The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2013!

  • Although I don't play it anymore, I had to give some love to FFXIV. It was the main reason I bought a PS4 initially and the first MMO I ever played. I got so stupidly addicted to it and still remember things like getting my chocobo for the first time. I wish I had more time and less responsibilities so I could just sink myself into that world again but at least I've got lots of fond memories.

  • As big of a fan of the franchise as I am, XIV is one of four main numbered entries I haven't played. For this game, it's simply because it's an MMO. However, the one thing about this game I truly enjoyed isn't necessarily the game itself, but NoClip's documentary on it from a couple of years ago. Kudos to a team that decided to rebuild the entire thing, but having it in its initial state is STILL mind boggling. All that said, still feels good seeing a Final Fantasy on these lists.

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    Im currenly on a "break" from XIV. But I have had soo much fun with it playing as a dragoon. I absolutely love the art style of it, the world and just how nice all the people I've met in it are. I love final fantasy, I love MMOs, so this was kinda given to be liked from my side.

  • Rogue Legacy

    #15. Rogue Legacy - 10 points


    #1: 0
    #2: 1 (parasitepaladin)
    #3: 0
    #4: 2 (Sazime, SabotageTheTruth)
    HM: 2 (Brandon_Reister, tokeeffe9)


    Release date: June 27 [US/EU]
    Developer: Cellar Door Games
    Publisher: Cellar Door Games
    Genre: Roguelike
    Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows, OS X


    GT Review

    Super Mario 3D World

    #15. Super Mario 3D World - 10 points


    #1: 0
    #2: 1 (naltmank)
    #3: 0
    #4: 2 (Hanabi, NeoCweeny)
    HM: 2 (Shoulderguy, E_Zed_Eh_Intern)


    Release date: November 22 [US], November 29 [EU]
    Developer: Nintendo EAD Tokyo
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: Platformer
    Platform(s): Wii U


    GT Review

  • Rogue Legacy is one of those games that sounds bland on paper but is such a delight. It truly creates that "just one more run" mentality and is one of the games that got me interested in rogue-likes - a genre I love dearly now. I cannot wait for the second one to see how they improve on an already stellar experience.

  • Super Mario 3D World is the best Mario game and easily the second best thing that's still Wii U exclusive to this day.

  • A couple of games I don't have any experience with, so comments for each are incredibly short:

    For Rouge Legacy, the genre doesn't appeal to me, but I DO like the pixelated style. As for Super Mario 3D World, I have a good friend who says this is his favorite Mario game (and he's not all that into Mario), so hearing him say as such when there's so many other Mario games that get the spotlight is refreshing. That said, this is another case of something high quality on the Wii U that will most likely be held back by both its home hardware, and the company not porting it.

  • I'm not a huge rouge-like player, but RL hooked me hard. Satisfying loop, and plenty of chances to upgrade and improve. Feels good.

  • Never played Rogue Legacy.

    Super Mario 3D World is probably one of my least favourite Mario games but still an awesome game. The only Mario game I've ever got the wife to play. Played through the whole thing together. Or almost did. Stupid Champions Road.

  • Super Mario 3D World is distressingly underrated and underplayed. There's some incredible level design in this game.

  • Rogue Legacy was just straight up fun. Everything about it just brought me joy. So please put it down, Marie Kondo.

  • This reminds me that Rogue Legacy has been on my to-play list for a long time, and as a roguelike fan this should not be the case.

  • Hey, I've played Rogue Legacy! It's alright; I wish it had more going on with its design and mechanics. I don't think it hits the highs of other roguelikes, and the game gets a good deal easier as you continue to play with its host of permanent upgrades, but I enjoyed my time with it.

  • kinda forgot about 3d world, it probably would have been in my top 4 but the other games i picked were also really good. Loved this game, great synergy between 3d and 2d styles of gameplay with non reused levels and a great challenge curve!

  • Batman: Arkham Origins

    #14. Batman: Arkham Origins - 10 points


    #1: 1 (Exist 2 Inspire)
    #2: 0
    #3: 0
    #4: 1 (Capnbobamous)
    HM: 3 (Brandon_Reister, Axel, tokeeffe9)


    Release date: October 25 [US/EU]
    Developer: WB Games Montréal
    Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    Genre: Action-adventure
    Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Microsoft Windows


    GT Review

  • Played it, liked it, but not enough to get into my top 8.

  • Weird to me that on Metacritic, users and reviewers have this right at 75, while Steam and "Google Users" put it in the 90s.

    Fun game, swimming in 7s or 8s for me.

  • Great story but the ridiculous amount of bugs this game had ruined my enjoyment of the game. It should have been a ps4/xbone game. It didn't run well. One of the bugs in the game was fast travel crashed the game.

  • A solid addition to the Arkham series, liked it a lot. That Deathstroke fight was ruthless as hell.