It's that time of year AGAIN! It seems like a yearly cycle or something where we all get together and make lists as if our opinions mattered or something!
Well, my fucking opinion matters, so I'm doing this again! IT'S GAME OF THE YEAR TIME!
In the past two years, I did Top 25 lists...because fuck Top 10 lists. This year, I'm doing a Top 10 list...because fuck Carpal Tunnel.
I know you all wait in hot anticipation every year for me to pop the cherry on the Game of the Year lists. FRET NOT, for I am right on time this year as well! I've been keeping a running list all year long of what games I felt really defined 2012 as a banner year for gaming. In the past, my choices have been a bit unconventional. For example:
2009 - I picked Assassin's Creed II while the rest of the world was getting down on Uncharted 2.
2010 - I picked Bayonetta when everyone was singing praises of Red Dead Redemption and Mass Effect 2.
2011 - I picked Bastion while the world was swooning over Saints Row The Third and Skyrim.
My picks aren't unconventional just to be unconventional. They are based on what I personally played over the year. In essence, it means this list will have some things that aren't even considered, like Journey and Far Cry 3 (which I'm sure as fantastic games). It's not the end-all be-all of Game of the Year lists. Actually, it is. It totally is. I'm sorry for telling you otherwise.
Anyways, enough babbling. LET THE LIST COMMENCE!