Fulltime Journalist for the daily newspaper "Letzebuerger Journal". Worked as a freelance Videogame 'journalist' for that same newspaper for 2 years beforehand. Also, I'm the former News Editor over at www.Sega-Addicts.com. I also wrote a few frontpage stories here on Destructoid....
I also wrote for several weeks for www.Gamersyndrome.com
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So, hello there! Long time no see, I know. I've been quite busy, thanks to my new job as a full-time journalist. Still, I need to blog from time to time, and as it's the end of the year, I guess I have to pick my games of the year. Since pretty much everyone does that, I'm going to choose some games, that don't land on these lists quite often enough. So, this is my "Games I love that are generally overlooked"-list for 2012.
Super Monday Night Combat
This just had to be on the list. I put over 100 hours into this game, which is amazing considering the fact that I have like zero free time left. Still this interesting Moba-esque Team Fortress-like multiplayer team shooter is a lot of fun, even though it is really hard to get into at first. However, the game is overlooked a lot. I can't quite pin down, why that is, but if I had to guess, it's probably the steep learning curve and the fact that it is quite different from the "normal" Monday Night Combat. Since player numbers are dwindling fast, it has also become quite hard to find games anymore. Which is bad news if you like to play it every now and then.
Civilization V: Gods and Kings
Civilization V is one of my all-time favorite games and it's kind of weird how practically nobody talks about this game. The expansion pack that has been released this year brought many new 'old' things to the table. They are mostly elements, that were in Civ IV and were missing in Civ V, but still, religion and espionage are great fun! Also, some of the new civilizations, like Austria, are really fun to play. If only the multiplayer would work better.
Everything Grasshopper Manufacture made this year
Sure, Lollipop Chainsaw got a fair amount of ads, but in terms of awards, the game hasn't received too many yet. While it isn't a perfect game by any stretch, I feel like it deserved some more praise. Other Grasshopper Manufacture games like 'Sine Mora', 'Liberation maiden' and 'Black Knight Sword' also flew under the radar of most people, which is a shame, since they all are really interesting little games.
So, that's pretty much my selection of overlooked games. I think everyone has a few of those games, that he or she just loves but feels that not enough people got around to play them. The fun thing about these lists is, that they help you to find some hidden gems... If you have any hidden gems of 2012, that you feel are underappreciated, then feel free to share them in the comment section or in a separate C-Blog. And thanks for reading!