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14 January 2011 @ 06:03 pm
My Games of the Year  
Since everyone else is doing it (or rather was doing it awhile ago and i'm only catching up now =) here is my totally disorganized games of the year list :) It's pretty much just a list of all the games that managed to suck me in for a long period of time and/or be especially memorable.

Infinite Space: Funky space RPG game heavily influenced by Macros and Gundam and such, and theoretically influences by Arthur C Clarke.

Dragon Quest 9: I didn't like the story so much, but the mechanics were good, and the tagging stuff was interesting (at least if you take the time to go to meet-ups and such =)

Civilization V: Despite the various controversies about bugs and style decisions, it still sucked me in for a good long while :)

Beat Hazard: I'm not usually into twin-stick shooter type games, but the ability to have it synch to whatever music i wanted in a psychedelic explosion just blew me away.

Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale: It's a game where you run an item shop, selling items to townspeople and adventurers. You also have the option of going on adventures in the dungeon yourself if you
want to break things up. It's cute and fun _and_ a new and unusual game idea.

Rock Band 3: I haven't had much time to play it yet, but it is awesome, especially since this is my first foray into Rock Band world.

Honorable mention: Final Fantasy 13. It's a pretty good game in its own right, but as the latest edition in one of my favorite series i had a couple problems with it. Also didn't help that my PS3 got the Yellow Light of Death before i was "done" with it.

Other good games that haven't quite sucked me in yet: Super Meat Boy, Swords and Soldiers HD, BIT.TRIP.BEAT, Braid, Eufloria, Galcon Fusion, Gratuitous Space Battles, Shatter

Games sitting in my pile of shame that i really need to get around to: Mario Galaxy 2, Kirby Epic Yarn, Enslaved, 3D Dot Heroes, Infamous, Metroid Other M, Final Fantasy 4 Heroes of Light, Disgaea 3, Nostalgia, and possibly a few others i'm forgetting. Plus a ton of other Steam games that i bought during the big December sales.
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Kirin: Goomba-transparentkirinn on January 15th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)
For games that *really* sucked me in this year, we're basically talking DQIX and Picross 3D, both of which I think I have well over 200 hours in. FFXIII is a distant runner-up at around 70. If you combine Assassin's Creed 2 and Brotherhood from the very beginning and end of the year, it's probably over that level, though they bleed through 2009 and 2011.

Other than that was Super Scribblenauts, Layton 3, Megaman 10, finishing off Zelda Spirit Tracks early on, and... man, that's about all the new games I beat. Also did a sequence break run through FF1 (Danw of Souls version) and played Klnoa Empire of Dreams (GBA). And some iPhone games at the end. Kind of a light year.