2012 Games I Played

Ordered by release date (not necessarily in order of purchase).

Comments Description:

Purchase Date - Date of purchase

Completion - 1-5 rating of completion:

  1. Booted up the game, maybe played the tutorial
  2. Played less than half (10%-50%)
  3. Played more than half (50%-90%)
  4. Beat the game (90%-100%)
  5. Made some attempt to go back and do stuff after beating the game

Finished - 1-5 rating of likelyhood that I will go back and play more - 1 no way, 5 playing it right now

Rating - 1-5 rating of satisfaction/enjoyment - 5 good, 1 bad

Note - Final thoughts related to the game

List items

  • Purchase Date: 9/18/2012

    Completion: 1

    Finished: 3

    Rating: N/A

    Note: Bought as Part of Indie Humble Bundle 6. Played the first level and it seemed fun. Need to play more.

  • Purchase Date: 1/25/2012<br>

    Completion: 2<br>

    Finished: 1<br>

    Rating: 2<br>

    Note: Too much arcade in my space combat. At least it was cheap.

  • Purchase Date: 1/31/2012<br>

    Completion: 3<br>

    Finished: 2<br>

    Rating: 3<br>

    Note: Story was nonsense (expected). Would have benefited from a more focused storyline.

  • Purchase Date: 11/2/2012<br>

    Completion: 1<br>

    Finished: 3<br>

    Rating: N/A<br>

    Note: Need to play more to give it a fair rating.

  • Purchase Date: 2/13/2012<br>

    Completion: 2<br>

    Finished: 1<br>

    Rating: 2<br>

    Note: Brutal difficulty encouraged me to re-load the same 5-minute encounter 20 times before I gave up and turned the game off forever. Lacked polish.

  • Purchase Date: 4/8/2012<br>

    Completion: 2<br>

    Finished: 1<br>

    Rating: 2<br>

    Note: I was pretty sure I wouldn't like this game, but the premise seemed too good to not check out. Gameplay was dense and unexciting.

  • Purchase Date: 2/23/2012<br>

    Completion: 4<br>

    Finished: 3<br>

    Rating: 5<br>

    Note: Fun multiplayer. Never was able to beat the final round. Someday!

  • Purchase Date: 2/24/2012<br>

    Completion: 2<br>

    Finished: 3<br>

    Rating: 3<br>

    Note: Decent platforming mechanics and pretty visuals. Didn't grab me like it seemed to do for everyone else.

  • Purchase Date: 11/19/2012<br>

    Completion: 2<br>

    Finished: 4<br>

    Rating: N/A<br>

    Note: Mechanics seem shallow, need to put more time in.

  • Purchase Date: 3/2/2012<br>

    Completion: 4<br>

    Finished: 2<br>

    Rating: 3<br>

    Note: Lost my attention before the last level. People who think this is the best game on the Vita are silly.

  • Purchase Date: 2/24/2012<br>

    Completion: 3<br>

    Finished: 3<br>

    Rating: 4<br>

    Note: Pleasantly surprised at the quality of this one. Game got stupid-hard half way through.

  • Purchase Date: 3/6/2012<br>

    Completion: 4<br>

    Finished: 1<br>

    Rating: 3<br>

    Note: Game was too short and too similar to previous games. It was still fun enough for me to stick through to the end, which is more I can say for a lot of games.

  • Purchase Date: 11/19/2012<br>

    Completion: 2<br>

    Finished: 3<br>

    Rating: N/A<br>

    Note: Got for free as part of PS+. Other than slow load times, seems like a decent handheld racer. I'd need to play more to give it a fair rating.

  • Purchase Date: 7/15/2012<br>

    Completion: 2<br>

    Finished: 1<br>

    Rating: 2<br>

    Note: I spent money to buy addons for a free game because they were on sale. I dont even particularly like flight sims. Lapse of judgement caused by Steam sales.

  • Purchase Date: 4/24/2012<br>

    Completion: 4<br>

    Finished: 1<br>

    Rating: 4<br>

    Note: Ending didn't send me into a spiral of despair and confusion as advertised. Thought the whole game was fine.

  • Purchase Date: 11/8/2012<br>

    Completion: 3<br>

    Finished: 5<br>

    Rating: 4<br>

    Note: Controls were finniky, but that's the only bad thing I can say about this game. Next time I boot up my 3DS, it'll probably be to finish this game.

  • Purchase Date: 5/1/2012<br>

    Completion: 2<br>

    Finished: 3<br>

    Rating: 4<br>

    Note: This game was solid and if it wasn't on the Wii, I would have played the crap out of it.

