backed off.
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Unfortunetly no.

It includes:

Empire at War
Knights of the old republic
Battlefront
Jedi outcast
Republic Commando

It works out to 8 bucks per game, more then worth it.

Also picked up Morrowind with both expansions for 19 bucks.
Where's X-wing alliance - played through that a few months back. Best starwars game evah!
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Actually I'm not sure. It was certainly 2007 for me... =/
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Old 13-12-2007, 14:11:20   #45
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I bought that Star Wars 5-pack for ~$35 US and started with Empire at War on medium settings.

Damn, I suck at RTS. The Imperials roll me up and then snuff me out. Fun though.

Even though I already have played Kotor 10x through and done Jedi Outcast, I figure the other games are worth it.
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Old 13-12-2007, 16:57:30   #46
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This will be a building list as games come in over the holiday.

1. Call of Duty 4 - Great multiplayer component.
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Old 16-12-2007, 17:32:40   #47
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I nominate Civ II Test of Time, the Dictator 6 scenario. Been playing that lately and I love it!
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Played the demo of LOTRO and I have to say I kinda like it.

I'm thinking of buying it
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Got a free 15 day trial to Star Wars Galaxies in that Star Wars box set...
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