Criteria: The game MUST have come out in 2013, in your region, and you must have played it. The platform is irrelevant, this is based on your person opinion. Please explain why you find the game to be your game of the year and your worst game of the year.
Game of the Year: Fire Emblem Awakening
This was my first every Fire Emblem game, and my second ever strategy RPG, the first being Final Fantasy Tactics War of the Lions. The graphics aren't anything to write home about. In fact I'm infamous for point out that it looks like they are walking on stumps, as a negative, and then giving the game a perfect in my review... at least to Benna.
What caught my attention about this game is that for a supposedly inferior handheld console this game offered full cut-scenes, limited voice acting, very intelligent & challenging game play, a massive map, and a ton of customization. On top of that, there was free DLC within the first two weeks of the game's release, and a wealth of DLC content, including playable characters, which is still going on to this day.
The story follows your basic JRPG story with classic tropes of over the top villains, a world that has no shred of reality, and heroes which are a pedo panda's wet dream. That being said, each character has their own unique personality which serves to get you emotionally invested in them. Not to mention the story does have its share fair of reveals and twists.
There are hundreds of hours to be had and two modes of game play to select from, all for less than the price of a standard home console game. That is why, in a year that saw Grand Theft Auto, The Last of Us, Tomb Raider, Beyond Two Souls, AC Black FLag and Na Na Na Na Na Batman bitches, Fire Emblem is my Game of the Year.
Worst Game of the Year: Call of Duty Ghosts
Single player? lol what the fuck is that!? Online is where its at, and it SUCKS! The main thing COD has had over BF is the fast paced action. This year every map is big and has multiple levels. That leads to a slow game, with most games going the time limit. Shotguns are still over powered, lag is still a massive issue, Marksman rifes have now made sniper rifes the best SMGs in the game, and over all camp because Infity Ward provided them the tools to do so.
On the flip side, BF4 has smaller maps and a fast paced TDM game mode. While bitches still camp and the games are longer, its faster paced than this year's version of COD.