Posted by mtmckinley (123 posts) -

Continuing!

The Witcher 2

I'm not done with it yet (got side-tracked by Skyrim and now Saints Row), but the 24 hours or so I've played already definitely has it in the list of the best of 2011! It looks amazing, even on a mid-tier laptop and the story is interesting and nuanced. The sense of consequences to my actions is a big plus and so far, I'm not disappointed!

Batman: Arkham City

I loooved Arkham Asylum and was really looking forward to this sequel. And I was not disappointed! I'm still playing it, even though I've finished the main campaign, as I'm whittling away at Riddler trophies and Challenge Rooms! Even splurged on the Robin/Nightwing stuff just to have more challenge room stuff to do. That combat system is amazing; it never gets old! Just wish I was better at it! :)

Uncharted 3

I really enjoy the Uncharted series, even if it is "more of the same" with the third. I've not finished it yet (distracted by the Batmans!) but I'm enjoying it so far and am looking forward to going back to it to see how the story unfolds in this third installment.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Yeah, I know, I'm behind on this one. I fully intend to get to Revelations eventually, but as 2011 is concerned, I played through and beat Brotherhood and really enjoyed it, despite the massive cliffhanger at the end! I've heard the complaints about the new one not furthering the experience enough, but even if it is just "more of the same", like Uncharted, I'll probably enjoy it. But I can see this series beginning to suffer from sequel fatigue.

You Don't Know Jack

I have to agree with Ryan, YDKJ is an awesome game. I have the Steam version and really wish the DLC trivia packs would get released for it some day, but my wife and I would play a round of YDKJ nearly daily until we exhausted our supply of trivia questions that came with the release! C'mon, give me more of Cookie Masterson!

Next:

Some of this year's disappointments and stinkers.

#1 Posted by mtmckinley (123 posts) -

Continuing!

The Witcher 2

I'm not done with it yet (got side-tracked by Skyrim and now Saints Row), but the 24 hours or so I've played already definitely has it in the list of the best of 2011! It looks amazing, even on a mid-tier laptop and the story is interesting and nuanced. The sense of consequences to my actions is a big plus and so far, I'm not disappointed!

Batman: Arkham City

I loooved Arkham Asylum and was really looking forward to this sequel. And I was not disappointed! I'm still playing it, even though I've finished the main campaign, as I'm whittling away at Riddler trophies and Challenge Rooms! Even splurged on the Robin/Nightwing stuff just to have more challenge room stuff to do. That combat system is amazing; it never gets old! Just wish I was better at it! :)

Uncharted 3

I really enjoy the Uncharted series, even if it is "more of the same" with the third. I've not finished it yet (distracted by the Batmans!) but I'm enjoying it so far and am looking forward to going back to it to see how the story unfolds in this third installment.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Yeah, I know, I'm behind on this one. I fully intend to get to Revelations eventually, but as 2011 is concerned, I played through and beat Brotherhood and really enjoyed it, despite the massive cliffhanger at the end! I've heard the complaints about the new one not furthering the experience enough, but even if it is just "more of the same", like Uncharted, I'll probably enjoy it. But I can see this series beginning to suffer from sequel fatigue.

You Don't Know Jack

I have to agree with Ryan, YDKJ is an awesome game. I have the Steam version and really wish the DLC trivia packs would get released for it some day, but my wife and I would play a round of YDKJ nearly daily until we exhausted our supply of trivia questions that came with the release! C'mon, give me more of Cookie Masterson!

Next:

Some of this year's disappointments and stinkers.

#2 Posted by mtmckinley (123 posts) -

Here's a link to the first part for those interested:

http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/mtmckinley/best-games-i-played-in-2011-part-1/30-89656/