Best of 2012

Notable omissions:

  • Darksiders II. Very disappointing game, very little sense of direction in both story and design. Especially disappointing considering how much I liked the first Darksiders.
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star. The first two Paper Mario games are two of my favourite games of all time. This game was the reason I got a 3DS last year. Everything I've heard about the game in the last months leading up to its release have made me want to play it less. Absence of partners, absence of notable side-characters, absence of lasting new powers, absence of experience, absence of a story (apparently), one-time use nature of stickers, level-based structure. Removing so many elements that made the previous games great and not at least replacing them with something new makes me just not want to play it any more, at least not yet.

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