The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2013!

  • I can vouch for Arkham Origins.

    I think one of the reasons it got a lukewarm response back then is the fact it didn't really bring anything new after City, compared to the jump from Asylum to City. It also came soon after and might have felt like a "cashgrab", as much as I hate that word.

    But if you ignore that, as well as the bugs which have been mostly eradicated by now, you can't go wrong with this one if you liked the others, especially when you can find it dirt cheap these days.

    The gameplay is as tight as ever and the story is actually quite original and puts some new villains in the spotlight, several of the boss fights are fun and original (not just Deathstroke). I'd rather replay this one than Arkham Knight, easily.

    If you've been itching for more Batman, go for it!

  • As for Super Mario 3D World, when I first started listing all the 2013 games I thought to myself it would easily make my top 4, but after comparing it to all the others I ended up not voting for it at all.

    It's a great game, I had fun with it, but it left no long-lasting impression on me, I thought it was way too easy (I blasted through most of it with a friend in one sitting), and there were no major stand-outs.

    I went back to get all the collectibles and 100% it, but only those hidden extra levels felt interesting to me (although Champions Road took things a bit too far).

    So as others said, probably one of my least favorite Mario games while still a great game in itself, but didn't deserve a mention compared to my other 2013 darlings.

  • Arkham Origins honestly does some things better than the Rocksteady Arkham games. The detective scenes are really cool, it has my favorite gadget in the entire series, and the Deathstroke fight is fantastic. In many ways, this game brought the series forward, and it's a shame Knight didn't keep the same advancements.

  • liked AA and city better. didnt finish, got bored of it before the end.

    got it for free when i got my GTX 780

  • @brannox you should play it

  • Banned

    I was all for Origins until it turned into another Joker game.
    Honestly couldn't stand Troy Baker's terrible Mark Hamill impression.
    Just seemed like bad filler. Like a Naruto arc involving a magic sword.

  • @el-shmiablo I'm probably confused but wasn't the Joker just implied in Origins, like at the very end? My recollection was that after you beat the game you start hearing about the Joker but I dont remember him actually being part of the game, maybe I just don't remember correctly.

    I do remember Origins was my least favorite game of the trilogy, but that could have easily been fatigue, I did like all of the games, and I would be pretty down for a new one now since it has been a good while.

  • @bard91 I don't know if I should use spoiler tags for a 6 year old game, but here goes:

    About halfway through the game you find out Black Mask was the Joker the whole time. It kind of becomes a weird Killing Joke hybrid.

  • @capnbobamous I honestly have zero recollection of that, but thinking about it I really don't remember much at all about the story of Origins.

  • Also a shout out for Arkham Origins Black gate, great metroidvania game for the Vita/3DS.

  • SteamWorld Dig

    #13. SteamWorld Dig - 10 points


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


    Release date: August 7 [EU], August 8 [US]
    Developer: Image & Form
    Publisher: Image & Form
    Genre: Platformer
    Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows, OS X



  • SteamWorld Dig is one of those games I didn't hear about until years later and I think it's pretty unique each SteamWorld so far has been a different genre. With the recent Quest released, I'm sure Dig got a few replays and new players. The concept of robots with personality working as miners is a fun one, but judging from what I've seen/heard, this isn't for me. And I can now feel the disappointment from Huber.

  • I'm so happy the SteamWorld series exists. I've had a lot of fun with every one of those games.

  • I think all of the SteamWorld games are great, and Dig is no exception. All of them are just the right length with satisfying progression. As a side note I don't think I played SteamWorld Dig until 2016. Rusty or Dorothy for Smash!

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  • While it didn’t make my top 8, I really enjoyed Arkham Origins, despite its terrible launch state, including some incredibly obvious game breaking bugs that softlocked the game. I think thematically and narratively it makes a better trilogy with Asylum and City than Knight does.

  • Whoops... I've let this topic slip by me.

    Some really good games so far. DmC and Metro Last Light didn't make my 8 but I had a great time with both, in particular Last Light. I just loved going outside and having to think about your mask in terms of air and damage an it absolutely nails the atmosphere. Really need to check out Exodus someday.

    Rogue Legacy is a phenomenal game. I put so many hours into that on Vita. For me, only Dead Cells has come close to that same experience but I think I prefer Rogue Legacy as it's a lot more open. Also this song is just so good from the game.
    Youtube Video

    I really need to check out the second game that studio made that flopped.

    Arkham Origins is probably my favourite of the Arkham series. I was fortunate enough to dodge the vast majority of bugs people so that never came into it for me. I loved the concept of it and I thought it was an excellent origin story for the relationship between Joker and Batman. Troy Baker absolutely nails it. This game was pretty much a huge reason why Knight was a big disappointment in terms of bosses. The step down was just huge.

    Also I always remembered this TV Spot for it and thought it just totally nails what Batman stands.

    Youtube Video

  • @tokeeffe9 fun fact, the TV spot was directed by the same person who directed Deadpool

  • The Wolf Among Us

    #12. The Wolf Among Us - 13 points


    #1: 0
    #2: 2 (Brandon_Reister, Capnbobamous)
    #3: 0
    #4: 0
    HM: 5 (Hanabi, ffff0, SunPraiser, Sentinel Beach, tokeeffe9)


    Release date: October 11 [US/EU]
    Developer: Telltale Games
    Publisher: Telltale Games
    Genre: Graphic adventure
    Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows, OS X


    GT Review

  • RIP to my favourite Telltale game, season 2 never came.