What surprised you this year? Not a lot? Have the ability to foresee the future. Cool. For the rest of us this is what we voted the biggest surprise of 2013…
I agree. When Tomb Raider was announced it was clear that Crystal Dynamics talked the talk, which was all well and good, but when the game was released and they walked the goddamn walk? That was a pretty big surprise. Pretty good choice here friends!
2nd place: The Last of Us
3rd place: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
How does a decade old game surprise you? How does that happen? How is that possible.
I guess you do it by being way better than anyone could have expected. By dazzling people. By reminding people of something they forgot. That’s how Wind Waker HD became my biggest surprise of 2013.
So, really, Wind Waker surprised me not because it’s a great game but because I had forgotten how good it was. I had forgotten how crisp the art was. I had forgotten the music. I had forgotten everything.
But it was more than that. Wind Waker HD was just, easily, the best HD remake I’ve ever played, just in terms of the upgrade and the time and… well, everything. It was the game that, in 2013, actually helped reinvigorate my love of video games. It’s also probably the best looking video game I think I’ve ever played on any format. I just love it.
Runners up: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Luigi’s Mansion 2