Inspired by Rock, Paper Shotgun:
1. What games have you played this year?
From the start of January until the end of June, I have played (and finished the starred titles): * Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Psychonauts, Disney Epic Mickey, * Donkey Kong Country Returns, * Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, * Dragon Age II, Majesty (Gold Edition), * Alan Wake, * LittleBIGPlanet 2, * Heavy Rain, and * Portal 2.
2. What’s your Game Of The Year from that list so far?
Portal 2. Even after finishing it, I found that I was really enjoying going back and re-playing levels for the trophies. Everything about the game was perfectly put together, from the sound to the level design to the voice acting to the puzzles. Loved it. Still have the multiplayer maps to go.
3. What else will you play this year?
In the last few days, I’ve been spending more time with the Witcher 2. I will post a first impression on it soon.
After I finish the Witcher 2 I will move on to L.A. Noire. After that, I aim to play: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Alice: Madness Returns, Dungeon Siege III, Infamous 1, Ico, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Batman: Arkham City, Saints Row: The Third, and X-Men Destiny.
4. Do you expect your game-of-the-year choice to last until the end-of-year list season?
Possibly. But I imagine Skyrim, the Witcher 2, AC: Revelations, and Arkham City have the best chance of displacing Portal 2 as my GotY.