Same thing as last year, i've been through the the game releases for 2012 and tried to get the majority of the big ones. I've excluded any title that was released on another platform in a prior year i.e. dark souls (released on consoles in 2011), stacking (released on consoles in 2011), serious sam 3 (released on PC in 2011). The tiles are listed in release date order to remove any bias. I apologise if i've missed a title this year was another big year of gaming releases so please vote Other if your GOTY is not listed
I've only played a handful of the 2012 titles listed, Mass Effect 3 was very good excluding the last 20mins or so. Sleeping Dogs was definitely a good game in a year with no GTA and no Saints Row.
But i had to vote for The Walking Dead. It had me emotionally invested on another level like no other game. Parts of chapter 3 & chapter 5 had me crying like a baby The characters are so well written and Clemintine's character is the best child character i've ever seen in video games. She isn't annoying and you feel responsible for her safety (in a good way). The QTEs work in the high tension events. And the gut-wrenching choices you're required to make where there is no "right answer" and you've only got seconds to choose. I cant wait for season 2
So what is your GOTY for 2012?