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RPGCast - Episode s06: "Game of the Year 2011"
- Episode s06: "Game of the Year 2011"
Put the kids to bed before listening to this one. A conversational review through all the big RPG topics of last year, this RPG Cast also answers all the important questions about same sex marriage in Skyrim.
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__________________________RPG Cast Awards
[h=4]And just to keep us honest from last year:
[/h][h=4]Prediction: RPG of 2011 - What game do you think will be the best in 2011
[/h][h=4]Adriaan - Dragon Age II
[/h][h=4]Macstorm - Dungeon Siege III
[/h][h=4]Rosestorm - The Witcher 2
[/h][h=4]SeventhCircle - Mass Effect 3
[/h][h=4]Sabin1001 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
[h=4]Prediction: Most Over Hyped of 2011 - What do you think won't live up the expectations in 2011
[/h][h=4]Adriaan - Diablo III
[/h][h=4]Macstorm - The 3DS
[/h][h=4]Rosestorm - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
[/h][h=4]SeventhCircle - The 3rd Birthday
[/h][h=4]Sabin1001 - Star Wars: The Old Republic
[/h]Game series we'd most like to see Double FinedMichael Apps - Shining ForceGlenn - Star Control 2Adriaan - Too HumanSam - Suikoden and Magical StarsignChris - Bribe Nintendo to bring out Earthbound 2Alex - The rest of Falcom's Kiseki series (legend of heroes)Winner - Star Control 2
[h=4]The Backtrack award - The best RPG from before 2011 you finally got around to playing for the first time
[/h]Sam - Fallout 3/New VegasChris - Grubbins on IceAdriaan - Cthulu Save the WorldMichael - Saga Frontier 2Alex - Persona 4Glenn - Atelier Rorona Winner - Saga Frontier 2
[h=4]Developer with the Best/Worst Use of GP (Budget)
[/h]Adriaan - Super Giant Games with Bastion/Dead IslandMichael Apps - War in the north (worse)Glenn - Atelier Totori (best)Glenn - SaGa 3 DS (best)Alex Worst - Namco Bandai - We don't need to tell people that we made some games.Alex Best - Compile Heart - Not wasting it on making a new battle system or anything like that.Sam - XSEED for publishing Wizardry and only giving you half the game?Winner - Namco Bandai for having no advertising budget
[h=4]The "it sucked the first time but gave it a second shot...and it still sucked!" - Ivan Real
[/h]Adriaan - Ys III - SNESSam - Hyperdimension NeptuniaAlex - Agarest ZeroMichael - Lord of ArcanaChris - White Knight Chronicles 2Winner - White Knight Chronicles 2
[h=4]Missed Out Award - The RPG you most wanted to play but didn't
[/h]Sam - Tactics Ogre Chris - The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the SkyAdriaan - Xenoblade ChroniclesGlenn - Xenoblade ChroniclesAlex - Atelier TotoriMichael - Gods Eater BurstWinner - Gods Eater Burst
[h=4]Biggest surprise of the year
[/h]Alex - Xenoblade (for existing!)Adriaan and Sam - Hunted: The Demon’s Forge (they like it!)Chris - Ocarina of TimeMichael - Dungeon Siege III Glenn - Bastion (Because Adriaan was right about it)Winner - Hunted (wow...just wow)“Year of the PC Award” - Best PC RPG, celebrating the return of the PC to relevanceAlex - AseliaGlenn - Binding of IsaacMichael - Avadon: The Black FortressWinner - Avadon
[h=4]Worst/Most Offensive Attempt at Multiplayer
[/h]Sam and Chris - Dungeon Hunter AllianceAdriaan - Torchlight (for not having multiplayer)Michael - War in the NorthGlenn - Disgaea 4 (for promising having interesting multiplayer but not)Winner - Bugs in the North
[h=4]The Honorary Sam Marcello “Best Sex Award”
[/h]Dinner with a Werewolf - Same sex love finds a home in Skyrim
[h=4]Story of the Year
[/h]Adriaan - Radiant HistoriaSam - Atelier TotoriGlenn - The Witcher 2Michael - Tactics OgreChris - Deus ExAlex - XenobladeWinner - Xenoblade
[h=4]Biggest Bonehead Move - What was the dumbest thing this year either in an RPG or from the industry or press
[/h]Nominees Michael - Buggy releases (Hunted, War in the North, Skyrim PS3)Alex - Also SEGA and VC3. I'm not bitter. Michael - Sega? do something bad? NEVER!Chris - EA for owning BiowareAdriaan - Putting every release in Q4 2011 and them moving all of them to 2012.Glenn - Releasing Dragon Age 2 so fastSam - Kitase talking about how clothing damage in 3rd birthday is “realistic”Winner - 3rd Birthday
[h=4]The "Everyone Else is Wrong" award - the RPG that you can't believe people like or dislike (also Most Reviewed Game in hopes you'd believe us and buy it)
[/h]Nominees Michael - Tactics Ogre, because I don’t understand the people who think the PS1 version is betterGlenn - Torchlight (saying it’s as good as Diablo 2)Alex - Gods Eater BurstAdriaan -Hunted: The Demon Forge (buy it for $10)Sam - Rune Factory Tides of Destiny (The harvest moon fans insist it’s good, they must not be familiar with the difference between hd graphics and good gameplay)Winner - Trails in the Sky (I don’t know how this happened)
[h=4]Most Disappointing Game
[/h]Nominees Michael - Ar Tonelico 3Adriaan - Dead IslandGlenn - Dragon Age 2 and Torchlight and Trails in the SkyAlex - White Knight Chronicles 2Sam - Rune Factory: Tides of DestinyChris - Dungeon Hunter: AllianceWinner - Dragon Age 2 and Torchlight and Trails in the Sky and Ar Tonelico 3 and Dead Island and Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny and White Knight Chronicles 2 and Dungeon Hunter: Alliance
[h=4]Best Overall RPG
[/h]NomineesMichael - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward SwordGlenn - BastionAdriaan - Bastion and Skyrim (Skyrim had more HLA than Oblivion)Chris - SkyrimSam - Atelier Totori Alex - XenobladeWinner - Xenoblade
[h=4]Prediction: RPG of 2012 - What game do you think will be the best in 2012
[/h]NomineesChris - Diablo IIIAdriaan - Mass Effect 3Sam - Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White WitchMichael - Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode 3Alex - The Last StoryGlenn - Mass Effect 3Winner - Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode 3
[h=4]Prediction: Most Over Hyped of 2012 - What do you think won't live up the expectations in 2012
[/h]NomineesGlenn - Grand Knights HistoryAdriaan - Diablo IIIAlex - Mass Effect 3Sam - Mass Effect 3Chris - Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White WitchMichael - Pandora’s Tower