Post by ParanoiaDragon on Feb 8, 2011 1:30:47 GMT -5
The games I played in 2010 & loved are:
Ys Seven Ys Oath inFamous Transformers War for Cybertron Uncharted Uncharted 2 3D Dot Game Heroes Crisis Core Legend of Heroes MW & SotO...but ToV not so much due to it having the worst amount of errors Gurumin LocoRoco Lunar PSP Batman Brave & the Bold Wii Red Faction 3 Tomb Raider Underworld Wild Arms 4 Metroid Other M(despite it's flaws, I thought it was a great game!) Warioland Shake It Mega Man Zero Collection
- Uncharted and Uncharted 2 - I finally got around to getting a PS3 last fall, and these two games have dominated my play time with it. Fun games with very funny dialog. ("There's a man below you! There's a man below you!") Hands down "game(s) of the year" for me! - Lego Harry Potter - I've always had a soft spot for the Traveller's Tales Lego-themed games, and this one has been the finest offering so far. Great multiplayer game to play with my son. - Dragon Age: Origins - This was the next evolution of "D&D RPG" for me (and I started with the original SSI gold box releases back in the 80's). Although I didn't feel as satisfied at the end as I did with Neverwinter Nights, it was still a good CRPG. - Ys Seven - My new favorite entry in the series! - Rock Band 3 - I was nervous about this purchase at first, but it managed to improve on every aspect of the first two to make it worthwhile. Toss in the keyboard and Pro instrument tracks and... well, if I had a penny for every minute I'd played, I could quit my job. - Wild Arms XF - I finally managed to find a copy at a local Gamestop and enjoyed this immensely. The best strategy RPG I've played since the original FF Tactics. - iOS games - Too many to mention all of them: Chaos Rings, Space Miner, Defender Chronicles, and Battle for Wesnoth got the most play time (and battery life!)
Biggest disappoinments: - Phantasy Star Portable 2 - I played the first one like crazy, and as much as I tried, I just could not get into this one. The improvements were good, but too little to make me feel like I was playing a new game. - Star Wars: Force Unleashed 2 - Just like PSP2, this felt very "meh" to me. There was no challenge, and the boss fights didn't have that "epic" feel like the first game, not even that giant monster in the arena. - Valkyria Chronicles - The reason I finally justified purchasing the PS3, and it was such a disappointment. I've probably dumped 8-10 hours into it, and I just can't justify going any further. - Final Fantasy IV DS - This is my favorite game in the series, but this remake just felt uninspired and devoid of interest. I played it all the way through, then put the cartridge back in the box and put the box on the bottom of the stack.
Biggest disappoinments: - Phantasy Star Portable 2 - I played the first one like crazy, and as much as I tried, I just could not get into this one. The improvements were good, but too little to make me feel like I was playing a new game.
Really? Having played every incarnation of PSU, I was hugely disappointed by PSPo1 but loved the hell out of PSPo2.
Although, I will agree with your assessment of TFU2, I played the demo for it when it first came out and couldn't stop laughing at how unintentionally bad it was.
Vanquish is my favorite game of the year. Shinji Mikami's unbelievable Third Person shooter that's full of style. Hilarious story (It's a B movie, don't take it seriously) with some laugh-out-loud lines, fantastic innovations, frantic and fast gameplay, tons of replay value, boss fights and QTEs (That are done well) that brings out the adrenaline. This is the only game this generation where I'm actually aiming to achieve all the trophies/achievements and finish the hardest difficulty available in the game. The most intense shooter I have ever played.
Nier has gaming's one of most memorable soundtracks I have ever heard. The story and the characters are great, and the gameplay, while has some short comings, was fun. Graphics were perfectly tolerable for me, but it wasn't all that good. 4 endings, actual character development, adult protagonist, more interesting companions, and fantastic voice acting. If only Cavia wasn't killed off...
Rune Factory 3 was the BEST Rune Factory game in the series. With some very large improvements, such as a combo system, attack skills/abilities, dynamic weather, dynamic character schedules, generally faster gameplay and many others, it had me playing my DS for countless hours.
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey is a fantastic experience and I loved every minute of it.
9 hours 9 persons 9 doors was a well done visual novel on the DS that I don't regret purchasing. Solid story, nice characters,
Starcraft 2 is Starcraft 2.
Ys Seven is THE Ys game that brought me into the Ys world. With kickass music, simplistic-yet-addicting gameplay, and amazing boss battles, I would buy this game again and again if I have to.