Tagged With 2012 year in video games
Sure, 2012 was a year rife with disappointments. But it was also filled with surprises of the best sort. Since we brought everyone down last week with our list of the biggest disappointments of the year, we thought it only proper to also share the best, most welcome surprises.
Japan: The birthplace of Mario, Sonic, Final Fantasy and Street Fighter — just to name a few. Each year scores of games are made and released here. The best of these come to the West — or rather most of the best do. Each year, a few great titles manage to slip through the cracks for whatever reason and 2012 is no exception.
Nietzsche once said, "Without music, life would be a mistake." Imaginary philosopher Richard Riemenschneider once said, "People who begin articles with Nietzsche quotes are the worst." Let's agree to meet somewhere in the middle. And with that, let's look back at the best of Kotaku Melodic this year.
It's not easy to idle like this in Need for Speed: Most Wanted the excellent open-world racing game from EA's Criterion Games.
Everyone loves a tropical island. Rolling green hills, crimson sunsets, crashing blue waves; when we think "paradise", we think of the tropics. With its finely tuned engine and sprawling island setting, Far Cry 3 was easily one of the most gorgeous video games of the year. The drug sequences were awfully pretty too.
We hear all the time that video games are a young medium, that they've still got so much untapped potential to wow us in unique and meaningful ways. And while it may seem like it's been just another 12 months of sequels, remakes and disappointment, there have been signs that video games are maturing. Some of those baby teeth are shaking loose.