Which game will Screen Play readers vote the best role-playing game of 2012?
Screen Play readers certainly like their RPGs, and we were treated to some excellent examples of the genre this year. Note that the poll below does not include MMORPGs, which will have their own poll in the next few days.
While it wasn't the ending everyone wanted, Mass Effect 3 provided a conclusion to the galaxy spanning epic, and Blizzard finally unveiled a decade of work, giving Diablo III to the world. The indies showed they could make an isometric click-fest just as compelling as Diablo, with Torchlight II giving fans much-requested co-operative multiplayer.
Other RPGs released in 2012 received mixed reviews, but still attracted loyal fans, especially Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, destined to the be only game every created by a now defunct studio, and the deeply challenging Dragon's Dogma.
We were also offered a wealth of Japanese RPGs, with Ys Origin receiving particularly enthusiastic user reviews here in the Screen Play comments, and Xenoblade Chronicles being perhaps the last great RPG to grace the now outmoded Wii. Persona 4 Golden also has its share of supporters on this blog.
We also saw the revival of some old-school RPGs, including Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and Legend of Grimrock being stand-outs.
Without further ado, here is the poll for the best non-MMO RPG of 2012. Owing to the wide field of nominees, I have decided to allow everyone to vote for up to three games - make sure you select all three before submitting your vote, because repeat voting is not allowed. I have also allowed voters to enter their own titles, as I am sure my selection will be judged to be incomplete.
Poll results are hidden, and I will reveal the list of winners next week, but feel free to discuss and justify your choices in the comments below.
- James "DexX" Dominguez
DexX is on Twitter: @jamesjdominguez