2012 is here
. Only finished 8 games, and 2 of those lasted less than 3 hours. Doubt this year will be any better.FINISHED IN 2013
- Bioshock Infinite - A-
(April 8 ). Great atmosphere and a crazy but compelling story made up for a rather 'meh' shooter. Around 8 hours
- Tomb Raider - A+
(April 28). If you would have told me a couple weeks ago that Tomb Raider would be my frontrunner for GOTY over Bioshock Infinite, I'd have said you were nuts. However, this was absolutely a brilliant game from start to finish. Tense, exciting, beautiful, thrilling, emotional..everything I could have asked for. And this is coming from someone who has never liked a Tomb Raider game before and isn't really a big fan of the action genre. In fact, I'd go so far as to put Tomb Raider in my top 5 for this entire console generation...it's that damn good. About 8 hours
- Neverwinter - B
(May 31). I consider any MMO in which I reach the level cap "beaten", so I'll add this one to the list. A by-the-numbers MMO, but still kept me interested enough to get through it all. Will be interesting to come back in a few months and see what people have done with the Foundry. 56 hours.Currently Playing
- Dust: An Elysian Tale (360)
- Warhammer Quest (iOS)
- KOTOR (iOS)Played and Gave Up On
- Tera (PC) - A very fun combat system, but got really grindy towards the mid-levels. Never could get a handle on the crafting system either. 32 hours.
- Witcher 2 (360) - I tried...this one's just not for me. A decent map or quest tracking systems would have been a lifesaver, but it was an exercise in frustration without one. Story didn't grab me much either. 8 hours.
- Asura's Wrath (PS3) - A unique game, but where games like Bayonetta and El Shaddai were brilliant in their weirdness, AW was just...boring. Got about halfway through before losing interest. 3 hours.
- The Secret World (PC) - An interesting approach to MMO's, but the lack of levels ended up leading to a lot of frustration. I always felt underleveled and annoyed because nothing was ever explained well in-game. Plus, the setting (zombies...ugh) didn't interest me at all. 24 hours.
- Persona 4 Golden (Vita) - I found P4 to be remarkably dull. It felt like a carbon copy of P3, which I was 'meh' on to begin with. 4 hours.
- Gravity Rush (Vita) - Interesting concept, but got kinda boring pretty quickly. 2 hours
- Mass Effect 3 (PS3) - Not interesting enough to play through again, methinks. 10 hours
- Anno 2070 (PC)
- Settlers 7 (PC)
- Skyrim (PC) - Funner with mods, but still gets kinda dull. 30 hours.
- Fire Emblem (3DS) - Don't know why I keep trying these...they never click. 4 hours
- Demon's Souls (PS3) - Died 3 times just trying to get through the tutorial. Definitely not a game for me. 1.5 hours.
- Etrian Odyssey IV (3DS) - Fun, but the mapping got tiresome and the game just got really difficult. I really just wasn't enjoying it much. 4 hours
- Crimson Shroud (3DS) - Very cool tabletop-style game, but it was crazy hard and many of the mechanics weren't explained very well. 3 hours
- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (iOS)- A must-have for anyone who is a fan of the series' music, but probably lackluster if you aren't. Probably 8 hours.
- Alan Wake (PC) - Interesting gameplay, but a little too creepy for my tastes. 2 hours
- Devil May Cry (PC) - I liked the setup and atmosphere, but just can't do these twitchy games any more. 2 hours