The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2010!



  • On the whole, I'm not the biggest Halo fan. I got the first two games and I didn't know about the Flood, so I toughed out the first game and when I heard they were in 2, I didn't even play it. However, when I met my best friends, they convinced me to get this shortly after as a game to play with them with the assurances there wasn't Flood. So this is the game that had gotten me back into Halo, and dependent on how Infinite goes, I might drop out of the series because 5's campaign soured me that much and my friend group has drifted apart.

    As for Reach itself, it's my favorite Halo, hands down. I LOVE the story of this game, and while there are a couple of parts of the campaign I don't like (looking at you Halsey's Lab and defending Emile), I still thoroughly enjoy it. Multiplayer is whatever and while I'm not a multiplayer person, its Forge that I have a lot of fun memories with my friends, racing along the beach, flying to each other's heliports, downloaded challenge maps, quirky game modes, the jokes... I miss those days.

    Anyway, while I completely get why some may see Reach to be the downturn of Halo and some would consider it the best in the whole series, Reach is a rather sentimental game for me. I'm pleasantly surprised to see it place on our list.

    The "If They Came to Hear Me Beg" achievement can jump off a cliff though (And yes, this is how I unlocked it).

    As always, shoutouts to those who I share a vote on! Thanks @paulmci27, @Capnbobamous, @Oscillator, and @Lotias for showing Reach some love.



  • @brannox

    What happens when you do that with the game? New weapons maybe?



  • You know what's funny - Halo is something different to everybody. I quite literally couldn've give a rats ass about the Campaign mode in the Halo series. I started the series by having the PC version of Halo CE loaned to me in like 2005. My parents crappy computer could barely run the game so every character was grey and most of the environment was grey / green.

    I played the Campaign first and thought it was sooooo boring. I hated the enemies, I didn't like the corridors, and I thought the plot was mind numbing. Keep in mind, I was like 10 years old and I was used to playing tank games built into Windows XP, Arkanoid, and The Sims Deluxe Edition on my PC. I never really played PC style shooters back then. But then I tried the multiplayer and I thought it was sooooo cool. Again, I never played PC shooters. I was really into SOCOM II back then on PS2 so the deviation into a FPS arena shooter was awesome.

    I skipped Halo 2 because I didn't have an Xbox but Halo 3 was such a big deal and we'd play it at my friends house for years. That multiplayer was perfection. Every time we booted up the Campaign mode, we just felt so much less engaged with it and would eventually just go back to playing MP matches.

    So all this to say is that, to me, Halo is nothing more than a multiplayer game. But then some of my friends ONLY play the Campaign and are super into it. Friends who couldn't even grasp the concept of online gaming back then (we were kids and I was like the only kid I knew of with a networking router to play PS2 online).

    Now I'm reading in this thread that almost everybody who voted for Reach loved the Campaign mode. I personally stopped playing it on an early mission cause I couldn't stomach the bad dialogue from your military bros, but that doesn't matter to me because Halo is about the multiplayer.

    To each their own, but if Halo ever pulled a COD Black Ops 4 and just axed the Campaign mode, people would absolutely FLIP THEIR LIDS because Campaign is everything to so many people in this series. Just not for me.



  • @scotty Thanks for clarifying!

    Yes, when both Retribution and Resistance 2 are both running, if you plug in the PSP like a PS3 controller, there is an option on the main menu of Resistance 2 where you can "infect" Retribution. This causes your character to become infected by the Chimera virus and then Retribution has the following changes:

    • You still can use health pickups, but your health actually regenerates.
    • Your characters eyes glow red
    • You can breathe underwater
    • There is certain dialogue that is different in cutscenes (The one I remember is the guy you play actually acknowledges to a boss he's infected).

    There might be more, but that's the only ones I can remember at the moment. It's been a couple years since I've played through the franchise.



  • @brannox Yeah I also read the breathing under water lets you access new areas. Pretty cool!



  • @brannox

    So cool. I love PSP and still sad about Vita's demise.



  • Sad but I expected Ace Attourney: Investigations to rank low if at all since it was already late in DS life cycle and didn't sell well. I love it because it is so different from main games and has Edgeworth as protagonist along with good old Gumshoe and "a thief". Also it being more detective/puzzle is a bonus.

    I watched 5 minutes of Scott Pilgrim vs the World movie and it felt like a waste of time which I have never done to any other movie. The game is good but never finished it because my friends levels always reset and it was bothersome to even go through things again so there's that


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    Halo Reach are one of those games I hold very dearly and I loooove the halo universe in general. read the books, spent unhealthy amount on the halopedia and what not. Reach got a darker story which I loved from start to finish and I recently played it through on PC again with the MC collection.



  • @dipset said in The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2010!:

    To each their own, but if Halo ever pulled a COD Black Ops 4 and just axed the Campaign mode, people would absolutely FLIP THEIR LIDS because Campaign is everything to so many people in this series. Just not for me.

    Fun fact, in The Master Chief Collection, you can choose to install only the campaign or multiplayer component of each game, saving storage space/install time



  • Deadly Premonition

    #15. Deadly Premonition - 13 points

    Votes

    #1: 2 (GageBlackW23, Sheria)
    #2: 0
    #3: 0
    #4: 0
    HM: 3 (TokyoSlim, bard91, tokeeffe9)

    Information

    Release date: February 23 [US], October 29 [EU]
    Developer: Access Games
    Publisher: Ignition Entertainment
    Genre: Survival horror
    Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, Windows

    Links

    Trailer
    Wikipedia



  • Never played it, but I watched an LP that the SBFs did a while back, and I can see why people love it. I'm curious if the voters played around release or later on.



  • @sazime I played it just last year, I was very aware of the reputation, and it delivered very well in terms of what I hoped.

    Such an obviously flawed game that manages to be so incredibly enjoyable, DP is something that is almost hard to imagine existing, hoping that 2 manages to pull it out as well.



  • I watched a bit of Ian and Don playing this. I might watch their play through before I try the new one. I love The Missing so I’m kinda in on Swery.



  • Now that this is on the Switch, I definitely need to give it its due. If it's anything like The Missing, I'm going to be way down. I'm not as familiar with SWERY as a lot of others have gotten, but its rare for someone like that to be able to give such an authored feel to a set of games.



  • The sequel's ridiculous trailers got me interested in trying out the series as a whole. I'll probably try out the sequel for myself, but I don't know whether I should actually play this one or watch Ian and Don's playthrough.



  • The only thing I've heard about Deadly Premonition is it's a 'polar' game where people who've played it (mostly) are in two camps: Absolutely love it or absolutely hate it. For all the talk about it (and the out of nowhere announcement of the sequel), I don't I've ever really seen gameplay. Still, I believe this is the first entry on the list to have gotten multiple GOTY votes, so it does SOMETHING right.



  • I want to love this game so much, and there is a lot in there that I do love, but the combat is so bad that I just can't get through it. I read somewhere that Swery originally didn't want combat in the game but was forced to put it in, and it kind of feels like it.



  • @sazime said in The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2010!:

    Never played it, but I watched an LP that the SBFs did a while back, and I can see why people love it. I'm curious if the voters played around release or later on.

    I bought it on the 360 about three months after it released here which actually made it 2011 for me for my first playthrough (Birth by Sleep was my GOTY when I compiled my top 10 back in 2010). The PS3 and Switch versions I picked up day one though, I just love it that much.



  • I really like the Whistle Theme in Deadly Premonition.

    Youtube Video