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Cyrus avatar 11:18 AM on 12.31.2012  (server time)
Games of the Year 2012

Just like the title said.

Games of the Year (Consoles)

#3 Dishonored (Multiplatform)
Great combination of Deus Ex and Bioshock, has fantastic stealth mechanics and addicting gameplay and a fine example of a game not needing Multiplayer to be successful. Also, known as "Bioshock Infinite Early", if Infinite does not surpass this, I will be disappointed.

#2 Far Cry 3 (Multiplatform)
What I would call a combination of Just Cause 2 and Assassin's Creed 3, huge open world, lots of optional content, fun gameplay, great characters and voice-acting and just an all-around bloody, good time.

#1 Tales of Xillia 2 (Playstation 3)
A fantastic JRPG that transcends the original in every possible way, which is what sequels are meant to do. My love for the Tales series only grows stronger at this point.

Games of the Year (Handhelds)

#3 Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (Multiplatform)
I'm in love with the 999 story, I have not yet completed this game as of the time of writing this list, but I just love these adventure games and I'm pretty sure I'll end up falling in love with this game as well, and I'm looking forward to the third game.

#2 Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Nintendo 3DS)
Great entry in the Layton series, fantastic story and characters, and great use of the 3DS' features for the puzzles.

#1 Persona 4 Golden (Playstation Vita)
I put over 200 hours into this game and I'm not bored of it yet, that might say something about what I think of this masterpiece.

Honorable Mentions

Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten (PC)
Guild Wars 2 (PC)
Hitman: Absolution (Multiplatform)
Layton vs. Wright (Nintendo 3DS)
New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
Silent Hill: Book of Memories (Playstation Vita)
Silent Hill: Downpour (Multiplatform)
The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series (Multiplatform)
Torchlight II (PC)

Disappointments of the Year

Borderlands 2 (Multiplatform)
Game isn't bad, just slow and boring, and when a game is boring, it's not entertaining, which is the entire point of playing a video game; to be entertained. I was already angry by the time I reached Sanctuary, and I forced myself to reach level 23 because I really wanted to like the game. It resulted in me snapping the disc in half.

Diablo III (PC)
Blizzard took out too many choices and everything that made Diablo II fun, not to mention that I paid 40 for a game that I literally could not play for a month after my initial purchase; it's not a bad game, but it didn't turn out to be what I expected, go play Torchlight II instead.

Worst Game of 2012

Revelations 2012 (PC)
Don't play it, don't spend money on it, don't even play it for free, because you would still be spending time on it, and spending time on it is the game actively taking time off of your life, that sir, is technically murder.

Anticipations of 2013

Fire Emblem: Awakening (Nintendo 3DS)
Dead Space 3 (Multiplatform)
Bioshock Infinite (Multiplatform)
Dragon Quest VII (Nintendo 3DS)

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