Vote for the EZA Community GOTY 2007



  • @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
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Star_Wars:_The_Complete_Saga



  • 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.


  • I hear what you guys are saying about The Orange Box, but in the context of when it released, it was both a compilation AND a new game product. It was mostly reviewed as ONE game i.e. HL2 EP2, Portal, and TF2 gets one unified review score. It was sold as one unified product and, again, when you played it, your system would say you are playing The Orange Box, not any one specific game.

    I think it's important to consider the way it was sold at the time because TOB pre-dates the Humble Bundles or your average series collection or anything that you commonly find today. If you wanted to play HL2 EP 2, you needed to buy The Orange Box. I feel like a game such as Portal would've been evaluated differently if it was reviewed independently from The Orange Box (considering it's 2 hours).

    As far as I recall, many GOTY awards including the D.I.C.E Awards or Spike VGA's, The Orange Box was nominated, NOT each individual game. It was more than just a collection but a single gaming product. We should really look at it in the same way it was presented at the time.

    I'll let this go if we can confirm HL2 EP2, Portal, and TF2 were individually available in 2007, but I could've sworn that this wasn't the case (hence why TOB was reviewed as one single product).