The rambling, nonsensical thoughts of a super nerd who loves video games, comic books, cupcakes, coffee, and cats. The opinions displayed here are my own and not those of any of my employers.
It’s the end of another year, and since I once again spent an inordinate amount of time playing video games (and writing about them), I wanted to celebrate the ones I loved the most. This is mostly just for me, but I’ll be happy to hear what choices you agree with (or, much more likely, don’t agree with). So, out of all the games I’ve beaten or played extensively, here are my favorites—maybe not the most technically impressive, or the highest rated, but the ones that meant the most to me.
And like last year, I’ll hand out some arbitrary awards as well, because it’s my blog and I can do what I want.
New York Comic Con 2012 has come and gone, and while I did get infected with the con flu, it was worth it. I only went for two days, but I got to see a handful of awesome games, and my coverage has now been posted on The Escapist. But, if you don’t want to go searching, here’s a handy page with links to all of my previews, as well as some general opinions about what I saw!
Batman: Your parents just died
Batman: And this is crazy
Batman: But here's some hot pants
Batman: So suit up, maybe
Batman: I cope with grief by
Batman: adopting babies
Batman: So now you're Robin
Batman: My sidekick, maybe
Two of my biggest gaming obsessions in recent memory are Sid Meier’s Civilization V and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I’ve put over 150 hours into each title, which probably seems like a lot to normal people. So naturally, the two games teamed up to release DLC within a month of each other in a massive conspiracy to make my life grind to a halt.