Re: What are you playing right now?
I forgot a really important GotY nominee. Bioshock Infinite. Tomb Raider was also super cool. And for last year, Spec Ops: The Line, anyone? At least storywise.
'The Line' and 'Far Cry 3' are exemplary games and, I think, really did push the boundaries of how dark games could go, with severe and drastic consequences pushing characters to the very brink. The very themes of what a true protagonist is was questioned and analyzed in both games flawlessly; salvation and redemption for actions committed underlies the very gameplay; is there possibly any “good” we can do, than what's presented? I've said it before, and feel these two games, as well as a few more, are quite possibly the most beautiful games to have been released due to their depiction of “protagonists” being shrouded in a dark world with no other choices than the most unfortunate of them.