GOTY 2012

This is my Game of the Year list for 2012.

List items

  • It took far too long to reach North America, but the wait was worth it.

  • A fun game with an excellent story and wonderful characters that does the original NES game more justice than it could have possibly deserved.

  • Who would have thought that a fighting game sequel to an RPG would feature such an amazing story and such a fun fighting system?

  • A Final Fantasy rhythm game with classic tracks and beautiful design.

  • The last major Wii release in North America turned out to be one of the console's best.

  • While it may largely be a QTE-driven anime in video game form, that doesn't make Asura's Wrath any less entertaining in its own right. The game does what it sets out to do with aplomb.

  • Pokemon and Nobunaga's Ambition? Together? Who would have thought something so crazy could result in something so fun.

  • Specifically the Wii U version. Easily one of the best Warriors games to date.

  • A fun, hilarious revival of the series with great music and a terrific villain. What more could I want out of it?

  • Visual Novels don't come to North America in an official capacity very often, but Hakuoki is a quality entry in the genre.