  • Purchase Date: 6/17/2012<br>

    Completion: 2<br>

    Finished: 3<br>

    Rating: 3<br>

    Note: This game had promise, but the skill progression was either too slow or too shallow and I lost interest pretty quickly. There's still a decent chance I'll get in a mood and boot this game back up.

  • Purchase Date: 8/17/2012<br>

    Completion: 2<br>

    Finished: 2<br>

    Rating: 3<br>

    Note: If this game was $40 and had a normal skill progression speed, I probably would have liked it a lot. I also probably would not have bought it. Catch 22 of a F2P.

  • Purchase Date: 4/20/2012<br>

    Completion: 4<br>

    Finished: 2<br>

    Rating: 4<br>

    Note: I wanted to go back in and get the rest of those cubes, but my 360 likes to freeze up on me when I'm really enjoying a game. This game was interesting, but I wouldn't say I had a good deal of "fun" while I was playing it. Maybe I just don't understand it.

  • Purchase Date: 6/26/2012<br>

    Completion: 5<br>

    Finished: 1<br>

    Rating: 4<br>

    Note: It's not a year of gaming unless there's a solid couple weeks of Disgea level grinding.

  • Purchase Date: 10/29/2012<br>

    Completion: 4<br>

    Finished: 1<br>

    Rating: 5<br>

    Note: Hey guys! This game's pretty good!

  • Purchase Date: 5/14/2012<br>

    Completion: 5<br>

    Finished: 4<br>

    Rating: 5<br>

    Note: Still playing this and having fun with it. The auction house system kind of ruined the loot grind, but the changes they're still making to the game continue to improve it.

  • Purchase Date: 6/16/2012<br>

    Completion: 2<br>

    Finished: 3<br>

    Rating: 4<br>

    Note: This game is fun. I want to keep playing it. Whenever I have some free time, I totally think "today's the day I put some more time into Dragon's Dogma..." And then I do something else. One day!

  • Purchase Date: 7/14/2012<br>

    Completion: 3<br>

    Finished: 3<br>

    Rating: 4<br>

    Note: If you've never played a Ys game, and you like isometric action-RPGs, pick this up. It's pretty great.

  • Purchase Date: 11/19/2012<br>

    Completion: 2<br>

    Finished: 5<br>

    Rating: 4<br>

    Note: I like this game's style. I'll definitely be playing more.

  • Purchase Date: 8/4/2012<br>

    Completion: 3<br>

    Finished: 2<br>

    Rating: 4<br>

    Note: Picked this up to scratch a space-strategy itch. Solid game and I could see someone putting hundreds of hours into it if they got into a groove.

  • Purchase Date: 9/13/2012<br>

    Completion: 4<br>

    Finished: 2<br>

    Rating: 4<br>

    Note: The 3DS system seller for me. The core campaign was enjoyable and I had fun with some of the dark notes. I could see myself playing more of this.

  • Purchase Date: 7/4/2012<br>

    Completion: 5<br>

    Finished: 2<br>

    Rating: 5<br>

    Note: Final boss is rough unless you look up how to beat him. Never had a dull moment with this game. Excellent.

  • Purchase Date: 8/1/2012<br>

    Completion: 3<br>

    Finished: 2<br>

    Rating: 3<br>

    Note: I only played this game solo. I bet if I played through with a friend, I would have finished it and had a lot more fun along the way.

  • Purchase Date: 9/10/2012<br>

    Completion: 5<br>

    Finished: 1<br>

    Rating: 5<br>

    Note: Better than it's predecessor in every way except story. I'm surprised and disappointed it didn't sell well.

  • Purchase Date: 9/21/2012<br>

    Completion: 5<br>

    Finished: 1<br>

    Rating: 5<br>

    Note: Fun, beautiful and surprisingly engaging.

  • Purchase Date: 11/12/2012<br>

    Completion: 1<br>

    Finished: 3<br>

    Rating: N/A<br>

    Note: Bought this as part of a buy 2 get 1 free 3DS deal. Hard to say how far I'll get into it since I'm already knee deep in New Super Mario Bros. U.

  • Purchase Date: 8/28/2012<br>

    Completion: 2<br>

    Finished: 1<br>

    Rating: 2<br>

    Note: This game isn't fun. Why are you playing it? (don't answer that, I don't care)

  • Purchase Date: 9/7/2012<br>

    Completion: 5<br>

    Finished: 1<br>

    Rating: 5<br>

    Note: This game is fantastic and everyone should play it. I don't care if your grandma balks at violence! Give her that gamepad!

  • Purchase Date: 9/16/2012<br>

    Completion: 5<br>

    Finished: 3<br>

    Rating: 5<br>

    Note: I've only beaten this game once on Easy, but I would enjoy going back in and hammering on Normal. Fun and original.

