Well, you know what they say. Another year, another... year. I guess.
As per usual, my pc-bound gaming and late-to-the-party purchase decisions leaves me with a few difficulties in making a top 10 list for the games I've played this year. There are a few games that I feel would have strong possibilities of making this list, but they've come out too recently, are too pricey, or simply are too difficult for my pc to handle. Far Cry 3 is chiefly the game I'm referring to.
For the most part, every game I've spent a significant amount of time playing is on this list. I don't play games long if I don't like them and I usually wait for price drops before making purchases, so even though I don't play many games I usually am confident in the quality of the games I do. There are 2 notable exceptions to this rule. I played both Diablo 3 and Max Payne 3, I played them both because of a significant interest on my part in their series. They were both disappointing to me and, looking back on the time I've played them, I cannot recommend them or say that they were positive experiences. Max Payne 3 was possessed with a very grim and mottled story that was unsaved by humor or pulp. Diablo 3 was an unenjoyable grind with no notable payoff or satisfaction, also hindered by a weightless narrative.
So now that those introductions are done, on to the list!