OXCGN’s 2012 Reader GOTY
Gamers voted, but will the VGAs get it right?
by Nicholas Laborde
©2012 Nicholas Laborde
For five wonderful years, OXCGN has been bringing the gaming community in Australia and abroad the best opinionated pieces in the gaming space.
This year, we decided to have two separate Game of the Year awards: one for the readers, and a second traditional one decided by our staff.
You voted, and the results are in.
Who did you pick?
And the winner is…
Very rarely, a game will stay stay within the confines of your mind because it was truly incredible in all facets: gameplay, music, storytelling, and execution.
Journey has won our first ever reader GOTY award, and it deserves every bit of praise it has and will ever get.
It’s an unmatched, unrivaled, completely unique experience drenched in creative genius that redefines what is possible within a video game.
Seriously guys, it’s a game about walking through the desert, and ThatGameCompany made it one of the most incredible experiences in the history of video games.
Everyone loves statistics. Feast your eyes on that horrible pie chart, because I googled for at least seven seconds trying to find a good way to make one.
Until next week!
For our first reader GOTY, we were very pleased with the results (although we had to do it over a very short period and missed a few games initially).
We’re definitely going to be doing it next year, and we anticipate greater input from our audience.
In the meantime, make sure to stay tuned for our official staff GOTY in the coming weeks!
Hint: Resident Evil 6 isn’t going to win.