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December 21, 2012


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Your biggest gaming surprise of 2012?

SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What game or games really wowed you this year? For me its the Modern Combat series for Android devices and iFeces. Hard to believe that someone can offer a Modern Warfare quality title for $6.99 a pop. Yet there it is.

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MarvelousChester Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Reveal of Dark Souls II amazed me
A good CoD since World at War if you can look pass the lag, argue if you wish but we all know MW2 was a broken as hell game with good connectivity being the only thing saving it
Borderlands 2 stepping up what the 1st one lacked

Still a bit dissapointed in the fun but messed up game called Twisted Metal but in all honesty, who really plays it for the story?
wolfos96 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Black Ops 2. I thought the series was dead to me, but this one actually interested me again. Disagree if you want, I still enjoy it.
bugfacegard Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
ff13-2 for having such depth after reading the strat guide there is somuch gonig on in that game that you'dprobably never know unless you read it. like hidden flow charts.
SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably had to do with complaints about the first being so light on content.
I wonder if S-E learned their lesson and eased off on the pre-rendered cut scenes, in favor of leaving in more actual game.
skullwarrior13 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Epic Mickey 2. 'nuff said
LouisEugenioJR Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Need For Speed: Most Wanted 2012 and Criterion Games taking full control of the Need For Speed series.
SUPER-JOHN-DOE Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Gravity Rush and Katawa Shoujo.

Didn't know they still made original games.
IMDSound Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Definitely Journey! Even though I beat it in like an hour I felt so immersed in the world and my little guy! I immediately went on to play a second run. The minimalist communication between characters was also very nice. I think it kept the game beautiful. It made it seem like all the players in the game were all really nice, beeping, cloaked guys and that they were also lost in this Journey. The remastered version of Shadow of the Colossus was nice too.
ShoppingMonk Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Non other than Counter Strike with friends unforgeable days with out food,drink,college,Sleep etc.
FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Ah man, Max Payne 3 and Borderlands 2 were my highlights of the year. A notable mention is AC3 because I'm a huge fan of the series and enjoyed the game overall. Overall, this was a pretty disappointing year for me. :disbelief:
Cirstyn Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Biggest nasty surprise - how crap ME3 was, even with all DLC ( I just finished Omega - two hrs, tops of really mediocre PewPewPew!)
Biggest good surprise - How good the Enhanced Edition of the Witcher 2 was.

Pratt-San Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
probably Journey, even though I only played the demo i plan on getting the collection...
Hanimetion Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most WiiU games
ultraviolet Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
TheRedSnifit Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
ZombiU and Kid Icarus Uprising. The latter needed slightly more polished multiplayer, though.
hydris Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012

But out of the 2012 games I've played, Torchlight 2 deserves some mention; maybe Natural Selection 2 once I can play it at a satisfactory frame rate.
sbkMulletMan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Biggest surprise for me was Mount & Blade: Napoleonic Wars.

The big-name titles may have been a disappointment, but indie games did rather well. Napoleonic Wars especially gave me tons of fun. Simple indie game, visuals that look 10 years out of date, but it played beautifully. I never thought I'd actually enjoy horribly inaccurate, slow-loading muskets, but I love it!

And Legend of Grimrock introduced me to an old, old, OLD school game style that I unfortunately missed out on growing up. The purest form of dungeon crawling that really took me by surprise, and best of all, I got it for under 4 bucks during the Steam Autumn Sale. Probably the best deal I made all year.
Zoltor Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
This year sucked bad big time, so much infact, I spent my money on expanding my anime collection instead(got some awesome anime).

I'm gonna buy Torchlight 2 but other then that, this year can rot in hell for all I care(so many meh-POS games, and then you have one of the biggest abominations of mankind, Diablo 3, talk about a slap in the face, Blizzard must be purposely trying to kill off the franchise).
my-canga Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Ahh come on! The obvious pun would have been ipoo.

OT: I almost couldn't think of anything but... Just the other day, I saw a game trailer by the name of The Phantom Pain. Hells yes. I am all the excite.
superpika237 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I don't really know. I was finally able to play Castle Crashers on PC, but that game is pretty old.

Xenoblade is pretty much the best JRPG I've ever played, so there's that.
HappyDuckCreator Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hotline Miami.
Wasn't expecting much, but FUCK ME, what a completely awesome game.
kmwright Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
+ wow

Zombi U (One of the best horror-survivals in years)
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (An excellent platformer from a franchise I didn't really care that much about)

- wow

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II (this game managed to be worst than Episode 1 :|)
Mass Effect 3 (I played just to finally finish the story. People, this game is bad regardless of the ending.)
Resident Evil 6 (:rofl:)
DJ0Hybrid Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Criterion actually proved that a game that I will instant rage quit has some decent ideas and can be made into something decent (Need for Speed: Most Wanted.)
I was actually surprised to see that Borderlands 2 actually did so well that they keep putting it on sale much cheaper than normal.

Outside of those, nothing really surprised me this year.
TronmanZ Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
The only games that wowed me this year was Kid Icarus: Uprising, Mark of the Ninja and Sleeping Dogs. Otherwise, 2012 is a shitty year for gaming since it's filled with disappointments like Twisted Metal, Dishonored or Mass Effect 3, or abominations like Resident Evil 6, Diablo III, Soul Calibur V or Hitman: Absolution.
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