I think Tomb Raider was a solid game. I had fun with it, and I think the thing I remember liking the most was how cool some of the environments looked. About to start my Dark Souls II playthrough right now!
Wow. Great job, great list. You really surprised me too. I thought for sure Metal gear, Saints Row, and Black Flag would be top 3 in some order so I was wrong again! That was by far the best Moosies ever and definitely worth the wait. And it only took me about 48 minutes to read it all. Oh, also I really like your write ups about the games and why you like them so I wished you had written more about Assassin's Creed but I appreciate the Muppets song.
I laughed when you said you felt bad for Luigi. Anyway, keep your head up! You aren't the only one struggling to find a job and you never know when your novel could take off and be a success. Who knows what's going to happen in life? I guess that is the scary part but also the really amazing part.