10. Resident Evil 6
RE6 is the definition of a love it or hate it game. Some people claim it tarnished the RE name which is pure idiocracy since RE4 started the whole formula of changing RE, which btw the last "true" RE game was back in 2002, no use in beating a dead horse the last decade, ether accept the changes or move on. The only two thingsthat annoyed me in RE6 was the last boss for Leon and Jakes campaign was pretty dull, thankfully Chris and Leons campaign were pretty decent.
9. Dragon's Dogma
Capcoms answer to The Elderscrolls games, this is a good example of East meets West in video game design and genre. I applaud you Capcom for giving a crack at WRPG fantasy.
8. Spec Ops The Line
One of the most over looked TPS this gen, this game will make you question the morals of being a soldier. The gameplay is a hit or miss, also if you are one of the few people who played Spec Ops on the playstation 1, have no fear this game is leagues better than those.
7. Sleeping Dogs
Square-Enix proves they aren't a total loss, taking a crack at the sand box genre that R* has reigned supreme in they do a pretty good job with Sleeping Dogs which is a nice change in scenery looking into Asian culture instead of the Western culture GTA is known for.
6. Hotline Miami
Best $10 game ever, seriously a nice throw back to 8 bit games with electronic soundtrack that is just as good as the game itself.
5. The Walking Dead
One of the best art styles I've seen a game to date, not to mention 2 of the best character duos I've ever seen in a game Lee and Clementine, which made me the ultimate guardian angel of this 8 year old girl, I made it my goal to keep her safe from zombies and the human scumbags that are left in the world.
4. Lego The Lord of The Rings
I've never cared for the Lego games but Lego Lotr does something that just pulls me in with the voice overs from the actual Lotr films and a few comedic moments that make you giggle.
3. Mass Effect 3
One of the most depressing games I've played being a gamer (The Walking Dead is up there as well), the past 5 Years I've loved every moment molding my John Shepard into the ideal Commander, the ending was not the send off I wanted but the game made you realize what would happen if you got attached to a character you love.
2. Xcom Enemy Unknown
Never played the original but Enemy Unknown is such an outstanding strategy game, and I'm very picky when it comes down to these type of games.
1. Far Cry 3 (my 2012 goty)
The return of one of my fav FPS series (check), an amazing open world FPS (check), freaky villain named Vaas (check), a FPS protagonist that actually speaks and has character (check), awesome bow killing (check), sharks (chec...wait I hate sharks).
Honorable mentions: Max Payne 3, FTL, Legend of Grimrock, DayZ (mod), Borderlands 2, Kid Icarus Uprising, Resident Evil Revelations, Mark of The Ninja, Planetside 2, Fallen Enchantress, Guild Wars 2 and Binary Domain.
Top 5 disappointments of 2012:
2. Torchlight 2 tied with Diablo 3
3. DMC and Aliens Colonial Marines getting pushed to 2013
4. No release date for FF VS 13 (still...)
5. Still no info on Half Life 3/ Half Life 2 ep 3
With the end of this gen almost coming to an end we've had an awesome 2011, an awesome 2012 so what about 2013?. I can tell you 2013 is gonna be one hell of a year for gamers, in fact it's not gonna pull punches ether since the first 3 months of 2013 is gonna be a disaster for my wallet.
Let's take a look at 2013 shall we (from what we know, games can be canceled or pushed back at any moment). This is only a PARTIAL LIST, of course I'm gonna miss out a few games in this list and of course games will be mentioned from devs as the year goes on.
Starcraft 2 Heart of the Swarm- March 12 2013 (pc)
Those of you who know about Starcraft, well here's the first "expansion" for SC2, if you don't know about Starcraft I suggest you look into it.
Dota 2- still TBA (pc), was supposed to come out in 2012 but so far it doesn't look like it will make a 2012 release since there's 18 days left in the year
I find moba games a hit or miss, it's one of those genres that can be fun but honestly take way too long to finish a round in moba games. Since I've been following Dota 2 it has that art style that makes it stand out compared to other moba style games. Did I mention it's free?.
