I really enjoyed GRAW 2 and Oblivion this year, I also loved SKATE 2. So what were your favorite games you played that were not released this year and that you played for the first time?
Bioshock. Yeah, that's right, I just go this game a little less than a week ago at this point. It's gorgeous, the combat was fun after I made the switch to Easy (yeah, I don't give a shit, I wasn't having fun when I needed to hit dudes over the head with a wrench 20 times before they went down). I found the story and characters interesting, and again, I can't overstate just how damn phenomenal this game looks. I'm doing a second, half-assed playthrough now to mop up the couple of achievements I didn't get the first time around for whatever reason, barring of course the ones for beating the game on hard, and probably the one for getting all the recorded messages. Runner up goes to Forza 3, which I got the same day as Bioshock and am currently in the middle of trying to (sort of) 100%, at least as far as single player is concerned.
Baldur's Gate 2. I've had it for years, and never went past the first dungeon that you start the game in, until this year; I just don't like D&D (of course this lead to me asking myself why I bought the damn game in the first place). Earlier this year I decided to sit down and play it for real, and managed to finish it in a single day during two sittings. It took me about 11 hours of playing like a ridiculous asshole (basically, I got bored at a point and decided to just murder EVERYTHING) and I wound up enjoying the game a fair amount because of this "dude whatever" play style and an unbelievable string of luck. I later tried to play through it again to try out the tons of quests I hadn't bothered with, but found that since I knew what happened in the main storyline, I really didn't give a damn about anything else in the game. This really only gets my vote because all the other PC games I've been playing this year have been things I already played the hell out of back in the 90s, like Doom 1 & 2 and Quake 1 & 3.
" @SBYM said:The combat. I found the setting, story, and characters to be pretty interesting. I mean, I picked it as my PC game of 2010 in this very thread. That first playthrough, I happened upon some weapon that made most enemies die almost immediately, and that was how I got through the game. The next couple of times I tried to get into it, I chose Mages and made myself learn how they work and kind of enjoyed it. But, all in all, D&D combat just ain't my thing."I like RPGs; I dislike D&D. "The combat in D&D RPGs or the whole thing? "
Burnout Paradise probably. Got it last year for my Birthday but didn't play it much until fairly recently.
It's pretty kickass and I generally don't like racing games where the cars lack mounted machine guns and junk.
But the crashing into stuff is fun and boppin' along to Avril lavignes 'Girlfriend' while doing so is just fan-freakin-tastic.
Not even being sarcastic on that last part. I wouldn't have picked it for the soundtrack myself but I'm always ecstatic when it pops up... Yeah.
Dead Rising (the original)
I had actually bought this as soon as I recieved my Xbox 360 in 2007 but back then, I was impatient and never knew how to play the game properly. Then I seen a friend play it and realised its true potential as a classic survival horror with comedic elements (which, for the record, I think every horror has anyway - they always make me giggle at something)
But yeah - been a fan of the series ever since and have also bought the DLC and sequel this year and cannot wait until Frank West's dlc for the second installment.