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As promised Im starting my list with my best games for 2012 especially coz some may spend the new year’s eve relaxing at home I thought maybe that would be the perfect post for some.
2012 was a good year for gaming in general, the Wii U & the the nintendo 3DS XL came out although I didnt buy any but still we dont have a console launch every year. As for gaming in general I couldn’t make up my mind on which game I should call game of the year every game in the list has something really unique to offer and may appeal to the majority of gamers, so lets start.
Best Third person shooter of the year
An epic saga that started 2 years ago ( if Im not mistaken) and it came into an end this year. The story is so deep you would live it, feel the characters emotions & feel the responsibility of your choices. Also the real thing that adds to this marvellous story is the choices you make through the game and those choices could alter the path of your journey & each choice carries its own burdens with it.
PS3 owners who didnt get a chance to play Mass Effect 1 can now buy the whole trilogy in one game set that was just released.
Best Role Playing Game
No need to play Boarderlands 1 to enjoy Boarderlands 2 I dont know how to describe it in one word but I would say its fun, hilarious story and awesome graphics. I cant help laughing on the characters dialogue while playing, although its a shooter game its an open world R.P.G in the same time you may spend endless hours enjoying it.
Best Stealth Game
I couldnt find a suitable category to fit this game in, its an R.P.G, first person & an open world but with a limited amount of freedom in the storyline but limitless amount of freedom in the way you may achieve your goals & objectives. The master mind behind this extraordinary game is Bethesda the same company that brought us Skyrim, Elders Scroll & Fallout. The minute I read their name on any game I know Im gonna have the best game experience ever. Dishonored is a new concept that falls into the Stealth category but in the same time the world Bethesda created is something you should not miss.
Best Xbox 360 Game
Although all the previous games are available on Xbox, PS3 & PC but Halo is an Xbox exclusive & a trademark by itself. To all the Halo fans I can guarantee to you that you wont be disappointed & to new comers you gotta experience it.
Best PC & MMO-RPG Game
A game that changed the way MMO were played, introduced new concepts in MMO’s gameplay & with no subscription fees required which is a huge advantage over other MMOs. Since its release in October I can not stop playing it & it never stopped to amaze me with its storyline, PvP gameplay & WvW gameplay. I could’ve easily chose Guild Wars 2 as the game of the year but its limited to PC gamers so choosing games from different platforms & genre was my best choice so you may choose what suite you best.
Hope you enjoyed my list & if i missed a game or you have a different opinion please share your thoughts in the comment section 🙂
There are alot of big names behind the development of this game, as the game begins you will instantly get the feeling that you are playing an MMO especially World Of WarCraft. Basically the game was first designed to be an MMO but they ended up making it a single player console game. Its not so bad actually infact its pretty good, i know alot of you out there are so eager to play an MMO (World Of WarCraft & Guild Wars…) but they we turned down because of the crapy combat system & that you gotta play it on a PC. I never understood how playing on a PC could be fun when using the mouse & keyboard !!!
The artistic style of the game has alot of resemblance to WOW (World Of Warcraft) the colors, the environment & even the races appearance would remind you of it & this is not bad at all in my opinion, I’ve always wanted to play WOW & actually played it for a while but didnt enjoy the combat system & that i had to be guled to me PC to play it.
The story is pretty basic nothing new in it & i wont get into alot of details you would just have to save the world from a certain race & you would have to do it alone. Its an open world RPG but it actually lacks making decisions or that a certain decision could alter your game play. The story can be a bit confusing but even if you didnt understand it fully it wont affect the game & that is one of the negative issues that i faced while playing it. Kindgom Of Amalur is competing against Skyrim, Mass Effect, Fallout & Dragon Age which are really huge names in the RPG genre & no matter which one of those you’ve played all of them had a great story to offer.
As in most RPGs you build you character the way you prefer based of course on 3 main attributes Warrior, Mage & Ruge while you can mix it up & play as Mage Ruge or a Warrior Ruge its all up to you to decide, of course im always prefer a Mage/Warrior style.
Now lets talk about what really makes this game special which is the combat system, its a bit like fighting games with so many moves & combat combination that will keep you hocked up to the game. I really had alot of fun fighting i can say that its the best combat system in any RPG game Ive ever played, i can compare it to God Of War combat system.
The amount of side quests are almost endless & will differently keep you busy and eager for more fighting. When i first began playing Kingdom of amalur i thought it will be boring but i could not get enough of it although the story is boring a bit but the fighting scenes kept me hocked up & having alot of fun.
I would highly recommend this game is you like fighting games, World Of Warcraft or just wanna have alot of fun without woring about the story. As for RPG gamers it wont hurt to give it a try but dont expect that its gonna surpass you favorite games like Skyrim, Mass Effect or Fallout.