The Escapist Staff's Five Faves of 2009: John

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I picked up Torchlight during the Steam sale for $10, perhaps the best money I have spent on a game since Titan Quest & Immortal Throne For $20.

I was put off by Torchlights WoW'esk graphics at first, but once the hack n slash action kicks in its very easy to gloss over the visuals and get sucked into the world.
 

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I don't have anything to say about this list, but I commented on Jordan's and Susan's lists and I didn't want John to feel left out. (I know I'm an important character around here and stuff.)

Why am I not playing Torchlight? I would guess my computer can't run it. It's that bad.
 
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Bought time Assassins creed two got on a list. I also agree that I would still play the game if all it was was just climb to the top of everything creed two.

oh and great list.
 

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The Random One said:
I don't have anything to say about this list, but I commented on Jordan's and Susan's lists and I didn't want John to feel left out. (I know I'm an important character around here and stuff.)

Why am I not playing Torchlight? I would guess my computer can't run it. It's that bad.
Dude, Torchlight has a netbook mode. A NETBOOK mode.

It can run on anything made past 2001, I'd wager.
 

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I still don't get why people pay for fighting games, but otherwise nice list. You forgot to mention that Torchlight = Diablo 2 in every aspect except for the stuff it adds.
 

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CantFaketheFunk said:
I only just got Dragon Age, and it hasn't really "grabbed me" so far. I keep just going back to play more L4D2.
I recommend giving it some more time. It took me a while to get into it, but now I am really enjoying it. Though at times it can be a bit frustrating.
 

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Yeah I thought that list was very diverse but seriously Ass Creed as #1?
Oh well maybe it was a slow year...
 

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I agree to a degree.

You should have had Dragon Age in there, somewhere.
Other than that, awesome
I agree with this as well. Maybe take out Torchlight so as not to overstimulate the RPG muscle?
 

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Good to see BlazBlue there, Funk, partly since I decided to finally order it (in my defense, I didn't have a PS3 or 360 until this Christmas).

Also, I'm considering getting Assassins Creed II thanks to this and some friends of mine.
 

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I'm glad to see Blazblue get some love.

Blazblue is my favorite fighting game ever. Period. Its pretty much as perfect as a fighter will ever get.

Soul Calibur 2 was my old favorite but Blazblue tops it. Not to mention after 2 the series just spiraled downward.
 

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starcraft 2? HA! good one Mr. Funk! If it ever does come out I'm not buying it, I'm thoroughly convinced that Blizzard is evil <_< ..... well maybe I'll buy a used copy....

anyhow, pretty good list--pretty much what I expected. Although, I didn't expect to see Assassin's Creed 2 in there o_O
 

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Nice List, Mr Funk - I have to agree with Assassins Creed 2 as the top of the list - I've restarted the game after finishing because I just enjoy it so damn much; my only complaint is I reached an end and had no more story to play ;)
 

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starcraft 2? HA! good one Mr. Funk! If it ever does come out I'm not buying it
No LAN no StarCraft.
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Good list, I just bought Torchlight when it was 5 bucks and I'm loving it. Kinda displeased at Killing Floor never being reviewed, as that's a kick ass Indie Game.

I expect to see S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat on someones list for games of 2010 or heads will Roll like they are typed in italics.
 

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Left for dead 2?! Mister Funk, I have now lost all respect for you.

I do however, totally agree with Assassins Creed 2, it is freaking awesome.
 

John Funk

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dududf said:
Patroclus said:
starcraft 2? HA! good one Mr. Funk! If it ever does come out I'm not buying it
No LAN no StarCraft.
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Good list, I just bought Torchlight when it was 5 bucks and I'm loving it. Kinda displeased at Killing Floor never being reviewed, as that's a kick ass Indie Game.

I expect to see S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat on someones list for games of 2010 or heads will Roll like they are typed in italics.
No review? News to me. [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/reviews/6099-Review-Killing-Floor] :p

Even without LAN, the version of StarCraft 2 I played at BlizzCon absolutely blew me away. If that's the UNFINISHED product, I can't wait to see what the finished version is like.
 

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CantFaketheFunk said:
dududf said:
Patroclus said:
starcraft 2? HA! good one Mr. Funk! If it ever does come out I'm not buying it
No LAN no StarCraft.
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Good list, I just bought Torchlight when it was 5 bucks and I'm loving it. Kinda displeased at Killing Floor never being reviewed, as that's a kick ass Indie Game.

I expect to see S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat on someones list for games of 2010 or heads will Roll like they are typed in italics.
No review? News to me. [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/reviews/6099-Review-Killing-Floor] :p

Even without LAN, the version of StarCraft 2 I played at BlizzCon absolutely blew me away. If that's the UNFINISHED product, I can't wait to see what the finished version is like.
Ahh that's when the preferences come in.

I hardly get to play online due to lag, and when my internet meets ideal conditions I'm playing L4D2 on Expert Realism with pals. I mainly just play Star craft with a bunch of friends in a lan party. No other real time. Call me picky but my preferred choice of RTS [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.164198] differs when playing by myself or 1v1. [sub][sub]You're not the only one who can play the Review card Senior Funk. =][/sub][/sub]

Also to the Review of Killing floor it's a niiice, and was spot on about the "It's not scary in groups" point. When you're in a large group it's merely a camp a hallways, have one guy in the back healing and 3 people taking turns shooting the heads. The game is much more fun with 3 people on the map "West London" :)