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Re(2):Game of the Year: 2012 Dragon Edition
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[QUOTE] [b]*Low Points*: Capcom [/b] I enjoyed a lot of Capcom games this year, but their flaws were compounded by DLC woes. I won't pick on SFxT any more than it's been picked on already, but the rest of the their lineup had issues, too. Asura's Wrath was extremely short, full-priced, almost completely lacking in extra content then expected you to buy the end of the game separately. Dragon's Dogma launched with on-disc DLC, but had uneven content that could use a lot of work within the game itself. Biohazard 6 launched without half of its multiplayer modes (which also cost money, were complete and are on the disk) and might lose its fans before they're implemented (that's another game I don't need to pick on so much, though). The end feeling is :"I like a lot of Capcom games, but they're a shitty company".[/QUOTE] I found Asura's Wrath . . . adequate since I only paid $20 for the base game knowing full well that the true ending was locked behind a pay wall. I am surprised that they never ended up making a straight up anime of the damn thing though. [QUOTE][b]Fighting Games and Me[/b] I love fighting games so much, but it seems like only assholes play them. From elitist bastards posting on messageboards to cheap, hate-mail sending jerks and disconnectors, I wonder if fighting games can survive their community much longer.[/QUOTE] I know what you mean. Sometimes it is hard to have a meaningful conversation with some people on message boards. Online play hasn't been too bad for me. Only stuff I hate are people who do "tea-bagging" in Marvel. Someone thinks their the hot shit because they beat me after I have a four month lay off from the game. Got a good set in with Rugal a couple of weeks back (by good set I got destroyed in SF4 and HDR). I learned you really got to play with people you are familiar with to get the best interaction. [QUOTE][b]Buying Games off the Japanese 3DS Store[/b] THIS IS NUTS. The system isn't even region free, but within a few clicks I can buy games for (reasonably) cheap with my US credit card!? Can I do this everywhere, all the time from now on, please?[/QUOTE] This intrigues me as I never heard of this before. I must look this up later to see if I want to get anything off the Japanese store. [b][color=#4460ff]GekigangerV's 2012 Year in Review[/color][/b] So this year was fighter year for me I got TTT2, P4A, DOA5, VF5FS, Skull Girls, MvC origins and the three Model 2 games SEGA released online. I double dipped on UMvC3, KOFXIII, MVC2 since I got a 360. I got the SF 25th Anniversary set which allowed me to get SFxT and also double dip in SSF4AE, HDR and SF3. And that is not counting some of the SEGA Saturn stuff my brother brought back from Japan while visiting for Christmas (Advanced Variable Geo was pretty damn fun and would like a mix of that with Skull Girls style) It is very hard to keep up with that many fighters and maintain any level of decency. I got fairly adequate in VF5 and I think I am above the general online population in UMvC3 when I get back in the groove of things, but as for the rest I played enough that once I got into a lull I would just quit and not try to improve myself. For KOFXIII, I never really tried to even create my own HD combos or to really go for a team order that would force to manage my meter for an anchor to use that meter. I just put my team in an order that I would enjoy best and that just stunted my growth in the game. [b]Fighting Game of the Year[/b] I would have to give this to [color=#ff4023]TTT2[/color]. It is the first Tekken game I really got into since 3 and to tell you the truth I only picked it up to get familiar with Tekken again in the case TxSF ever comes out. It's got a great roster with plenty of extras. The training mode is enough for you to understand what you need to do to get started. The only "downside" is that because of the huge roster it is easy to get frustrated by different people online who have numerous high/mid/lows and its hard to make a read on them in just one match. [b]Downloadable Game of The Year[/b] Other than fighting games, I have really taken the opportunity to go through XBL especially with the Bing reward points system giving me points on a couple of accounts. [color=#2430ff][b]SEGA[/b][/color] has most definitely been on a roll this year with some of their ports. Jet Set Radio and Nights into Dreams were both enjoyable. However, the gem of [color=#ff4023]Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit[/color] really takes the cake as an original title. The aesthetics remind me quite a bit of Earthworm Jim, but the gameplay is original enough and takes a fairly simple concept and tries to not make it mundane. Although the $15 price tag may be too much, I would highly recommend it for $10. Be sure to keep an eye out for sales of this game. [b]Soundtrack of the Year[/b] I am split between [color=#ff4023]Lollipop Chainsaw[/color] and [color=#ff4023]Asura's Wrath[/color]. Lollipop Chainsaw make great use of licensed pop music. Asura's Wrath's music fits nicely and also gets you in the mood to kick ass, especially when they play [URL=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL5P7MlXX4I]From the New World[/URL] during the Moon fight. [b]GOTY[/b] [color=#ff4023]Red Dead Redemption[/color]. Yeah it came out in 2010, but I didn't get a chance to play it until this year and it is by far the best game I got to play. I usually don't finish the Rockstar games I get (GTA). I usually complete a couple of levels then just spam codes for ammo and life and go on a rampage, but something about RDR compelled me to keep going. The story mission structure wasn't really too varied to be honest. Mostly hear some guy talk, go to area on map, shoot people in that area. However, the world is FILLED with numerous side missions that give the game some life. I remember riding up to my first distressed stage coach and having some guys jump from behind it to shoot me dead right there on the spot because I didn't react in time. Collectibles are part of the world and have a sense of context (skinning animals, collecting herbs, doing trick shots) as opposed to other games that throw in tokens around the world to be collected (Spider-Man games, Crackdown, etc.). It was fun to gamble in the game with liars dice and Texas Hold'em. Bounties were fun to catch (especially after I figured out that you could snipe horses from a distance and the outlaws AI wouldn't notice). It was all the cool stuff of Back to the Future III minus being able to fully hijack a track. [b]Game I wanted most to come out this year but didn't[/b] Dragon's Crown. Haven't heard much news about that in a while either I don't think. [b]Also Looking forward to in 2013[/b] MGR: Revengance SFxT 2013 patch Possible Skull Girls Patch Jojo ABR Possible Vampire news Hopefully Bayonetta 2 by years end Injustice (I have a weak spot for comic stuff)
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