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2012 Year In Review Topic! What games did you play in 2012?!

#1LORDCOSMOSPosted 12/30/2012 1:15:24 PM
Hi there, GameFAQs Xbox 360 Board!

2012 is coming to an end.

The time has come for all to share what games we played in 2012.

I'm dying to hear your triumphs, your failures, your random moments!

I'd also love to hear what you would say 'the best game in 2012 I played' was.

Format:
-List (with dates and scores if you have them)
-Analysis/Discussion
-'The Best Games I played in 2012'
-Looking Ahead

LORDCOSMOS' Beat/Completed Games in 2012

01/03/2012 N64 Super Mario 64 10/10
01/12/2012 Arc The Simpsons Arcade Game 9.5/10
02/10/2012 XBOX Project: Snowblind 7.5/10
02/17/2012 GCN Resident Evil Zero 9/10
03/05/2012 360 Mass Effect 2: The Arrival 7/10
04/10/2012 360 Mass Effect 3 8.5/10
05/16/2012 PC Star Wars: The Old Republic - Sage 7.5/10
05/21/2012 PS3 Dark Souls 10/10
05/25/2012 PC Diablo 8.5/10
06/12/2012 PC Diablo: Hellfire PC 7/10
06/12/2012 GCN Resident Evil Zero
06/21/2012 PSOne Resident Evil: Director's Cut Dual Shock 8.5/10
07/06/2012 360 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City 6.5/10
07/11/2012 GCN Resident Evil: REmake 10/10
07/16/2012 Wii Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronices 9/10
07/17/2012 PS2 Resident Evil: OUTBREAK File #1 7/10
07/30/2012 PS2 Resident Evil: OUTBREAK File #2 8/10
09/30/2012 PSOne Resident Evil 2 10/10 11/02/2012 PC Minecraft 10/10
11/09/2012 PSOne Resident Evil 3 9/10
11/12/2012 PSOne Resident Evil Survivor 7.0/10

Unfinished, planning on beating before year's end:
PSN Resident Evil: Code - Veronica X HD
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#2LORDCOSMOS(Topic Creator)Posted 12/30/2012 1:17:03 PM
2012 was a fairly exciting year for games for me. Mass Effect 3 was not such a huge disappointment for me personally as it seemed to be for a lot of people. That said it wasn't the 'perfect' game I was expecting/wanting. I still thoroughly enjoyed it, and thought it finished the storyline well.

The face-importing issue from ME1 saves was a notable headache for my gamer year. Had to do some tricky USB save hacking shenanigans, but I eventually got him 'Juan' Shepard looking proper.

I will say Project: Snowblind is a bit of leftover from my Deus Ex marathon (not fully completed hehe). A solid shooter, fairly interesting, generally fun. Probably plays better on PC.

Super Mario 64 was a game I had been putting off playing for years. I am very, very glad I got around to getting all 120 stars. Truly one of the best games ever made, a 'Progenitor' to just about *any* 3D game thereafter, and a true, manly level of challenge for those final stars, completing this one feels like a badge of honor. That, no one will ever take away from me :D

2012 was also a big year for Minecraft for me. I finally found a server I enjoy. Minecraft has fast become one of my favorite games I will probably always play, but also one of my favorite multiplayer games. The ending was quite beautiful and touching. Not for everyone, but for those that enjoy it, truly one of the greatest games ever made.

2012 was also the year I beat Dark Souls, another game I will take to my grave as my #1 Favorite Game of All Time. I have yet to finish the DLC, so I will be back.... The sad part is I lost my data, so I will have to start from scratch on a new system.

2012 will probably remembered by me as my 'year of classic Resident Evil'. Much like 2009 will always be my 'Xenosaga & Xenogears' year.

I love these games, these classic 'Tank Control' Resident Evil games. I love any game like it, Parasite Eve II, for one.

Resident Evil: REmake, in my opinion stands as one of the best if not the very best survival horror game of all time.

Resident Evil 2 is one of the rare cases where extreme hype and anticipation were met with a literally perfect game. Bigger, badder, more to do, more secrets, it is a true sequel in every sense of the word.

2012 is also the year I completed Diablo 1. :D


The Best Games That I Played in 2012 Were:

1. Dark Souls
2. Super Mario 64
3. Resident Evil: REmake
4. Resident Evil 2
5. Minecraft
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#3LORDCOSMOS(Topic Creator)Posted 12/30/2012 1:20:55 PM
Looking ahead:

I am going to finish out my Resident Evil Marathon, leaving a few Survivor titles and Gaiden for later.

After that is done, I'll plan on exploring more scifi/horror, things like Dead Space series, Aliens Vs. Predator (very much looking forward to Colonial Marines), and replaying DOOM 3 in the BFG edition.

Speaking of DOOM I also plan on playing through a lot of 'major' stepping stone games in the evolution of the early FPS. This means things like Wolfenstein, Duke 3D, Rise of the Triad perhaps.

After I've had my fill of horror, sci-fi horror, and 'classic' FPS games, I will finally move onto both postapocalyptic games, starting with Fallout and Fallout 3, as well as the entireity of the Metal Gear Saga.

I will probably finish Snake & Big Boss's saga sometime around Holiday 2017.




Happy New Year to all, looking forward to hearing 'My 2012 Year in Gaming' from all of you!


*Cheers*

~LORDCOSMOS
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#4CyricsServantPosted 12/30/2012 1:56:15 PM
I'll just do games released this year . . .

