Best of 2010
JohngPR: Best of 2010
JohngPR: Best of 2010
It was hard to choose between ME2 and RDR, but ultimately I chose RDR because it went from a game I only got because I was talked into it (for the multiplayer), to being of the best experiences I had with a game last year. The characters, gameplay, and awesome ending really set it apart from most games of 2010.
Mass Effect 2 took almost every negative from Mass Effect 1 and turned it into a positive. Bioware created a fully realized sci fi universe here that's as deep and interesting as any universe before it.
More of a single player campaign than I initially anticipated, ACB took everything I loved from ACII and added your very own band of bad ass assassin's to your arsenal. Add to that a satisfying and unique multiplayer mode and you have yourself one of my favorite games of 2010.
Nothing is true, everything is permitted.
God of War III sports one of the most amazing openings to any game I've played. Although the ending left fans polarized, the brutal gameplay, visual fidelity, and cool boss battles make this one of my favorites from last year.
Yea, that's right a sports game. NBA 2K11 is my WOW, my Start Craft II...the game I'll continue to play all year round. Updated gameplay, graphics, well pretty much everything really make this one of the best sports games I've played, period.
It was a toss up for me for best Wii between this and Donkey Kong Country Returns. You can pretty much flip a coin as to which game was my favorite of the two. Ultimately, it’s amazing what Super Mario Galaxy 2 does in a 3D space, so that nudges it over Donkey Kong Country. Between SMG2, Kirby, and DK, 2010 was an awesome year for Nintendo platformers and I couldn’t be happier about that.
Retro is in rare form (see what I did there?) with DKCR. A sequel that takes the best things about the original and adds new wrinkles, this game is a (barrel) blast to play through. I also like the fact that they didn't skimp on the difficulty. It provides enough of a challenge to keep things fun, which is something that Kirby lacked.
I love the fact that Platinum Games developed a game and didn't give a shit whether you liked it or not. Seeing a developer fully express their creative freedom is very rare these days so I can appreciate when a game with that ambition comes along. Bayonetta (the game) is equals parts fast, fun, and bat shit insane.
Despite its problems, Heavy Rain was successful in bringing adventure games away from their text based roots and into the next generation.
This game is the mature Zelda you'll never get from Nintendo. Although it really didn't do anything original necessarily, Darksiders did manage to combine a bunch of different gameplay aspects into one satisfying experience.
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