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OHR Game of the Year 2011 Discussion and Voting

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:45 am    Post subject: OHR Game of the Year 2011 Discussion and Voting Reply with quote


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WHAT
Democracy in action. This may be the most important vote you cast in 2012. It's time to decide which games a tiny minority of readers think are the best of the previous year.

WHEN
Voting begins now and goes until March 25, 2012, giving everyone plenty of time to catch up on games they missed. The results will appear in the April issue of HamsterSpeak.

GAMES?
"I haven't played any of these games yet!" Well, you've got a couple of months to play some. How do you know which ones are worth playing? That's up to discussion threads on the forums. Even if you're not ready to officially vote yet, discuss and nominate your favorite games of the year. Let people know what's worth checking out.

HOW
Votes can be submitted either by PM, e-mail or by responding to the GOTY2011 discussion threads. I think that posting in the thread is good, as it will help remind people of what was fun this year, and maybe inspire people to try a few new games.

Vote for your favorite five to ten games in the Game of the Year category. Vote for your favorite two to five in the sub-categories. Your first through third place picks in the main category will receive bonus points, first getting three extra, second getting two, and third getting one extra point in the overall standings. In the sub-category votes, only your top pick will receive bonus points.

You CAN vote for your own games, but those games will not receive bonus points. For each of your own games you vote for, you MUST vote for a game by someone else. Bonus points will be given to the highest ranked games in your vote that weren't made by you. When voting, specify if you worked on the game in question. Use full titles when voting. Don't have tied votes in your submission. Votes can be changed up until the deadline if you play some new games and change your mind, but make sure you notify us if you do so.

WHAT ARE THEY

These are the games released/updated in 2011. Games that were part of a certain not safe for work contest are not eligible since there would obviously be no competition if they were. Insert Airship 2600 jokes here, laugh at jokes, list games.

Armored Devil
Arms Race
Black Heart of Exile
Bufanda: A Tale of Three Ghosts
Cardians of Lore
Castle on the Night Land
Don't Push the Button 2011
Doodle Quest
Doom RPG
Dungeon Quest
Escape from Strong Castle
Escape the Wolf OHR
Escape the Zombie Horde
Final Dragon Legacy
First Fantasy
Forest Temple
Forsaken
Grayscale
Grey Star Lives
Harbinger 6EQUJ5
Heart of the OHR Tribute
Kim und Jose
Labyrinth (Master K)
Labyrinth (RM Sephy)
Monster out of Six
Mostly Involving Robots
Nordomin: Quest of Creole
Princess Flesh Cartoon RPG
Quest Game
Ruin (25% Demo)
Spectrum
Spellshard: The Black Crown of Horgoth
Star Quest
The Hall
The Tower
There is Nothing Left
Virtual School 2
Weegee

These are the OHR movies released/updated in 2011. They are not eligible for Game of the Year points since they're not games, but they may be voted on in any of the supporting categories.

Deforestation
Deforestation 2
Deforestation 3
Fat Frog the Movie
Habla no Ingles: The Movie
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Metal Gear Duck
Monster Lot
The HangovOHR
Triangle

These are the categories:

Best Game of 2011: The overall best games. Vote for five to ten games.

Best Graphics: Best style, best pixelation, etc. Whatever made your eyes weep with joy. Vote for two to five games.

Best Design: This can be Plotscripting, map design, battle systems, or any other technical game aspects. Vote for two to five games.

Best Writing: Story, dialogue, world creation. Vote for two to five games.

Most Ridiculous: What games baffled your mind this year? The reasons don't matter. It could be an astonishingly confusing game, a shockingly funny one, whatever. Some sort of wild card category or something.

Most Anticipated 2012: What games would you most like to see updated this year, and which announced games are you most excited about? You'll have to do the digging on your own for this one, because we get dozens of proposed games that never come out and finding/listing them all would take forever.

Let's do this. Start discussing some highlights of 2011 and we can get moving. When voting, feel free to comment on the games you chose. Your comments may be used in the results article! Voting and discussion threads can be found on Slime Salad and Castle Paradox.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me the game of the year is clearly Spellshard.

I haven't played Ruin 25%, but the old version was good already, so I'm quite positive that this one is good too.

As there aren't really more games that I liked (or are actually finished, I usually don't play demos) I can't really join the vote, though.

But yeah, Spellshard was pretty epic, except for the last part of the game where you get a battle every 4 steps with no save points for several hours and it becomes a ridiculous hardcore gamer game.
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