I like where your head is at.
However in the end…I simply can’t say that game of the year for me (maybe game of the past 5 years) is the MvC3 series. I didn’t think I was going to be THAT into the game, but despite all the uhhh…‘lame’ stuff that snuck it’s way into the game, I’ve had more fun with this game than anything I can remember for a very very very very very very very very very very very very long time! I dumped well over 600hrs into the first one (over 400 in training mode alone!) treating it like a puzzle game at times. The game just has sooo much freedom it hurts my mind at times, it’s ALWAYS making you open your mind up no matter how good you are, and, it was still no where near figured out by the ‘end’.
Ultimate for the most part fixed my only big gripe with the game, which was the online play. I can’t get around so freely right now so online is a HUGE thing for me, and it’s ten times better in umvc3, and they fixed a ton of other stuff too that left a sour taste.
All that said…KOF XIII is easily #2 for me, and if I just voted emotionally I’d have given it the top spot, but that just wouldn’t have been fair. Once that patch for the netcode comes out, and if it truly makes the netcode good…dear God! I REALLY hope that happens, because more people really should get to enjoy this epic game! It’s been out for what like 10 minutes?!?..and it’s already a classic to me.
I wouldn’t know what to do if VF somehow finally got it’s time in the spotlight next year on consoles. I think I’d literally cry tears of joy!