Soul of the mind, key to life's ether... The lack of Maiden in Black is a big part of why I don't actually prefer Dark over Demon's. But the improvements to multiplayer, the absolutely insane enemy swarming, friendlier loot burdens, open world feel, and continued surges of satisfaction when goals are accomplished are amazing. And From's patching has improved everything from balance to better soul farming. Check out Justin McElroy's Anor Londo song and maybe you'll get it. :) Failure has never been so satisfying.
Reading the "This is That Part" achievement description is very likely the single funniest moment I experienced in a 2011 video game. Even without that, Portal 2 wins solely on single player characterization and mechanics. I haven't bought a single hat (yet). Also doubling up PS3 & PC retail keys made it an excellent value. Thanks Valve.
Winner for my best "Sky" game of 2011, because we didn't get another Crimson Skies release. :( I bought Skyrim on the 25th in a Steam sale, so I've played about 12 hours of it so far, enjoying my Khajiit Thief. But I still see a lot more Oblivion tropes under the surface, rather than the things I love about Fallout, especially comedy. So I can't elevate it much higher than seventh, even though it will be well over 100 hours of epicness. I might give Dragon Punching a try.
I took a break from Minecraft while it (and Mojang) sorted themselves out during the Beta phase. Roughly from the introduction of pistons and achievements to the final throes of 1.7, it just wasn't all that interesting in Single Player; until new blocks and mechanics gave us more than just stone slabs and glass cubes for decoration. Now (undeniably thanks to Terraria) with more blocks, enchanting, better mobs, better food, and the LIVELY magic of Painterly textures, it's a terrific product WITH AN ENDING. Also the Whiskey Media Minecraft Server is gobs of fun. Join us won't you?
I have not leapt in day-one to a MMO since Galaxies (that's 2003 for you WoW kids). So now instead of a Bothan Tailor I can be a synthweaving blind Jedi in a Bothan guild. I'll take it, but who can I marry and share property with??? Hold my hand...
He was fat back cat cool like a Friday afternoon martini, chillin' at a quarter after 5. Twist of lime, Coke on the side. The brother loved the high life. Had a Ph.D. in street stride. They called him 'The Jackal'.
He was big Mack daddy super black stylin' a diamonds in the back Cadillac.
Fur-lined boards, white wall wheels, cruise control, built for speed, chrome on evray-thang. And stereophonic speakers, though he really didn't need them.
My 2011's 2010 GOTY. I'm still wrapping up all the achievements in FNV, and didn't want to dive into Skyrim too much beforehand. No one man should have that much Bethesda. Right now I'm enjoying Old World Blues quite a bit, except for the combat and traversal. You know how it is. Also that damn Tron suit used all my Stimpacks. Chatty bitch.
My 2011's 2010 MMOOTY. (MMORPGOOTY?) Anyone who cares about STO would probably call me a nutcase for liking what Cryptic & Perfect World have/haven't done with STO this year. Frankly this game is orders of magnitude better now than it was at launch. As a newcomer who paid $5 for a retail key and $60 in subscriptions for 250 hours of playtime, it's a pretty, pretty game, and I would put the fun of space combat up against any other entry in the franchise. Season 4 and 5 are gamechangers, and despite how much people complain in the forums, there are still a ton of people playing – because what else are you gonna do with a lifetime sub – and F2P will open the floodgates even more. I think 2012 will be pretty good to this game. Hell, just having a dev team and a budget again is a pretty big plus. Fuck InfogrAtari.