The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2012!



  • I had the chance to try Tokyo Jungle through PSPlus but it just looked boring. Nothing since has changed my mind. This or a Tales RPG? What an easy choice.



  • I only put 6 games on my list this year. There were several games I was thinking about adding to my list to get to 8. Tales of Graces was one of them but it's just not good enough to deserve an honorable mention, it was just "okay" in my opinion.



  • Final Fantasy XIII-2

    #20. Final Fantasy XIII-2 - 9 points

    Votes

    #1: 1 (Sheria)
    #2: 0
    #3: 1 (E_Zed_Eh_Intern)
    #4: 0
    HM: 1 (FF7Cloud)

    Information

    Release date: January 31 [US], February 3 [EU]
    Developer: Square Enix 1st Production Department
    Publisher: Square Enix
    Genre: Role-playing
    Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows

    Links

    Trailer
    Wikipedia
    GT Review



  • I feel like the Goddess is disappointed in me for not voting for FF XIII-2...



  • XIII-2 huh? Of all the mainline Final Fantasies I've played (which for reference I have NOT played III, V, XI, and XIV) XIII is at the absolute bottom of my personal rankings and shares in the "I can't stand this" category with VIII. As a result, with how bad XIII burned me, there was/is no way I would try out either sequel.

    HOWEVER, with its placement here, it's a clear indicator that, at the absolute very least, XIII-2 is a better game than the original, so I can have a little silver lining view.



  • I actually never played any of the XIII games.


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    So people enjoyed the XIII games unironically? thats interesting. I wanted to like 13 so so bad, I really went into for it, but I couldnt bring myself to finish it. Then I started with 13-2 but when it got too much time travelling it just got confusing and I gave up. lol.



  • @brannox 3 and 5 are the most underrated games in the series and you should definitely give them a shot! Just know what you're getting into with them. 3 especially is very old school, to say the least.



  • @naltmank My aversions to those is the job systems. They've never really appealed to me and I learned my lesson with VI to trust my instincts: If I play ANY game because it's lauded by others instead of having my initial interest, I run the risk of having an unfair view on it.



  • 13-2 was my Pokémon. Got so into collecting and leveling monsters and giving them all kinds of skills. I didn't appreciate the lack of a connected world (part of why I quit 10-2 way back) but still somehow spent 100+ hours on this. Couldn't tell you a thing about the story but as I've said before, game stories are all bad to me so I usually ignore them.



  • FTL: Faster Than Light

    #19. FTL: Faster Than Light - 11 points

    Votes

    #1: 0
    #2: 0
    #3: 2 (bam541, Ringedwithtile)
    #4: 1 (Phbz)
    HM: 3 (Shoulderguy, TokyoSlim, Brandon_Reister)

    Information

    Release date: September 14 [US/EU]
    Developer: Subset Games
    Publisher: Subset Games
    Genre: Role-playing
    Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, OS X

    Links

    Trailer
    Wikipedia
    GT Review



  • Yet another game that ALMOST made my list. Great little game.



  • Wonderful to see FFXIII-2 on the list, though I feel it should be higher. It was infinitely better than FFXIII in my opinion and sucked up many hours from me. I loved all the characters and the story as well, I love stories that involve time travel.

    Shout outs to @E_Zed_Eh_Intern and @FF7Cloud for their additions.



  • I had to do a double take when I saw that I gave this a mere honorable mention. Man this game is amazing but there are so many other great games that came out in the same year that I couldn't slot it into my top 4. I think FTL comes close to the optimal roguelike formula for me while also having a great theme, soundtrack, and level of strategic depth. And while I think Into the Breach was a step down from FTL (I played it 10 hours instead of 100) I am confident that Subset Games will keep on making great games.
    I also thought that other people would give it more points than it got. I always overestimate the EZA community's interest in PC games because of my personal tastes.



  • I should buy this game again. My current Steam account doesn't have it, it's been a while since I actually played it. It would eat up my life again though. As a big fan of roguelikes, this is the crowning jewel for me. I never even finished it once, only got through past half of the sectors twice.



  • Games like FTL that have permadeath and you have to start over from the beginning every time stress me out so I've never really been drawn to this. Also, while in the moment of playing I'm sure it's fine, just seeing snippets as someone whose never played, it's very intimidating to see so much going on screen at once and you need to responsible for all of it. That said, this game must be REALLY good because it being nominated to be called "One of the Greats" (tm)..... with the exception for being banned for at least one more HoG.



  • I completely forgot that FTL came out in 2012, great game.



  • Final Fantasy 13 is much better game then the original



  • Dragon's Dogma

    #18. Dragon's Dogma - 12 points

    Votes

    #1: 0
    #2: 0
    #3: 3 (Shoulderguy, Hidz, Tearju Engi)
    #4: 0
    HM: 3 (TokyoSlim, Chocobop, naltmank)

    Information

    Release date: May 22 [US], May 25 [EU]
    Developer: Capcom
    Publisher: Capcom
    Genre: Action role-playing
    Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows

    Links

    Trailer
    Wikipedia
    GT Review



  • I thought Dragon's Dogma would be in the top 10 for sure. Nonetheless, I'm glad it made the list.

    I've finished Dragon's Dogma multiple times playing as different classes. It shares a lot of it's design with many of my other favorite action RPGs but it's very distinctly it's own game. Those distinctive touches are what make it so special and it's surprising Capcom hasn't made a sequel. I was even convinced that Deep Down was actually some type of Dragon's Dogma game.

    Maybe now that DMC 5 is finished and Monster Hunter World is raking in all that cash. Capcom is finally in position to make that sequel happen.