Saturday, 17 December 2011

Game of the Year 2011 - RPG (Role Playing Game)


And the most immersive RPG this year is...
Game of the Year 2011 - RPG (Role Playing Game)
After the Action and First Person shooter categories, it’s time to move into the more niche territory with the RPG genre. Unfortunately, we could not include Demon Souls into the list, since the game never came to India officially, nor could we score a copy for ourselves. But even without Demon Souls, we have quite a few games to talk about and the nominees are...

The Witcher 2 (PC)
Mercs for hire
Mercs for hire


No one thought a European studio could pull off an immersive action RPG with the same style and flair of a BioWare. CD Projekt proved them all wrong with The Witcher, a stylish, brutal and immersive RPG experience that strapped players into the boots of a Witcher, mercenaries for hire that specialize in killing monsters. The game, while being highly enjoyable in nature was a bit rough around the edges, which CD Projekt remedied with a better camera perspective, a more streamlined combat system and drop dead gorgeous visuals. 

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Xbox360 PS3 PC)
Augmented badassery
Augmented badassery


After nearly a decade of waiting, Deus Ex fans were rewarded this year with Deus Ex: Human Revolution; the much awaited follow up to Deus Ex (people don’t like acknowledging the existence of Invisible War). The game was played out from a first person perspective, but shifted to a third person one as and when players took cover behind objects. Yes, the game had a cover system, but it was so well-tied into combat and stealth, it never felt like it was detracting from the experience. 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox360 PS3 PC)
Dragons don't scare a Dragon born
Dragons don't scare a Dragon born


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the more approachable RPGs out there with a highly intuitive combat system reminiscent to first person shooters as well as gameplay mechanics that don’t overwhelm players. For the fifth iteration, developer Bethesda took players down to the gorgeous realm of Skyrim where they could spend hours exploring the game’s ridiculous amount of content. Is there anything better than crafting armour, mining for minerals, raiding dungeons and slaying dragons all in the same day? I don’t think so.

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