  • Purchase Date: 9/14/2012<br>

    Completion: 4<br>

    Finished: 1<br>

    Rating: 5<br>

    Note: Borderlands 1 also kind of overstayed it's welcome, but something compelled me to finish both games. Overall a polished and enjoyable experience.

  • Purchase Date: 9/21/2012<br>

    Completion: 1<br>

    Finished: 1<br>

    Rating: 2<br>

    Note: Put 100+ hours into Diablo 3 and I'm still enjoying it. Put 2 hours into this and have no intention of playing it again. Lacks the polish and intensity of its rival in every aspect.

  • Purchase Date: 9/25/2012<br>

    Completion: 3<br>

    Finished: 2<br>

    Rating: 5<br>

    Note: Novel and fun concept. Thrilling highs and devastating lows. Definitely worth your time and money.

  • Purchase Date: 10/14/2012<br>

    Completion: 5<br>

    Finished: 4<br>

    Rating: 5<br>

    Note: S ranked this game and I still want more. I don't usually go for DLC, but I'll make an exception for this magnificent game.

  • Purchase Date: 10/8/2012<br>

    Completion: 5<br>

    Finished: 4<br>

    Rating: 5<br>

    Note: My 2012 game of the year. Despite some minor bugginess, produced some of the most stressful and satisfying gameplay experiences all year.

  • Purchase Date: 11/24/2012<br>

    Completion: 4<br>

    Finished: 3<br>

    Rating: 4<br>

    Note: Any time the game strayed from the main "enter this building and kill everyone" formula, it suffered. Other than the boss battles and stealth sequences, this game was pretty good, if not a little light. Awesome soundtrack.

  • Purchase Date: 12/9/2012<br>

    Completion: 3<br>

    Finished: 4<br>

    Rating: 4<br>

    Note: Online crashed all the time on my PC (probably only my problem). This game was pretty solid.

  • Purchase Date: 11/9/2012<br>

    Completion: 1<br>

    Finished: 4<br>

    Rating: N/A<br>

    Note: For some reason I consistently buy and am disappointed by harvest moon games. Considering I played this one for about 90 minutes before I started playing something else, this entry isn't promising.

  • Purchase Date: 11/20/2012<br>

    Completion: 5<br>

    Finished: 2<br>

    Rating: 5<br>

    Note: Considering I dont play the new CoD every year (last one was MW2), I had a great time with this one. The single player campaign was the perfect length, and I played pretty much the whole thing on the Wii U gamepad. I havent dug into zombies or multiplayer, and I dont know if I will, but I had a great time with what I played.<br>

    (EDIT:) I re-bought this game for PC because I'd never play a competitive multi-player game on a console. I've already dug into getting all of the challenges in the campaign and I'm very much enjoying the team-deathmatch and gun game modes.

  • Purchase Date: 11/20/2012<br>

    Completion: 2<br>

    Finished: 4<br>

    Rating: 3<br>

    Note: It's a New Super Mario Bros. game. I like the addition of the Super Mario World like overworld.

  • Purchase Date: 11/20/2012<br>

    Completion: 1<br>

    Finished: 5<br>

    Rating: N/A<br>

    Note: Haven't taken this one out of the shrink wrap.

  • Purchase Date: 11/20/2012<br>

    Completion: 3<br>

    Finished: 5<br>

    Rating: 4<br>

    Note: This game may be a little too punishing. When I died in Dark Souls, I jumped back in to defeat whatever killed me. When I die in ZombiU, I turn the game off.

  • Purchase Date: 11/21/2012<br>

    Completion: 3<br>

    Finished: 5<br>

    Rating: 5<br>

    Note: All of the updates from the original version are positive changes to make the game more accessible and enjoyable. I've enjoyed the time I spent with Persona 3 and 4 on the PS2/PSP, but this may be the first Persona experience I actually complete.

  • Purchase Date: 11/20/2012<br>

    Completion: 2<br>

    Finished: 1<br>

    Rating: 3<br>

    Note: See my notes on Tribes: Ascend.

  • Purchase Date: 12/4/2012<br>

    Completion: 4<br>

    Finished: 1<br>

    Rating: 4<br>

    Note: Gameplay was shallow and repetitive. Story was okay.

  • Purchase Date: 12/16/2012<br>

    Completion: 2<br>

    Finished: 5<br>

    Rating: N/A<br>

    Note: Still Playing

  • Purchase Date: 12/18/2012<br>

    Completion: 2<br>

    Finished: 5<br>

    Rating: N/A<br>

    Note: Still Playing