Top 10 games in 2012
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December 24th, 2012, 13:51
DE:HR is MILES ahead of Dishonored in my opinion - no competition. It probably doesn't help that I don't like the art direction of Dishonored, and I'm none too fond of the setting either. It's the opposite for DE:HR - as I loved what they did with the atmosphere and especially the music.
Hmm, best of 2012. This is a hard one - not a lot of great games this year.
is probably the one that impressed me the most. It has an incredibly powerful atmosphere and fantastic storytelling. It also has a pretty cool character development system.
is also a fantastic game, and a strong sequel. It has improved pretty much everything - but left the core completely intact. Very good game.
For all its issues, I also think
might have been the best "short-term" (for this genre) experience of 2012. As in, I had a great time until I figured out its weaknesses. But I think I got a good 60-70 hours of strong entertainment before that happened.
was also really, really good. The best GTA style game I've played since Red Dead Redemption - and it's better than both Saint's Row 3 and GTA 4.
was very good, but not truly great. Well, it's great compared to most other RPGs - but as a Piranha Bytes game, it's not good enough to warrant much excitement. It was as much a disappointment as it was a good experience.
Runners up would be
Far Cry 3
. They all qualify as good games, but too far from greatness.
Biggest disappointment of 2012?
Guild Wars 2
(though I was never that interested) - which is just a pathetic joke compared to the level of hype.
as a long-term contender for best in the genre also disappointed massively. I would add
Mass Effect 3
- but it was par for the course for the new Bioware.