Favorites of 2012, So Far
By Jeffrey Demelo on July 17th, 2012 (8 comments)
Guess what? It's July! And that means, half of the year has passed us by; surprisingly glossing our "grills" with a game-load that, in retrospect, would leave Peter North proud. Some may come as a surprise, while others simply obvious...but ALL of them deserving of praise in 2012.
And my favorite games of the year, so far, are...
Favorite Narrative: Spec-Ops: The Line
Without spoiling anything; there's a depth to this story that surpasses even those of cinema. It's not perfect, but it's an admirable attempt that stands alongside some of my favorites and most memorable. I'm just as surprised as you, trust me.
Favorite Personality: Lollipop Chainsaw
In short: I'm simply a sucker for Suda's grind house-rockabilly bullshit.
Favorite Finale: Mass Effect 3
I just didn't have a problem with how Bioware chose to wrap up the most impact-full trilogy video games have seen in more than a decade.
A Favorite Forgotten: Twisted Metal
It's funny how quickly Twisted Metal got lost in my library. It had the 90's nostalgia I hoped for, some excellent FMV sequences, and remained the vehicle-combat king in control and action. Why haven't I gone back to play this jam?
Favorite Download: TellTale's The Walking Dead: Season One
If the series continues at this pace, it'll likely end up in my GOTY decisions. If you only download a single title off a digital market place this year, make it Walking Dead.
Favorite Shooting: Max Payne
The situations I shot myself an exit through remained intense, adrenaline-pumping, and played out in some of the most breath-taking action-cinematography this year.
Favorite Role-playing: Dragon's Dogma
Dragon's Dogma is everything a long-time RPG fan can stand by. Exploration with a lack of explanation. Atmosphere. A great combat & class system. 100's of hours of gameplay stretching an enormous open-world. Need I say more?
So, there you have it. Now, hit the comments with your favs.
Jeff is the raspy-voiced, Boston-accented staff member that loves everything Japan. Since 1989, video games have been a prominent passtime for this lovable guy…and that doesn't look to be changing anytime soon. When he's not playing games, he's writing, questioning his favorite games of all-time, or producing & composing music at various studios on the east-coast.
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