The Fifth Annual Coint and Plick Poll for Best Video Games of 2011 - Part Three: 21 - 50

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i didn't know they'd made this game. it makes me a little sad that it's 3d

thomp, Monday, 9 April 2012 20:59 (2 years ago) Permalink


#21: Saints Row: The Third – 360 / PS3 – 45 pts – 3 votes - 0.25 top game votes

Nhex: It's almost a cliche at this point to bring up the point that this series has become what GTA should have been. The missions and sheer fun this game throws at you! It could've been pretty easily gone too silly - and hell, it probably does at points - but even with all its sophomoric humor you can really see there was a lot of passion put into this game. For instance, the sound the dildo bats (err, The Penetrator) make when you clobber someone is perfect - you can really feel the weight and texture of that thing. Yeah and there's some other stuff like how they deliver a ton of things for you to do and how every single mission and activity in the game is coop-able, which makes everything better, but you knew that. Just keep this game away from Congress, for all our sakes...

jjjusten: Sometimes a game comes along that is so far removed from ideals of respectability and taste that it seems to operate on a different metric, and most of the time it fails (hey whats up naughty bear/duke nukem) but saints row has increasingly found a way to triumph in that arena. Now that GTA has decided to be a boring emo trainwreck painted in varying shades of grey, the world needed saints row the third more than ever, and we got more than we bargained for. You can not take this game seriously, and when you try, suddenly you think "oh shit, i did just beat that guy to death, but he was a magical neon encrusted anime nerd with a sword and the powers of the flash, and i did it with a baseball bat length purple dildo." Video game violence is best served super corny and bizarro, and the sooner people start remembering that, the better.

1986 tallest hair contest (Z S), Monday, 9 April 2012 21:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

BUT THE VEHICLE HANDLING SUCKS!!

PSOD (Ste), Monday, 9 April 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

i feel like i voted for marvel vs capcom but cannot remember

Lamp, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 00:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

temple run: yeah, this was kind of your typical hot iphone game, like super awesome for a while but i haven't touched it in a long time

mvc3: juuust got knocked off my ballot, but this was really fun. i'm kinda with james, in that, i really enjoyed this but this is the first fighting game to really make me feel like, damn i am too old and too slow to even consider playing this at a decent level. seriously, even executing the standard magic series/bnb combo is like arrrrrrrgh fingers too slippy

also it deserves mentioning that the whole Ultimate re-release is kind of top shelf Capcom assholery. fortunately, i figured it was gonna happen so i didn't buy the original

saint's row: wooo my .25 GOTY vote! only 3 votes though, c'mon you suckas need to play this

Nhex, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 01:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah blazblue was the last fighting game i had the skill, patience and time to become 'competitive' at but mvc3 is flashy and stupid enough to just have a lot of fun fucking around w/. certainly is the first fighter since blazblue that ive wanted to play more than once

Lamp, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 02:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

i never got blazblue - will pick up that latest release sometime this year, it looks awesome, i enjoyed watching the evo streams too

ste: does the vehicle handling NOT suck in ANY GTA/alike game? i've totally accepted it now, and prefer the arcade slip of SR

Nhex, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

no i've always enjoyed the car handling in gta.

i really wanted to like SR, it seemed like a lot of fun that GTAIV wasn't, but i just can't get over the bad car handling and also I don't really want to drive wacky looking cars either.

PSOD (Ste), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 11:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the car handling in GTA in general, but IV seemed way too realistic.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 11:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

motorbikes in IV, now they were fucking annoying

PSOD (Ste), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 11:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Actually the thing I really didn't like about GTAIV is that as the vehicles became more damaged they would start listing to one side or another. Proper GTA = you steal a car, you ride it like a maniac until it is 1 sec from exploding, you get a new car. None of this realistic damage nonsense.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 12:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

nah, San Andreas vehicles were brutal to drive with the tires popped and it added to the hilarity, pretty sure there is a crude damage implementation even in the v. first GTA

red is hungry green is jawless (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 12:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember playing Destruction Derby for the first time, I think it was on the Saturn. I was impressed at how the damage affected the cars driving, I loved it. the best parts of the game were in the Bowl arena when only a few cars remained driving around all battered up barely able to turn.

in fact in gta one of my favourite cars is the 'already' beaten up, wing missing, rusty thing, that you can't even get fixed in a paynspray.

PSOD (Ste), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 12:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm pretty sure i voted for SR3. i keep trying to formulate a post in the video game racism thread where i explain why i didn't find its sexism/homophobia/racism upsetting, whereas i was bothered by deus ex human revolution, but i can't quite say it the way i want to. it's something about how it's so gleefully inane that it is hard to ascribe malice to it. it's not just that it insults everyone (which ppl have pointed out is often the refuge of the racist) but that the way it insults ppl is so guileless, so silly.

ftr, my fave part of the game is Genki. have u all seen tim + eric's thing?

Mordy, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 12:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

i just think that personally SR weirds me out a little too much.

PSOD (Ste), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 12:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's really weird

Mordy, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 13:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

normally, i hate Tim and Eric, but they were the perfect guys to do that video

btw, did any of you guys ever randomly run into Genki in the game, because holy shit, he's scary.

Nhex, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

fukit. I'm a load this shit up and see if i can like it.

PSOD (Ste), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 16:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

i liked sr3 but i didn't love it. as manic as it is its still an uglier reflection of arrested gamers attitudes to women, and that gets icky after a while. and its just pretty cheap and shoddy wrt gameplay compared to gta4, esp compared to ballad of gay tony, which was just about perfect IMHO in terms of lunatic but grounded urban sandbox.

I accidentally sonned your dome (stevie), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

played sr3 for a few hours last night after being reminded by this thread and man, its stupid, but still one of the most fun games i played last year.

Rango Unchained (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 April 2012 22:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

heh, nice!

Nhex, Saturday, 14 April 2012 16:27 (2 years ago) Permalink


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