DMC- Jan 15 2013 (multiplat)
Well here's the reboot to the series Devil May Cry, yes some people are QQing that they changed Dantes look which in honestly I'm with the other half of the fan base and I like his new look. After trying out the demo I have to say my doubts about the gameplay have been expunged..
Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch- Jan 22 2013 (ps3)
Well we get our first taste of a JRPG not to far into 2013, in fact it comes out the first month of 2013. Going by the demo I was 50/50 with the game. It seems to me this game will get better as it goes on which might be a turn off for some people. Anyways if you need to sink your teeth into a JRPG (a good one) this might be your saving grace.
Aliens Colonial Marines- Feb 12 2013 (multiplat)
Remember the movie Aliens?, if you don't then I'm gonna stop talking to you. Aliens CM takes place 17 weeks after the events of the movie Aliens, one of the best Sci-Fi movies of all time. Time to scream Game Over Man!!! during my play through of the game in 2 months.
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance- Feb 19 2013 (multiplat)
What do you get when Vanquish creators get a hold of a Metal Gear game, well we've seen the gameplay trailers and if you want to slice up grunts,cyborgs and metal gear rex/rays then Bring it!!!.
Tomb Raider- March 5 2013 (multiplat)
If you don't know about Tomb Raider or Lara Croft you've lived a shelterd life. The reboot/remake looks like it can give Lara the breath of life she needs.
Other games that will put a damper on that wallet in 2013
Dead Space 3,God of War Ascension, Beyond 2 Souls,Deadpool, Bioshock Infinite, South Park The Stick of Truth, GTA V, Crysis 3, Remember Me, Metro Last Light, Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2, Anarchy Reigns, Geow Judgment, Arma 3, DayZ (stand alone), Neverwinter, The Last of Us.
Possible Games to come out in 2013
Dragon Age 3,FF VS 13 (doubt it),MGS Ground Zero, Dark Souls 2.
Again this is not a full list of games that come out in 2013
Well it's almost that time of year so if you're thinking what games you want to buy this holiday here's a helpful list of games that came out this year.
Mass Effect 3 (PS3,360 and Wii-U)- If you liked Mass Effect 1 and 2, love sci-fi wrpgs or a fan of Bioware this game is right for you.
Max Payne 3(PS3,360,PC)- If you liked last gens Max Payne and Max Payne 2, love TPS (third person shooters) or a fan of R* this is one of their best games to date.
Dragon's Dogma(PS3,360)- If you liked games like Skyrim and Capcoms Monster Hunter this a fine combination of the two.
Borderlands 2(PS3,360,PC)- Remember Borderlands 1?, well here is the sequel and if you enjoyed the first one well Borderlands 2 does everything better than the first game.
Dishonored(PS3,360,PC)- A few years ago a game named Bioshock came out, if you remember Bioshock, Dishonored pretty much plays like Bioshock (minus the under water city thing).
Hotline Miami (PC/Steam)- Combine a gorgeous looking 8 bit top down shooter, 1980's electro soundtrack then you got a game like Hotline Miami, which if you liked Super Meat Boy you might enjoy Hotline Miami.
Assassin's Creed 3(PS3,360,PC)- If you played any Assassin's Creed game this gen then well you know how AC3 plays, if you haven't played any AC game yet, don't start with AC3 even though it's the best AC game in the series, it's just....don't start with AC3 or you will miss out a lot of what's going on in the story.
Sleeping Dogs(PS3,360,PC)- If you want a sim game about dogs sleeping...I'm just kidding, Sleeping Dogs is a combination of GTA,Yakuza and the Batman Arkham games which is honestly a nice combination if I say so myself.
Resident Evil 6(PS3,360)- Remember RE5? well RE6 is pretty much RE5 except it does things a lot better and a lot worse than RE5, you might have heard the amount of hate RE6 has gotten and I have to say do you always trust what people say over the internet?. If you look at the review there's 20 something above avg reviews, 20 something avg reviews and only 6 ish reviews people saying it's an awful game. I'll keep it simple if you liked RE5 and you've come to peace that RE isn't survival horror as it once was then give this game a try, which btw takes around 30 hours to complete which is very long for a RE game.
Planetside 2(PC/Steam)- As I'm writing this, Planetside 2 is 14 hours tell it unlocks on Steam. If you're a fan of massive online MP FPS then this game is for you, did I mention it's free??? go DL it now.
