Kill la Kill / “Incomplete”
Totally forgot to make best-of lists for 2013, so here’s a haphazardly thrown together jumble on the last day of February.
1. Dark Souls II: Network Test (PS3)
Don’t even care that this was a timed online beta. This was the best thing I played all year because of the promise of what’s to come. My love for this series is well documented, but the fact remains that the three hours I spent with the online beta for Dark Souls 2 were the most compelling three hours of gaming I had all year. I don’t think there’s a chance the final game could disappoint, but if it does I’ll just have to find a new hobby.
#2-10 (Left to Right):
2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nook takes all your bells once again.
3. Dragon’s Crown (PS3/PS Vita)
Side-scrolling perfection with plenty of life and hometown.
4. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3/360)
Go home to Grove Street and fuck it all up.
5. Ys: Memories of Celceta (PS Vita)
A love letter to the JRPGs of old complete with amnesia and a rocking collector’s edition. Working Designs would be proud.
6. Tearaway (PS Vita)
Not just an extraordinary tech demo for the hardware, but a title so full of love that it’s hard to not adore.
7. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3/360/PC)
Raiden wears a poncho and fights robot gorillas in a Mexican sewer. Thank you, Platinum.
8. Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
The game that launched a thousand waifus. Would’ve easily placed higher if it wasn’t so easy. Great SRPG for someone not keen on the genre.
9. Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS)
Quality SMT title, but far from the best in the series. Dub is laughable at times, but the demons are top notch.
10. Soul Sacrifice (PS Vita)
Hunting, sacrificing, and plenty of lore. Too few environments and weapons keep it from being truly great.