The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2013!
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@SabotageTheTruth and @Hazz3r summed up many of my thoughts, I think the game's absolutely brilliant. The way the world and the story are presented and start to unfold is a freaking thing of beauty. Booker and Elizabeth's relationship and story with its twists pulled me in hard, that is some good story-telling. And the rifts! And the audio logs, yes, them as well. Loved the way they fleshed out the happenings. Played the DLC, too, and the way that decided to wrap things up with BioShock as a whole kinda blew my mind. What an unexpected bonus.
As usual, time to play a little catch up.
Tomb Raider is perhaps one of the best possible examples of how to properly reboot a franchise, in my opinion.
Taking some pretty clear inspiration from Uncharted, as Uncharted took some pretty clear inspiration from Tomb Raider before it, the reboot just felt some much more personal and intimate that the previous games in the series. Watching Lara transform from a reluctant survivor to a total badass was just a lot of fun, and the island being fun to explore helped too. Loved seeing how interconnected everything was by the end in that almost Dark Souls-ish way.
While I also enjoyed Rise, it felt like filler compared to Lara's first adventure in the trilogy. Hoping Shadow isn't as big if a disappointment as I've heard it is whenever I get around to playing it.
Bioshock Infinite didn't make my list despite being a fantastic game. It is the only Bioshock I've actually beaten, as the first one just gets really boring to me at a point. Just felt a lot more invested in the wild metaphysical adventures of Elizabeth and Booker.
One last thing. Fuck the "Witch" boss. I have never hit such a big roadblock in a game as I have that bitch. Spent hours and hours trying to beat that shit, only to finally cheese my way through when the boss got stuck on some level geometry. It made zero sense to me, considering the rest of the game felt relatively easy by comparison.
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@el-shmiablo That Witch boss almost made me quit the game.
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Just give us the winner, 2 and 3 is the one people don't know.
#3. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - 31 points
#1: 2 (Chocobop, NeoCweeny)
#2: 4 (Shoulderguy, E_Zed_Eh_Intern, Axel, Bigdude1)
#4: 2 (Sheria, Tearju Engi)
HM: 1 (naltmank)
Release date: November 22 [US/EU]
Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS
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If I'm right on what game is second, shoutout to Injustice Gods Among Us & God of War: Ascension
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@iboshow Call of Juarez: Gunslinger runner up and Guacamelee champ.
Y'all forgetting Knack.
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Shoutout to Saints Row IV, Grand Theft Auto V, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Remember Me.
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A Link Between Worlds holds up. It was my first ever Zelda game and I really enjoyed discovering the series as well as true game itself.
A modern classic if there ever was such a thing.
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#1. Knack - 54 Points
@Axel I haven't forgotten.
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Well damn, AC IV didn't make it? Means it had less than 8 points, out of which I gave it two. That's pretty cruel, the game was just so much fun in many regards.
Also a shoutout to Remember Me. And Lego Marvel as well.
Biiig shout out to the Ironically forgotten Remember Me.
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Damn, two of the games I voted for didn't make the list. Shoutout to Tales of Xillia and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
bam541 last edited by bam541
Hold on a minute, Brothers A Tale of Two Sons didn't make it? Wow. This shocks me, that's such an amazing game, I'm so sure that it's gonna be top 10.
Call of Juarez Gunslingers too. That's such an underrated game. It's quite surprising how fun this game is, I wish I can play it again now.
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@bam541 At least for myself I find Brothers to be very overrated and completely forgettable, I did not get the hype behind that game.
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@bard91 Sure, but I thought that the hype was pretty big back then, so at the very least it would appear on a top 20 list lol. Oh well.
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It's always going to be interesting seeing GTV go up against TLoU, but I've spent enough time on this forum to know that there's a huge Naughty Dog fanboy base here that will guarantee TLoU as number 1.
Broken Sword 5
Phoenix Wright: Duel Destinies
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows
Ys: Memories of Celceta
I loved A Link Between Worlds, I'd say it's objectively the best 2D Zelda ever.
Very clever first steps towards "open-world" by giving you access to all items from the start, letting you tackle the dungeons in any order. Those dungeons have excellent level design too, a couple with original mechanics.
The remixed soundtrack is catchy as hell, listen to this:
I enjoyed every minute of this game, it has a fast pace, the controls are super responsive. Even the story manages to have a charming twist!
It deserves a Switch port!