The Witcher 2(360 this year,PC last year)- If you don't have a PC that can run TW2 and you have a 360, buy this game. If you remotely enjoy WRPG's and you haven't played TW2 then you are missing out BIG TIME!.
Torchlight 2(PC/Steam)- If Diablo 3 didn't fix your lust for collecting gear,loot and legendary items then a game made some of the original devs of Diablo 2 in Torchlight 2 should scratch that itch for you.
Diablo 3(PC)- D3 might have started off slow although in recent months patches are continuously coming out to add life to D3, so if you want to spend endless hours of gearing up your character then D3 will fix that for you.
Mass Effect trilogy(PS3)- The Mass Effect trilogy is finally coming to the PS3 this holiday, so if you missed out on ME1 on the 360 then pick up the trilogy asap for PS3.
The WarZ(PC)- The game is in alpha/beta atm which you can actually buy the game right now, play alpha/beta tell it goes golden which you don't have to buy the game once it comes out since you already bought the game. If you're a fan of the Arma 2 mod DayZ or a fan of survival horror games then this game is for you.
Hopefully this list helps you out this holiday season on what to buy/play. I only listed games that I ether played,bought or spent a few moments with so there could be still some games out there that could satisfy your gamer lust.
Well I finally got done with my sig (which I've think I've done around 6 before going with one lol), new profile banner and blog header.
Dinged lvl 58 on GS as well, skipped lvl 57 in less than a day cause of the lvl glitch so I'm perfectly fine with that lol . Here's hoping I can skip 59 in the near future!!.
Well I've reached lvl 49 on GS (thought I would have been banned by now lol) and I've reached over 14,000 posts since my debut here in 2005.
Also I noticed I've had a Deviantart account for 2 years...and now I've just started to add my artwork/sigs to it lol
Well since 2011 is over and people have had time to look back at the year and try and decide what's their personal goty i'll do the same which will be on heck of a deal since I don't know about you but 2011 was one heck of year for gamers.
Honorable mentions/games (games that I thought that made 2011 great)
The Witcher 2
Saints Row The Third
Star Wars The Old Republic
Zelda Skyward Sword
Call of Duty MW3
Gears of War 3
Games I thought were underrated
Shadows of The Damned
Now for my personal Goty, which is not easy since I could easily say 6-8 games on that list deserve the title 2011 Goty
Ballroompirates 2011 Goty is
I have a soft spot for fantasy RPG's and Skyrim does the unexpected and delivers endless amount of playtime, I've already logged in over 120 hours into the land of Skyrim. The world of Skyrim is probably the best fantasy setting you see in current gaming, I will tell you nothing beats the feeling of standing on top a mountain ridge and looking out into the distance and see snow,fog or rain hit a town hold and wonder if the town will get hit by a dragon.
Well my 3rd Xbox 360 has officially ate dirt. Now I've had a Xbox 360 (original white),Elite and now a Slim crap out on me due to over heating and destroying the system (aka red rings of death).
I've decided to trade in my 40 Xbox 360 games in and pull support from Microsoft this gen due to the fact they can't seem to grasp the fact that systems need a good way of releasing heat or a good heating system.
Thankfully my PS3/PC/Wii combo will keep me doing what I like to do and thats play video games.
Well i've thought about it, I know tuesday I'm thinking of just getting a DS and a few games but now I'm thinking I should just get a 3DS, i mean I'm eventually gonna get one and might as well just get the 3DS now but the sad thing is I might have to trade in my 360, I know it's a 360 and I could just wait for the 3DS to get better games but the thing is w/e I get my new job I can easily get a 360 and a PS3 (at the same time) without breaking a sweat.
Once I get my new job I won't have enough time to play console games, I can however play on a laptop,psp,DS or 3DS at my work since I'll be in my truck for 13 hours a day.
Basically Tuesday I can get
DS and 4 games
Trade in my 360 towards a 3DS, pokemon white and Super Street fighter 4 for the 3DS.
