Critical Miss: Top Five Games of 2012 #1

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Critical Miss: Top Five Games of 2012 #1

Five days. Five of 2012's best games.

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I have no idea what I'm missing...and can't tell if this is a clever troll to get me to try some obscure indy game or just an outright troll. Either way, I'm thoroughly confused here.
 

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I'd probably be likely to disagree with the honourable mentions, 'cause I'm not sure how Skullgirls got there.
Sure it's a indie good game, also being the fighting game I've enjoyed playing the most, but that Final Boss doesn't feel like it was designed right; Bosses should be an equal challenge for every and all characters you can play, but as it stands some characters have it as a cake walk (like Peacock) and for others it can a nightmare due to limitations (Cerebella can't use throws against her, has no ranged attack, and her lvl 3 'blockbuster' does equal to chip damage when it should hit like a truck).
 

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Huh. All I could think of while looking over that comic was...

"Dude. It was a sucky year to be a black guy in videogames."
 

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SOMEBODY'S, SOMEBODY'S LITTLE GIRL!
DREEEEEEEAMS OF THE THINGS SHE'S READ;
OF THE MONSTERS IN HER BED! WHO HAAAAAACKED HERRRRRRRRRRRRR!

...What? 'Interprets the law as aging with its eyesight failing' is a lyric from the Dissentience, and I lurv me some Protest the Hero. Canadian prog metal is surprisingly well-rounded.

It's a good song, okay?

OT: I enjoyed these comics. I don't know why, but the prominent swirl pattern that served as the thumbprint made me chuckle every time I saw it. I'll admit, though, I've never heard of this Thomas Was Alone game, so now I'll have to look into that.

I thought the list was pretty good, though I really don't agree with Mark of the Ninja. Maybe I was expecting too much because of all the praise it's getting, but as good a game as it was, I wouldn't have put it in my top 5 for the year. That's my only hang-up, though. The rest of the list was agreeable enough.
 

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I have to say, the one part that made gave me feels in Borderlands 2 was
the death of Bloodwing.


Also, I have to agree with this, excellent choice.
 

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ShirowShirow said:
Huh. All I could think of while looking over that comic was...

"Dude. It was a sucky year to be a black guy in videogames."
Yes.

OP: While I appreciate the irony in your honorable mentions, I am curious as to whether or not Skulgirls was a part of that irony, and why/why not.

I'm interested in the game, but there's no PC release yet.

And now this is the excuse I needed to play Thomas Was Alone.
 

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Yay disagreeing!

Crusader Kings 2 should have at least received an honorable mention. Grand Strategy with excellent longevity, tons of role-playing options that make the game personal and a fully organic environment that changes as you play along in interesting ways.

A shame about the godawful tutorials making the game hard to actually figure out though. But oh so rewarding once you start to actually play.
 

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Well your honorable mentions seem somehwat sarcastic for a few of the entries...

Mass Effect 3's excellent ending? Really? REALLY?
War Z? yeah yeah yeah.....riiiiiiiiight.....
 

Vault101

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you know spoiler warnings arent all that great if you don't know what game they are for...*sigh*

EDIT: and ME3 its probably the most emotional I'll EVER get over a piece of fiction...the good and bad parts
 

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Bolt-206 said:
I'd probably be likely to disagree with the honourable mentions, 'cause I'm not sure how Skullgirls got there.
rhizhim said:
Honorable Mentions:
The War Z
whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
I notice that "Mass Effect 3's Excellent Ending" is also on the honourable mentions list. Which makes me suspect there may be a fair amount of joking going on.
 

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Vault101 said:
you know spoiler warnings arent all that great if you don't know what game they are for...*sigh*

EDIT: and ME3 its probably the most emotional I'll EVER get over a piece of fiction...the good and bad parts
Yeah, I mean... are we only meant to read on past the spoiler warning if we've played every game in the last year?

Also, I can't tell if "Mass Effect 3's Excellent Ending" is a joke or not. Not that I think it should be or anything, I just can't tell if Grey is trying to say "FUCK YOU I LIKED IT!" or "FUCK YOU IT SUCKED!"
 

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I really hope people take the "Mass Effect 3's Excellent Ending" comment seriously. The rage will be delicious.
 

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Vault101 said:
you know spoiler warnings arent all that great if you don't know what game they are for...*sigh*

EDIT: and ME3 its probably the most emotional I'll EVER get over a piece of fiction...the good and bad parts
Ah you must be a Vulcan then or least Sheldon Cooper.