With the new generation fast approaching, I thought it would be interesting to look back at what our favorite games this generation were, and why. This isn't a "what were the most critically acclaimed games" or "what do you think was the best" thread. It's all about what games you enjoyed playing most, and which left the most impact on you. I'll put mine below.
I have eight, in no particular order-
1) Fallout 3: The amount of time I spent with this game was absurd. I must have put in over 100 hours on both consoles, getting the platinum on Ps3 and all the achievements on 360. Fallout 3 was everything I wanted in a game this gen (just give us the sequel, BethSoft!)
2) Skyrim: Mostly the same reason as above. The world really drew me in, and I felt like I was a part of it, even if it was incredibly janky and the dungeons eventually got repetitive. And the music is fantastic (even though it makes me feel a tad depressed. Something about the woodwind instruments or something. Same thing happens with Darksiders 2's music).
3) Call of Duty 4: This was one of the first games I played this gen. It used to be all I played, and I was completely fine with that. I still love CoD, but nothing will ever beat CoD4.
4) Darksiders 2: I will admit, it's not the best game. It's too long in the tooth, it crashes often and it's very lopsided (padded first half, incredibly thin second half). But the art design, gameplay and music more than make up for it.
5) Bioshock Infinite: I know a lot of people have begun to hate this game since it's release, and yeah, it's REALLY flawed. But I still love it. The world feels very unique and interesting, and however divisive it is, I loved the story.
6) The Last of Us: No explanation needed.
7) Uncharted 3: It might not be as good as 2, but I found myself enjoying it much more. I have no idea why. I still love 2, but I prefer 3.
8) Dishonored: Every stealth game needs to take a page out of Dishonored's book. Instead of falling into the awful trap of having stealth the felt finicky and binary, it just set you loose and let you figure it out on your own.
So what are yours?
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