Hypercombo's top 5 games of 2012! ... REVISED!
2012 was an all right year for gaming, there were a lot of good games that came out this year that I missed playing due to not having the funds or I was to into other games. However the games that I did play this year I really enjoyed! There are some games that I wish I could put on my list but I have not played them so to me that wouldn't be fair. PREPARE YOURSELVES
#5 : Diablo 3 (PC/Mac)
Oh the hours I have put into Diablo 3 throughout 2012. Let's be honest, probably not as many as others but I still got a decent amount of gameplay out of it. This game just drew me in one day. One day I just decided hey, I wanna play a game on my Mac... well have fun with that! Originally I wanted to play SWTOR but it's not Mac compatible so I said "Diablo? Let's check this out!" And by golly I loved it. I just got lost in destroying enemies and collecting better equipment they would drop. The cutscenes in the game look amazing. Having multiple characters to play through the game really changes it up as well. I put this game down for a little but I played it again the other day and I really enjoyed it still. Oh and yes making money off of random items that have dropped in the game = WIN.
Along comes a new Nintendo console and along comes another "new" Mario game. I LOVE IT! For a Mario game they really kicked it up a notch with this one compared to Mario on the Wii. The levels have challenge to them; graphically this game looks amazing on the TV and even better on the game pad. Also being able to play this game while ScottBox64 is playing another game on the Xbox is awesome. This game truly satisfies with the content that they include from all the mini challenges to the trolling of the person who holds the game pad as the others play with Wii remotes.
I'm a little late to the Mass Effect series as I have recently played through 1 and 2 and am still finishing off 3. This game still gets my vote for one of the best games of 2012. They tightened up the gameplay from Mass Effect 2 plus I feel that you can see more emotion in Shepard’s face in comparison to 1 and 2. Oh yeah and Shepard can actually kinda dance in this one. DO THE SHEPARD!!
Editor's Note: You should really beat this game before you judge it. The ending is notoriously divisive.
I HAD to add this game to my list, seeing as I originally left it out. This game was so good; the story kept bringing me in for more, and I wanted to know what would happen in the life of Wei Shen. Not to mention you play as a badass undercover cop who will kick the shit out of people. There were also moments in the game were you realize how attached to the characters in the game. Totally underrated game but so AWESOME.
Now... The moment of truth, the moment you have all been waiting for!
This game... THIS GAME FUCKING GAME BLEW MY MIND! Before the game came out I watched some streamers play this game and it looked amazing. So much so that I bought it the day it came out and didn’t sleep... for almost 3 days. Funny story about that though, the first night I had this game I stayed up till about 3 in the morning but the auto save wasn’t on... I turn on the Xbox the next day to discover that all my hard work was gone, in that moment I said "well... at least I really love this game!" and got right back into it. This game really gives you the feeling of I just need to play one more turn. As many times as you may lose at the game, it will ALWAYS bring you back in to play more. I put this game down for a little and started playing it again and I am still just as sad when one of my squad members gets squished by a Berserker and feel just as victorious when beating a Sectopod.
Well there you have it folks, my top 5 games of 2012. There are some games that I wish I could put on this list, one of them being Far Cry 3 'cause it looks amazing! I just haven’t had a chance to play it yet.
Feel free to tell me what your top 5 games of the year are I would love to hear what they are!
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