Vote for the EZA Community GOTY 2007

  • I have a question I want to pose to everyone before I officially send my list. Said list is set, however, one of the games I have in the Honorable Mention area is a game I've only seen in its entirety, and I have not personally played it. I really enjoyed what I saw and want to give it a vote for being a great game, but I defer to everyone here: Is it acceptable for everybody for me to give a vote to a game if I haven't played it, even though I've seen it all, or should my votes be strictly be ONLY games I've personally played?

    A few quick things to establish:

    1.) This is also future-proofing for lists I have when we get to the outset and close of the respective millennia
    2.) The game I want to give a vote is going to place quite high regardless if I give it an additional point.
    3.) I can easily move the rest of my list up a spot if the majority feels I shouldn't.

    Let me know if this isn't something you're comfortable with and I'll send my list off as soon as I feel I've got enough of a consensus/majority one way or another.

  • @brannox Vote for any games you want. As long as those games are eligible.

  • @brannox I have no problem with that either, it's entirely up to you :)

    @Shoulderguy Thanks for starting this!

  • Wow there were TWO Phoenix Wright games released in the same year?? That's gonna be painful :(

  • The Orange Box is one game correct? Personally, I think that’s the way it should be considering you couldn’t buy each game within it individually in 2007 as far as I understood. At least on consoles.

  • @dipset said in Vote for the EZA Community GOTY 2007:

    The Orange Box is one game correct? Personally, I think that’s the way it should be considering you couldn’t buy each game within it individually in 2007 as far as I understood. At least on consoles.

    Each game was available individually at launch on Steam, but only in The Orange Box on consoles (sez Wikipedia).

  • 2007 was a pretty weak year for me, but I was just able to scrape together four. :)

  • 2007's a decent year for PSP, which will probably be my main source of games for this vote. I actually have like 2-3 PSP games that I've been wanting to finish from this year so I want to to try those out before voting. Anyway, shoutout to Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron, a very respectable and impressive attempt of making a portable Battlefront game, and The Sims 2: Castaway, an interesting and fun take on the Sims formula. Also shoutout to the ineligible PSP port of Test Drive Unlimited, a very impressive PSP port of an ambitious open world racing game.

  • Also, is the Dracula X remake for the PSP eligible for voting?

  • @bam541 According to the Wikipedia page it's a remake. So I'll add it to the list of eligible games.

  • It's a tricky one, but I don't think The Orange Box should count as a single game, it's a compilation, with full games that came out prior to 2007, DLCs, etc. of very different genres.

    Portal and Team Fortress 2 both deserve to be considered individually, especially since some people may have played them outside of The Orange Box, so the votes could end up being split if we allow The Orange Box to be eligible.

  • I've sent my votes. As usual, initially I had doubts I'll get enough games to vote for, then I've reached Q4's list. Why most good games need to be released almost simultaneously?

  • @axel

    I feel pretty strongly about The Orange Box being one game. I mean, that just what it was. You’d go online and your friend would invite you to play The Orange Box, not TF2. Under your online name it would say The Orange Box.

    I feel like it throws a whole wrench in the voting when there are 3 brand new games in there alone that were sold and reviewed as one game at the time.

  • @shoulderguy said in Vote for the EZA Community GOTY 2007:

    Gametrailers GOTY 2007

    Were any of the allies we know now working at GT at that time? Or was it just Jones? Maybe Bloodworth?

  • What do we think about this one? It's basically the two previous games combined, but is it eligible? Edit. @Shoulderguy

  • Votes sent and honestly, of all the years we've focused on that ISN'T the year of, this is the one I've been looking forward to the most. I've played 16 games from that year, the most from any single year overall, so I'm confident I can be a part of the conversation more thoroughly than normal. Plus, it's 2007. That year had so many EXCELLENT games. I am so excited.

  • It's a shame I still haven't played the original Mass Effect. This year even handed it to me in a nice, new package, but I've still had no time for that. (Or the whole trilogy. I've played 2 and 3 before.)

    When it comes to the Orange Box I'd say it's a collection and thus not eligible. For what it's worth.

  • @axel I think the games came out at the same day as the Orange Box, or not? Maybe I don't remember this good.

    Either way it makes making the list more difficult. They are all 3 excellent games.

  • @shoulderguy It's also the first western release of Rondo of Blood. So by our rules Rondo is a 2007 game.

  • I say, all games from Orange box should be considered individually because:

    1. Some of them weren't new.
    2. They are now available individually.
    3. It's not that different from "extra-game as a pre-order bonus" - you buy one package, but get two different games.