Far Cry 2 (33 Hours)
Figured I should play this one before playing 3, as going back to it after 3 would be rather difficult. So here we are. Overall, I liked the game, but it did have several flaws that detract from the experience.
+ The game really immerses you. Things like the fully animated "healing" animations opposed to just hitting a button and having the health refill is really cool.
+ World feels authentic. It feels like you really are in Africa
+ Weapon selection is pretty varied
+ Buddy system is a neat touch, though it could be a bit more fleshed out
+ The game looks really good, even today
- The story is completely uninteresting. I never really cared for anything or anyone you meet.
- The weapon degradation is neat in theory, but annoying in practice. Having a weapon jam right as you line up a shot is really annoying
- Enemies are bullet sponges.
- Reputation system is pointless. I got my reputation to 5, and yet I had no idea what it did for me, if anything
- The missions were uninspired. "Go here, and kill/blow up X" Really could have used a bit more creativity in this department
- Traversing the world got pretty tedious by the end. Could have used a better fast travel system
- And my biggest gripe, respawning enemy checkpoints.
Just finished Portal 2 for the first time... (no kidding, bought the game a WHILE ago when it was on sale and never got around to playing it until now)
Although I mostly don't care for the gameplay (I do like puzzle games, but I didn't like the controls), the game world, the writing and the level design (mostly asthetically, in my opinion) are unmatched. It's... unbelievably how good it all fits together. And getting emotional at a robot AI is something I couldn't believe I'd be until now (I usually do not care for "suffering" NPCs all that much, but this game made me do it).
Last edited by Segitz; 12-26-2012 at 09:30 PM.
Kept you waiting
I've saving them to start next year actually lol.
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Obviously I am not going to finish my current game (Dark Souls) in the next few hours so I am handing in my tally:
masteratt - 45 games
Doing this for personal tracking and just happy I got around to finishing more games than last year
Im also done on 61 games complete. AC3 is massive and will probably take most of January to beat. Overall it is a close one but Far Cry 3 beats out Witcher, Sleeping Dogs and Journey as my personal GOTY.
Best Retail Game: Borderlands 2, 360
Worst Retail Game: Skyrim, 360
Best Downloadable Game: Hybrid, 360
Worst Downloadable Game: Sonic Adventure 2, 360
DLC Completed: 18
Best DLC: Lair of the Shadow Broker (Mass Effect 2, 360)
Worst DLC: Pinnacle Station (Mass Effect, 360)
Not too happy about the DLC I played this year, but there are my stats. Now, considering I now have 10+ games in my backlog, I think 2013 is going to be a busy year for me.
My final tally is 100 games! I think I finally won again. I stayed up most of the night finishing Dead Space 2 to bring the total to 100. I have several games I am playing now, but won't get them in before tonight. 2012 was a really disappointing year for good game releases, I can see that 2013 will be better. If anyone is curious, I don't just blow through games (unless the game isn't very good then I do) I actually try to get 100% or as close to it as I can. I'm at 96% in AC3 with over 50 hours logged. 145 hours logged in Skyrim. I'm a completionist at heart and feel that I want to suck out every aspect of the game before resting it on the shelf for half a decade.
85.Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS) - This is probably one of the best 3DS games out right now, if not one of the best RE games to come out recently. There weren't too many issues with this game other than the backtracking and a seriously tough end boss. The graphics are great and really show off the more powerful 3DS hardware.
86.Assassin's Creed III (X360) - Probably going to be in my top 5 for game of the year this year. There are just so many amazing changes done to this game that it feels like a true sequel. I could go on and on about this game, so just play it to realize how amazing it is.
87.Ninja Gaiden 3 (X360) - A real disappointment. I'm glad the series has tried a more cinematic approach with reduced difficulty, but the game is just so damn repetitive that it gets boring towards the end. Barely worth a rental.
88.The Amazing Spider-Man (PC) - This is how you do a movie/game tie in right. The game is actually a sequel to the movie and barely using elements from the movie to do it's own thing. This is probably the best Spidey game to come out recently, for some reason the games based off the movies are always the best. I was also shocked to see that the game has enhanced visuals for PC such as better textures, and some DX11 effects thrown in.
