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I know how you like it GB, raw and to the point. So here it is, simply every game I've played this year that I can remember. There are spoilers, you've been warned.
2013 video games I've played
|Dead Space 3 This game was not the shit show certain people will have you believe. It was a weak Dead Space entry and all the combat scenarios were getting real tiresome by the end. Fighting a big zombie moon was as stupid as it was awesome. Not doing anything to stand out was this game's weakest point, otherwise it played well and had no glitches. I did play through this 3 times in a row so maybe I liked it more than other people....|
Well....the multiplayer was fun, but I can't remember a single thing about the campaign besides it freezing after you beat the final boss. Because of this stupid bug I had to beat the last boss 5 times...that shit is fucked. They improved on what was a solid but problematic multiplayer in Crysis 2. That's really all I can say about Crysis 3.
|Tomb Raider Honestly I was impressed by the first showing of this and was even ready to play the QTE interactive movie that was that E3 demo, but it was even better than I expected. It had a cool story, great set-pieces, good controls and fun puzzles. There aren't many things I can complain about here....hopefully Tomb Raider 2 has more tombs to raid.|
|Gears of War: Judgment I'm one of the few who actually likes the Baird character, so this was right up my alley. It's really different from gears 1-3 because it prioritizes score and single segments of campaign over a larger narrative story. All the shortcomings were a bummer (bad multiplayer suite) but I'd had my fill with Gears 3. If you can find this for cheap and you like Gears give this a try, just don't spend $60 on it.|
Having never played the first, I had no idea what I was getting into. Turns out Luigi's Mansion is one of the best Mario Spinoffs. It's so much fun to just explore every little secret in this game. There are some framerate issues here and there but it never affects the gameplay.
|BioShock Infinite This game....I don't care how wrote the whole "multiverse" premise was, it was still awesome. Guess what, Mass Effect 2 didn't exactly have the most original setting or plot, but it was still superb. Seeing baby Elizabeth's finger get severed because of Booker's bad decisions really hit me for some reason. This game was also way more fun to play than Bioshock, so there's hope that the next thing this studio makes will be even better in terms of gameplay.|
|Metro: Last Light I found Lenin's tomb in the post apocalyptic Red Square. Now imagine if they made a game on the scale of Fallout 3 set in Moscow where you could go anywhere and explore 860+ years of history.But I can't fault a game for not being what I want it to be. Luckily even if it is another Half-Life derivative shooter, it is still an amazing game. It looks great, it plays great and has an awesome story. One of the best games of the year.|
I never played RE4 so I can't hate on this game for being yet another failure to reproduce the magic of that game. I can however complain about how dumb the story is in this....like holy shit if there was a category for worst story, this would be up there.
Luckily the gameplay is solid, if you have a couple of podcasts lined up and want to shoot some zambies this could entertain you for a few hours.
I pretty much like everything codemasters has made this generation, but they've never been able to get me into the multiplayer in any of their games. Like every other game, I played the singleplayer to 100% completion and put this game away. It's almost sad in a way....hopefully one day they'll make a multiplayer racing game I'll enjoy.
I dunno, I haven't really finished this game yet so I can't speak too much about it....
Just fucking with ya, it's animal crossing ya'll. It's on the 3DS now. You're the mayor now. I really don't know what to say....
I guess it's cool I can go on that island and pay off my house in one beetle catching trip.
|Saints Row IV Talk about trying waaaay to hard to recreate a magical moment. This is the Marshall Mathers LP 2 of videogames.|
|The Bureau: XCOM Declassified It's like a more complex Mass Effect combat system with allies that are completely useless. I ended up liking this more than I should, but it simply isn't worth $60. Read up on the ending to this, it's maybe as dumb as the ending to Dead Space 3 (before DLC).|
I loved Conviction, but I feared that now Splinter Cell would never return to the days of Chaos Theory. Turns out I was wrong. It still doesn't have the suite of abilities that made Sam feel like an unstoppable badass in Chaos Theory but it's getting there. I was seriously scared that they would drop the ball like they did with GR: Future Soldier but they did good.
|Rayman Legends This is how you make a good 2D platformer. Getting stuck in a game like this because you're unable to beat a section is the worst! Also this is just super fun to play and look at. Oh and those musical levels are so amazing. I don't know if I can find a bad thing to say about this.... ...Okay when you finally get a million lums you get naked Rayman....talk about bullshit. In the words of Chief Keef: That's that shit I don't like!|
The fact that this game runs as well as it does on such ancient hardware is in itself an achievement. I still enjoyed the story in GTA 4 but the gameplay was so much better this time around; If I'm in the mood to just fuck around in a virtual city I'll grab this over GTA 4 any day. The story is nowhere near as good as some of the games Rockstar has been releasing recently but the gameplay is probably the best it has been yet.
|Pokémon X/Y This is the first pokemon game I really played fully, and I now see why it's so popular and addictive.It's pokemon yo. The new pokemon aren't (literally) garbage or ice cream cones anymore. Froakie is awesome, and getting a bike and XP share super early makes this so much better than the old pokemon games I've dabbled in.|
|Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag I started off hating this game. I felt duped. I promised myself I wouldn't fall for another Assassin's Creed and here I was tailing dudes, hiding and waiting for the little awareness circles to vanish. However after a couple of hours of blowing up forts, plundering ships, climbing towers and hunting animals I ended up falling back in love with this game. Its got just enough peripheral elements to make me less pissed about yet another "tail this guy" mission. I'm not big on pirates but I still like the setting, and by the end I really enjoyed the story of Edward Kenway.|
|Battlefield 4 Talk about disappointment. It's not even the fact that the game crashes every 30 mins. that bums me out, it's the fact that it's just Battlefield 3.1.1 and not actually Battlefield 4.This is an expansion pack to Battlefield 3. There I said it. I spent hundreds of hours playing BF3 and Bad Company 2, I don't want to play those games anymore.... I did however spend 10 hours playing Bad Company 2: Vietnam last week....which is....ironic?|
| Super Mario 3D World This is like the Crayon Pop of videogames. It's simple and fun. It doesn't ask much of you. Just sit back and enjoy the pretty pictures and fun platforming. What else do you need?Hey if watching |
This just isn't for me. I'm down to watch some heavy stuff when it comes to movies but I play games to have fun, and Last of Us is no fun.
"But that's the point!" is not a valid excuse that will suddenly make me like this game. By the time I had to shoot my way out of that hospital I felt like just giving up and watching the end on youtube.
It had some great characters and a solid narrative, but the fact that playing this felt like a chore really detracted from the overall experience. Also the story blew it's load in the intro. No other part of the story felt as poignant as that opening sequence.
It's been a solid year overall, maybe not as strong as 2007 through 2010 but still a strong showing of games. The 3DS had an amazing year as well, hopefully this trend continues.