Asura's Wrath - 9.5/10 - The biggest shock of the year for me. I was expecting to like it . . . just not as much as I did. Playing AW was like playing an anime . . . a good anime. It also has some of the most memorable boss fights of this gen.

Mass Effect 3 - 9/10 - The gameplay is more refined, Tali and Garrus return, and the multi-player (surprisingly) isn't a a pile of ****. Unfortunately, that' terribad ending prevented Mass Effect 3 from being my GotY. Its also lessened my interest in the franchise as a whole.

Binary Domain - 8.5/10 - My favorite shooter of the year. Like AW, this game took me by surprise. Not only is it good, arcadey fun, it's got an engaging story to boot.

The Darkness 2 - 8.5/10 - Great visual style, original levels, smart writing, and innovative gameplay make TD2 really stand out amongst its peers. I enjoyed just as much as Binary Domain, with BD only being my shooter of the year because it isn't a sequel.

Tales of Graces F - 8.5/10 - The best Tales game of this gen, with the best gameplay in the series. Unfortunately, the story is a bit on the weak side and it doesn't deviate enough from the standard Tales formula.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - 8.5/10 - Only about halfway through, but it's already better than MGS2 and 4.

Dragon's Dogma - 8/10

The Unfinished Swan - 8/10

Papo & Yo - 8/10

Journey - 7.5/10

Ninja Gaiden 3 - 7/10 - Not the trainwreck I was led to believe, but certainly nothing special.
#5tremble1476Posted 12/30/2012 2:27:33 PM
This year I played:
The Walking Dead - 9.5
Mass Effect 3 - 9.0
Fez - 9.0
The Witcher 2 - 9.0
Halo 4 - 9.0
Far Cry 3 - 9.0
Dance Central 3 - 8.5
Max Payne 3 - 9.0
Forza Horizon - 8.5
Need For Speed: Most Wanted - 8.5
Dust: An Elysian Tail - 8.5
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed - 8.5
Joe Danger 2: The Movie - 8.0
Double Fine Happy Action Theater - 8.0
Kinect Party - 8.5
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - 8.0
Gotham City Impostors - 8.0
Wreckateer - 7.0
Happy Wars - 7.0
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#6the36thchamberPosted 12/30/2012 3:01:28 PM
Lost planet Colonies
Darksiders
Vanquish
Bayonetta
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
Blur
Batman Arkham City
Dead Space 2
Gears of war 3
Resident Evil 6
Devil May Cry 4
Resident Evil 5
Tekken Tag 2
Virtua Fighter 5 final showdown
Persona 4 Arena
Mortal Kombat
Warhammer 40k Space Marine
Super Street Fighter 4 AE

Very few of these did I just buy in 2012,some were rebought this year and most I already had. Long story short its been a really fun year for me and after next year I could have a lineup of games i love enough to never need another game
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#7King_Of_SpamPosted 12/30/2012 3:03:41 PM
Guys playing Dark Souls in 2012... Wow.

Even though it is inferior to Demon's Souls, but that is an exclusive to a playable console.
#8z0mgthiefbeefPosted 12/30/2012 3:20:55 PM(edited)
Alright let me see if I can remember everything I played

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 9.8/10 (amazing)
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 7.5/10 (good)
Fire emblem: Sacred Stones 9/10 (amazing)
Sonic Generations 7/10 (good)
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together 6/10 (ok)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 3/10 (bad)
Halo: Reach 9/10 (amazing)
Halo 4 8/10 (great)
Dark Cloud 8.8/10 (great)
Radiant Historia 10/10 (masterpiece, PLAY THIS GAME)
Final Fantasy VII 9.6/10 (amazing)
Crisis Core: Final fantasy VII 8.5/10 (great)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky 9/10 (amazing)
Star Fox 64 3D 9/10 (amazing)
Kid Icarus: Uprising 9.5/10 (amazing)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 9/10 (amazing)
Diable III 5/10 (mediocre)

Games I played but not long enough to rate:

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
Xenoblade Chronicles
Valkyria Chronicles

After not playing JRPGs for several years, this year I decided to catch up on some of them. I liked pretty much all the ones I played and I'm probably going to be playing more next year.
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#9FiyunPosted 12/30/2012 3:43:39 PM
Only on the 360?

Spider-Man: Edge of Time
Bastion
Eternal Sonata
Deathsmiles Deluxe Edition
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Lost Odyssey
Knight's Contract
Bayonetta
Gray Matter
Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Nier
Catherine
WET
L.A Noire
Infinite Undiscovery
Revolver360
Breath of Death VII: The Beginning
Darksiders
The MAW
Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space
MicroBot
Prince of Persia (2008)
Doritos Crash Course
Mass Effect 3
Final Fantasy XIII
Eat Lead: The return of Matt Hazard
Hunted The Demon's Forge: Special Edition
Splatterhouse
50 Cent: blood on the sand
Bionic Commando (2009)
Dragon Age: Origins
Too Human
Dragon Age II
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I
Resonance of Fate
Lollipop Chainsaw
Blue Dragon
Alpha Protocol
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
The Last Remnant
Sonic 4: Episode II
Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper
Prototype 2
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
The Walking Dead

Thoughts coming later.....
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#10LORDCOSMOS(Topic Creator)Posted 12/31/2012 2:00:00 PM
I should have mentioned and as you can see by my post,

I would love this topic to be all-system.

I myself have my 360 and PS3 constantly rotating with older games.

Sorry, fanboy allegiances.

Trying to get a feel for what types of gamers people are, as human beings :D

This means as much context as possible lol
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