Coming up on the tail end of this thing! Just one day left. Whew. November, by product of being November, had a lot of heavy-hitters.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Another of this year’s favorites. This game appeals to me for a different reason than some others. It’s not technically perfect and the world isn’t chock full of awesome things to do. But the world is so lovingly constructed, I just enjoyed exploring it. Check out my review for a more verbose explanation.
Super Mario 3D Land – This is a great Mario game even by the high standards of a Mario game. It’s a perfect little blend of classic and new Mario concepts, and one of the most “pure fun” experiences all year.
DLC Quest – A cute little indie game that served to crack jokes at the expense of DLC. Worth a buck for a few laughs.
Halo Anniversary – This remake highlights some of the balance issues of the original Halo when some encounters feel downright unfair, but I’m enjoying my time with it. It’s been put on hold a little bit; I plan to finish it when I’m done with my current review.
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – I want to love this game so badly. The dungeons are absolute works of art, and I feel like the story so far is more fleshed out than previous games. It has actual developments! Like, throughout the whole thing! But anytime I’m not in a dungeon, anytime I’m asked to go fetch some item or dowse for a key, I’m not having fun. I have to force myself through those parts to get to the fun. It feels like padding.
Assassin’s Creed Revelations – The year Ubisoft milked Assassin’s Creed too much. I love the story, I want to see what happens in AC3, but this year really could’ve used a break. Everything is still in place, but fatigue is setting in, in a big way.
Resident Evil 4 HD – An unfortunate victim of my PS3 breaking. Looks beautiful, looking forward to starting over. Again.
Tomorrow! December. And my official goodbye to 2011.
- It didn’t get a lot of reader interest in the comments, but Sumioni looks kind of interesting. Pretty, at least.
- Free, eh? You’re on, Age of Booty.