Games I Played/Finished in 2012
4/5 - Neat idea. Terrible, terrible writing. It's basically Stepmania + RPG spells + storyline. Check it out.
5/5 - Second one is much better but that doesn't mean this game is anything but fantastic. More variety than "among thieves," but also WAY MORE GRENADES BEING THROWN OH MY GOD.
4/5 - I stopped around level 27 but I'd like to go back when I have more free time
3/5 - I'll probably never finish it. It was ok from what I played, but has not aged very well at all.
4/5 - Pretty good, but not near ME2's greatness. Also, dat ending. UPDATE: New ending is fine, I like the game more now but not enough to bump up to 5/5
5/5 - Parts of it were breath-taking. I wish the game was longer... which is probably a good thing.
3/5 - Really overrated. You click things, they die. Nothing about the lore demands I pay attention to the story and I really don't feel the depth in the combat that everyone is talking about. It's just boring.
4/5 - I haven't come close to beating Fez yet, so this score may change. But I've been thoroughly impressed so far.
4/5 - Adds some needed elements to Civilization (religion, espionage, expanded diplomacy). I hope they don't stop here and release an expansion that actually CHANGES the game rather than adds to it.
4/5 - Very complicated and user-unfriendly but can become addicting very quickly. I sunk 20 hours within the first three days of understanding all the systems.
2/5 - Bought for $1.50 on steam, would not recommend it. Breakout can only be so interesting, this game has some similarities to Sequence in terms of design.
4/5 - The PC version is still very playable. You get into the swing of things pretty quickly but the shooting is not very deep by today's standards. However the sequel (which I've played a few minutes of so far) has made enormous improvements.
4/5 - Kills me that I can't give this game 5/5. Probably the best noir story I've ever seen. It's tragic and entrancing. I loved Max and Mona's relationship and the piling on of horrible events. But, escort missions and gimmicky mission structure really brought it down. Damn shame.
3/5 - I BEAT YOU STEAM SALE. I beat a game that I bought from the Steam sale... from two years ago. This game was very strange. Developer has potential but the game itself is kind of boring.
5/5 - Really great shooting and art style in this game. Loved the details in the story and how the character is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Unfortunately it's incredibly short (3-4 hours) and the cliffhanger ending is meh. Still one of my favorites from this year.
4/5 - Finally finished (07/29/12). I wish they wouldn't have repeated the same three areas for the entire game. Maybe made it a bit shorter too, then it would've been a lot better. Have no desire to go back and replay it.
5/5 - Episode 3 was the low point, but 4/5 brought it around. Terrific overall experience.
5/5 - An approachable fighting game. I really enjoyed learning how this game works. I don't think the story mode is that great, but the rest of the game is a lot of fun, and I don't even play Fighting Games.
X/5 - I rented the game and didn't get far enough to pass judgement. I hope to buy it later. It was neat!
4/5 - A great space roguelike, but loses its appeal after a few playthroughs. I don't like how impossible it is to figure out unlocks and achievements. Endgame boss is ridiculous, but maybe I'll beat it someday. Besides all that, well worth the $10 dollars.
X/5 - Still playing through this game as well. I've enjoyed what I've played so far, but I don't think I'm close to being half-way.
5/5 - A quality strategy game that has some issues, but I can't deny how much fun I had playing it. Even though I wanted to tear my hair out at some points.
3/5 - Not at all how politics work and there's no skill, just luck, but I think it's nifty.
5/5 - Only about 27 hours into it, but I've loved every second so far
5/5 - Sublime.
4/5 - Only 8 hours in and really enjoy it. Makes me hopeful for the genre that I've so frequently shrugged off.
?/5 - Haven't finished this yet, enjoying it so far.
5/5 - Excellent game. Emergent gameplay is awesome. Alice quotes are a little pretentious. BLITZKRIEG!!!
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