wemibelec90's forum posts

#1 Edited by wemibelec90 (1877 posts) -

It's fun to do my own personal lists--a way to reflect on what I've played and the things I enjoyed the most. It's also fun to listen to the GB podcasts and hear them argue out the points and come to some kind of consensus in the end. Some of the fights in past years have been hilarious to listen to, even if I don't really care about the results.

As for caring about what other people think about games of the year? I've never really cared about that. It's fun to hear about other people's tastes, particularly when they can explain why they made those choices eloquently, but I don't feel any need for validation. Enjoying it without any amount of debate or frustration that your picks aren't your favored website's picks is the key.

#2 Posted by wemibelec90 (1877 posts) -

After playing Lightning Returns in March, I didn't even consider another game would top it for the rest of the year. I was right.

#3 Posted by wemibelec90 (1877 posts) -

Those other people aren't wrong; they just have another opinion from you.

#4 Edited by wemibelec90 (1877 posts) -

Guitar Hero absolutely had a positive effect on my music interests. For one, it exposed me to a bunch of great older bands I wouldn't have otherwise heard, many of which I still enjoy today. Mostly though, it just got me interested in the idea of music as something to put time into, other than just hearing it on the radio. My interest in KPOP and JPOP (and my thread on it) are directly a result of my original love of GH, as weird as that may sound.

#5 Edited by wemibelec90 (1877 posts) -

@jimbo said:

lol @ 'living, breathing world'.

No kidding. One of the most empty feeling game worlds I've ever seen.

#6 Posted by wemibelec90 (1877 posts) -

Lots actually. It was a good year for getting around to things I've put off for WAY too long.

  • Nier
  • nearly all of the older Ys games
  • Persona 2: innocent Sin
  • Legend of Grimrock
  • The Room
  • Final Fantasy VIII, IX, XII, and XIII-2
  • Ghost Trick
  • Hotline Miami
  • Another World
  • Marc Ecko's Getting Up
  • I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
  • the entire Soul Reaver series
  • Miasmata
  • Parasite Eve
  • Freedom Fighters
  • Sanitarium
  • Master Reboot
  • Year Walk
  • Mars: War Logs
  • my entire October (Clock Tower PS1, Clock Tower 3, Silent Hill 4, Rule of Rose, Haunting Ground, Fatal Frame III)
  • Baldur's Gate
#7 Posted by wemibelec90 (1877 posts) -

It will be on mine. Would be quite surprised if it didn't get mentioned on the GB stuff. It may just be a factor of coming out earlier in the year and being a low-profile enough game that people are forgetting about it.

#8 Posted by wemibelec90 (1877 posts) -

A great list. I would personally vouch for the first Project Diva f game, but mostly just because I find its soundtrack SO MUCH better than the second. I'm probably as big a fan of DA:O as you, but I can't agree on what I've played of Inquisition. The world feels so empty and meaningless and the combat is boring, making it hard to get more of the story and characters (which are admittedly quite great). I fully intend to play Senran Kagura after I play the original on 3DS. FFXIV is a pretty damn fine MMO; sadly, WoW still has my heart in that genre and it won't let go.

I think you know my feelings on LR by this point; I'm quite happy to see it at the top of another person's list. Nothing else from this year has even come close to being so good as a complete product--story, combat, characters, music, everything. I CANNOT wait for the PC version so I can play it again. In the meantime, I'll just have to settle for 13 (with some annoyance) and 13-2 (which is nearly as good).

#9 Posted by wemibelec90 (1877 posts) -

@demoskinos said:

Lightning Returns forever.

I will fight this fight with you.

Shadow of Mordor was fun to play, but the Nemesis system didn't impress me nearly as much as everyone else. Maybe because I rarely died or had chances for it to feel meaningful. Also, it's Lord of the Rings-based, so it already is pretty meh.

#10 Posted by wemibelec90 (1877 posts) -

Replaying FF13. Want to get all the achievements in the PC version before moving to the (wildly better) sequel. Probably some more Warlords of Draenor to pass the time.