I feel like such a tiny voice among thousands who are expressing the same thing, but thank you Ryan. You have and will continue to make me chuckle. Devastated when I heard the news but my memories of you will always be happy ones.
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First of all, I should probably give credit to DarkFury - whose blog template I have completely copy/pasted, as I loved his formatting.
Now I am really not a fan of "Game of the Year" discussions, as I believe that games can be played and enjoyed outside of the year they were created and the best game released between January and December is completely irrelevant. Look how many games are released in August compared to November to see how pointless a calendar year is as a measurement.
To be able to do this post, I admit I had to rush at the end of the year to be able to comfortably say I have played all I wanted to play to be able to make a definitive list. I failed to do this (see "Regrets" at the end of the post).
I also made the decision to omit Rayman Origins - which although was released this year on the Vita, the format I played it on - it is a direct port of a 2011 game. If it was on this list it would have probably come in first place, to be completely honest, which is why I mention it here.
Either way, I love a good gaming debate, so here is my Top 10 games of 2012!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Max Payne 3
FTL: Faster Than Light
The Walking Dead
Far Cry 3
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
I can't express how close the gap is between my 1st place and my 10th place here. I spend a long time tweaking the order of this list and simply had to stop somewhere. Even more heart wrenching were the games that didn't make it to the list at all, which I have decided to not even start naming - as there were too many. I'm clearly not very good at this listing business.
Regrets, I have a few...
There is a large list of games that I didn't get the opportunity to play this year, but these are the ones that tear away at my soul with guilt, as I should have played them before the year was done. This should give you an idea of the games that were intentionally omitted from my Top 10 - or were ignored completely.
In no particular order:
UFC Undisputed 3
Yakuza: Dead Souls
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Thirty Flights of Loving
@RIDEBIRD: OK, I'm going to do some reading before I make a purchase. I'm going to look into the i5 option.
I'll post the machine I finally settle on here. Thanks for being insistent and thanks for that link too.
Every single person who posted here, regardless of what you said - you are AWESOME. Thank you so much everyone.
I'm going to go with the processor/RAM upgrade and wait and see what happens with GPUs in the next 18 months. I probably won't go SLI, I just never fancied getting 2 cards, no good reason for it.
@Hunkulese: Thanks for the detail in your post. I actually play a lot of Civ 5 and will definitely play a lot of SimCity, so I think I will go with the i7. Thanks!
Hi folks, I'm hoping I can get some purchase advice, or even stir up debate as to what I should buy (I can only get one or the other and they are around the same price):
3rd Gen Intel i7 (3.5Ghz), 16GB RAM, decent motherboard
My current system is:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4Ghz), 4GB RAM, GeForce 480GTX, NVIDIA NFORCE 780i mobo, SSD for my OS and basic apps
The machine is absolutely a games machine. Battlefield 3 and high end games like that, you know the deal. Thanks!
Sorry, I didn't realise there was a thread dedicated to this sort of request.
Either way, thanks @SeriouslyNow - that's the one!!
This is killing me. I'm trying to remember the name of a platform game that was on the Amiga 500 (well, that was the hardware I had).
Levels involved you starting at the bottom of a tower, making your way upwards. The way the levels 'scrolled' was unique at the time, because you were walking *around* the tower, so as you progressed from left-to-right, the level was actually rotating anti-clockwise. Fez randomly reminded me of this games existence and forgetting it is making my head hurt. I don't remember it being a fantastic game, but opinions vary...
Would love it if somebody got this.
Another indy project - 'UFHO2' saw a significant increase in donations after this happened. There is a good chance Double Fine actually raised the profile of Kickstarter a bit and there could be a positive impact on smaller developers who are looking for a similar way to fund their game...
While the Double Fine game reaching its goal on Kickstarter is making all the headlines, I thought it would be cool to highlight another title which is coming really close to NOT achieving its goal of $10,000.
It features characters from games such as World of Goo, BIT.TRIP and The Gish. It would be a real shame to see this not get made and I thought it would be really up the alley of the Giant Bomb community. No I am not working for the team, before you all ask :P