Your Favorite Games (Played) in 2011 Dec 31, 2011 15:27:15 GMT -5
Post by Raison D'etritus on Dec 31, 2011 15:27:15 GMT -5
Which games were your faves of the past year? Share~! And it doesn't matter if they weren't released/published in 2011 either. XD I suppose you can also include replays of games finished long ago too ... or something!
- Shining Force 3 Scn. I
Much better than I'd anticipated, and a damn shame the patch version I used accidentally reinserted the original English ending (and that I've had to wait a year to continue). Can't wait for V13 so I can get on with this epic trilogy.
- Radiant Historia
Best Super Nintendo game that never existed!
Everything about it reeked of nostalgia, and it was great on its own even without that factor. If I'd played it as a kid, I think Chrono Trigger would have taken up less of my childhood.
- Baldur's Gate 2
What PC RPGs lack in plot, they tend to make up for in sidequests and exploration. The game could be really frustrating at times, but the sheer awe of killing a dragon with one hit with a vorpal blade balances out that BS Irenicus fight.
. . .still have to find time for Throne of Bhaal. . .
Never expected a beat em up to get onto this list, but the strong, well drawn out story alone made it worthwhile. Stomping people's faces into the sidewalk after throwing them at their friends and slamming them into a brick wall?
That's just priceless.
- Langrisser IV
Okay, I'm still working on this one. (put over four hours into ONE battle last night)
Easily the most strategically demanding video game I've ever played in my life. It's actually hard to get into sometimes because the sheer amount of mental effort some battles take--with a hundred units on the playing field, chess seems watered down in comparison.
The fan translation is easily professional quality (better, considering what professional quality often means), and the deep story told through a bevy of cutscenes really puts it above its plot-weak predecessors.
The story wasn't up to par with other games with "Xeno" in the title, but the gigantic fully realized world to explore, with its hundreds of living breathing inhabitants would be well worth the 130 hours I gave it even if not for the strategic battle system.
Considering it's evidently being released again in American English, it'll probably be on my 2012 list too.