Best of 2013
What a season, what a season! Perhaps not, actually, but 2013 certainly had its fair share of sizable releases to make it a very interesting year. Therefore, IT IS TIME FOR MY FIFTH ANNUAL GAME OF THE YEAR SPECTACULAR OF THE YEAR... LIST. Despite some unfortunate events surrounding this website in 2013, there is still a good range of vidja games to categorise in a list type manner. With a PlayStation 4 now in my possession and the whole "major exam" stuff out of the way, here's to 2014 (unless more DOTA 2 renders me unable to play anything else every again)! But for now, time to look at the year that was. (I'm not gonna count Kentucky Route Zero as having come out this year, but if I did, that game would FOR SURE be on the list. Same applies to A Wolf Among Us but that game probably wouldn't make the top 10 regardless).
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - I have not finished this yet but this has been a fine showcase for the PS4/next-gen systems. It is certainly a bunch of fun, despite me having a bit of an aversion to some of AC's mechanics. Y'arr.
Guacamelee! - Fun. Good ol' fun. I love me a Metroidvania (ugh) game and this one is a bundle of fun, bad meme jokes aside.
Papers, Please - A very solid #11 for sure. Papers, Please is near revolutionary in its mechanics. It is the sort of originality that shines through during this age of indie games. This one will be remembered for years and misses out on my list due to the fact I did not play a huge amount of the Steam release (even if it's grinding gameplay is the point of the experience).
Antichamber - I love a good puzzle game (so kudos to The Swapper) but this also just misses out on the list. There is some incredibly original stuff packed into this game, another example of some of the creativity out there in games today. I waited several years to play it and it was certainly enjoyable when I got the chance.