GOTY 2012

This year has been an interesting year for me and gaming. I sold all my consoles except for my PS3 and purchased a Vita, so this has largely been a multiplatform/Sony kind of year for me. I'll edit this a little later and add some Honorable Mentions as well.

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  • I had the original Persona 4 back when it came out, but I never got to finish it due to college and having way less free time than I had back in high school. So it's really nice to be able to play (and finish) this classic on the Vita. All the bonus stuff is great too, and is absolutely a must have if you plan to purchase a Vita in the future.

  • What can I say that hasn't already been said about this game? I really did come to like almost all of the characters in this series, and felt terrible about some of the choices that had to be made. Though there are quite a few technical issues (I actually started on the PS3 and had to start over, then finish the game on the PC) it is absolutely worth the risks to play through this game, but don't rush it all in one day unless you want to feel severely depressed.

  • Hilarious game made better with co-op. Had a blast with this game as well playing through it as Axton. I'll have to make time in 2013 to play through it with other characters to change some things up a bit.

  • Great fighting game that's not too complex. It's also nice to have a short continuation of Persona 4's story and to have a bit of a reunion with a few of Persona 3's characters as well.

  • I'll admit, I'm not a big fan of the LBP franchise. The first game was pretty good, the second one didn't really grab me, and I barely played the PSP release. So it came as a huge shock that I really enjoyed the demo for this and the full release has been a blast to play through as well. Easily the best game in the franchise so far.

  • Loved the first game, and the second didn't disappoint either. As soon as I finished the game the first time, I immediately started a second playthrough. it's a shame my PS3 messed up shortly after this and I lost my save.

  • This was actually a PlayStation Plus freebie for me. It's been really fun so far, and I like how parts of the story are shown through comic book panels. And it's just really fun to fly through the air with Kat's gravity powers.

  • I loved the way just about everything in this game helped to make an excellent soundtrack, and the user created levels are fun as well.

  • It's another great game in the Tales franchise. Sure the story has a bunch of anime cliches, but I didn't mind at all.

  • Been playing as an Engineer, it's a real shame this launched with quite a few online issues or it may have been higher on the list.