Best of 2013

Relevant platforms I have access to:

  • Microsoft Xbox 360
  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Nintendo Wii
  • PC
  • Sony PlayStation 3
  • Sony PlayStation Vita

Games likely to be added once I've played through them (unless they aren't released this year or they just suck):

  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Notable add-ons of 2013 I've played this year:

  • BioShock Infinite's "Burial at Sea - Episode 1"
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's "Dragonborn" (PC version)
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening's "Future Past"
  • Mass Effect 3's "The Citadel"
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies' "Special Episode"
  • Sid Meier's Civilization V's "Brave New World"

Cut (in order of arbitrary enjoyment, but Ni no Kuni is definitely the worst 2013 game I've played this year):

  • Divekick - 4/5
  • The Last of Us - 4/5
  • The Room Two - 4/5
  • BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien - 4/5
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon - 4/5
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail (PC version) - 4/5
  • Ibb & Obb - in progress/5
  • Dead Space 3 - 3/5
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch - 3/5

"Notable" "missing" games:

  • PS4 or Xbox One launch title - I don't have either platform to play them with.
  • Tearaway - Not a fan of Media Molecule's games.
  • Gone Home - Despite being "spoiled," I don't care enough to "play" this game. I somewhat appreciate what it's doing for the medium, like The Last of Us, in any case.
  • The Stanley Parable - Just no interest.
  • Super Mario 3D World - "It's another Mario game."
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - Indie darlings have a strong chance to disappoint me in regard to their gameplay (examples include Limbo and Braid; Bastion and Super Meat Boy, however, were great because they were so fun to play), so sorry, Brad. Unfair? Very much.
  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - I'm done with "Assassin's Creed," at least for a while.
  • Saints Row IV - The Third was enough Saints Row to last a lifetime.
  • Beyond: Two Souls - I'd rather watch someone else play through it, and even then I'd want it to be one hell of a reckless playthrough.
  • Rayman Legends - It's tough for me these days to be excited for any primarily platforming-focused game.
  • Dota 2 - Even though it demands a different mindset, the camera view and "clicky" nature of these games remind me of how boring Diablo-esque games are to me. Couldn't even get through the tutorial.


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