Well I got my hands on some decent renders so I took a shot at making a better Blog Banner, I know it's nothing fancy but hey I'm still learning how to use Gimp
New Blog Banner
Since the above banner is a little messy/blurry I decided to make a new banner, perhaps I'm that bored at 3 am lol but I made a new banner below
From left to right
Amanda Tapping (I've had a crush on her since I was about 11), Joe Flanigan aka LT Colonel John Sheppard and finally everyones favorite Doctor, Hugh Laurie aka Dr. House
Well some new updates I thought I'd share
New layout ish for my blog,sig and avatar.
New avatar, Crysis 2 Alcatraz
New sig, Claudia Black one of my favorite actresses (TY Nightmare-_- for making it)
New blog header, one of my few attempts at making something
Tuesday (March 29th) I'm gonna pick myself up a Nintendo DS (again), for sure gonna get Pokemon White while Advance Wars Days of Ruin is a maybe, same with Golden Sun Dark Dawn, Advance Wars Dual Strike and or Lufia Curse of Sinistrals.
Time to pass out now cause its 4am
Well I finally hit lvl 44 here on GS, seems like its taking forever since I've been here 5 years (getting modded didn't help ether).
Side note a friend is gonna try and get me a job in Wyoming working the oil fields, I will be making bank but the hours are gonna kick me bum, would be working 13 hours minimum a day, but hey the money is good since I'll be making $300 a day!!!!
$2100 a week
$4200 a pay check
Only bad side is I'll only get 4-7 hours of sleep a day.
Anyways wish me luck on getting the job!!!
Needless to say 2011 will make me broke /cry
- Duke Nukem Forever
- The witcher 2
- Gears of war 3
- Batman Arkham City
- Dead Space 2
- Marvel vs Capcom 3
- Mass Effect 3
- Dragon Age origins 2
- Nintendo 3DS
- Elderscrolls Skyrim
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution
- L.A. Noire
And needless to say number15 I already spent $98 on a new Cowboy hat
Well it's been over 5 years since I've been on Gamespot....damn it seems like I've only been here for 2 or 3 years, man does time fly by.
Well to spice thing's up gonna change a few layout's like blog header,sig and avatar so i'll get to work on those, although i won't change my banner since Colmillios made it, she did a damn good job making it i have to keep it , TY so much btw Cmill!!!!.
New blog banner
Felt like putting my computer specs on my sig since i got a new gaming rig a few weeks ago
(Thats my dog lucky in the background)
Still looking for a new avatar so i'll post that later
Sorry for being MIA for several months, real life issues where brought up that took me awhile to resolve.
Sadly my first blog in several months is one of distaste, the whole motion control fad gaming is going through is like a slap to the face to gamers, why?. We gamers have held in our hands, devices that we hold for hours on end, whether its a controller or keyboard/mouse we have "grown up" on these things, like DvDs vs Blueray.I personally love DvDs yea it doesnt give me a clearer picture but i dont care, give me my damn movie i dont care how sparkly it looks, if its great for storing data on games great use it for games, dont try and say its the next cool thing for movies cause i'll tell you to walk out the door and let the door hit your bum while you walk out.Same thing with motion controls.
I dont care if motion controls are the next big thing for gaming, like the saying if something doesnt need fixing dont fix it all and thats the state of gaming, give me a nice cold soda, a bag of chips and a comfy couch i'll take my controller and gaming all i can game.
Well I haven't gotten around to do blogs as much as I use to, a few reasons is i've been extremely busy with some issues I have in life, mostly GF issues good and bad ones (seems like more bads ones now and days).So I'm still here even though I've been getting stressed a lot recently, I'll try to write a blog every other week to keep myself busy.
This week is my 4 month with my GF which i'm extremely happy with, but to be honest I don't know how much longer i'll be with her, it really saddens me cause she is my life and my world, I would do anything for my Baby Girl but I feel like I'm cursed with women, it hurts the worst with her cause we've talked about tieing the knot in a year or two, it seems her demons (ex's) are catching up to her, they want to be her friends but it hurts me to know they are there and i'm here (we live in different states atm).So its hard to trust her, specially with my luck with women, I'm still hoping things go well with us cause I've been blessed with such a beautifull and gorgeous GF.
I will post more updates later on this week (hopefully some less gloomy ones).
See you gals/gents around GS.