89.Dead Nation (PS3) - I got this for free when Sony was giving away the games for the month long PSN shut down. This game is surprisingly fun and challenging and will test your endurance. Best played co-op, but still fun in single player. This is one of my favorite dual-stick shooters.
90.The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left (PC) - The season finale is heart wrenching and all your choices lead up to this. The series is my favorite adventure games of all time and I can not wait for season 2. Telltale really has something going here and should keep going.
91.Deadlight (PC) - I was really disappointed with this game. The atmosphere is amazing and the game is really FUN, but it is only about 2-3 hours long and has a lot of control issues. I hope for a sequel, but due to poor response and sales I doubt it.
92.Scribblenauts Unlimited (PC) - This is a cute game and I always thought this series was fun and initiative. It is just way too easy and there are those few puzzles that won't allow logical solutions. I really wished Unlimited advanced the series more, but it is just more of the same.
93.Assassin's Creed III: Liberation (Vita) - This was a real disappointment. The game just lacked all the epicness of the console game and the story was messy and confusing, as well as short. It just needed another 6 months of development. Worth a weekend rental, but nothing more. Not to mention the multiplayer is boring and terrible.
94.Hotline Miami (PC) - What a great game. Despite it looking like an old 8-bit NES game, it plays amazingly well with tight controls and a great art style. Well worth a purchase for anyone who is a fan of this genre. One of the best indie games this year.
95.Clear Vision (AND) - A very fun game with satisfying sniper kills, but it lacks variety and can be beaten in less than an hour. Overall, worth the $1.
96.Hitman: Absolution (PC) - The DirectX 11 graphics in this game are fantastic, and the voice acting is amazing. Probably some of the best voice acting I have heard in a game all year. I love how evolved the series has gotten since Blood Money 7 years ago. Wish this series wouldn't be so sparse when it come to release dates. One of the best games this year though.
97.Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (PC) - For a Family Guy game this is pretty fun, but for a full priced $50 game on it's own it is pretty bad. Extremely repetitive that feels like something from 2002. I wouldn't pay more than $5 for this game.
98.The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard (PC) - I was disappointed in the lack of content for $20. I highly doubt Skyrim will receive a Shivering Isles type expansion, but on sale, Dawnguard is fun. It is more Skyrim and that's all I really wanted. The story was a bit disappointing as was the additional content (more like a lack there of). If you own Skyrim and love it you will have to get this.
99.Journey (PS3) - An absolutely fantastic game. This visuals in this game almost look like a DX11 game on PC. I can see why Naughty Dog had to go to thatgamecompany for advice on how they did the sand displacement so they can use it in Uncharted 3. I just hate how the game is like 90 minutes long. The soundtrack is one of the best I have heard since The Elder Scrolls. Of course, this game will not be any fun to people who lack an imagination.
100.Dead Space 2 (PC) - I stayed up most of the night finishing this to get it in for 100 games! Even after playing this 2 years after playing the PS3 version it is still a lot of fun. I just wish the middle levels weren't as repetitive as they are.
Last edited by Ivory_Soul; 12-31-2012 at 09:19 PM.
I really wish I had the time/energy/love for games to complete as many games as you do
I don't feel 2012 was disappointing but 2013 is starting with a BLAST. Ni No Kuni and GTAV start us off Hopefully another Fallout, and Obsidian RPG and many more I am forgetting and this is just Q1. And I am sure Ninty will bring out the big boys for WiiU as well.
Make that 101! I just finished Sly 1 so this will be the last game before the new year!
101.Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (PS3) - I can't believe I skipped out on this game during the PS2 era. What a wonderful game. It can be really hard some times with some cheap deaths, but extremely fun nonetheless!
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Any last entries I will edit... But I'm waiting for something to sync so I got the spare time now.
1 - Ivory Soul 101 Games
2 - AC!D 61 Games
3 - masteratt - 45 Games
4 - BahnNZ - 19 Games
5 - ProA = HPK - 16 Games
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Congrats to the Top 5 and thank you to all who contributed! And thanks to our host BahnNZ!
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