The Good, The Bad, and the Meh of 2012

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by bfun, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. It's close to the end of the year and I figure it's time to score the 2012 games we’ve played. Lets include 4th quarter 2011 as well since those may have extended into 2012. Rate them however you want.

    The Good
    Mass Effect 3
    Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebelion
    Guild Wars 2
    XCOM: Enemy Unknown
    Elders Scrolls V
    Mine Craft
    Batman: Arkum City

    The Meh
    Allan Wake
    Diablo 3
    The Secret World
    Counter Strike: Global Offensive
    Battlefield 3

    The Bad

    30 Flights of Lovin

    Still to play

    Baldurs Gate: Enhance Edition

    List of 2012 and 2011 games
  2. The Good
    Borderlands 2
    Sleeping Dogs
    Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellioin
    Trine 2
    Max Payne 3

    The Meh
    COD: Modern Warfare 3
    The Walking Dead
    Alan Wake
    Battlefield 3
    Ghost Recon Future Soldier

    The Bad
    Medal of Honor Warfighter

    Still need to play:
    Hitman Absolution
    Sniper Elite V2
    To The Moon
    Spec Ops The Line
    X-Com Enemy Unknown

    Medal of Honor got a bad from me because it totally bored me at the get go. An FPS that doesn't capture at the beginning is an epic fail.

    For the Mehs, Dishonored was interesting for a bit, but got quite stale for me. Started out interesting and got boring enough that I don't even have an urge to jump back into it. MW3 and BF3 were OK, but nothing really memorable about them for me. The Walking Dead is just potentially a meh for me since from what I played so far (ep 1 and 2) was quite excellent. My friends who finished it says it goes downhill from there. Ghost Recon's campaign (I played it all in coop) was pretty fun. But the other multiplayer modes didn't do it for us.
  3. Didn't realize anyone else had an interest in X-Com Enemy Unknown. Turn based games are kind of a love hate thing for most. Mostly hate I think.
  4. I used to play turn based games all the time back in the day. I played the romance of the three kingdoms series all the time as well as super robot taisen. I stopped for a while and picked up silent storm when that came out. then i had another very long hiatus until i saw the reviews of enemy unknown come out and my interest peaked again.
  5. Wow. Was Alan Wake from this year? I feel like i played that horrible game atleast 3 years ago.
  6. You probably did if you have an xbox. The game only got ported to PC earlier this year.
  7. Journey, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, Max Payne 3, and Assassin's Creed III are among the best games I've played this year.

    I have several key games yet to play. I heard the new X-Com game is pretty good. I was afraid they were going to turn it into some FPS crap, but the demo seemed much closer to the games from Microprose than I expected, which is a very pleasant surprise. I'll pick it up in a Steam sale. I also have not played Dishonored and hadn't really been looking out for it. All of a sudden there are 3 very good new games with stealth mechanics (AC3, FC3, and Dishonored). I liked what I played of the Sleeping Dogs demo; it will be another Steam sale target.

    Is SpecOps: The Line good? I think I played a demo and thought it was crap. I've seen great things being said about it recently. I wasn't impressed from what I played. Of course, if someone played the Dead Space demo, they would have thought it was horrible when it was actually a very good game.

    Battlefield 3 came out last year.
  8. People say the campaign in spec ops the line is top notch, which is why it got me interested. bfun wanted to list fourth quarter 2011 games into this rating system so I just followed his lead.
  9. Good:
    Max Payne 3

    Battlefield 3
    Mass Effect 3
    Diablo 3

    Alan Wake
  10. I pretty much only played Xenogears this year and didn't finish it yet either as I probably didn't like it. I felt it was like a Tales game, just way too long and tedious. What game isn't tedious when it's 300 hours+??
  11. Ask Armadeadn, he's somehow managed to sink 1000+ hours into Skyrim.