The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2011!

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    Ok, the further this list goes on, the less I feel like my options will come up haha! That said though, I remember that Axel said it was tight in the top, so perhaps all my picks are there x)

  • I’ll buy this if it comes to Switch. I alllllmost bought a Wii U cause I liked what I saw of 3D Land and Wonderful 101.

    My timeline in my head is really off though. Didn’t realize this was a 2011 game. Kinda thought the Wii U games flooded in at 2013.

  • Super Mario 3D Land, for me, is one of two Mario game where i was compelled to get everything. All the levels, all the coins, star coins, etc.
    And, much like with Galaxy, none of it felt like a chore.

    The true final level is one of the most difficult things ever and I love this game for being able to be easy, medium, and difficult in an organic way.

  • I should play Dead Space 1-2, Supergiant Games' games(seeee), also Super Mario 3D Land if it ever comes to Switch.

  • @dipset I think you're confusing it with Super Mario 3D World. Land was on 3DS, World on Wii U.

    It could have been an honorable mention for me but this game kinda just came and went. It did a lot of awesome things with the 3D screen, and there were some clever level design elements, but I also found it very easy and rather short. Fun but ultimately forgettable. Maybe I should replay it one day though.

  • The ending of Trails in the Sky FC is up there with MGS3 and Final Fantasy Tactics as maybe the best video game endings

  • @axel

    Ahhh you are 100% correct. Damn those titles / covers look so similar.

  • I like Bastion. It's ordinary in a lot of ways, but the presentation was really strong and the storytelling surprisingly absorbing.

    Haven't played Trails in the Sky or 3D Land. Interested in both, though the first I wouldn't consider a 2011 game personally.

  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

    #12. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective - 14 points


    #1: 2 (Hanabi, Tearju Engi)
    #2: 0
    #3: 1 (Bigdude1)
    #4: 0
    HM: 1 (Atbir Aimad)


    Release date: January 11 [US], January 14 [EU]
    Developer: Capcom
    Publisher: Capcom
    Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
    Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS


    GT Review
    Don't Skip

  • Yeah okay I'll take 12th place.
    Best game on the DS, more people need to play this gem.

  • I see the boxart and title and instantly think, "I've never HEARD of this," and then three seconds later after focusing on the apparition I remember, "WAIT! EZA did a Don't Skip on this!" Went back into the YouTube playlist, and yep; published at the end of last year.

    I enjoyed re-listening to Ben talk about why it's worthy of the title of the show, and I was engaged listening to him explain the premise. At the end, it feels a little too quirky for my tastes, but I'm happy to see an entry for our list have its own dedicated EZA video. That rules. If anyone wants to go back and watch, here ya go. It's only five and a half minutes.

  • Man, I bought this game a couple years ago but never got around to playing it. I know I'll love it.

  • You can also find the link to the Don't Skip in my post, as well as the GameTrailers review from back in the day. I do that for all the games by the way, don't know if you all noticed ;)

    Ben's Don't Skip was the first time I heard of the game, and hearing it was from the creator of Phoenix Wright was all I needed to know to catch my attention. Now seeing it place so high on this list for a rather obscure game, means I absolutely need to play this one day. Gonna be hard to track a copy though!

  • @axel I completely forgot you did that for all the games, I'll have to check those out.

    Also, Here is the GameTrailers 2011 GOTY if anyone's interested:

    Youtube Video

  • I'd absolutely love to play Ghost Trick, if only it weren't part of a never list of games of which I can say the same.

  • Yakuza 4

    #11. Yakuza 4 - 15 points


    #1: 1 (TokyoSlim)
    #2: 1 (Hanabi)
    #3: 1 (Sazime)
    #4: 1 (Tearju Engi)
    HM: 1 (Nimbus)


    Release date: March 15 [US], March 18 [EU]
    Developer: Sega
    Publisher: Sega
    Genre: Action-adventure
    Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3


    GT Review

  • I'm number one!

    Yakuza 4 was my first Yakuza. I got it free on PS+ on the PS3, and then went back and played 1, 2, and 3. Then I played 0. Then I played Kiwami 1, then 6, Kiwami 2, and then I finally played Yakuza 5 this year when the HD collection came out. Can't wait for 7

    There really hasn't ever been another game that's grabbed me like that and made be go back and play ALL the other installations. (Aside from Ishin and stuff, I mean the mainline games)

    I think actually that I was never interested in watching game streams until Ben streamed Yakuza 1 back at GT, and I started watching and playing along with him. So Yakuza got me into watching streams too.

  • What I said about Persona and these applies to Yakuza as well, especially there are so many different Yakuza games I predict each entry will be represented in every thread we do. Outside of that, I have nothing else to really contribute because my Persona and Trails comments also apply here as well.

  • I will play this game someday. Got to get through Kiwami, Kiwami 2 and 3 first.

  • I felt bad only giving this a #2 but it's still such a good game. I love controlling multiple characters and seeing how their stories come together by the end.

    kinda neat how it's got one vote straight down the line like that