Best of 2010
Mnemoidian: Best of 2010
Mnemoidian: Best of 2010
No other game has managed the level of suspension of disbelief, and no single-player game has come close to me spending this much time on. I can't imagine a better choice for Game of the Year 2010.
Ubisoft has succeeded with something amazing here - while Assassins Creed: Brotherhood can hardly be described without using a synonym for "Cash out" - it does so without subtracting from the franchise - it actually adds to it. But it's a fine line - and the multiplayer, as interesting as it is, walks that line very carefully. For what it's worth, though - I'm looking forward to Assassin Wars/Control and Assassins Creed 3. It should be a good ride. (And, dude, wtf, at that end!)
The moment I saw that first TGS 2008 trailer, I KNEW I had to play this game. Bayonetta may be highly sexualized, but I don't think she's disrespectful to women. If anything she's a rolemodel. An extremely independant woman who is part of a Matriarchial society pretty much running the world? :P
Zelda derivative? Sure! But like everyone says - it's the Zelda game a lot of the grown ups have been clamoring for - a lot darker with almost God of War-like combo systems. Very nice.
Also, the way the game ended "Not alone...", was so awesome. Best game end of 2010? Quite possible!
Super pumped for the sequel!
Man! Maaan! SMB is insanely crazy! I love it! I'll NEVER finish it, but I love it.
Unique, memorable, even if the twist is a bit cheap, it did blindside me.
Even though the multiplayer is completely busted (to this day, I have not been able to play online games with any friends), I really enjoyed Splinter Cell: Conviction's singleplayer campaign, to the point where I think it would be a shame not to list it here.
Didn't try it single-player, but it was a co-op delight!
Starcraft 2 is, to me, like all Blizzard games - among the games with the highest production value, the most little hidden touches, but... ultimately, there's just something derivative about them. Don't get me wrong, I think that Blizzard is one of the most amazing developers in existance - and I think it's probably a great place to work. Just... I often find that I easily get bored of most of their games - Diablo 1 and Diablo 2 are so similar that by the time Diablo 2 came out - I felt that I had had my fill of Diablo 2 before the game was out. Unfortunately, despite the fact that Starcraft 2 is so beautiful, it really doesn't feel like a lot has happened in the last 12 years. Of course, another beef I have with Wings of Liberty, in particular, is the single player campaign - which I found was extremely unfullfilling - it felt like a third of a story... like a big huge "TO BE CONTINUED", a third through a good book.
Despite all that, it's hard to make a Game of the Year 2010 list without including Starcraft 2 - that's how good it is. And how good Blizzard is.
Civ 5 has a strange place for me - on the one hand, it's a great game with a lot of innovations over Civ 4. On the other hand, it's exactly the same game again - with a couple of features missing (which were added in addons!) from the "definitive version of Civ 4", making it feel a bit lackluster compared to it's older sibling.
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